What comes out of a body candling treatment?

Heard of Ear Candling? What about Body Candling? Thought today, you may be as curious as I was to know what body Candling is and the variety of benefits it can have. Many of our clients are booking in to feel the benefits for themselves and some, well, yes, perhaps just out of curiosity sake! Have a look at this 30 second Body Candling video I filmed at MNW recently. Click here ...[Read more]

10 seconds with pain relief specialist Todd Higgs-Patteron

I was lucky enough to interview Remedial Massage Therapist Todd Higgs- Patterson recently and have a treatment. Here is what happened… JC: Hi Todd, what are clients coming in to see you for mainly this month? Is it shoulder pain, stress, injuries perhaps and what are their frustrations? THP: What I am seeing most clients present with this month has been without a doubt upper back, neck a...[Read more]

Week 1 of my detox completed! So… how did I go?

Detox – Just Do it! See how I went after week 1 of my detox. -Renew Your Health and Vitality and feel amazing in just four weeks! Hi family, As mentioned in my last blog, I have been doing a DETOX! Click here to watch my quick video update of how I went on week 1 How I Detoxed: • I had a tailored program to suit my needs from our Naturopath and Nutritionist • It had to be simple ...[Read more]

Detox half way through – what am I doing?

I promised I would let you know what I am doing so here it is: I ride to and from work, sport, you name it. My first method of transport is BIKE ???? Mondays: Lunchtime I do 1 or 2 Mat and or Reformer Pilates Classes Tuesdays: Lunchtime Boxing Private Reformer Pilates If I still have energy I do Pilates after work some days too ???? Wednesdays: Cycle class at lunctime Hockey Training afterw...[Read more]

Is Your Body Toxic?

Is Your Body Toxic? Click here to take the test and find out. Toxins that are found in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and in the products we regularly use can wreak havoc in our bodies, eventually causing illnesses after prolonged exposure to them. Toxic elements that may be found in the environment are mercury, arsenic and cadmium. These and other toxic substances u...[Read more]

Why Should I Detox?

Simple: because it can greatly improve the quality of your life.Even if you eat healthy organic clean food and filtered water, no alcohol, coffee, sugar, fats, you may still have toxins you need to remove and bad bacteria in your gut.   You can start today with the first steps… eliminating junk foods from your diet and exercising more. Pick one thing that you think is the worst habit...[Read more]

What is Detoxing?

Cleansing the body from poisons and toxins that may have accumulated in the colon, lymph, lungs, gallbladder, skin, blood, kidneys and liver. It gives our bodies to the chance to clear of these toxins thus rendering them more effective in doing their job in the future. These toxins usually derive from foods, beverages, alcohol, smoking, drugs and stress, and when in excess can leave a person fe...[Read more]

7 Benefits of Detoxing

Potential benefits of detoxing include: 1. The elimination of toxins and poisons that have been running through your body. The positive side effects of this may be dramatically increased feelings of vitality and well being. 2. A cleansed colon that prevents constipation that may cause fatigue, lethargy and bloating. 3. A reduction in food consumption. Whilst the amount of food is gener...[Read more]

Lean and Green Smoothie Workshop Video & Recipes

Success! Green Smoothies Everywhere!   Not literally, we did manage to keep the green in the blenders and avoid mini volcanos! I had such a fun time with you guys and what a great turnout. Well done for making the effort to help your health. I have for you, the favourites…the easy and simply delicious recipes we used as well as some top topics we discussed. We had a ball, go...[Read more]

What The? What is Alexander Technique and Why Do I Need it?

What The? What is Alexander Technique? – My 10 seconds with Mastaneh Nazarian AT practitioner JC: What is AT in one sentence? MN: “The Alexander Technique teaches you, in simple, easy exercises, how the body is designed and supposed to move -like we did when we were children. JC: When would one need it? MN: “Persistent pain, anxiety and depression, to improve posture” JC: Why would t...[Read more]

It’s Time to SHAKE IT!

