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IN THIS ISSUE: HELLO Autumn has well and truly arrived, bringing cooler weather, shorter days and a tumbling of beautiful yellow and orange leaves. This time of year can often leave you feeling under the weather for one reason or another. That’s why, this month, we’re focussing on two very common problems that can lead to poorer overall health – stress and sleep. Did you know that 13% of us regularly don’t get enough sleep? On page 6, you can find five steps that can help calm your busy mind before getting a good night’s kip.

You can also take a look at some different methods to help ease feelings of stress – find out more about practising mindfulness with Rachel Tobin on page 9. Don’t forget – this month sees the return of the Easter bunny and, for many of you, a four-day weekend! Try and use some of your time off to recharge your batteries and enjoy some quality family time. Until next month, The Health 2000 team 50s for $29.90 30ml for $34.90 Autumn is the ideal time to prepare your body for the inevitable onslaught of seasonal ills and chills. Two very special herbs for the bug season are echinacea and goldenseal.

Nature’s Way® Echinacea Goldenseal combines these two powerhouse herbs in an easy-dosing liquid to support an immune system under pressure, and to help optimise whole body health. PharmaCare (New Zealand) Limited, Auckland. Powerhouse herbs for immune strength Fed up with your nails splitting and chipping? Hair feeling dry and lifeless? Then the GO Healthy GO Hair Skin Nails is the product for you! This little beauty contains key ingredients like natural marine collagen, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help you achieve healthy, glowing skin, glossy hair and strong beautiful nails. All this, in an easy to take 1-A-Day dose.

GO Healthy NZ Limited, Wellington. Made in New Zealand from select imported ingredients. INSIDE-OUT GORGEOUSNESS 6 Five steps to sleep well Learn the steps you can take to calm your mind before bed 7 Three of the best Calcium, magnesium and zinc are key nutrients your body needs 8 Vitamin C is for more than just immunity! The role vitamin C plays in looking after your brain 9 Managing stress with mindfulness Strengthen your present-moment muscle and help manage stress 11 Five tips for better dreams Don’t let bad dreams and restless nights ruin your day 14 Nature’s golden goodness Boost immunity and digestion with a home-grown fruit 15 Take control of the stress epidemic A natural remedy to support feelings of calm 17 A herbal fusion for stress relief Powerful herbs to help you relieve nervous tension 20 Delicious recipes for you and the kids § Vanilla blueberry protein mousse § Seeded brittle bites 23 Step up your beauty sleep Wake up with nourished, hydrated skin 24 Pop, shake, glow!

Vitamin C works wonders outside the body too 25 Fight creaky joints with collagen The natural glue that holds your joints and bones together 26 A healthy gut = great energy Ben Warren explains how your gut health impacts your energy levels 27 Zone in on: movement Look after your muscles to stay on track with your fitness goals 28 Boosting your immunity never tasted so good! Discover the powerful (and delicious) benefits of berries and herbs 29 The heart of the ocean Find out why krill oil is such powerful omega 31 Find a store APRIL 2019 • HEALTH 2OOO 3 Always read the label and take as directed.

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Insufficient sleep messes with your immune and cardiovascular system, blood sugar levels and mental health. This means your concentration starts lacking, and you’re more prone to accidents. There are two main influencers on your sleep pattern. One is your natural circadian rhythm – a timer in your brain that makes you feel sluggish or perky at regular times of the day. This timer regulates the release of hormones like melatonin – the hormone that brings on sleep. FIVE STEPS TO SLEEP WELL Get a free Harker Herbals Sleep Well 100ml worth $20 when you buy the 250ml, while stocks last. Another factor is the natural accumulation of the chemical adenosine during the day, making you feel progressively more tired.

Adenosine levels peak 12 to 16 hours after waking. A good dose of caffeine will compete with adenosine, making you feel more alert. If you’ve tried the usual suggestions for getting a good night's sleep (limiting caffeine and alcohol, turning off screens) with no success, then it’s time to try Harker Herbals Sleep Well. Sleep Well helps relax the nervous system using a blend of concentrated plant extracts. Each dose contains passionflower, zizyphus, valerian and hops – a potent combination to support getting ready for sleep and quietening your busy mind. Five techniques to get a great night's sleep! 1 Go to bed and get up at the same time every day for two weeks – yes, even on weekends! This helps reset your body’s natural circadian rhythms.

