Sustainable salon initiative at Amicus By Liz Rogers

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Donna and Maria and their team at Amicus Hair and Beauty are well known for creating contemporary looks and treating your hair with care. They are also keen supporters of viable hair salon practices. Donna explains: “We work closely with the group Sustainable Salons, which recycles up to 95 per cent of all salon resources. They provide customised bins for resource separation and pick it up from our salon every fortnight, which makes recycling easy. All proceeds are donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest to distribute meals to people in need.” 

Resources such as hair, plastics, paper, chemicals, metals, razors and tools are repurposed after being collected, which is great for reducing landfill. Donna continues: “We promote the use of cruelty-free and toxic-free product at Amicus Hair and Beauty and believe in being environmentally conscious in every way possible. We also stock Aveda, Kevin Murphy and La Biosthetique products.”

So if you’d like to look and feel sensational while knowing the planet is being looked after too, then head into Amicus Hair and Beauty this autumn and winter. They are offering a cool-weather hair care package, which includes a full head tint and blow dry for just $169. First 20 callers receive additional 10 foils free.

AMICUS HAIR AND BEAUTY

A: 3/45 Main St, Mornington

T: 5976 2740

W: www.amicus-h-b.com.au

FB: Amicus-Hair-Beauty-699057403467051/

INSTA: amicushairandbeauty


The doctor’s back in town


Dr David Edis (MBBS, FRACS [Ortho], FAOA and AFRACMA) is an orthopaedic and spine surgeon who moved back to Melbourne more than a year ago to open his rooms in Frankston and Mornington. After studying at the University of Melbourne and training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dr Edis pursued further training in spine surgery in New Zealand. 

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His passion for improving patient care included developing minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques for eight years in conjunction with surgeons in Australia and overseas. He is currently working with a pain management and multi-disciplinary team in Frankston to help solve complex pain issues. In addition to this, he spent five years developing allied health and pain management programs in regional Tasmania over his 10 years spent living in the beautiful island state. 

With a special interest in the areas of adult spine surgery, hip and knee arthroplasty, knee arthroscopy and orthopaedic trauma, Dr Edis now also offers oblique lumbar fusion surgery, percutaneous screw fixation and deformity correction for adult scoliosis. 

He believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and is passionate about working closely with primary carers, physiotherapists, pain specialists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myotherapists and nurses to achieve evidence-based contemporary care for his patients with spinal conditions. 

Dr Edis will also be holding a conference in the next six months in order to engage with local providers, share expertise with each other and ultimately collaborate with them. Any practitioners who are interested in participating are welcome to contact his rooms. 

Dr Edis invites new referrals for any orthopaedic conditions. You can find Dr Edis at The Bays Hospital, Suite 15, Ground F, Main St, Mornington; and at his Frankston rooms at 93 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Frankston.

VICTORIAN ORTHOPAEDIC SPINE SERVICE
A: 93 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Frankston
T: 8683 9039
W: www.vicorthospine.com.au

Don’t sacrifice a healthy diet over winter

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Winter is officially here. With the colder weather and comfort food, it is easy to fall out of routine and find yourself straying away from your typical flow. The days are shorter so there is a greater tendency to stay indoors, be less active, and eat heartier meals. Before you get too far into the slump of winter, adjust your approach and hit the reset button! 

Be Fit Food recommends undertaking one or two weeks of the Be Rapid meal program every three to four months for a metabolism reset. This is not only the perfect approach for staying on track and starting each season as the healthiest version of yourself, but it also allows you to reset your metabolism after a period of indulgence such as Christmas or Easter. 

Cycling Be Rapid with your regular diet for two weeks each season can help you to lose a couple of quick kilograms as well as increase insulin sensitivity and stabilise blood sugar levels. It can improve metabolic markers and cardiovascular risk factors such as your blood fat profile, including cholesterol levels. 

Winter can also bring the increased risk of coughs, head colds and the flu. Eating nutritious foods can help to keep a strong immune system. Be Fit Food meals contain food from each of the five food groups and contain four to 12 vegetables in each serve. This provides you with antioxidants and essential micronutrients to help you to maintain optimal health throughout winter.  

