No Naughties… An insight into DoTerra Essential Oils At The Chiropractic Works, we are focussed on creating a community that you can learn from and increase your knowledge to make healthy choices in your life. Whether this is Chiropractic care with us, remedial massage with John, Andrew or Robyn or Podiatry with Kristian, we strive to provide you with a platform for your health. Outside of seeing a practitioner, taking care of your health is just as important within your home. This is why we want you to meet Nancy, founder of No Naughties (no_naughties) on instagram. A feature profile, where Nancy shares her own personal experiences and journey to incorporating Do Terra Essential Oil into her families healthy lifestyle choices. To learn more about No Naughties, we reached out to Nancy with a few questions, including how you to can get started with using essential oils at your home, some tips to use oils during Winter and a go-to recipe. How did your passion start for no naughties and where did the name, no naughties come from? Well to be honest, the name came about before I discovered the oils. My sister-in-law was battling an aggressive Cancer and I felt helpless in what I could do for her. Upon her diagnosis she instantly changed her diet and lifestyle. I began making her vegan treats as she loved her sweets, and stopped eating any form of refined sugar. I had no previous experience in making these raw treats, so I’d google recipes, make and take her something new to enjoy every day or two. My repertoire of recipes was building and one day my partner turned to me and said “why don’t you start selling your treats at markets?”. My passion was not in this, however as I wasn’t working at the time I thought ‘why not”. I set up a stall at a couple of markets in Melbourne and I’d pretty much sell out of my treats. It was then, when heading to the market, I thought I need a name for this and came up with No Naughties – as there was definitely no naughty ingredients in any of my treats. I registered that name and went with it. And the oils? When I finally discovered the oils and had so many personal (depression began to subside, I began actually getting some sleep and my…Read More
As the seasons changes from hot Summer nights to cooler evenings, so does the seasonal produce and there is nothing better than buying fruit and vegetables that are in season. By eating food that is currently in season, not only do you get to enjoy the freshest food that generally tastes better, it’s also often easier on the bank account. What is the Seasonal Produce for Autumn? The Adelaide Farmers Market guide shares what is in season for early Autumn (March/April) and we have listed a few below, but you can click here for a full guide of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Once you have read through the seasonal produce below, be sure to follow us on social media for inspiration of season recipes using the latest seasonal produce. Seasonal Produce for Autumn Autumn Fruits Apples Blackberries Figs Grapes Pears Rhubarb Rockmelons Strawberries Valencia oranges Watermelon Autumn Vegetables Asian greens Beetroot Broccoli Zucchini Pumpkin SpinachRead More
Make Working from Home, Work For You In these unprecedented times, many of our patients and members of our South Australian community may find themselves working from home for an indefinite period of time. While we are all trying to do our bit to stay safe and protect the vulnerable in our community, we also must create spaces at home that support our health and wellbeing. We at The Chiropractic Works are here to help. If you need some guidance on how to make working from home, work for you, here are some simple tips you can start using today. Routine Set yourself a routine, much like you would if you were still going to work every day. Wake up at the same time every morning, eat meals regularly and set aside time to exercise to help maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. Set up a productive space If you have a separate study in your home then look no further, but for many a work set up will usually be on the kitchen table. Try to avoid working on your bed or on the couch so you can separate work from relaxation at the end of the day. Get the ergonomics right in your workspace by bringing an ergonomic/supportive chair to the table and sitting with your feet either flat on the floor or supported by a footrest. Arms should be relaxed by your side (wrist straight when using mouse and elbows at 90-110deg when typing), with you posture relaxed and tall. If there is an opportunity to be at a standing desk, even better, as this will be helpful for most people. If standing, maintain an upright relaxed posture and use a footrest. Your eyes should be looking straight ahead at your screen and if you’re working off a laptop, you can do this by having a separate mouse and keyboard and elevating your screen, to help keep your posture straight. Take breaks While it’s easy to get lost in the hours of work, it’s important to remember to give both your mind and body a much-needed break. Every 30 minutes or so, get up and do a little stretch or something quick and active like 10 squats or star-jumps. As long as you’re moving! The Straighten Up app is also a great tool to help get you moving and improving your posture. The app developed by the Australian Chiropractors…Read More
IMMUNE BOOSTING TIPS COVID-19 or not, taking care of our immune systems and giving them a little extra boost can never hurt, and now is a good time to see if there is anything extra you could be doing to give your immune system an extra helping hand. Here are our top tips to boost your immune system Support your gut health… Boost your good bacteria by taking a good quality PROBIOTIC and eating fermented foods Stay hydrated, 30ml of WATER per kg of body weight is a rough guide to provide your body with what it needs to function well Prioritise SLEEP where possible, this is when our body repairs and regenerates Eat plenty of nutritious fresh food, fill your trolley with FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, eat all the colours of the rainbow, decrease processed food and added sugars Get outdoors, breath in the FRESH AIR and take-in the glorious Vitamin D from the sunshine Add some SUPPLEMENTS to your diet, Vitamin C and Zinc, speak to your practitioner about what you could be taking to give your Immune System extra punch Reduce stress, you might like to meditate, or practice yoga, use your posture pole, or talk to your people, smile at a stranger, BODY MOVEMENT, whatever it takes to increase the happy hormones in your body, these are very powerful tools in the fight against illness We recommend chatting with our team at your next appointment about each of these tips to see what could be right for you. Alternatively, our practitioners are available to talk to you over the phone* to learn more about your health and discuss boosting immunity. Please call our team if you would like to make an appointment and you can read more here about the new initiatives we have introduced to provide a safe space during Covid-19. Henley Beach – 08 8235 1922 Norwood – 08 8363 5773 Normanville – 08 8558 3834 *Our practitioners are unable to recommend supplements over the phone.Read More
When you’re on the go, it’s important to kick start the day with some good quality fuel for your body. Dr. Annika has recently met with naturopath, Patti Worcester and was recommended this green smoothie recipe to keep her going throughout the day.
It’s simple to make with no instructions needed as you just need to place all ingredients into your blender, thermomix, etc and blend all together.Read More
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it kick starts our energy levels for the day and sets us up for a healthy day of eating. However, finding a healthy breakfast that you not only love but is also quick and easy for you to enjoy can be the hardest part.Read More
Who doesn’t love a choc chip cookie? Whether it’s for the kids or a healthy treat to have when you’re enjoying some ‘me’ time with a cup of tea, you will love these choc chip cookies from Wholefood Simply.Read More
Today, in our busy lifestyles as we race around from place to place, it’s easy to forget to dedicate time to looking after our bodies, both the emotional and the physical sides. And with such limited time, when it comes to a massage it can often be considered a luxury to find the time or you might think it’s something you can go without.Read More
It’s no secret that we enjoy many of the recipes from nutritionist Cyndy O’Meara founder of Changing Habits and this Chicken soup recipe is no different. Not only is it delicious and you will enjoy every mouth full, but it’s packed full of nutrients using ingredients to boost your immune system. Perfect as we head into the Winter months.Read More
Chiropractors Supporting the Sporting Spine at the Commonwealth Games
Thousands of athletes from around the world are in the final stages of preparation for the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Did you know that many athletes and sporting professionals incorporate chiropractic care into their overall wellness regimen?
With the Australian love of sport, chiropractors regularly come across sporting-related ailments and provide care to patients who participate in sport.Read More