Hello and welcome to our final newsletter of 2016! Can you believe that the year is nearly over? Below you will find our trading hours over the Christmas/New Year period. We advise that you book well in advance as we all know how crazy this time of year can get! We would hate to have to turn any of you down. Read ahead for a great 'Clean' Gingerbread recipe and ideas if your stuck for a Chrissy present.
'CLEAN' GINGERBREAD MEN
NEED A CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEA?
If your in need of an easy Chrissy present that will suit anyone, we highly recommend our Dr Graeme massage machines. They are great for general use, plus they are super user friendly; absolutely anyone can use these bad boys and at a great price of $85. Also, a life-time warranty! How can you go wrong?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRETTO!!
WELCOME TO THE NAUGHTY 40's
Di threw a surprise 40th for Brett with a few of his friends coming all the way up from Sydney and his Dad from Mildura. 4TH OF DECEMBER
FROM BRETT, DAN AND THE REST OF THE CREW HERE AT DALBY CHIRO WE WISH YOU...
NOVEMBER ISSUE 2016
ITS PATIENT APPRECIATION WEEK!
The best complement our clinic can receive is your referrals and this week we've reached 1100 likes on our Facebook!! So to show our appreciation to our wonderful patients we’re offering for ONE week only $60 New patient appointments (Normal price $75)
And for our existing patients that referred those newbies to us they will receive a half price treatment at $35!!
SO NOW IS THE TIME TO SEND IN THOSE FRIENDS OR LOVED ONES FOR THIS GREAT ONE TIME OFFER!
STAYING HYDRATED THIS SUMMER
Staying hydrated through out summer can be quite difficult at times, especially for those who don't like the 'boring' taste of water. This article is full of great ideas to help your water taste a little more exciting, plus its great for your waist line and it ups your daily vitamin intake. Cant get any better than that right?
BOY NO LONGER AUTISTIC DUE TO GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY FREE DIET.
In 2006, a one-year-old boy, Ethan, was diagnosed with #Autism and he wouldn’t sleep more than 2 hours- day or night. After 20 months in a row of Ethan not sleeping, Ethan’s mom eliminated #wheat and dairy from her son’s diet, within 3 days Ethan was sleeping through the night!
OCTOBER ISSUE 2016
We're officially into the last term of 2016! We can't believe how fast this year has flown by, can you? October has a few things happening throughout the month. Firstly, the boys have a Seminar down in Sydney (changed hours are down below) and on the 31st Its... HALLOWEEN! Which mean lots of candy! Read ahead for some healthy options to feed your kiddies, also Antioxidants- What are they and how do they work.. In layman's terms so we can actually understand!
HEALTHY HALLOWEEN TREATS!
knock on our door and this is what you'll get...
ANTIOXIDANTS EXPLAINED IN HUMAN TERMS!
Antioxidants are frequently mentioned in everyday conversations. You can find antioxidant supplements in store shelves, and their health benefits are beloved by both marketers and media. However, very few people actually know what they are and how they work.
The concept of antioxidants is fairly complex, but this article explains it in plain, layman terms that anyone can understand
SEPTEMBER ISSUE 2016
Another month down and we are now officially into spring! With Fathers Day coming up this weekend I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of you out and about at the Creekside Markets, picking up those last minute gifts for Dad.
The school holidays nearing once again and both Dan and Brett will be taking one week off each (Brett the first week and Dan the second week). Most of you would have heard the boys say the 'school holidays' are a great time to bring in the kids for their 6-10 week check up. With the amount of sickness that has been going through town it has been said that preservation of heath is easier than a cure of the disease! Both Brett and Dan are experienced in treating children.
DO YOU SIT DOWN A LOT? OR HAVE A SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE? WATCH THIS...
- 3/4 head cauliflower
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- juice from 1/2 lime (add the zest too if you want more of a lime flavor)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- -Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- -Trim the cauliflower, cut it into small, uniform pieces, and pulse in a food processor in batches until you get a couscous-like consistency. The finely riced cauliflower should make about 2 cups packed.
