Testimonials

Welcome To Your Health and Wellness ~ February, 2019

Welcome to your health & wellness
Expertise ~ Support ~ Results

Welcome back to your health & wellness digest, and a brand new year of 2019. We hope you had a relaxing, healthy and love-filled holiday season. We’re well-rested and back on deck to help you attain, regain or maintain your optimum health & wellness this year.

Please feel free to share these newsletters with your friends, family and colleagues, and help them gain further insight to their health & wellness, too.

This month, we’ll be talking about hormones, especially the tests we can perform to see if your hormones are behaving as they should. To help you find your hormonal balance, and save your bank account from its own unbalance after Christmas, we’re offering a 20% discount off these tests*. *T’s and C’s Apply.

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.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

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

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Comprehensive Hormone Testing

Check out the comprehensive hormonal testing we offer 

You may be suffering from hormonal problems – they’re more common than you think.

Conditions such as hirsutism (excessive body hair in men and women on parts of the body where hair is normally absent or minimal, such as on the chin, chest, face, or body), poly cystic ovarian syndrome, facial acne, debilitating menopause symptoms, abdominal weight gain, irregular or abnormal menstrual cycles, and infertility are potentially all ‘hormonal issues’.

The good news is, we offer comprehensive hormonal testing using DUTCH test. DUTCH is an acronym for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones.

The great news is, you’ll receive a 20% discount off your test for all test specimens received from now to 29 March 2019 (*T’s and C’s Apply).

*T’s and C’s*
*Test specimens must be received before 29 March 2019 to qualify testing for 20% discount
*Women’s specimens must be collected between days 19 and 21

What does DUTCH testing offer that other testing methods don’t?
DUTCH offers the most extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones along with their metabolites. Additionally, the daily (diurnal) pattern of free cortisol is included, along with melatonin (6-OHMS), 8-OHdG, and six organic acids. This unique combination of clinical information is not available by any other method.

How do I collect my specimen?
Patients collect just four or five dried urine samples over a 24-hour period. Dried samples are stable for several weeks making them convenient to ship.

Any more info?
Click here to read more general information, or here to view a sample test report.

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Onions Make Babies Cry, Too!

Courtesy of Research Bites

Could artichokes and onions, cabbage and cashews contribute to colic?
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers have investigated whether consumption of these and other FODMAP-containing foods by breastfeeding mums may trigger colic in their babies.

Eliminating FODMAPs for seven days, mothers tracked changes in babies’ symptoms over the final three days. Compared to baseline, average infant crying duration fell significantly from 142 minutes to 90 minutes daily, and combined ‘crying-fussing” durations fell by 73 minutes.
While lactose was naturally present in the breast milk, it was otherwise free from FODMAPs by the end of the study period. Babies were more content and could be put down without crying.

A low FODMAP diet may be a lifesaver for mothers of colicky babies – perhaps eliminating onions can save everyone some tears!

What is FODMAP?

Developed in 1999 by Melbourne-based dieticians Dr Sue Shepherd and Dr Peter Gibson, FODMAP is an acronym which stands for:

Fermentable
Oligosaccharides (fructans and galactans)
Disaccharides (lactose – sugar found in milk)
Monosaccharides (fructose – sugar found in fruit)
And
Polyols (sugar alcohols)

People who are more sensitive to FODMAPs than others have difficulty breaking the foods down, leading to digestive problems ranging from abdominal discomfort through to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

What’s a FODMAP diet?
Restricting intake of certain foods, including:

Oligosaccharides, such as garlic, cabbage, broccoli, artichokes, onions, beetroot, leeks, asparagus, brussels sprouts, chickpeas, lentils, red kidney beans, and large amounts of wheat or rye (found in pastas, breads, biscuits, cakes etc.);
Disaccharides, found in dairy products such as most fresh, soft cheeses, milk (cow, goat and sheep’s milk), yoghurt, and ice cream;
Monosaccharides, such as watermelon, apples, mango, fruit juice, dried fruit, honey, and sweeteners such as fructose;
Polyols, such as pears, apples, many stone fruits (like peaches, apricots, cherries and plums), watermelon, mushrooms, cauliflower, and avocado.

That looks like there isn’t much left to eat!
You’d be surprised, there’s actually a lot of choices left, such as:

Veges, such as capsicums, pumpkin, potato, cucumber, carrots, corn, leafy greens, lettuce, and courgettes;
Fruits, including kiwifruit, oranges, berries, bananas, pineapple, passionfruit, tomatoes, mandarins, rhubarb, and grapes;
Wheat-free flours and grains are fine, as is rice, corn, oats, quinoa, and gluten-free products;
Dairy options include hard cheeses, rice milk, almond milk, margarine, and other lactose-free products;
You can also eat most forms of meat, poultry, fish, and seafood as long as they aren’t accompanied by other ingredients such as sauces or marinades that contain FODMAPs.

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

      

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Want help to better your hormonal health?

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

book now

Or, call us on 0800 200 299.

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SPECIAL – 20% Discount
on Hormonal Testing

From now until 29 March 2019, we are offering a 20% discount on hormonal testing.

Terms and Conditions Apply:
*Specimens must be received by 29 March 2019
*Women’s specimens must be collected between days 19 and 21

Contact us by enquiring online, or call us on 0800 200 299.

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

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

John & Paddy.

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.

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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.

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‘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.
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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.”

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

      

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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.

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SPECIAL – 20% Discount
Metagenics NasoClear 

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.

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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.