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August 2011

Almond Milk

by Michael

1 ½ cups soaked almonds 3 pitted dates, soaked or 1 tbsp agave nectar 2 ½ cups water Place the almonds, dates and water in a blender and process until smooth. Place a fine mesh sieve or piece of muslin cloth over a mixing bowl and pour the almond mixture through it. Using a spatula [...]

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Antioxidants An imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and antioxidant scavenging has been implicated in type 2 diabetes. ROS are a byproduct in type 2 diabetes, generated during protein glycation and as a consequence of advanced glycation end-products-receptor binding; they impair insulin signalling pathways and induce cytotoxicity in pancreatic beta cells. Neutralisation of oxidants [...]

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Most people want to look good and be healthy but do they have the right attitude to achieve their goals? Some people will start doing some extra fitness training and make changes to their diet to improve their health and fitness but have reservations about pushing hard at training or aren’t prepared to ditch their [...]

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Arthritis. A lot of people give up at this point and believe medications for the rest of their life is the solution and that nothing else will help relieve their Chronic joint pain & arthritis. In my experience as an acupuncturist, the simplicity of drug-free treatments, has big advantages for the client with Arthritis & [...]

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A totally quick and simple diet tip, guaranteed to increase your accountability and assist you with your weight loss or healthy food choices. Take a photo of everything that you are going to eat and drink in a day at the time that you are about to consume it and mms it to your personal [...]

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1. Preparation: Always start your training sessions with an effective warm up; eg. gentle jog 60% of full capacity for 10 minutes. 2. Ensure your diet is nutritionally balanced; > 10-15km per week and you will have to consider increasing your protein content. 3. Cool Down: Spend 5-10 mins at 60% of full speed slowing [...]

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Like to run, but bladder control letting you down? Some leakage of urine with running (or coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting) is not usually a problem with the bladder but a weakness of the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder. There are three main problems related to pelvic floor weakness that Louise sees in the [...]

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Be Prepared

by Michael

Are you missing out on good healthy meals because you just haven’t set up your kitchen? Jamie Oliver whips up 3 quality dishes in just 30min. Jamie is a big advocate for being organized and when you watch him cooking has everything at his finger tips. Plan your week before you go shopping, go with [...]

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Christmas is a special time of the year, but in Australia it loses a little bit of the magic with it being the hottest time of the year. July is a great time to celebrate a winter Christmas and have all the warm traditional foods, to gather in side feasting together out of the cold, [...]

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THE RUNNER’S KNEE

by Michael

According to a recent poll in the runnersworld.com 13% of runners suffered knee pain within the last year. The poll describes that the pain occurred during or after long runs, after extended periods of sitting, or while descending hills or stairs. The pain presents at the front of knee, and often behind the knee cap. [...]

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