23 Aug, 2017

Find Your Inner Caveman

by Kerryn Odell

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

THURSDAY 31ST AUGUST 6.30-7.30PM

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23 Aug, 2017

What is Iridology?

by Kerryn Odell

What is Iridology? By Kerryn Odell Nutritionist and Iridologist

Eyes have long been referred to as the “Windows of the Soul”.  Iridology is the study of the iris, the coloured part of the eye.  Like markings on a map the iris reveals physiological conditions, health risks, challenges and/or strengths of various organs and personality traits.
Through iridology we can get an understanding of your past, present and potential future health conditions by assessing the various body systems.  Your inherited tendencies compounded by toxic accumulations in various parts of your body are revealed. 
 
What does your eye say about your health?
 
This eye shows that the person has a strong constitution.  They rarely get sick.  They are a high achiever; have a type A personality are likely to push themselves to breaking point.  There is a weakness in the kidney area and a lot of acidity in the body.  They are likely to feel better on a gluten free, dairy free and alkaline diet. 
They have low stomach acid and a highly reactive digestive system.  Hold a lot of muscular tension in their head, neck and shoulders and have a predisposition to dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
 
Are you interested to know what your eye says about you? 
Kerryn uses Iridology regularly in her consultations.  She currently offering 15-minute complimentary iridology drop in appointments (with printed Iris photo) on Fridays between 3:00 and 4:30pm.  Call 9979 8887 to book.
 
Kerryn Odell
Clinical Nutritionist. 
Available for consultations Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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22 Aug, 2017

The Most Important Part of Your Day

by Laelia Douglas-Brown

Good sleep feels like a superpower, and there are also so many avenues to choose from when looking to improve sleep quality. Different practises will each have valuable approaches; whether it be getting out of a racing mind, regulating hormones and chemicals so that they switch on/off when they need to, facilitating optimal circadian rhythms with appropriate stress responses and coping mechanisms, shifting habits, or re-directing energy to when you need it (rather than when you’re trying to doze off!).  

You can initiate changes on your own to help facilitate a great night’s sleep whilst enhancing all that good work being covered with your practitioner.  

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22 Aug, 2017

ABC's for ZZZZZZZ's

by Rachel Pavitt

"How is your sleep?" This is an important question that I ask all my clients, no matter what they come to see me for as sleep quality and quantity plays such a huge part in a persons overall health and wellbeing.

"Do you wake up refreshed or tired?"

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21 Aug, 2017

BACK TO BASICS WEEK 3: THINK WELL - How the Mind & Body Relate....

by Prue Sturgeon

Generally speaking, we tend to think of our minds and bodies as separate, and therefore functioning independent of each other. However, there is more to the story than that.

Most of us can relate to having an experience where we felt the effect of a thought or feeling in our body:

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21 Aug, 2017

Think Well

by Michelle Pecar

Thinking – how often do you stop to think about how you think??? Confusing question for some but as a kinesiologist I am constantly thinking about how other people are making their decisions and looking at their actions based on the way they think.  Many people think we have no control over our thoughts but what if I told you that isn’t true. You have control over the thoughts you have, you can change your brain to think more positively and you can change your brain to react in positive ways. Here are some tips to help you to consider how your mind works and to create more wellness in your thoughts.

 

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16 Aug, 2017

Why Sleep is so Important for Weight Loss

by Amanda Dinte

So many clients who have come to see me for their first time sit across from me eagerly awaiting some revolutionary new-age advice that will help them to instantly get their life on track. And, while most of the advice that I give is in fact revolutionary and new-age, they are often left disappointed when I tell them to simply go home and sleep. From a young age our parents repeatedly told us that we had to sleep in order to grow big and strong. But was this just a ploy to get us out of their hair as early as possible every night or were they really onto something? Let’s find out…

 

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15 Aug, 2017

I’m not stressed!

by Kirsten Lee

“I’m not stressed” is one of the most common statements uttered in an initial consultation. The word stress often conjures the image of a wiry, corporate employee pulling their hair out and running around frantically and outwardly expressing their distress. However, for majority of people this is not the case and perhaps a better way of assessing this is – do you have a lot going on at the moment? Whilst we might not recognise our own levels of stress and response to the events around us, our bodies are not immune to these pressures and will start to show signs related to being in a chronically stressed state.

Stress is a normal physiological process that occurs within the body and is regulated by two different nervous systems. Firstly the sympathetic nervous system which is our fight or flight response and the parasympathetic which is our rest and digest state.

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14 Aug, 2017

BACK TO BASICS WEEK 2: Why moving is so important

by Isaac Serhan

Why is moving so important?

Our bodies are designed to move. From infancy onwards; our natural instinct is to begin crawling and eventually into walking. Our joints are mobile to allow for all of these movements. How many of you would say that if you feel stiff and tight; that you feel good?

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14 Aug, 2017

Just For One Week...

by Barbara Simon

Scientific studies show that we have around 60000 thoughts every day. Only 3% of those thoughts are positive, 97% are – not so positive. Why is that so? Seems we are prisoners of our own brains.

In an analysis conducted by A. Heimsroth, a german Psychotherapist, it was evident that when we write down our thoughts there is only a very small portion of positives we write down. E.g. we would say “it wasn’t bad” instead of saying “it was good”. Thoughts and psycho hygiene are important for our emotional and physical stability and health as thoughts create our reality. They determine our actions, out actions determine our behaviour and our behaviours shape our life. And when we stay in our rather negative thoughts and dealings we have a negative influence on our surroundings. When we learn to control our thoughts and turn them into positive ones more often we can experience that we will develop more joy, self-esteem and in the end self love. Negative thoughts will hinder us from achieving and will keep us in believing that we are not worthy, not able and will block any positive development.

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14 Aug, 2017

3 Myths About Self Esteem

by Barbara Simon

Self esteem is something a lot of people are lacking, some have in abundance and most of us want it – and more of it. The thing is there are a few myths surrounding self esteem which people might use as an excuse not to get better at self esteem and instead keep sitting in the same little hole feeling sorry for themselves…… Sorry to be so blunt but that is often the case. Therefor I have decided to dispel the myths and let you know THERE IS HOPE!!!

Myth #1: Self esteem is something you are born with. Not true. Well, to a degree it might be true but it doesn’t mean an either or. If you are born with it, great. I am sure it can always be improved though. If you weren’t born with it, you can actually develop it. Learn it. Practice it and become better and better at it. No matter how far you want to take it

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04 Aug, 2017

Gut Health and Gut Flora

by Sophie Windeyer

What is gut health?

These days there is a lot of talk about gut health. When you speak with a health care practitioner you find that often the big topic is gut health. So what exactly is gut health? When speaking about the gut we are referring to the gastrointestinal tract (This includes all the organs from the mouth to the anus). Issues such as bloating, gas, reflux and bowel motions etc are indicators of how well you are digesting your food. Gut health is about encouraging your gastrointestinal tract to work effectively in the absorption of nutrients, in the proper elimination of waste and in helping the immune system to work well.

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04 Aug, 2017

BACK TO BASICS WEEK 1: Reconnect to your Inner Caveman

by Mariana Diniz

Happy August everyone!

Its not rare that my clients ask me “what foods can I get away with?”. As if food was something that either makes you put on weight or not. But hang on a second. What is the reason we eat again?

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04 Aug, 2017

How to Ensure your Next ‘Diet’ Becomes a Lifestyle Change

by Amanda Dinte

The definition of the word “diet”, as we know it, has evolved over time. It originates from the Greek word ‘diaita’, meaning ‘way of life’ or ‘daily habits’. Over the last century, this word “diet” has also come to represent something very different; it has morphed into a word that denotes restriction and deprivation. In fact, ‘diet’ is now listed in the Cambridge Dictionary as an adjective, used to describe food that has been modified from its original form so that it is reduced in sugar or fat, and often injected with artificial sweetener, like diet soft drink. Somehow, a word that was originally used to represent a lifestyle is now a word used to describe food that is no longer even real food. 

So how can we take a step back in time and return to that place where the word “diet” had a positive connotation and didn’t represent the act of limiting food or caloric intake? Here are 5 ways to turn your diet back into a way of life…

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04 Aug, 2017

How to Master the Supermarket

by Amanda Dinte

Supermarkets in today’s society hold a massive influence over the products we buy and the way we consume them. For many people, their weekly excursions to the supermarket are the only way food makes it into their homes. Therefore, the decisions made during those trips to the supermarket can guide and limit food choices for the rest of the week. So what is the best way to shop in the supermarket, and how can you ensure you’re setting yourself up for a week of healthy eating? Read on to find out my top 3 tips to tackling the supermarket…

1.     Always enter with an agenda

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03 Aug, 2017

Why see a nutritionist?

by Kate Gray

Sometimes staying healthy in this fast-paced life we lead can be a struggle. Do you ever feel a bit rundown, or tired, or irritable and you just don’t know why? Maybe a chronic illness has been plaguing you for years, maybe it’s serious or perhaps it’s just annoying. Sometimes a trip to the doctor isn’t going to solve anything. You need a holistic path back to full health, a way to help your body heal itself. A nutritionist might be just the ticket!

Nutritionists don’t just tell you how to eat healthily. I bet you know that already! (Doing it is the hard part, right?) Nutritionists analyse your diet and lifestyle and determine what habits might be the cause of your current health complaints. We take you on a journey to restore your health through specific healing foods for your condition, targeted lifestyle changes and supplements to ensure your body can carry out its essential functions, such as creating energy and fighting off bugs.

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01 Aug, 2017

Do you even move?

by Nick Miller

For many amateur athletes the winter sporting season is getting close to finishing up for the year. This is the time we often see an increase in sporting based injuries within our clinic. These injuries range from muscle tears, knee and ankle injuries, shoulders and the list goes on. The accumulation of loads and stresses from the last few months from training and games gradually takes its toll on the body. 

In much the same way as a cars wheel alignment will gradually wear out the tyres and suspension with prolonged use, the human body will experience increase in injuries if it is not moving correctly. This is often the root cause of many peoples end of season niggles and injuries, incorrect movement patterns in the joints and muscles, can create compensations and increase the forces and demand on the nerves, muscle and ligaments of the body. 

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27 Jul, 2017

Bitters, what are they and why are they good for us?

by Pamela Nelson

Bitters are compounds which influence many areas of upper digestive function including salivation, gastric secretion, bile flow and pancreatic function, and can be consumed via foods or as herbal medicines (also known as bitter tonics, aromatic digestives and digestive stimulants).

It is thought that by stimulating the bitter taste receptors in the mouth, these compounds in turn stimulate, via the vagus nerve, the production of the hormone gastrin which activates gastric juices. The results can include increased hydrochloric acid production; increased digestive enzyme and bile production; increased motility; increased appetite and overall improved digestive function.

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27 Jul, 2017

Magnesium soup for your soul and bones

by Yanan Kim

Magnesium, a vital ingredient to produce protein, muscle and nerve function as well as formation of bones! You may have heard it as a supplement but this key ingredient to your health is abundant in food. When you get magnesium from food, you can never overdose it as your kidneys excrete the excess amount. But you can overdose it if you get it from the “manufactured” sources. Call me old-fashioned, I am all for grabbing what you can from the nature. So I thought, heck! I am going to put together a super easy recipe to delight you with. (Read Fact Sheet on Magnesium here)

So, are you getting enough of it? Well, forget about the counting and say hello to one of the simplest recipe for you to have enough green leaves in your gut! Combining magnesium filled spinach and fermented miso, do I need to say more about your gut health?

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27 Jul, 2017

How to keep your hormones happy!

by Kerryn Odell

Types of Estrogen

Estrogen is your feel-good hormone.  It boosts serotonin (brain hormone that promotes feelings of well-being and happiness) and dopamine (brain hormone associated with motivation and reward) and sensitises your muscles to insulin.  Estrogen is like an interesting and charismatic friend.  She’s great to have around, but she can become a bit overwhelming after a while.

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27 Jul, 2017

THIRTY DAYS OF LETTING GO (PART II)

by Ingrid Galloway

Last month I wrote about the first half of this blog, taking the inspiration from Gabrielle Bernstein’s book, to set yourself free and use forgiveness as a pathway toward inner guidance. I encourage you to read Part 1 first to remind yourself about Carmen and Callum’s story.

STEP 1: RETHINKING
Make a Compassion List. Identify the areas where the person on your list is struggling, then see your part you’ve played in the situation. Were there any false impressions from your ego that made you think you were 100% the victim. Your part may be as simple as: “I’ve been angry for so long, how can I let go of my anger now?”

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21 Jul, 2017

Do you have the guts to be healthy

by Kerryn Odell

 

Anatomy of the digestive system
The digestive system is essentially a hollow tube beginning in the mouth and extending to the anus. 