The cold weather can also make getting out of the house less appealing. Rather than getting takeaway or fast food delivery, have Be Fit Food delivered to your doorstep. You can use Be Fit Food meals for healthy convenience. Store the food in your freezer, and on the nights you want to avoid comfort eating or just need something easy, simply heat and enjoy a warm Be Fit Food meal.

Kate Save is an accredited practising dietitian, exercise physiologist and co-director of Be Fit Food in Mornington. For more info go to befitfood.com.au or phone 1300 2 MEALS (63257)


Colourfully cosy at Yo-Ko Original

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As the dreary embrace of winter approaches, Yo-Ko Original women’s fashion boutique loves to encourage colour as an instant pick-me-up. Although tonal shades in nudes, oatmeal, soft greys and faded khakis will remain strong, bold hues in citrus shades will pack a punch of vibrancy into your winter wardrobe. Explore yellows, bold rusty oranges and greens to wear with the basic blacks and denim blues.

These shades are showing strongly in divine new knitwear, long-sleeved tops and stretch slim-leg pants by Café Latte, hooded cardigans and voluminous short dresses by Miracle and in statement leopard print jumpers and patterned maxi dresses by Boho Australia.

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Yo-Ko’s knits are the fluffiest and softest you’ve ever felt, while linen blends continue in tops, pants and jumpsuits, adding casual class to your everyday or event outfits. Strong flat or heeled boots are the chicest way to stomp through those chilly morning commutes, and check out the super-stylish footwear by No!Shoes in blacks, tans, navy and latte.

See the vast selection of affordable jewellery and scarves from Trio Rouge plus beautiful upcycled cotton knit beanies and bags by No+El. Markdowns of up to 50 per cent on summer season clothing and footwear continue in store.

YO-KO ORIGINAL

A: 10 Station St, Seaford

T: 9782 4442

FB: yokooriginal

INSTA: yokooriginal

A gift to you from The Bays By Liz Rogers

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From its community-first bush nursing hospital roots to today’s modern-day deliverer of exceptional health and aged care services, The Bays continues to demonstrate a great passion for health care and its community.

Operating as one of the few remaining independent, community-owned, not-for-profit hospitals, The Bays’ free health and well-being initiative encourages residents to retain or regain their health and well-being.

The Bays draws on more than 80 years of experience to bring the community a program of prominent, highly qualified health experts who are leaders in their field.

This year marks a new era for The Bays with the opening of an intensive care unit and funding announcement to build a comprehensive cancer centre. The Bays has a bold vision to develop an extensive healthcare precinct, bringing top medical professionals to the community’s doorstep and innovative medical technology to address Peninsula healthcare challenges now and into the future.

THE BAYS HEALTHCARE GROUP

A: Vale St, Mornington

T: 5975 2009

W: thebays.com.au

FB: TheBaysHealthcareGroup

INSTA: The Bays Hospital Mornington

Warm and snug for winter

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Winter is nearly here, and if you love warm, adaptable, easy-wearing and effortlessly fashionable knitwear, MerinoSnug is definitely for you. 

Proudly Australian owned, MerinoSnug’s range of merino wool clothing is created with Australia’s finest merino wool and sustainably and ethically manufactured at a purpose-built factory outlet in Carrum Downs.

From bale to retail, MerinoSnug is committed to connecting customers and woolgrowers by highlighting the origin of each of its garments, allowing customers to learn about the garment’s provenance. Each garment boasts a QR-enabled tag that showcases the woolgrowers who contributed to the making of the garment and the environment in which the wool was grown.

The Carrum Downs factory outlet is open to the public with a huge range of firsts, seconds and factory-overrun discounted garments available for sale. 

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


Spoil Mum with a healthy breakfast in bed

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We all know that mums put everyone but themselves first, with diet, exercise and “you-time” often going out the window. At Be Fit Food, our priority is to improve health and wellness by providing healthy and convenient meals and support. 

That’s why we’ve put a healthy twist on the traditional “breakfast in bed” for Mother’s Day with this recipe for delicious and healthy Chocolate Protein Pancakes! 

