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Introducing Reflexology at Merakai Therapies.

Reflexology is a healing art of ancient origin. Evidence has been found in Egyptian tombs of images of people receiving reflexology to the feet and hands. It has also been traced back to pre-dynastic China and ancient Indian medicine. This … Continue reading

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Resistant Starch | The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss

Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath We talk a lot about prebiotics, in fact, you can read all about them here. But it’s time we expanded on this topic & broke it down even further. Resistant starches, a type of prebiotic, … Continue reading

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Histamine Intolerance | The hidden cause of your runny nose.

by Leia Mulroy | Clinical Nutritionist Do you experience unexplained skin rashes or itchy skin? How about a itchy throat or flushed face after consuming cheese, eggplant, tomatoes or wine? Continuing irritable bowl symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, excess gas? … Continue reading

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The Importance of Stomach Acid in Digestive Health

by Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath We talk a lot about the importance of good digestive health here at Vive. Why pre-biotics are essential, which probiotics are most beneficial for certain conditions & generally how to optimise your microbiome. However, one … Continue reading

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Vive Health – Master Herbalist – Marilyn Lemaire

Qualifications Bachelor of Naturopathy Dip. Herbal Med. Masters Herbal Medicine   Professional Interests Herbal Medicine Gluten Free Foods Stress Management Health & Well-being     For the last 25 years Health Foods and Herbal Medicine have been two of Marilyn’s … Continue reading

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Vive Health – Nutritionist and Naturopath – Matt Steinacher

Qualifications BHSc Complementary Med Adv. Dip. Naturopathy Adv. Dip. Nutrition Dip. Herbal Medicine   Professional Interests Energy and nutrition for sport and exercise Nutritional components of anti-aging medicine Auto-immune     Matt’s health career began in the fitness industry back … Continue reading

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The Healthy Christmas Menu

The festive season. A time of celebration, gathering with loved ones & indulgence. A little indulgence here is there is absolutely nothing to worry about, in fact, we even encourage it. It’s a healthy dose of soul food we all … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms have been a key part of complementary medicine for many years, with usage dating back to ancient China. They have wide-spread & potent activity in the body, assisting the body in many ways including modulating immune function, reducing … Continue reading

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

  by Leia Mulroy (Nutritionist) Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is defined as the presence of an abnormally high number of bacteria in the small bowel. What is unique about SIBO is that the excessive numbers of bacteria colonizing the … Continue reading

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Stroke Recovery with Acupuncture

 Article re-posted from Art of Acupuncture (Bob Wong) Stroke is a very common & debilitating health issue with one stroke occurring every minute. In fact, stroke is one of Australia’s leading causes of fatality & disability. Post-stroke active rehabilitation, including … 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 Health – Nutritionist – Leia Mulroy

Leia Mulroy | www.poppyandpistachios.com   Qualification: BHSc Health Science (Nutritional Medicine)   Professional Interests: Food and Environmental Intolerances and Allergies Digestive and Gastro-Intestinal Health SIBO & FODMAP Treatment Plans Children’s Nutrition Immune Disorders Skin Conditions Detox & Weight Loss Plans … 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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