These are a few of my favourite thingsNature & Health Magazine
I love this magazine!
This magazine isn't flashy, fluffy, fickle, flippant or faddy!
I really love this magazine (and no, I’m not being paid to say so)! I’ve been a fan since 2003 — since before I started studying Naturopathy. I have around 55 copies on file.
I find N&H a well considered, interesting and intelligent read. The articles are referenced, and in most cases are written by practicing health professionals.
It’s just like any other lifestyle magazine… Except it’s not gossipy… or shallow… and the articles are relevant… and important.
N&H doesn't go silly discussing fad diets, fad exercises, fad detoxes or fad super-foods
They know which side their bread is buttered on
To sell magazines to women you have to include a certain amount of ‘essential’ reading. Any women’s magazine ‘worth its weight’ will contain the following subjects:
(with a heavy focus on anti-aging)
Established : 1979
Frequency of publication: Bi-monthly
Cost of magazine: NZ$8.20
Get a copy from: Mag Nation, Whitcoulls, Paper Plus, or via subscription
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N&H brought the following women’s health issues to its readers attention years ago:
Breast Cancer and The Pill — What your doctor won’t tell you
The Problem with Mammograms — Should you have one?
The Pill — How safe is the world’s most widely used drug?
The HPV vaccine — What your doctor won’t tell you.
Note: This vaccine supposedly protects you from cervical cancer
What we thought were relatively recent health/fitness related discoveries, N&H have known about for years:
Chocolate — new health benefits!
Coconut oil’s comeback
Australia's original & best natural health magazine
Flicking back over the last decade
It’s always interesting to look back through the media to see what we were focused on at specific points in time. And it was particularly fascinating to scan back through my collected copies of N&H. The majority of these articles are written by practicing health professionals, so you would expect this magazine to reflect what they were seeing at the time…
Before 2007 we were more-or-less focused on:
(chakra dancing, Tibetan healing, and astrological aromatherapy)
However since 2007/2008 (around the time of the financial crisis), we have been noticeably focused on:
increasing energy, and reducing stress & anxiety
Reducing pain & tension
(headaches, migraines & Fibromyalgia)
poor immunity/auto-immunity/allergies & food intolerance
infertility toxicity issues/chemical sensitivities
going green & Going drug free
Some things never change
It’s sad to see that throughout the last decade, women are still suffering from a core batch of health concerns:
Poor breast health (Specifically cancer)
Bone & joint issues