Blood sugar levels and your health

Did you know that diabetes is the fastest-growing chronic condition in Australia? Diabetes is a condition where the body cannot maintain healthy levels of glucose in the blood. Glucose is a form of sugar that is the main energy source for the body but unhealthy levels can lead to both short and long term complications…

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Five foods for healthy eyesight

You already know that regular check-ups with your optometrist can help keep your eyes in good health. But did you know that there are also foods full of nutrients that help keep your eyes healthy too? Here are five of the top foods for your eye health:   Kale Kale contains lutein and zeaxathin, which…

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Preventing Diabetes

Currently type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. However, researchers are looking into the autoimmune process and environmental factors that lead to developing type 1 diabetes so that we may be able to prevent it in the future. On the other hand many cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or have the onset delayed…

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Wellness Clinic

Address: Corner View and Barnard Streets, Bendigo VIC 3550

Tel: 03 5443 4610

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Monday – Friday
8:00am to 8:00pm

Saturday
8:30am to 4:00pm

Sunday
10:00am to 3:00pm


Warming Herbal Teas

We don’t often think of tea as medicinal, but herbal teas can be a powerful ally on your road to health. The following teas are particularly useful for increasing circulation, warmth and overall vitality. Cinnamon tea Benefits: Calming to the stomach Helps alleviate wind and wind pains Increases circulation and warmth Regulates blood sugar This…

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Winter Wellness

Winter is well and truly upon us, and with it comes an onslaught of cold and flu viruses and bacteria. The best way to help protect yourself against these is through diet. The following foods help boost immunity: Citrus fruits – we all know citrus is high in Vitamin C, but it has a plethora…

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Why can’t I sleep?

We all need a good night’s sleep to function optimally, yet many of us never get it. There could be immeasurable reason for this, but a few of the common ones have to do with poor sleep hygiene, consuming stimulants late in the day and dietary factors. These are factors that you can address with some…

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Simple relaxation tips

Finding yourself tense and unable to relax? Our modern lives are busy and can leave us depleted and unable to relax. Here are a few simple tips to get you on the right track: Step outside and absorb mother nature’s healing energy. Take your shoes off and feel the earth under your feet if you…

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Self control over the festive season

Enjoy the Festive Season The Festive Season has arrived! It’s a time filled with many social gatherings, copious amounts of food, drink and lots of laughter. However sticking to your health goals at this time of year is not as hard as you may think. The key is preparation and knowing your limits. It’s a…

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Nutrient Absorption

So you’ve been told that you need calcium, magnesium and iron, plus a B vitamin and an herbal formula for stress. This is all well and good, but you might be left wondering how to take them, if you can take them all at once, and if they will interact with other medications and foods….

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Welcome to the wonderful world of parsley

Parsley is a nutrient dense, highly versatile herb. It tends to feature as a garnish in western cooking, however it offers much more than that. Parsley’s nutrient profile is impressive: it contains vitamins A, B, C, calcium, copper, Iron, magnesium, potassium and a high amount of Chlorophyll! It is best eaten raw as potassium and…

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Stress management for daily living

Stress is a factor of life, and can be both positive and negative. If left to long without awareness, it can cause imbalances in our bodies. We need to be aware of how stress is affecting us, and learn what our stress factors are. Once we know what is causing our stress, we can then…

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Quinoa vegie toss recipe

Ingredients 1 cup of quinoa 2 cups water 1 red capsicum 1 stick of celery 4 button mushrooms a handful of parsley 2 large handfuls of spinach 1 brown onion 2 tablespoons of crumbed feta Dressing: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard 1 tablespoon of honey 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar…

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Eating for calmness

The world we live in today can be extremely busy, and it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed and stressed. Using food as a way to help reduce the stress in your life is a simple and wonderful tool. The following foods have wonderful stress busting properties: Oats Oats are powerhouses of calm. They support…

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Skincare – What you need to know!

Skincare is something that I am very passionate about, particularly spreading the word about organic and chemical free skin products. Our skin is the biggest organ in our bodies, and what we put onto it gets absorbed into our cells. Modern skincare has a plethora of toxic chemical ingredients, some known to be carcinogenic and…

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Herbal tea & Digestive health

Herbs are a simple way to introduce powerful natural medicine into your life. Mother Nature really knows how to get it right. When suffering from digestive complaints such as bloating, flatulence and wind pain, herbal teas can be just what you need to relieve symptoms and bring about balance. Chamomile Chamomile is a ‘bitter’ herb,…

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More food swaps

The concept of food swapping is a great one to adopt into your daily life. It allows you to add foods into your diet that you mightn’t normally have, rather than taking things away. The following food swap table adds in healthy wholefoods to your diet: SWAP THIS FOR THIS White sugar, lollies, chocolate, fake…

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Swap it!

A healthy diet isn’t always as attainable as we’d like. When you factor in our busy and time poor lifestyles it’s easy to see why people turn to readymade convenience foods. The idea of swapping it allows us to still have the convenience factor and not feel like we are missing out, yet we swap…

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How to cook Quinoa and Buckwheat

As a naturopath I often recommend to my patients to replace white rice with Quinoa and buckwheat. These wholefoods are not as commonly used as rice, and so I can’t ask you to use them without equipping you with knowledge of how to cook them! So here is your cooking 101! Quinoa 1 cup of…

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Immune boosting nutrients

Winter is here, and cold and flu season has well and truly arrived! Here are my top three picks to keep you healthy this season: Daily Vitamin C – the humble vitamin C offers a powerhouse of immune support & protects us from inflammation. It also allows us to cope better with stress by breaking…

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How to stick to healthy habits

When making changes, add things into your diet and lifestyle rather than viewing it as taking things away. Don’t be too strict on yourself with this process, it is a process and it will take time. Food swapping is a great way of adding things into your diet, for example: Swap sugar for Stevia and…

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Homemade muesli

It’s time for a recipe, and when it comes to muesli and breakfast dishes, homemade is always the best! Most cereals that come from the supermarket and out of box, have more nutrients in the box than the cereal, and certainly the box would be healthier for you. These mass produced cereals are so high…

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Healthy snack options

What is a snack? Essentially a snack is a small meal, which is eaten to keep our blood sugars stable and our energy levels up. Therefore our snacks need to be smaller versions of a well balanced meal, ie: contain healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates. Here are some examples of healthy snacks. You can really…

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