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Baked Camembert with Walnuts & Figs Recipe

Celebrate fresh fig season with this easy oven recipe. The sweet and savoury flavour of the figs is delicious, and pairs perfectly with the camembert. It looks spectacular – for very little effort! Serve as an appetizer to share, or a party snack. INGREDIENTS &nbs...

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Figuring Out Figs

The edible fig has been around since ancient times – they’re soft, juicy, and a little crunchy as they’re full of tiny seeds. They can be eaten raw or cooked, and are delicious and nutritious. Dried figs are more readily available and taste much sweeter. Fresh figs...

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Common types of chiropractic care

There are currently over 5,000 chiropractors practicing within Australia. Extensive university education, clinical practice, and ongoing study all combine to produce the different approaches chiropractors use. There are over 100 adjustment types to choose from. Regardless of...

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Massage: types and benefits

Have you wondered if massage therapy might compliment your chiropractic care? Or felt curious about what massage is or what it does, and how it might help? Massage therapy involves manipulating the body’s soft tissues, including the muscles, fascia, fibrous tissues, ligaments...

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Blueberries: truly delicious and nutritious!

Whether in pancakes, yoghurt, muffins or jam, blueberries are an amazing fruit, absolutely bursting with goodness. Blueberries are native to North America but are now grown around the world, including Australia. They grow from shrubs; the farmed ‘highbush’ varieties produce...

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Good Health Tuna Salad

Health and happiness – all in one bowl. Serves 6-8. ...

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Can alcohol cause weight gain?

Everyone knows the health risks associated with high alcohol consumption – the effects go beyond risky behaviour and hangovers. High alcohol intake is associated with many chronic health conditions. You could also be adding weight problems to that.  We’ve all seen the...

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Weight matters when it comes to joint pain

When we consider joint pain, obesity is generally not the first thought that springs to mind. Yet carrying excess weight is closely associated with an increase in musculoskeletal pain; particularly in the lumbar spine and knees. If it’s not dealt with, the pain can accelerate t...

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Managing your stress can boost your health!

Are you feeling stressed, lonely or sad? Don't be surprised if you become ill. Research has shown that our state of mind affects our health.  Our lives today can be filled with stressors such as financial worries, relationship problems, work issues, loneliness and health ...

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Kale, Broccoli & Cheese Quiche With Sweet Potato ‘Crust’ 

The crispy ‘crust’ of roasted sweet potato adds a healthy twist to a delicious, calcium and protein-filled dish. INGREDIENTS  Base   2 large orange sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced  4 tsp olive oil  Filling  1 medium onion, f...

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Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Now that we’re in the middle of winter it might be time to think about your vitamin D intake. Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient – one of its most important functions is to help grow and maintain strong bones and teeth. Some research has shown that vitamin D can also hel...

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Being smart about salt

Taking a closer look at the salt you get in your diet might surprise you. If you don’t keep track of your sodium intake, it could be time to start.  Salt, also known as Sodium chloride or NaCl, is a chemical compound which is found in our foods. Both of the components...

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Sugary drinks & childhood obesity

What you can do to help your child  Obesity-related illness is higher than ever throughout the Westernised world, and it’s becoming more of a problem for our children.  Obesity is fast becoming a health crisis; it’s a high risk factor for many serious illnesse...

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Lighten up! The burden of the school backpack

As school heads back for another year it’s the ideal time to consider your child’s backpack. Is it fitted correctly? Too heavy? Could it be damaging their spine and health?  Our posture is affected by the size, weight, and the way we carry our bags. Research shows tha...

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Should I expect pain relief in the first few treatments?

Not yet feeling 100% and worried that pain relief isn’t happening fast enough? These are natural thoughts when you begin treatment − after all, aches, spasms, and stiffness are not nice and can stop us from enjoying life.  The human body takes time to heal. Think ab...

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Boosting your winter wellbeing

With winter settled upon us, the longer nights and colder days can make healthy eating and exercising feel difficult. Yet now is the perfect time to prioritise these two practices – they can help enhance your immunity, elevate your mood, and ease the aches and pains that commo...

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The healing powers of honey

Honey is high in certain substances which are known to promote health and reduce certain diseases. Honey has been prized around the world since time immemorial for its flavour, as well as its medicinal qualities. Jars of honey dating back to 5,500 years ago were found in...

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Tech Neck

Is your phone being a pain in the neck? There is no denying that technology has transformed the way we live, but we are spending more and more time glued to our mobile devices. Australians spend 10 hours and 24 minutes on average engaging with their mobile devices ever...

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Straighten Up Kids

Straighten Up Australia is an ongoing community service initiative of the ACA, and is an easy and enjoyable everyday program to improve your health and the way your body functions. Coastline Chiropractic Centre is an active supporter of ACA and public education. Straighten U...

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Stress Headaches

Tension or stress headaches are usually a result of muscle contractions around the head and the neck region. These headaches are different from migraines which cause a throbbing pain. Some of the most common causes of a stress headache are: Dry eyes  Fatigue Strain on t...