Your stomach is responsible for the chemical digestion of your food and the intestines take care of nutrient absorption and manufacture of some vitamins such as Vitamin K and B12.  The lining of the intestine is made up of cells just one cell thick.  These cells but up tightly together forming tight cell junctions.  It’s through these tight cell junctions that nutrient absorption takes place.
Stress, toxins, antibiotics, poor diet and other medications all cause damage to the lining and put gaps in the tight cell junctions.  This enables the contents of the intestines to leak out into circulation and is called intestinal permeability.
This intestinal permeability results in inflammation not only in the digestive system but systemically throughout the body and can often be the cause of headaches, mood swings, disturbed sleep, food cravings, brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, skin conditions, sinus, allergies, food intolerances, hormonal symptoms, muscular pain and much more

 

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21 Jul, 2017

A new approach to dealing with stress

by Barbara Simon

If you type the word “stress” into a search engine you will get a variety of explanations and definitions but in the end we all know that stress can lead to physical and emotional ill health if not dealt with regularly. The definition I liked the most is the following:
 
Stress is the feeling we have when under pressure, while stressors are the things we respond to in our environment. Examples of stressors are noises, unpleasant people, a speeding car, or even going out on a first date. Generally (but not always), the more stressors we experience, the more stressed we feel.”
 
Why? Because it actually mentions the importance of stressors and not only the state of being stressed. In the end it is not the stress itself we have to look at but the stressor and more so the way we respond to that stressor. Let’s take the speeding or slow car as an example. Why can some people ignore that stressor completely while it drives others mad and to actions they can’t even explain themselves where they came from – like yelling and cursing as if the driver would hear it…. And here begins the work dealing with stress by looking at the stressor. We have an emotional memory experience that lets us respond the way we respond and which is triggered from our unconscious mind. Within that unconscious mind we have stored a variety of emotions which might have protected us in a certain situation once but for some reason our brain now thinks, it has to protect us again and again when a similar situation appears. That memory emotion is stuck and can create stress as it lets us react in a way we actually don’t really want to react but can’t help it. Welcome to the world of unconsciousness.
 
The way to approach this “emotional stuckness” is by using a technique called wingwave-coaching which is a combination of EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and muscle testing as a way to find the exact emotion to work with.
 
Wingwave coaching is new to Australia, coming all the way from Germany and it is now available at Mona Vale Health Space, provided by Barbara Simon, the Results-Coach at the clinic. For the month of July, Barbara is offering a 50% off the first visit so you can experience a different approach to reducing your stress levels.
 
Btw, stress is very often linked to fear and fear is one of the emotions mostly worked with in wingwave coaching. Like fear of heights, fear of flying, fear of spiders, fear of public speaking. And all of those fears create stress, don’t they….. It all comes together in the end J
 
To book in with Barbara please call 9979 8887 or for more information call Barbara directly on 0452180759

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21 Jul, 2017

My Journey Into Natural Health Products & Essential Oils

by Louise Kelly

WELLNESS, GROWTH & CONNECTION

It will be no surprise to those of you who came to our “New Year, New Intentions” workshop back in January, that I love goal setting!

Last year I completed the incredible Owners Collective 'Mastermind' business program. The first module was on 'entrepreneurial mindset', and I identified my core values as Wellness, Growth & Connection. These three values sit at the heart of both my business and personal life.

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29 Jun, 2017

HOW TO EAT YOUR WINTER VEGETABLES

by Bonnie Stedman

Parsnip Baked as a chip and dipped into guacamole while hot.   So so good.

Leek Thickens up any soup, amazing in frittatas, but also a simple dish of fried leek in butter on sourdough toast is such a lovely winter snack.

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29 Jun, 2017

Quercertin, a natural anti-histamine

by Karina Paskin

Roughly 20% of the Australian population suffers from allergies, these can be caused by grasses, pollens, pollutants, molds and foods, to name a few. These allergens trigger an immune response within the body that causes IgE antibodies to attach to cells known as mast cells and basophils; they then release large amounts histamine, pro-inflammatory prostaglandins & cytokines: causing the cluster of symptoms we associate with allergies; runny nose, itchy & watery eyes, irritated throat, skin rash and asthma.

Quercertin is a bioflavonoid; a powerful antioxidant that also acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergen. Quercertin acts by attaching itself to the mast and basophils, reducing their ability to over-react to allergens, reducing their ability to release histamine, pro-inflammatory prostaglandins & cytokines. Quercertin also reduces inflammation by inhibiting immune inflammation pathways in the body.

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29 Jun, 2017

Herbal Stress Busters

by Pamela Nelson

Mental and physical fatigue and general weariness resulting from stress are common symptoms in patients I see. Their busy, fast paced lives, often balancing work, study and parenting leave them exhausted and frustrated, with a lack of motivation and energy.

In chronic stress - hormone balance, blood sugar metabolism and immune function are frequently impaired, and in addition to fatigue, other common symptoms can include aches and pains in muscles and joints, menstrual irregularities, digestive and sleep disturbances and hypersensitivity to stimuli such as noise and smell.

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29 Jun, 2017

A new approach to dealing with stress

by Barbara Simon

If you type the word “stress” into a search engine you will get a variety of explanations and definitions but in the end we all know that stress can lead to physical and emotional ill health if not dealt with regularly. The definition I liked the most is the following:

Stress is the feeling we have when under pressure, while stressors are the things we respond to in our environment. Examples of stressors are noises, unpleasant people, a speeding car, or even going out on a first date. Generally (but not always), the more stressors we experience, the more stressed we feel.”

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29 Jun, 2017

THIRTY DAYS OF LETTING GO (PART I)

by Ingrid Galloway

February was wonderful for couples as it was the month of love (Valentine’s Day) and all of its commercialism hit the world. Now that it is July, what is going to happen next? Shall you go back to your overwhelmed self and your stressful relationship simply because you don’t have a step-by-step guidance on how to manage it better?

Taking the inspiration from Gabrielle Bernstein (A Hip Guide to Happiness), let’s have a look at forgiveness. Carmen and Callum (not their real names) were burnt badly in their previous relationships. They had both been cheated on before and were unaware that this became a huge block in their subconscious mind moving forward. The compassion for each other attracted them to be together. They simply didn’t want to be hurt anymore. However it is made them not very open to each other on a deeper level and the relationship became stale past the 3 months honeymoon period after they first met.

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29 Jun, 2017

International Yoga Day

by Jo Longhurst

Breath Easy

Keep calm and breathe. Pranayama is a term generally referred to as breath control; however it has much more spiritual depth. Prana is our vital energy or life force and Yama means control. So when taking control of our breath we are taking control of our energy and redirecting it into a more positive flow. So when we feel anxious or stressed on a flight, it is important to breathe and focus our energy to keep us calm and in control.

An easy way to do this is to concentrate on a basic yogic breath. Always breathe in and out through the nose. Start with an exhale and on the inhale focus on filling the bottom of the lungs, think about the air making your belly stick out, then fill the lungs so the ribs expand and finally fill up your chest with air, and then release it in the same order: chest, ribs, belly. Do this to a count of 6 (2 counts for each section of the torso). You should see a physical expansion and contraction in your stomach, ribs and chest. You will feel more calm and relaxed after just a couple of rounds.

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31 May, 2017

Is it time you saw your Kinesiologist?

by Michael Hall

The “5 Top signs” you should check in for an emotional health check up

1.     You’ve experienced the death or loss of a Relative or Friend.  Grief can manifest in many ways, it can be an experience that leaves us overwhelmed or almost numb.  The journey through this experience can be facilitated alone, but sometimes we need someone to help guide us through the process. 

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31 May, 2017

Winter and the importance of Vitamin D

by Karina Paskin

With the days getting shorter and the need to dress more warmly as the temperature drops, many of us won’t be getting as much Vitamin D from the sun.

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, proper muscle function and optimal immune functioning. Low Vitamin D may have a connection with Seasonal Affective Disorder, where people experience low mood during the winter months.

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31 May, 2017

Three key tactics for helping manage anxiety

by Sam Pearson

Anxiety is a word that gets bandied easily and often. And whilst ‘anxious’ is a feeling experienced by many of us at one point of another in relation to a worry we have, for some of us anxiety is a beast that can bring us to our knees.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics noted in its 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being that anxiety is the most common mental disorder experienced, with approximately 14% of Aussies suffering with anxiety or an anxiety disorder.

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31 May, 2017

The Flip Side of Stress

by Prue Sturgeon

The kind of stress we so often hear about is the kind that makes your heart beat a little faster, gives you sweaty palms or makes your stomach flip. And, some say, stress leads to all kinds of illness and pain, structurally, biochemically and emotionally.  

But is there a flip side to this kind of stress?

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28 Apr, 2017

What is Nia?

by Jo Longhurst

dance + martial arts + yoga + healing

6pm Tuesdays Mona Vale Health Space

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27 Apr, 2017

Hip flexor Tendinopathy

by Eleni Tsagaris

The Psoas major muscle - a major hip flexor - attaches deep inside the front of the hip joint to the lesser trochanter (a bony prominence on the front of the femur). Psoas tendinopathy is the inflammation and partial tearing of the muscle’s tendinous attachment, which occurs when the tendon becomes irritated.

 Hip flexor tendinopathy can be caused by:

·      Sport or work activities leading to overuse or injury to the hip joint area e.g. running, stair climbing.

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27 Apr, 2017

Wondering what the Ketogenic diet is all about?

by Mariana Diniz

The Ketogenic diet was originally developed to treat epilepsy and got media’s attention for all the other health benefits it promoted. Those included:

  • Improvements in body composition
  • Better cognitive function
  • Hormone regulation 
  • Decrease in inflammation
  • Improved sugar metabolism 

 

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27 Apr, 2017

Stressed? Time Passing too Quickly? 3 Easy Tips to Staying Present

by Prue Sturgeon

> Do you ever arrive somewhere, whether driving or on foot, and realise you were on auto-pilot the whole time?

> Do you get to the end of the day and wonder where the time went? Or maybe, for you, Friday seems to hit you in the face, and just as quickly it is Sunday night and the next week is about to start again?

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27 Apr, 2017

Chronic Back Pain? Help is at Hand

by Nick Woods

As part of Spinal Health Week 2017, all chiropractors at Health Space are raising awareness of chronic back pain and encouraging Australians to seek help.

Spinal Health Week runs from 22 to 28 May and this year we are encouraging people to seek help for chronic back problems. 

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01 Apr, 2017

The Great Thirst

by Chris Doyle

Many conditions/symptoms are often linked to dehydration, and the vast majority of people are dehydrated!  So, it’s no wonder that so many are suffering from various ailments.

While we know it’s great to drink water, here are some of the reasons it’s also vital to keep ourselves well hydrated.  Water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical functions.  Water contributes to the maintenance of normal cognitive functions, and to keep us cool, or warm, depending what the weather throws our way, water contributes to the maintenance of normal thermoregulation.

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29 Mar, 2017

What Is Yoga?

by Jo Longhurst

1. What Is Yoga?

The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yujmeans to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline. A male who practices yoga is called a yogi, a female practitioner, a yogini.

The Indian sage Patanjali is believed to have collated the practice of yoga into the Yoga Sutra an estimated 2,000 years ago. The Sutra is a collection of 195 statements that serves as a philosophical guidebook for most of the yoga that is practiced today. It also outlines eight limbs of yoga: the yamas (restraints), niyamas (observances), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), dharana(concentration), dhyani (meditation), and samadhi (absorption). As we explore these eight limbs, we begin by refining our behavior in the outer world, and then we focus inwardly until we reach samadhi (liberation, enlightenment).

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27 Mar, 2017

The Art of Forgiveness and its Benefits

by Luca Orlandi

How many times did you end up in an argument with your partner, a member of your family or someone at work and it didn’t resolve there and then?

Have you ever noticed how strong you feel resentment towards someone, or even towards yourself even after a long period of time after the situation happened?

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16 Mar, 2017

Cooking Class: Gut Healthy, Real Food Recipes

by Berleena Eberle

When Sunday, 26th March

Time 3.30pm - 4.30pm

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15 Mar, 2017

Working on disempowering beliefs with the EFT technique

by Luca Orlandi

Working on disempowering beliefs with the EFT technique

Have you ever wondered what do you really believe regarding yourself and how this affects your life on a daily basis?

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14 Mar, 2017

What are you holding on to? Let it go! Let it goooooooo!

by Jo Grainger

I was having an acupuncture treatment once for some back pain issues I was experiencing at the time. As always I was fascinated by all the different points the needles were going in, most of them nowhere near my back. I was still studying my diploma of massage, so I was gaining a good base understanding about my body and was becoming more and more aware of what was going on. When left to chill out with my needles I started to zone out as normal. As I drifted in and out of awareness, I started to notice that I was holding on to tension in some of the spots the needles were placed, particularly around my glutes, legs and arms. “Why am I doing that?” I thought to myself, “I’m laying flat on a table, there is no reason to be holding my muscles so tight!” I kid you not, in the zone out, stoned like state that I was in, I started singing that song ‘let it gooooo, let it gooooooooo” and physically releasing the muscles I had no idea that I had been holding on to. Acupuncture – brilliant stuff!

