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WINNING THE WAR: HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS TO EAT MORE VEGGIES

Getting kids used to vegetables can start in the womb says Assoc Prof Richard Rosenkranz from Kansas State University.

Studies show that pregnant women who eat more foods with bitter phenolics like kale and Brussel sprouts, have children who are more receptive to them when they try them for the first time.

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INTERMITTENT FASTING: LIVE WELL AND LONGER

A healthy diet can be very much about WHEN and HOW we eat as opposed to just what we eat. Intermittent Fasting (or IF) can be done in several ways. Here are 4 examples that you can put into practice right away...

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DECEPTION AND LIES- WHAT YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE MMR VACCINE

I was very lucky to recently watch a screening of the movie Vaxxed- from Cover up to Catastrophe.

ow I know Vaccination is a controversial topic, and I have a very open, broad- minded view on it. I'm confident most of my patients know I aim to stay on top of the research and approach health in a balanced way.

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DON'T LET THIS SPOIL YOUR XMAS
ANXIETY is everywhere - have you noticed it in yourself or a loved one?
Beyond Blue (beyondblue.org.au) describes anxiety as...

PHYSICAL: panic attacks, hot and cold flushes, racing heart, tightening of the chest, rapid breathing, restlessness, feeling tense, wound up and edgy

PSYCHOLOGICAL: excessive fear, worry, catastrophizing, or obsessive thinking

BEHAVIOURAL: avoidance of situations that make you feel anxious which can impact on study, work or social life.

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MANAGING MENOPAUSE WITH HERBAL MEDICINE
I still don't get why women get menopause when it's supposed to be a "men-o-pause"?
Perhaps the suffering for men comes with living with a menopausal woman rather than having the direct experience of it himself... Now before any ladies out there get cranky with me, remember... Stress will only make your hot flushes worse!

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BOWEN THERAPY - A GENTLE, AND EFFECTIVE THERAPY FOR PHYSICAL PAIN RELIEF AND EMOTIONAL BALANCING
Bowen Therapy - what is it?
A series of small, gentle rolling moves done on the skin, using fingers or thumbs. It can benefit the muscle, fascia (the lining around muscle, ligament, tendon, blood vessels, nerves), and lymphatic system (drainage and detox). Bowen utilises a cross fibre muscle release technique but is able to treat tendons, ligaments and nerves due to its effect on the fascia...

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GUESS WHICH MINERAL DEFICIENCY?
Palpitations, sore tongue, painful periods, constipation, headaches, persistent dry cough, insomnia, chronic pain (eg migraines, fibromyalgia), raised blood pressure, muscle cramps, fatigue...just to name a few. Have you guessed yet?
Did I hear you say MAGNESIUM? Then you would be spot on...

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DON'T FEED THESE FOODS TO YOUR DOG
Healthy, happy canines are such a wonderfully rewarding part of any family. Besides lots of cuddles and exercise, their diet is really important. I advocate a raw diet for dogs as much as possible, but please keep in mind that there are some foods we should never (or rarely, and in small amounts) give our fur babies...

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NOT THE LAST GOODBYE
This book, written by Dr David Servan-Schreiber, had me hooked - I read it in one sitting (I usually never do that). He was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and wrote a book called "Anti-Cancer, a new way of life"...

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HEALTH RISKS OF BELLY FAT
All fat is not equal. The fat just below your skin (the bits you can grab with your hands), is called subcutaneous fat. In your belly, it's called visceral fat because it builds up around your viscera - internal organs like your stomach and intestines...
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