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All About Health and Wellness Newsletter - May 2019

By Health and Wellness on May 31, 2019



Physiotherapy, Natural Health & Massage



Welcome to your Health & Wellness Expertise ~ Support ~ Results

Welcome back to your health & wellness digest.

Winter is fast approaching us here in Wellington. We hope you are looking after yourself and making sure you're ready for the colder months. If you would like some support in getting your health ready for winter, we can help.

See below for specials on our fantastic Daily Vitamin C and Daily Probiotic, which is a 15 billion multi-strain blend to help boost your immunity, plus our low carb rehydration drink for pre and post exercise. All 3 with a 20% discount this coming month.

Please feel free to share these newsletters with your friends, family and colleagues, and help them gain further insight to their health & wellness, too. 

This month, we'll be talking about magnesium, influenza and the common cold. We will touch on some reasons why you need magnesium in your diet, which form of magnesium is the best for your body and the different symptoms of a cold or flu.

With a better insight, comes better judgement.
With innovative and scientifically-proven treatment we ensure that the service we provide is thorough and accurate.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

John, Paddy, Donna, Pauline, Ali, and Kate.


Feel the power of Magnesium

Reasons why you need magnesium in your diet today!

Did you know most people are not getting enough Magnesium in their diets?
Restless legs, fatigue and muscle twitching (e.g. eye lids) can be signs of low magnesium.  Also, craving chocolate!

Pre and post exercise – everyday ‘sports’ drinks will not cut it regarding a decent amount of magnesium.  We have a low-carb electrolyte replacement fuel with Magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium.  Our clients love how it helps their exercise recovery.

Women are meant to ingest 310 mg/day while Men require 420 mg/day. Doesn't sound like too much does it? Well lets take a look at what you would need to eat daily for this intake to occur.

Roughly one cup of cooked green vegetables,

a handful of nuts, and

a raw cacao smoothie

Low magnesium causes increased stress & fatigue, which leads to an increase in the use and excretion of magnesium, leading to lower magnesium levels. It's a vicious cycle. Stress depletes your magnesium stores but without magnesium stores you become stressed!

Magnesium also helps to prevent bone loss approaching menopause, by reducing the inflammation and free radical damage that can drive bone deterioration occurring post-menopause.

Moreover, magnesium supplementation can help manage conditions such as menstrual cramps, endometriosis and fibroids.  It helps with supporting healthy oestrogen metabolism and clearance, therefore helping restore balance.  It also promotes restful sleep.

What type of Magnesium could you benefit from?
This is an understandable question with so many magnesium supplements to choose from, and important to note, not all forms of magnesium are equal. Look for amino acid chelates, such as magnesium bisglycinate (e.g. Meta Mag®). This has a unique biochemical shape that makes it the most effectively absorbed form of magnesium, which is what you want – magnesium getting to the areas of your body where it is needed most, so you can feel its effects.   This is the formulation we prefer to sell in our Clinic as it doesn’t get absorbed via the gut and therefore doesn’t impact on your bowel.

If you want to find out more about magnesium and its benefits, make an appointment with us today. Click here to book in. 


Is it a cold, is it the flu, no it's Influenza!

Courtesy of Health Navigator NZ

How do you know the difference and how do I know when to seek support? 

Over the shorter, colder days of winter, it's not uncommon to come down with a cold or the flu. A cold is usually a mild illness but the flu can be serious, so it’s good to know the difference.

Colds and influenza, also fondly known of as the flu, both affect your airways and how you breathe. This means they are easily confused with one another. Both colds and flus are caused by viruses. In most people, their immune system will kill the virus, so you can treat colds and most flus at home. Antibiotics are commonly misconceived as helping solve the symptoms of a cold or flu but won’t help as they kill bacteria and not viruses.

We have an amazing anti-viral combination (Andro NK) that will reduce the severity of your cold/flu symptoms if taken at the outset.  We never travel without it! Take a look at it here.

See below for our special on our fantastic Daily Vitamin C and daily probiotic to help boost your immunity.

Signs and Symptoms of a cold include:

  • a sore throat
  • sneezing
  • running nose
  • mild fever.

Even though you may feel tired or have aches, most symptoms are above the neck. After a few days, snot usually becomes thicker and may turn a greenish or yellowish colour.

Muscle pain is uncommon.

Sometimes a cough. 

Prevent the spread by covering your mouth, washing your hands and disposing of tissues in the toilet. Handkerchiefs are unhygienic.

If you are a diagnosed asthmatic, increase your Ventolin intake as prescribed on your individual asthma plan.

Signs and Symptoms of Influenza include:

Sudden onset of:

  • fever (usually high, 38–40 degrees Celsius)
  • shivering
  • muscle aches
  • debilitating tiredness
  • headache (may be severe).

A dry cough may become moist and bed rest is necessary.

When should you seek advice from your health professional?

It’s important to know when to go to the Dr if you or someone you are caring for has flu-like symptoms. As mentioned above, your immune system should kill the virus, so you can treat colds and most flus at home but if you or someone you are caring for displays any of these symptoms below, seek medical support.

  • severe headache or neck pain
  • light hurts your eyes
  • drowsy, floppy or difficult to wake
  • skin rash
  • high fever (38 to 40 degrees Celsius) that doesn’t come down (especially if you are pregnant) or
  • unusual or high-pitched cry.

We are especially interested in dairy or gluten free options that we can share for healthy lunch box options. 



Want to learn more about Magnesium and its powerful affects? 
Book your consult with us below - we'd love to help!

 Call Now 0800 200 299


Naturopathic Vitamin C Powder



We are still offering our fantastic Naturopathic high dose Vitamin C powder (including immune boosting zinc + those crucial bio-flavenoids) for a 20% discount at just $36.00 for 200 gms 

Ingredients - Each 5 ml metric teaspoon contains at least:
Total Vitamin C per serve  --------- 2.96g   (2960mgs)
Ascorbic Acid  ------------------------ 2280mg
Calcium Ascorbate  -----------------  308mg
Magnesium Ascorbate -------------  794mg
Lemon Bioflavonoids  ---------------  1084mg
d-alpha-Tocopherol succinate ----  131mg(equivalent to Vit E 152 IU)
Beta-carotene (natural) -------------  37mg (equivalent to Beta-carotene 2.8mg)
Zinc amino acid chelate  ------------  28mg (equivalent to Zinc 5.6mg)
Natural Orange flavour  -------------  505mg
Citric acid  ------------------------------  393mg
Sodium bicarbonate  -----------------  187mg
Stevia rebaudiana  --------------------  252mg

This product contains NO Yeast, Wheat, Milk/Dairy, Artificial Colour, Artificial Preservatives, Artificial Flavourings or Sugar.


As always, if you have questions or would like to find a time to come in to talk to Paddy, John, Kate, Ali, or Donna, you can enquire online or call us on 0800 200 299.


In the meantime, have a great month, and Healthy Regards, 

John & Paddy.