Clinic welcomes local dentist

The Rosebud community will be all smiles with the news that one of its own has joined Rosebud Dental Group.

Elaine Cant, who previously worked in Mornington, says she is enjoying working close to home in the community in which she lives with her husband and three children.

Elaine graduated from the University of Dundee in 1990, and for 19 years she ran her own successful dental practice in Scotland, a family-oriented clinic that shared the same values as Rosebud Dental Group. Elaine moved to Australia with her family in 2013.  She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and skill in all aspects of general dentistry, with a special interest in periodontics or gum disease.  

Elaine joins Malcolm McLean, Mindy Cameron, Will Tang, Tom Barrett and Ella Jin at Rosebud Dental Group and is currently available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Established in 1973, Rosebud Dental Group is a family-based general practice that provides all aspects of general dentistry, including endodontics, implant restorations, crown and bridge restorations, some orthodontics and periodontal treatment, in a caring, friendly and relaxed environment.  Fees are very competitive; cash, cheques, EFTPOS and credit cards (including Amex) are accepted with no surcharge; there’s a 10 per cent discount for health care card holders; and payment plans are available through Gem Visa, Mi Fund and Mac Credit. 

The clinic is open Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm and Saturday 8.30am-1pm.

 

ROSEBUD DENTAL GROUP
A: 1533 Point Nepean Rd, Capel Sound (formerly Rosebud West)
T: 5982 2800
W: rosebuddental.com.au

 

Find your inner peace

Are you feeling a little stuck in life, dealing with loss, trauma or simply looking for something more on a deeper level? Nine Meridians Spiritual Healing might just be the answer for you.

This is a unique healing service delivered in a serene farm setting on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Evie will guide you through your journey and leave you feeling a greater sense of peace, calm, self-confidence and more. On Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, Evie is offering a 15-minute complimentary Healing or Reading session so you can sample her nurturing touch for yourself. Limited spots are available and bookings are essential on 0417 390 039. 

Nine Meridians Spiritual Healing services include Sacred Healings (energy and chakra work), Children’s Healing sessions, Readings, Spiritual and Relationship Coaching, House Clearing, Detox and Grounding Foot Treatment. Plus a complimentary foot massage is included with your first appointment.

Let Evie help you find your inner peace.

NINE MERIDIANS SPIRITUAL HEALING

W: ninemeridians.com.au

M: 0417 390 039

A: 433 Truemans Rd, Boneo

 

Is obesity a disease? - BE FIT FOOD

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The question of whether obesity should be called a ‘disease’ has sparked controversy for many decades.  One concern about labelling obesity as a disease process is the finding that some people with obesity are actually healthy and do not have any risk factors for associated diseases such as prediabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and dyslipidaemia (abnormal cholesterol), although they may be victims of stigmatisation.  However, studies have shown that in the long term more than half of these individuals will develop some of these obesity-related diseases and orthopaedic problems during their lifetime.  Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we treat obesity seriously and start working more on prevention strategies.

An abundance of food, low physical activity, and other environmental factors interact with our genetic susceptibility which results in obesity.  It is believed that foods which are particularly high in energy and low in nutrients such as sugar-sweetened, fatty and highly processed foods are the primary agent in inducing obesity.  The magnitude of obesity and its adverse health effects fit the epidemiological model of a disease process only, unlike an infectious microbe such as that which causes the flu, food is believed to be the culprit.

Reversing obesity will prevent most of its detrimental effects, but unlike a disease you either do or do not have, it is a continuum, like baldness, and progresses with time.  Therefore, you need to make significant dietary changes such as reducing total calories, sugar and non-nutritious, processed foods first, then try to increase physical activity. 

One benefit of rapid weight loss for obesity is that it is motivating - who doesn’t want to lose 3-5kg per week? Most importantly, consider doing this the healthiest and safest possible way you can with real food, then you will be able to continue a modified version of this diet long-term once you have lost the desired amount of weight.  Be Fit Food is scientifically formulated for rapid weight loss. It is virtually nutritionally complete, made of only real foods, including four to 12 vegetables per meal, and contains no added sugars - plus our meals are also low in salt (sodium).  Be Fit Food is doctor and dietitian-designed and endeavours not only to assist people to lose weight, but to educate them about portion control and nutritious choices to ensure they keep the weight off for life.  

