The Wellness Program

The Wellness Program

MAGIC BULLET?

As far as I know, there is still no such thing as a Magic Bullet for weight loss or spontaneous vitality (if you happen to find one, please let me know). So while we are waiting…I’d like to tell you about our Wellness Program to help you feel like the best version of you.

The Wellness Program 

Feel Great  ∙  Be Healthy  (Check out the special offer below)

What I know and what works really well (with a little elbow grease and determination to get started) is the Wellness Program.

During the Wellness Program you can look forward to achieving a healthier body weight, increased vitality, energy and well being – lets face it we all need a little more of this in our lives. We need our body to be alive and well, and what you do to it now Matters for your future health.

We are constantly presented with choices…which path will you decide to follow…

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Are you listening to your body?

Just for a moment look ahead…Take several breaths in and out and ask…How am I feeling?

Our body is always giving us feedback about how it is performing, although, busy lifestyles can mean that we ignore or push aside aches, fatigue or digestive discomfort that can be indicators of our current health. For example:

Bloating ∙ Constipation ∙ Diarrhoea ∙ Difficulty sleeping ∙  Fatigue Hormonal imbalance ∙ Itchy skin Inability to cope with stress Itchy skin Joint Pain ∙ Mood changes Nausea Reflux or Indigestion ∙ Susceptible to infections Trouble concentrating

How the program works

The wellness program uses delicious whole foods, natural fruits, vegetables and proteins combined with a small serving of complex low Glycemic Load grains (slower release of energy) and exercise designed to specifically suit your needs. 

Our Program is a safe and effective way to support the balance of each system in the body. You will be guided with the support and advice of a qualified Naturopathic practitioner to make the necessary changes in your diet and lifestyle that will assist in achieving great results.

Our suggestion is that you have three appointments to get you started on the Wellness Program (see below for our special offer!!).

This will give you the best start by providing you with lots of tools, tips, tricks and motivation to stay on track for long-term sustainable results.

The Wellness Program is an investment into your future health and provides: 

Sustainable results ∙ Long-term wellness ∙ Practitioner Advice & Support

Special Offer

We are currently running a special on Naturopathic consultations. 

Book and purchase 3 appointments and receive your 3rd consultation at 1/2 price, a saving of $42.50.

Please note that full payment is required at the first consultation for the three appointments to be eligible for the discount. Consultations may be rescheduled but refunds are not given. Should you fail to give 24 hours notice to reschedule your appointment you will incur a fee. 

BOOK NOW:  .(03) 9723 9755 and Mention “The Wellness Program”

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What you do today Matters.

Let’s get Summer Ready!

Let’s get Summer Ready!

Let’s get Summer Ready!!

With the weather still being very up and down and the number of warm days in spring being few, here at Herbal Health we are very much looking forward to welcoming lots of summer days spent soaking up that Vitamin D! 

This time of year brings with it the perfect opportunity to clear out the toxins, winter blues and extra kilos that we accumulate over the cooler months.

These are all areas that we provide support for in our naturopathic consultations.

In our every day life we are exposed to so many toxins that are often beyond our control to avoid. The term ‘toxin’ refers to any substance with the potential to interfere with normal cell function and which may negatively impact on health. They may be found in the environment, household chemicals, personal care products, plastics, water and also in some foods.

We rely on our body to have the natural ability to eliminate these toxins via our elimination pathways. However, it is possible for these pathways to become overwhelmed which can result in toxin accumulation and re-absorption; reducing overall health and well being.

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Some signs of needing a detox or a gentle cleanse:

  • Bloating or Abdominal pain
  • Constipation and/or diarrhoea
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating or inability to focus
  • Restlessness
  • Cramping
  • Muscle weakness 
  • Food intolerances
  • Mood changes
  • Re-occurring infections
  • Autoimmune conditions

We have recently been introduced to a new formula that can assist with the bodies pathways of detoxification, giving us the opportunity to feel more energised and vibrant…ready for Summer!!