BFF Choc Protein Pancakes 

Serves 2 BFF Dietitian: Laura Ballantyne

Ingredients 

Pancakes:

30g Be Fit Chocolate Protein Booster

40g rolled oats

1 large egg

20g Chobani 0.5% Plain Greek Yoghurt 

50ml unsweetened almond milk 

10g stevia 

½ teaspoon baking powder

1½ teaspoons coconut oil

Topping:

½ cup blueberries

4 teaspoons Chobani 0.5% Plain Greek Yoghurt

Method

Place the oats in a food processor and pulse until it resembles a powdery consistency.

Add the protein powder, egg, yoghurt, almond milk, stevia, baking powder and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to the oats in the food processor. Combine for approximately 30 seconds until smooth.  

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Use some of the leftover ½ teaspoon coconut oil to coat the pan. When oil is melted, spoon 50g of the mixture (this will make two pancakes per serve), or 25g of the mixture (this will make four pikelets per serve) into the pan. Cook each side for approximately 2 minutes, or until golden.

Repeat the last step until all pancakes are cooked. 

To serve, place two pancakes or four pikelets on each plate. Top each stack with 2 teaspoons of yoghurt and ¼ cup blueberries. 

Enjoy!!

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Back to the future


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Not many local businesses can claim a long history, let alone in the same premises. But Frankston’s Peninsula Star Cycles can do just that, having been at 48 Playne St since 1946.

The business has undergone several changes since then, and recently went back to being fully independent. The store even had a makeover to celebrate the change.

“We wanted to focus on our brand and our history as Frankston’s oldest bicycle store,” said store manager John Billing. “We used a photo of the store from around the ‘60s as the inspiration for our new paint job and signage. Our painter Glen, from High Rollers Painting & Decorating, and signwriter Grant, from Scene D Signs, did an amazing job of transforming our vision into reality.”
PENINSULA STAR CYCLES
A: 48 Playne St, Frankston
T: 9783 2266
W: peninsulastarcycles.com.au
FB: PeninsulaStarCycles
INSTA: peninsulastarcycles

Aged care as individual as you are

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At Just Better Care Melbourne Mornington, the aim is to provide the kind of ready support and genuine care that restores, enhances or even improves your quality of life. 

Just Better Care Melbourne Mornington offers a diverse range of aged care support for both home care packages and private customers that can range from a single visit to more intensive support options.

Just Better Care helps you feel right at home. Providing quality in-home care and support means understanding where you are at in life, where you’ve been and what’s important to you.  

Just Better Care is not merely ‘selling services’; it is proudly and enthusiastically enhancing lifestyles and will help you enjoy striving for and reaching your goals, which can range from general or daily fitness to enjoying the extraordinary experiences available across the Mornington Peninsula. 

Just Better Care focuses on providing just better care, whether you are: 

  • Ready to explore the aged care services for yourself;

  • Considering alternative care arrangements;

  • A medical or healthcare professional looking to recommend the right services for your clients; or,

  • A caring family member who only wants the best for your loved one.

Perhaps it’s time to get in touch with the team at Just Better Care Melbourne Mornington to talk about services that would be right for you.

JUST BETTER CARE MELBOURNE MORNINGTON

A: Level 1, Suite 2, 346 Main St, Mornington

T: 5972 1860

W: justbettercare.com

INSTA: jbc.mornington

Double the delight for TSIC By Kate Sears

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The Sports Injury Clinic has been successfully helping the community with their health needs for 15 years with Pippa Hanson at the helm. From four team members to an impressive 64, it’s no wonder The Sports Injury Clinic went home with two awards after the Greater Frankston Business Awards on Thursday, February 21. 

They were thrilled to receive the Best Health Professional Award. Four major awards with surprise categories closed the night, with Pippa being called up to the stage for a second time to receive the Best Work Place Culture Award.

“It was a surprise,” Pippa said. “It was fantastic that what we had conveyed in our application showed the type of workplace we run. My team thought it was fantastic to be recognised. They are amazing people and they work so well together regardless of their position. Everyone is treated equally here.” 

Pippa said the process of applying for awards offered her team a good opportunity to assess where they’re at, what direction they’re heading in and what they need to continue pursuing. 

