Cheesy Kale & Cashew Salad (Vegan, GF, DF)

  Makes 2-4 serves Ingredients 1 large bunch of kale (finely chopped) 2 cloves of garlic (minced) + 1 large clove (grated) Good quality olive oil (4 tbsp. for dressing + 5tspn for rolling) 1 cup raw cashews (roughly chopped) … Continue reading

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Post-flu Recovery – Tips & Tricks

 Mindy Duncan (Naturopath) It’s been a really rough flu season this year, with the most recorded cases of Influenza A in almost 15 years. I think it’s fair to say most of us need some time to recover & recuperate. … Continue reading

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Do you have wrist pain during your pregnancy?

by Jodie Isle | Merakai Massage   With the increased fluid and changes to your body posture most women experience new aches and pains during pregnancy.  Some women will develop pain in their wrist(s), which may radiate down to their … Continue reading

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Magnesium – The Miracle Mineral!

by Leia Mulroy | Clinical Nutritionist Have you ever wondered why so many practitioners recommend Magnesium? Magnesium is involved in 354 enzyme and chemical reactions in the human body. With 35% of the body’s total Magnesium stores are found in … Continue reading

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The Many Health Benefits of Hemp!

by Mindy Duncan | Naturopath Now that we will no longer have to make ‘body creams’ with our beloved hemp seeds and can finally talk freely about the benefits of consuming this delicious seed it’s important we discuss the many, … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Pelvic Pain

by Jodie Isles | Remedial Massage Therapist ….I’m going to call it pregnancy triple P   So many women say: “My hips and pelvis feel like they are “falling apart”, my hips just ache all the time or at night, … Continue reading

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Do You Invest in Yourself?

  By Nicki McCosker-Dell | Counsellor Life sure can feel overwhelming and unpredictable sometimes, which is of course part of the human experience, but nonetheless this can be quite destabilising. We naturally crave security and a sense of equilibrium, and … Continue reading

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VIVE Clinic – Nutritionist Leia Mulroy

Qualification: BHSc Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) Professional Interests: Food / Environmental Intolerances and Allergies Gut- Brain Connection Stress, Anxiety and Mood Support Habit and Emotional Eating Behaviours Immune Health Skin Conditions   Leia has been practicing clinical Nutritional Medicine for … Continue reading

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

by Jodie Isles | Merakai Massage What is MLD?   MLD is a form of manual therapy very different to other massage styles and is designed to activate and encourage the flow of lymph throughout the body. MLD focuses solely … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Flax

                                                       by Therese Hodgkinson (Naturopath)   Did you know that Flaxseed (aka linseed) is not only a great source of omega 3 fatty acid but also: fibre, protein, minerals, isoflavones & lignans? No wonder this nutritious little seed has … Continue reading

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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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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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