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November 2010

Good Posture

by Michael

What is ‘good posture’? Is it being able to stand upright, shoulders back, chin up, chest lifting upwards…. for about 5min or so before collapsing back into the familiar yet generally oh so comfortable slouch, with your rounded shoulders and forward head carriage? Most people think about posture as the body’s alignment when sitting or [...]

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Miss W is an office worker seated at her desk for most of the day. She came to me with Sciatic nerve pain on her right hand side and resulting stiffness when she walked. Miss W said the Sciatic pain was worse when she drove and getting in and out of the car was always [...]

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Kids & Colds- A Chinese Medicine Approach: Recently I have been successfully treating kids under five for a cough that won’t go away on its own. The process involves 2-3 treatments if that, and the use of moxa and acupuncture if necessary. Parents have been pleasantly surprised and grateful that their kids can now sleep [...]

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100gm dried red lentils ¼ cucumber 1 tbsp chopped chives 2 asparagus stalks ¼ yellow capsicum 1 tsp Olive oil 1 tsp white wine vinegar Boil the lentils for about 15 minutes or until soft, drain and rinse under cold water. Thinly slice the cucumber, capsicum and asparagus. Add all the ingredients in to a [...]

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Oriental Salad

by Michael

Serves 4 ½ chinese cabbage, finely sliced 1 carrot, grated ½ red onion, finely sliced 70g baby spinach ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted ½ cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped ¼ cup crispy noodles Dressing ¼ lime, zest ½ lime, juice 25ml white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar) 2 [...]

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This year the inflatable boat race was run at the same time as the Manly Surf Festival and the course was altered to go from Manly Surf club out through the small waves around a marker and then around a second marker and landing at the beach in front of the corso. It is a [...]

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Rainbow Salad

by Michael

Serves 4 600g baby beetroot, trimmed 300g asparagus, trimmed 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbsp finely grated lemon rind 2 small avocados, cut into thin wedges 3 medium oranges, segmented 1 red onion, thinly sliced Whole grain Mustard Dressing 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard 1 tbsp white wine vinegar or [...]

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MSG (A Slow Poison)

by Michael

The food additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is a slow poison. MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as Natural Flavouring. MSG is Even in your favourite coffee from Tim Horton’s and Starbuck’s coffee shops! I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic, and so did a friend of [...]

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Sensory information (any information coming from your senses, including your body) needs to be evaluated by your brain. Evaluation is extremely comprehensive; in involves complex memory, reasoning and emotional processes, and must include consideration of the potential consequences of a response. The context of the pain experience is critical. For example, exactly the same minor [...]

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It’s all too common these days, “You’ve got cancer” Now although it is not proven 100% (what is?), diet seems to be of importance to reducing your risk factors of cancer and other debilitating diseases. So why wait?  Start eating well NOW, it’s never too late! Here are some tips Eat Fresh – buy your [...]

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