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VOL 1 ISSUE 70, MAR/MAY 2020




  • New Zealand Prioritising Gross National Wellbeing
  • When Wastewater Gives Power To The People
  • Urban Green Space Can Prevent Premature Deaths
  • It’s Time to Explain Country in Indigenous Terms
  • How To Overcome Stress by Seeing Joy In Others
  • How To Talk to Your Functional Medicine Doctor About Your Labs
  • How Diet Can Cause – Or Cure, Depression
  • The Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Revolution


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When we are faced with an illness, whether it is a mild one such as a common cold, stomach upset, headache; or a serious one like hypertension, diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, arthritis, or even cancer; we obviously think we have a problem and we try our level best to understand why we fell sick. We go to the doctors, who examine, investigate and treat our disease (or problems). Some of our diseases get cured, while many don’t. And while medical science divides the cause of diseases into congenital, genetic, familial, environmental, infective, degenerative or due cellular dysfunction from ageing or poor lifestyle, in the world of healing and metaphysics, diseases are classified in a very different manner. Dr P.V. Vaidyanathan explains.


Sometimes we take our health and life for granted. We go through our days and nights existing, but not really honouringand experiencing each day. Then one day our whole life changes because we are diagnosed with cancer and suddenly we are faced with our own mortality. Life begins to mean more because just the word cancer elicits fear—fear of radiation, fear of chemotherapy, and ultimately the fear of our own death. The memories of people we know who have suffered through chemotherapy and radiation and died come into our minds. I don’t want to die, you say with hope. It’s not my time.
Toni Saunders shares her story.


In June 2019, Blackmores Institute released their report: Sustainable Nutrition, which assessed climate change and its predicted impacts on human nutritional needs. This article is an extract from this report and focusses on how climate change might affect ecosystems and biodiversity; factors that will impact access to nutrients; and the impact of climate change on medical plants. It informs the need for the natural medicines industry to be vigilant with respect to ingredients that are used in products, and changes to the nutritional needs of people.

Factors That Will Impact Access To Nutrients

The extensive use of agrochemicals to control weeds and other pests also causes species loss. Many varieties of crops have been lost due to a focus on maximising productivity of select crops to the detriment of others.

The Impact Of Climate Change On Medicinal Plants

Preservation of medicinal herbs must be a priority given 80% of people in developing countries totally depend on traditional herbs as their primary form of healthcare.

 WELLNESS: well fashion

Wellness in fashion has provided the inspiration and framework for a new trend: how the market and mindset around fashion is moving from unhealthy to more well. Presenting at the annual Global Wellness Summit (GWS) 2019 held in Singapore, CEO of BudDhaGirl, Jessica Jesse, has provided the inspiration and framework for this new trend, suggesting that the ‘well’ fashion concept will be better for the planet, better for the people who make clothes, and better for the people who wear them. In this excerpt from the GWS 2019 Wellness Trends Report, Beth McGroarty describes what some of these new trends look like.

WELLNESS: wellness travel

Katherine Droga is the founder of Australia’s first Wellness Tourism Industry Summit which will be held in Noosa, northern Queensland on March 19-20, 2020. Katherine worked for Tourism Australia for 10+ years and is currently Chair of the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Wellness Tourism Initiative. She is Advisor to the Transformational Travel Council and is passionate about the transformational effect travel can have on people and the planet. In this Q&A we asked Katherine to describe wellness and transformation travel, and how it can benefit us as individuals.


Recipes from Community by Hetty McKinnon

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