What to Expect When Your Expecting:

What to Expect When Your Expecting: Your body is going through so many wonderful changes. Weight is increasing, ligaments are stretching, joints are moving more, pelvis is accommodating, hormones are surging… the list goes on.  All of these changes require the master controller – the Nervous System to be functioning at it’s absolute best. Through safe and gentle techniques, expectant Mums love getting adjusted throughout their pregnancy and beyond.  Not only do they get to lie on their tummy using one of our preggy pillows, they experience a relief in tension and overall ease in their body as a result. By checking the structure

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Where Does Health Come From?

The nervous system is the first system to fully develop in utero. As early as three to four weeks the brain, spinal cord and nerves are visible. This system consists of an estimated 100 billion nerve cells (neurons). These neurons communicate via the spinal cord providing a link between your brain, body and the outside world. The nervous system receives sensory information from the environment and communicates that information to effector organs – whether that is muscles (move my arm) or organs (pump blood into my heart). This communication occurs either at a spinal level or in the brain via

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Our Winter Warmer – Buttersquash and Leek Soup

1 x medium-large butternut squash 2x leeks 1 onion 1 x thumb length of ginger chop the squash into cubes and bring to a boil in a large pot until soft  add chopped leeks and onion to the pot and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes and season with salt and pepper blend all the contents of the pot with the sliced ginger until you have the desired consistency. 4-5 serves  … simple and YUMMO!  

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The Safety Pin Cycle Function…

This month at Functional Health our theme is The Safety Pin Cycle … mmm you say? What we love about chiropractic so much is that it is so simple.  Unfortunately through the years we have done a great job at confusing and complicating what we do and why we do it.  Here at Functional Health we are on a mission to simplify health, awaken people to recognise their power within and get everyone up to speed on what Chiropractic is really about!! So in a nutshell, the body heals itself … brain and body communicate in order for us to do – well everything … stressors

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Simply Be The Best You Can Be!

2017…Simply Be The Best You Can Be! It is a New Year and with it comes the opportunity to … Reflect on the year that has been … The good, the grateful and the glad it is in the past! Bathe in the freshness of a clean slate … New beginnings and new opportunities Get the vision board out and … Create, visualize and manifest! This is YOUR year (and mine too!) and in order to have all that you have ever dreamed of, you need to first Simply Be the Best you Can Be. … Being the Best You

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Functional Foods – Banana Blueberry Muffins

Banana Blueberry Muffins: A great lunchbox idea and afternoon treat are these grain free, sugar-free muffins.  This recipe comes from Elana Amsterdam’s book “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook”.  Her website which I use often is:  http://www.elanaspantry.com Makes 12 muffins 3 cups blanched almond flour 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp coconut oil 3 large eggs 2 cups (4-5) mashed ripe bananas 1 cup of frozen blueberries Preheat the oven to 180.  Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, and baking soda.  In a medium bowl, whisk

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Functional Foods – Treat Yourself

Functional Christmas Bliss Balls: 1 Cup of Cashews 2 cup of Almonds 2 cups of apricots or 1 cup of cranberries 1/2 cup of coconut 3 tbsp of water (enough to bind) … Whiz together in thermomix (or food processor) … Roll … Dip in melted chocolate (dark of course) and … Sprinkle with coconut Functional Goodness! X

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Functional Foods – The Cookie Lover

Functional Banana Pancakes You know we like to keep things simple around here.  Well how about this for a recipe with ease: 2 mashed bananas 2 eggs Yep that’s it. You can blend, thermomix, or old fashion whisk the two ingredients together.  A blob of coconut oil in the pan and voila! Get creative and add: cinnamon, nutmeg, chopped nuts, protein powder Serve with: Yogurt, maple syrup, fruit, nuts or have them cold with some butter and honey … YUMMO! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies The other day I made James these cookies, he absolutely loved them! … they are

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Health Expression Anyone?

At Functional Health, we believe a common cold and fever is more than an inconvenience.  We embrace it as our body expressing health and therefore an opportunity for growth! We call it a Health Expression – or as a fellow Functional member has recently renamed it, a Health Experience! Either way … I hear you say …. Hmmm?!? Humour me for a moment. Your body is presented with an immune challenge – be it a bacteria, virus or STRESS.  The immune response is to call an increase of immune cells to the immune centers (lymph nodes, tonsils, thymus, spleen and bone

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