- -Place the cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, then stir and microwave again for another 2 minutes. -Place the cauliflower in a fine cheesecloth or thin dishtowel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible, being careful not to burn yourself. Dishwashing gloves are suggested as it is very hot.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Add in cauliflower, cilantro, lime, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Use your hands to shape 6 small "tortillas" on the parchment paper.
- -Bake for 10 minutes, carefully flip each tortilla, and return to the oven for an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until completely set. Place tortillas on a wire rack to cool slightly.
- -Heat a medium-sized skillet on medium. Place a baked tortilla in the pan, pressing down slightly, and brown for 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
AUGUST ISSUE 2016
We're finally into the last month of winter, hooray! August seems to be birthday central here at the clinic with Ash, Jacqui and Josh all celebrating they're birthday throughout the month. Happy Birthday guys! With our golf day just gone, we'd just like to thank everyone that came along and helped the day to be so successful! We ended up raising about $1500 to send down to the 'Aussie Helpers'. With that said, we'd like to support a few other locals that have up and coming golf days: HEQ has a 3 person Ambrose this Sunday (7th August) at Cecil Plains to help Raise funds for the Little Country Kids Club Kindergarten. Bell is also hosting their annual Charity Golf Day on the 28th of August (3 person ambrose as well), with the proceeds going to the Leukaemia Foundation. We hope to see you all there!
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JULY ISSUE 2016
Hello and welcome to July! We're kicking this month off with our annual Charity Golf Day THIS weekend (9th July), which we are hoping that we'll see each and every one of you there! If you're not keen for a hit, then just bring the kids along for some putt putt while you sit back and listen to some sweet music from Lisa Sutton. Next Monday (11th of July) is the long awaited grand opening of the Myall Medical Centre, that is situated across the road from us. With all this happening, we are hoping that it doesn't have much affect our clinic, in regards to parking. As you scroll through this month's newsletter, we have great little recipe for a healthier, yet delicious latte for all you coffee drinkers out there. Also this month is a plastic free month so please read ahead for plastic awareness and to see if your up for 'the challenge'.
TUMERIC AND GINGER LATTE
- 1 - thumb-sized piece of ginger
- 1 - 5cm piece of fresh turmeric
- 1 - date
- 2 cup - unsweetened almond milk
- 0.25 tbsp - ground cinnamon, plus extra for dusting
1. Peel and thinly slice the ginger and turmeric. Here’s a hot tip: use a teaspoon to peel the ginger and turmeric, it’s more effective than a peeler.
2. Put the almond milk, ginger, turmeric, date, and cinnamon in a saucepan and gently heat.
3. Transfer to a blender and whizz for a minute until well combined and frothy.
4. Pour into two cups and dust with a little extra cinnamon.
PLASTIC FREE JULY! -
TAKE THE CHALLENGE
The challenge is quite simple ... attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July.
Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems and the amount of single-use disposable plastic in our lives; challenging people to do something about it. You can sign up for a day, a week or the whole month and try to refuse ALL single-use plastic or try the TOP 4: plastic bags, water bottles, takeaway coffee cups and straws.
By 2050, it's estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans. Most comes from land and was once in our hands. Join over 40,000 people, schools and organisations from 90 countries and let those same hands be part of the solution. Refuse single-use plastic and together lets keep our oceans clean.
THIS SATURDAY 9TH JULY- CHARITY GOLF DAY!
