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Is weight loss your 2019 New Years resolution?  Contact us today to find out the options we have available! 

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Unsure How to Eat Edamame? Don’t Worry, Entertain Guests with This Edamame and Ginger Dip!

Ingredients: 1 cup of shelled, frozen edamame beans 1/4 cup of water 3 tablespoons of tamari sauce 5 minced, fresh ginger 1 tablespoon of rice […]

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Start the Year with a Detox

Written by Samantha Mainland, Naturopath. B.Nat, BMedsMgmentProfHonsCM Ask us about our Weight Loss Detox. Our Weight Loss Detox is a thoroughly researched combination of supplements, […]

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Looking for a New Way to Enjoy Cashews? Dessert!

Ingredients: 5 cup of raw cashews 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 2 teaspoons of coconut oil 2 teaspoons of honey ½ cup of almond milk […]

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New look, new logo

We would like to announce the new logo for the Australian Menopause Centre. After fifteen years of sharing the journey of hormonal change with our patients […]

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Looking for A New Way to Eat Cherries? Try This Cherry & Watermelon Salad!

Looking for A New, Fresh & Tasty Way to Eat Cherries? Try This Cherry & Watermelon Salad!  

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Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women Reduces Their Risk of Breast Cancer (1)

A recent report (October 2018) in the Journal of Cancer (1) has shown that postmenopausal women who lose weight have a lower breast cancer risk […]

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Get Your Healthy Nut Fix This Summer with Lemon, Cashew and Coconut Energy Bliss Balls

Ingredients: 10 dates 1 and ½ cups of raw cashews ½ cup of desiccated coconut ½ cup of vegan protein powder 3 tablespoons of chia […]

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  • Oct 16, 2018
  • News
  • AMC Team
World Menopause Day 2018

The 18th of October every year has been chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a special day for women and raise awareness […]

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World Menopause Day 2018 Promotion

The 18th of October every year has been chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a special day for women and raise awareness […]

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World Menopause Day 2018 Promotion – Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions: Promotion commences at 8.30am on the 18th of October 2018 and closes at 5.30pm Friday 9th of November 2018. Participating in this […]

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Our Green Tea Inspired Recipe: Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

Ingredients 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea powder 1 cup of almond milk or another non-dairy, or dairy milk alternative 1 teaspoon of honey or, […]

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Controversy Corner: “He Who Angers You, Conquers You!” a quote from Sister Kenny.

  Written by Ron Loftus, General Manager     History repeats itself. Recently there have been a spate of new attacks on bio-identical hormones and […]

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Hypertension and Beetroot

Hypertension and Beetroot Written by Annmarie Cannone, Naturopath. M. Hum Nutr, Grad Dip Naturopathy, B. App Sci (Naturopathic Studies) Meet the author: Annmarie is a […]

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Beet and Cabbage Sauerkraut

Beet and Cabbage Sauerkraut

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Controversy Corner: The Party’s Over

We have all had our eyes opened by the recent findings of the Royal Commission into institutions and their treatment of children and the revelations uncovered by the Royal Commission into the Banks and Financial institutions has brought to light large-scale misconduct and corruption.

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Handle Your Stress, Declutter Your Mind and Spring Clean Your Life Now.

This is a wonderful time of year when the bone chilling days of winter are finally behind us and replaced with warm sunny days filled with the smell of fragrant flowers in bloom and freshly cut grass.

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How BHRT Impacts Your Blood Pressure

Quite often at the AMC we hear many women suffering from elevated blood pressure with onset beginning during the perimenopause/menopausal phase.

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Hair Loss and Menopause

Menopause is a time in a woman’s life where many changes occur. These changes are namely hormonal that can in turn, influence our physical and mental wellbeing.

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Oranges and Gout

Oranges, like other citrus fruit, contain an abundance of vitamins, in particular, vitamin C and it is this amazing water soluble vitamin that has a positive influence on Gout.

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Fennel and Orange Salad

Fennel and Orange Salad

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8 Ways to Get Your Body Moving

Who said you had to do all your exercise at once? Try quick 10min routines throughout the day.

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Why Life Coaching is Beneficial During Menopause

Today, there are many options out there that can help women with their physical symptoms ranging from over the counter natural remedies to hardcore HRT (now called MHT – menopause hormone therapy).

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Gout in Women, and How Menopause Fits into the Picture

It is thought that oestrogen may help the kidneys remove uric acid, therefore when oestrogen levels begin to drop in menopause, blood uric acid levels may begin to increase.

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Beware – Not All Is What It Seems! Ghost Writing – Have You Heard of It?

Many misleading claims are made about certain synthetic products and their supposed safety.

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Keep Moving by Susie Elelman

On average Australians sit for around 10 hours a day, yet a variety of major international research studies in recent years have produced compelling evidence that sitting for more than 4 hours each day leads to changes in the body.