ASK THE EXPERTS - SEPTEMBER 2017

The ultimate in skin rejuvenation - The Beauty Emporium

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“Help!  I’m another year older and have really noticed a huge change in my skin’s appearance.  The lines and wrinkles are creeping in, my skin feels dry and sun spots are starting to appear.  What can I do?”

We’re glad you asked - the answer is Dermapen.

What is Dermapen?

Dermapen is the latest and most advanced form of skin needling or collagen induction therapy. It works on the body’s natural “healing cascade”, which, when triggered, will send collagen and elastin production into overdrive, in turn giving us the ultimate in skin rejuvenation. Better yet, unlike other treatment modalities, there is minimal to zero downtime - just fresh, healthy, youthful skin.

What can Dermapen treat?

The list is endless.  However, the most common concerns we treat include fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne, rosacea, broken capillaries, open pores, texture, scarring and stretch marks. Dermapen is suitable for each and every skin type and is especially great for the eyes and lips. 

What can I expect in a treatment?

We begin with a thorough consultation, cleanse, exfoliation, Dermapen application, finishing with a hydrating and soothing recovery mask. The treatment occurs while you are cocooned in one of our heated facial beds. 

If you’ve been looking for an anti-ageing treatment with quick results that will make your skin glow, come and see our friendly therapists at The Beauty Emporium or visit us at thebeautyemporium.com.au

CAROLINE STOREN

THE BEAUTY EMPORIUM
A: 12 Ranelagh Drive Mt Eliza
T: 9787 2323
W: thebeautyemporium.com.au


Boost and Brighten - by Alana Dyer - Peninsula Life Medispa

Celebrate our 10th birthday with our “Boost and Brighten Birthday Facial”, a glass of champagne and a gift all for $149 ($210 value). This one-hour indulgent facial, using botanical ingredients, restores a dull, tired complexion to one that’s balanced, hydrated and brighter.  It delivers glowing results, leaving you relaxed and refreshed. Finish off with a glass of champagne in our luxurious relaxation room and choose from an AspectTM Gold Pro Biotic Mask, an Aspect DrTM Deep Clean or an AspectTM Gold Cellablation as your special take-home gift.

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When Peninsula Life Medispa opened in August 2007 it was the first concept Medispa on the Mornington Peninsula. The vision was to provide a private, welcoming, restful and luxurious environment for spa, beauty and medical aesthetic services. 

Ten years later it continues to be somewhere you can enjoy a range of relaxing spa treatments, have a consultation and therapy for a skin condition, laser therapy, beauty therapy, Jane Iredale and Runway Room make-up and injectables with our in-house doctors.

Personal touches, from the warm greeting at reception to the homemade refreshments provided to guests after treatments, reflect the passion and attention to detail that have made this business so enduring.

PENINSULA LIFE MEDISPA
A: 109 Tanti Ave, Mornington
T: 5975 7309
W: peninsulalife.com.au


See your skin in a new light by Aleshia Fowler - Saya Beaute Bar

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Saya Beaute’ Bar has a brand new personalised Skinscope consultation and we are really excited to share it with you.

The device was developed for skincare professionals to help educate their clients on the importance of proper skincare. We perform this in the treatment room and thoroughly cleanse the skin, then we position your face in the Skinscope. Using the different settings we can look at your skin on the surface using the LED Daylight mode.  We then switch to the LED UV-light mode which enables us to see into the deeper layers. This is where we can help to prevent the signs of future skin concerns.

While some skin concerns and imperfections are visible in everyday light, some are only visible under UV light, which highlights damage beneath the skin’s surface by detecting the skin’s fluorescence. The device also allows the therapist to take images and document the consultation to see how the skin changes over the course of the treatment plan recommended for the client.

A 45-minute personalised Skinscope consultation with one of our therapists is $55, redeemable on products purchased on the day. We would love to join you on your skin journey and help you achieve the skin goals you’ve always wanted!

