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How to reduce anxiety during the festive season

festive season

It may be Christmas, generally this is when everybody should be jolly, but what if you feel like the original Grinch? We’ve asked naturopath, nutritionist and Eagle Natural Health Advisor Teresa Mitchell-Paterson for some simple tricks to help you, and your family, enjoy the festive season.


Sleep deprivation like alcohol: study

sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation disrupts brain cell communication in much the same way as alcohol, research has shown.


5 tips to eating more mindfully

mindful eating

Mindfulness is no longer this hippy mystical concept. There are books, websites, “influencers” and apps all promoting the practice as a potential antidote to many modern-day craziness and issues. Sharon Thurin, Founder and CEO of Slim Secrets, shares her top 5 tips for eating more mindfully and this can help us in our everyday life.


Why we worry?


For many people their mental health issues often lead to a feeling of loss of control, helplessness, and despair. A key characteristic of mental health issues is an inability to act. Often because we don’t understand what is happening to us. Why am I always tired, why can’t I sleep, why can’t I stop worrying,


Doctors say botched plastic surgeries on the rise

botched plastic surgeries

Doctors’ groups are calling for a crackdown on underqualified surgeons working in day clinics with an increase in the number of reports of botched plastic surgeries.


#mindthefacts – Vote ‘YES’ for better youth mental health, evidence reveals

mental health

As many as 3000 youth suicide attempts could be averted each year with a ‘YES’ vote for marriage equality, the nation’s leading youth mental health organisations have revealed today.


Marriage equality postal survey a resurgence of negative discourse to older LGBTIQ

marriage equality

Much has been made of the upcoming postal survey on marriage equality and its impact on the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ youth, but have we forgotten in the current debate the impact it’s having on older LGBTIQ Australians?


Evidence is clear on the benefits of legalising same-sex marriage

same-sex marriage

Emotive arguments and questionable rhetoric often characterise debates over same-sex marriage. But few attempts have been made to dispassionately dissect the issue from an academic, science-based perspective.


Iron in brain linked to Alzhiemer’s


Australian researchers say they’ve made a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research that points towards a potential new therapy to slow, if not stop, the progression of the brain disease. Scientists at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and the CSIRO have for the first time shown an association between higher levels of iron in


My down and dirty depression cure


Gardening has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. And because I live in a subtropical climate, I get to garden all year long. I have vibrant hibiscus blossoms the size of dinner plates. And the smell of the jasmine is sweeter than any perfume. But gardening is good for more than