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Women’s Health Week: Time to Move

Hopscotch Fitness Co-owner, Louise Spindler shares the importance of exercise for health, and finding time to move your body. Here at Hopscotch Fitness we love working with women… including the Mums who always seem to be looking after everyone except themselves! Students who spends heaps of time crouched over their laptops and female footy players...
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Vitamin B3 linked to Miscarriages and Birth defects. A momentous finding!

Written By Bianca Potenta, Naturopath Melbourne A significant Australian study has discovered Vitamin B3 (also known as niacin) supplementation before and during pregnancy could significantly reduce miscarriages and birth defects. Around the world approximately 7.9 million babies are born with a birth defect each year, 80% of them with no known cause.  While one in...
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Vitamin D the “sunshine cure….” But, did you know Vitamin D is also in food?

Written by Melbourne Naturopath Bianca Potenta It was called the “sunshine cure” and in the early 20th century, before the era of antibiotics, it was the only effective treatment for tuberculosis. No one knew why it worked, just that TB patients sent to rest in sunny places were often restored to health. In 1822 the...
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Winter in Melbourne and Vitamin D… Are Melburnians getting enough?

Written by Melbourne Naturopaths Bianca Potenta & Bree Jenner Scientists now recognize that Vitamin D does much more than build strong bones and Melburnians are not getting enough of it. Extensive evidence now shows that D has potent anticancer actions and serves as an important regulator of the immune system. More importantly, many of D’s...
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Exercise Right Week

Exercise Right Week 23rd – 29th May Exercise Right Week 2016 helps to spread the word about the benefits of movement, how to exercise right, and how to make movement work for you as an individual.  Seeking an expert in this field can help you work WITH your abilities, lifestyle and any challenges you may...
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Spinal Health Week

Spinal Health Week 23rd – 29th of May We spoke with Dr. Megan Azer, for Spinal Health Week 2016. Megan is a Chiropractor and Certified NET (Neuro-Emotional Technique) Practitioner at The Health and Wellbeing Studio and we discussed with her, the valuable role she plays working with your spine and nervous system, to improve movement...
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The Secret to Hiding Veggies in Children’s Food

The Secret to Hiding Veggies in Kids Food Written by Melbourne Naturopath Bree Jenner Hiding vegies in more exciting foods has been an ace up the sleeve for many a stealth parent forever. Adding fruits and vegetables to baked goods is a great way to increase the nutrients in otherwise junky foods, use up leftovers...
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Gluten Free: Is it for me?

Gluten Free… Is it for me? Written by Melbourne Naturopath Bree Jenner   What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein that is found in grains such as wheat and wheat varieties such as spelt, farro, kamut, durum, bulgar, couscous and semolina. It is also found in barley, rye and triticale. Oats are naturally gluten free,...
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