SAYA BEAUTE BAR
A: 2/10 Eramosa Road East, Somerville
T: 5977 6790

 

Avedis Jewellery - A history of brilliance

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Avedis Jewellery has a long, lustrous heritage of exquisite craftsmanship and dedicated customer service that spans more than 45 years, with an impeccable reputation of being purveyors and artisans of fine diamonds and jewellery.
Founder Avedis began his journey at the age of 10, becoming an apprentice to his father in Istanbul. During his apprenticeship he demonstrated his artistic flair by creating one-of-a-kind pieces for his exclusive clientele. Eventually Avedis, along with his three brothers, took over the family business in the Grand Bazaar.
Migrating to Australia in 1990, Avedis established a manufacturing workshop in Melbourne and became synonymous with only the finest quality jewellery, coupled with exceptional service. In 2011, Avedis Jewellery launched its first boutique in the Karingal Hub, continuing the family heritage of creating exceptionally fine jewellery specialising in personalised engagement and wedding rings.
“Our expert designers and master jewellers can custom create the most detailed and sophisticated pieces that will satisfy even the most discerning jewellery connoisseur – at your request,” Avedis says.

JEWELLERY SERVICES
* Bespoke Jewellery Design
* Insurance Claims
* Redesign Service
* Heirloom restorations
* Modern & Antique jewellery repairs
* Polish & cleaning
* Valuations
* Pearl & bead re-threading

TIME PIECES SERVICES
Swiss Luxury Watch services include:
* Scheduled servicing
* Repairs
* Battery replacements
* Water pressure testing

by Sarven Delimelkonoglu

AVEDIS JEWELLERY
A: Shop 26, Karingal Hub Shopping Centre, Karingal
T: 9789 2388
W: avedisjewellery.com

 

Killer weight loss plan lures sharks By Andrea Kellett

Be Fit Food founder and Mornington Peninsula Magazine columnist Kate Save is reeling.
The Mornington Peninsula dietitian/exercise physiologist, 33, and her business partner, bariatric surgeon Dr Geoff Draper, have secured a $300,000 investment in their food business from Boost Juice founder Janine Allis, and it’s making headlines nationally.

The pair appeared on the Channel 10 show Shark Tank on August 15, where they blew the sharks away with their RAPID weight loss meal plan that can strip up to 10kg in just two weeks. In the days that followed, Kate’s phone ran hot. “It’s ridiculous!” she laughed. “We have just done eight weeks’ worth of trading in one day. We are overwhelmed.”

Be Fit Food is dietitian-designed, chef-created and prepared, home-delivered food formulated around the ketogenic diet — high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate. It is designed to create rapid weight loss with “real food” instead of supplements or shakes.

And theirs is a business backed by science. “There is science out there now to show that people who lose weight rapidly keep it off for longer,” Kate told Studio 10 during an interview in Sydney after the show aired. “We follow the science of the CSIRO.”

Geoff and Kate applied to appear on Shark Tank a year ago, realising they needed a business partner with logistical expertise and an understanding of the food industry to help them take Mornington-based Be Fit Food to the next level – national.

To find out more about Kate and Be Fit Food, head to befitfood.com.au, and of course, check out Kate’s regular column in the Health and Beauty section of our magazine. Be Fit Food is located at 49B Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington. Shark Tank screens on Ten on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

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Re-program your mind – Change your habits

Do you over-eat, have food cravings or emotionally eat? Does it just seem too hard to stop smoking? Are stresses or anxiety getting the better of you?

Gayle Dwyer - Clinical Hypnotherapist and EFT Tapping expert - runs highly successful Weight Loss, Stop Smoking and Self Improvement programs from which you will experience an immediate shift and long-term results.

On your journey with Gayle you will re-program your subconscious mind to be in alignment with your conscious goals and desires. Your subconscious knows everything, it knows how to help you and it knows how to sabotage you. Gayle will also teach you how to rewire your unhelpful habits on a daily basis so that you feel like you have control back. Gayle has been using Hypnotherapy, EFT Tapping and Mindfulness for more than 10 years to help thousands of clients make positive changes in their life. Gayle is passionate about helping people feel happier and more fulfilled in their everyday life, and to live mindfully and on purpose.

