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Have you blocked out YOU time this Holiday Season?

Well, that’s it for another year of Christmas festivities, and hopefully that is your cue to put your feet up.  Take advantage of the long weekend (if you’re lucky enough!) and treat yourself to the most important gift of all, some YOU time.  Now is a great time to reflect on the year that is...
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Tips to Stay Hydrated

It’s going to be a hot one over summer in Melbourne this year.  It’s easy to forget your routine during this busy time so we’ve put together a few tips and reminders for you to stay hydrated.  Dehydration can lead to muscle cramping and fatigue, headaches, digestive complaints, confusion, irritability and tiredness – not very...
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Christmas Morning Breakfast

It’s Christmas morning, and you can rest assured that you won’t go hungry.  In fact, you’ll likely be turning away food rather than searching for it. We suggest a light, wholesome breakfast to kick off your celebrations that will help break your fast, stimulate your digestion, and prepare you for a big day.  Be sure...
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Tips for Socialising and Eating Out

The allure of Melbourne’s amazing choice for dining out is powerful at the best of times, but add in the buzzing, balmy nights that surround the festive season, and it can be particularly tempting. Here are some tips to help you make it through the holidays without falling off the wagon and undoing all of...
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Tips for Reducing Alcohol Consumption over the Holiday Season

It’s party time everywhere – work, home, best friends, new friends, family, neighbours… you may feel inclined to accept that celebratory champagne, or your busy Christmas calendar has you double booked on the weekend and a few more nights during the week, or you drop eye contact with your glass for one second and that...
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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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