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March 2011

Miss S came to see me for Acupuncture after a colleague had recommended it since I had also helped her from acute knee pain. Miss S had damaged her ankle after tearing ligaments in her left ankle. She is a member of a local surf life saving club, keen swimmer, gym attendee and PE teacher [...]

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Cooking with Mint

by Michael

Rocket & Mint Pesto ½ cup firmly packed mint leaves, 40g rocket, ¼ cup grated parmesan, ½ cup pistachios, 2 cloves garlic, 1tbsp lemon juice, 2tbsp water, ½ cup olive oil. Blend all ingredients together excluding the oil, once everything is combined slowly drizzle in the oil and process until smooth. Minted Pea’s Place 625g [...]

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Mr C, 55 years old comes into the clinic with pain presenting in his Achilles Tendon on both sides. I treated him using acupuncture points in the Gastrocnemius muscle and insertion of the Achilles Tendon. We also used some general trigger points and acupuncture points for the Soleus and Peroneus Longus Muscles. Often heat was [...]

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It’s also a great dish to make extra of as it will keep in the fridge for another day or you can freeze portions. Serves 4 375g fresh lasagna sheets Grated parmesan for the top Filling Box of frozen spinach 200g fresh low fat ricotta 1 garlic clove ½ onion, finely diced 30g grated parmesan 2 tbsp [...]

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With Autumn comes gusty winds, falling leaves and dropping temperatures. This time of year is traditionally known for its harvesting, gathering and storing of food resources by animals and humans. By eating certain foods during Autumn we can replicate this process of gathering and storing in our own bodies to strengthen and protect our immunity [...]

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Serves 4 8 baby fennel bulbs 5 tbsp olive oil 2 oranges 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 red onion 100g kalamata olives 2 tbsp mint, roughly chopped 1 tbsp parsley, roughly chopped Preheat oven to 200°C. Trim the fronds from the fennel. Remove the stalks and cut a slice off the base of each fennel [...]

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Mud Run

by Michael

The mud run is a really great challenging event that is run at Glenworth Valley approximately 1 hour north of Sydney. The run is primarily a 5 or 10km jog / run and has a staggered start with groups of different abilities the kicker that makes it really challenging and fun is that you go [...]

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Do you think that the only problem regarding the sun is getting too much…as opposed to too little? If someone suggested to you that there was good evidence that insufficient exposure to the sun was responsible for more cancers (and a whole host of other serious disease) than too much sun, would you think they were [...]

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Provoked by high rates of skin cancer, many people avoid the sun as much as possible and cover themselves with sunscreen before spending any time outdoors. Sadly, these people are actually increasing their risk for cancer and other diseases. For millions of years, humans have spent many hours out in the sun each day without the [...]

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It is important to distinguish immediately that in Australia, practitioners of any modality cannot claim to treat Cancer. Even legally, practitioners of modalities outside of the medical profession cannot claim to treat, improve or reduce Cancer. Of course different types of Cancer are addressed differently. Methods such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy remain some of [...]

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