Call Gayle on 0414 714 644

FB: TimeToThrivewithGayle

W: www.timetothrive.net.au

Shift the kilos this winter

Eileen Marx can help you shift the kilos (not add kilos!) this winter, with Effective Hypnotherapy. Her amazing Virtual Gastric Band therapy breaks the diet cycle once and for all – with no dieting, no head hunger and no sugar cravings.

Eileen was trained under Sheila Granger from London in the Virtual Gastric Banding and is understanding, supportive and passionate in helping people create lasting change. You will feel satisfied on smaller amounts of food and not feel like you’re on a diet.

Rodney Mcquie is a true testament to what making powerful choices and decisions can do.  Eileen has had the privilege of working with and helping him shed not only the unwanted kilos but gain back his confidence, passion and love for life again.

He is continuing to go forward from strength to strength. Well done Rodney!

Eileen is also now a Mindful Mama facilitator, reaching out to mums who need time out,nurturing, mindful parenting tools and meditation.  More at mindfulmamas.com.au or Eileen’s Effective Hypnotherapy Facebook page.

Ultimate in softness, lightness and warmth

If you love adaptable, easy wearing, effortlessly fashionable knitwear that you’ll wear time and time again, MerinoSnug is definitely for you. 

From city chic to country weekend to jetting round the globe, your MerinoSnug pieces will quickly become treasured, go-anywhere staples of your wardrobe. 

The wool in MerinoSnug garments is sourced from dedicated Australian Wool Network wool growers, then blended with other premium natural fibres and sustainably and ethically manufactured at MerinoSnug’s purpose-built factory outlet in Carrum Downs.

Timeless, versatile and enviably stylish, MerinoSnug is seamlessly designed to keep you luxuriously warm - and it’s made right here in Australia.

MERINOSNUG
A: 140 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs
T: 9786 1113
W: merinosnug.com.au

 

Second-skin fit at Hop Skip Run By Liz Rogers

Have you been searching for exercise gear that doesn’t ride up, slouch down or stretch after the first time you wear it? Well, take a hop, skip or run into a new active-wear store in Mornington where owner/operator Tiffany Bartlett stocks the right stuff to get you feeling fantastic while working out.

Tiffany only provides the best quality Australian-made and overseas brands of high-functioning exercise and leisure wear constructed from premium quality lycra, cotton and bamboo. All products have been personally tested by her to ensure clients are purchasing long-lasting and practical exercise garments that are fit to function at an optimum level.

Customer service is a top priority at Hop Skip Run. Tiffany and her staff take the time to listen to your needs, which means they can help you find the perfect exercise-wear for your height and body type - so no more buying fitness clothing off the rack without knowing if it’s going to last the distance. 

Tiffany launched her original store in Beaumaris over two years ago and is looking forward to providing Peninsula locals with a real hard-wearing luscious-looking alternative to mainstream exercise gear. Hop inside to view over 15 different labels, some of which are made from recycled materials, although you’d never know it!

Enjoy. 

HOP SKIP RUN

A: 6 Blake St, Mornington

M: 0407 050 572

A: 23 North Concourse, Beaumaris

T:  9589 0206

W: www.hopskiprun.net

Facebook: @HOPSKIPRUNWomen

Experience gets the nod at John’s By Liz Rogers

Hair By John is a salon where experience and ingenuity merge to create an atmosphere where the client takes centre stage. 

John has been working in the hair industry nationally and internationally for 40 years and has won various awards for his excellence and creativity, including most outstanding hair salon and business of the year. He understands how hair grows and which cuts suit you according to texture and type.

Hair By John caters for everyone. Men’s cuts include buzz, short back and sides, and flat tops, while John’s beard trim and shaping techniques (or a full shave) will have you feeling fresh and funky. He is also a master of colour application for both men and women. Tints, foils, highlights and complete colour correction consultations (appointment only) means Hair By John is a one-stop salon for all your family’s hair cutting and styling needs.

