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Tips for having a healthy Easter

Monique Bolland - Tuesday, April 03, 2012

With Easter coming up it can be easy to let your health slide as you're tempted by rows and rows of chocolate eggs. Here are some tips to beating the sugar cravings and having a healthier Easter.

Don't let sugar cravings get the better of you
Sugar cravings are usually caused by hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Your body is basically craving energy, and the fastest energy source is sugar. Keep your energy levels stable throughout the day by eating small, regular meals and the urge to reach for that Easter egg should be held at bay. Meals should have a balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat to help regulate the speed at which the sugars enter your blood stream.

Dark Chocolate - bitter is better
Chocolate is made up of cocoa, sugar, milk, cocoa butter, oils and flavourings. The raw ingredient, the cocoa bean, is full of anti-oxidants and actually pretty healthy. The darker the chocolate, the more bitter. This means a higher cocoa content; and less sugar, nasties and fillers.

Go organic
Organic chocolate (as with everything) tends to have far less ingredients and fewer of the flavours and preservatives that give commercial chocolate its long shelf life. It's more expensive than your average egg but try to go for quality, not quantity, this Easter – your body will thank you for it!

Try carob
For a healthy chocolate alternative, try carob eggs. Carob, like chocolate, is processed from the bean of a plant, dried, fermented, and ground into powder. It has a chocolaty taste and consistency but without the caffeine found in chocolate. Carob is naturally sweeter than cocoa so Easter eggs will contain less added sugar. It is also high in calcium and vitamins, and much lower in fat and calories than traditional chocolate. If you are looking for help with sustainable weight loss, or to embark on a detox program, or just for some general personalized nutritional guidelines, come and see one of our naturopaths who can tailor a program to suit you lifestyle and expectations.

Formostar for arthritis

Monique Bolland - Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We have a special offer on Formostar body wraps tomorrow which got me thinking about the multitude of benefits from this piece of equipment. At this time of year, with Summer on the way, most people are coming for the body contouring and weight loss benefits. One session will burn up to 1,200 calories and help to wear away Winter’s spare tyre.

What is often forgotten is that Alkaline’s Formostar is a medically listed device for pain relief and healing. I came across this Channel 10 News clip that showcases one woman’s first hand experience at the benefits of Formostar body wraps for arthritis sufferers.

Gunnar Peterson speaks about Endermologie

Monique Bolland - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's Spring tomorrow - time to banish those bumps in time for Summer. We found this video testimonial about Endermologie (also known as Lipomassage) from celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson. He talks about how Endermologie/Lipomassage can compliment your fitness and regime to give you the perfect Summer body.

Welcome to the Alkaline Blog

Monique Bolland - Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Welcome to our very first Alkaline blog.

There have been some big additions to Alkaline lately so we thought we should give you a quick update on all the improvements we have made.

First up – you have obviously already noticed the updated website. Check out the Online Shopping section if you need to top up on products like Alkaline Water or Vital Greens between visits.

We heard your cries for after work appointments and are now open until 8pm Monday to Thursday. We also have increased our Colon Hydrotherapy days, as promised, and are now offering colonics Monday through till Saturday.

New staff members include Douglas, general manager, massage and beauty therapist; River, remedial massage; and Erin, a qualified Naturopath, Colon Hydrotherapist and Hemaview Technician.

Which brings us to our newest toy – the Hemaview live blood screening tool. One drop of your blood and the technician can accurately assess various factors contributing to your current state of health – on a TV screen right in front of your eyes. From the findings we can tailor holistic programs to suit your needs, as well as monitor your progress along the way.

That’s enough for now… take your time to have a look around the new site and we’ll keep you updated as there are big things going on at Alkaline this year!
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