What’s the deal with Prebiotics?

by Mindy Duncan (student Naturopath) Probiotics have long been a topic of discussion for numerous reasons, namely the well-researched positive impacts they have on many aspects of human health. However their equally, if not more beneficial counterparts prebiotics, are rarely … Continue reading

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Healthy Dessert & Sweet Treat Favourites from the VIVE team

Peter Christinson (Student Naturopath) Whether it’s been a long day at work and you’re still a bit peckish after dinner, or you’re just a little brain-dead and looking for some serious nourishment after a study session, this is a quick, … Continue reading

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Stress Less Workshop with Nicki McCosker-Del

Nicki McCosker-Dell (our resident Counsellor) is holding the Stress Less Workshop Bulimba Library (Meeting Room 1), Saturday April 29th, 2017 9 am to 11 am ​Cost $20 When we are stressed we need simple strategies on hand to help us cope, to help us to … Continue reading

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Western Herbal Medicine for Public Health

Written by Marilyn Lemaire | Master Herbalist   Western Herbal Medicine for Public Healthcare As many of you are aware, VIVE is rich with Herbalists.  We are 7 herbalists working in the store and the VIVE clinic.  We love going … Continue reading

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Go-to, quick-and-easy, ‘I’ve-got-nothing-planned-for-dinner’ favorites from the VIVE team

Mindy Duncan (Naturopath) My go-to, quick & easy, meal I can prepare with my eyes-closed, with whatever left over veggies I have in the fridge is my ‘Lentil Bolognese’. I always have tinned beans, lentils & tomatoes on hand as they … Continue reading

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Daily habits for keeping your gut healthy with the VIVE team

This month the team at VIVE share their daily routines for optimising and maintaining gut health. If you suffer from any kind of gastroinstinal disorder, fixing the microbiome of the gut is a crucial step on the road to recovery. … Continue reading

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Immunity to Change

By Katina Gleeson | Clinical Hypnotherapist & Mental Health Accredited Social Worker   Authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey have written a book with a title that for me powerfully expresses frustrations many people experience: “Immunity to Change”.  In … Continue reading

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Foods and Supplements for Gut Health

By Megan Crockart | Nutritionist As a natural therapist, gut health is paramount, therefore in my own personal regime, I focus quite strongly on foods and supplements to support good gut health. Plus as a nutritionist gut health and digestive … Continue reading

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NEW Massage Therapist at VIVE – Jodie Isles

Dip. In Remedial Massage | NurtureLife® practitioner (Pregnancy massage Australia)   Special interests Remedial massage Deep Tissue massage Relaxation massage Pregnancy massage Massage for Labour (Labour support training) Postnatal massage HICAPS and Health fund rebates are available.   A little … Continue reading

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Non-negotiable habits that keep the VIVE team healthy

Have you ever wondered about the daily routine of a Naturopath or Nutritionist? The non-negotiable daily habits that keeps their physical and mental health strong and on-track. Are there habits that you would like to implement to help you achieve … Continue reading

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Total Wellness Program

Are your health and wellness goals for 2017 on track? This could be the perfect opportunity for a check-in. If you are unsure, or overwhelmed about where to begin, these Complete Wellness Programs are perfect for you. We’ve teamed up … Continue reading

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Natural Pain Relief Options for Labour

By Megan Crockart | Nutritionist I thought I would share a personal experience and give some insight into what natural pain relief options I tried in labour.  I gave birth to my baby boy Thomas just over 10 months ago … Continue reading

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A Naturopath’s Guide to Better Sleep: Part II

  By Mikaela Duffy | Naturopath & Nutritionist   In my previous article (here), I discuss some fundamental food types that can support and improve sleep, and outline the reasons sleep is so important for our overall health.  It is … Continue reading

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30 minute Supplement Check

Have you been self prescribing supplements and find that you aren’t really sure why you’re taking them anymore? Have you had recommendations by family or friends of a product they are taking and swear by it and you have decided … Continue reading

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Pre- and post-workout nutrition with the VIVE team

It’s 2017 – Happy New Year! What does a new year mean for you? Have you made yourself a promise to get fit and healthy, to start an exercise routine, or to up the anti with an existing workout schedule? … Continue reading

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Be in the Now – Live Life with Awareness

How quickly time seems to pass.  One moment it’s Easter then within a blink of an eye it’s Christmas and New Year. Being in the present helps to be aware of how you are travelling with your goals, health, wealth, … Continue reading

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Prebiotics – the key to a balanced microbiome?

 By Lena Moynihan | Naturopath You probably have some understanding of probiotics and their significance to digestive health, but have you heard of prebiotics? Interestingly, prebiotics are increasingly considered of more importance to digestive health and the promotion of a … Continue reading

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Speaking the Truth – Say it with Love

It is known that “speaking the truth will set you free”.  The importance of speaking one’s truth is key to being free; however it is also important to say it with love and good intentions. Over the many years of … Continue reading

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Turkey, Cranberry and Wild Rice Salad

This is the perfect Christmas Day salad! Not only is it easy to prepare, absolutely delicious and nutrient dense, but you can also make it ahead of time for an even more seamless Christmas lunch…  I know I won’t be … Continue reading

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A Naturopath’s Guide to Better Sleep

By Mikaela Duffy | Naturopath & Nutritionist Sleep!  A subject close to my heart, both on a personal level (my weak spot when life gets busy or difficult), as well as professionally.  A great majority of people I see in … Continue reading

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