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Detox Newcastle – and other springtime fairy tales

It’s that time of year again.  The weather gets warmer.  Our clothes get thinner and shorter….and we freak out about the state of our bodies and how we have mistreated it over winter. Luckily, with spring comes a natural increase in energy and a desire for renewal (phew!).  So then we decide we are going to lose 400 kilos, tone …

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Stressed? Find the ebb…to create the flow

Got some health problems? Maybe you are feeling little stressed. Perhaps other people in your life are being difficult. Or all of the above. Stop for a minute. Take a breath. Now take a look around you. It’s no surprise to discover the world is a busy place. Some of the following points might feel familiar to you: constant push …

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Protect Your Immune System This Winter

Yes it’s that time of year again when all the cold and flu remedies come out of the cupboard and all of us health care practitioners start harping on about how to keep your immune system primed. Well this year I decided to do something different and go with the crowd…yes I detect the irony here. The reason I have …

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The little vitamin that could…

There was once a little vitamin called D, who got pushed around by the big A, B and C vitamins. Nobody thought little vitamin D was useful. Even little vitamin D. But, thanks to a large number of independent studies, it was discovered that little vitamin D possibly had some strong antiviral properties. And when winter came, everyone in the …

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The Problem With Sugar

What’s wrong with sugar? It’s the question becoming more and more common in society as we seek to find ways to better health, less pain, better performance, improved weight, more energy and a diet that is appealing. What is sugar? But first we need to understand what sugar is. Sugar is a naturally occurring substance produced by all plants and …

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Private Health reforms as of April 1 2019

What are the changes to private health insurance? Do they affect me? As of 1stApril 2019 the federal government has legislated changes to private health fund rebates for Complimentary therapies. Some of these therapies will no longer attract a rebate from private health insurance. Chinese medicine and acupuncture however will still continue to have private health fund status. Can I …

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Autoimmune Disease Newcastle

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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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome- more than a gut feeling. How’s your innards? Not going so well? Constipation, diarrhoea or both? Afraid to go out and always looking for the nearest toilet? You may have heard the term ‘Irritable bowel syndrome‘ or ‘IBS’ thrown around, and it is often associated with certain diets such as ‘gluten-free’, ‘dairy-free’ and ‘low-FODMAP’. But what is …

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What Are The Benefits Of Stretching?

Stretching. Do you remember at primary school when you had to do some kind of sport and attached to whatever the activity was there was this quiet non committed suggestion of a stretch? You would wriggle around a bit, touch your toes and roll your shoulders a couple of times and that was it. Looking back this kind of made …

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Dairy alternatives

Leave Daisy out of it Dairy alternatives? Why should I? Okay, I have something to tell you but you might need to take a seat. Are you sitting down? Okay. So here it is: dairy is not the only source of calcium. No really, there are other sources. Why is dairy a problem? Many are beginning to ask the question: Are …