Immune Health

Do You Really Think The Sun Causes Skin Cancer?

The dominant belief today is that UV light causes melanoma (associated with skin cancer). Melanoma incidence has risen 23 times from 1935-2012, but dermatologists can’t put their finger on what is causing the current surge. The ironic thing is, skin cancer rates are getting higher while people are getting exponentially less sun and using more sunscreen. Let us find out why the surge in melanoma is occurring and learn from ... READ MORE

Alchemising the Essence of Traditional Medicine with Dr. Jimi Wollumbin {Podcast #007}

Listen on iTunes Lets not only explore some of the gems, techniques and knowledge from a range of traditional medicine but let's cultivate capabilities to relate with the essence of these ancient lineages in order to heal using a more direct, holistic and powerful approach. Set at the feet of Mt Wollumbin (Mt Warning) in the Northern Rivers of NSW at Jimi’s healing sanctuary, this interview explores traditional healing gems ... READ MORE

Melatonin: The Critical Hormone & How to Optimise It

Melatonin is an essential hormone that provides a multitude of benefits throughout the human body. Mistakenly it has been dubbed the hormone of sleep, but more accurately it is the "hormone of darkness," since it trains our circadian rhythms to the day and night cycles, a critical cycle to be aligned with for optimal health. Since the 2017 Nobel Prize was won for "Circadian Medicine," volumes of research are now showing melatonin is ... READ MORE

Immunising your Baby Effectively and Naturally with Dr. A.V. Raju {Podcast #006}

Listen on iTunes Immunising baby or child. I’m not talking about vaccinations, but practical innate interventions to not only strengthen your baby, prevent disease and infection, but for them to be the most radiant, healthy baby of the lot! Ayurvedic master, Dr. A.V. (Krishna) Raju will talk about the importance of Ayurvedic oil massage (Abhyanga) for a baby. Then Dylan Smith will share other ways to immunise your baby through ... READ MORE

The Epidemic of Chronic Disease Calls Ayurveda to the Rescue {Podcast #004}

Listen on iTunes Epidemics of chronic diseases are exponentially growing alongside our modern lifestyle. Ayurveda has never been so relevant to humanity than right now. And what the 2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine was won for supports this, because it was won for “Circadian Medicine,” which is basically “Ayurveda 101” (living in tune with nature’s circadian rhythms). Half of the men reading this will get cancer in their life. 1 ... READ MORE

Why are Vitamin D Levels Still Low in Sun Bathers?

The positive and negative semi-conductors of the human body have become altered for some reason. Reasons for this alteration can vary… Trans-fats and rancid oils in gluten-free organic bars, man-made foods like soybean, canola, and vegetable oils and fluoride in the water. Being inundated with stress is another big one as our sympathetic nervous system (Flight or Fight) is now turned on more constantly than ever before. This effects our ... READ MORE

Ojas: Invigorate Your Vitality

According to Ayurveda, there is a special substance in the body that governs ageing, immunity, vigour, reproduction, mood, sleep, radiant skin, digestion, spirituality and physical strength. This substance is called ojas (OH-jas). Ojas is a bio-celestial liquid substance that predominantly dwells in the heart and also circulates everywhere throughout the body to maintain life activities. It is soft and pure, the colour of ghee (initially) and tastes like honey. It ... READ MORE

Skyrocketing Male Infertility Warns The Human Race

Human infertility is one of the most heart breaking and impending epidemics of todays “modern life,” with the technological and chemical “progress” most likely to blame. Female infertility tends to get the most attention (and that deserves its own article, coming soon), but recently male infertility has made headlines. Recent research showed a dramatic decline in sperm concentration and quality in recent decades. According to the largest and most comprehensive ... READ MORE

Amalaki (Embilica Officinalis) Uses & Benefits

Amalaki (Embilica officinalis) is not only considered by many to be Ayurveda's most potent fruit, but Amalaki is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda that is used extensively in formulations.  Nomenclature English: Indian GooseberrySanskrit: Amalaki, aka Amla (vernacular).Latin: Embilica officinalis or Pjullantus embilica (less common) Synonyms: Dhatri ("Mother" or "Nurse") - Amalaki is the ultimate carer and healer. Amrta ("Immortality") - There are only a few herbs which have the Amrta quality. Amalaki is like ... READ MORE

Dhumapana: Smoke Inhalation Therapy

Smoke Inhalation Indications: As per Astanga Samgraha of Vaghbata, Sutrasthana, ch. 30. Pains of the head, eyes and ears Ophthalmia and heaviness of the eyes Hemicranial (persistent unilateral headache) Rhinitis, cough, dyspnoea Bad taste in the mouth Excess salivation, disorder of voice, bad smell from the nose and mouth, hiccup, diseases of the throat Toothache, looseness of teeth, loss of appetite Loss of movement of the neck and lower jaw ... READ MORE