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Say yes to YOGA

Many people are seeing value in taking up yoga classes. Could it be for you? Around 4,000 years ago, yoga became standard practice in ancient India for promoting health, helping with back problems, and even preventing disease. Then, around twenty years ago, it made its w...

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Say No To Knots 

Muscles knots can be extremely painful, but there are many ways you can both prevent and treat them. Muscle knots are muscle fibres that are tight and tense, even when your body is at rest. They may be sensitive to touch, and feel swollen and lumpy. Muscle knots commonl...

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Physiotherapy Vs Chiropractic Treatment Vs Osteopathy

The most common question that comes across all the physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths is without a doubt, “what’s the difference between these three?” So it’s high time we give you a brief idea on what these treatment techniques are. Read along; it’s time f...

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Creativity - the new brain exercise

Creativity is vital for some reasons; it’s fun and enjoyable, it boosts self-confidence and doing things that you like reduces stress and improves overall well-being, most importantly it stimulates the brain.   Creativity sharpens the brain, which can stem the advanc...

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Arthritis treatment

The word arthritis in its real sense translates to ‘joint inflammation’. But, it is typically used to refer to more than 200 rheumatic conditions and disease of the tissues surrounding the joint and the connective joint tissues.  Osteoarthritis is the most common type ...

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Chiro can help- Spinal Health week 2018

This campaign highlights some common symptoms that prompt people to visit a chiropractor, such poor workplace posture. A frequent request for patients attending Coastline Chiropractic Centre would be to address the poor posture. In particular, the impact of the poor posture in t...

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Can an orange a day keep the doctor away?

Everyone knows the age-old adage of “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but what about citrus fruit? The beautiful arrangements of oranges, lemons, limes, mandarins, and grapefruit in your supermarket may be appealing, but these citrus fruits have more to offer ...

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Can a chiropractor treat me without adjusting me?

If by adjustments you mean the “crack” and “pop” sounds, the answer is yes. Not all chiropractic adjustments need to result in those startling sounds to prove their efficacy. In the field of chiropractic treatment, there are many patients with questions about the chiro...

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Mindfulness - the modern Meditation

Simple mindfulness techniques can help you manage stress and achieve more balance in your life. Set aside a period every day to practice deep breathing exercises. Often it is suggested a quiet cyclic breath for 20-30 seconds would suffice.  Mindfulness involves the proces...

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Neurobics – Brain exercises to challenge you

American researchers coined the term ‘neurobics’ for tasks which activate the brain’s own biochemical pathways and to bring new pathways online that can help to strengthen or preserve brain circuits.  Most people have heard of the expression…” if you don’t use ...

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One for the fruit bowl.

If you’re always on the lookout for nutrient rich fruit for your fruit bowl or lunch box, you can’t look past the humble pear.  Globally, there are over 3,000 different types of pears – in different sizes, shapes, and flavours to appeal to various tastes. Whi...

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Lower back pain and education

Our chiropractic service in Port Macquarie and Wauchope is purpose designed allied health therapy. Your chiropractor first takes your medical history, does a health examination, and may use diagnostic imaging to identify if therapy is appropriate for your back pain.  The t...

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How to choose a good bed

Your bed is where you begin your day at, and it also happens to be the last place where you resort to after a tiring day. How well you can sleep defines your next day as well as your physical, emotional and mental health. It has been proven times and again that our sleep and ov...

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Is your handbag harming your health? 

The bag you casually throw over one shoulder could be hurting your spine, altering your gait, and causing back, neck and shoulder pain.  For many of you this may have been a lifelong habit, and perhaps one that you haven’t given much thought to, but it can lead to ser...

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Join us on our Social Wellbeing Walk

As part of Spinal Health week 2019 (20-26 May) Coastline Chiropractic Centre are doing a Wellbeing Walk to encourage everyone, young, mature and canine to 'Just Start Walking'. We will walk from Oxley Beach to Town Green and return (2.5km's approx).  Where: Oxley Beach...

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Laughter- a good drug

It can relieve stress, boost your immune function, ease the pain, burn calories, and improve your mood. To bring more laughter in your life, indulge in fun activities such as watching funny movies, being with funny people, and spend time with kids! Try it you might surprise your...

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Turmeric: the spice of life

This colourful spice adds flavour and colour to your meals, but what else could turmeric do for you? Turmeric has long been considered one of the most beneficial foods in the world, and now shows promising results from many high-quality studies on its health benefits....

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What’s your office sitting posture like?

Having healthy posture habits prevent common neck, shoulder and back problems and may also improve your mood and energy throughout the day.  Here are some quick tips to help make sitting in front of a computer more comfortable...

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The mystery of muscle cramps 

If you’ve ever experienced muscle cramps, you will know the searing pain and the panic to get rid of it. With such intense agony, you’d expect to be able to find out what it’s all about, but no one understands what causes it or even how it happens. A muscle cramp also...

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