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ife, the Universe and everything. ’
As our friends in The Hitchhiker ’s
Guide to the Galaxy understood
in their own zany way, the mystery
of life is what makes us want to get up in
the morning. If it were all completely
predictable, why would we bother?
Unfortunately it’s gone a little too far
the other way of late – these days nothing
is predictable! So we’ve tried in this, our
birthday issue for the start of our 17th year,
to fathom some of the mystery for you and
hopefully give you a laugh as well.
We delve into the ancient world, explore
the Universe, search for the secret to happiness,
undergo some mind expansion of the yogic
kind and lear n from a modern day “mahatma”,
Amma, how to bring love and peace into our
As well, of course, we bring you all our
usual natural health features to encourage us
all to take responsibility for our own health
and not leave it in the hands of an over
stretched medical system or, even worse, a
“o ne size fits all” pill. Our medical professionals
are invariably caring and well meaning, the
purveyors of pills rather less so I think.
Peter Dingle, a passionate supporter of
taking that personal responsibility, provides
yet another thoroughly researched and
thought provoking article to follow on from
his recent pieces on cholesterol and Vitamin
D. This month, he’s looking at multiple
sclerosis, another disease that’s increasing at
a frightening rate in our own country. And,
yet again, he suggests woeful Western diets
are contributing, together with inadequate
Regular readers will know that eating
fresh, natural, seasonal, preferably organic
wholefoods is one of NOVA’s consistent
messages over the years. Surely, by now,
no one could argue against the wealth of
evidence stacking up to support the role of
a great diet in maintaining our health and
vigour. It’s just such a joy to eat nourishing,
delicious, brightly coloured fruit and vegies
with all their lifeforce boosting our flagging
How disturbing then to find out so much
of our produce is coming from countries where
environmental controls are a meaningless
concept. We’ve heard recently that imports
of fruit and veg from China have more than
doubled in just four years and any day now,
Chinese apples will land on our shores. Of
course, they ’re cheaper but what’s the real
Spare a thought for those local suppliers,
and our friends across the Tasman whose
produce is synonymous with quality, who see
their markets being eaten away. Just like a big
juicy bite into an apple. Choice and quality in
the future depends on where we choose to
spend our money now. Please, give it a second
thought when you opt for cheap in your
Anyway back to Mystery. And as a Piscean,
I’m lapping up Daniel Sowelu’s predictions
for this month of Pisces, with benevolent
Jupiter striding through my sign this year.
Thank you Daniel, sounds fabulous!
And just to remind you it’s NOVA’s
birthday as well. We’re setting out on
the planetary journey of our 17th year as
Australia’s longest running free holistic
publication. We love having you on board.
And if you can’t grab your hardcopy
NOVA any month, you’ll always find it at
Happy birthday to Pisceans everywhere!
KEEPING BODY AND SOUL TOGETHER
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6 HAPPINESS IN OUR GRASP
The secret of happiness? Nicola Silva lear ns from
10 LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING
Eric Har rison ponder s some big questions
8 MOTHER LOVE
Amma shares her love and guidance on the eve of
her Australian visit. Stor y by Margaret Evans
18 MS – A PREVENTABLE DISEASE
Poor diet and lack of sunlight are implicated in
Multiple Sclerosis, says Dr Peter Dingle PhD. And it’s
on the increase .
20 POTS AND PANS
We’ve got to get the basics right, says wholefood
cook Jude Blereau
21 KEEP THAT GLOW
Naturopath Jeremy Hill says healthy skin tells much
22 SAINTS AND SIDDHIS
Yoga can take us into new dimensions, says Chandrika
14 MYSTERY OF THE ORBS
Jeremy Ball looks to 2013 and beyond.
18 HOLD THE WONDER
There are lessons for the future in ancient wonder s,
says environmental writer Adrian Glamorgan
24 NOVA GUIDE
31 FILM REVIEWS
31 FREE TICKETS
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