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Virus / Flu Solutions

Virus’s, also known as the ‘flu’, are usually accompanied by exhaustion, fevers, aching bones, snotty nose and occasionally sore throats that may or may not move into the chest and create a cough with or without phlegm. The immune system usually clears viruses from the body within a few days to a few weeks, however,…

FLU

The FLU, it’s usually accompanied by exhaustion, fevers, aching bones, snotty nose and if you’re really unlucky it might even land in your chest and give you a nice productive cough with lots of phlegm. Then, it may seem to disappear and all of a sudden wham! It creeps back up on you, just as…

health, wellbeing, vitality, longevity, peace, joy, ease, fear, anxiety

G.R.O.W.I.N.G with Grace

“Each time courage finds its face in the middle of fear, the world grows” ~ Mark Nepo   It’s a funny thing, Growth… It can happen in so many different stages and phases throughout our life and we often barely even recognise it unless it’s blaringly staring us in the face, like for example, watching…

Adrenal Recovery Program!

The 4 week Adrenal Recovery Program   What is it and who is it for? The adrenals glands are a part of the body’s endocrine system and are responsible for our stress “fight or flight” response. They are the glands that produce cortisol – our “get up and go” hormone in the day time and…

flu, colds, wellness, prevention, naturopath

Have you got THAT flu?!

Have you got THAT flu?! I’m really feeling for you if you do, and I’m also feeling for you if you have already had it and are still recovering …Yuck what a stinker! It’s got a reputation of being a 90 day flu, similar to influenza A, accompanied by fevers, aching bones, snotty nose and…

health, wellbeing, wellness, grace hawkins, naturopath

P.A.I.N!

How to handle Pain! What is Pain anyway? The Oxford Dictionary gives two definitions of pain; Physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury Careful effort; great care of effort.   The Pain Australia Organisation defines pain as; “…influenced by attitudes, beliefs, personality and social factors, and can affect emotional and mental wellbeing.”  …

health, wellness, wellbeing, stress,anxiety, mental health

A.N.X.I.E.T.Y

A.N.X.I.E.T.Y.   Even the word itself sounds exhausting! Defined by the oxford dictionary as;   “A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome”   No wonder anxiety can be such an uncomfortable sensation to experience: the impending feeling that something isn’t quite right and the…

Blood sugar, low blood sugar, high blood sugar, preventative health solutions, integrative naturopath, byron bay, suffolk park, northern rivers,NSW, Australia, Health, wealth, wellbeing, Diabetes, inflammation, sugar, gluten, insulin

Blood Sugar Baby

Blood Sugar Baby…..(I’m singing that Red Hot Chilli Peppers song!) So what is Blood Sugar anyway? I’m glad you are interested, because this is a topic that every Australian should be aware of, as it is related to a health condition called diabetes, which causes insulin resistance and inflammation in the entire body system. In…

Preventative Health Solutions April Reflections Getting Hooked, Naturopath, Grace Hawkins, Byron Bay, Integrative Functional Medicine, Dharma philosophies, freedom and liberation of the heart mind

“Are You Getting Hooked?”

What does “getting hooked” mean anyway? Let me put it this way: Is there something that you think, feel, do, say, eat, choose or (fill in the blank) that you can’t quite control or that you feel may sometimes control you? Well this is what we call ‘getting hooked’. In the Dharma (which is a…

Let's talk about sex

Let’s talk about SEX!

Who’s getting it? Who wants to get it? Who’s getting enough? Who’s getting too much? Who’s getting the right kind of sex? Who’s not interested in sex at all?! And why do I want to know anyway?! Well as you’ve no doubt gauged by now, my interests lay in a holistic & integrative approach to…