JUNE ISSUE 2016
Winter is finally upon us and it has been another disappointingly dry and rainless month. With that said we've had to officially say our goodbyes to fellow Chiro/Osteo Dr Tim, we are already missing his terrible 'Dad jokes'. This month we have kicked off with the organisation of our annual Charity Golf Day which we are super excited about. This year we will be incorporating some more fun games for kids so you can bring them along while you're having a swing. All donations and money from the day will be going to 'Aussie Helpers' to assist all farming families being severely affected by the current drought in Qld and NSW. So please come along to show your support! Both Brett and Dan have increased they're hours during the week to compensate for the loss of Tim so their "new" hours are as followed:
Monday & Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am- 2pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am- 5.30pm
* Dan will be taking the first week of school holidays off (27th -1st) and Brett will be having the second week of school holidays off (4th-8th July)*
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THE REAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COCAO AND COCOA
On initial impressions it might seem like the only real difference between cacao and cocoa is the spelling. But there’s a little more to it than that…
WHAT IS CACAO?
Cacao can refer to any of the food products derived from cacao beans – the seeds or nuts of the cacao tree. These include cacao nibs, cacao butter, cacao mass or paste and (probably the most common) cacao powder.
CACAO V COCOA POWDER
Raw cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat (cacao butter).
Cocoa looks the same but it’s not. Cocoa powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures. Sadly, roasting changes the molecular structure of the cocoa bean, reducing the enzyme content and lowering the overall nutritional value.
The studies that boast of chocolate’s amazing health benefits are likely not referring to your average store-bought chocolate bar (damn misleading researchers). The chocolate that they’re referring to has properties closer to raw cacao.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CACAO?
Cacao powder is known to have a higher antioxidant content than cocoa, and has been linked to a variety of benefits. (Note: Many scientific studies, like those below, refer to the superior health benefits of “cocoa”. However, most of these use isolated and purified compounds from cocoa. These compounds don’t resemble sugary supermarket cocoa, and are very similar to raw cacao in form.)
These studies have shown that the compounds:
- Lower insulin resistance.
- Protect your nervous system: Cacao is high in resveratrol, a potent antioxidant also found in red wine, known for its ability to cross your blood-brain barrier to help protect your nervous system.
- Shield nerve cells from damage.
- Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Cut your risk of stroke.
- Lower blood pressure.
- Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease: The antioxidants found in cacao help to maintain healthy levels of nitric oxide (NO) in the body. Although NO has heart-benefiting qualities, such as relaxing blood vessels and reducing blood pressure, it also produces toxins. The antioxidants in cacao neutralise these toxins, protecting your heart and preventing disease.
- Guard against toxins: As a potent antioxidant, cacao can repair the damage caused by free radicals and may reduce the risk of certain cancers. In fact, cacao contains far more antioxidants per 100g than acai, goji berries and blueberries. Antioxidants are responsible for 10 per cent of the weight of raw cacao.
- Boost your mood: Cacao can increase levels of certain neurotransmitters that promote a sense of well-being. And the same brain chemical that is released when we experience deep feelings of love – phenylethylamine – is found in chocolate.
- Provide minerals: Magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper and manganese.
IF CACAO IS MORE BENEFICIAL THAN COCOA BECAUSE IT’S RAW, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE COOK IT?
Very good question and we’re glad you asked. There is no current research on whether or not heating raw cacao destroys its antioxidant level, making it more akin to its heated and processed cousin cocoa. BUT, we figure starting off with the product in its raw form, has to be more beneficial than starting with an already heated and processed equivalent.
GOODBYE DR TIM
This month we said our final goodbyes to Dr Tim.
He wanted to leave a message just to thank everyone that he had the pleasure of meeting and treating over these last few years. He said It had been a great delight and that he'll miss you all! As a parting gift here at the clinic we had a caricature drawn to express exactly how great it was having Tim around. Being one Chiro down both Brett & Dan will be bumping up their hours.
MAY ISSUE 2016
Another month down and what a busy month we've had - complete with 3 public holidays in a row! Firstly the Dalby Show, then Anzac Day and then of course the Picnic Races that saw so many of you scrub up so nicely! In this months newsletter we've got some great recipe idea for you to treat your Mum this Mothers day. Also, there's an article on the importance of your gut bacteria, how to tell if it has an imbalance and what to do to fix it!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!
