Hydrating Your Body

As our goal to live a some somatic or holistic lifestyle involves good nutrition and water consumption, lets look at some reasons for staying hydrated.   Energy levels Water is crucial for the body.  Dehydration causes the enzyme activity in your body to slow down.  This has an impact on your energy levels; causing tiredness and fatigue. Skin Health The skin is the largest organ of the body.  When we become dehydrated, it affects the elimination of waste and toxins through the skin.  This [...]

Fear And Your State Of Mind

Here is brief description of fear, neurophysiology and how we can create stored emotional reactions.Our brain is wired to non consciously create a "self fulfilling prophecy." An area of the brain known as the amygdala plays a crucial role in the fight or flight response (stress response). If the amygdala is excessively sensitive and fires off a "danger" signal, it will automatically alter ongoing perceptions so that they appear threatening. This may be a basis for phobias and other [...]

Digestive Health and Somatics

  “All disease begins in the gut.” Hippocrates (460-370BC). The statement made by Hippocrates all those years ago is now being proven true by scientists today.  As science and research continues in this fascinating area of health, it is being widely recognised that gut bacteria and its actions is an influential determinant of homeostasis (state of balance). The growing understanding of the influence of bacteria in the gut is becoming one of the biggest breakthroughs in modern medicine.  The action and behaviour [...]

Willpower

Willpower…does it really work?We are into the second month of the year.  It’s that time of the year again where we create new goals and resolutions.   Some may have found they have succumbed to their old habits.  What do they feel they lack in this area?  Many would say WILLPOWER.But what is WILLPOWER?  According to successconsciousness.com, Willpower is the inner strength that enables you to make decisions and carry them out. It gives you the strength to take action [...]