2 Write down all the tasks you need to do the next day, and allocate each a time to complete them. Be realistic and don’t over- burden yourself! You can sleep knowing you have an organised schedule to deal with your to-do list. 3 Get plenty of natural light during the day and dim the lights two hours before bed. Low light signals the body to produce the sleep hormone melatonin. Take 5mls of Sleep Well three hours before bed, and another 5mls one hour before bed. Focus on slow, deep breathing for several minutes before getting into bed. This lowers the stress hormone, cortisol, and messages the brain to slow down and relax.

5 If you wake during the night, focus on slow, regular breathing. Feel the sensation of cool air coming in, and warm air going out. If your mind is still busy, take another 5mls of Sleep Well to help get you off to sleep again. 4 HEALTH 2OOO • APRIL 2019 6 Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. Harker Herbals Products Limited, Northland.



THREE OF THE BEST Advice from an expert: “Tough times don’t last, but tough people with strong bones do! Calcium Magnesium plus Zinc is your power punch in a bottle.” Rochelle, Health 2000 Matamata When you are positive about life, your days feel dynamic and fun. Every day is different – you can face challenges and overcome them without being overwhelmed. However, when the dynamic gets too much, and the traffic jams, work deadlines, money issues, family or relationship problems become too much to bear, your dynamic life can quickly turn into a manic one.

When your lifestyle is manic for too long you may lose your positive feelings. You feel the pressure take over, and your ‘fight or flight mode’ kicks in, affecting the balance of your emotional and physical wellbeing. Some coping styles may be more effective than others due to personality type, social support or coping mechanism. Everyone deals with stress differently, but long-term, chronic stress can cause problems. DID YOU KNOW THAT NUTRITIONAL WELLBEING CAN SUPPORT YOUR COPING ABILITY? Long-term stress can have a significant impact on your immune system, and can make you more prone to ills and chills.

This impact is due to the relationship between your brain, nervous system and immune response. It is called psychoneuroimmunology response – in other words, the consequences of stress on the immune system.

Maintaining a good-level of nutrition helps support your brain, nervous system and immunity. Three key nutrients that may support your ability to cope with stress are calcium, magnesium and zinc. When stress is dominating your life, try getting a bigger intake of these minerals. A lack in the body may actually amplify the feelings of stress! HOT PRICE 100s FOR $2320 Key benefits: Supports a broad spectrum of body needs Soothes the nervous system Aids the body during stressful times. BUY 2 & SAVE BUY 2 FOR $3690 was $46.40 Calcium and magnesium play synergistic roles, supporting your muscles, relaxation, nerve transmission and a healthy blood sugar balance.

A lack of zinc in your body when you’re feeling stressed may lead to digestion issues, as it plays a key role with supporting hydrochloric acid production – vital for digestion. Additionally, zinc is an essential trace mineral that supports adrenal gland functioning, white blood cell function and production of “feel good” neurotransmitters GABA, which plays a role with mood balance and sleep. Your body cannot make these minerals, so they must come from your diet or be supplemented. Try the Solgar Calcium Magnesium plus Zinc if you are feeling the pressures of life, and need some additional support.

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25% OFF Vitamin C and your brain Your brain and adrenal glands have the highest concentration of ascorbate, or vitamin C, in your body. These mighty organs have a multitude of daily tasks to perform – many that relate to thoughts and ideas, mood, behaviour and stress. The high concentration of vitamin C in your brain is to do with its amazing antioxidant ability, where it surrenders electrons to neutralise the rogue free radical oxygen molecules. These free radicals are created as your brain burns through glucose while performing all of your movements, feelings and thoughts.

Vitamin C and your body Outside the brain, this mighty vitamin continues to support nervous system health and stress management as a function within the adrenal glands.

Here the manufacturing of adrenaline and cortisol (our stress hormone) happens, and yes, you guessed it! Vitamin C is involved in both of these cascades. In fact, the more stressed out you become, the more stress hormones you use, so the more vitamin C you will need. As you can see, this nutrient is a vitally important part of your nervous system, and supports optimal brain health and stress management. Vitamin C has many other roles when it comes to the health of the nervous system. This includes its involvement in the development of neurons and the myelin sheath that protects nerve impulses throughout the brain, supporting cognitive performance.

Vitamin C is also needed for the conversion of dopamine to serotonin, one of the feel-good neurotransmitters supporting your mood and behaviour. Additionally, this nutrient is a component of collagen – a protein that provides integrity to blood vessels helping to support cognitive performance as you age.

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I f you open a magazine, go to a yoga class or attend a training day at work, chances are you’ll encounter the word ‘mindfulness’. It’s a definite buzz word. So, what is mindfulness, and how can it help you to manage stress and build resilience in your everyday life? Mindfulness is simply a state of awareness where you are present. This happens naturally sometimes, especially if you’re doing something you love.