Fast forward a few months, I’d finished my studies and was out in the real world treating my own clients with their own issues and I starting noticing similar patterns, funnily enough beginning with my mother. I love my mother, she is the most awesome person in the world, but when I was massaging her I could not get her to relax, particularly her arms and legs. Now usually if I give the limb a little shake, I can get the client to release and carry on with what I’m doing, but with my mum she just didn’t seem to take the hint. “Just relax your arm” I told her. “I’m trying!” she replied. I began to notice it more in other clients and would find it incredible that we could be 45-50 minutes into a massage and they were still holding their arms and hands rigid while I’m trying to massage. I’m doing my best work here people, why haven’t you relaxed yet?? One day I realised that these people had not yet had a zoned out acupuncture epiphany that I had and were actually not able to mentally or physically relax.

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28 Feb, 2017

HOW TO: Warm Up

by Isaac Serhan

At Healthspace Clinics, many patients are referred for physiotherapy for having sustained some sort of injury from their competitive game over the weekend. Time and time again, I hear “I’m too stiff, it’s not like when I was a kid anymore”. As a Physiotherapist, one of the biggest questions I constantly get is – how should I stretch before we play?

Back in the day, people use to hold a stretch for anywhere up to a minute as it helps ‘loosen the muscle’ and get them ready for sport. What we know today, and the current literature suggests otherwise.

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22 Feb, 2017

Shoulder injuries and rehabilitation

by Eleni Tsagaris

The shoulder complex is a ball and socket joint formed where the head of the humerus  meets the glenoid of the scapula. Also involved in the shoulder complex is the acromioclavicular joint (where the acromion meets the clavicle) the acromion and the coracoid process.

There are several other important structures involved, these include:

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14 Feb, 2017

Do you know what causes migraines? No??? You are not alone!

by Jo Grainger

Worldwide, migraines affect nearly 15% of the population or approximately 1 billion people – with the highest percentage in Western countries and only slightly lower in Asia & African countries

An early description consistent with migraines was found in the Ebers papyrus, written around 1500 BCE in ancient Egypt. In 200 BC, writings from the Hippocratic School of Medicine described the visual aura that can precede the headache and a partial relief occurring through vomiting.

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14 Feb, 2017

New Year Detox

by Rachel Pavitt

After a lovely Christmas break and a few extra glasses of sav blanc enjoyed with friends and family over the new year period I decided to do a mini detox last month to give my liver and digestive system a bit of a break and a chance to recover! 

I put the word out to friends and family with an offer to join me and my hubby Jake and had a great response with people keen to jump on board so as a team we embarked on the program together, offering recipe ideas, posting pics of our detox- friendly meals and grocery items whilst encouraging and supporting each through the temptations... the struggle was real! 

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13 Feb, 2017

Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

by Helen Poulos

 

Have you checked in to your health this year?

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06 Feb, 2017

No Energy?

by Bianca Hussey

Are you tired of feeling like you have no energy? Do you feel you have tried to change your diet and still see no difference in energy? Are you seeking an answer? I invite you to read about the macronutrient groups below to find the best dietary sources of energy and others to steer clear of.

Simple Sugars

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01 Feb, 2017

What Are Impingements?

by Eleni Tsagaris

Shoulder impingement is caused by the intermittent trapping and compression of rotator cuff tendons in the small space under the top of the shoulder - the subacromial space. Shoulder impingement is a syndrome, occurring due to repeated shoulder movement and therefore frequent compression of the rotator cuff tendons. This leads to inflammation, swelling, and thus, a persistent ache or pain.

What causes impingement?

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25 Jan, 2017

Brace Me is Born!

by Louise Cavanough

After years as chiropractor, Nick Wood frequently found his clients couldn’t find the right braces for their needs and were confused about what was most suited to them. Nick designed the Brace Me range to bridge that gap. His range of braces provide a high-quality, straight-forward solution, designed to support his clients in their everyday lives. His expertise as a chiropractor has shaped the designs to support specific injuries and conditions, as well as supporting weak joints during exercise and movement.

The Brace Me range has now been expanded to include resistance bands, exercise balls, foam rollers, yoga mats and trigger point balls. This collection of rehab equipment is intended to facilitate Health Space clients in their rehabilitation, from the clinic to their living room.

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18 Jan, 2017

9 Tips for Success

by Kate Wood

 

1.    Let the universe assist you - Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”??Ralph Waldo Emerson - meditate, be grateful, use the law of attraction, manifest by surrounding your self in positivity

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18 Jan, 2017

Green Tea in the prevention of Heart disease, Diabetes and Cancer

by Bianca Hussey

High quality green tea can give an extra boost of nutrients needed to help prevent disease and support the body in difficult times of illness.

When considering disease prevention with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer green tea can play a major role by supplying the body with essential antioxidants that combat the damaging effects of oxidative stress within the body.

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18 Jan, 2017

SEX AFTER MARRIAGE, WHERE IS THAT MAGIC BUTTON?

by Ingrid Galloway

A male friend of mine who’s single, asked me to write this specific topic. Lately, whenever he got together with his married mates, they all complained about their sex lives.  Either they are not getting enough, or they are not getting any.  Perhaps as a man you view sex as a natural part of life, you have natural urges, it can be a driving force for you to get through your stressful day and you were created to produce offsprings, right?

If you are in a committed long-term relationship or marriage, you are expected to not have an affair but you are scratching your head because your partner/wife seems to have lost their interest in you. Sometimes you feel gone are the days that you were deeply affectionate and couldn’t have enough of each other.

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11 Jan, 2017

But, I don’t have time to stretch!

by Eleni Tsagaris

How many of you jump straight out of a workout – whether it be a spin class, weights session or run on the treadmill – without taking the time to adequately cool down or stretch?

As a Physiotherapist at Health Space, I see many clients presenting with acute sport or exercise related injuries, resulting in pain and several weeks of rehabilitation. It is more common than not, that these injuries are either due to a poor technique or complete failure to stretch.

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11 Jan, 2017

Scoli-what?

by Eleni Tsagaris

Scoliosis is the term used to describe an abnormal sidewards curvature in the spine.

When viewed from the back, the spine should appear straight from the top of the neck to the bottom of the tail bone. However, when a scoliosis occurs, the spine can appear in one of three ways:

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30 Dec, 2016

Health Space Lane Cove & Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal

by Nick Miller

 

Health Space Lane Cove & Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal

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22 Dec, 2016

Congratulations to all our new Healthspace Families!

by Natalia Kapur

To all the parents who have trusted us with holistic pregnancy care and allowed us to support you through the experience of becoming parents, thank you! As a team we will always be here to help you and encourage your cute little ones to grow into strong, fun loving, adventurous kids! We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas!

Happy holidays and happy new year.

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21 Dec, 2016

The Age of should

by Luca Orlandi

 

The way we think and express ourselves, and especially our unconscious thinking patterns affects deeply our subtle energetic field, our life and ultimately our health. Have you ever caught yourself thinking or feeling you are not good enough?

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21 Dec, 2016

How to set meaningful goals in 2017

by Berleena Eberle

By Berleena Eberle, Food Mindset Coach at Healthspace Kings Cross and berleena.com
 
Setting goals and intentions for the year ahead is not only a fun annual tradition, but a great activity for some mental (and often physical) white space clearing. A view of our future revitalizes our perspectives, refreshes our enthusiasm, provides a platform for gratitude, plus a map for the road ahead. 

Setting goals doesn't have to be rigid and absolute. Often goals related to weight, improved eating or exercise habits lose their thrill after a few months, even days into the new year because we didn't take the time to truly reflect and understand what we really want.
 
To help you start the process right, I've put together my top 3 tips for setting meaningful goals in 2017: 

1. Dig deeper 
Just as important as it is to know WHAT you want, it’s important to know WHY you want it. Ask yourself “What’s the real reason you want to lose weight this year?” Keep asking yourself WHY to get to the root of your motivations. 

2. How do you want to feel?
Now that you’ve peeled back the layers to understand what you really want, identify some core feelings you wish to live by in 2017 (like flow, clarity, supported). Setting intentions based around how you want to live your year can be so much more powerful than a rigid “lose 7kgs by March”

3. Set short term goals 
Pair short-term goals with your long term goals. If you want to break free from dieting this year, what step are you going to take in January? What are you going to do this week and today? 
 
Berleena offers a 6-month, step by step program to help her clients build a healthy relationship with food in 2017
 
  • How to let go of emotional attachments to food, rewire your reactions and develop a greater self-awareness.
  • Learn why the motivation "I want to lose weight" dies off quickly and what you can focus on instead for better results.
  • Kickstart 2017 with a plan to truly nurture your energy so you don't burn yourself out by March!

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02 Dec, 2016

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26 Oct, 2016

The Benefits of Energetic Healing

by Luca Orlandi

Heard about Energetic Healing before?

You might have heard about Energetic Healing, chakras, meditation and their increased popularity in our Western and modern society. Are you curious about it? Would you like to understand more about the world of energy and its benefit in our daily life? Then keep reading…

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26 Oct, 2016

Revisiting Your Wellbeing with Herbal Medicine

by Evie Maiolo

                   When was the last time you checked in with how well you feel?

Are you tolerating feeling run down, tired, or unwell, but are unsure why, or how to start improving your health?

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20 Oct, 2016

Acupuncture & Arthritis

by Laelia Douglas-Brown

Acupuncture helps with pain, stiffness & swelling, so it naturally suits those managing arthritic conditions. Osteoarthritis is a chronic inflammation and degeneration of the articular cartilage & most commonly found in major weight bearing joints, as well as the joints of the hands and fingers. The cartilage breakdown and inflammation produces spurring in and around the joints.

Acupuncture addresses the inflammation, muscular tension & guarding that occur around the joint spaces. This decrease in tension results in a notable pain reduction by reducing irritation in the joints. Despite the presence of spurring there is substantial evidence to show a marked improvement in pain levels as treatment progresses.

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20 Oct, 2016

Acupuncture For Bursitis

by Laelia Douglas-Brown

A bursa is a soft tissue sac filled with fluid that your body uses to reduce friction between moveable structural components. It’s common for bursae to exist between tendons or between tendons and bone. Bursitis, occurs when this sac becomes inflamed. This can occur due to irritation of local structures. & often causes pain near the bursa.

The use of acupuncture may be used to reduce inflammation, relieve mechanical pressure on the bursa through targeting certain muscles in the area, and control pain.

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20 Oct, 2016

Acupuncture For Headaches and Migraines

by Laelia Douglas-Brown

DID YOU KNOW? Regardless of the type of headache or migraine experienced, they all have a neuromuscular trigger as a common component. Acupuncture treatment deactivates reactive trigger points and muscle tension whilst regulating the nervous system by interrupting the trigger and cascade of symptoms that follows in the initial phase. Follow up sessions with extended intervals can place these headaches and migraine disorders into remission! 

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20 Oct, 2016

Acupuncture For Inflammation/Swelling

by Laelia Douglas-Brown

DID YOU KNOW? Acupuncture can address inflammation and swelling both directly and indirectly: Local needling at the inflammation site engages the inflammatory agents directly via histamine released in the tissue. Over a period of a few days, the cascade of triggered chemical reactions plays itself out & an anti-inflammatory response occurs. Frequently, this is accompanied by a decrease in swelling and pain from pre-treatment levels.

Studies have shown that the body responds to acupuncture by producing cortisol (located in the adrenal gland), which is the body’s natural steroid. Cortisol release along with peripheral nervous system regulation, combine to assist in resolving inflammatory disorders.

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20 Oct, 2016

Acupuncture For Sciatica

by Laelia Douglas-Brown

The sciatic nerve is often susceptible to irritation in two places:

1.     At the nerve roots that exit the spine in the lower back before they bundle together to form the sciatic nerve, and

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20 Oct, 2016

Acupuncture For Tendonitis

by Laelia Douglas-Brown

Tendonitis generally develops when the stresses on a tendon overwhelm the body’s repair mechanisms. This may through over training, a lack of conditioning before a task, poor body mechanics or insufficient rest time between activities.

Any of these can place stress on a structurally weak link—often a tendon. Acupuncture can help manage the pain while decreasing inflammation of the tendon. In addition, it can be used for targeted muscle cueing (or inhibition), with the goal of reinforcing or retraining proper body mechanics through motor recruitment patterns to address the root cause of pain & inflammation.

