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Hope for Health Project Update

Jess is on her way, and will be updating this blog post as she goes, so please keep reading below to stay up to date:

Last April, a group of twelve Yolngu women traveled from Arnhem Land to the Sunshine Coast. Their dream was to take the experience and learning offered by Living Valley Health Retreat back to their community. The overall goal was to create a local retreat and health coaching solution in Arnhem Land. The team at Living Valley was instrumental in preparing & equipping these ladies with the tools they needed to start a health revolution amongst their own people.

Follow their progress on Facebook or www.hopeforhealth.com.au and help spread the word on social media! Also, follow @livingvalley on Instagram and Facebook for updates from Jess as she travels back to Elcho Island in August.

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August 24th Update

Jessica Gaunt, one of our experienced Naturopaths and Michelle Luxford one of our friendly hospitality workers here at living Valley who went to Elcho Island in August 2015 to follow up with the women and provide on going support. The Yolngu women had such fantastic results in this time which was largely due to them returning back to their traditional diet.

Since then Living Valley has been providing ongoing care to Hope for Health and its Yolngu participants.

So this week we will be sending off Jessica and Michelle as support workers for Hope for Health’s Yolngu Island Health Retreat which will involve 30 Yolngu participants going through a two-week detox health program to learn and experience health and wellness in their own environment.

Michelle will be working closely with other volunteers on the program in the kitchen providing nutritious meals, facilitating detox menu’s and offering hands on support wherever is needed.

Jessica will be actively supporting the Yolngu participants through Naturopathic consultations, food and nutrition coaching and on going wellness support. Jessica will also be keeping the Living Valley community up to date on the latest information with regular blog posts.

So stay tuned on this exciting journey in the restoration of hope, health and life with the Yolngu people.Follow their progress on Facebook or www.hopeforhealth.com.au and help spread the word on social media! Also, follow @livingvalley on Instagram and Facebook for updates from Jess as she travels back to Elcho Island in August.

Jessica Gaunt

Author Jessica Gaunt

Jess brings a passion for women’s health, excitement for life and an infectious laugh to the medical team at Living Valley Health Retreat!

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