Coeliac Disease

Article by Maia Bedson Coeliac Awareness Week (13th – 20th March 2020) aims to raise awareness about coeliac disease - which is an autoimmune condition where the immune system reacts to gluten, resulting in damage to the lining of the small intestine. Around 1 in 70 Australians have coeliac disease; however, a large number of … Continue reading Coeliac Disease

Kidney Health for All

by Maia Bedson Our kidneys work all day and night for us, filtering around 150 litres of our blood every 24 hours. If this is hindered in any way, and diet is a major factor in how our kidney’s function, then metabolic wastes can build up in our bloodstream and lead to a gradual decline … Continue reading Kidney Health for All

Tony Low Bursary Recipient

How do you feel about your cancer diagnosis/journey before you came to the retreat. E.g. confused, lost, looking for answers etc. I was initially shocked with the lung cancer diagnosis given that I am not a smoker, drinker or have worked in a harmful environment.  The doctor insisted that I had scans and surgery immediately … Continue reading Tony Low Bursary Recipient

Plant-based Kitchen Tip

Removing Tumeric Stains At the Yarra Valley Living Centre, we love Tumeric – for its flavour, colour and most importantly for its great health benefits – but as we know, it stains everything from cooking utensils to crockery and fabrics. So here’s an easy tip for removing Tumeric stains without using harsh chemicals. Simply soak … Continue reading Plant-based Kitchen Tip

Happy Growing

Happy GrowingWinter 2018, Living Well Magazine by Ben Mates As spring springs to life I can’t help but sense the feeling of new beginnings and renewal. The stunning new burst of swelling buds on our deciduous trees accompanied by an array of beautiful colours and flowers in our gardens marks the start to what I like … Continue reading Happy Growing

A Simple Healing

A Simple HealingSpring 2018, Living Well Magazine Some Living Well readers would be familiar with the long-time member of The Gawler Cancer Foundation community, Paul Kraus.  Paul attended his first cancer retreat with us 20 years ago, following a diagnosis of mesothelioma (asbestos-induced cancer) in 1997 and a grim prognosis of up to 6 months. Paul has gone … Continue reading A Simple Healing