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Shannon Chafkin

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Shannon Chafkin
Looking for opportunities whilst studying Naturopathy, Shannon embarked on the product development and research internship program offered by leading nutraceutical company, BioCeuticals. This led her to follow a career path into product development and research, whilst also indulging her passion for writing. Shannon founded her blog; Naturopathetarian as a platform to share naturopathic/mindful information and her philosophy is simple: health and wellness is accomplished when a synergetic balance is maintained between the mind, body and soul. Shannon regularly participates in volunteer and humanitarian work both locally and overseas using her naturopathic skills and in 2015 she was awarded the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) Peter Derig Student Award for Excellence in Academic and Clinical practice. 

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Oxytocin: The Hugging hormone
Dec 13, 2018

Oxytocin also known as the “Love Hormone” or “Cuddle Hormone” is a neurotransmitter that is produced in the hypothalamus and released from the pituitary gland. Science has shown that just 10 minutes of warm physical and emotional contact leads to higher plasma oxytocin

Jan 16, 2018

The two most common varieties are Ceylon or true cinnamon (C. zeylanicum/verum) and Chinese cinnamon (C. cassia). They have similar properties and health benefits, but C. cassia seems to get a bad reputation for its coumarin levels, which is believed to be harmful is high doses.

Sep 04, 2017

Biophilia, forest bathing, nature-time... these are just some of the names applied to the connection between health and wellbeing derived from spending time outdoors, in fresh air in direct contact with nature. 

Jun 30, 2017

A 2016 Cochrane review suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on the symptoms and quality-of-life (QOL) in people with asthma. Yoga has its foundation in movement, but equally central to yogic practice and its benefits is the breathing, or pranayama.

May 24, 2016

Hemp is such a diverse plant. Here, we explore the nutritional profile of hemp and the opportunities it presents for a sustainable, low intervention, vegetarian-friendly source of quality protein and nutrients. 

Feb 29, 2016

Referring clients to access yoga, meditation and mindfulness services for the control and treatment of stress is supported by research.