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30 Sep, 2016

Quinoa: The King of Seeds

by Jan Denecke

Ancient food: Quinoa salad
Quinoa is the king of seeds and thanks to its health benefits trophied as superfood.  It wouldn’t be a superfood if it wasn’t for its delicious variety. It is perfect for salads, a suitable substitute for rice or potatoes, and a beautiful addition in cereals. Let’s explore the SUPER in quinoa.

Healthy heart
Quinoa contains healthy fats such as omega 3, is a good source of fibre, and is high in anti-oxidants; all qualities that contribute to a healthier heart.

Building block
Our entire body depends on proteins. They provide important building blocks for our skin, organs, muscles, blood, neurotransmitters and more. These building blocks,  9 essential amino acids,   can be found in protein rich foods such as meat, cheese, nuts, legumes, grains, eggs, seafood, soy, AND quinoa. Unlike a lot of non-animal based proteins quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids. That is why quinoa is a good source for delicious vegetarian dishes.

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25 Aug, 2016

Make peace with your food

by Neta Fluksman

Let’s talk about the word DIET. What goes through your head when you hear that word? I’m sure it’s not anything positive. Thoughts like “I’m now restricting my eating because I have to lose weight”…for the next 3 weeks I’m planning to eat only…” are some of the things I hear from my clients when I ask them that question. When in fact, the word Diet, originated from the Greek word diaita, means “the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats”, It is what we normally eat as a society, our usual lifestyle and eating behaviors, It’s your way of life.

The scary truth is that 95% of dieters regain the weight they lost within one to five years and in most cases fall into what we call the “yoyo” affect for dieting- when one tend to lose weight and gain it back, resulting in cycling of loss and gain of weight.
Typical diets as we know them today encourage a temporary solution to weight loss, one that we can probably only stick to for a very short period of time. The only permanent solution to weight loss is making small, gradual, and permanent changes to your lifestyle

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25 Aug, 2016

New Healthspace Clinic in CBD!

by Tom Ham

Exciting news for Healthspace as we have expanded to the CBD! We are located inside Australia’s largest Fitness First, providing chiropractic & sports med to not only gym goers, but all individuals! As part of us being new to the area we are currently offering FREE initial chiropractic consults valued at $105! Hurry, as this offer will not last very long! (Ends 31/8/16) As for all our gym goers, here are a few simple tips of what NOT to do while training! (Unless you want to come and see us!)

·      Think one glove fits all: Everyone has different genetic capabilities and personal preferences. Finding what works for you is the most important rule.

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25 Aug, 2016

My journey to becoming a life coach

by Kate Farrell

My own personal journey has been the catalyst for me to become a certified life coach. In February 2015 I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis. The diagnosis turned my world upside down. It took me to a place of darkness, where I felt overwhelmed and disconnected. I was stressed, anxious and fearful about my health and my future. 

It wasn’t long after my diagnosis that I came to a life-changing realisation. For me to regain my life I had to become an active participant in my health and wellbeing. No one else could do this for me. Finding myself at a cross roads I was ready to move from where I was to where I truly wanted to be. This realisation led me on a journey of renewal. I made the choice to truly invest in myself by re-engaging with my true self, nurturing my inner strength and nourishing my mind, body and spirit.

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25 Aug, 2016

City2Surf 2016 Bondi Beach

by Claudia Turró

As a new citizen to Sydney for less than one year I was honoured to participate as a volunteer in one of the world’s largest fun run: The City2Surf. I was giving post-race massages in the Heart Foundation tent and my work was well appreciated for all the runners on the receiving end.

Most of them were not use to massage, so I took that opportunity to explain to them some of the benefits. Those who exercise and particularly do a growling exercise like City2Surf.

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28 Jul, 2016

The 3 most FAQ’s mums-to-be ask their pregnancy chiropractor

by Kelly Burns

As a pregnancy Chiropractor I get asked 3 main questions before mums to be start Chiropractic care- I thought I would share them with you, incase you too had the same questions…

1.Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?

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28 Jul, 2016

Chiropractic and CrossFit - Is Injury Slowing your progression

by Callum Forrest

A common frustration amongst people wanting to improve their fitness is having to reduce or stop training because of unforeseen injuries. Well these injures might not be as unforeseen as you think.

Understanding how the body functions is an important way to identify injury before it creeps in. The first and arguably most important point to remember is the body works as a whole unit. Like a well-oiled machine we need to look after all components of the system for optimum function. If you spend most of your day sitting, driving or stationary then high intensity exercise in the evening can place excessive stress on certain areas that may have tightened up during the day. Maintaining movement throughout the day prevents postural muscles becoming tight and poor muscle firing patterns being adopted. After all you wouldn’t want to have the handbrake on during a drag race!

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30 Jun, 2016

The mighty microbiome! Why its time we listened to our gut.

by Louise Cavanough

It might surprise you to learn that our gut is the epicenter of our health. Good gut health not only determines our digestion and absorption of nutrients, but our vitality, immunity, mental health and risk of chronic disease.

The gut is a breeding ground for trillions of microbes, both friend and foe, known as the gut microbiota. This population of microorganisms can weigh up to 2kgs and, much like our fingerprints, is unique to each of us. This dynamic ecosystem interacts with its host in a complex manner known as the gut-brain axis. This interaction makes gut health pivotal to issues such as anxiety, depression and the stress response. Interestingly, the majority of serotonin (the neurotransmitter in charge of making us feel happy) is synthesized in the gut. Even more astonishingly, 70% of our immune system also resides in the gut. Known as gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) and located just below the mucosal lining, the GALT is responsible for red flagging any bad guys passing through the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and triggering an immune response.

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27 Jun, 2016

But I have a six-pack, doesn’t that mean I have a good core?

by Eleni Tsagaris

Core Stability has become a recently fashionable term however, it is evident that many people do not have a true understanding of what core stability actually involves. Contrary to what you may think, having ‘6-pack’ abs does not necessarily guarantee that you have a strong and functional core!

The core musculature is comprised of all the muscles in the lumbopelvic and thoracic regions that work to initiate and control movements of your spine. These muscles are not only those ‘outer core muscles’ visible on the abdominal wall, such as your external obliques and rectus abdominus – which work to generate movement and provide gross spinal stability - but also include the ‘inner core muscles,’ such as your transverse abdominus, diaphragm, multifidus and pelvic floor - which provide segmental spinal stability. These are the muscles that activate to truly support your spine and pelvis, in order to prevent back pain or other injuries when making potentially uncontrolled movements.

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27 Jun, 2016

Exploring the mind-body connection – Mind Body Medicine & Kinesiology

by Prue Sturgeon

Are you curious to explore the connection between your mind and body? Are you wondering what Kinesiology and Mind Body Medicine actually is?

Hi, I’m Prue and I’m a Mind Body Medicine Practitioner and Kinesiologist. If you are wondering what these modalities are, this post is for you.

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25 May, 2016

Changes From the Heart

by Claudia Turró

My experience over six months as a massage therapist has given me the opportunity to hear explicitly from my clients their main phsysical concerns.

Behind these words I identify two things. Firstly, the value that they give to their health and, secondly, the struggles that sometimes they have to introduce life changes prolonged.

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25 May, 2016

Avoiding Winter Weight Gain

by Louise Cavanough

Winter can easily wreak havoc on our usual health routine. Cold mornings are enough to keep even the most ardent exerciser in bed hitting the snooze button. We are far more likely to overindulge and forget the importance of a wholefood diet when we’re not faced with being in a bikini! Seasonal weight gain is common but with winters in Australia being relatively mild our weight doesn’t need to yoyo throughout the year. Desperately trying to slim down for summer is an unnecessary stress that can be avoided by staying mindful throughout the colder months, even when your body is all covered up!

·      Keep moving! Our exercise routines will probably look different during the winter months and that is fine, as long as we continue to move our body on a regular basis. As well as keeping us in shape, exercise increases our circulation which will help to combat the winter chill long after the session has finished. Swap swimming and coastal walks for heated yoga and indoor group exercise classes. If early mornings are proving difficult, try working with a trainer or a friend so you are accountable to someone when your alarm goes off.

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27 Apr, 2016

Is stress keeping you from a Baywatch worthy body?

by Tim Robards

Casting call! Beach ready bodies that look great in the colour red! A remake of Baywatch is currently underway and they’re shooting as I write this. Most of us who grew up in the 1990’s have flicked over at some stage in our lives and been sucked into the tacky world of saving humanity one mouth-to-mouth resuscitation at a time. For many of us back then, especially the hormone charged teenagers, the thought of being rescued on a beach by C.J. Parker or carried to safety by the strapping Logan, was the equivalent of being sweated on by a band member at a One Direction concert. Or was that just me? Haha!

To change your body’s composition, maximise your fat burning ability, achieve clearer skin and a summer glow - your hormonal system needs to be balanced by treating any external stressors in your daily life.

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27 Apr, 2016

WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR YOU TO BE A GOOD LISTENER?

by Ingrid Galloway

During Easter break, I had a giggle to an image of 2 chocolate bunnies that a friend posted on Facebook. One had a bite chunk off its butt and it yelled at the other bunny, “My butt hurts!!!” The other chocolate bunny had a bite chunk off its ears and replied, “What??”

Often we complain that our partner doesn’t listen to us or doesn’t understand us. Perhaps they talk so much that it is hard for us to find a blank space, or a second to reply with our thoughts. But have you ever noticed that perhaps they don’t talk too much (or in great detail) with other people? Perhaps you are the only one that they feel comfortable to open up to? Isn’t it a privilege to be the special one that your partner can be their true self with?

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20 Apr, 2016

HOW TO DECREASE CONFLICTS AT WORK AND AT HOME

by Ingrid Galloway

Recently, I came to a big business networking event celebrating International Women's Day. The attendees were given a handout with some interesting statistics that one of my clients (the organizer and moderator), researched:

  • When husbands do more housework, wives are less depressed, marital conflicts decrease and satisfaction increases.
  • Risk of divorce reduces by about 50% when a wife earns half of the income and the husband does half the housework.
  • Couples who share domestic responsibilities have more sex! (And who wouldn't love that?

How interesting was that research? In this day and age, the traditional roles of a man and a woman certainly have changed in a big way. More women then ever are very independent and reaching the top of their career ladder.  Yes, we want more equality in opportunities and social acknowledgments, but it's not about crushing men. I feel it's about being treated more thoughtfully by our partner, in life and at work.   

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13 Apr, 2016

Beating back pain with Pilates

by Isaac Serhan

How strengthening your glutes may solve your back pain

How many of you have been suffering from a sore back? Here at Health Space, we see many clients who suffer from back pain. Now, from a Physical Therapy point of view, there is a great deal we can do to help, however there is a lot you can do too.  

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30 Mar, 2016

Is your partner making you fat?

by Tim Robards

We’ve all seen the process unfold at one time or another and heard the jokes that people throw around either at their own expense or someone else’s. You may have even felt the brunt of it yourself and questioned ‘is this just the process of getting older?’ Or ‘is this what is meant to happen?’

You don't need me to tell you that its quite common for couples to pile on the weight after marriage.   One study carried out by The North American Association for the study of Obesity (NAASO), found that couples who transitioned from being single or dating to cohabitation or marriage were more likely to become obese than those who were still classified as dating. The obesity related behaviours were strongest for those who were married or living together for greater than 2 years.

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30 Mar, 2016

Are You Suffering from Reoccurring Ankle Sprains?

by Isaac Serhan

At Healthspace Clinics, many patients are referred for physiotherapy for having sprained their ankle. Some sprains can be quite minor while others can be very severe. In either case, the most frequently asked question we receive as physios, is without doubt, when can I play again? As naturally everyone is keen to recover and resume their regular activity as quickly as possible.

Now, generally speaking, an ankle sprain will need at least 4-6 weeks to recover. Our Physiotherapists assist this process through strapping, compression, manual therapy techniques and a well-constructed exercise rehabilitation program.  

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30 Mar, 2016

Health Space Chiropractors Volunteer in Philippines

by Taylor Harrison

Five Health Space Chiropractors are embarking on amazing journey this month, providing Chiropractic care to some of the world’s poorest in the slums of Manila from April 13th-20th. The trip was organised through the charity Giving Health, which was founded by Dr Taylor Harrison from the Rozelle Clinic late last year. He is travelling on the trip along with Dr Luke Nisbett from Mona Vale as well Drs Jessica Mangala and Callum Forrest from the Rozelle Clinic and Andrew Roberts (student intern). The trip has been largely funded through the generous support of Nick and Kate Wood and the Health space clients. In particular, Dr Luke Nisbett has run a number of fundraising days, raising over $2500 to date. Not only an awesome Chiropractor but an awesome guy to boot.