“I always wanted to create a workplace that is a great place to be. You are at work a lot so I wanted to create a great work culture from day one. I wanted to provide a workplace with good vibes, a place where you like to turn up to every day.”  

Anny’s Manufacturing Jewellers – A Family Business Wins!

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What a month March was for Anny’s Manufacturing Jewellers. First we were notified that we had WON the Manufacturing category of the Frankston Business Awards, secondly the business celebrated 29 years of service to the Mornington Peninsula.

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The year began with a major highlight when we officially launched our modern website, allowing our customers to select diamonds of any size or grade and then designing on the same website their own ring.

Harry Ozkoch the owner of Anny’s has his own personal satisfaction this year with celebrating 40 years of being a Master Jeweller. Harry has lived and breathed jewellery since he was 16. From his humble beginnings as a diamond setter, he still holds on to his values of treating all his clients as his own family and assists his clients with all their jewellery needs. This view to serve his clients as family is enforced to all the team at Anny’s.

Winning this award is just another demonstration of how committed Anny’s is to serve all the jewellery needs asked of them. Anny’s not only creates  brilliant custom-made jewellery but also sells premade jewellery and stocks a range of brands including Thomas Sabo, Dora Wedding Bands, Peter W Beck, Nikki Lissoni, Ikecho Pearls and Classique Swiss Watches. We invite all to see for themselves why Anny’s Manufacturing Jewellers have built such a strong name for ourselves on the Peninsula and why we are a worthy winner in the 2018 Greater Frankston Business Awards.

Watch how jeweller Harry from Anny's Manufacturing Jewellers makes a stunning diamond ring from scratch. Find out more via www.annys.com.au

Fitness for all By Kate Sears

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CrossFit 1010 promotes the concept that CrossFit is for everyone — it’s not just a gym. “Fitness is defined as many things,” said owner Candice Thomason. “Fitness here encompasses a holistic view of a person’s well-being. We cater for our athletes’ individual needs, which we can do because our classes are smaller than traditional CrossFit gyms. Our guidance centres around awareness, mindset, nutrition, mobility, movement and community. 

“I want to change the perception that CrossFit is just for elite athletes. There is a great need to bring this to the people who need it most. Fit people are already fit and we will continue to keep them fit, but how do we help the people who need it the most — people with Type 2 diabetes, injuries, mobility issues, older athletes? We have tried to create a space here that is not intimidating and invites anyone who wants to make changes and live a fitter life. CrossFit is scalable, which means we ensure everyone can partake in the workout, and we will always prioritise virtuosity and the safety of our athletes. 

“Our culture here is to celebrate everyone’s success. We uplift those who get good results. We don’t expect people to come in and be the very best. We just want them to come in, and not be limited by what they think they can’t do. Come in and let us help you to see what you can do.  We appreciate those who work hard and do their best. We award equal status to those that have completed their first push-up to those that compete at the CrossFit Sanctionals.

“Get in touch via our website www.crossfit1010.com for a free trial, and be more you!”

CROSSFIT 1010 

A: 8 Progress Drive/170 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs

T: 0406 894 606

W: crossfit1010.com

FB: CrossFit1010

INSTA: crossfit_1010


How to enjoy a healthy Easter

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Most of us see Easter as a time to indulge in a long weekend of chocolate and hot cross buns. However, it is possible to still enjoy Easter without letting go of our healthy habits. Here are three ways to have a healthy and happy Easter: 

  • Start each day with a healthy balanced breakfast. Make a nutritious low-carb breakfast with a lean source of protein and healthy fats. This will stabilise your blood sugar levels and promote satiety and appetite regulation. 

  • Practise eating mindfully and in moderation. All foods are okay to enjoy in moderation so try not to adopt the mind frame of writing off the whole day just from having one Easter egg. Save your leftover Easter eggs as treats for other weekends!

  • Try our Hot Cross Bun Protein Balls! Swap it, don’t stop it. These are a great healthy treat option that will keep you on track with your weight loss goals. 

