Australian Naturopathic Scientist Are Showing The Way

It Is A Great Time To Be An Australian Naturopath

2016 is a perfect time for any Australian school leaver to embark on a career in Naturopathic Medicine. Over the past decade researchers have clearly vindicated the position of naturopaths as leaders in health. Today IMG_1262there is an academic career in Australia for Naturopaths who want to move into mainstream areas of medicine such as Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, Lifestyle Medicine etc. Forty years ago this was impossible, today it is common, and the future for Australian Naturopaths in clinical practice is the same as it is for all other health practitioners – evidence based medicine led by researchers. Naturopaths in Australia should be registered doctors as they are in 17 states of America and in Canada.
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Are You Getting Enough Lifestyle Medicine To Live to 50 Or 85+

How Much Lifestyle Medicine Are You Getting Daily

Life doesn’t have to be an ephemeral journey – you can live to 85 + years but you have to know what you are doing and do it daily. If you look at the blue zones, these are areas of the world where people live the longest. you  will see they all live similar lifestyles, with similar diets and none of them belong to a gym or sporting club. I am not

14 Jun 1988, Arles, Bouches du Rhone, France --- Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment at the age of 113 years and 113 days. Calment was born February 21, 1875 in Arles, France and died August 4, 1997 at 122 years, five months and 14 days old. She is known as the oldest person to have lived whose age can be proven by legal documents. Since her death, others have stepped forward claiming to have bettered her age, but she remains the only person with tangible evidence of having lived beyond 120 years. Calment outlived her husband, paternal cousin Fernand Calment, their only child, and their only grandchild. --- Image by © Pascal Parrot/Sygma/Corbis

Jean Calment 122 years 164 days.

knocking sport or gyms just merely pointing out that it is not necessary to belong to these institutions to live a very long life.

I can read your mind and you are thinking these people must have great genes.

I can understand people thinking like this but the truth of the matter is that they don’t, researchers have found nothing out of the ordinary here but what they do have is great lifestyles, dietary and behaviourally as well as spiritually. Spirituality in this case does not mean religious, some of these countries are religious but others are not but they all have great spirituality in their lives. Jean Calment a French woman never joined a gym or sporting club yet she became the oldest human being ever by living to 122 years and 164 days. She lived by the rules of Lifestyle Medicine.Continue reading

Mindfulness Can Be A Lifestyle Medicine

Stress Reduction Is Part Of Lifestyle Medicine

When you look at the amount of stress everyone today is experiencing you realise just how important it is to be able to reduce your stress load (Allostatic Load) before it seriously damages your body and mind. Cortisol is part of our stress response and it damages the grey matter of the brain. The Buddhist UnknownMonks have claimed for many years that they can do extraordinary things with mind control. I have 5 Black Belts in full contact karate awarded to me by Harald Falgé a West German Karate Instructor from the city of Düsseldorf in West Germany, Harald was the head of Australian Kempo Kwan and I trained with him from 1972 until 1979 in Cooma and this is where my first contact with Buddhism came from, we all studied meditation.  At the time I was training with Harald neither he, nor I knew that one of my first Australian ancestors was Johann Herres (Anglisised to John Harris after marrying and English woman) from Hannover Northern Germany or I am sure I would have copped some flack from Harald about it.Continue reading