Welcome To Your Health and Wellness ~ October, 2018

Welcome to your health & wellness
Expertise ~ Support ~ Results

Wow, the last couple of months have just flown by! We’ve been so busy here at All About Health and Wellness that we’ve had to employ a new physiotherapist, Donna McKay – and we almost missed this month’s newsletter!
You can read a bit about Donna further in the newsletter.

This month, we’ll be talking about Creating Hormonal Harmony, as well as show-casing our new physiotherapist, Donna. John is still available for physiotherapy also, and we will be show-casing him next month.

Also, we celebrate ‘Mesh Down Under’ being the WINNERS in the ‘policy’ category of the Women of Influence awards, held in September!

Charlotte Korte (left), Carmel Berry (centre), and Patricia Sullivan (right), co-founders of Mesh Down Under.
Click the image to link to the Mesh Down Under website.

We hope the information below will give you a much wealthier insight to the services All About Health and Wellness can offer to aid you in achieving your best self through great health by natural means, as well as some helpful information about hormones and how to achieve balance.
With a better insight comes better judgement when choosing the right foods and supplements to feed your body to keep you healthy and well.

Additionally, to help you with those Spring allergies we have a fantastic Metagenics nasal spray, Naso Clear, on special with a 20% discount! This is a great product as it doesn’t dry your nose out and works on those niggly hay-fever and sinus symptoms.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

John, Paddy, Ali, Pauline, Kate, and Donna.


Creating Hormonal Harmony:
A Metagenics Wellness Review

The Complexity of Female Hormones

From puberty, to periods, to menopause – hormones can pose a challenge for many women throughout their lives. You may be all too familiar with symptoms such as painful, heavy or irregular periods, premenstrual mood swings and bloating, hot flushes…and the list goes on. Female hormonal conditions are complex and frequently frustrating for women. While hormonal fluctuations have traditionally been blamed, there is more to this story – many other factors also affect the subtle balance required for optimal hormonal harmony.

Riding The Hormonal Rollercoaster?
Do you feel you have no control over the ups and downs of hormonal change you ride through each month? Your symptoms may be related to one of these conditions:
·         Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) 
Includes symptoms of breast tenderness, migraines and mood changes prior to your period. PMS may be linked to lowered progesterone levels and often made worse by stress.
·         Endometriosis and fibroids 
Women with these conditions often experience heavy, painful periods, pain throughout the month, bloating, and sometimes weight gain.
·         Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Missing periods, facial hair growth, sugar cravings, weight gain and difficulty conceiving are commonly experienced, due to higher than normal testosterone and lower progesterone levels.
·         Menopause
Many women suffer from hot flushes, night sweats, and anxiety, as their periods come to a stop.

Musicians Distort the Melody
While different conditions are influenced by subtle changes in hormone levels, there are many other factors that also play a role. Likened to musicians in the orchestra playing out of tune, some of these come from your body – such as inflammation (e.g. from joint pain or digestive imbalance), being overweight, and feeling stressed. The environment you live in can also play havoc with hormones. Toxins are virtually unavoidable and many, such as bisphenyl-A or ‘BPA’ (found in plastics, the lining of tins, and even on shopping dockets) have hormone-like effects and may negatively affect your hormonal balance.


‘Women of Influence’ Awards
September 2018

The Women of Influence Awards are to celebrate those women
who have made a real difference in their communities,
both locally and nationally, across 10 categories. 

What Are The Categories?

  1. Arts and Culture
  2. Board and Management
  3. Business and Enterprise
  4. Rural
  5. Public Policy
  6. Community/Not-For-Profit
  7. Innovation and Science
  8. Diversity
  9. Global
  10. Young Leader

Also, there are Supreme Winner and Lifetime Achievement awards.

Mesh Down Under

Mesh Down Under was nominated, and became a finalist, in the Public Policy category.

To be nominated in this category, you must meet the following criteria:
“Women working in the public sector at either a local or national level who use their influence to work towards better social inclusion and equality. Presented by Ministry for Women.”

Who Were The 2018 Winners?

The full list of winners for 2018 is below.
Supreme Winner: Jackie Clark
Lifetime Achievement: Theresa Gattung
Arts and Culture: Miranda Harcourt
Board and Management: Dr Farah Palmer
Business and Enterprise: Angie Judge
Rural: Rebecca Keoghan
Public Policy: Charlotte Korte [Mesh Down Under]
Community/Not for Profit: Jackie Clark
Innovation and Science: Professor Wendy Larner
Diversity: Sarah Lang
Global: Sarah Vrede
Young Leader: Maddison McQueen-Davies

For more information on the Women of Influence awards, including a list of all finalists, click here.

Introducing our newest physiotherapist, Donna McKay.  

“As a physiotherapist with over 30+ years’ experience, I am acutely aware that it is both a privilege and responsibility to be involved in assessing and treating your physical health.

I have a holistic way of looking at injuries, pain and physical dysfunction, derived from Western and Eastern medical paradigms. I have found having a holistic approach especially useful if it is a very acute injury or if healing is slower than expected.

I do Toyohari acupuncture in addition to traditional physiotherapy, which adds a unique layer to treatment.

I am really enjoying working with well-educated, experienced and like-minded professionals who put you, their clients, at the center of treatment at
All About Health and Wellness.”


We are especially interested in dairy or gluten free options that we can share for healthy lunch box options.



Want help to better your hormonal health?
Or, would you like some physiotherapy with John or Donna?

Book your consult with us below – we’d love to help!

book now

Or, call us on 0800 200 299.


SPECIAL – 20% Discount
Metagenics NasoClear 


We are now, for the months of October and November, offering our fantastic Metagenics NasoClear for a 20% discount at just $14.90.
It has essential oils to reduce inflammation and infection.

We also have a fantastic homeopathic remedy to help reduce (de-sensitise) you to spring allergies, including dust mites and animal dander, with a 20% discount for October and November – contact us on the buttons at the bottom of this newsletter to find out more, or call us on 0800 200 299.


As always, if you have questions or would like to find a time to come in to talk to Paddy, John, Kate, Ali, or Donna, you can enquire online or call us on 0800 200 299.

In the meantime, have a great month, and Healthy Regards,

John & Paddy.

A Potential Cure for the Deadly Peanut Allergy?

Peanut allergy

A potential treatment for peanut allergy is being studied and probiotics are the star.

62 children with an allergy to peanuts participated in the Australian double blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial at Murdoch University, using the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG at a dose of 20 billion colony forming units or placebo, combined with peanut oral immunotherapy over 18 months.

By the end of the trial, 89% of the patients receiving the active treatment were desensitised to the peanut protein compared to 7% in the placebo group. This trial was performed under close medical supervision, but it does pave the way for a potential probiotic-based solution to this both inconvenient and life-threatening problem.

We have the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG available for sale.There is scientific evidence that this probiotic can influence the immune system and provide the protection that is necessary to stop allergies developing.