November 2016 update from MNMC
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In this issue:
1    H.. H... Hayfever!
2    Update your contact details
3    Emma's Bliss Balls - a delicious protein snack!
4    Visit your local Farmer's Market
5     November Product Special



MNMC Naturopath Chantelle Bazerghi provides insight into the sniffley, snuffley, super annoying hayfever! 

Thanks to the rain this Spring we are blessed with even more flowers than ever! But with flowers comes more hayfever! 

One of the best way to reduce hayfever symptoms is to boost your overall immune health so the body can fight off those bits of pollen that fly up our noses and into our eyes without causing an over-reaction/allergy. 

Foods to boost immunity and reduce allergic reactions are those high in vitamin C, like kiwi fruit, citrus, fresh sprouts, berries, dark leafy greens, broccoli and red peppers. 

Foods that are high in histamines may also increase allergies including cheese, wine, beer, processed meats, pickled foods and smoked fish or meats. 

But if your hayfever is severe you may require herbal support to balance the immune response, if so please contact one of our amazing Naturopaths who are all very experienced helping people treat allergies and intolerances. Herbal medicine can be used instead of or with antihistamines to control symptoms over Spring and Summer and are best started before your symptoms are at their worst. 
Do you need to update your contact details?

When moving house there are so many things to do - the one thing you may have forgotten to do is update your contact details with us! It's important that your practitioner has your current address, phone numbers and email address in case they need to contact you.

Please email the clinic on or contact Reception on (03) 9686 2566 and provide your new phone number/s, email address and postal address.

Emma's Bliss Balls

Makes 20

Recipe courtesy of MNMC Naturopath Emma Berry


½ -1 cup raw almonds
¼ cup cacao nibs
½ cup of warm water
4 scoops of chocolate Shake It protein powder
2 tbsp of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
2/3 cup of shredded coconut.

Combine almonds and water in a food processor and grind. 
Add to the mixing bowl along with protein powder, cacao nibs and cocoa. 
Mix until well combined (add more water if necessary). 
Spread coconut flakes on a plate and roll balls.
*Chocolate Shake It protein powder is available to purchase from MNMC.

It is certainly a great time of year for fresh produce now that Summer is nearly here! This also means that Christmas is fast approaching... While not everyone enjoys the really warm weather, here at MNMC we love that there is so much fresh produce around at the moment! Perfect to use in those morning smoothies and lunch time salads. Our favourite smoothie recipe at the moment is Ange's Super Green Smoothie, courtesy of our own Naturopath, Angela Smith! 

The best place to get your fruit and veggies is at your local market.  Not only is everything super fresh, it's cheap and your grocer is knowledgeable about what is in season. If you go later in the day, you can also get some incredible bargains! 

It is always best, where possible, to purchase organic produce. Since it is free from pesticides and other nasty chemicals, this helps with reducing the toxic load placed on our bodies. Organic produce is generally more expensive, so if you are on a budget leading up to Christmas, there are smarter ways to shop to ensure that you are getting more bang for your buck!

Certain fruits and vegetables are more contaminated with pesticides. These are known as the Dirty Dozen. Pesticides are toxic by design, with some research suggesting that they are linked to a wide range of health conditions. Where possible, it is best to spend a few extra dollars on purchasing organic varieties of these fruits and vegetables. On the contrary, the Clean Fifteen refers to produce that is least contaminated by pesticide use. So while organic produce is preferred, it is not as necessary for these particular foods. Click here for our handy pocket guide!

Farmer's Markets have really increased in popularity in recent years. Not sure where your nearest Farmer's Market is? Click here to search. 

Alternatively, next time you come in to the clinic for an appointment, why not visit Queen Victoria Market and pick up the freshest fruits and vegetables? The Produce section of the market is open Tuesdays & Thursdays (6am - 2pm), Fridays (6am - 5pm), Saturdays (6am - 3pm) and Sundays (9am - 4pm).

Located only 3 blocks away from MNMC, it's a short stroll before/after your appointment. If driving, we suggest parking near the clinic as the roads closer to Queen Victoria Market can be quite busy. Just remember that you will need to carry everything back to the car!

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Confirming Your Appointment
To allow us to accommodate all of our clients schedules, and ensure follow up appointments can be booked in an optimal time frame, if appointments are not confirmed you may risk losing the scheduled time with the practitioner.

MNMC go to significant lengths to ensure all clients are reminded of their appointment times, and in return we simply ask that our other clients and practitioners are respected by adhering to the confirmation policy.

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