R U OK? Day 13 September 2018 by Shannon Moule (Clinical Psychologist)

Christina ReynoldsPsychology, special events, Uncategorized

In 2016, 2,866 people died from suicide in Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017). It’s estimated that every day we lose 8 Australians to suicide and 30 people attempt to end their lives everyday (Lifeline, 2018). Rates of suicide are generally three times higher for males, rural and regional dwellers, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Mindframe National Media … Read More

Stroke Awareness Week and Blood Pressure (Part A) by Tania Logan (Dietitian)

Ilze GroblerDietetics

This week is Stroke Awareness week, and this year we want to encourage everyone to see how easy it is to fit healthy habits into their day to reduce their risk of a stroke.  The Stroke Foundation has lots of helpful information on their website at www.strokefoundation.org.au. Blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure is the … Read More

Welcoming Naturopath, Carine Pieterse to our Zesty team

Ilze GroblerNaturopathy, Uncategorized

A warm welcome to Carine Pieterse, Naturopath / Clinical Nutritionist who will be joining the Zest Infusion team in June / July. Carine welcomes appointments on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Q. Tell us about yourself I am a passionate Natural Health professional with 17 years of clinical experience. As a qualified Naturopath, I have a special interest in providing holistic, natural care … Read More

8 Lifestyle Tips To Reduce the Risk of Cancer – by Tania Logan, Dietitian & Diabetes Educator

Ilze GroblerDietetics & Diabetes Education

Cancer can affect anyone, but we know that some people are at a higher risk of developing cancer than others.  A new report has confirmed the link between cancer risk and lifestyle factors like food intake, physical activity and weight. This report, by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, is a comprehensive analysis of … Read More

10 ways to improve your heart health

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

  This week is Heart Week and the focus this year is on the benefits of physical activity on heart health.  The Heart Foundation has a wealth of information on their website at www.heartfoundation.org.au/campaigns/heartweek. Changing your food intake can also help improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease.  Here are my top 10 ways that you … Read More

Compassion Focused Therapy Explained – by Shannon Moule, Clinical Psychologist

Christina ReynoldsPsychology, Self-Compassion, Uncategorized

 The Dalai Lama often stresses that if you want others to be happy – focus on compassion; if you want to be happy yourself – focus on compassion (Dalai Lama 1995, 2001)   Around the same time last year I wrote an article on a therapeutic approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  In that article I focused on explaining … Read More

Art and music therapy are fun, creative ways to help your recovery – written by Michelle Peterson from Recovery Pride

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

Michelle Peterson, who has been in recovery for several years, has approached us at Zest Infusion to help spread the word about how art therapy can help people suffering from addiction in their recovery process.  Michelle has started her own website RecoveryPride.org to help eliminate the stigma placed on those who struggle with addiction. Her site emphasizes that the journey to sobriety should … Read More

Using food as a reward – not a recipe for success by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education

I was at an athletics carnival a few years ago, and heard a child boasting that she would be allowed to have one dessert over the coming week for every personal best she achieved in her events that day. I was absolutely astounded, but I probably shouldn’t have been. While the details are not always the same, this situation is … Read More