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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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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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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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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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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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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 in other meals, or as a last resort to sneak vegies into a fussy...
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It doesn’t matter how well you plan, Christmas is the season for leftovers. Some might argue that this is one of the top 5 best things about Christmas? With so much time, effort and care put into creating a delicious feast, it would be a shame to waste even the smallest morsel. We’ve selected a...
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We started using this recipe a few years back and haven’t used another stuffing recipe since. Using the warmed quinoa, the chicken is steamed from the inside too, keeping it really moist. It’s a great gluten free option too. Use this recipe to stuff chicken, a whole fish, rolled pork or lamb, or to stuff...
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A healthy Christmas menu is not about going without the foods you love, depriving yourself or missing out on family traditions. Balance your festive treats by keeping your options light and enhancing the show-stopper (be it a roast or seafood or another signature dish) with fresh salads to add flavour and colour without leaving you...
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