June 2016 update from Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic 
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In this issue:

  • Men's Health Week - special offer from MNMC

  • Delicious Mexican Chicken and Rice recipe

  • June Specials - discounts off the Shake It Recipe Book and Eco Tan products


How good are appointment reminders!

We have an awesome reminder service at MNMC where you receive: 
- an SMS reminder direct to your mobile 3-days before your appointment 
- an email reminder 1-day before you appointment

All you have to do to confirm your appointment is reply back to the SMS with a Y, or respond to the email if that is easier for you. Your responses come straight back to our system and we can automatically confirm your appointment!

Just a reminder, so we can keep it fair for all of our clients and practitioners we have a 24-hour cancellation policy. That is if you need to cancel or move your appointment we require minimum 24-hours notice otherwise a fee may apply.



MNMC Men's Health Promotion

For the month of June 2016, MNMC is offering a great package to all the guys out there who think it is about time for a health check up! They may have a health concern that they are keen to address or simply due for a little extra care and attention towards their HEALTH.


This offer is available to all men new to MNMC! Ladies this is a great opportunity to send your loved ones in who need to focus a little attention on their health. Concerns may include:

                               Healthy, Vitality and Well-being
                               Energy and BMI
                               Attention and Concentration
                               Tension and Stress
                               Heart Health - Cardiovascular and Blood Pressure 

For the special price of $200:

Initial Naturopath Consultation (75 minutes, normally $175.00)
Initial Chiropractic Consultation
(30 minutes, normally $80.00)
Remedial Massage Consultation
(60 minutes, normally $75.00)

*Terms and conditions apply
*Appointments must be booked and attended in the month of June 2016.


Our Microbiome, Digestive
and Overall Health

Written by Naturoapth Lina Capovilla
Did you know that within your digestive tract, thousands of microflora live in delicate balance to support your health?
There are trillions of microbes consisting of bacteria, fungi and viruses that live within your body with 95% residing in the digestive tract. This article will focus on your digestive microbiome and the impact it has on health.
Our microbiome is profoundly connected to health and when in balance, these microbes are intrinsic to our immune system, aid digestion, are essential for mood modulation as certain neurotransmitters or brain chemicals are manufactured here. They also activate genes, synthesize important vitamins, support detoxification and more.
Damage to the microbiome, called Dysbiosis, can contribute to wide reaching health issues including digestive problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel disease, autoimmune diseases, stress and mood imbalances, obesity, inflammation, memory/cognitive issues, autism and overall health.
This delicate balance of our microbiome is effected by our diet and lifestyle, with our ability to thrive depending on how well we cultivate and maintain a healthy internal ecosystem to optimize health from the inside.
So what can we do to preserve our gut health?
Consume a varied, wholefoods diet including lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and pure, clean water. Insoluble plant fibre is essential food for our microbiome, as are foods high in inulin found in leeks, onions, artichokes, lentils and oats. Fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi as they are prebiotics are also beneficial, and provide additional micro-organisms.

Diets high in processed and refined foods, artificial flavours and colours and sugar, perpetuate dysbiosis and contribute to the growth of pathogenic microbes, which can further impair our health.  Alcohol, coffee, normal tea and sugary drinks are detrimental to our microbiome whilst putting extra stress on our liver.
Medications particularly antibiotics, poor diet, stress, dietary and environmental toxins are major factors which contribute to altering our microbiome.
For help with your digestion, overall health, and your microbiome directly, Lina Capovilla and our naturopathic team can assist you with uncovering the causes of your health issue and support you to regain your health and well-being.

Call reception on (03) 9686 2566 to make an appointment.
Receive $30 off your supplements!
We love nothing more than giving back to our amazing clients! We have created a number of ways to thank you with reward vouchers than can be used towards your next supplement purchase.

All you need to do is: 

Refer a friend or family member to see a naturopath at MNMC
and you will receive a
$30 reward voucher!


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Mexican Chicken
and Rice 

(Gluten free, Dairy free and Paleo friendly)

Recipe and image courtesy of
Elana's Pantry 

The word cauliflower can scare some people off certain dishes, however we promise this is a delicious addition to your Men's Health Week menu. 

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup celery, finely diced
1 head cauliflower, trimmed
115g green chillies, diced
450g chicken breast, grilled and diced into 2-3 cm pieces
1 teaspoon sea salt
Ground cumin, oregano and chilli powder (to taste)
1 avocado
(grated cheese and salsa if desired)

1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
2. Sauté onions for 10 minutes, until soft.
3. Add celery to skillet and sauté for 5 minutes.
4. Place cauliflower in a food processor with the "S" blade and process until the texture of rice.
5. Add cauliflower to skillet, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes until soft.
6. Mix chillies and chicken into skillet.
7. Stir in salt, cumin, oregano and chilli powder.
8. Serve, topping with avocado, cheese and salsa (if desired).
For more recipes like this make sure you check out The Shake It Recipe Book (available at MNMC now) and the recipes section on our website (click here). 

Special Offers

The Shake It Recipe Book
The perfect inspiration for healthy cooking!

Now only $15!

Invisible Tan and Winter Skin
- by EcoTan

To help celebrate winning numerous awards, we are offering:
10% off
tanning products


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