Contact the clinic on 9723-9755 to book an appointment.

 

What is Wellbeing?

What is Wellbeing?

What is Wellbeing?

by Lisa Hunt-Wotton

You may have noticed that the tag line at Croydon Herbal Health is:

Your Wellbeing Matters

What is wellbeing?

It is more than happiness which can change with circumstances.  Nor is it about wealth or success.  To understand wellbeing we need to look at it holistically. Wellbeing incorporates body, mind and soul.  Wellbeing is a more stable state of being well.  I guess you could say that it is a sense of satisfaction and of being balanced.

Sometimes when you are discussing the definition of a word it helps to look at what it is not.

It is not:

  • Feeling unbalanced
  • Unwell
  • Stressed
  • Frustrated
  • Unhealthy
  • Unfulfilled
  • Unsatisfied

Well-being is more than just happiness. As well as feeling satisfied and happy, well-being means developing as a person, being fulfilled, and making a contribution to the community (Keyes).

In philosophy the term ‘well-being’ (and ‘welfare’) is used to refer to how well a person’s life goes for the person who lives it.

Wellbeing is not just the absence of disease or illness. It is a complex combination of a person’s physical, mental, emotional and social health factors. Wellbeing is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction. In short, wellbeing could be described as how you feel about yourself and your life (Reference).

How do we achieve a state of wellbeing.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with family and friends.
  • Make regular time available for social contact.
  • Try to find work that you find enjoyable and rewarding, rather than just working for the best pay.
  • Eat wholesome, nutritious foods.
  • Do regular physical activity.
  • Become involved in activities that interest you.
  • Join local organisations or clubs that appeal to you.
  • Set yourself achievable goals and work towards them.
  • Try to be optimistic and enjoy each day.
  • Develop relationship with a life coach like a naturopath who can help you to build a balanced lifestyle .

When you look at the two lists of what is ‘not wellbeing’ and what helps ‘achieve wellbeing’ you begin to see where balance comes in.  Each person has a set of resources. Each time an individual meets a challenge, the system of challenges and resources comes into a state of imbalance, as the individual is forced to adapt his or her resources to meet this particular challenge.

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In essence, stable wellbeing is when individuals have the psychological, social and physical resources they need to meet a particular psychological, social and/or physical challenge. When individuals have more challenges than resources, the see-saw dips, along with their wellbeing, and vice-versa (Reference).

There are things that you can do to help and there are people who can help you.  Monica is one of those people.  Her entire mission statement is to care about peoples wellbeing.  She can help you get your diet and health into a positive state.

If you feel like you need some encouragement, along with the suggestions listed above, maybe you could make an appointment to chat with Monica.  She is a brilliant coach and mentor in wellbeing.

Where to get help

  • Your doctor
  • Your naturopath
  • Family and friends
  • Counsellor
  • Lifeline Tel. 13 11 14
  • Kids Help Line Tel. 1800 551 800

 

What is Naturopathy

What is Naturopathy

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a holistic approach to wellness based on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself. Using the healing power of nature and gentle therapeutic techniques, the body, mind and emotions are supported during the healing process.

Naturopathic principles are based on treating each person as an individual and treating the whole person, not just the affected area.

  1. a system of alternative medicine based on the theory that diseases can be successfully treated or prevented without the use of drugs, by techniques such as control of diet, exercise, and massage (Wiki).

Naturopathy encompasses a variety of treatment methods including:

  • Herbal Medicine to help prevent and treat various illnesses
  • Dietary and Nutritional advice for restoration of balance, detoxification and prevention of disease
  • Lifestyle advice to promote well-being and to reduce stress
  • Hydrotherapy using the healing power of water to stimulate the immune system and the body’s natural defences
  • The use of compresses and packs to stimulate organ function and to reduce pain

 

Health is linked to emotional responsiveness in the face of changing life circumstances and social interactions. The word “e-motion” tells it all – we want to keep our feelings and energy in motion, rather than locking them in our tissues. – Sat Dharam Kaur

 

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