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    Barefoot shoes at work (nurse)

    Hi all,

    I run with vibrams and soon after getting used to those I changed my work shoes to Merell Barefoot Pace Glove. Being a nurse, I am on my feet the whole time at work. When wearing...
  2. Does coconut milk/cream contain electrolytes?

    I've recently started Bikram yoga and sweat a LOT in class. We are advised by the teachers to rehydrate and replace minerals lost by adding salt to food and drinking a commercial electrolyte...
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    Sounds like a great set up you have there in CA...

    Sounds like a great set up you have there in CA sugarcrystal!
    I live in Australia and it seems there is no regulation of complementary/alternative medicine practitioners yet. Not that I am...
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    Thanks Activia. I've been looking into functional...

    Thanks Activia. I've been looking into functional medicine and integrative and I can see online courses offering education in both. They are expensive and there isn't a lot of information about what...
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    Any naturopaths/naturopath students here?

    I'm a registered nurse and I am soo frustrated with Western medicine. Because of the focus on curing symptoms rather than causes of disease. Because a medication will fix anything (sore? reflux?...
  6. Thread: Emu oil

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    I have used it as my face moisturizer for the...

    I have used it as my face moisturizer for the last 3 yrs. Only need a little amount, smooth it over face and neck as soon as I get out of the shower. Works really well on my acne prone skin and I...
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    Supplements for primals

    Hi all,

    Just wondering, what supplements do you take and why? My husband always questions why I feel the need to supplement when I already have a good diet but I always think there's room for...
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    Oh I nearly forgot, this success story talks...

    Oh I nearly forgot, this success story talks about FODMAPS too - 25 Years of Health Struggles Overcome | Mark's Daily Apple
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    Sudenveri, I know what you mean, I too have been...

    Sudenveri, I know what you mean, I too have been through many elimination diets ect, even did the lemon detox diet in an attempt to feel healthy. I suffered with IBS symptoms (despite eating gluten...
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    I would be interested in a meet up in Melbourne...

    I would be interested in a meet up in Melbourne too!! Maybe we could make a meetup (Do something, Learn something, Share something, Change something - Meetup) group to organize it?
  11. Thread: Vibrams too big

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    Vibrams too big

    Hi all!
    I recently purchased some cheap vibram bikilas off a website (as buying them in shops in Australia is way to much $$). Turns out they are a little too big. Rather than fitting snuggly on...
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    I used to be pretty frustrated with frequent...

    I used to be pretty frustrated with frequent bloating (as well as other gi symptoms), always thinking it must have been trace amounts of gluten sneaking into my food (was strictly avoiding all gluten...
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    Hey john_e_turner_ii Just wondering if you are...

    Hey john_e_turner_ii
    Just wondering if you are still following Ferris' plan and what your results are so far??
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    ps - looks like I'm going to be deliberately...

    ps - looks like I'm going to be deliberately trying to toughen up my feet I so carefully pumice and oil up to keep soft! does anyone have probs with dry/cracking feet when they go barefoot?
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    Thanks for your advice everyone! Gordo, I am...

    Thanks for your advice everyone!

    Gordo, I am young (22), not THAT fit, but a fast responder to training, so I'm hoping that starting slowly now I can condition myself to barefoot/mimimalist...
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    Best VVF's for running?

    Hi all,

    I have decided to join a few family members and train for a half marathon in July this year. Have read heaps about the benefits of minimalist shoes and want to get on the bandwagon early...
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    I'm a nurse and I definitely want a healthy...

    I'm a nurse and I definitely want a healthy population!! I work in an emergency department with a 20 bed capacity, often cramming in 40 patients at a time due to all the hospital beds being full,...
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    This made me angry

    http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/article/8024881/health/butter-versus-margarine

    I watched this story on this on Today Tonight (Aussie trashy news show) last night and it made me so angry! I was...
  19. For me: the acne that I had tried 'everything' to...

    For me: the acne that I had tried 'everything' to clear and I thought I was genetically stuck with disappeared. My skin became clear and healthy looking and everyone wants to know what I do to keep...
  20. Thread: Kangaroo

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    Any beef marinade works well with kangaroo, and...

    Any beef marinade works well with kangaroo, and cooked on the bbq it's delicious :)
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    Honey is higher in fructose than maple syrup. ...

    Honey is higher in fructose than maple syrup. Having fructose malabsorbtion, honey gives me tummy issues, a little maple syrup is fine.
  22. Thread: Quinoa

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    buckwheat and quinoa definately fall in my 20%...

    buckwheat and quinoa definately fall in my 20% (along with dark choc, red wine and occasional starchy veg). Quinoa is actually a seed from a type of grass and buckwheat is a fruit seed that is...
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    oooh i want that kind of figure too!!

    oooh i want that kind of figure too!!
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    I've attached a handout from Sue Shepheard, a...

    I've attached a handout from Sue Shepheard, a dietitian who is an expert on FM. Recommended fruits and veg are listed. I can really tolerate half servings of the recommended 'safe' fruits but I am...
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    AllisonWonderland, do you have tummy issues...

    AllisonWonderland, do you have tummy issues (bloating, constipation, diarrhea) also? I have fructose malabsorbtion (FM) and suffered from depressive episodes, insomia and bad pms before I was...
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