New Years Resolutions…Did you know that according to recent studies, more than half of Australian women and two thirds of Australian men are either overweight or obese? Clearly this is not an uncommon health condition, and many of us will face weight challenges at some point in our lives. Weight gain is not just a symptom, but actually a health condition in its own right. If you had an illness,...[Read more]

Week 1 of my detox completed! So… how did I go?

Detox – Just Do it! See how I went after week 1 of my detox. -Renew Your Health and Vitality and feel amazing in just four weeks! Hi family, As mentioned in my last blog, I have been doing a DETOX! Click here to watch my quick video update of how I went on week 1 How I Detoxed: • I had a tailored program to suit my needs from our Naturopath and Nutritionist • It had to be simple ...[Read more]

Almost finished my detox, so how do I look and feel?

Almost Finished! How Do I Look and Feel? Hi Family! I promised to tell you exactly what I have been eating (it’s not all apples by the way), drinking and my exercise routine so click on the link for a look inside a typical week in the life of JC! To get my daily /weekly exercise secrets How I Did it: It had to be simple and easy, I’m a busy lady! I had to know EX...[Read more]

Are we making ourselves sick?

I was amazed at what I found out from interviewing Detox Specialist Kathryn Arnel! So, Why Do We Need to Detox Anyway?I interviewed detox specialist Kathryn Arnel and asked her that exact question. Surely if I’m fit and healthy I don’t need to do one – right? To find out if you need to detox What Does a Detox Do Exactly? This quickly explains, in simpl...[Read more]

Don’t Suffer from Stress and Headaches

Stress and anxiety are common triggers to headaches. The release of stress related hormones exhausts the body and this can lead to fatigue and cramping of muscles. Over time this causes a vicious cycle: These symptoms are common but that doesn’t make them normal. Here in Melbourne Natural Medicine,I utilize cranial therapy on top of regular chiropractic adjustments in treating stress relate...[Read more]

Benefits of prenatal yoga classes:

We teach you how to bring greater awareness and support to your body, especially your muscles and pelvis! With a focused practice on the pelvic floor bringing stronger, more flexible perennial muscles, this yoga class may help in the delivery process by reducing the risk of tearing, urinary incontinence and allowing you to participate in the birthing process in a more conscious way. Pregnanc...[Read more]

Don’t Shrug Your Shoulders!

Do you get sore neck and shoulders from this erratic weather? I am seeing more and more clients with the same neck and shoulder issues. It is getting cold, we can’t avoid it any longer. This is one reason why you should bundle up and layer on your scarves. What you may not know is many people elevate their shoulders unconsciously when the weather gets cold and naturally this leads to rounding o...[Read more]

Ever wondered how to use food as medicine?

What secret additions can you make to dishes that work best for different health conditions?   Join Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner Samoy Guan for FREE cooking demonstrations and food sampling. In this one hour session you will learn: How to make Samoy’s recommended dishes and incorporate ingredients that will benefit your health How to cook for well-being and a...[Read more]

Why are some of us constantly sick and some of us have fluid retention?

Lymphatic Drainage Specialist Christine Connell explains If you are constantly sick, lethargic or feel like your body is holding excess fluid then your lymphatic system may have stopped working properly. Your Lymphatic system is an important key to restoring a healthy body and can be thought of as your toxin disposal system. Your lymphatic system protects your body from disease...[Read more]

SICK KIDS?

The solution to allergies, asthma and snotty kids is here! We know, we have grilled these guys and we go there ourselves ???? http://www.melbournenaturalwellness.com.au/files/Melbourne%20Natural%20Wellness%20Gift%20Voucher%20-%20Buy1Get1free.pdf VIP trial pass  [Read more]

What is Wellness?