GOODBYE DR TIM HARRISON
This month we are sadly saying goodbye to the wonderful Dr Tim, it has been amazing having you around the clinic for the past 2 years, and he will be sorely missed. Whilst he's leaving us, he's not leaving the Chiropractic world. So if your holidaying around Byron Bay or Lennox Heads area, be sure to look Tim up as he'll be working part-time in Ballina with a colleague (Clinic No. 0427 011 911). Tim plans on continuing his tutoring work with Osteopathic students at university in Lismore, as it's his way of giving back to the profession that has given him so much over the years. Aside that, you may find him careening down a mountain on a bike or catching a wave at Lennox Heads. A massive THANKYOU and Good-bye Timbo!!
Dr Tim's last day will be the 26th of May, so if you're looking for one last appointment don't leave your run too late! (or you'll have to 'settle' for Dr Dan or Dr Brett).
APRIL ISSUE 2016
We are officially into the second quarter of this year! School holidays are finally finished and Dr Dan has officially landed back in the country. We have been fortunate to see warm weather this autumn, albeit with little rain. The inevitable cold snap will soon see us rugged up in our woollens again.
Here's a few tips on how to keep the Flu at bay this season:
Eat, Sleep, Rest, Drink- One of the greatest ways to keep your body healthy is to eat well (Cutting out Sugars, Dairy and Grains), sleep well (getting between six and nine hours a night), allow rest breaks from your hectic schedule each day and to drink plenty of water (25ml per kilo of body weight). Dehydration, stress, lack of sleep and malnutrition all take their toll on the body and the immune system, making you a ripe host for all sorts of bugs. Listen to what body tells you.
Just a quick note that the clinic will be closed on the two public holidays this month, the Dalby Show Holiday (15th) and Anzac Day (25th).
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MARCH ISSUE 2016
Easter is just around the corner, which means the Easter Bunny will soon be delivering his chocolate goodies. We all know chocolate isn't the best thing to give our kids in abundance, that's why we've attached a great article on a few healthier options for this time of year and the best thing is your kiddies won't know the difference! But if you do end up eating so much chocolate that you cant move off the couch, then you know where to find us!
HEALTHY EASTER TIPS AND TREATS
Instead of an easter-egg hunt, make it a TREASURE hunt!
My mother and father used to do this when I was a child. For my birthday, instead of lots of presents, they would leave me a trail of little notes and clues that lead me to one present at the end. I remember one year the trail led to a gift in the bottom of the pool and I had to dive in and fetch it. The memory of this experience was as joyful if not more so, than the gift itself (which ironically in this instance was a non-waterproof watch).
The point of this version of ‘the hunt’ is to give you some options. If your child is already on the low sugar bandwagon then they may be happy to forgo the traditional chocolate egg entirely in favour of something new and different. However if they are still very keen on the conventional chocolate egg and it’s you as the parent that is trying to encourage a new way of eating as a family, then rather than eradicate chocolate from the equation completely, this version of the game will help minimize the chocolate consumption so the kids aren’t climbing the walls and swinging from the rafters. There will just be one egg awaiting as the end prize.
In the rare and wonderful case that it’s the child who is instigating the change in the family, please honour them by trying something new for their sake and watch their little face beam with pride in the knowledge that they are heard and can in fact change the world around them.
Start with a pen and some gift tags or note paper. Go around the house or garden and leave the little tags with clues as to where the next tag and clue can be found. Write a hint or a rhyme or a poem on each tag as you go and maybe tie it to a simple object or gift such as a flower in the garden, or a seashell found on holidays or your childs favourite toy.
The final clue should lead to the location of the ‘prize’ which can be whatever your child might value most right now; egg or gift.
Chocolate Egg Alternatives.
If you’d like to try your hand at a chocolate free alternative to the conventional easter egg, try this recipe below. Be aware, you may need to adjust quantities depending on the size of your egg mould so use your own equivalent estimates should you need to.
CACAO MOUSSE EGG.
