Nutritional Support

Alcohol around conception and pregnancy – Simon Altman

Alcohol around conception and pregnancy At Mornington Chinese Medicine we have numerous lifestyle recommendations for the time when you are trying to conceive and also maintain optimal health.  One of those recommendations for men or women is to totally cut out alcohol.  This can sometimes be the most difficult step for some individuals, but the reasons behind this little piece of

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No really, Chocolate is good for you! – Dr. Travis Clarke (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

No really, Chocolate is good for you! I’m sure you’ve heard it all before.  Media stories reporting on how science has confirmed that chocolate is good for our health.  Well my friends, I’m here to confirm that for you.  Yes, chocolate really is good for us.  Not commercially processed and produced chocolate, full of sugar and dairy, but proper dark chocolate. 

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Goji Berries – The Sage’s Choice: Dr. Travis Clark (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Hi Guys, Dr. Travis Clarke (TCM) here. Goji berries are one of my favourite superfood snacks.  The nutritional and medicinal power of goji’s is such that they are actually classed as a “Superior Tonic Herb” in the Chinese medical tradition.  According to this tradition, regular consumption of goji is said to lead to a long, vigorous, and happy life.  It is revered for

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A Teenage Girl’s Guide to Happy Hormones: Part 1: Nutrition and Acne – Andrea Murphy, Licensed Acupuncturist

A Teenage Girl’s Guide to Happy Hormones: From Nutrition to Periods and Everything in Between.   Part 1: Nutrition and Acne   The teenage years can be a tricky time for many young women. Hormonal surges can be intense as your body finds its groove, all while studying, navigating relationships and your responsibilities at home. This is an important time to

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Parasites, the stomach & digestive problems, Scott Stephens (Acupuncturist)

Parasites, the stomach and digestive problems.   I thought I would talk about internal parasites a little today. I have had quite a number of patients presenting in clinic over the past few months having been diagnosed with parasites after getting a stool sample conducted.   Two of the most common parasites found are Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba Fragilis. Blastocystis hominis

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Winter wellness – Anna McMullen BHSc CM

  [column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”Winter wellness” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Cold and Flu/Mornington Winter Wellness – Power through Winter and avoid colds and flu with some simple healthy lifestyle tips to boost your immune system. This time of year can be difficult. As we pass the halfway mark of winter, getting through this bitterly cold weather and moving ever slowly towards spring

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Kerry’s Winter Garden – Kerry Marshall, Licensed Acupuncturist

Kerry’s winter garden.   What does eating seasonally mean to you?   For me it really made sense when I started growing my own food.  The last couple of years I became more invested in the process and now enjoying the fruits of my labour so to speak. At meal times we count the number of ingredients that came from the

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Summer diet from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective

Summer diet from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective.   According to TCM summer is the season of the big ‘Yang’ and belongs to by the fire element in five element theory. Yang in TCM represents heat and when there is too much heat in the body this heat feeds on body fluids and harms the Yin (which is the cooler,

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There’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to your health – Anna McMullen BHSc CM

There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to health. With so many new diets and exercise trends out there it can be hard to know exactly how to look after yourself in the best possible way. Low carb, paleo, keto, anti-inflammatory, grain free, sugar free, fat free, detoxes, fasting… all these different ways of eating. Which is right

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Local Business Spotlight: Gluten Free Foods – Anna McMullen BHSc CM

As a sufferer of coeliac disease and a massive food lover, I am often faced with the difficulty of finding good quality, healthy and tasty foods to satiate my (never ending) appetite. We are lucky to be living in Melbourne, where we have a broad range of options available to suit any dietary requirement.  Here in Mornington I like to stock

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Healthy Benefits of Tumeric – Jan Pardy Woodcock BHSc (Acupuncture)

Tumeric is the new buzz word and it’s no wonder when you consider the healthy benefits of including it in your diet. The reasons below will give you some idea as to why everyone is talking about it. Tumeric contains curcumin which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet – Curcumin has been shown to slow blood clotting. Care needs to

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Wholefoods On Our Doorstep – Scott Stephens BHSc (Acu)

Wholefoods Melbourne is my local one stop shop for all things good.   The shop offers an array of dry and wet produce with organic and pesticide free options. You can also get your ecofriendly/non- toxic cleaning products as well as bathroom and beauty products such as toothpaste and sunscreen.   Owners Angie and Kris started the business as an online

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