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Reasons to see a Chiropractor

There are many reasons to make chiropractic care part of your health regime: • May improve joint mobility and function, along with general joint health. This may be especially beneficial for people with arthritis to assist with to decreasing the degeneration of joint and connective tissue associated with these chronic conditions. • Can assist in the prevention of ongoing or recurring headaches. • Assists with strength of muscles by improving contractibility when they are loose or tight. This can be particularly beneficial for athletes or people who enjoy regular exercise. • Helps with ongoing inflammation following restoration of joint range of motion. • Improves circulation by assisting with the elimination of stagnant...

What is involved in a pelvic floor physiotherapy session?

A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy session will include two parts: Consultation and examination Treatment Consultation and examination During the consultation and assessment, Bella will take a thorough case history to help determine the presenting issue, associated pain and possible causes. She will also discuss past medical history including any previous tests and treatments. Bella will then conduct an examination. This may include an external and internal examination. This is to what system of the body is contributing to your pelvic floor issues. Isabella will talk you through each stage of the examination to ensure you feel comfortable. Treatment  Once Bella has a good understanding of your condition from your consultation and examination, she...

Fertility Friday – Myth # 5

Myth #5: Couples with no underlying issues conceive as soon as they start trying It is true that some couples fall pregnant quickly. However, it is not often the case. And even if both have no underlying health conditions, there is no guarantee that a couple will conceive in any given month. In fact, statistics show that there is a 25-30% chance of conceiving each month when aged 35 and under. This drops to 15% between the ages of 35 and 40. After 40 it drops again to 5% and after 43 1-2% each month. You may be able to help your chances by • making sure your cycle is regular for you....

Fertility Friday – Myth # 4

Myth #4: You have to try for 12 months before investigating why you're not falling pregnant The reality is when it comes to trying to fall pregnant, you can investigate causes of possible fertility issues at anytime. If you have been trying for 6 months with no success, it is a good time to make make an appointment with you Doctor or a fertility specialist to see if there are any underlying causes. We recommend starting acupuncture, making any lifestyle changes and getting a blood test to check for any deficiencies or imbalances at least 3 months before you start trying. Of course if you have issues with your cycle, such as...

The immune system

The immune system is very important in protecting us from pathogens. A pathogen is something that can cause disease like a virus, bacterium or parasite. If our body comes into contact with a pathogen, our immune system kicks in to try stop it in it's tracks. There are 3 types of immunity: 🦠 Innate - this is the immunity we are all born with. It includes the skin and mucous membranes - the first line of defence. It leads to a general and non-specific immune response. 🦠 Adaptive - this type of immunity develops as we get older. Pathogens have antigens - substances that cause an immune response. When we come into contact with...

Christmas Babies

Did you know that having a baby on Christmas Day is really uncommon? It is actually the least common day for a baby to be born! This could in part be because medical inductions are not generally scheduled for Christmas Day. But the only other day that is as uncommon is the 29th of February, and that is because we only get this day every 4 years! And this isn’t just in Australia. December the 25th is the least common birthday in the USA and New Zealand too. Even the dates around Christmas and New Years are not as common as the rest of the year. The most common birthday’s fall...

Mushroom and noodle hotpot

The powers of Fungi- rich in b vitamins, beta glucans, selenium and immune regulating properties Ingredients 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced Small knob ginger, thinly sliced 1L filtered water 500g swiss brown mushrooms thinly sliced 3 shiitake mushrooms thinly sliced 1-2 tbsp white miso paste 1 tbsp tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) 1 long red chilli thinly sliced (or ¼ - ½ tsp red pepper flakes – adjust depending on heat preference) 3 spring onions thinly sliced 200g buckwheat soba noodles, cooked (or noodles of your choice) Small handful coriander, to serve Nori seaweed, to serve Optional add-ons 1-2 tbsp bone broth (powder or concentrate) 1-2 tbsp marine collagen 225g organic firm silken tofu, to serve (or steamed white fish,...

Support your child’s immune system naturally

Your child’s immune system undergoes a massive amount of change in the first few years of life and is sensitive to both internal and external factors. Helping to support your child’s immune system so they are resilient and can bounce back rapidly and become stronger. How can we do this naturally? Through proper diet and lifestyle and targeted nutritional support. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the basis of a healthy immune system. This is where real food, connection to people and our environment, moving our bodies daily and getting good quality sleep plays a crucial role. Daily habits Colours – eat as many as possible every day. Fruit and vegetables that...

Toxins & Your Hormones – Endotoxins

Many things in your household can be harmful to you and your hormones. Today we are talking about endotoxins or mould, which can have a toxic effect on human health and can factor in fertility issues. Endotoxins Endotoxins are widely present in our environment- one of the most well known one is mold. The primary sources include airborne endotoxins from water damaged buildings, dust, animal waste this can lead to inflammation in the respiratory tract. These chemicals may enter the body through the skin or inhalation this may have serious adverse health consequences such as shortness of breath, lung conditions, headaches, fatigue, nausea, impaired memory, skin reactions, dermatitis, irritation to the nose,...

Toxins and your hormones – Phthalates & Parabens

Many of your household products can be harmful to you and your hormones. Synthetic chemicals can have a toxic effect on human health and can factor in fertility issues. Today we are talking about phthalates and parabens. Phthalates ❌ Phthalates are found in many household items and personal care products such as hairsprays, aftershave, perfumes, shampoos as plastisizers. The toxic molecules will often find their way into our body. A few to watch out for dibutyl phthalate (nail polish), Di -2 -ethylhexylphthalate, diethyl phthalate. There is also a significant amount in building materials, furniture, air fresheners, shower curtains, polyvinyl flooring, plastic coated wallpaper. Phthalates have various mechanisms of action including mitochondrial and...