Issue 105

How to be a Slim Santa:with St Andrews Weight Management Clinic!

Christmas time usually leads to New Year's resolutions of weight loss. Moderation is the key to being trim.


When we are busy, stressed or socialising, we often eat more than we should. It is important to practise mindful eating and listen if our stomach is full. Make a rule that when you eat, you sit and savour, however, not at the nibbles' table. When having nibbles, control the amount you eat by putting some on a small plate or napkin. Avoid extra helpings. Only eat things you really enjoy rather than wasting calories on foods just because they are there.

Serving size

Eat mostly lower calorie foods like prawns, lean meats, turkey, strawberries, salads and only a small amount of treats. Compensate for the larger Christmas meal with lighter meals for the rest of the day but don't starve yourself.


Encourage the family to take a walk, a game of backyard cricket, or a swim to help balance the increased food energy with some fat burning.

Low fat foods

If you have a favourite Christmas treat, don't compromise with a lower fat alternative, just have a smaller amount.

Christmas parties

If you can eat a healthy snack before going to a party, you have a better chance at moderation. If you eat dessert, it should be only the size of a deck of cards. Don't feel pressured to eat, YOU have to live with the consequences. Avoid cruisers, breezers, coolers or softdrink mixers. They contain the equivalent energy of 2 pieces of bread.

Remember don't overreact if you put on a small amount of weight, you're not back to square one.

For more information, contact St Andrew's Weight Management Clinic on 3833 0000 for a FREE appointment -


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Every week leading up to Xmas we will be featuring great businesses that have great Gift Ideas. Each business also has a great special that will add even more value to your gift.

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Massage Therapy

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5 massages for $250 and 10 for $500!

Skin Care

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Nancy Evans - Organic Rosehip Rose Royale Perfume 15ml $65.00 only $50.00 Remedica - Clair Visage 50ml $49.00 only $39.00

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Fitness Equipment

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Effective Colon Hydrotherapy:with Carol Kunowski!!

Constipation and its complications would account for the largest proportion of the reasons why a Colon Therapist is sort after. It is not uncommon to have a patient come along, believing that one bowel movement per week or even less was "normal" or "acceptable". This group in fact often have a completely exhausted large intestine with little peristaltic reflex.

In many cases, a skilled therapist with good machinery will be able to reverse this situation quickly by encouraging gentle passing of impacted material within the large intestine, exercising the colon muscles, and often infusing oxygenated treatment fluid and so stimulating sustainable activity of the large intestine.

Colon Therapy is generally very successful long term, especially when a series of treatments are undertaken. They may require the odd follow up treatment throughout the ensuing months. One needs to remember that it may take several months for a colon to become sluggish and exhausted, trying to deal with its own waste material, so persistence and patience are a virtue if you are looking a long-term, therapeutic result.

Other clients would have a varying number of treatments for many different individual reasons, including conditions like colitis and diverticulosis. These two conditions alone affect a significant number in this country.

How much treatment fluid actually enters the large intestine during a treatment?

On average, very little volume (2ltr to 5ltr) using a FULLY ENCLOSED SYSTEM. The vast percentage of water that is used simply bypasses the colon at the speculum, assisting waste away from the patient.

It is very important that the therapist use proper amounts of water, too much and treatment may be uncomfortable. Administering small, highly monitored amounts of treatment fluid encourages the patient's colon to actually function, moving feculent matter along, rather than exposing the lower bowel to traumatic, high volume evacuations as in the case of high volume machinery. To have a treatment on one of these instruments, a skilled Colon Therapist / Hygienist would be in attendance at all times.

The term "Colon Hydrotherapy" has evolved with the development of machinery that is specifically designed as non-gravity, pressure reduced and fully enclosed from the atmosphere, thus reducing airborne contamination. Even the waste is carried away via a fully enclosed waste line.

Developed modern machinery gives the operator infinite adjustment and monitoring of the incoming treatment fluid, flow rate, temperature, pressure and oxygenation before allowing the treatment fluid to be gently infused into the large intestine via a single use SPECULUM AND TUBE set specifically designed for this modality. Machines generally, are fitted with water treatment units that comprise of sedimentary and carbon / heavy metal filtration plus UV sterilization.

Reduced pressure zone (RPZ) back flow prevention valves are an industry standard at installation time. All colon hydrotherapy instrument installations are recorded with local Health and Water Authorities.


Initial consultation $110 ( save $25) subsequent visits $85 (Save $25)!

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Amazing Introductory Offers:For Natural Health, Fitness & Beauty Businesses!

Check out these great offers from South East Qld's finest health and beauty businesses! - simply click the link and fill out the contact form,

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Short and Sweet: Christmas Morning Muffins!


1 cups sultanas 1/3 cup dried apricots, finely chopped 1/3 cup brandy 185g Australian butter, cubed 1 cups brown sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cups self raising flour 1 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 300g fresh Australian ricotta 2 tablespoons Australian cream 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon cinnamon 20g glace ginger, thinly sliced


1. Soak the sultanas and apricots in the brandy for 20 minutes, until softened. 2. Melt the butter and sugar in a saucepan over a low heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly, then stir in the sultana mixture and eggs. 3. Fold in the flour and spices until well combined. Spoon between 12 x 1/3 cup capacity muffin pans that have been lined with muffins cases. Bake at 180ºC for 15 minutes until golden and cooked through. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Top each cake with a dollop of ricotta mixture and slices of ginger. Drizzle with extra honey if desired. 4. Ricotta Filling: Combine ricotta, honey and cinnamon, set aside until required. Tip: To speed things up Christmas morning, soak the fruit overnight, measure out and weigh other ingredients and sift the dry ingredients.

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Laughter is the best medicine!

You Know You've Had Too Much Holiday Cheer When....

1. You notice your tie sticking out of your fly.

2. Someone uses your tongue for a coaster.

3. You start kissing the portraits on the wall.

4. You see your underwear hanging from the chandelier.

5. You have to hold on to the floor to keep from sliding off.

6. You strike a match and light your nose.

7. You take off your shoes and wade in the potato salad.

8. You hear someone say, "Call a priest!"

9. You hear a duck quacking and it's you.

10. You complain about the small bathroom after emerging from the closet.

11. You refill your glass from the fish bowl.

12. You tell everyone you have to go home... and the party's at your place.

13. You ask for another ice cube and put it in your pocket.

14. You yawn at the biggest bore in the room... and realize you're in front of the hall mirror.

15. You pick up a roll, and butter your watch.

16. You take out your handkerchief and blow your ear.

17. You tell your best joke to the rubber plant.

18. You realize you're the only one under the coffee table

Quote of the week!

"Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.” Bernard Baruch, investor

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