Category Archives: Vive Clinic

Merakai Therapies Welcomes Two New Remedial Therapists Renee & Nicole

Merakai Therapies  Merakai Therapies is growing with a second room coming in April meaning more appointments will be available to help so many more of our wonderful clients supporting life’s journey. We are excited to be welcoming Renee Hannah and … Continue reading

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The Carnivore Diet | What You Need To Know

by Megan Crockart | Balancing Nutrition What is the Carnivore diet? Is it another new diet fad to hit the internet?  What are the pros and cons of such an extreme diet? The Carnivore Diet was created by an American orthopaedic … Continue reading

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If I was to ask you if amnesia was a beneficial ability?

by Katina Gleeson (Focus Hypnotherapy) There are six classical phenomena of trance. These are time distortion, anaesthesia, catalepsy, age regression, hallucination and amnesia.  We do not need to be in a trance to experience of these phenomena.  They are naturally … Continue reading

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The Most Common Causes of Chronic Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a condition I’m sure many of us are familiar with. In fact, IDA is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, affecting up to 25% of the population, according to the World Health Organisation … Continue reading

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Welcome New Remedial Therapist Emma Hogan to Merakai Therapies

Merakai Therapies is super excited to welcome Emma Hogan to the team this year.  Emma brings a wealth of experience to clients, combining her extensive training with warmth, intuitive massage touch and the ability to adapt her pressure and style … Continue reading

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How to Nourish & Optimise Liver Function

by Mindy Duncan | Nourish Naturopathy Our liver is an incredibly important organ, it plays an essential role in a number of bodily processes including detoxification, digestion & production of energy. Whilst the liver is also a very powerful & … Continue reading

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Natural Ways to Reduce and Avoid Inflammation

by Megan Crockart | Balancing Nutrition At this time of year after countless Christmas parties and new year celebrations, most people will be experiencing some level of inflammation from overindulging in food, alcohol, accidents minor and major that seem to … Continue reading

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The Main Ingredients In Cosmetics To Avoid & Why

The natural beauty market has grown exponentially over the past few years, with consumers demanding more natural alternatives & better transparency when it comes to what they are putting on their bodies. In the commercial skincare & beauty market, there … Continue reading

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Why Adaptogen Herbs are Essential for Supporting our Long-term Well-being

Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath Nourish Naturopathy As Naturopaths we like to think of adaptogens as our secret weapons. Adaptogens by definition increase the resistance to physical, environmental, emotional or biological stressors, and restore normal physiological function to the body. … Continue reading

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The Vegan Athletes Nutritional Guide

Elite Performance demands an optimized nutritional status. For vegan athletes, this requires evidence based food planning, regular nutrient testing and tailored supplementation when testing indicates. Key Points Ensure your diet is professionally designed by an experienced sports nutritionist and it … Continue reading

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Are All Supplements Really Created Equally?

by Megan Crockart (Balancing Nutrition) There are so many supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, oil supplements etc) on the market it can be mind boggling. In 2017, research was undertaken to get an idea of the supplement use in Australia … Continue reading

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Theories of Aging | Why Do We Want to Know This

Written by Marilyn Lemaire | Naturopath & Master Herbalist Aging is happening to all of us.   My peer group, the “Baby Boomers” are reaching the time of their lives when they are the new “Senior’s”. The Health Care System is … Continue reading

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Why Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum Is a Superhero for Digestive Function

Dietary fibre & prebiotics are cementing themselves as essential components to long term health & well-being. Science is beginning to confirm that without these dietary inclusions, there may be a considerable detriment to our health & subsequent increases in chronic … Continue reading

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Is Salt Good or Bad for You? | Balancing Nutrition

 by Megan Crockart | Balancing Nutrition Is salt good or bad for you?  Which type of salt is better?  These are some of the most common questions I get asked about salt. These days there are so many options out … Continue reading

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Herbal Medicines that Increase Breast Milk Supply

Galactagogues are a group of medicines or agents that are believed to or have been proven to help breast milk production at the beginning of breast feeding or for the continuation of feeding. Herbs have a long history, in many … Continue reading

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Why Dietary Fibre Is The Key To Long-Term Health

What is Dietary Fibre? Dietary fibre is the part in fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, cereals and legumes that is not digestible by humans.  It is also known as roughage and passes through the digestive tract and along the way it … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Body Manage Stress & Build Resilience To Prevent Burnout

Lets face it, our modern day lives are pretty stressful, they may not appear to be obviously stressful to many of us but boy are we overstimulated. You can only truly recognise this when you step away from everyday life … Continue reading

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Slippery Elm | Why It’s One Of Our Most Recommended Products!

I’m sure many of us have heard or even tried Slippery Elm before? As a Naturopath it’s one of our secret weapons. It’s a true chameleon in the gut. With the capacity to address a number of common digestive complaints … Continue reading

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Our Hierarchy of Responses to Threat | Katina Gleeson

People I work with are often very confused about themselves and why they do what they do, for instance continue to smoke, overeat or eat unhealthy foods, feel anxious or get angry. In trying to make sense of this confusion … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids + Bonus Recipe

As we all know Omega 3 essential fatty acids are crucial to be included in the human diet.  But do you eat fish 3-4 times a week to maintain good levels of these Omega 3’s?  Do you have a fish … Continue reading

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