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Official responses to flawed NHMRC report

Official responses to flawed NHMRC report

The recent publication by Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on homeopathy has caused many independent experts to issue official responses to the report. They all contend that the report's conclusions seriously misrepresent the nature of...

Plants in the present tense

Plants in the present tense

After seeing my bulbs sprout so early in the season, I can’t help but be reminded how soothing and healthy it is to be surrounded by plants. For years, gardening has provided respite for me. A natural antidote to the urban lifestyle I have grown accustomed to in...

Tao te what? Part two

Tao te what? Part two

See below for more Lao Tzu quotes. I got a little carried away with my project and you can see all of them on my Facebook Page- Zettl Health. It's fun to do!  View Tao te what? Part one here

Tao te what?

Tao te what?

I discovered the Tao te Ching ten years ago and it has been a useful tool of reflection for me. I thought it might be fun to take some passages and put them to pictures I've taken outside in Vancouver and on safari in South Africa. My Jonathan Star translation is well...

Three Great Alan W. Watts Quotes

Three Great Alan W. Watts Quotes

I discovered Alan W. Watts a couple years ago purely by chance.  He helped me access contentment in my daily life through his translation of Eastern philosophies, in particular Zen Buddhism. Here are some of my favourite Alan W. Watts quotes with pictures from my 2013...

The Wisdom of Benjamin Hoff

The Wisdom of Benjamin Hoff

A friend gave me The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff when I turned 20. It came at the right time in my life and completely changed how I look at the world. It also led to the Tao te Ching by Lao Tzu (written around 6th century BC). Out of all the books I have ever read,...

Three Really Good Things for Your Digestion

Three Really Good Things for Your Digestion

Three really good things for your digestion: Bone broth, chia seeds, and a moment of mindfulness With the wealth of information out there on nutrition right now, it’s difficult to incorporate every new food trend into your diet. And why would you? Sometimes it’s hard...

Research into the mind body connection

Research into the mind body connection

An interesting study came out in 2013 which asked 773 participants to map felt sensations with a range of different emotions on a picture of a body. What is interesting about this is that there were similar sensations and areas of the body highlighted across the board...