At Rozelle, they will be holding a fundraising day on Saturday April 9th, where 100% of the adjustment fees from Drs Mangala, Forrest and Harrison, will be donated to the trip. This equates to around 25 people receiving care in the Philippines, just from your one adjustment. It is mind blowing to think you can help change 25 people’s lives for the better, just by doing something great for your health. If you are interested in providing support for this or any further trips, please email taylor@healthspaceclinics.com.au for more information.

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30 Mar, 2016

Winners Always Quit

by Callum Forrest

‘Winners never quit and quitters never Win’ – Vince Lombardi….. Or do they?

To be great at something takes huge effort, determination, sacrifice but most importantly a strategy. Learning to play an instrument for the first time is a good example. Take two piano novices. The first has regular lessons, practices at home and in total spends around 3 hours a week in front of the piano.

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16 Mar, 2016

Frozen Shoulder

by Michael Ajaka

At Healthspace Clinics many patients are referred for physiotherapy for conditions arising in the shoulder. Some conditions begin insidiously (gradually) and others due to a specific movement the patient did during work or exercise. Today I will be discussing Adhesive Capsulitis, otherwise known as Frozen Shoulder.

Frozen Shoulder is a chronic debilitating condition that occurs insidiously, and can haunt the patient for over 12 months if it is not treated correctly.  Generally in this condition there are 3 phases. These phases involve a significant increase in pain and restriction in movement of the shoulder, followed by the general improvement of these symptoms.

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02 Mar, 2016

Scaphoid, the worst of the carpal bone fractures

by Michael Ajaka

At Healthspace Clinics in Burwood, we find that many people who fall on their outstretched hands, whether they are playing sport or walking down the street, tend to fracture a structure most commonly known as the scaphoid bone (located above the thumb).

The scaphoid has a very important role in connecting the wrist to the thumb and thus is responsible for range of motion and movement of the thumb. A patient who has a suspected scaphoid fracture will point out pain and swelling in the region, and thus a physiotherapy consultation will be needed for further evaluation.

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01 Mar, 2016

IT'S PREHAB SEASON!

by Ximena Flanagan

Are you about to enter your sporting season? Did you have any injuries affecting your game last season?

Make sure you gain a competitive edge - get started on your Pre-hab so you don't sustain an injury again!

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24 Feb, 2016

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, Otherwise Known As Shin Splints

by Michael Ajaka

At Healthspace Clinics in Burwood, we are associated with many sports where the athletes develop overuse injuries that require treatment from an experienced physiotherapist.

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is one of the most common overuse injuries of the lower body that affects runners, breaststrokers and many more. The incidence (rate/ frequency occurrence) of MTSS ranges from 4 – 35%.

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24 Feb, 2016

Don’t keep on rolling them ankles!

by Michael Ajaka

At Healthspace clinics in Burwood, our physiotherapists come across many ATFL injuries, especially rolling into the another season of soccer and footy come late February and March.

The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is also known as the lateral ligament in the ankle, and it is the most common sporting related injury. Once a lateral ligament has been injured from the rolling-in motion of the ankle, that ankle becomes more prone to re-injury. 

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11 Feb, 2016

The Depth of Tension Headache & Its Contributing Factors

by Michael Ajaka

Working as a physiotherapist at Healthspace Burwood, I see many patients who experience headaches that affect them daily. Most of these patients are diagnosed with Tension Headache. This condition can be precipitated from stress or their positioning throughout the day. 

You can gather a further understanding of the intensity and type of headache the patient is complaining of based on a thorough history taking. The patient may complain of dull aching pain or a pressure or tightness across the forehead or back of the head. Another really common symptom is when the headache arises on later in the day, during or after work.

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09 Feb, 2016

Health Space 15 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

by Mariana Diniz

Health Space Potts Point Presents: The Living Lean Challenge!

Have you been struggling to get out of bed every morning? Have you been feeling a bit heavier and maybe feel like you could use an easy detox? You are reading this for a reason! Join Health Space Clinic Potts Point and Health Space Wholefoods for a Weight Loss Challenge in 2016!

The Living Lean program is all about alkalising the body and making sure it is working on the cellular level. The benefits include:
- High energy levels
- Better digestive function
- Balanced mood
- Healthy & sustainable weight loss

The program is very easy to follow as long as you eat the foods allowed and make sure you drink your alkalising water and the green, great tasting superfood powders every day, for the 15 days.

You might notice a few detox symptoms on the first few days. Don't panic - that is normal. Symptoms can include:
- Headaches
- Fatigue
- Insomnia
- Aches & pains

If any of the above symptoms occur, just make sure you keep hydrated (coconut water is a great option) and give your body as much rest as it needs. The more toxic your system is, the more you might react. But it will get better.

There will be prizes for the first 3 winners of the most weight loss achieved!

1st Prize - The Ultimate Wellness Pack
- 1 Organic veggie box from Health Space Wholefoods
- 1 Naturopathy or nutrition consult for diet & lifestyle support
- 1 Personal training session with Olivia Arezzolo
- 1 Free week of classes with Bondi Outdoor
- 1 Massage voucher
- 1 Sauna voucher
- 1 Float tank voucher
- 1 Chiropractic consultation

2nd Prize - Keep It Healthy & Relax Pack
- 1 Organic veggie box from Health Space Wholefoods
- 1 Naturopathy or nutrition consult for diet & lifestyle support
- 1 Massage voucher
- 1 Float tank voucher

3rd Prize - Feel Good & Keep on Track Pack
1 Organic veggie box from Health Space Wholefoods
- 1 Naturopathy or nutrition consult for diet & lifestyle support
- 1 Float tank voucher

If you are interested (I can't think why you wouldn't be!), join us for Living Lean Seminar and get all the information you need about the program. Information includes how it works, why it works and whether or not it will work for you. Everyone who joins us for the first night will receive a complimentary full body composition scan and a second one for comparison in 15 days if they join the program. Olivia Arezzolo will also be speaking about achieving goals and keeping them.

When:
Welcome Seminar: Thursday 18th February at 6:30pm
Well Done Comparison Scan & Prize Night: Friday 4th March from 6:30pm to 8pm 

Where:
Health Space Clinics Potts Point
33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point

Listen out for dates and instructions to sign up, they should be out soon!

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08 Feb, 2016

Are We Using the Best Methods to Treat Tennis Elbow?

by Michael Ajaka

We all know that Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) contains an 'itis' at the ends of its name. But does it actually contain inflammation? The answer is no! Tennis elbow instead involves a neovascularization - which is an increase in the natural formation of new blood vessels.

Many practitioners use manual therapy for this condition. But is this really effective to destroy the neovascularization that takes place during this process? Manual therapy may be used in conjunction with other treatments, but what else is there to treat it?

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02 Feb, 2016

THE MAGIC OF HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI

by Suvi Inkinen

In Hawaii I got a unique opportunity to learn the healing art of Lomi Lomi taught by an incredibly gentle soul manifesting Aloha in her very being, Jeana Naluai. Her teachings, soft spirituality and the undeniable power of Lomi Lomi changed my way of looking at bodywork forever. I use the basic techniques of this spiritual practice but also the idea of flowing energy and dance-like movements as a part of my treatments to this day. I wanted to share this great article by Tracy Lakainapali with you all to give you an understanding of what this amazing technique is all about: 


"Massage is one of the oldest and most powerful forms of healing. Lomi Lomi is one of the most profound forms of massage. So, what makes it so special, what is it, how does it differ from other massage, how does it “work”? I”m often asked what Lomi Lomi means. The word Lomi Lomi simply means massage. What it is, is a unique healing massage derived from the ancient Polynesians and more specifically the master healers of Hawaii. To understand the depth of Lomi Lomi massage, it helps to have an understanding of the Hawaiian philosophy called Huna, and how the philosophies of Huna relate to bodywork and healing.

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02 Feb, 2016

An Integrated Journey Back to Health and Happiness - The Book!

by Kate Wood

Exciting news!!

Dr. Kate Wood’s new book called ‘An Integrated Journey Back to Health and Happiness’ will hit shelves soon. It is a book about her health journey through Lyme Disease but also has some great tips on how to get healthy and stay healthy from a physical, biochemical, emotional and spiritual perspective. There is information on how to shop organic and save, different treatments you could try to optimise your health, meditation strategies for wellbeing, how to dots yourself and your home and so much more!

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02 Feb, 2016

Inflammation Is The Biggest Trigger For Skin Issues.

by Bianca Hussey

We all know when something is inflamed on the outside, but the problem really starts inside the body. Internal inflammation can happen for a host of reasons such as from poor dietary habits, environmental toxin exposures, immune system overactivity (allergies, autoimmune disease), digestive problems and even hormone imbalances.

A high level of inflammation within the body can cause many health problems including skin conditions. One simple way to combat this is to eat more anti-inflammatory foods and eliminate the inflammatory ones.

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02 Feb, 2016

How Stress Wrecks Your Hormones

by Bianca Hussey

When it comes to your hormones stress is all about your adrenal glands. These glands that sit on top of your kidneys can completely make or break your health. The most common issue that can cause adrenal dysfunction is chronic stress.

You may just think that stress comes from external pressures such as deadlines at work, financial troubles or relationship worries. However there is much more to stress than you might think. Other stressors that might be detrimental to your health and wellbeing are things such as:

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02 Feb, 2016

Holistic Treatment Approach For Mood Disorders: Depression And Anxiety

by Victoria Choi

As a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner we take the holistic approach with just about everything! The wellbeing of your body, mind and spirit are essential and these three things make up who you are. It sounds great in theory, doesn’t it? However, too often we tend to focus on the body and neglect the other two or vice versa. TCM recognises the importance of the mind and spirit as well as the body.

So let me jump straight to it, when it comes to treating mood disorders like depression or anxiety conditions your treatment options do not have to end at taking prescription medication.

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15 Jan, 2016

Back to School: 3 Ways to Help Build Your Child’s Immunity

by Renee Holmes

The start of a new year, and almost time for the kids to go back to school. What a perfect time to start building their immunity before the hustle and bustle of the first few weeks kick in.  

1.   Gut Health:

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01 Dec, 2015

Health Space Pilates - Potts Point

by Olivia Clarke

Healthspace Potts Point is starting physiotherapist run Pilates classes starting January 2016!

NEW YEAR - NEW YOU! Come and get fit and strong at our new Potts Point Pilates studio!

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01 Dec, 2015

Starting your baby on solids

by Kate Wood

Starting your baby on solids

There is so much information out there as to when to start your baby on solids, what foods they should eat, what consistency the food should be and how they should be introduced. It can be very confusing and overwhelming! I have looked and chatted to many medical professionals, holistic practitioners, looked at our ancestral history and then applied some common sense to make choices for my son Maxim! I didn’t start Maxim on solids until he was 7 months old and I did feel some pressure from well meaning mums and doctors to start him earlier.The thing to remember is there is no magic formula that fits all babies, so looking for tell tale signs that your baby is ready, combined with parent intuition and common sense is the key! You know your baby best, so do your research and apply what you think is best for your baby. Watch your baby NOT the calendar. If you do feel pressured to start them early, then ask for research or extra information from the person you are talking to as often their information is based purely on opinion or “my doctor told me to” rather than researched knowledge.

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27 Nov, 2015

What is Recti Diastasis?

by Sharmine Dewhurst

What is recti diastasis?

Recti diastasis happens when the two long abdominal muscles called rectus abdominis separates during pregnancy or with weight gain. The fascial layers between these muscles widen.

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05 Nov, 2015

RECIPE: Pumpkin Adzuki Curry with Coconut, Lime + Ginger

by Maggie Godin

This recipe is great for summer heat and those with menopausal signs and symptoms. Enjoy this delish recipe!

If you’re using uncooked adzuki beans, soak them for between one and four hours, rinse them thoroughly and cook for 45 minutes before adding to the curry (uncooked chickpeas will need an overnight soak and the same or slightly more cooking time). Any type of pumpkin (winter squash) would be fine. This curry has quite a spicy kick – use less chilli if you prefer less heat. I buy bags of kaffir lime leaves in season and store them in the freezer – they keep for a couple of months.

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04 Nov, 2015

Colour - Not Just For Fun!

by Michelle Pecar

Often my clients tell me when they have their eyes closed and I am holding acupressure points that they see colours. I LOVE hearing this. To me it means they are healing themselves.

Colours have an amazing ability to show how we are feeling, that is if you are sad you will generally wear darker coloured clothes and if you are happy you may be drawn to brightly coloured flowers. Each colour also has a frequency, similar to noise, colour has a vibration that our eyes recognize.  It is in this frequency or vibration that the colour can impact on our physical bodies and produce a healing affect.