But more often than not, you aren’t present. Rachel Tobin, based on the Kapiti Coast, is the director of the art of mindfulness. She offers mindfulness training for adults, children, and organisations around New Zealand.

BY RACHEL TOBIN Think of those conversations when you act as if you’re listening, but actually your attention is somewhere else. Think of the times you might eat an entire meal and not even taste it. Think of a time you have walked on the beach, and not enjoyed the sound or feeling of the sea or sand because you’re so busy planning, strategising, or ruminating. When those stressors are unavoidable, you begin to realise you have a choice about how to respond. Like going to the gym, mindfulness needs to be an ongoing practice to bear fruit in the rest of your life. If you’re interested in taking up a regular meditation practice, it’s a good idea to start with a teacher, course or retreat.

When you stop with the intention of relaxing, or head to bed, you sometimes can’t turn off the worrying or catastrophising thoughts that tumble in, and you may enter into a cycle of anxiety and overwhelm. Mindfulness practice, also called meditation, develops and strengthens the ‘muscle’ of present moment awareness, so you can begin to bring some mastery to your relationship with thoughts, and to rest your mind in a place of natural balance.

mindfulness stress with Managing Mindfulness practice is not an attempt to relax, think ‘better’ thoughts, or to stop thinking (which is impossible). It is, however, the radical acceptance of whatever arises, moment to moment. It’s about returning, over and over, with compassion and good humour, to the ‘object’ of our present-moment practice – perhaps your breath, perhaps the sounds, perhaps the sensations in your body. When you’re hijacked by planning thoughts, fantasies, judgments, self-criticism, you stop the fight with yourself and you ‘come home’. If you do this regularly, your nervous system begins to relax out of fight-or-flight mode, and you develop more awareness of your own stress triggers.

You could say that mindfulness is the practice of just ‘being’. And then, caught in this habit of being dragged around by the contents of your mind, you rob yourself of the simple pleasures of being alive.

Check out 'the art of mindfulness' for courses, retreats, individual sessions and mindfulness in organisations. Mindfulness Works is a New Zealand-wide provider of introductory courses. There are apps too – Headspace and Calm are both very popular. In the meantime, when you next make a cuppa, use that as a chance to practise presence. Watch, listen, breathe, and feel your feet on the ground as the jug boils and you make your tea. Then, when you sit down to drink the tea, simply sit down and drink the tea! Managing mindfulness ” “ APRIL 2019 • HEALTH 2OOO 9


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If you’re struggling to get your zzzs, try the Dolphin Clinic Tranquil Sleep. This pure essential oil blend has been used as a natural sleep solution for over 25 years. Use it in a vaporiser in your bedroom, or put a few drops on a tissue by your pillow. Dolphin Clinic, Tauranga.

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D o your dreams let you drift into a great escape, or do they often feel real because they are so vivid? Around 20 to 25 percent of adult sleep consists of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.

This type of sleep happens in intervals that can last from two to 30 minutes and it is during this time in which your dreams take place.* A number of external factors can affect how your dreams evolve. If you want to understand why you may be having frequent, tiring dreams, here are five things that may be having an impact on your longed-after, relaxing eight hours sleep… BY LIZZY HUNT Lizzy Hunt is a natural health and nutrition researcher from the UK, with a particular interest in mental wellbeing.

Your brain responds to sounds in a variety of ways. There may be a chance that if you hear a sound in your dream, you may actually be hearing it in real life, and it’s disrupting your sleep. You can use sounds to your advantage – calming music, or white noise, can help to settle the mind, helping you drift off to sleep and encouraging less active dreams. 1. Sounds and music Have you ever experienced a scent that’s reminded you of a pleasant or unpleasant time? Scents and smells have a long-lasting impact in your mind. They can also influence your dreams. Try scenting your pillow with lavender essential oil for a relaxing sleep.

Food can impact your energy levels and your mood, so it’s reasonable to think that it can also affect how you sleep at night.

Eating rich foods before bed could enhance your body’s temperature and metabolism – two things that also impact your brain’s activity during the REM stage of your sleep cycle, and therefore encourage more dreams! Research has shown that the position in which you sleep can also impact the nature of your dreams. For example, one study has shown that people who sleep facing downwards or on the stomach may experience more stimulating dreams. Additionally, another study shows that if you sleep on your left side, you’re more likely to have nightmares than those who sleep on their right! Have you ever experienced a dream in which you know you are dreaming, and can partially control the events or outcome? This is called a lucid dream, and a recent study has suggested that these could be influenced by your mental wellbeing.

