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Hearty Vegetable Soup

This is one of my latest favourite recipes, hearty vegetable soup. It makes up a huge batch of soup to feet a tribe or feed a few and have some to freeze. I’m a great fan when busy of cooking up large batches of whatever I am making and portioning up the leftovers into meal sized containers. So when you …

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Vegetarian Shepherds pie

In these seemingly dark Covid times and being winter and in lockdown this is one of my latest favourite creations. It’s warm and comforting just like yer mama used to make. Well maybe not exactly but I don’t have yer mama’s recipe. I’m a big fan of organic and recommend checking out the farmers markets at the Newcastle showgrounds but …

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Anxiety

Anxiety is not a dirty word. Anxiety, it’s real and it can range from the innocuous irritating back of your mind presence to the all-encompassing rocking in the corner variety. Some people don’t really understand the extent anxiety can reach and it can seem like something to just get over so when presented with someone suffering severe anxiety it can …

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder feels very much like the name suggests. While it may not be cold it certainly does not want to move the way a shoulder is supposed to. If you try it can create immense pain. So you tend not to try which means the shoulder muscles become more tight resulting in greater restriction and lack of movement. This …

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TMJ

No smile on your dial? TMJ, That grinding pain that if left untreated can lead to waaay more pain, inability to chew leading to poor nutrition, headaches, migraines, ear pain, lack of sleep, teeth pain, lockjaw, dizziness, anxiety, anxiety and depression. Chronic pain can be incredibly debilitating but it doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s pull this baby apart and have a …

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Autoimmune Disease

What is Autoimmune Disease? Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system identifies a particular tissue of the body incorrectly as an invader. The immune systems function is to protect the body from external invaders that might cause disease. As a result the immune system attacks the body tissue in question causing inflammation, and damage to the cells in question. What …

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Carpal Tunnel: Step into the light

Carpal Tunnel Oh My God otherwise known as OMG. What the hell is this pain?  Carpal tunnel or Carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS can be an incredibly distressing condition ranging from mild pain and discomfort to extreme pain, numbness and loss of function of the  fingers, hands and even arms not to mention what the hell is this? You don’t have to …

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Tennis elbow, not funny.

Despite the name you don’t actually have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. You can get it from any repetitive activity that involves the specific muscle called the extensor carpi radialis brevis. Yeah that is one mouthful for a small muscle. The reason, when it wants to have attitude the pain can be unbearable and despite being in the …

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Detox Myth Part 2: Getting your act together

Okeydokey. So, despite our last e-news letter suggesting that beginning to make your spring changes early, you have yet to engage the detox process. That’s okay because I’ll let you in on a secret….you are human. Yes, hard to admit sometimes I know. The great thing is though that you do feel the need to make a change. You are …

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Pregnancy Back Pain

Pregnancy back pain That amazing time has arrived when becoming a mother is just around the corner. You are feeling amazing right? Because isn’t that what supposed to happen? Certainly, in some cases women respond to pregnancy with a revitalised feeling of health. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In some cases it can be in fact quite the …