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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Cold & Flu Prevention 101 | Our Top Tips

Yes, it’s that time of year again…..the cold & flu session is getting scarily close. Luckily there is so much we can do to help prevent getting sick & also help our body recover, if in fact we do get … Continue reading

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Three Ways Acupuncture can Improve Fertility & Conception

Bob Wong | Art of Acupuncture For many couples, trying to fall pregnant can be a time full of joy & excitement, anticipating the arrival of their bundle of joy. Unfortunately for many others it can become a stressful & … Continue reading

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Supercharge your Immunity with Lactoferrin

Leia Mulroy | Clinical Nutritionist Book your Consultation with Leia today Lactoferrin, the forgotten little protein that has been hiding in breast milk and other mammals milk since the beginning of time. It is a natural multi-functional protein known to have … Continue reading

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The Impact of Chronic Stress on your Health

Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath Stress is something we’ve become all too familiar with as it now appears to be a permanent phenomenon of modern life. It’s very normal to experience stress. The human body was built to cope brilliantly … 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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It’s time to focus on a better you | February Special

Did you make a new year’s resolution to improve your health….. but you are not sure where to start? Naturopath Therese Hodgkinson can help guide you along your health journey. Therese uses a balanced yet professional approach to improve overall … Continue reading

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How do you speak with yourself?

by Katina Gleeson (Hypnotherapist & Counsellor) Do you speak harshly, frequently telling yourself how you aren’t good enough or smart enough or don’t have enough motivation or will power? Or do you speak more gently – perhaps the way you … Continue reading

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Pre-Diabetes | The Epidemic We All Need To Be Aware Of & What We Can Do To Prevent It

by Marilyn Lemaire (Master Herbalist) The Australian Diabetic website states: “PreDiabetes is a condition that affects approximately 2,000,000 Australians and it has no signs or symptoms”.  It is a serious condition that can lead to Type II Diabetes unless it … 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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10 Day Reset Detox Program | Nutritionist Leia Mulroy

10 Day Reset Detox Program   Treat your self this holiday break by signing up to my 10 day Reset Detox program. Maybe you have over indulged, feeling a little bit fatigued, bloated and just ugh? Or maybe this is … Continue reading

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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Emotional Freedom Technique is a powerful modality that supports people in the quest for positive change in their lives.  It is a simple technique to learn and as such is an empowering self-care method.  I am finding that incorporating EFT … Continue reading

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Vive Health – Acupuncturist – Bob Wong

  Bob Wong is an AHPRA licensed, sixth generation acupuncturist from the USA. He has experience working in China, USA, and Australia with a special focus in: Chronic Pain Pregnancy Care Stroke Recovery Neurological Disorders Back Pain Sciatica Frozen shoulder Arthritis Bell’s Palsy Musculoskeletal … Continue reading

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Vive Health – Kinesiologist & Reiki Master – Joanne Smith

Qualifications Advanced Kinesiology Practitioner, Coach, Mentor and Instructor Registered AKA Practitioner Reiki Master – Practitioner & Instructor registered with Reiki Australia Professional Interests: Emotional harmony Stress management Learning and Behaviour Digestive Health Spiritual Well-being     Kinesiology & Reiki – The … 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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Vive Health – Naturopath – Mindy Duncan

   Qualification Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) Registered Practitioner with Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA) Professional Interests Female Hormones & Menstrual Health Thyroid Health Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Stress Support Peri-menopause & Menopause Adolescent Hormonal Support (i.e. acne, stress & … 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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Can Acupuncture Assist in Management of Anxiety?

Bob Wong (Art of Acupuncture) Anxiety is a very common condition, in fact, it’s the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average 1 in 4 people will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. That’s a lot … Continue reading

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