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Alkaline diet – valid or fad?

Alkaline diet – valid or fad?

Author: Leisa Armstrong.  It seems there is always another new diet trend or fad popping up everywhere you look.  It’s worse when every man and his dog has an opinion to share about how each one is the best thing since sliced bread or complete and utter rubbish.  From Keto to Paleo, Vegan to FODMAP, Gluten Free to Fruitarian, the list is never-ending.  It is easy to see how, with

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Stress, Muscles and Massage

Stress, Muscles and Massage

Author: Sophia Gerontakos.  Some people are very surprised to find out that stress and anxiety manifests physically throughout the body and within the muscle tissues.  When we are under stress, be it physical, mental, or just the stress of a very busy daily life, our sympathetic nervous system is switched on.  The sympathetic nervous system is sometimes referred to as the ‘fight-or-flight’ response, which means our body is alert and ready

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Self-help to Improve fertility

Self-help to Improve fertility

Author: Tina Taylor Simple steps you can take which support your overall health, at the same time improving your chances of conception, a healthy pregnancy, and a healthy baby.  Of course, there are no guarantees, however by taking steps to reduce risks we support optimal outcomes wherever possible.  As always it is always best to assess and personalise your plan with your team of health professionals. Reduce stress levels Do

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Massage Offer

Massage Offer

Massage is a great way to encourage circulation and enhance wellbeing during the winter months, especially when the body is working hard fighting off all the colds and viruses that are going around. Whether you need a general health boost, stress management, increased movement, tension and/or headache release or injury management come in and see Sophia Gerontakos. Sophia is currently offering $20 off your first massage treatment, and private health fund

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Patient perceptions of clinical care in complementary medicine: A systematic review of the consultation experience.

Patient perceptions of clinical care in complementary medicine: A systematic review of the consultation experience.

This article first published in Patient Education and Counseling by Hope Foley and Amie Steel who concluded  it was evident Complementary Medicine consultations provide a patient experience of empathy, empowerment and patient-centredness…. The opportunity for patient empowerment through self-efficacy has been identified as a driving influence of complementary medicine use.  This is the first review to explore the application of patient-centred care principles by Complementary medicine practitioners during clinical consultations from the

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