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03 Nov, 2015

What is Your Value?

by Michelle Pecar

Spring is the time for change and refreshing ourselves is one of those changes. I have recently helped a number of clients who were experiencing difficulties in self worth. Sometimes it can be an issue with understanding where they are heading in life or they don’t feel appreciated at work. Others have felt they have been taken for granted in their relationships or by their children.

This state of mind results in a feeling of exclusion from their own life and the choices they make. It can lead to guilt in wanting to change and anxiety and disconnection from loved ones and inner happiness.

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13 Oct, 2015

Bonnie Stedman & The North Journal on a Springtime Feast

by Bonnie Stedman

Below is an interview article with Health Space naturopath & nutritionist Bonnie Stedman and the North Journal Spring addition on all things food. Enjoy!

What is on this spring time menu?

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13 Oct, 2015

SPRING CLEAN YOUR LIVER

by John Holmes

Just as we like to do a spring clean of our living areas at this time of year it is also a great time to spring clean this major organ of detoxification and elimination in our body.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the Liver organ is associated with the spring season. 

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08 Oct, 2015

Community Events

by Mariana Diniz

Want to know more about Shakti? Visit her website here.

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02 Oct, 2015

Cleansing Time

by Bianca Hussey

Now that Spring is here, it's time for a spring clean for the body.

A dietary cleanse aims to remove toxins that have built up in the body, due to a poor diet with high amounts of processed foods, toxic environment from chemicals in cleaning and beauty products and too much alcohol, sugar and caffeine.

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02 Oct, 2015

9 Signs You Have A Leaky Gut

by Bianca Hussey

The gut is the gateway to health. If your gut is healthy, chances are that you're in good health. However, there's a condition called leaky gut that can lead to a host of health problems.

What is a leaky gut?

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03 Sep, 2015

Not Sure What to Gift Your Dad for Father's Day?

by Suzanne Tuttle

Spoil your dad with something extra special this Fathers Day! Health Space Whole Foods now has an amazing range of hampers filled with lots of organic goodness. Our hampers are filled with the highest quality products ranging from organic chocolates, wholesome snacks and natural personal care products to keep dad happy and healthy this Fathers Day. All hampers are available to purchase online via our store:
 
 
Alternatively, you can pick a hamper up directly from our Potts Point clinic. Delivery can be made within 24 hours of purchase. 

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03 Sep, 2015

Update from Nick Wood

by Nick Woods

The healthcare landscape is changing at an incredible rate. Our medicare system are under more and more pressure as the costs of providing the services required push the system into the red and the numbers of those sick continue to climb. Health is a journey, its a process or pathway that we walk through our entire life. The choices we make and the path we decide to go down depends on our health paradigm. If we see our health as our responsibility and as a lifelong process that we have to be involved in proactively then we will be excited about the role food, exercise, stress management, treatments,  our relationships and all aspects of our environment play in our experience of health. If we see health as a symptom verses no symptom model where the doctor takes control of our choices then the picture is very different. As we learn more about epigenetics and the role that  environmental factors have on the expression and regulation of our genes we a beginning to see how complex we are and how much we have to rethink our beliefs around health. I find it incredible that we now know that as series of HLA gene snips determine whether we get very sick from mould mycotoxins or not. Furthermore its incredible that you can have inherited  the gene that makes you sick if you get exposed but the function of this gene is not expressed unless you have had a previous viral or intercellular infection like Epstein Barr vrius, or Borellia. So in this case you need to inherit a certain ‘faulty” gene, be exposed to the toxic stimulus and also have previously had a certain infection to get sick. I think being informed and understanding your individual body and its strengths and weakness and being proactive without obsession is the key.

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01 Sep, 2015

Therapeutic Massage, Blood Pressure & Muscular Stability

by Liz Stow

Most of us have experienced massage at least once in our lives, usually for some much-needed ‘time-out’, or to finally get that neck or back seen to. Although we know that therapeutic massage is very effective in managing conditions such as muscle tension, stress, chronic pain and illness, we are now starting to see it has a deeper impact in the body, such as its effects on stability, balance and blood pressure.

Falls are a leading cause of accidental injury and even death in the elderly (1). Loss of independence and mobility due to injuries can have a negative impact on mental health, and more cases of depression and chronic pain as a result.

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28 Aug, 2015

Pain & The Brain

by Natalia Kapur

Pain is a necessary and complex process that we all experience. In brief, pain is an experience that motivates us to do something about the body’s current state. For example, after a sprained ankle, the pain is there to stop us from running, preventing further injury. However, sometimes it is not that simple. An important concept to understand is the psychological, di-directionality of the pain we experience. Example: when you are sad, you can experience pain, while if you are in pain, you can experience more sadness. How you are feeling emotionally and the pain you experience can directly influence on the intensity, duration and frequency of your symptoms. In addition, these feelings can impact not only your pain, but also, on your cognition (thinking/analysing/focus), energy levels, and even your gastrointestinal tract (gut) as some forms of irritable bowel syndrome can be triggered by different forms of anxiety.

Addressing your current state of well-being both physically and emotionally is an important aspect when recovering from all forms of pain, for example, migraine sufferers, chronic low back pain and poor neck/shoulder posture.

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28 Aug, 2015

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT????

by Bianca Hussey

The Top Ten Stressors That Exhaust Your Adrenals

  1. Mental and emotional stress
  2. Digestive imbalance: leaky gut, candida, parasites
  3. Inflammation
  4. Food stress: nutrient depleted foods, high-glycemic foods
  5. Obesity
  6. Immune system imbalance
  7. Injuries
  8. Toxic exposure
  9. Sleep quality and quantity
  10. Eating too close to bedtime

These are the top 10 culprits that are robbing you of energy, vitality, and the life you deserve.

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28 Aug, 2015

The 15 Second Exercise That May Change Your Health For Good!

by Tim Robards

Excuses… excuses… excuses… We’re good at making them, but who really believes them? When it comes to exercise, I’ve heard every excuse in the book. From ‘its too cold’, to ‘my dog chewed up my runners’ to ‘I can’t afford a gym membership’. The point is there’s usually a solution to our problems, but we don’t quite put much energy into solving it, hehe!

Regular movement is a requirement of good health. Regular exercise is a requirement to excellent health. If you want either, you have to at least get moving. One thing that rings true for me is the old saying… People forget what you say, they forget what you do, but they always remember how they made you feel. The same is true for exercise and can be used to get you motivated. Try this simple technique that takes less than 15 seconds if you are lacking motivation.

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28 Aug, 2015

Happy Father's Day

by Ximena Flanagan

How are you celebrating Father's Day this year?

To help you celebrate, Health Space is giving away a free massage to your dad!

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04 Aug, 2015

RECIPE OF THE WEEK // RAW CARROT CAKE

by Darrin Ball

INGREDIENTS

- 2 large carrots
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 
- 1 cup walnuts or pecans
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 
- 10 pitted dates
- Zest of 1 orange 
- 1/2 tsp. grated ginger 
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla 
- pinch of salt 

 

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28 Jul, 2015

Homemade Acne Treatments

by Bianca Hussey

You don’t need a bunch of harsh chemical washes and creams to treat your acne. In fact, those chemicals can do more harm than good when they build up in your system over time.  Instead, why not make your own acne treatments with your own simple recipes with natural ingredients including:

  • Olive oil — a powerful antioxidant, antibacterial agent, and anti-inflammatory
  • Honey — another strong antibacterial agent with lots of soothing anti-inflammatory properties
  • Cucumber — cucumbers have the same pH as your skin, so they can help you stay balanced
  • Baking soda — a mild exfoliant
  • Apple cider vinegar — kills bacteria and restores the proper pH to your skin
  • Parsley — speeds up skin’s healing and reduces redness

 

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28 Jul, 2015

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Parmesan and Pine Nuts

by Ximena Flanagan

 

Ingredients

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

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30 Jun, 2015

Cycling Knee Pain: Causes & Solutions

by Rogan Smith

The knee is the single most frequently injured joint in the sport of cycling.  As a sports specialist dealing with cyclists I have found a host of overuse conditions generally start off as low-grade pain that develop into debilitating pain.

So the question is WHY do we get knee pain when cycling is regarded as ‘low impact’? The answer can be explained by postural adaptations and the repetitive nature of the sport.  A research article titled ‘On the biomechanics of cycling’ stipulates the increased workload on your vastus medialis and vastus lateralis muscles is significant when dealing with a structurally weak knee, as a majority of force is distributed on the outside of the thigh.  Besides strength and flexibility imbalances, there are also structural imbalances that contribute to overuse injuries.

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26 Jun, 2015

The Ultimate Wealth Is Health

by Ximena Flanagan

What Is Wrong With Corporate Australia?

It is no surprise that professionals (those who work in corporate Australia) have poor health. Indeed, their vocations have physical and mental demands that facilitate a sedentary life, increased stress, poor posture, poor sleep, a poor diet, and the use of alcohol or drugs.

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23 Jun, 2015

Running Smoother and Faster - Workshop & Seminar

by Kate Wood

In partnership with Vision Personal Training in Darlinghurst, Health Space Clinic Potts Point is offering a Running Smoother and Faster Workshop and Seminar. Join us to hear from Fernanda about nutrition for optimal performance, Alister for running shoes, interval training and race day preparation, and Olivia and Nick about injury prevention and management.

When: 10am on Saturday 27th June at the Vision Darlinghurst Studio,

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16 Jun, 2015

The Difference Between Macronutrients

by Bianca Hussey

No Energy?

Are you tired of feeling like you have no energy? Do you feel you have tried to change your diet and still see no difference in energy? Are you seeking an answer? I invite you to read about the macronutrient groups below to find the best dietary sources of energy and others to steer clear of.

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02 Jun, 2015

Community Acupuncture

by Rachel Pavitt

Community acupuncture is a style of acupuncture that makes our treatments more affordable and accessible to those groups in our community who are in need of a little extra assistance.

These people who otherwise would struggle to pay our regular fees and as a result receive little or no treatment now have the opportunity to seek help and find relief from their symptoms, paying a price that they feel comfortable that they can afford. 

As a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, my aim is to help as many people to improve their state of health, no matter who they are or what their situation is. The community acupuncture program enables me to do just that. We offer this style of treatment to people such as single mums, unemployed, low-income earners, students, pensioners and people suffering chronic long standing conditions. 

We offer community style acupuncture treatments at $25-$40 per session and the client pays what they can afford on the day. The treatments might take place in a multi-bed room, or in a private room depending on the day/clinic/time of the appointment with the clients privacy and comfort always treated with respect. 

I love seeing these people lives changing as they are feeling better, more positive, energetic and in balance. We really feel that this helps the health of our community as a whole and we are honoured to have an opportunity to assist those in need. I look forward to seeing the continued growth of our rewarding community acupuncture program along with all the beneficial changes to our clients health and wellbeing. 

Health Space offers community acupuncture at our Kings Cross Clinic.

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08 May, 2015

Getting to the point - What you put out is what you get back?!

by Lauren Burgess

So, once again I am thrown completely out of my comfort zone in writing this blog, which seems to be a theme of my life at the moment, or perhaps it’s been a theme my entire life I just wasn’t learning the ‘lessons’ or getting to the point of the lesson?!

Writing a blog is something I have never done nor thought I would ever do, however when I was given an opportunity to write one based on something I had done, I figured why not give it a go? Yes, it’s only a blog and could come easy to some, however for someone who goes against the norm and only just figured out what Instagram was, it can be perceived as slightly overwhelming, as were the first few weeks of this year.

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08 May, 2015

Should I Train When I’m Sick?

by Tim Robards

You wake up, and your first swallow tastes like a mixture of cotton wool and like you’ve gargled all night with red hot chillies. A runny nose and some achey muscles…To train or not to train? Do I use it as an excuse to interrupt the new fitness regime I'm on or do I brave through it?

As far as breeding grounds for germs go, gyms are right up there. We are touching the same handgrips, gloves and mats and then wiping the sweat from our face, eyes and mouth repeatedly. Lucky for most of us, we live in a part of the world where our immune systems are not struck down by famine and lack of quality drinking water. However, most of us lead a fast paced lifestyle and tend to burn the candle at both ends, compromising our immune system. You stress yourself out trying to meet a work deadline, then go out and smash yourself at the local bar to celebrate, and a day later you’re taking time off work because you think someone may have sneezed on you… We can all usually attribute getting sick to a time when we pushed our immune system to its limit rather than the unlucky whiff of a sneeze we walk into.

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08 May, 2015

How Do I Make Running Easier?

by Tim Robards

The weather is cooling down slightly while the sun is still out most days, making it a perfect cocktail for a run on the rocks or the grass! We can now wear our body hugging compression gear to show off our curves and lines without our makeup running with our excessive sweating (oh, hang on, that probably only happens in Bondi).