Hot Cross Bun Protein Balls 

Number of serves: 14, Serve weight: 30g

Ingredients 

¾ cup almond meal

¾ cup rolled oats

1 tsp cinnamon 

1 tsp nutmeg 

½ tsp allspice 

2 tbsp coconut oil 

1 tsp natural vanilla essence 

95g cooked apple (or tinned 100% apple pie filling)

60g Be Fit Food Vanilla Protein Booster 

1/3 cup sultanas 

Desiccated coconut, for coating 

Method

  • In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the sultanas. Blend until the mixture is combined and smooth in consistency. 

  • Fold through the sultanas.

  • Place desiccated coconut on a plate or clean bench top. 

  • Using a small kitchen scale, weigh out approximately 30g of mixture for each protein ball.

  • Wet hands and roll each 30g of mixture into a ball. Roll the ball in desiccated coconut, coating it. 

  • Place protein balls in the freezer for one hour and serve. 

Note: Keep protein balls stored in freezer. They can be eaten straight from the freezer or place them in the fridge half an hour before eating to soften. 

Calories: 116 | Carbs: 8.3g | Protein: 5.2g | Sugars: 5.0g (per protein ball) 

By Kate Save, CEO & Co-Founder of Be Fit Food and Laura Ballantyne (APD)

Weight-loss benefits of intermittent fasting

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Time-restricted eating or intermittent fasting refers to eating protocols that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting over a defined time frame. All of your daily calorie allowance is eaten within a relatively narrow time window each day, usually within  eight to 12 hours, and then you fast for the other 12 to 16 hours. The fast is just an extension of your normal overnight fast (time spent sleeping and not eating). The fasting time frame could be 7pm-7am, and the eating window 7am-7pm. You could then extend your fast up to 16 hours and have an eight-hour eating window, such as fasting from 6pm-10am and eating between 10am and 6pm. 

Intermittent fasting has the benefits of enabling your body to burn all carbohydrates and their stores. This promotes fat metabolism, resulting in greater fat loss overall. You can apply this approach to any BFF program to intensify fat loss results.

Another option is the Be5:2 program. This allows you to follow your normal healthy diet for five days of the week and “fast” intermittently for two days. The calories for fasting days are based on meeting 25 per cent of the average metabolic requirements per day. Females require 500 calories on “fasting” days, while males require 600 calories. Be Fit Food provides prepared meals and snacks equating to 500-600 calories for those two fasting days. You receive enough food to use over a four-week period. This will result in around 0.5-1kg of weight loss per week. 

Intermittent fasting is a promising approach to losing weight. It is ideal for people wanting to achieve slower weight loss or weight maintenance. It has a positive effect on markers of metabolic health and body composition, including loss of fat mass, decreased blood pressure, improved blood sugar levels and improvement in markers of cardiovascular disease risk. Intermittent fasting can also help you to become more aware of your hunger and fullness cues, and encourage a more ‘mindful’ approach to eating.

Kate Save is an accredited practising dietitian, CEO and co-founder of Be Fit Food in Mornington, and Laura Ballantyne is an accredited practising dietitian at Be Fit Food. For more info go to befitfood.com.au or phone 1300 2 MEALS (63257)

Peninsula is a cyclist’s dream

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Aside from the fitness benefits, cycling is a great way to see and enjoy so much of what the Peninsula has to offer. And the best part is you can go at your own pace. 

Whether you’re a first-time rider or a more experienced enthusiast, going for a ride by yourself, with the family or with some friends, the destination options are almost endless. And now with so many reserves, bike paths and trails around, including Peninsula Link and the Bay Trail, there are even more places easily accessible to everyone without having to contest the roads. 

Perhaps one of the most important aspects is to make sure your bike is suitable and in good working order for your chosen adventure. Thankfully, the team at Frankston’s Peninsula Star Cycles have more than 70 years’ experience in this field. “Bikes are often overlooked, but having the right bike and getting it serviced regularly will make it easier to ride and more enjoyable as well as save you money,” said Peninsula Star’s John Billing. “Like cars, there are some simple preventative maintenance tasks that you can perform yourself and save even more.” 

Here are some of John’s tips to help you get the most out of your bike:

  • Inspect your bike regularly. Look for signs of wear, including tyres (you will also find your tyre’s minimum and maximum pressures on the side of them) and brakes, corrosion, loose components and stretched cables. 

