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Supporting Your Child’s Gut Health

The importance of digestive health is a buzz right now both in the media and the scientific community, where the health of digestive system bacteria is recognised as being essential to our overall health and wellbeing. We are not just what we eat, but what we absorb. As parents, it's really important that we understand how to best support a healthy microbiome (the good bugs that live in our gut), for our ow ...

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Pregnancy and Pilates

Pilates is famous for being an effective and enjoyable method of movement but is it really suitable during pregnancy and post-partum? The simple answer to this question is – absolutely! Contrary to popular belief, Pilates does not ‘focus’ on abdominal strength. It focuses on full body movement because the whole body needs to be uniformly strong and flexible to be in peak condition. What’s the point in havin ...

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Well, Well, Well // Dr Andrew Kaltenbach

DR ANDREW KALTENBACH Chiropractor, Robina Chiropractic Wellness Centre The most common reason that people will see a chiropractor is for a back problem – neck pain, headaches, lower back pain, pregnancy-related back pain and sciatica are all common complaints. But what many people don’t realise is that, at the end of the day, all of these problems relate back to the health of the nervous system. Our brain c ...

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Well, Well, Well // Imola Foster

Imola Foster Dental hygienist/therapist, Gold Coast Dental and Denture Centre Sucking is a natural instinct for babies – the first contact a baby usually has with sucking is at their mother’s breast to drink breast milk, which contains a protein that is converted into serotonin in the brain and creates a sleepy, tired and relaxed feeling. Children who become attached to thumb sucking as they get older still ...

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Are we as Worthy as Our Pets?

You always put your fur babies first – how about you do the same for yourself? Today is the first day of the rest of our life, but what if we lived it as if it was the last? People say, if only I had more time, if only I could do things differently, if only I didn’t have responsibilities. What if we lived today 100 per cent the way we wanted to? It’s a great segue to the world’s most difficult question, ‘Wh ...

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Protecting Your Pet in Winter

Winter can be tough on all creatures big and small, but particularly senior dogs and cats. To ensure elderly pets are comfortable during these chillier months and protected against arthritis, obesity and fleas, PETstock is educating pet parents on the best winter survival tactics. According to PETstock VET’s Jess Donohue, dogs and cats are classed as senior once as soon as they turn seven – by this time in ...

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Fitting Fitness In

Whether you’re a new mum, toddler mum or mum of teens, you’ll know that the better you feel, the better mum you can be. And what better way to feel positive, strong and body-confident than working out? From the endorphin rush of pushing yourself to your limits, to the high of conquering your fitness fears, to the simple peace of putting on your headphones and blocking out the world, there is nothing quite l ...

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Your Questions Answered…

How do I get my kids to stop asking for stuff all the time when we are out? Whether we are at a farm, a grocery store, t-shirt shop they are continually telling me "I want...". It drives me crazy!  A question I often pose to people: If you receive pay without having to go to work, would you still go to work? More often than not, the answer would be, “No, I would prefer to go to the beach, hang out with frie ...

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Feeding Sick Kids

Winter flu season is here. Do you know how to nourish that sick kid back to good health?   It’s the time of the year when there are a few viruses getting about and I’m often asked what to feed kids whilst they are already sick and don’t have much of an appetite. This article is not designed to replace the advice of your medical practitioner, so if your kids are seriously unwell or lose their appetite f ...

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Skin Needling // What, How & Why

Skin needling also known as Dermapen, or collagen induction therapy is gaining popularity as a rejuvenating cosmetic procedure that has been shown to be effective at boosting collagen. I went to industry expert Jacqueline Kama from Refresh Salons and asked her some questions to help with navigating our way through the Skin Needling process. With 25 years of experience treating skin, Jacqueline has a wealth ...

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