See in-salon today to view his exclusive Australian-made natural organic range which is kind to scalp and hair. Children are welcome too!

 

HAIR BY JOHN

A: 10 Blamey Place, Mornington

T: 5975 2978

W: hairbyjohn.com.au
M: 0419 939 754 (St Andrews Beach location)

Exercise smart at Curves By Liz Rogers

It’s time to get smart about exercise. Want to achieve ultimate results in the minimum amount of time and feel fantastic doing it?

You can at Curves Mornington.

Thirty minutes on the Curves circuit has been shown to be the equivalent of a 60-minute strength and a 30-minute cardio workout in a standard gym.  Curves’ strength training programs increase bone strength and density, maintain weight management and reduce the risk of injury while toning your body. 

The National Heart Foundation recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity most days. The computerised Curves Smart program does just that in a friendly and supportive space where you are encouraged to be the best you can be. Each member has a personalised ID tag that shows them when to begin and end a workout. Results are recorded - including which muscles have been worked – and Curves Smart tracks and adjusts future workouts too.

Member Tracey explains: “Curves Mornington has supported me in losing 12kg so far. Everyone at the club is friendly and I’m never judged. I’ve developed strength and confidence and I’m even completing my first ever Arthurs Seat Challenge in November!”

Grow your strength at Curves Mornington. 

Smart, yes? 

 

CURVES MORNINGTON

A: 33/1140 Nepean Highway, Mornington

T: 5975 5526

W: curves.com.au/club/mornington-221

Carb your enthusiasm

It’s likely you’ve heard a lot in the media about reducing carbohydrates in your diet, especially grains (paleo diet), so I’d like to teach you a little more about this subject so you can make your own decision about carbs in your diet.
Carbohydrates are found in many healthy and wholesome foods including vegetables, fruit, dairy, bread, rice, pasta, legumes/pulses, and nuts and seeds.  Carbs are often given a bad name when they are used to refer to highly processed foods made from these products, such as sugary breakfast cereals, juices and soft drinks.  So it’s important to think of the food groups in which they’re present and how much of each you need to meet your daily nutrient and energy requirements. 
Dairy products include essential nutrients, particularly calcium, and are often a good source of protein.  They contain low GI carbs such as lactose. 
Vegetables and salads are generally reasonably low in carbs, except for the well-known starchy ones (potatoes, sweet potatoes).  They also contain dietary fibre, natural anti-oxidants and phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals - and they are mostly low GI too. 
Fruit is best consumed whole.  It contains more dietary fibre than juice, excludes added sugars, preservatives and concentrates, and its nutrient levels are highest when fresh. 
Meat, fish and poultry do not contain any carbs but they are important for protein, B vitamins, zinc, B12, iron and Omega 3s, just to name a few of their nutritional benefits.  Try to choose unprocessed, leaner cuts of meat. 
Legumes and pulses include all forms of beans and peas, and the amount of carbs they contain varies.  They are usually high in dietary fibre and low GI and contain many vitamins and minerals. 
Nuts and seeds are predominantly fats - 40-60 per cent - with 15-20 per cent carbs.  Nuts are low GI and contain significant essential fatty acids, dietary fibre and vitamins and minerals. 
Breads, cereals and grains encompass a wide variety of foods so it’s important to choose the least refined versions of these, such as whole oats, quinoa, brown rice, amaranth, rye, barley and wheat.  Look for “high in wholegrains” on product packaging rather than just “contains wholegrains”.
Finally, what is all the hype about quinoa?  Well, unlike other common grains, quinoa belongs to a pseudo-cereal family along with amaranth and buckwheat.  Quinoa originated in the Andes and was cultivated by the Inca people.  Quinoa is low GI (53), high in protein (15 per cent) and provides all essential amino acids, including lysine.  It has a high ratio of protein to carbs, is high in dietary fibre, is a source of many vitamins and minerals, is relatively low in fat and is gluten-free. 