2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 avocado
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- Egg shaped mould
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and whizz until smooth, light and foamy.
- Pour into each half of your egg shaped mould.
- Press two halves of mould together and click shut or hold together with clothes pegs.
- Tip the egg mould in a very gentle swirling motion to make sure the edges of the mould are all evenly covered in the mixture.
- Place in the freezer to set overnight.
- Note: You may not get this right the first time and that’s ok as it can be tricky. Be prepared to give it a go and eggs-periment!
DR DAN IN THAILAND
Just a quick note that Dr Dan will be going on holidays in Thailand on the 21st of March and will not be back until the 12th of April. Brett and Tim will be covering all his hours so we'll have no problems booking you in for your treatments.
FEBRUARY ISSUE 2016
Thank you for signing up to Dalby Chiro's newsletter. We'll be endeavouring to keep you up to date with all things chiropractic in our monthly email. 2016 is shaping up to be a hectic year already; with the kids back at school, sports beginning to kick off, the all important council elections around the corner and not to mention our golf day later this year. We hope that you find our newsletter relevant and interesting to which end we would encourage you send us any ideas or topics you may be interested in hearing more about. Chances are if you're curious about something you're probably not alone! A wise-man (Brett) once said "The only silly question is one not asked!".
'THE COCONUT WATER CRAZE'
1 cup (135 g) sunflower seeds
½ cup (90 g) flax seeds
½ cup (65 g) hazelnuts or almonds
1½ cups (145 g) rolled oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
4 tbsp psyllium seed husks (or 3 tbsp psyllium husk powder)
1 tsp fine grain sea salt (add ½ tsp if using coarse salt)
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp melted coconut oil or ghee
1½ cups (350 ml) water
Resting time 2 hours
In a flexible, silicon loaf pan combine all dry ingredients, stirring well. Whisk maple syrup, oil and water together in a measuring cup. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix very well until everything is completely soaked and dough becomes very thick (if the dough is too thick to stir, add one or two teaspoons of water until the dough is manageable). Smooth out the top with the back of a spoon. Let sit out on the counter for at least 2 hours, or all day or overnight. To ensure the dough is ready, it should retain its shape even when you pull the sides of the loaf pan away from it.
Preheat oven to 175°C. Place loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove bread from loaf pan, place it upside down directly on the oven rack and bake for another 30-40 minutes. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool completely before slicing (difficult, but important).
Store bread in a tightly sealed container for up to five days. Freezes well too – slice before freezing for quick and easy toast!
• You rule the bread, not the other way around. Dump all the ingredients into the loaf pan, stir, and let it sit for a couple hours. Or overnight. Or all day. Or however long or short you find convenient.
• If you don’t have hazelnut, you could use almonds. If you don’t like oats, you could use rolled spelt. Out of maple syrup? Use honey! See where I am going with this? The only thing I will emphasize is to replace the ingredients in the same proportion and with a similar ingredient for the best results. The rest is your call
Dr Tim's Favourite recipe at the moment. This loaf uses whole grains, nuts, and seeds. It is high in protein. It is incredibly high in fibre. It is gluten-free and vegan. Everything gets soaked for optimal nutrition and digestion. I will go so far as to say that this bread is good for you. (Can be made without the maple syrup and Ghee)
FAREWELL TO BEAU WEEDON
This month we will be saying goodbye to our longest serving chiropractic assistant Beau Weedon, as he starts back up at University to finish his degree in Osteopathy. We wish him the very best in his studies. Beau started with Dr Dan at Rangeville Family Chiropractic in Toowoomba when he was 17, and even then he was interested in a career in Chiropractic/Osteopathy. He completed a BSc in Toowoomba and then after a short hiatus started his post grad studies in Osteopathy. Many of our patients know and love Beau and he will be sorely missed here at Dalby Chiro. Hopefully he will do some vacation work out here between semesters at Uni. We all know he will become a great healer and Osteopath.