Look after your mental health – a calm mind can help encourage more positive dreams. Five tips for better dreams 2. Smells and scents 3. Your sleeping position 5. Avoid rich foods before bed 4. Your mental health APRIL 2019 • HEALTH 2OOO 11 *See for the references to this article.

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Gold kiwifruit provide the wholefood goodness of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, folate, dietary fibre, antioxidants and plant polyphenols. Recent scientific research also shows that gold kiwifruit has a unique, wholefood prebiotic action that supports gut microbiome balance for optimal immune and digestive health. Lifestream’s new Kiwi Bio-Boost range provides the key active ingredient Livaux™ which is derived entirely from premium New Zealand gold kiwifruit, sourced exclusively from Zespri® approved growers. It also contains a highly stable probiotic, Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2™ , to further support the growth of beneficial bacteria.

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Stress and modern living seem to go hand in hand. Your fast-paced life is likely lacking in free time, and you spend so much energy trying to manage everything. It can be a struggle to keep-on keeping on! The impact of stress Ongoing stress, whether emotional, overworked, or physical, can have an adverse effect on your health and wellbeing. Long-term, chronic stress causes levels of the stress hormone cortisol to rise. As most body cells have cortisol receptors, this can impact many functions in the body. Key benefits: Supports calm and focus during times of stress Clears your mind and restores your inner calm Soothes nerves and supports tranquillity.

Ashwaghanda Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen. Adaptogens increase your ability to adapt to environmental factors that cause stress, and in turn reduce the damage to your body. Adaptogens work holistically on your body to maintain balance, which results in an improved response to stressful conditions. Kava Kava has been used as a ceremonial drink for relaxation for hundreds of years by traditional cultures. It’s the phytochemicals called kavalactones that are responsible for the therapeutic actions of kava – these have been shown to ease worry and support a calm and settled mood.

Lemon balm Lemon balm is another traditional herb used as a support for feelings of worry and normal sleep patterns. It contains the active compound rosmarinic acid which supports healthy levels GABA in your brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter which is used by the brain to soothe nerves and attain balance. It’s responsible for ensuring that you are not overly stressed, and plays a role in your sleep cycle – supporting healthy GABA levels will produce a calming effect. Radiance Instant Calm is formulated using a blend of these herbs to support a healthy response to everyday stress and worry, rebalancing your mind and body.

Herbs to support feelings of calm and focus during times of stress: STRESS EPIDEMIC Elevated cortisol levels can cause: Imbalances in your blood sugar, leading to food cravings A suppressed immune response, leading to a vulnerability in picking up bugs Impaired cognition, mood and motivation Sleep disorders and fatigue. TAKE CONTROL OF THE 25% OFF HOT PRICE 30ml NOW $2610 was $34.90 APRIL 2019 • HEALTH 2OOO 15 Radiance Instant Calm is not suitable for children or during pregnancy and should not be taken with alcohol, antidepressants or alongside anxiety medication. Always read the label and take as directed.

If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. PharmaCare (New Zealand) Limited, Auckland.

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However, these times can often bring with them a certain amount of pressure, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and stressed. A HERBAL FUSION FOR STRESS RELIEF Support your stress naturally with these four herbs: SACRED BASIL CALM THE MIND In traditional Chinese herbal practice, the term 'Shen' is used to describe the mind and spirit – those aspects of ourselves that are associated with mental and emotional wellbeing. During times when Shen is aggravated, the herb polygala is traditionally used to quiet and calm Shen, supporting restlessness and sleep. POLYGALA SOOTHE THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM In traditional Chinese herbal practice, the bark of the magnolia tree is used to support digestive comfort, especially when aggravated by stressful times.

MAGNOLIA BARK SUPPORT ENERGY LEVELS If you tend to respond to stress by becoming exhausted, restless or on edge, the traditional Ayurvedic herb withania may be for you. It's regarded as being both energising and calming, without having sedative properties. WITHANIA APRIL 2019 • HEALTH 2OOO 17 BY ERIKA MORVAYOVA Combining specific herbs from a range of traditional Chinese medicine, Western herbal medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, Fusion Health fuse the very best herbs together to target a variety of needs. In each product, a hierarchy of herbs are formulated for optimal synergy and effectiveness.

To support times of stress and nervous tension, try Fusion Health Stress & Worry. Containing a combination of herbs to help symptoms of worry and lack of energy, this herbal supplement is designed to support your body in adapting to tougher times, and aid your relaxation. Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. Global Therapeutics Pty Limited, New South Wales.

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