You have 24 hours to live -in 10 seconds write down how you would spend your last day, what you would do, who you would spend it with. What does one do when needing a question answered? Ask Guru Google of course… Or Mr Wiki in this case…So the question I am asking here is What is Wellness? Here is what Wiki thinks wellness is…. Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of t...[Read more]

Right Here, Right Now

I am so busy trying to get better, to get to where I want to be in business and financially, that I have forgotten who I am, what I am, who I help and what I have been in the past. To except all parts-even the ones I don’t like. To work on the strengths and the bits I like and accept the bits I don’t. If I can, and want to improve on these bits I can. If it’s going to take my focus and time off...[Read more]

Switch Off to Switch On

Gadgets are GREAT!! But at what cost?   Watch one of my favourite videos That video is a lovely way to put how I feel sometimes so I wanted to share my thoughts with you. Time is one thing you can take that you can’t get nor give back. I often ask myself, ‘Are you wasting your time or someone else’s?’ Am I being present? I mean really focused on what I am doing or am I doing...[Read more]

Where Is Your Time Wasted?

You spend your day doing unnecessary activities. Yes there are some things that really are unnecessary, even when we think they are. Watch for the signs and excuses next time you hear someone speak or even yourself. Do you catch yourself saying, Oh, I was getting to that but… or I am I the process of that but… or I can’t find the time, I’m so busy. GUESS WHAT? We all get 24 hours, no one ha...[Read more]

Inflammation – Are you in Flames?

Think you are pretty healthy? Did you know, people vary in their ability to process and eliminate toxins and in how toxins impact on their health? Click here to read and watch my detox interview and blog – Are We Making Ourselves Sick? Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens – and begi...[Read more]

HEALTHY SWEETS TREATS

So your day on a plate has looked pretty good so far. You have eaten some complex carbohydrates (wheat free where possible), plenty of protein (with vegetarian options), good fats, vegetables and a serve or two of fresh fruit. Now you want something a little extra, a reward at the end of a busy day. Let’s face it, we all love a sweet treat now and then! Eating a healthy, nutritious diet doesn’t...[Read more]

Top 5 Tips for Digestion

1. Digestion starts in the mouth. Therefore it is important to chew food slowly, in a calm and relaxed manner.   2. Increase fibre intake. Fibre is found in vegetables, fruits, legumes and beans, wholegrain cereals, nuts and seeds.   3. Increase Water intake. Aim for 2 litres of pure, filtered water (this can include herbal teas) each day.   4. Avoid processed f...[Read more]

GUA SHA – What is it and how has this age old tool been used to help strengthen the immune system?

This form of treatment can be used for a wide variety of ailments. It can treat muscle aches and pains. It also dispels heat from the body, according to traditional Chinese medicine, so it can be used to treat heatstroke or sunstroke, dizziness and chills. It can even help to strengthen the immune system. Gua means scraping or to scrape, and sha is the term used for the millet-like redne...[Read more]

Banana Coco – Nut Snacks! Easy… Even boys can make these!

Steps: 1. Grease a tin or muffin cases 2. Oven on at approx 180 degrees 3. Mix with stick mixer or by hand: 3 bananas- ripe-very ripe 3 eggs – organic, free range 2 tablespoons -ish of coconut oil melted Almond Meal, approx 2-3 cups Quinoa flour – 1 cup if desired Tiny splash of cinnamon powder 2 scoops of protein powder – I used metagenics vanilla shake it Make sure t...[Read more]

JC’s 7 Secrets to a Stress Free ‘Silly Season’

“Remember, you don’t get time back, so do something today your future self will thank you for’ I get asked all the time, ‘JC, what are your secrets? How do you stay on track with your goals and survive the festive season, the parties, the drinking, the eating, and the being away from your routine?’ All those can be pretty stressful situations -let’s face it. And the guilt afterwards, is i...[Read more]

How to detox

So, How Do I Detox? There are two aspects to detoxification; removal and replacement. Or, as we like to call it, weed, seed and feed, same as preparing a garden to grow and bear fruit, flowers or crops. There are a variety of ways to remove toxins from the body, including: Eating organic natural fruits and vegetables Lean protein Drinking plenty of clean, filtered water Some te...[Read more]

What is Detoxing?

