Stress, Mood & Anxiety
41 major life stressors

41 major life stressors

Check to see how many of these life stressors you’ve experienced in the last year and find out just how high your stress levels are. For many people, stress levels go hand-in-hand with getting ill. Some stress is good for us, but when it’s prolonged, stress is very bad for our health. We’re simply not put […]

Too polite for your own good?

Too polite for your own good?

Ever thought you were being too nice? Perhaps it’s time to consider how being polite may be jeopardising your health. Being well-mannered is a great quality to possess and it does make for a brilliant first impression. But research shows that being Mr or Mrs Nice all the time could be deeply detrimental to your […]

SAD but true: your body needs the sun

SAD but true: your body needs the sun

In the southern hemisphere we generally have an abundance of sunshine, but prolonged periods without sunshine can lead to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). First identified in the 1980s, SAD is a type of depression that affects a person during the same season each year. Prevalence Because of their drawn-out winters, shorter days and lack of […]

How to be more satisfied with life

How to be more satisfied with life

Do you believe the pursuit of happiness equals trying to capture a butterfly in a wide, open field? It needn’t be so, experts say. Audrey Hepburn famously said that the most important thing is to enjoy life – to be happy. Yet, so many of us find it hard to be completely satisfied with life– there’s always […]

Are antidepressants addictive

Are antidepressants addictive

Antidepressants are said not to be addictive. Why then do some people experience withdrawal symptoms? Antidepressant use has soared in the last few decades. And while health professionals and manufacturers maintain that antidepressants are not addictive, some people are reporting problems when they stop taking these medications. The US National Centre for Health Statistics released a report in […]

7 things to make you feel good

7 things to make you feel good

Take heart in this baker’s half-dozen of indulgences that can make you feel good and live longer. If you feel as though everyone’s on your case about working out, avoiding unhealthy foods and not being a couch potato, don’t despair. Luxuriate in these cheap and easy luxuries (no thousand-dollar-a-minute health spas here – these are things you […]

Take note of adrenal fatigue

Take note of adrenal fatigue

Could chronic stress and adrenal fatigue be the reason why you’re feeling completely drained? Carry on reading to learn more. Adrenal fatigue is believed to affect millions of people worldwide. While conventional medicine doesn’t recognise it as a medical illness, many alternative health practitioners believe it refers to a group of signs and symptoms (medically referred to as […]

Jeepers creepers

Jeepers creepers

Whether it’s ridding your home of pesky roaches, or ensuring those darn mosquitoes don’t disturb your sleep, learning to deal with insects can make your life a whole lot easier. As much as creepy-crawlies might make you squirm, the fact remains that insects are amazing critters that’ll be around long after we fragile humans are gone. But […]

Natural aids for depression

Natural aids for depression

Not quite yourself lately? Worried that you may have the blues? A natural remedy could help. No one is immune to depression. Every year, an estimated 1 million Australians are diagnosed with depression while many more go undiagnosed, unsupported and untreated, according to the White Cloud Foundation, a local support group. The good news is that 80-90% […]