  • Lubricate your chain with a dedicated bike lube. While products such as WD-40 might be good around the home, they are not good for bicycles and can often do more harm than good. Likewise, insufficient or excessive lubrication can lead to premature wear of your drivetrain.

  • Carry a spare tube or puncture repair kit, tyre levers and a pump. These inexpensive items are practically a must. While punctures are generally uncommon, you don’t want to be caught without repair gear if you get one.

  • Plan your trip. You don’t want to get halfway and find you don’t have the energy to make the return trip home, so start small and increase your distance as your ability grows. You can even find training guides online.

For all your cycling needs, including new bikes, repairs and servicing, talk to the team at Peninsula Star Cycles.

PENINSULA STAR CYCLES

A: 48 Playne St, Frankston

T: 9783 2266

E: [email protected]

W: peninsulastarcycles.com.au

FB: PeninsulaStarCycles

INSTA: peninsulastarcycles

Twitter: CyclePeninsula


Year-round care is just better

Everyone needs a little bit of help. Just Better Care in Mornington offers quality in-home support ranging from house cleaning to personal care, mobility support or community nursing, and is NDIS, WorkCover, TAC and DVA-approved. 

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“Sometimes you might notice signs that loved ones aren’t coping as well as they used to, particularly after the holiday season,” says director Callum McMillan. “The floors are dirty, or the beds haven’t been made, or there may even be changes in cognitive behaviour. This is where Just Better Care can help.”

Packages can be tailored for each client, and Just Better Care’s extensive partner network enables you to link in with government funding to provide services if eligible.

Life can be as independent and wonderful as you’ve always imagined with Just Better Care.

JUST BETTER CARE

A: Level 1, Suite 2, 346 Main St, Mornington

T: 5972 1860

E: [email protected]

W: justbettercare.com

FB: jbc.mornington

Finest merino fashion from bale to retail

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

Merino & Co houses three merino and natural fibre fashion brands — MerinoSnug, Hedrena and Only Merino, showcasing Australia’s best modern merino wool in everyday basics, apparel and accessories for women and men, as well as luxurious items for the home. Proudly Australian owned, Merino & Co contemporary designs are created with Australia’s finest merino wool, loved for its natural breathability and softness. 

Merino & Co is proudly owned by Australian Wool Network, Australia’s largest independent wool marketer, bringing woolgrowers, wool processors and consumers together. From bale to retail, Merino & Co is committed to connecting its customers and growers by highlighting the origin of each of its garments, providing customers with the opportunity to learn more about the provenance of garments. 

Each garment boasts a QR-enabled swing tag that showcases the woolgrowers who contributed to the making of the garment, their sheep and the environment in which the wool was grown. The wool is then blended with other premium natural fibres and sustainably and ethically manufactured at a purpose-built factory outlet in Carrum Downs. 

The Carrum Downs factory outlet is open to the public with a huge range of firsts, seconds and factory overrun discounted garments available for sale. 

MERINO & CO

A: 140 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs

T: 1300 030 718

W: merinoandco.com.au 


Your face is in expert hands

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Cosmetic physician Dr Fiona Milne has more than 16 years’ experience in nonsurgical enhancement and rejuvenation.  A member of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Physicians, Fiona’s emphasis is on a global approach to beautification.

“The whole face must be taken into consideration; it must be harmonious,” Fiona says. “Sometimes I am simply augmenting lips but frequently I am considering age-related restoration, which is multi-faceted. Changes in skin, bone and fat loss, and facial proportions all need to be considered.”

Fiona’s area of expertise is injectables.  “Safety and risk minimisation are paramount. Shopping around for the cheapest product in a largely unregulated industry risks a poor aesthetic result and dangerous complications.  I fix a lot of poorly injected lips, for example, where anatomy, product choice and proportions have not been well considered.  This can be unnecessarily painful, increase downtime, and is more expensive than it should ever have been.”

Fiona has opened spacious new rooms at 60 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston, and has been joined by cosmetic nurse Tara and dermal clinicians Peta and Jayde, who are university educated in skin treatments and skin care. Cosmetic eyebrow tattooing with Alex is also available. 

