Could stress be affecting your weight loss?
A healthy alternative to Friday’s Fish & Chip night.
In our everyday life, we are exposed to various stresses that can, over time, increase our vulnerability to health problems. Obvious stresses include the mental and emotional strain that
we encounter each day. There are, however other factors that cause stress which we do not necessarily recognise.
Over time these factors can have the same effect as mental
stress by stimulating the release of stress hormones.
The brain is the first part to respond to stress; it does it in two
ways. Firstly by stimulating a release of the stress hormones
adrenaline and noradrenaline resulting in an increase in
heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and blood flow to the
muscles and brain. During chronic stress this allows bacteria,
viruses or tumours to flourish and makes blood more prone to clotting. The second response is the release of cortisol and
other steroids, which in excess promote the accumulation of
abdominal fat, suppress immunity, shrink brain cells and
impair memory. Stress has also been attributed to increaseddepression, phobias and chemical dependency, as well as
heart disease, cancer, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, insomnia, gastric reflux, sexual dysfunction and infertility.
Severe or prolonged stress may cause chronic elevations in
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cortisol which can negatively impact your ability for effective
weight management. Excess cortisol not only increases
appetite, it also causes disruptions such as redistribution of fat
and may contribute to the development of insulin resistance.
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Cortisol also causes the breakdown of muscle which makes it
difficult for the body to burn fat efficiently.
Foods that are best avoided during periods of stress are
caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, high GI and sugar loaded
5 Tips for better balance
Have clear, well defined goals
Develop effective coping strategies
Develop and foster relationships
Look after your health
Live for today
At Health & Daily Living Solutions we can provide you with a personalised treatment program to address the underlying
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causes of your stress and help you maintain a wellness
Ask about a weight management
program for better balance in your life.
program to suit you today!
Unless you have walked in the shoes of a sufferer of a skin condition it may be difficult to understand the negative impact it can have on their quality of life. Modern society’s increasing focus and fascination on appearance increases the frustration that many people feel day to day, and often leads to suppressive treatment choices as the urgency to look the ‘norm’ wins.
Both Anne-Marie and Christina will be attending a Dermatological Conditions Seminar in the coming month which will focus on common skin conditions such as acne vulgaris, herpes infection, eczema, fungal infections, psoriasis, ageing skin, and acne rosacea.
A number of hot topics will be discussed as we uncover the latest advancements in skin health by looking at elimination, infection, diet, and inflammation as key contributors to common dermatological conditions.
“If the eyes are the window to the soul, skin is the window of elimination”
So if your skin is holding you back, contact Anne-Marie or Christina to make an appointment and get your quality of life back
Omega-3s Make Statins Work Better
Simply having four capsules of fish oil a day can
double the effects of statin (cholesterol lowering) therapy, according to a Korean study.
Researchers gave 62 patients 2g of omega-3
simvastatin, or the simvastatin treatment alone. All of the subjects were put on a low
cholesterol diet. After six weeks, the omega-3+statin combination was able to lower triglyceride (TG) levels by 41%, whereas the statins alone reduced these levels by only 13.9%. The combination therapy also produced significant reductions in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (the bad cholesterol).
A Multi A Day Keeps Heart Attacks Away
Delivering a forceful kick to the shins of multivitamin sceptics, Swedish scientists have produced evidence that multivitamins protect against heart attacks in women. The scientists studied over 30 000 women aged 49-83 years for the effect of multivitamins and other supplements on heart attack risk. At the beginning of the study, the women were surveyed about their diet, lifestyle and use of multivitamins and other supplements. Approximately a decade later, the collected data was compared against the number of heart attacks that occurred during the study period. It was, found that, in women with no history of cardiovascular disease (CVD), multivitamins reduced heart attack risk by 27%. The use of other supplements had little effect on heart attack risk, nor did they provide further risk reduction to the multivitamin users.