One size does not fit all
 by Sue Verheyen

With our emphasis on looking natural, not “done” or “frozen”, our medical injectors at Anti Aging & Associates in Mount Eliza personalise your treatment plan both affordably and with the very best outcome in mind.

With spring approaching it is time to think about looking and feeling your best. Anti Aging & Associates provides a compressive range of anti-wrinkle injectables and dermal fillers – yes, you’ve heard it all before, blah blah - but Dr Romero, Kay Nuttall and James Barrett (five years) have been performing in our medical clinic for over 10 years and continue to attend the very latest training both in Australia and overseas, taking into account not only new and improved products but new techniques as they advance.

James Barrett also, apart from personalised lip enhancements and treatment plans for his current clients, assists his large and expanding Asian clientele, and has for many years injected in an Asian clinic in Melbourne.  James brings to Mount Eliza those advanced skills it takes to “sculpt” a face and enhance gradually and naturally. Google “James Barrett Cosmetic Injector”.  James is about to complete his nurse practitioner studies.

Not to be outdone, Kay Nuttall – also in the completion stages of her studies as nurse practitioner - can be found by Googling “Kay Nuttall Cosmetic Injector”. With Kay’s continuing reach for perfection, her ability to look at your face in her gentle fashion, and smile, lift, soften and improve your enhancement without having her clients look “done” is outstanding. Make an appointment to see Kay and experience her expertise for yourself.

Remember, please attend a medical clinic where the doctors and staff have the knowledge and experience, understand your medical history and your medications, and are within the law to give you the outcome you are looking for. Remember, “copy” products are out there and are very cheap.  So be educated, spend your money and enjoy long-lasting results.

 

ANTI AGING & ASSOCIATES
A: 5 Old Mornington Rd, Mount Eliza
T: 9787 7475

Are you eligible for dental implants? By Liz Rogers

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is an internationally recognised surgical specialty requiring both medical and dental qualifications PLUS specialist surgical training.

Victorian Oral & Facial Surgeons are expert Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Both Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Sam Verco and Brent Woods specialise in the removal of wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, bone grafting for implants, and the placement of dental implants which are the foundation for artificial teeth that look natural and function naturally too!

Anchored to your jawbone, the dental implants act as a stabilizer while ensuring your facial contours remain organic. After the implants are placed, they begin bonding with your jawbone and become ready for your biologically compatible artificial teeth.

Before receiving dental implants one of the specialist surgeons at Victorian Oral & Facial Surgeons will check to see if you have adequate bone level density, lack of susceptibility to infection and high standards of oral hygiene to establish whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Contact Victorian Oral & Facial Surgeons today to find out more about this life-changing procedure – Finally, losing a tooth (or teeth) doesn’t mean you’re left with a permanent gap or requiring dentures!

Call them today to see how.  


VICTORIAN ORAL & FACIAL SURGEONS
A: 350 Main Street, Mornington
T: 5976 4465
A: 759 Nepean Highway, Brighton East
T:  9592 6445
W:   vofs.com.au

Transformative Tesla

If you haven’t heard about the Tesla Light Chamber, this could be a life changing discovery for you.

Did you know there are two Tesla Light Chambers in Victoria and one is in Safety Beach?

Tesla technology supports the human body to re-balance its energy, enabling the body to begin to function at optimum health. The chamber is equipped with about 90 energized plates, which focus on re-balancing your cellular structure.

It is somewhat similar in energy movement to Reiki, in that the healing energy is drawn to areas in need of re-balancing and healing. In this way, Tesla technology can promote mind-body-spirit connection, which can raise consciousness to promote natural healing.

People have reported feelings of enhanced well-being, of feeling nurtured and supported. People have also developed a more meditative attitude, giving them a sense of self love and empowerment.
For maximum effect, five sessions are recommended, then top-ups as required. Tesla plates and pendants are available for purchase.

TESLA LIGHT CHAMBER
T: 5981 0984

Re-program your mind – Change your habits

Do you over-eat, have food cravings or emotionally eat? Does it just seem too hard to stop smoking? Are stresses or anxiety getting the better of you?

