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What is a coffee enema

All You Need to Know About Coffee Enemas

What is a coffee enema and why have they gained recent popularity? Today I wanted to share an evidence-based insight into their use, in particular self-administered enemas, what they claim to treat and things you should consider prior to electing to have one.  What is an enema?  An enema involves injecting a liquid (or occasionally…

Healthy eating on a budget

Healthy Eating On A Budget

Healthy eating on a budget is achievable by eating food from the five food groups, following dietary guidelines, and probably most importantly, writing a shopping list and following it!! Many people think that eating healthy is expensive and necessitates all the latest health foods. I think it is important to remember that to have a…

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How To Create A Healthy Gut

How to create a healthy gut. It’s a question I am asked often! The more we learn about the gut, the more it becomes clear that a healthy gut is the starting point for a healthy, happy life. But how can you support a healthy gut? Let’s look at some simple tips for gut health.…

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The difference between a Dietitian and Nutritionist

In Australia, there are many different nutritional professionals who all appear to play similar roles, these include dietitians and nutritionists. Today we are going to look at the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist, to assist you in making an informed decision around who you might benefit from getting nutrition advice from. Each of…

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Is fresh and organic really best?

These days there is so much information around on what we should be eating and what constitutes a healthy diet. Two topics that cause a lot of confusion include choosing fresh or frozen produce and whether we should be opting for organic produce of conventional fruit and vegetables. There are a lot of different opinions…

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Understanding Hip Dysplasia

Developmental hip dysplasia (DDH) is a condition where the hip joint, which is a ball and socket joint, develops abnormally. This condition was previously known as congenital hip dysplasia or congenital hip dislocation (CDH).  DDH is a condition that is most often discovered whilst babies are still quite young. However in some cases it can…

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What is a Healthy Diet?

What a balanced diet actually means   Nutrition and what to eat can be a very confusing topic for many people. There are so many conflicting messages around what we should be eating, which food groups are good and which food groups are bad. There is so much information around nutrition these days, that many…

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7 Exercises for Stronger Ankles

Whether it be in a team-sport setting, going on your daily walk, or pushing your limits on a run, ankle injuries (in particular sprains) are very common. We use our feet and ankles in almost all of our daily activities, so ensuring they are strong is important.   If you seek help from an Osteopath…

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Torticollis and Neck Restrictions in Babies

Babies may have a preference for turning their head and neck one way more so than the other direction. And in some cases, babies may have their head and neck side bent in one position also.  CAUSES OF NECK RESTRICTIONS- A preference for babies to look one way can be as a result of the…

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Understanding your Amazing Lymphatic System

One system in your body you may not have heard of is the lymphatic system! So what is it!? Our lymphatic system filters our blood while it circulates around our body and removes harmful substances and toxins from our bloodstream. This system is so important that without it, our bodies would swell and be left…

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Flat Head- Plagiocephaly and Brachycephaly

“My baby has a flat head” is one of the most common statements mentioned to me when treating paediatric patients. It is usually something the parents have noticed themselves, or it has been mentioned by a health professional or family/friends.  REASONS FOR ALTERED HEAD SHAPE- A baby’s skull is very flexible and mouldable due to…

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What is This Soft Spot on my Baby’s Skull?-

The soft spot (anterior fontanelle) is located at the front of a baby’s skull and it is very important. Babies also have a smaller soft spot at the back of their skulls (posterior fontanelle), along with multiple other smaller fontanelles. A baby’s skull is made up of several pieces of bones that are connected together…