For the keen runners clocking over 10 km a day, and even the novices trying to avoid the cab drivers with a death wish, there is a lot of debate around whether or not lifting weights slows you down. The answer is: yes it can… But it can also speed you up and help you avoid injury!

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08 May, 2015

Should I Go To Bed Hungry If I’m Trying To Lose Weight?

by Tim Robards

Should I Go To Bed Hungry If I’m Trying To Lose Weight?

This is one of those food myths that in some ways has some validation, but honestly, there are more important considerations when it comes to keeping off the excess fat.

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05 May, 2015

Get Ready For Autumn!

by Carissa Thomas

Summer is over and autumn is here. How to transition through the change in season with ease.

A Chinese medicine perspective

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05 May, 2015

Feeling Stressed? Overwhelmed? Exhausted? Can’t cope with the kids??!

by Vashti D'Vyne

A naturopath can help you improve work/life balance, and iron out little irritations that take the joy out of life and help put a bounce back in your step!

There is no doubt that modern day family life is stressful and it’s easy to get overwhelmed, juggling school and after school activities, family commitments, work responsibilities, and trying to maintain relationships not just with your partner and kids but also socially – then on top of that there’s eating well, and making sure the housework is managed and your family’s health is looked after, and bills to pay and finding time to exercise and… Argh!! Do you ever feel like you are a tightly wound elastic band, and you can feel the tension building and building until you could just snap and bite someone’s head off!? OMG!! Take a deep breath… Breathe…

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05 May, 2015

Here are our top 5 stress busting, self-care tips for Mums (and Dads!)

by Vashti D'Vyne

Feeling Stressed? Overwhelmed? Exhausted? Can’t cope with the kids??! Here are naturopath Vashti D'Vyne's top 5 stress busting, self-care tips for Mums (and Dads!)

1) Acknowledging first that you are tired and overwhelmed and admitting that truly, sometimes your kids really are the last people you want to see after a long hard day at work! Just giving yourself permission to feel these things without feeling ‘guilty’ for it is the first step. It is a big thing to admit this is how you are actually feeling outside of other people constantly telling you that you appear stressed and tired – then you can take steps to seek assistance and do something about it.

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05 May, 2015

How To Choose The Healthiest Option

by Jimmy Fay

How To Choose The ‘Healthiest’ Option

In todays society we are constantly bombarded with the ‘latest research’ and the ‘right way’ to do things when it comes to looking after our body. But how much truth is there really behind all of this? And should you just jump on board the newest craze?

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05 May, 2015

Recipe of the Day – Fermented Vegetables

by Bianca Hussey

Recipe of the Day – Fermented Vegetables

Fermented vegetables are one way that we can reintroduce good bacteria into our digestive system to help recolonise the healthy bacteria in our guts and therefore take control of our own health and wellbeing. And they actually taste great!

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01 May, 2015

Floating - An Approach To Health You've Never Heard About

by Kate Wood

Float tanks

In my opinion, float tanks (aka isolation tanks) are one of the most amazing things you can do for yourself to get healthy and stay healthy! They are undervalued and not many people have even heard of them. I was in introduced to floating as an athlete. With all the training I did, I used to get sore muscles and sometimes found it hard to recover between training sessions and when traveling for races. The floats tanks helped infuse magnesium and other important minerals back into my tired and often aching body as well as give me much needed relaxation. I recovered faster, felt better and trained harder as a result! A float complements other treatments, such as massage, acupuncture and even yoga, so don't be afraid to team a float with other therapies for even better results.

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01 May, 2015

The Many Benefits of Far Infrared Saunas

by Kate Wood

Far Infrared Sauna

So what is the difference between an infrared sauna and any other sauna?

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20 Mar, 2015

Food as Medicine - Without the Nasty Side Effects

by Suzanne Tuttle

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,”

- Hippocrates the founder of Western medicine.

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20 Mar, 2015

Paleo Is The New Black

by Mariana Diniz

‘Paleo is the new black’. I read that statement on a newspaper cover the other day and thought, ‘It is indeed! Pete Evans, you couldn’t be more right!’ I have struggled with a sensitive digestive system for years, constantly suffering from bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and heartburn. I was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a decade ago. Between attempting to control my blood sugar levels and decreasing my digestive symptoms, I tried quite a few different diets. Nothing has worked as well as a paleo diet for me. I’m not saying that the paleo diet is a one size fits all solution. Nothing really is, when it comes to your health, as there are so many different types of body constitutions, lifestyles, and mindsets. But I can share with you my own experience.

So, what exactly is a paleo diet? It is a diet based on the Palaeolithic way of eating. Back then, humans would have eaten lots of vegetables, meats from every part of the animal, loads of good fats found in nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil and fish, and some fruit. They wouldn’t have eaten any dairy, legumes, grains, processed foods or refined sugar. Theoretically, humans are not able to digest these kinds of foods, precisely because our ancestors would not eat them. There is a lot of criticism around that theory, but there are some simple facts about the paleo diet that I would like to talk about.

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20 Mar, 2015

THE LITTLE THINGS

by Kirsty Gomes

It’s that morning congestion, that bloating you get after each meal, those headaches that seem to be just another part of your life. Whilst these little things may not seem like such sinister diseases, they may be just some of the first warning signs that your body is not at its optimal health!

It’s these little symptoms within our bodies that let us know that something is amiss, making us feel ‘not quite right’ or off balance, which is what Chinese Medicine excels in treating.

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05 Mar, 2015

The health benefits of Dandelion Tea

by Bianca Hussey

 

Herbal Tea can support our general health and vitality. However have you ever wondered which herbal tea has one of the highest antioxidant levels, is a supreme liver tonic and aids digestive function disorders like constipation and diarrhoea?

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31 Dec, 2014

10 healthy Habits to Start 2015

by Kate Wood

10 healthy Habits to Start 2015

By Kate Wood

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29 Oct, 2014

Understanding the Five Stages of Grief (and healing)

by Kate Wood

Understanding the Five Stages of Grief (and healing)

The stages of grief have evolved since their introduction and are a guide to dealing with grief not a set structure as everyone deals with grief differently. I add this here because although the stages of grief generally refers to the loss or pending loss of someone, when you lose your health the stages you go through are not too dissimilar. When I look back I can say dealing with the illness I went through all these steps and it was helpful to identify what I was feeling. Not everyone will go through every stage and each person will take different amounts of time to deal with each stage they go through. Some people might move through this process in a week and some may never ever get through it. By being aware of the stages it can help equip you to better deal with your grief or support a loved one through the grief process. Everyone at some time will experience grief and awareness can really help us to cope, accept and move on with life after constructively dealing with the emotions associated with grief.

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20 Oct, 2014

What is Gua Sha?

What is Gua Sha? by Adam Haysom-McDowell

In Chinese, the word Gua is defined as scraping or rubbing, and the word Sha as an area of red skin. Together the words Gua Sha (pronounced Gwar Shar) indicate a method of rubbing or scraping to produce small red spots called ‘petachiae’. Variations of Gua Sha, have been found throughout Southeast Asia and it has a long and rich history. In China, it dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). As a Chinese Medicine therapy, Gua Sha moves the Qi and the Blood, which reduces pain. The therapy also clears heat, which is why for generations it was used as a method of reducing fevers, in both the young and the elderly.

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23 Sep, 2014

Meditation for Improving your Health and Wellbeing

by Kate Wood

Meditation for Improving your Health and Wellbeing

By Dr. Kate Wood

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23 Sep, 2014

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Mariana Diniz

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29 Jul, 2014

Why Everyone Needs a Life Coach

by Kate Wood

Why everyone needs a Life Coach

By Kate Wood

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10 Jul, 2014

Water water and more water

by Kate Wood

Water water and more water

Most people know our bodies are about 72% water but did you know that your skin is 80% and your blood 90% water? All our physiological processes require water to function (such as temperature regulation, digestion, respiration and detoxification). Did you know that a 5% drop in body fluids can cause a 25-30% drop in energy? If you are hungry that can sometimes also be a sign you are dehydrated so if you are watching your weight or trying to lose weight then being hydrated can help keep your satiety under control too! Put bluntly water is one of the most important things you can put in your mouth if you want to be healthy, or live for that matter! Water works optimally to hydrate in its natural form - the only thing you can do these days (thanks to people adding things like fluoride which is a neurotoxin) to improve water is purify / filter it (which i also recommend). Even if you have a rain water tank it still hits the roof, runs through the gutters and pipes before it reaches your tap and your glass. This means it can be contaminated by whatever is on your roof, in your gutter, in your tank or from your pipes (this includes dead animals, rust, chemicals, copper and other heavy metals to name a few!). Altering water by adding anything to it (including adding lemon, vitamins, minerals, sweeteners or alkalising) all change the way water is processed and in most cases changes water from being life promoting to a diuretic - this means that instead of the body using the water to support vital physiologic functions, the kidneys excrete most of it instead!

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03 Jul, 2014

Oil Pulling

by Kate Wood

 

Oil Pulling

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30 Jun, 2014

Fluoridation - Friend or Foe?

by Kate Wood

 

Fluoridation - Friend or Foe?

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25 Jun, 2014

Health Space Spa and Retreat COMING.

by Dr Nick Wood

It has been a long time coming and Sydney now has it's very own prestiege health retreat and spa. Health Space has joined forces with the Historic quarantine station,  Accor Hotel at Manly's North Head in Sydney to offer a very unique a special experience. There will be two distinct parts to the Health Space @ Q Station.

The Day Spa.

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23 Jun, 2014

What is Candida?

 

Blog post by Claire Blazey, Naturopath for Healthspace

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19 Jun, 2014

Migraines

Migraines: (By Claire Blazey, Naturopath for Health Space Kings Cross)

 

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18 Jun, 2014

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - A Serious Pain

 

Sarah Cherny - Practitioner of Chinese Medicine (Acupuncturist & Herbalist)

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03 Jun, 2014

Intravenous Vitamin C

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C INFUSION

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03 Jun, 2014

Cellulite and the best way to fight it!

Cellulite by Jackie Randal of BodyConfident Northern Beaches.

Cellulite occurs when fat cells enlarge (usually with age) deep underneath the skin and push up against the underlying connective tissue.  This process is what causes the skin to have a dimpled, lumpy, cottage cheese appearance.  When these individual fat cells increase in size it limits space under the skin which causes a lot of upward pressure on the connective tissue.  That pressure forces the fat right up against the top layers of skin, pushes everything upwards, and creates a visibly dimpled look on the surface.  When a number of fat compartments expand, this results in even more uneven lumps and bumps and therefore the cellulite spreads across a wider surface area.

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20 May, 2014

Lyme. Prevention is the best Cure.

by Kate Wood

Tips and Tricks to prevent and protect yourself from tick bites and contracting Lyme disease (and it's co-infections)

When in bushy areas minimise the amount of skin exposed by wearing light coloured long clothing so you can have the best chance of seeing if ticks do jump onto you.

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11 May, 2014

Ozone Therapy and Lyme Disease

by Kate Wood

Ozone therapy for Lyme Disease

Ozone Therapy is the use of ozone gas (03), which is a molecule that contains 3 oxygen atoms to help alleviate or treat symptoms of certain medical conditions. Ozone therapy has been used for a long time and dates back at least as far as the the first world war where it was used to treat german soldiers who had severe gangrene by putting the affected body part in a plastic bag filled with medical ozone. The first ozone machine was developed in the 19th century by Dr. Joachim Hansler and ozone was first inserted into the bloodstream around the 1940’s by Dr. H Wolff (now known as autohemotherapy). Ozone is even being used in pool systems now to kill microbes as opposed to high amounts of chlorine!

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05 May, 2014

HYPERTHERMIA: A cure for Lyme Disease?

by Kate Wood

HYPERTHERMIA:The information summarised straight from the St Georg Klinik’s website in Bad Aibling Germany) http://www.kstg.net/e/therapies/hyperthermia/systemic_whole_body_hyperthermia.html and includes my information and opinion.

  1. Introduction It is known malignant cells, cancerous tissues and microbes are heat sensitive and that under certain conditions they can be selectively destroyed by heat. Systemic whole body hyperthermia (SWBH) heats the whole body to a temperature of 41.6°C (106°F) and above. SWBH is used principally in advanced stages of cancer and is also used as a metastatic prophylaxis in high risk patients, e.g., young premenopausal women with breast cancer, lymph node involvement and negative hormone receptor status. SWBH also enhances the effects of an adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation treatment and has been found extremely useful in the treatment of Lyme Disease. SWBH can not be compared to the 'fever therapy', which is used in Natural medicine. During 'fever therapy' bacterial lysates are injected, which then induce the release of cytokines, which then brings about a fever reaction. This fever only reaches a maximum of 39°C (102°F), which is not sufficient to induce enough thermal damage within the cancerous tissue. It must however be stated that the immunological effect of this treatment can improve the general condition of the patient, resulting in a positive response.

