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High heels and your body!

OptiStart Chiropractic
November 8, 2018

With spring racing in full swing many of us will be thinking of dressing up and possibly popping on a pair of heels. Research shows that 72% of women wear heels for work or special occasions so it would be great to know what it is doing to out body.

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The sprint to the end of the year - How to finish your year on a high!

OptiStart Chiropractic
November 8, 2018

In case you missed it we are now in NOVEMBER, I know where did the other ten months of 2018 go? Here are a few tips to finish the year off strong and start 2019 better than 2018.

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Parental screen time and it's effects on children's behaviour.

OptiStart Chiropractic
August 17, 2018

This study looks at parental screen time, parental stress, and child behaviour……

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Tummy Time

OptiStart Chiropractic
August 16, 2018

Tummy time is an important developmental process for babies. For many parent’s there are many questions and difficulties which can arise throughout the journey.

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Banana Peanut Bagel

This super-simple bedtime snack made with tryptophan-rich bananas is a quick, easy and effective way to combat hunger pangs, and won’t keep you up all night. Peanut butter contains the mineral magnesium, which can help relax the muscles and work as a mild relaxant to the central nervous system.

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Winter Lentil Soup

OptiStart Chiropractic
December 6, 2018

This soup will warm you up in winter and nourish you at the same time.

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Bone Broth

Our recipe of the month is supplied by Lorraine of Casey Natural Health Care (in clinic room 4). Besides being a medical herbalist, Lorraine is passionate about traditional nutrition, which simply means having an understanding that our ancestors were incredibly healthy and didn't suffer from chronic illness. So it makes sense to embrace what they ate, before modern foods were introduced. For more information on Lorraine's approach to health and healing, see her website http://caseynaturalhealthcare.com.au/

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Lentil, sweet potato & pancetta soup

One of the healthiest foods around, lentils are low in fat and very versatile - perfect for salads, soups and sides. Packed with vegies, this hearty lentil soup wins for taste and budget.

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Chocolate Strawberries

OptiStart
February 16, 2018

Yummy Chocolate Strawberries for Valentines Day

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Back packs and spinal health

OptIStart Chiropractic
February 14, 2018

It’s that time of the year again and as you start your back to school preparations, OptiStart Chiropractic would like to encourage you to be mindful of your child’s spinal heath this new school year.

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Gross motor developent in babies

OptiStart Chiropractic
February 14, 2018

Gross motor development involves the attainment of progressive motor (movement) milestones in your baby. What are the key areas to monitor? What does the brain need to develop good gross motor skills?

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What is love?

OptiStart Chiropractic
February 6, 2018

This month our theme is “love.” But what is love? When reflecting on love I am reminded of the Buddhist definition of love and the difference between love and attachment...

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Setting goals

OptiStart
January 31, 2018

Setting goals for ourselves can be an important part of creating our Optimal Life. We should aim to set goals in several areas of your life such as - personal (health, exercise, diet), relationships, family, career, social.

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Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

OptiStart
January 24, 2018

Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

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Balance

OptiStart Chiropractic
January 22, 2018

Balance is another quality that depends on several aspects of our nervous system. These are the reasons we check posture and balance so frequently in the practice. Good balance is dependent on function of our various systems:

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Motor milestones - ages 1-6

OptiStart
December 6, 2017

The development of a baby and child’s movements is referred to as Gross motor development. These movements occur in predictable and sequential patterns, which we refer to ask gross motor milestones.

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Fruity Christmas Tree Recipe

OptiStart
November 30, 2017

Here's a great idea for a healthy Christmas desert. Enjoy!

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The importance of sleep

OptiStart
November 15, 2017

Why is sleep important? Sleep is an important physiological process which allows our body to rest and recover. It’s not a time of inactivity however!

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Plagiocephaly

OptiStart
July 28, 2016

Plagiocephaly is a term used to describe asymmetrical head shape. Deformational plagiocephaly (also known as positional or non-synostotic plagiocephaly) is used to describe asymmetrical head shape as a result of head preference to one side...

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Breastfeeding dysfunction

OptiStart
July 5, 2016

The benefits of breastfeeding are many. They include; nutritional; immunological; cognitive; decreased morbidity and mortality; analgesic effects; decreased costs (products, healthcare); decreased risk of allergy; and improved jaw development and dentition...

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Infant Sleep

OptiStart
July 17, 2017

What are normal sleep patterns for age? When discussing “sleep normals” it should be remembered that there is some variation between different infants, and different ages...

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