Category: Elizabeth McLean

3 Ways I’ve Upped the ‘Magic Factor’ in My Life

3 Ways I’ve Upped the ‘Magic Factor’ in My Life

~ What is the Magic Factor? It’s the fire in your belly. It’s the drum beat of your heart, calling you to dance the dance of life. It’s the passion you feel when you’re doing something you love to do. It’s those moments of pure connection and joy that take your breath away. The magic factor is close enough to […]

How to Find Your Life Calling & Make It Your Reality

How to Find Your Life Calling & Make It Your Reality

~ By Elizabeth Santos – Whole Living This week I was blessed and honoured to graduate with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Naturopathy) from Endeavour College of Natural Health! I started this degree in 2008, and now after all the blood, sweat and tears (and 6 and a half years of my life), I can finally hold […]

Change ~

Change ~

  Written By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz   “It has often been said that the only unchanging thing in the world is change itself. Life is continuously changing, evolving, dying, and being reborn….” Osho As human beings who ultimately crave security, comfort and safety, it can be confronting and downright scary for all of […]

Are You A Highly Sensitive Person ?

Are You A Highly Sensitive Person ?

  Written by Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz   ~Highly Sensitive People~   Are you a Highly Sensitive Person or HSP? Are you deeply inspired by nature, music, art or other forms of creativity? Are you intelligent, a ‘thinker’ and perhaps acutely aware of the world and people around you? These are common traits of […]

The Benefits of Cocount Water ~ Health Wiz

The Benefits of Cocount Water ~ Health Wiz

~ Coconut Water ~ Written By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz This delicious drink comes from the juice of green immature coconuts. A traditional drink in tropical climates it has recently become popular as an alternative to water or sports drinks in the western world. So is coconut water really good for you? Put simply, […]

Seasonal Colds & Flu ~ Health Wiz

Seasonal Colds & Flu ~ Health Wiz

  Cold and Flu – What is your body telling you? Do you find yourself regularly catching the common cold? Or do you pride yourself on never being sick? What is your body really telling you when you develop a sniffle, head cold or a full blown case of the dreaded flu? Recently I had […]

Life's Challenges ~ Health Wiz

Life’s Challenges ~ Health Wiz

  Written by Elizabeth McLean @  Health Wiz We all have days when life’s challenges seem to be great, and our strength or determination can falter momentarily in the face of these demands. The older I get the more I understand that these challenges are all part of our growth as human beings. While not […]

~ June Fitness Challenge ~

~ June Fitness Challenge ~

~ JUNE FITNESS CHALLENGE ~ with Elizabeth McLean from Health Wiz. Public Event · By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz     Join Elizabeth McLean this month with her Fitness Challenge.  You can post on her Facebook site at Health Wiz  about your progress.  She posts daily to keep you inspired.  Talk to others who […]

Top 5 FOOD ADDITIVES to Avoid and Why

Top 5 FOOD ADDITIVES to Avoid and Why

Written By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz Today’s consumer is more knowledgeable than ever before and as with all knowledge comes power. As a savvy shopper, you have the ability to select healthy foods, foods that will sustain you, support your health and maintain your body systems. Of course the reverse is also true, if […]

~ The Benefits of Olives ~

~ The Benefits of Olives ~

Written by Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz   ~Olives~   From the Oleaceae family, the olive otherwise known as Olea europa has both nutritional and medicinal benefits! The fruit of the olive tree contains omega-6 essential fatty acids – these are required for adequate brain function and normal growth and development. Olives also contain polyphenols, […]

~ How To Love Your Work ~

~ How To Love Your Work ~

Written By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz   ~Love Your Work~ Do you enjoy your work? Does it bring your joy? Do you go to work each day with a spring in your step? While many people have good days and bad days at their place of employment, if you are continually feeling uninspired or […]

~ Are There Toxins in Your Moisturizer?

~ Are There Toxins in Your Moisturizer?

Written by Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz As a society we have become complacent about what we put on our skin, without stopping to question what is actually in the products we use. Many of the ingredients in moisturizers, shampoos and body wash are harmful chemicals, so it is worth reviewing the products in your […]

~ Let's Get Moving ~

~ Let’s Get Moving ~

                Written By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz Do you find yourself unmotivated to exercise? Does the thought of going to the gym on your own or walking to the park make you cringe? Maybe it’s time to get yourself an exercise buddy. Whether you prefer team sports […]

~ Clear The Clutter ~

~ Clear The Clutter ~

Written by Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz Is your home full of clutter? Do you have an assortment of objects scattered throughout your bedroom, kitchen, lounge room or back yard? Clutter in your environment is a metaphor symbolizing clutter in your mind. If your outward environment is full of ‘junk’ your mental state may also […]