Cleansing the body from poisons and toxins that may have accumulated in the colon, lymph, lungs, gallbladder, skin, blood, kidneys and liver. It gives our bodies to the chance to clear of these toxins thus rendering them more effective in doing their job in the future. These toxins usually derive from foods, beverages, alcohol, smoking, drugs and stress, and when in excess can leave a person fe...[Read more]

7 Benefits of Detoxing

Potential benefits of detoxing include: 1. The elimination of toxins and poisons that have been running through your body. The positive side effects of this may be dramatically increased feelings of vitality and well being. 2. A cleansed colon that prevents constipation that may cause fatigue, lethargy and bloating. 3. A reduction in food consumption. Whilst the amount of food is gener...[Read more]

How to Let Go

Being in control of our emotions can be a slippery slope. Emotions are meant to be felt and there are no right or wrong emotions. However, how we decide to express them with the actions we take can be helpful or harmful. Having a loud, sobbing cry, screaming into a pillow, or taking your anger out on a punching bag in boxing class are all healthy way to express intense emotions. Abusing people ...[Read more]

The toughest thing I have ever shared.

Let me share with you a little story about me. A warning, some may struggle reading this… When I was a small child, up until I became a teenager, my Grandfather would piggy back me upstairs and put me to bed. He would sometimes read me a story, sometimes tickle my back. Most of the time he ‘tickled’ my front and in a way I didn’t want to be ‘tickled’. I was carrying this hatred of my Grandfathe...[Read more]

What to do when you feel like you are drowning

Number 1: Keep Swimming! Or flapping about really, until you get your little head above the water, you need to keep going. So when I feel like there are far too many things to do and way too little time, I move faster. I also limit the time I spend on low priority bullshit by asking myself… Is this life giving? If not, don’t give it life! I actually sit for 10 -30 minutes and write like mad. I ...[Read more]

Don’t Stop Telling Stories

Don’t Stop Telling Stories For 37 years I held the belief that justice- right and wrong was clear cut. That those who had been betrayed, had something ‘done’ to them were right – victims and those who ‘did’ something to others or animals or nature were wrong – victors. In fact isn’t it interesting we see victim as right yet a victim is a negative and victor is a positive? Yet in this case of do...[Read more]

Open and aware- what does that mean?

I am an open and aware person what does that mean? I create a connection with people. I am a ‘magnet’ for people to approach me to talk about anything they like without judgement. I ‘get’ people. I inspire them to find the courage to use their ‘outside’ voice and help them to live the life they dream about. I live my life in accordance with my values. Open Connection, Travel, Helping. I am the ...[Read more]

A SIMPLE PLAN FOR A HEALTHY YOU

Daily food: 1-2 Different Fruits 4-6 Vegies 1 Protein – palm sized 1 starch/carbohydrate think Quinoa rather than Flour At least 2 green leafy veggies Nuts, seeds- go on try some ‘weird foods’ J 50-60% raw/lightly cooked 1.5-2 litres of filtered water per day + 1litre every hour of exercise Eat what you can get from the farmers market – try to stay away from packages, tins, plastic containers ...[Read more]

Is Everyone Around You Sick?

It takes 48 hours for a cold to appear so you may already be sick! A virus will usually incubate in the lining of the nose or throat for a couple days before symptoms begin to appear (during this time you are at your most contagious!) So when the symptoms do start, you must act straight away. What to do….. Make an appointment ASAP: Acupuncture, Naturopathy and herbal medicine...[Read more]

Immune Boosting and Antioxidant Foods

Best Sources of Antioxidants Fruit – blueberries, cranberries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, apricots, kiwi fruit, papaya, cantaloupe Vegetables – broccoli, capsicum, spinach, Swiss chard, cauliflower, romaine lettuce, endive, kale, carrots, and tomatoes (limit intake) Essential fatty acids – cold-pressed olive oil, flaxseed oil, fish oils and nut and seed oils Co factors – tuna, rainbow...[Read more]

Are you in FOCUS? Top tips from a flat –out overwhelmed professional procrastinator.