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27 Jan, 2014

Doula Support During Pregnancy, labour and Early Motherhood.

by Kate Wood

What is a Doula and what do they do?

The word Doula comes from the greek language and means ‘woman’s servant or caregiver’. Traditionally birthing was a woman’s job and often the birth was attended by another female such as a mother, sister or friend. This inspired the formal training of a Doula (also known as a birth attendant) in order to have someone present to emotionally and physically support the woman but without the emotional attachment (so they don’t get caught up in the pain like family and friend’s tend to). A Doula believes in ‘mothering the mother’ and giving that woman the support she needs to have an amazing and enjoyable experience during pregnancy, through labour and into motherhood.

In more recent times it is almost expected that the father or partner will be there. A Doula is also a support the for them. Having someone that is experienced with childbirth and has an understanding of the female physiology and stages of labour is very comforting for for both the mother and her partner. It also means that the partner can have a break and keep their energy up, knowing the laboring woman is in great hands.

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24 Jan, 2014

Candidiasis

by Kate Wood

Candidiasis in Lyme Disease Sufferers

Most lyme sufferers are immunocompromised and have often taken multiple types of antibiotics over prolonged periods. The combination of the antibiotics wiping out all the bacteria in the digestive tract and the weakened immune defenses within the body often contribute to an overgrowth of yeast (most notably candida albicans), also known as candidiasis. Their growth is usually limited by the immune system and competition with other bacteria and in case of the skin its dryness (candida requires moisture to thrive). It is important to note this as everyone has some yeast in their body (mainly in the colon), along with millions of other types of ‘good and ‘bad bacteria in the digestive tract, which when in balance create an ecosystem allowing optimal digestion and protection from infection. If certain “bad” bacteria get out of balance, such as candida (which is a yeast-like fungi) and create an overgrowth, then the body’s balance is thrown out causing problems for the bowel and gut (and subsequently the immune system as its believed that 70+ % of our immune system resides in our digestive tract.). Candidiasis can be broken into mucosal (including thrush and vaginitis), cultaneous, onychomycosis (nail infections) and invasive (which occurs in severely immunicompromised patients and is either systemic with one organ involved or disseminated with multi system involvement). Symptoms of yeast overgrowth may manifest physically and behaviourly with various signs and symptoms.

Signs 

  • Thrush in the mouth including white coating on tongue
  • Thrush on the genitals
  • Skin rash or eczema
  • Red ring and itchiness around the anus
  • Rash or cracking between toes or joints
  • Nail infections
  • Itchy genitals 

Symptoms of Candidiasis:

  • Headaches
  • Emotional instability from unknown origin
  • Stomach pain
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Lack of sphincter control (wet pants)
  • Fatigue
  • Sugar cravings
  • Constipation
  • Boating / gas / digestive issue
  • Confusion / fogginess

Causes of Thrush:

Causes of yeast overgrowth include anything that affects the delicate balance of our digestive tract and/or immune function allowing yeast to proliferate such as poor diet/nutrition (especially excess sugar), dehydration, stress (physical, chemical or emotional), medications, lack of or poor quality sleep, poor detoxifying capacity, hormonal imbalance (e.g. from the pill and hormone therapy) and allergies to name a few. Candida in relation to chronic illness is not a new topic but allopathic medicine is slow to to agree that yeast can cause chronic conditions and also be caused by chronic conditions that have left the immune system weakened.

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20 Jan, 2014

Lyme Disease. Our Solution. St Georg Klink. Germany

by Kate Wood

A Lyme Disease Story to Inspire you

 

MY STORY

 

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17 Sep, 2013

Foods that may Boost Your Fertility

by Kate Wood

Diet is just one of many aspects that need to be addressed when planning a healthy conception. In terms of foods to boost fertility, every woman is going to be different with their nutritional requirements. 

However, I work closely with acupuncturists (in particular Maggie Godin who is a fertility expert) and the traditional chinese medicine approach is to build good blood flow and volume.  

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17 Sep, 2013

Sleep Recommendations & Support

by Kate Wood

8 hours is ideal: 4 hour sleep cycles & more if you are sick or stressed

Positive thoughts in your head: Meditate, affirmations, gratitude list, pray etc

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17 Sep, 2013

Two foods that our Health Space Experts would never eat!

by Kate Wood

Margarine

You probably know margarine is made from vegetable oils, which are oils extracted from seeds like rapeseed (canola oil), soybean, corn, sunflower, safflower etc. What many people don’t know is that these oils (unlike butter and coconut oil) can’t be extracted naturally or cold pressed, the oil must be removed using heating and many toxic chemicals.  

To make margarine, these oils are extracted under high heat and pressure, hydrogenated (so margarine can harden), steam cleaned (extracting vitamins and anti-oxidant but don't worry it leaves the pesticides there!), emulsified (smoothing the lumps), steamed and deoderised (removing the smell) and then bleached (removing the charming grey colour). Butter anyone?

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20 Jun, 2013

Autonomic Recovery Program to balance your Sugar Metabolism

Adapted By Dr. Kate Wood

From The Sugar Control Bible and Cookbook by Dr. Jacqueline Paltis

Do you have sugar cravings? Do you get tired slumps during the day? Do you have problems sleeping or wake up feeling tired no matter how many hours you have been in bed for? Maybe you have anxiety?

All these symptoms are often related to the way you metabolise sugar. What if we told you we could balance your sugar metabolism and decrease, if not eliminate many of the symptoms just mentioned?

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19 Jun, 2013

How to Protect Yourself from the Harmful Effects of Flying and Prevent Jet Lag!

Adapted from TBM Protocols by Dr. Kate Wood

Flying in an airplane brings a whole set of stressors that often derail the process of healing unless they are properly addressed. Those problems are primarily radiation, dehydration, prolonged sitting, time zone changes, sleep deprivation, air sickness, neck strain, and the adrenaline surge from the excitement or stress of visiting new places.

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30 May, 2013

Endotoxins & Herxheimer Reactions in Healing from Lyme and Other Diseases

by Kate Wood

The full name is Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction (after the founder) and the more commonly used term is a “herx”. There are many theories and ideas about what a herx reaction really is, what its caused by and what it means clinically. Essentially a herx reaction is an immune system reaction to the endotoxins that are released when large amounts of Bb are dying off due to effective treatment. The reason herx reactions vary from person to person is due to a couple of reasons.

Firstly each person has different pathogen loads - the more pathogens the more endotoxins are released when they die. Secondly a herx reaction is affected by how well your body is detoxing, so if the body can’t eliminate the endotoxins quickly enough (either through poor detoxification pathways or pure overload) then a herx reaction will occur. The severity and duration of the herx is once again affected by the above factors.

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23 May, 2013

Lyme Disease Support Workshops

Healthspace are dedicated to supporting those with Lyme disease and any other related or chronic disease.

So if you have cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, motor neuron disease or lupus to name a few, these FREE workshops will be really helpful and supportive for you.

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21 May, 2013

Don't Work Against Your Body Get Aligned.

"If it were not for Chiropractic, I would not have won the gold medal."

Dan O'Brien, Olympic Gold Medalist Decathlete

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15 May, 2013

Dry Skin Brushing: The secret to a younger looking & better feeling you!

With Dr. Kate Wood - Lyme Disease Information

Skin brushing is quick, cheap and helps your body inside and out! Everyone should skin brush but it is especially important for anyone with Lyme Disease and anyone with Chronic Disease.

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14 May, 2013

Dealing with Aching Joints

Question from a client: As we get older, staying active can be taxing on our joints, what are some good health tips you would have for older folks like me?

Well you can deal with aching joints a number of ways... I'll list a few in no particular order.

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23 Apr, 2013

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) refers to a disorder that involves abdominal pain and cramping, as well as changes in bowel movements.1

Rome II Diagnostic Criteria for IBS At least 12 weeks (which need not be consecutive) in the preceding 12 months of abdominal discomfort or pain with two of the following features:

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22 Apr, 2013

Diabetes from a Naturopathic Perspective

Metabolic syndrome (syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome) is characterized by a clustering of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

They commonly include excess intra-abdominal fat, insulin resistance, and ≥ 1 of the following: elevated serum triglyceride levels, decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level, and hypertension.

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19 Apr, 2013

Fighting Stress with Nutrition

It is essential in times of stress that you maximize your nutrient intake by including a broad range of whole foods in our diet and reduce the amount of processed foods. Whole foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds and lean proteins contain numerous key phytonutrients, some of these are;

Vitamins and minerals; found in fresh fruit and vegetables. These are particularly important as when your body is undergoing stress as you require a higher amount of these nutrients to aid with energy production and stress adaption. Furthermore fresh fruit and vegetables (especially green leafy vegetables) are essential for you as they keep your body in an alkaline environment, thereby keeping your cells in there most optimal state for providing your body with energy.

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18 Apr, 2013

Stress - It's impact on your body and a holistic approach to help you deal with it!

When it comes to stress, people are either overly aware of it or totally in denial of it, but the reality is that in this modern, busy society it is no longer a question of whether you have stress in your life, but how much stress is in your life and how is it adversely affecting the quality of your life.

The “day to day stress” is very apparent if you take the time to listen to family or friends discussing their daily routines.

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17 Apr, 2013

Lyme Disease Updates

I have worked out that to heal you have to tread the fine line of understanding your illness without giving it enough time that it consumes you. This can be said of any health concern big or small. So for those wanting to learn more about Lyme Disease and those interested in the health journey, here is some more information.

Does it really matter if people don’t understand what causes Lyme Disease, or any disease for that matter?

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15 Apr, 2013

Sciatica

We get quite a few inquiries about sciatica at our Kings Cross/Potts Point Healthspace Clinic and I thought it would be good to address the topic as it is an extremely painful and debilitating condition for many Australians.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica relates to the set of symptoms resulting from pressure or compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve running from the lower back/pelvis region down the back of the leg. The sciatic nerve is formed by the joining of the five lower spinal nerve roots. Therefore compression or pressure of  any of the lower five spinal nerve roots can also result in the symptoms of sciatica. There are a number of different possible causes of sciatic nerve pressure that can result in the symptoms of sciatica.

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04 Apr, 2013

Lyme Disease... You can heal yourself... naturally!

by Kate Wood

My name is Kate Wood and I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease last year and have had an interesting journey over the last 8 months. At this time, the Australian Government does NOT recognise Lyme as a Disease that can be contracted in Australia. This means there also isn’t a lot of information available that is specific to Australian’s trying to get diagnosed and treated.

Being a health professional has inspired me to write a book to help others like myself to recover from Lyme Disease, ideally naturally. Below is the introduction from my book that is in progress. If anyone is suffering with Lyme Disease, knows someone who is or thinks they might have it, please feel free to join our Lyme Support Group by emailing me at kate@healthspaceclinics.com.au. 

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01 Jan, 1970

May Newsletter

Updates, News & Specials from Health Space!
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Updates from Dr Kate Wood


 

We have an exciting Month in May at Health Space Clinics. We are expanding with amazing new staff starting in all clinics and have some great deals happening including the Mothers day Instagram promo! Cant wait to see you all in the clinics for some great healing and health improvements this month!

Want some handy and fun daily tips? Want some great deals and recommendations? Join Dr Kate on Instagram, Facebook and or Twitter to learn about and improve your health and wellbeing in a fun and easy format. Daily posts on the following topics include:

Monday Move Day - #mondaymoveday = fun ways to move your body, including exercise tips and where to go to try different sports and activities for you and the family

Top Tip Tuesday - #toptiptuesday = funky and fancy tips to have fun and stay well

Wellness Wednesday - #wellnesswednesday = information and recommendations about things to do to stay well such as exercise, sleep, treatments, meditation, nutrition and more!

Thankful Thursday - #thankfulthursday = different ways to look at and practice gratitude to increase your health and happiness

Fuel Up Friday - #fuelupfriday = recipes and information about how to fuel your body for long lasting energy but also taste great!

Social Saturday - #socialsaturday = fun things to do, see, try, eat - including specific business recommendations like restaurants, movies, theatre’s, kids activities, day spa’s and more!

Sunday Funday - #sundayfunday = if its fun then you will see recommendations here including activities, foods and apps you have never heard of!

Just hashtag any of the above days to see what you have missed!

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May Guest Contributor

Libby Babet
Agoga and Bottoms Up!


Fitness expert and owner, Libby Babet of Agoga Fitness and Bottoms Up! In the Eastern Suburbs talks to us about the annual FILEX (Australian Fitness and Health Expo) 2014.  FILEX is where gurus from all over the world descend to tell us about the hottest trends in fitness, as well as the latest findings in exercise science and human biomechanics, with a few nutrition gems thrown in for good measure.

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