~The Franklin Method~

~The Franklin Method~

Posted by Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz   This weekend I was lucky enough to do a fantastic intensive on the dynamic and revolutionary approach to movement known as the Franklin Method. The Franklin method was first devised by dancer, movement educator, author and university lecturer Eric Franklin. It teaches dynamic alignment and how to […]

~ Take Time Out ~

~ Take Time Out ~

Written By Elizabeth McLean @  Health Wiz   When was the last time you scheduled some ‘time out’ for yourself? Whether it’s taking 5 minutes to have a cup of tea or setting aside some time in the afternoon for a rest and relax on the couch or outdoors, we all need some scheduled time […]

~ Peace ~

~ Peace ~

Written by Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz Peace is often referred to as a state of harmony which is characterised by lack of conflict. Today I discovered just how much inner conflict I was carrying with me – this became clear when I reacted to a situation with anger and judgement. Tonight I have been […]

~The Illusion of Time ~

~The Illusion of Time ~

Written by Elizabeth McLean @  Health Wiz In this busy world we live in, we are faced with the challenge of time management – the sense of ‘too much to do and too little time’. If you are a working parent, if you work long hours or shift work, or are a student both working […]

~ A Delicious Recipe for Chai Tea ~

~ A Delicious Recipe for Chai Tea ~

Written by Elizabeth McLean @  Health Wiz Chai is a beverage from the Indian subcontinent which is made by brewing tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. Commonly used ingredients include green tea, ginger root, cardamom pods or seeds, star anise, cinammon sticks and cloves. Chai has become very popluar world-wide as […]

~ Tips When Using The Internet for Health Care ~

~ Tips When Using The Internet for Health Care ~

Written by Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz Everyday millions of people use the internet to investigate their healthcare needs, but the information they obtain is not always helpful and in some cases can even be harmful causing unwarranted anxiety or stress. When it comes to your health, getting the appropriate information is vital. 4 tips […]

~ Just Breathe ~

~ Just Breathe ~

Written By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz Just Breathe   Recently a friend of mine who happens to be a physiotherapist asked me if I had given much thought to the importance of breathing. ‘What’s it all about?’ he asked. ‘How can focusing on the breath improve my own life and the lives of my […]

~ Natural Homemade Insect Repellent ~

~ Natural Homemade Insect Repellent ~

Written by Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz I thought I’d share the following easy recipe for natural home-made insect repellent! Commercial products often contain pesticides such as N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET) which can have potentially harmful health effects when absorbed through the skin, so a natural product is the best way to protect you and your family […]

~ All About Ginger Root ~

~ All About Ginger Root ~

  Written by Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz ‎~Ginger~ Ginger also known as Zingiber officinale was originally derived from Asia, but is now used throughout the world as a spice, medicine and even as a delicacy in some cultures. The part of the plant most commonly used is the rhizome, which is the horizontal stem […]

Have You Ever Tried Music Therapy?

Have You Ever Tried Music Therapy?

                            Written by Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz Have you ever tried music therapy? Music has been used as a form of therapy for centuries, with the father of modern medicine Hippocrates one of the first people to be documented incorporating this […]

Multi-Vitamins ~ Are They Worth It?

Multi-Vitamins ~ Are They Worth It?

Written By Elizabeth McLean @  Health Wiz The evidence is conflicting, with some studies indicating a reduction in chronic disease bio-markers (reduced inflammatory mediatiors ie C-reactive protein and homocysteine, and reduced cholesterol markers ie triglycerides) while other studies indicate little or no difference amongst subjects taking multi-vitamins versus placebo. Other studies have investigated whether multi-vitamins […]

Super Smoothies

Super Smoothies

Written By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz Smoothies have gained a lot of press lately ~ and rightly so, they are a quick and easy way of increasing your daily intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and they taste great! Modern technology has meant that blenders and juicers are much easier to get your hands […]

What Does Good Health Mean To You?

What Does Good Health Mean To You?

Written By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz What does good health mean to you? According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. So not only do we need to be illness-free to be healthy, we […]

How Well Do You Sleep?

How Well Do You Sleep?

Written by Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz How much sleep do you need to feel good? You may find that you only require 5 or 6 hours a night to function well, or you may need 7,8,9 or even 10 hours to feel good. Whatever the case, depriving yourself of the sleep you need can […]

The Positive Attributes of Celtic Sea Salt

The Positive Attributes of Celtic Sea Salt

By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz The Positive Attributes of Celtic Sea Salt Celtic sea salt is fast becoming a highly sought after commodity world-wide. Produced in France and exported to the rest of the world, this form of salt is harvested by hand along the coastal areas of France and dried in the sun. […]