The results were better still for long-term users of multivitamins. The women who used multivitamins for at least five years had their heart attack risk
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The fast food lifestyle has long been known
Possible explanations for the beneficial effect of
to contribute to the alarming prevalence of
multivitamins on heart attack risk include:
Antioxidant properties – Antioxidants reduce
international study of its kind, fast food
the formation of atherosclerotic plagues that
burgers have been shown to increase risk of
Homocysteine-lowering benefits –
Assessing the impact of dietary factors in 50,
Cardioprotective effects – Multivitamins often
children in developed countries had a higher
contain cardioprotective minerals such as
risk of asthma when they consumed three of
magnesium which lowers insulin resistance,
more fast food burgers a week. In contrast, a
Mediterranean diet full in fruit, vegetables
inflammation and endothelial dysfunction.
and fish reduced the risk of asthma.
Inflammation is thought to play a major role
Rautianin S, Akesson A, Levitan EB, et al.
in this correlation. After a couple of fatty
Multivitamin use and the risk of myocardial
infarction: a population based cohort of Swedish
women. Am J Clin Nutr 2010 Sep 22.
prevalence of asthma and wheeze even occurred in children with no allergies.
and or peanut. 35.7% of adults with eczema have an allergy to wheat gliadin, cow’s milk or eggs.
Treating eczema, therefore, needs to be a multi-pronged approach in order to achieve lasting
results. Your naturopath is the right person to help you achieve lasting relief of your skin condition,
When we consider the adage “more than skin
through the treatment and removal of underlying
deep” we think of the saying that beauty is more
causes. Anne-Marie & Christina are available for
than what we see on the outside. As naturopaths,
consultation Monday to Friday, with afterhours
we apply this philosophy to our treatment of skin
conditions, such as eczema, as we consider the skin a representation of not just the body’s external, but also internal situation.
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10-12% of Australian children and 1% of adults suffer with eczema. Eczema or atopic dermatitis, is
has been away to Sydney in the last
an itchy skin disease, that is poorly understood. It
usually starts in early childhood, but can also occur
in adults. It is characterized by itchy, reddened
lesions, dry skin, thickening of the skin and an
registered as a sleep technician and can offer
you home based sleep studies to help your Doctor in the diagnosis and treatment of
In eczema, the skins natural barriers to the outside
Sleep Apnoea. It’s easy, you don’t have to
world are disrupted. This breakdown of protective
skin barrier defences allows the penetration of
accurate and cost effective. Talk to Nathan
irritants, infective agents and allergens into the
epidermal layers of the skin, and cells called keratinocytes then increase in number to remove
has been working very hard. She
the invaders. In simplified terms, eczema can be
is achieving great results with her weight
loss clients, who are shrinking every time we see them. Christina is furthering her
Due to poor skin barrier protection and a
disruption in immune system function, secondary
bacterial and viral skin infections are very common
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as a result of this “leaky skin”. Inflammation is
then multiplied to create a very itchy, red, annoying and often embarrassing skin condition.
has also recently furthered her
studies in the management of
Factors that make eczema worse, or increase a
person’s likelihood of developing eczema are;
excited to be able to offer you effective,
genetic predisposition, scratching (damages skin
lasting relief from those annoying rashes
further), stress, omega 3 deficiency, topical steroid
creams, soaps, detergents and over washing. The health of the gut also plays a critical role in the development of eczema. An international study of 2222 infants aged 11.5 to 22.5 months, with eczema, found that 64% of those in whom the eczema developed before 3 months of age had a high risk food sensitivity to egg and or cow’s milk
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Using amphibians in laboratory studies: precautions againstthe emerging infectious disease chytridiomycosisDirk S Schmeller1, Adeline Loyau1, Tony Dejean2 and Claude Miaud21Station d’Ecologie Expe´rimentale du CNRS a` Moulis, USR 2936, 09200 Saint Girons, France; 2Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine,UMR CNRS 5553, Universite´ de Savoie 73376, Le Bourget-du-Lac cedex, FranceCorresponding author: