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You wake up in the morning and reach for your phone. You open Facebook and someone has shared an article about the keto diet. Then you get up and turn on the TV to hear Kochie and Sam talking about some celebrity's intermittent fasting weight loss secrets. Then, on the way to the train station you walk by the newsagency with a magazine talking about a different celebrity's low fat diet. Thennn, on the train you're scrolling through Instagram and see someone post about their newly adopted vegan diet. You...

 Hi all, Rosie the osteopath here. I hope to find you all well! This week I wanted to highlight the importance of listening to your body - something that we all know we should do, yet something that so many of us struggle with. I've had several patients recently with certain injuries that I’ve instructed need REST, then slowly easing back into exercise. Now, some people love it when I tell them they can’t go to the gym, which in this scenario is sooo much easier! However, it’s my hyperactive energy...

Hi all,It's Amy, tonika health's resident acupuncturist. I'm coming to your inboxes today with some bitter sweet news. I'll soon finish working at tonika health. It's truely been such a wonderful and beautiful place to work, treat and collaborate. However, I recently took on the role of director at an acupuncture clinic in a new hospital. While I hoped I could continue practicing at tonika health, I've recently realised that the new role is a much bigger job than initially anticipated! And I may have bitten off a little more...

Are you working hard at your desk? Or perhaps staring at a computer all day long? And maybe sitting most of the day with minimal breaks? Office life is a reality for many of us, and as a result, the end of a work day often leaves us not only mentally exhausted, but also physically tight, sore and achy.So, what's a little something you can do that'll make the world of difference? Stretching, of course!To avoid pain, feeling worn out and essentially burnt out...

Hi all, it’s friendly front of desk and nutrition student, Nina. As you're probably aware, it’s the second last day of July…so perhaps it's technically a little late to jump on the Plastic Free July bandwagon if you haven’t already. (Read more about it HERE if you’re unsure what I’m rambling about). But why only commit to one month of  trying to reduce waste? Why not make it an overall lifestyle change? (Side note - it'll also do your wallet and health huge favours by saving money and naturally avoiding packaged foods). Here are just a few...

Hi all, it's Amy (aka resident acupuncturist) coming to you again. You know that age old saying of soup being good for the soul? I honestly believe it's true! The cooler months are often a time when we can start to feel a little low on energy and not have quite the same mojo that we had over summer. In winter, it's completely appropriate to take some time out, rest more, slow down and do less. And sometimes, we can feel like we just don't have enough juice in the tank to get through...

Hello! It's Amy, tonika health's resident acupuncturist. Who else has been feeling a little chilly in this winter weather? As a Chinese Medicine practitioner, I can’t help but think about how the external environment affects us. And I love how we can use the dynamics of each season to better our health. By tuning in to what your body needs this winter, you can help nourish your body, mind and soul.So, winter wellness…it can be a challenge. Colds and flus are everywhere. Most people have bouts of feeling low on energy, run down, flat and even a little depressed. It's...

Hello all, Rosie the osteopath here! Today I'm coming to you with a motivation booster about chronic pain. As a practitioner, I really WISH I could give all you fabulous patients a magic pill that would get rid of everyone's aches and pains...