Plan! What is the most important thing to do right now that will take the most stress away. Sometimes this isn’t the most important ‘life giving’ thing but in this case it will help you to be in a calm state to be able to really focus! Can’t decide what to do first? – make a list of everything you want/need/love to do. This takes away the stress and worry about forgetting something, ...[Read more]

Stuck for Snacks?

Healthy & Delicious Snack Ideas Crackers with protein dip Rice cakes, Corn cakes, seaweed rice cracker with: nut butter; hummus; avocado and tahini; tahini (or any nut butter) dairy free, gluten free salmon dip – Try Yumi’s from the supermarket, test out a new one from Farmers Market or make your own. Fresh fruit Berries, mango, kiwi fruit, watermelon, pear, pineapple and mandarin...[Read more]

Chiropractor secrets to how to improve your posture at work

Posture and Chiropractic is like bread and butter and I am constantly checking the posture of my patients on every visit. Lately, I have found we are getting worse. Here’s why…. There is a wide range of causes for neck, shoulder, low back pain, headache etc but the most prevalent one I see in practice is postural pain and injury. Causes of this are computers, sitting down a lot, not moving, ...[Read more]

Pain in the….leg?

How to treat and what is anterior compartment syndrome Anterior Compartment Syndrome is a condition affecting the leg, typically impacting runners, dancers, and other athletes. It can arise when the foot-strike pattern favours the heel, with a ‘lazy’ foot-slap as the front of the foot (forefoot) follows the heel to the ground. It is the job of the anterior muscles to decelerate the forefo...[Read more]

5 things you didn’t know about Chiropractic – its not all about the crack

1. Chiropractors are more than just your spine doctor. We are more concerned about the nervous system and the spine acts as a medium for us to communicate with it. Chiropractic treatments are based on removing interferences in the nervous system for the body to heal itself. This also means that we do not only take care of your spine, but wherever in your body that the nervous system covers. ...[Read more]

Can anyone have wellness or is it just for the rich and famous?

What the hell is wellness anyway? Well I’ll tell you, in my opinion, what it’s not. It’s not about sprouting words of wisdom from the guru’s guru in a language that no one understands. It’s not about chanting, wearing stoopidly brightly coloured expensive lycra outfits, drinking the chai lattes, having all the latest and greatest sports or gym gear and NEVER GOING TO A GYM and the thought of ...[Read more]

What the hell is wellness anyway?

I spoke to a client this week who was working 80 hours a week- plus. When I asked her why she said it’s because she is a perfectionist and her work is never perfect. She did have time over the weekend to do what she loved and when I asked her what that was she burst into tears. Ashamed to cry she said. “I can’t believe I am crying- that’s pathetic.” I said no, it’s being human. She said, I “hav...[Read more]

What do you think wellness is?

I can tell you what I think it is and why I live the life I live and you may get a shock- so be careful when you read on…. For me, I was always reasonably healthy and fit growing up -but a bit overweight, whole family was. I joined my first gym when I was 19 as my boyfriend at the time had wandering eyes and I knew in my young mind I had to be a better competitor! These days, I do it for mys...[Read more]

If you want change, you have to make changes

Plan for change, then it’s easy. Ask yourself-Are you living your life the healthiest, fittest way possible? Being truly well? Or could you be a tiny little bit more proactive on your quest to achieving Ultimate Wellness? Whichever category you are in, you will need information and assistance to achieve it. This is why I had the vision for Melbourne Natural Medicine over 17 years ago. Everyt...[Read more]

9 Dimensions of Wellness

I feel Wellness can be summed up in 9 areas. The degree of impact that any one area has, may also have some degree of involvement in the cause, effect, and impact on another area. It’s like a ripple effect. (Which is where our logo idea came about)   Knowing that one thing can lead to or affect another. One member of Melbourne Natural Medicine, can, by coming in to see us, effect the...[Read more]

What’s the big deal about a detox?

