Low FODMAP Garlic-Infused Oil

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Does garlic trigger your IBS or give you unpleasant symptoms? Garlic offers our dishes so much flavour, but for some people it is just not worth suffering the aftermath. Luckily, ‘Garlic-Infused Oil’ is perfectly safe for those with garlic intolerance to use, even when on the FODMAP-elimination phase of your IBS journey! Give this easy recipe a go, how to store … Read More

Black Bean and Berry Brownie by Nadia Lim

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This recipe gets some serious brownie points… it fulfills your chocolate cravings, it’s a little gooey as any good brownie should be, and completely changed my perception of healthy baking (as it will do to you!). Using black beans in the recipe added in extra fibre, which helps fill you up further and feed that gut bacteria as a prebiotic. … Read More

Making Small Changes

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Whether we think about it or not, we have all made changes for better or worse over our lifetimes. Most of the time, these changes occur without us even realising they are happening – especially the ‘bad’ ones! Whether you’re trying to cut down on some indulgences, get fitter, socialise more, or even learn an instrument – the number one … Read More

Madras Meatballs with Fresh Herb Yoghurt Dip

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These Madras Meatballs, both the recipe and photo taken from the fantastic recipes.co.nz site (you can find the link here) can be served as your protein in a lunch/dinner meal, as an entrée for entertainment, or as a snack for when you need a boost! Super fast and easy, and certain to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy! Serves: 8 people … Read More

Beef and Beetroot Burgers

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Adding vegetables in at dinner can be easy with some meals, yet definitely harder with others. Once you’ve got the kumara chips on the side, the fat beef patty and those gorgeous sesame buns to make your burger, there is never enough space for the ‘appropriate’ amount of vegetables. Or is this just me? Well, what if I could tell … Read More

Vitamin C & The Common Cold

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As winter steadily approaches, our noses tend to drip a little more and the trusty Vitamin C tablets come back out of the kitchen cabinet. But how useful is vitamin C when it comes to the common cold, and is it worth its hefty price? Vitamin C plays a role as an antioxidant, assists in wound healing, increases iron absorption … Read More

We have moved and it’s all good!

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After much planning, let alone the trials and tribulations of building and consents, fit-outs and oh so much more our General Practice moved into our much-anticipated brand new purpose-built medical centre facility just down the block to 30 Lincoln Road. As doctor and owner Miriam Martin commented, “It was like moving house on steroids but we’ve made it! And we’re … Read More

Measles Outbreak in Canterbury

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Due to the recent outbreak of measles in the community, Village Health has been inundated with phone calls asking about the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR). The MMR vaccine is given in two divided doses at age 15 months and 4 years. One vaccine will give 95% coverage, and two vaccinations will provide 99 % coverage.   So the priority … Read More

Mindfulness, Not Mindlessness

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It’s fair to say we live busy lives. We go from one thing to the next – whether it’s our jobs, relationships, children, houses, finances… the list goes on! Being mindful in the way we live, interact with people and food can be a way of dealing with all that life stress that just seems to build up. Mindfulness? Mindfulness … Read More

Proud of our Practice Manager

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We are thrilled to announce that Brendan Canton, our General Manager has been awarded the “Practice Manager of the Year 2018″by Practice Managers Association and Administrators NZ (PMAANZ). This prestigious award recognises and rewards a Practice Manager for his or her special contributions to medical, specialist, dental or allied health Practice Management. Up to three finalists, as selected by the … Read More