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Radicchio – The Delicious Bitter

This beautiful maroon/creamy coloured vegetable, looks like a cabbage but it doesn’t taste like one. Its flavour packs a bitter punch and is one of the most misunderstood vegetables. It is not a cabbage nor a lettuce.

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Radicchio and Carrot Slaw Recipe

Radicchio and Carrot Slaw Recipe

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Want to Delay Your Menopause?

We all know that food plays a role in our energy and wellbeing, but did you realise that your food choices now can impact you later on (like, years later)?

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What Women Over 50 Want, By Susie Elelman

Thinking long and hard about the question of what women over 50 want, I’m not sure it’s that much different to what any woman or man wants at any age.

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The Little Ol’ Gallbladder

Did you know that the gallbladder plays a key role in oestrogen dominance, perimenopause and premenstrual syndrome? Has that piqued your interest?

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Tips to Improve Gallbladder Function

We all know healthy eating is important. However, if you want to go a little further and enjoy a diet specific for healthy gallbladder and health liver function, consider the below.

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Controversy Corner: How Do They Get Away with It?

There is a substantial body of evidence that shows synthetically derived hormones cause cancer and heart disease.  Conversely, studies have shown that bio-identical hormones are safer

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It’s the Small Things That Can Make A Big Difference…

Lifestyle changes are extremely difficult as they take us completely outside of our comfort zone, yet it is exactly that that is necessary when you decide to take charge of your health!

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Naturopath Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding the changes and understanding that you are not alone, is a powerful resource. Below I have complied some frequently asked questions that every lady should know.

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Turmeric- The Golden Herb

In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been used for its strengthening and warming properties. It has been used for centuries to improve digestion, eliminate worms, relieve gas and cleanse and strengthen the liver and gallbladder

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Turmeric Latte

Turmeric Latte

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Tips for Reducing Toxins

A great detox program can help to detoxify your internal environment, however is it also equally important to review your lifestyle habits and consider the external environment.

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Zen; Inner Peace, by Susie Elelman

I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to achieve inner peace but it sometimes feels impossible to attain when life’s everyday stresses start negatively impacting on our peace of mind.

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Fatty Liver Holding You Back?

Written by Sharon Aaron, Nutritionist (BSc. Adv.Dip.Nutr.Med) Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Do I have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? Is my liver fat? Am I […]

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Controversy Corner: “I have too much medication in hand!”

Patients are sent regular, fresh dispenses of their BHRT at intervals set to coincide with when they should be running short and be due for a new supply. There will, of course, be the odd occasion when a small build up occurs.

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Menopause and Fatigue

Throughout peri-menopause your oestrogen and progesterone levels become unpredictable. These levels change on a daily and monthly basis affecting not only your energy, but your mental clarity, moods and other symptoms.

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Slippery Elm and Digestive Support

When we think of fibre, we don’t often think of consuming the ground-up bark of a tree! We often think about delicious and crunchy vegetables and forget about the abundance of other fibres we have at our disposal.

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Digestive Health Smoothie

Digestive Health Smoothie

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Dietary Strategies for Healthy Hormones

Food can be a medicine for your hormones. Specific foods can affect chemical processes within the body. They can reduce excessive production of oestrogens, stimulating hormone detoxification and clearance

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It’s All in The Guts!

It seems that as we have become busy and our food has become convenient, we have become too complacent with our capabilities, and ignore the old adage that good health starts in the guts.

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Gut Health by Susie Elelman

According to Neuroscientist Professor Richard E Cytowic MD, our stomach is an ecosystem comprising some 100 million neurons, more than our spinal cord.

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Controversy Corner: Safe.

Hormone replacement therapy has not really been safe for all women. Those who were prescribed oestrogen derived from the urine of pregnant horses combined with synthetic progestins were not necessarily on safe medication.

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The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick

We are constantly bombarded with amazing and sad stories about people who overcome or succumb to terrible illnesses, but rarely do we hear about those inspiring people who are actively preventing illness.

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Tip Top Condition

We’d all love to be in Tip Top Condition but it’s so easy for life to get in the way and shift our focus. A great technique to get motivated and help us stick with it is to set ourselves a target.

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8 Ways to Stay Hydrated

Whilst summer often comes with a heightened thirst sensation, winter has the opposite effect, and many can simply ‘forget’ to drink water. Winter is also a time for numerous hot drinks, with the most common ones – green tea, black tea and coffee – being dehydrating.

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Green Juices and Detoxing

Juices have been popularised of late for their health benefit and the hype isn’t too short of the mark. Juicing is a fantastic way to ensure you’re consuming your daily requirements of both vegetables and fruit

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Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

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Controversy Corner: True Story

I saw your  website last night and wonder if you could help my younger sister who is suffering from depression since she has her ovary removed in February 2016. She is still 45 and she had her ovary removed for ovary cyst and the surgery was successful.

