February News: FREE Valentine's Day Massage, Digestive Health Tips, IBS Solutions, Latest Blogs, and what's new at Paddington Clinic.
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Check out our latest blogs:

Healthy Eating For 2012: Our Top 10 Tips 
There is a saying, “Diet cures more than the doctor”, and it’s true: the role food and nutrition plays in our health and well being cannot be understated. Continue Reading

I Just Don't Feel Right 
Unless you have worked on construction sites or hazardous waste areas, the thought of having heavy metal toxicity would be far-fetched. Arsenic, mercury, lead; the thought of these substances inside your body and causing you ill-health would most likely not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think, “I just don’t feel right.Continue Reading

The Weight Loss Battle 
With almost 60% of the adult population overweight or obese, the search for an answer to  healthy and sustainable weight loss has become increasingly important. Continue Reading

Win a Free Massage!

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Just hit "Like" and you could be drawn at random on Feb 10th in our Valentine's Day Competition!

Health Seminar
Kick off the new year with a healthy body & mind by attending our "Better Health Naturally" seminar on February 8th 2012.  The topic will be:  "Detoxification and Fat Loss- Regain your vitality!".  Learn how you can give your insides a thorough cleanse, learn how to make healthy food choices, and learn how to increase your body's own natural fat metabolism process. Tickets $20, and redeemable on your next consultation.  Bookings essential on 3369 0045.


Health & Wellness 

This month, we are focussing on Digestive Health.
Since so much of our body's functioning depends on the nutrients we gain from our diet and the ability of our digestive systems to process the foods we eat into FUEL, ENERGY, and CELL REPAIR, it makes so much sense to look after this delicate system to the best of our ability so we can experience strong immune systems, boundless energy, and a reduction in many unwanted symptoms like headaches, mental fogginess, bloating, and mood disorders. 

Gut Herbals by Debbie Leigh, Naturopath.

The digestive system is a long passage designed to break down food, process food, absorb nutrients and reject waste.  Herbal medicine has a traditional emphasis on normalizing digestive functions.  This is because the stomach is the first significant point of contact with most herbal medicines.  Gut herbals can increase secretions of acid, pepsin and mucus with the use of herbal Bitters, calm activity using astrigent, antispasmodic and aromatic remedies or stimulate motility with emetics. Continue Reading...

You Are What You Eat – The Truth About Food Intolerance

While we have all heard the saying “You are what you eat”, gone are the days of limited knowledge where simply eating “healthily” means you will be healthy.Obviously, one person’s definition of healthy food can be vastly different to another person’s, but the point we are trying to make here is that while you may be “following the rules” of healthy eating, you may be doing yourself harm and compromising your health without even realizing. Why? Continue Reading...

Is IBS Ruling Your Life? by Mary Melling, Naturopath and Acupuncturist. 

If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may be one of the four million Australians who feel trapped by medically diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is described as a gastrointestinal disorder characterised by symptoms such as abdominal pain, altered bowel function, flatulence, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea. Where does this leave the individual who experiences these symptoms? How do they cope with the disastrous effect IBS can have on their lives? Continue Reading...

Acupuncture For Digestive Disorders: What Research Says

Some people may not think of using acupuncture to treat their digestive complaints. However, there is a growing body of research showing that acupuncture is effective in reducing many digestive upsets; from bloating and morning sickness to pain, gallstones and chronic cholecystitis. Continue Reading..



"They say sleep deprivation is a form of torture – I can vouch for that. I suffered chronic insomnia for about 15 years and had always put it down to ‘years of studying’, ‘hormones, ’‘too much coffee’ etc etc…. I have also suffered from bloating, abdominal cramps & anxiety for as long as I can remember. I envisaged a long road of herbal tonics, vitamin/mineral supplementation and acupuncture, but in my initial consultation with Peter Delaney when discussing my general health history, he soon pinpointed that the FOODS I was eating were possibly the cause. “But I’m not allergic to anything?” was my initial thought, but it soon became clear that food ‘intolerances’ can be equally as problematic. I agreed to have the Food Detective test on the spot - after many years of unexplainable insomnia I was desperate for a clue. I found out I was intolerant to wheat and peppers/chilli - foods I ate on a regular/dailybasis. Within a week of eliminating these I felt an enormous change in my energy levels and no more bloating or abdominal irritations. More importantly, by the 6 week mark I was sleeping soundly for 8 hours minimum each night and I feel like acompletely different person. The wide availability of gluten-free foods these days has made it such an easy transition to my new diet, and I can still enjoy the meals I love. I recommend the Food Detective test to anyone who thinks food intolerance is hampering their quality of life – it definitely changed my life for the better."


Lyndal Wayman

Hope Island, Gold Coast

For more information on our Food Detective Testing, click here.


Wishing you a great month.
Yours in health,
The team at Paddington Clinic.

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