Gayle Dwyer - Clinical Hypnotherapist and EFT Tapping expert - runs highly successful Weight Loss, Stop Smoking and Self Improvement programs from which you will experience an immediate shift and long-term results.

On your journey with Gayle you will re-program your subconscious mind to be in alignment with your conscious goals and desires. Your subconscious knows everything, it knows how to help you and it knows how to sabotage you. Gayle will also teach you how to rewire your unhelpful habits on a daily basis so that you feel like you have control back. Gayle has been using Hypnotherapy, EFT Tapping and Mindfulness for more than 10 years to help thousands of clients make positive changes in their life. Gayle is passionate about helping people feel happier and more fulfilled in their everyday life, and to live mindfully and on purpose.

Call Gayle on 0414 714 644
FB: TimeToThrivewithGayle
W: www.timetothrive.net.au

Shift the kilos this winter

Eileen Marx can help you shift the kilos (not add kilos!) this winter, with Effective Hypnotherapy. Her amazing Virtual Gastric Band therapy breaks the diet cycle once and for all – with no dieting, no head hunger and no sugar cravings.

Eileen was trained under Sheila Granger from London in the Virtual Gastric Banding and is
understanding, supportive and passionate in helping people create lasting change. You will
feel satisfied on smaller amounts of food and not feel like you’re on a diet.

Rodney Mcquie is a true testament to what making powerful choices and decisions can do.  Eileen has had the privilege of working with and helping him shed not only the unwanted kilos but gain back his confidence, passion and love for life again.
He is continuing to go forward from strength to strength. Well done Rodney!

Eileen is also now a Mindful Mama facilitator, reaching out to mums who need time out,
nurturing, mindful parenting tools and meditation.  More at mindfulmamas.com.au or Eileen’s Effective Hypnotherapy Facebook page.

 

Improving Gut Health for Weight Management

Recent research is showing a very strong link between gut health (aka our microbiome) and many other aspects of our health, including both physical and mental health.

Inside our gut live 50 trillion creatures from more than 1000 different species, some good bacteria and others bad bacteria. This collection of bacteria makes up more than 50 per cent of our total body’s cells and around 90 per cent of our total DNA gene pool and it is known as our microbiome.  

A healthy and diverse microbiome is essential to our overall health and well-being, with many studies showing that a poorly balanced microbiome can contribute to insulin resistance, low-grade inflammation, fat deposition and therefore indirectly participate in the onset of obesity and metabolic diseases.  There is also a very strong gut-brain link and studies have shown that the microbiome can also affect mental health and has even been linked to depression.
So how do we build a healthy microbiome? Firstly, if you have used antibiotics you might need to take some probiotics (powder/capsules/chewable/liquid varieties) to replace those healthy bacteria that may have been destroyed.  Probiotics are also readily available in fermented foods such as yoghurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut and miso. These foods will help to boost the levels of good bacteria in the gut.  

Secondly, in order for these good bacteria to breed in your body and expand their populations, they need to receive adequate ‘food’, which is called ‘prebiotics’. Prebiotics support the growth of good bacteria and are found in many foods including onion, garlic, leeks, artichokes, stone fruit, watermelon, dried fruit, barley, rye, wheat based products and legumes.  At Be Fit Food, we include a minimum of 4-12 different vegetables in every meal, which supports microbial diversity and can contribute to the formation of a well-balanced gut.

Be Fit Food is a dietitian and doctor designed, chef prepared, home delivered meal service which also has two convenient locations in Mornington and Somerville. All meals are scientifically formulated to be nutritionally balanced for vitamins and minerals, high in plant-based foods and dietary fibre to support the microbiome and high in protein plus low in saturated fat.  The formulation of our meals has been shown to assist with early satiety and results in significant weight loss, especially in people with metabolic conditions such as diabetes, who might find it difficult to lose weight on traditional diets.  So, forget the artificial shakes, bars and supplements and choose a whole-food diet which improves your health and well-being while you are losing weight. 

Come in-store to meet one of our six dietitians or call 1300 2 MEALS, email us at [email protected] or visit www.befitfood.com.au