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT DETOXIFICATION? Detox. It’s a term you’ve no doubt heard a lot of on TV, in magazines or in the gym. But why should you ‘detox’? Detoxification is your body’s natural process of changing dietary and environmental toxins into less harmful substances before eliminating them from your body. Supporting natural detoxification processes can help improve digestive funct...[Read more]

Levelling up

Many of my students ask me about life as they work through the Kinesiology course. What happens is this: During the course, they work on all their old “stuff” and working on all the old “stuff” helps us release the heaviness from ourselves, and as we release that, we raise ourselves up. We raise our vibration (power up) which means that we level up or upgrade our life. Think of it like Super...[Read more]

Keeping your cool in the corporate world

Early starts, late finishes, suits, ties, heals, short lunches, long meetings. Sit in a chair, at a desk, in your office (if you’re lucky enough to have an office). Air conditioning, fluorescent lighting, instant coffee, vending machines. Soar shoulders, bad backs, clenched jaws, no sleep, over worked, under paid, stress and anxiety. Most corporate settings breed discomfort. In five years, m...[Read more]

You are about to learn the 3 simple secrets successful office workers know that help them avoid stress and anxiety.

#3. Vital for survival #2. Keeping your cool #1. Have we got it all wrong? We don’t pay any attention to it, yet it’s #3 vital for our survival. Breathing is automatic but if we are conscious and aware of how we are breathing and learn to breathe correctly, it could mean less anxiety, depression and stress! Have you ever felt yourself breathing rapidly, shallow, caught yourself si...[Read more]

3 biggest blunders we make that keep us stressed out, panicking about the end of the year and worried we won’t get everything done in time!

Finish the year with a boom not a bust! #3 No structure There are limited days in the year left and some of us are still working away. Are we going to get everything done? Maybe, maybe not. Here’s the thing. Without structuring your time and having a good plan, people run around like headless chooks and end up doing so many things at once, they don’t know where they are at and although everyt...[Read more]

2 of the 3 massive mistakes even smart females make that cause them to…

By now you will have read #3: Feeling surpassed by others and over looked- and the story of the little green bloomers. Now, here’s #2. Uncertainty, self-doubt and confusion! “I can’t, party of one”…. Sometimes this one is a catch 22. If we think or say to ourselves, “I can’t do that!” More often than not, you have the full support of the people most important to you, and likely, the...[Read more]

7 Simple Secrets to Tying up the Loose Ends for the Year and Preventing Burnout!

1. Ask yourself, what does eating / drinking this give me? Food as medicine food as fuel. What are we feeding our body and mind? Let’s take a Christmas food say pudding or sweets as an example. What do I love about eating this food? Reminds me of good times, it’s delicious, it gives me satisfaction, happiness, naughtiness etc I write 10 benefits of this. Then I write 10 non benefits. I feel gu...[Read more]

Why Massages are Great for Your Health

Is there anything more relaxing than the feeling of a deep-tissue massage? Sure, there’s a little momentary discomfort when the kneading starts, but 30 seconds in you’re going to be collapsed in a pile of jelly and good feelings and be glowing for the next week. Honestly, we could probably end the article there. But we won’t, because you should know about the positive health benefits of mass...[Read more]

How to Make and Stick to Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! New Year is a time of rebirth and growing, of starting anew. It also comes with its own share of trials and things to dread. Setting up goals for the coming 12 months helps to focus the mind positively and promote wellbeing. That said, working out a good plan for your resolutions will prevent the stress and guilt that comes with breaking them early. Here, we’ve collected a...[Read more]

Easy Ways to Get an Energy Boost Without Caffeine

Caffeine is an addictive drug, and one that won’t let go of your body without a long, drawn-out fight. Giving up caffeine can make you crave it even more as all the cells pumped full of it cry out for more. Caffeine dependence is real, and it’s no easier than giving up any other addictive substance. The easiest way to transition towards a caffeine-free lifestyle is to supplement the energy...[Read more]

5 Health and Wellness Trends to Hit it Big in 2016

  2015 saw the rise of the 10-minute workout, the smoothie bowl, and a whole legion of superfoods and diet crazes come and go (most notably paleo and keto). As we head into 2016, there’ll be a fair few trends hitting the big time. We’re going to see some refocusing of old ideas, and a couple of breaks from them entirely. Knowing what’s coming up over the horizon for health and well...[Read more]

How well do you handle stress?

