Our Approach

A Holistic Solution
To A Growing Health Problem

The Stress & Chronic Disease Problem

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Over three quarters had at least one chronic health condition in the past 2 years

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Nearly half had at least one current chronic health condition (11m Australians!)

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One in five (5 million) people have experienced a mental or behavioural condition

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1 in 2 people reported inadequate & inefficient sleep as both usual and common

Nationally and globally we are experiencing a decline in collective health

Unstress Health recognises that preventable chronic degenerative diseases are devastating and at epidemic proportions. Whilst we are all living longer, we are living with more disease. These conditions, also known as non-communicable diseases (NDSc), have enormous health consequences and kill 41 million people each year (or 74% of all deaths globally).

When we assess the health conditions such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, we can see that many illnesses impacting the community are preventable chronic degenerative diseases.

Some further insights:

  • 3 in 4 Australians had at least one long-term health condition in 2020-21
  • Almost 1 in 2 people live with depression or anxiety 1 in 12 people have a diagnosed mental illness
  • 2 in 3 adults are either overweight or obese
  • 1 in 2 people report inadequate & inefficient sleep as both usual and common
  • Only 6% of adults eat the recommended amount of both fruit and vegetables

What's Wrong With The Current Health Approach?

Our health system is life-saving when faced with a crisis, but sadly has become a chronic disease management system. 

While a chronic disease management system is an excellent economic model generating billions of dollars it is clearly not a good health model. The chemical and food industry feeds it, and the pharmaceutical and medical industry manages it. The Healthy Eating Guidelines provide one example of how industry can influence public health messages.

Unstress Health believes we need to individually and collectively, take control of our own health if we want real change.

If we wait for the change to come from governments, regulatory bodies or professional organisations we may remain disappointed as they can be slow to adopt new information.

Change must come from the ground up. 

Should We Be Concerned?

What could this look like in the future or 10 years from now, for both individuals and on a larger scale?

  • Higher incidences of already increasing chronic health conditions
  • Increased average body weight Less mobility as we age
  • A larger burden on health care system
  • Large medical bills for individuals
  • Lower quality of life as we age

The outcome is dependent upon your choices

You are not a victim of your genes! Good health or chronic illness depends on how genes express themselves. Stress and lifestyle including exercise, diet, sleep and breathing influence gene expression and ultimately good health.

Are you ready to live a life less stressed?

In control, confident, empowered, energised, motivated, resilient & strong!

Unstress Health believes we need to individually and collectively take control of our own health if we want real change.

The Unstress Health Approach

Identify & minimise stress

Stress is ubiquitous. We are all affected by modern stress, and it is not necessarily affecting us in a positive way.

Stress lowers immune function and drives chronic inflammation, the 2 key drivers in every chronic disease – mental and physical.

We therefore define stress as anything with the potential to compromise your immune system and anything that may promote chronic inflammation.

There are 5 stressors;

  • Environmental
  • Nutritional
  • Postural
  • Emotional
  • Dental

To have good health, we first must understand stress by identifying ALL stressors in our lives and work towards minimising them as best as possible.

Understand The 5 Stressors

Build health through the pillars of health

Build Health with Pillars of Health

Once you can identify and minimise stress, the other side of the equation is to build resilience. By building resilience, you will build health, the number one factor determining your ability to fulfil your potential.

In order to build resilience we focus on the 5 Pillars of Health.

The 5 pillars are:

  • Sleep
  • Breathe
  • Nourish
  • Movement
  • Thought

There is no contention; the healthier you are, the more opportunities you have to thrive and be the best possible version of yourself.

By optimising sleep, breathing well, nourishing your body, moving daily and being mindful, you will be more likely able to fulfil your potential. 

Whether this is being part of a community, a relationship, a family, or amongst friends – being in good health and preventing illness and disease is absolutely central.

How To Prevent Chronic Illness And Fulful Your Potential

Approaching health in a holistic way allows for us to truly reach our health potential!

The word ‘holistic’ describes the foundation of our approach, but it’s not only considering all angles – it’s about taking the most effective evidence-based healthy data across a broad range of modalities and delivering it to our community in the most accessible, achievable and sustainable way. 

