Stress Management and Plate Spinning

How Meditation and Mindfulness Can Help Plate spinning is a circus manipulation art where a person spins plates, bowls and other flat objects on poles, without them falling off. Plate spinning relies on the gyroscopic effect, in the same way a top stays upright while spinning. The actual art of plate Read more…

Muscle Balance Assessment | The Body Refinery

Muscle Balance Assessment

Whether you’re a competitive athlete, weekend warrior or just enjoy walking the dog, good physical fitness is important to most of us. Injuries can be frustrating particularly when we have worked hard towards reaching our goals; whether it be tramping to Everest base camp, running a half marathon or keeping Read more…

Brain Highway

Do you ever wake up in the morning to your alarm blaring? You get an initial fright, press snooze, drift in and out of sleep with thoughts of your to-do list for the day coming at you like trucks on a busy highway? Or are you awake 15 minutes before Read more…

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Creative Food Alternatives

Nowadays, we see everywhere food is served: ‘the alternative option’. There are so many different ingredients finding their way into our lives- for health reasons, intolerance reasons and hey, mixing it up for the sake of some new flavour flave. There are blue algae + beetroot lattes, GF brownies using avocado, kumara Read more…

Hara Hachi Bu

Our Western world is brilliant and bustling. Full of colour, convenience, creativity and, just to continue my alliterations, consumerism. We consume, we hoard, we overeat and we do it all VERY quickly. Now don’t be offended, I might not be talking to you, so read on, as far removed as Read more…

Bioavailability

So is a carrot “worth” the same cooked as it is raw? Is an apple picked in the United States as nutritious as one picked in Warkworth?  Hmmm, no I am not posing deep philosophical questions- I am talking about Bioavailability. What? Bioavailability – is simply, how easily a nutrient you ingest Read more…