Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn – is a leading natural health researcher specialising in Ayurvedic medicine, author of the three-time best-selling ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health‘ and one of Australasia's most popular health and performance speakers.  Mark is also CEO of David Lynch Foundation Australia.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 17:03

Ayurveda Pitta Diet​

The following are specific guidelines from Ayurveda/Ayurvedic medicine re diet according to what's known as the doshas. If you are not familiar with the doshas or this system, first read Mark's article on the Ayurvedic doshas & Knowing your Individual Body-Type


Reduce(but don’t avoid) foods that are: HOT, DRY, LIGHT, PUNGENT, SOUR, SALTY

Specific recommendations.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:22

Vata diet

The following are specific guidelines from Ayurveda/Ayurvedic medicine re diet according to what's known as the doshas. If you are not familiar with the doshas or this system, first read Mark's article on the Ayurvedic doshas & Knowing your Individual Body-Type

Note; This diet may be too heavy, if the digestive fire is weak/irregular. In this case, reduce the ‘heavier’ foods – i.e. follow a ‘light’ vata pacifying diet.

Favour foods that are: WARM, OILY, HEAVY, SWEET, SOUR, SALTY

Reduce(but don’t avoid) foods that are: COLD, DRY, LIGHT, PUNGENT, BITTER, ASTRINGENT

Some specific recommendations:

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 04:38

Jan Terkelson - People Leaders

"Mark's presentation was informative, lively and certainly thought provoking to such a point that participants are changing the way they eat, think and move. Mark delivered some very powerful messages in a way that made people feel empowered and not guilty. Really well done."

A simple form of meditation to begin with is breathing meditation.

Step 1

Find a quiet place and sit in a comfortable chair. The most important thing is to be comfortable. Don’t think you have to sit cross-legged or keep your back bolt upright or anything like that. * If you ‘naturally’ fall asleep in meditation, then that’s fine – it’s obviously what your body wants/needs at that time.

Step 2

Sit with your eyes closed and turn your attention to your breathing.
Breathing through your nostrils (unless blocked), simply be aware of the movement of your breathing in & out. Do not attempt to ‘control’ your breathing.

Step 3

Continue to effortlessly follow your breathing and if at any time you realise that your thoughts have wandered, just return your attention to your breathing. *Don’t fight other thoughts, just whenever you notice them, divert your mind back to the breathing.

Step 4

Continue easily for 10 – 20 minutes.
If you practise regularly in this way, gradually you will experience more and more silence and a greater sense of inner peace/relaxation.

* This sort of meditation will bring about some nice relaxation & other benefits. If after a while you like the experience and want something more powerful (to help dissolve the deeper stress/fatigue), then a technique like Transcendental Meditation, is highly recommended. Feel free to contact us at for recommended teachers.

* Websites for Transcendental Meditation Around the World



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Do you work nightshift and struggle to maintain good health?

Is it worse for your health to work nights rather than days?

Would you like some simple, ancient wisdom tips and tools to help you negate the potentially harmful effects of regular night shiftwork?

Heard about charcoal water yet? It’s one of the big health items – detox drinks - for 2017.

While at my wholefoods store recently I decided to buy some to see what it was like. I had not bothered to research it at this point, as I’ll try most things once anyway, and thought it would also make a nice surprise for my partner Luisa. (As an aside, I text said partner about the surprise knowing she likes the anticipatory excitement! I leave out the specifics and later discover she was thinking ‘hmmm, a yummy treat!’)

Thursday, 08 March 2012 12:17

Keep the heat off with summer foods!!!

Why on earth could consuming the same amount of foods like fish, bananas, tomatoes, cashews etc over the next few months as you did during winter, have a significantly different effect on your health? Well, because summer is just around the corner and just as the seasons change, the clothes we wear change, the foods we eat should change also. Naturally we do this to some extent (more salads less casseroles, more seasonal fruit, cooler drinks etc) but often due to our focus/pre-occupation with calories, fat levels etc, we tend to overlook the different ‘qualities’ in food (how heating/cooling they are, if they are sweet or sour etc). In Maharishi Ayurveda, the overall effect of these qualities has a tremendous bearing on your level of balance, health & happiness. Eating too much of certain foods at certain times of the year can directly lead to health imbalances & conversely eating certain foods can eliminate problems & create perfect balance.

Today we take a look at…The Best Foods for Staying Happy & Balanced in Summer.

Saturday, 28 April 2012 12:07

Exercise – when ‘NOT’ to!

I had a pizza while out with some friends some time ago …yes, I said a pizza!!! “oh my God, the health guy eats pizza”!!!

It’s true, but don’t tell me you too have been brainwashed into thinking pizza’s are necessarily ‘bad’ or too heavy for dinner.

If you get a gourmet vegetarian pizza and take off the excess cheese (easier if you get cheese cubes not melted), what do you have??…toasted bread & vegetables.

Here’s a good little tip for knowing how much exercise/activity to do on any given day. Ideally, we should be so in tune with our body (from being ‘self-referral’ / listening to our body), that we ‘just know’ when & how much to exercise. However, a good objective way to guide you is through your ‘waking’ heart rate.

I went to school in the 60’s and 70’s, I went to an all girls school with 600 students. For tuck shop we had meat pies, vanilla slices, chocolate & eclairs and on the way home from school we’d stop at the local fish and chip shop and order 20 cents worth of chips and smother them in salt and vinegar. There was one fat girl in the whole school. I remember her name and her face because she was an oddity.

I don’t remember anyone with diabetes, one girl in the school got a brain tumour and there was no one that had a peanut or nut allergy. Not one of my friends had a sibling or cousin, for that matter with Autism, Asperges or ADD. Everyone drank 250ml. of milk everyday at morning tea and there wasn’t a wheat or dairy allergy to hear about.