We utilise this holistic approach in delivering our Unstress Health Membership to individuals and our corporate health solutions – corporate health programs and engaging keynotes and workshops.

Stress Health Resources

Understand Stress

Stress is the common cause of almost every health condition. By taking a step back to understand the different types of stress & how they impact you, you’re able to minimise the destructive nature of stress.

By understanding and minimising stress, you will provide more support to your body to build on the foundations of health.

You may also: 

  • Reduce body inflammation
  • Reduce chronic health symptoms
  • Decrease your chances of chronic illness
Sleep health resources

Optimise Sleep

Sleep is foundational. It is the main building block of health and as such, the most important part of the day. A lack of sleep or poor quality sleep has far-reaching consequences for your health. We provide simple yet impactful sleep strategies to increase your mental, physical and emotional energy to improve your quality of life.

By improving your sleep habits, you will make the most profound changes to your health.

You may also:

  • Provide the body and mind with the ability to fulfil everyday activities
  • Boost overall improved mood
  • Increase brain health and reduce risk of chronic health
  • Balance body weight
Breathe health resources

Breathe Well

Understanding the importance and learning the skill of breathing well is a key aspect to improving your overall health. Sleep disorders and breathing conditions (dysfunctional breathing) are serious problems affecting every aspect of your health – mental, physical and emotional. 

Learning good breathing habits, avoiding mouth breathing and improving breathing efficiency and function is critical to so many aspects of health; body chemistry, posture, muscle function, stress and a wide range of health conditions.

By learning to breathe well and engaging in mindful breathing, you will improve your body chemistry and the way it functions.

You may also:

  • Enjoy a better quality sleep
  • Improve the body’s immune response and viral fighting capabilities
Nourish health resources

Nourish Your Body

What you put in and on your body impacts your wellbeing. Nutrition and nutritional advice can often be conflicting and contradictory, leading to confusion. Ultra processed foods are cheap and readily available. 

Learning how to make food choices provides clarity on what and how to eat to nourish the body well. Understanding the basics is required and allows for achievable and sustainable food choices. 

By learning how to nourish your body well, you will gain confidence regarding food choices.

You may also:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Decrease risk of chronic health conditions
  • Reverse nutrient deficiencies
  • Balance body weight
Movement Health Resources

Move Daily

Physical activity was once a routine part of most people’s lives. The decline of physical activity in modern society has influenced health outcomes.

Implement sustainable and easy ways to move daily to increase mobility and strength. Understand functional movement patterns to move easily and without pain and improve metabolic health.

By learning how to move daily, you will increase strength and mobility to ensure a stronger body throughout all of life.

You may also:

  • Improve your quality of sleep
  • Balance body weight
  • Increase energy
Thought health resources

Watch Your Thoughts

Mental health issues are an increasing problem for our collective wellbeing. People are stressed, anxious and depressed. Improve your thoughts and biochemistry throughout the body and mind with practical exercises.

By learning how to improve the quality of thought, you will improve your overall well being.

You may also:

  • Lower stress and anxiety levels
  • Reframe negative thought patterns to more positive thought patterns
  • Find more joy

Unstress Health Advisory Panel

A collaboration of great minds & passionate clinicians with clinical experience

Unstress Health was founded in 2011 and has been dedicated to researching, exploring and now delivering accessible, achievable and most importantly sustainable health and wellness programs.

Unstress Health is backed by a professional and passionate Advisory Panel.

Collectively the the Advisory Panel has over 100 years of clinical practice. All members are equally passionate about staying up to date with current health research, all run their own practices and most importantly have a holistic approach when treating patients, looking at the whole picture and person.

Read more about the Unstress Health Advisory Panel.

Are you ready to live a life less stressed?

In control, confident, empowered, energised, motivated, resilient & strong!

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  3. HHI Research (2022) | Holistic Health Institute Unstress Health Quiz, Jan 2019-Mar 2022
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  6. HHI Research (2022) | Holistic Health Institute Unstress Health Quiz, Jan 2019-Mar 2022
  7. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2021) | National Study of Mental Health and Wellbeing (NSMHW): First insights, 2021. Canberra: ABS