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Written by Gwinganna’s Retreat Manager & naturopath, Katlyn Martin. As a naturopath, I always focus on prevention first and utilising the power of immune-boosting foods, lifestyle strategies and botanicals....

Our health and wellness is dependent on many elements; however, relaxation through breathing is the unsung hero. Shallow breathing is a typical stress response, and hyperventilation can prolong anxiety and stress....

Some foods have been a staple in medicinal treatment for thousands of years. Nowadays, many are still used to combat various illnesses, from head colds to cancer. Our senior naturopath, Shannon McNeill, shares her knowledge on how specific foods improve our immune system and the best...

Host/Guest Written: Samantha Gowing Steeped in anticipation, uncertainty, a tablespoon of trepidation and a jolly good dose of trust, the arrival at any destination is sure to dish up an extra dollop of adrenaline. The vertical climb inside the gate of...

Meet Shelley, the woman responsible for our thriving organic gardens here at Gwinganna. Shelley grew up in the Gippsland region of Victoria and lived in a self-sufficient environment where her mother grew their own fruit, vegetables and herbs and her father hunted and farmed their...

The key to feeling energised in the morning begins with understanding how the mind and body works. We each have an internal sleep-wake cycle, known as our circadian rhythm. Our circadian rhythm is important because it ensures that our body’s processes are optimised at certain...

Physical activity is essential for maintaining healthy function of the circulatory system, immune system, posture and strength. It also leads to improvements in endurance, overall energy and will help with optimal functional movement. ...

At Gwinganna, we believe there is no better way to start the day than by developing a balanced and calm mindset. That’s why each morning, we invite our guests to gather on the hillside to practice Qi Gong as the sun’s first rays shine over...