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Friday, June 15, 2018 – Bendigo Weekly

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Smart farms a reality

Finding the right balance

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ATUROPATH Michelle Soler’s lifestyle and nutrition clinic, Biota Health and Wellbeing at the Bendigo Day Spa and Wellness Centre (formerly Spa 11) in Forest Street, specialises in improving health outcomes for individuals with hormone and/or digestive symptoms. Michelle has 18 years’ experience in lifestyle medicine and recently completed a La Trobe psychology degree, with a focus on how we perceive stress and how this influences our health. “Our brain guides the function of every organ and system in our body,” Michelle said. “How we manage stress affects our hormones, and ability to absorb nutrients from food, It may also contribute to food intolerance.” With her background in psychology and nutrition, Michelle is passionate about the gut-brain connection, and the mood-food relationship. “We’ve been talking about this for a long time and finally it looks like we have the science to back it up.

“Lifestyle, nutrition and health issues can undermine our best efforts. “We spend a fortune on skincreams, diets and work so hard at the gym but without addressing the cause, results are only ever temporary,” Michelle said, who always recommends consulting a qualified health-care professional for weight-loss advice. She also assists couples preparing for pregnancy – especially where infertility is a concern. “The underlying cause of infertility can be complex requiring an integrated healthcare approach.” You can book an appointment with Michelle Soler on 5439 7512 or 0421 450 548, alternatively visit the website www.biotahealth.com.au Bendigo Day Spa and Wellness Centre at 11 Forest Street Bendigo. Health rebates available.

HERE are still five weeks left to get your entries in for this year’s Bendigo Inventor Awards across several categories, embracing the agriculture, environmental sustainability and health related fields. Ecothought’s LoRaWAN Data Logger has the potential to help revolutionise the agricultural sector and is a worthy contender for this year’s awards. The data logger is designed to operate in the harsh Australian environment, as a core element of an infrastructure network that will manage and monitor resources without relying on mobile phone coverage, that is often inaccessible in remote areas. The LoRaWAN Data Logger collects data from multiple sensor based devices, before transmitting it back through a central gateway enabling realtime processing of often rapidly changing data. Ecothought’s Slade Beard has established a field-site on a property in the Harcourt Valley with an integration and testing platform for primary producers. “This is where we have been developing and testing communication and infrastructure technologies to support the development of smart farms,” Slade said. Slade is combining his information and communications technology

INNOVATIVE: Slade Beard and his LoRaWAN Data Logger. expertise gained through more than 25 years in the ICT field along with his family’s agricultural background. In the past 10 years Slade has successfully designed and implemented numerous communications solutions across the defence, national security and health industries, and is looking

forward to now applying this knowledge and experience to support farmers in Australia and around the world. If you have a good idea, or would like to find out more about the Bendigo Inventor Awards, visit www.bendigoinventorawards.com. au for more information.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 NOW OPEN

15-17 june 9:30AM-4PM CATEGORIES:

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY $2,500 PRIZE!

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HEALTH $2,500 PRIZE! Courtesy of Bendigo Health

PLUS $5,000 PRIZE FOR THE OVERALL WINNER Entries close: Monday 23 July 2018

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