Fiona’s approach is holistic and tailored to each patient’s budget, goals and lifestyle. “Skin quality is integral to getting a good result with injectables. We aim to educate patients in quality skin care and treatment which is not complicated and is time-efficient, whether your skin concern is acne, pigmentation, rosacea or age-related.”

Consultations are welcome.

DR FIONA MILNE

A: 60 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston

T: 9783 2362

W: fionamilne.com.au

FB: FionaMilneCosmeticPhysician

INSTA: drfionamilne


Expose your true beauty

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Beauty Exposed Boutique is a Somerville Village business operated by long-term Somerville resident Debbi Sherlock. Beginning as a home-based enterprise in 2004, Beauty Exposed Boutique has blossomed into a thriving professional ‘home of beauty’ in the heart of Somerville through dedication, care and a focus on customer service. 

Debbi’s philosophy is that a memorable beauty experience doesn’t happen by chance. It begins with a warm and welcoming salon environment that teases every sense the moment you walk through the front door. The experience is also heightened by the one-to-one attention delivered by the highly-skilled team of Beauty Exposed Boutique therapists. Combine these things with the finest quality products and you have an all-encompassing beauty experience that leaves you feeling both delighted with the outcome and completely reinvigorated. 

The therapists at Beauty Exposed Boutique focus solely on your needs. Whether you are a regular client returning for basic beauty maintenance or are getting ready for that one-off special event, you can be assured that the focus is on you. That is the Beauty Exposed Boutique promise.

Beauty Exposed Boutique offers a wide range of services ranging from waxing to IPL hair removal, relaxing body pamper packages and advanced facial peels and facial treatments. The boutique also stocks Environ, Algologie and Fleur De Mer skin care ranges. It also has a great range of Bodyography make-up, which is paraben-free, cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten-free. The boutique is an accredited Truebrow TM salon which specialises in both design and restoration of a woman’s natural brow.

Call to expose your true beauty today.

BEAUTY EXPOSED BOUTIQUE

A: 14 Eramosa Rd East, Somerville

T: 5977 7370

W: beautyexposedboutique.com.au

FB: boutiquebeautyau

INSTA: boutiquebeauty_


Help at hand for IBS sufferers

One in seven Australian adults suffers from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The symptoms associated with IBS and other gastrointestinal disorders are often caused by food intolerances. 

FODMAPs are a group of sugars (short-chain carbohydrates) that are not absorbed properly in the gut. Malabsorption of these sugars (lactose, fructose, sorbitol) in the intestine causes common symptoms, including bloating, cramps, nausea, flatulence, altered bowel movements (diarrhoea or constipation) and other IBS-related symptoms. This can also affect the absorption of other nutrients. 

Administering a low FODMAP diet limits the foods that contain the symptom-triggering sugars. Ideally, a low FODMAP diet is administered for two to six weeks, followed by a gradual reintroduction of certain foods to determine the triggering sugars. At Be Fit Food we have a low FODMAP guide to assist with choosing suitable meals to reduce the intake of FODMAP-containing foods. Our meals can take some of the stress away from implementing a low FODMAP diet by having the preparation done for you. We have gluten-free, lactose-free and low-fructose meal options.  

When placed on a low FODMAP diet, the idea is to begin to re-introduce FODMAP-containing foods to identify which FODMAPs are tolerated and the quantities they can be tolerated at. Many of our clients have found that they can tolerate the meals as most contain less than 5 per cent onion and garlic. We have had many clients use our meals in the transition phase as they begin to introduce small amounts of FODMAPs back into their diet. 

Low FODMAP diets are usually very individualised, so it is best to speak with one of our Be Fit Food dietitians to implement a meal program that is best suited to your requirements and to assist in controlling and alleviating gastrointestinal symptoms. 

At Be Fit Food, we offer food intolerance testing for lactose, fructose and lactulose for SIBOS (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) for just $80. For further information, head to foodmapping.com.au. To book, please email [email protected] 

Disclaimer: Our meals are not yet Monash University Low FODMAP Certified™, which means they have not been independently tested by the Monash University FODMAP laboratory to be confirmed appropriate for low FODMAP diets.

By Be Fit Food accredited practising dietitians. For more information, go to befitfood.com.au or phone 1300 2 MEALS (63257) 

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