Life=Stress, Stress=Life Living in this day and age, stress is a normal part of modern life. You will be exposed to some sort of stress every day, whether it’s waking up to an alarm, driving the car, paying bills, working, meeting deadlines – all of these can take their toll. Sometimes stress can be so overwhelming, it feels like it is taking over your life. Thankfully, the body has an amazi...[Read more]

Feeling Fed Up Frazled and Frustrated?

There are limited days in the year left and our hours in the day seem to get shorter- or is it that we are stuffing more and more into these hours? Are we going to get everything done? Maybe, maybe not. Here’s the thing. Without structuring our time and having a good plan, we run around like headless chooks and end up doing so many things at once, we don’t know where we are at and althoug...[Read more]

Are you eating these ‘good for you foods’ that aren’t actually good for you?

Whether its great marketing, a celebrity ‘pretty post’ or a catchy name that screams ‘healthy,’ some foods sound like they must be uber healthy. Don’t be fooled!! Here are some foods that sound healthy – but aren’t Sushi Not all sushi of course – sashimi salmon or tuna rich in essential fats, cooked rice, seaweed – great. What’s not so great – the tempura prawns and fried chicken, mayonna...[Read more]

Being Hueman or HUH!!??man

Yesterday I was a HUH!!??man. In fact, I was having a cup of tea with a friend and one of my very first Melbourne clients from over 10 years ago and he asked me what I had been up to and how I was. Interesting question. Do I answer like most people and say “getting there” I mean, where is ‘there’ anyway? Always found that answer curious. Or, do I answer as though I had asked him the same questi...[Read more]

‘The Perfect Life’?

Are we looking at bikinis, abs and green smoothies and thinking that is what Wellness is about? Could it be that Health and Fitness has been squished together and called Wellness? So, do we know what Wellness really is? And, are we missing the other 8 dimensions and only focusing on the Physical – health and fitness? [Read more]

Imagine this!

Wellness – it’s not what many people think. What if your car insurance came with detailing, servicing, petrol, parking and GPS? Now, what if your Wellness Insurance (we call it Wellness Assurance) could include everything you need to live your best life? Not just health and fitness, but all 9 dimensions of Wellness? Take a look at the video to find out.   Ready to take a ...[Read more]

Has your Hay fever Gone Haywire?

Trees are blossoming, flowers are blooming, birds are singing… Spring is in the air…. Achoo! It’s Allergy season! Hay fever is also known as allergic Rhinitis and affects many Melbournians. An allergic reaction to allergens in our environment can lead to a stuffy or runny nose, itchy watery eyes, scratchy or sore throat, sneezing and postnasal drip. There are two main types of hay-fever...[Read more]

Are you ready for this?

I sure am! It’s been a big year. Up and down to be fair but we are still here. Resilient & resourceful even when we think we have had enough and can’t take anymore, we find that little extra something. That takes a toll on the mind and body though ???? So, this is the time of the year to reflect. Mindset=set your mind. What wins did you have? Lessons did you learn? What are you grateful for...[Read more]

Giving Yourself a Chance

Many people hold deep-seeded emotions hidden in their subconscious begging to be addressed. It always amazes me the number of patients who open up about a past emotional event that kick started and manifested their physical ailments. Their wellness went from ticking all the boxes to a spiral downhill towards illness and feelings of wanting to fill a void from within. An upward battle that reach...[Read more]