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Optimum Health and Wellbeing:
Neuro-Training with Kinesiology Newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest news from Optimum Health and Wellbeing!

Importance of sleep

10 September, 2016

Also in this quarter’s newsletter I would like to share some information about the importance of getting sufficient sleep from an article I read recently. The article was written by an “Adelaide-born” sleep expert, Associate Professor Danny Eckert who completed his PhD at Adelaide University and then continued his studies at Harvard Medical School.  He […]

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Try adding walking backwards into your day

17 July, 2016

The topic I have chosen for this quarter’s newsletter was written by Dr Joseph Mercola discussing the benefits of “Stimulating your fitness IQ by walking backward”. Apparently walking backwards is “also known as retro walking” and is “said to have originated in ancient China ….. it’s become quite the rage in Japan, China and parts […]

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Dr Charlie Teo’s opinion on mobile phones

28 April, 2016

In this newsletter I thought I would refer to an article that surfaced again the other day despite being written in 2009. I personally think that mobile telephones, as convenient as they are, will be the “cigarette crisis” of the future.  Meaning that where cigarettes were advertised as a good “relaxation therapy” during WW II […]

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Combatting constipation

28 October, 2015

In this quarterly’s newsletter I’m going to talk about improved bowel motions – I know it’s not a very glamorous subject but as we all know a very important one. A large number of my clients have experienced constipation, either on a regular basis, or at certain times in their life. We all know about […]

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The Benefits of a hug

23 March, 2015

Back in January I shared an article by MindWorks that talked about “Violence in the home can have devastating effects on a child’s developing brain. In some cases there might even be symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”   I have mentioned before that the brain doesn’t distinguish between real and imagined events, and so […]

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When you feel you just don’t have enough time

6 January, 2015

The lead up to Christmas can bring up many challenges for people. Sometimes there can be a feeling of overwhelm that there is so much to do and so little time to do it. If this is how you are feeling here is a technique used in Neuro-Training with Kinesiology that you might like to […]

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Spring Detox

7 October, 2014

I find that Spring is often the season when people feel like giving their bodies a “spring clean” like their houses. Therefore I thought I would write some thoughts about detoxes. There has been so much written, said, and sold, to do with different detox ideas and products. I think it is important to remember […]

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“Healing with Whole Foods”

30 September, 2013

I was recently introduced to a book called Healing with Whole Foods – Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford. It is quite a thick book full of fabulous information and so I thought I would pull out some snippets for this newsletter. Some Traditional theory about Spring “Spring is a new beginning – […]

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Coping with anxiety

3 June, 2013

I recently spoke to a support group for people who suffer with various degrees of anxiety / anxiousness / panic attacks or other debilitating responses about how the neurology and the body respond to a person’s perception of the stresses around them. I know I have discussed this before, however I thought it might be […]

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Natural Laundry Liquid Recipe

3 March, 2013

This time I thought I would share a recipe for a laundry liquid that is not only gentle on our skin and clothes but also very very economical.   You may have already come across this recipe. The ingredients are:   1 cup soap – grated or flaked (I use Lux Flakes) ½ cup washing […]

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