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Chronic Stress Is the Most Under-Rated Illness We Are Exposed To

Stress has the power to stop you eating, make you gain weight, interrupt your sleep or stop you from getting to sleep in the first place, break your relationships, reduce your work quality, make you depressed, make you paranoid, reduce your energy and reduce your quality of life.

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……Yet Another Reason to Avoid SUGAR!

Many women contract candidiasis of the vagina during their lifetime and symptoms may vary in severity from mild asymptomatic to severe symptoms in patients who have extremely low immunity.

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Sardines and Their Anti-inflammatory Potential

Sardines weren’t always the most popular fish to consume however, during the 20th-21st centuries, they started making a comeback. People have become more aware of their health benefits.

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BBQ Sardines with Chermoula Sauce

BBQ Sardines with Chermoula Sauce

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What Doctors Eat

All the advice reinforced simple whole food, Mediterranean style eating. The focus was on organic where possible, clean simple eating, no packages, no processed foods, predominantly green leafy vegetarian style diet

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  • Feb 28, 2018
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  • AMC Team
Support for Breast Cancer Survivors!

Breast cancer is something that most women have come to fear and too many women have had to experience. It can create a scar on the body, a mental or emotional scar, and effects your health records.

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Tips to Reduce Oestrogen Load within the Body

Tips to Reduce Oestrogen Load within the Body

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Life After Menopause

For generations menopause was ‘secret women’s business’. Our mothers and grandmothers were never encouraged and often not game to talk about it, let alone admit they were going through it.

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Controversy Corner: Is It Really Worth It?

Did you know that Australia has more than 30 private insurers, and that these insurers offer more than 20,000 products through their policies, and that many of these products are unnecessary and will never be used.

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Joint Pains and Menopause

Did you know that anywhere from 28-40% of menopausal and peri-menopausal women experience joints pains due to hormonal changes?

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Green Vegetables and their Iron Potential

When we think of iron, we only think of red meat such as a large serving of steak to satisfy our body’s requirements of iron however, we forget our humble green vegetables.

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Watercress and Radicchio Salad

Watercress and Radicchio Salad

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Lost Your Libido?

Women complain of either diminished or absent sexual desire or, reduced sexual function and gratification. The reasons as to why libido declines with age are plentiful however, the main cause tends to be attributed to declining hormone levels.

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Are you Iron Deficient?

Iron deficiency may be more common than you think. Some of the signs and symptoms can often be really vague and even confusing. In fact iron deficiency anaemia affects over one billion people

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Controversy Corner: WHY, WHY, WHY?

You have no idea the number of times during the day we receive questions from patients about bio-identical hormones and that they have been told by their respective health professionals or others that they are inferior

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8 Tips to Increase Your Iron Levels

If you are still menstruating, you need to keep an eye on your iron levels and ensure you are getting enough. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you need to be extra careful, and ensure you are getting this vital mineral.

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I Don’t Have Time to Be Tired.

When I opened my eyes, even though I’d been asleep for a while, I didn’t realise I’d fallen asleep at all. What made it even more alarming was this occurred in the middle of the day.

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Why Ethical Nutrients?

Whilst Metagenics remain our preferred practitioner only supplements, for those who want an alternative, which does not need to be specifically prescribed the Australian Menopause Centre recommend Ethical Nutrients.

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Your Brain and Menopause

Acknowledging that your brain is no longer keeping up with your demands, whether it be lifestyle, career or relationships, can be alarming and often frightening.

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It’s No Fun Getting Old…

Relaxation techniques also have a positive effect on our mental state. In one study involving 80 older adults in China, patients were taught muscle relaxation and meditation methods. Improvements in both sleep and cognitive function were observed.

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The Joys of Ageing

A friend of mine, who’s my age, recently said that the things he could do all night when he was younger can now take him all night to do. I’m grateful to be in very good health and can’t image how difficult it would be to battle a chronic illness while ageing.

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Controversy Corner: Seasonal Overdrive!

We have faced difficulties over the last twelve months with such issues as health funds changing their rules to try and avoid passing on benefits to their members

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Metabolic Syndrome and Menopause

Whilst the cause of Metabolic Syndrome continues to challenge the experts, lifestyle choices and hormonal changes are known contributing factors.

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Salmon: The Beautiful Superfood

Salmon is a wonderful source of high quality protein, omega 3 essential fatty acids and contains a balanced ratio of EPA and DHA (constituents of omega 3).

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6 Ways to Keep a Sharp Mind

A good foundation is the basis to a thriving structure. Your good fats are also needed to ensure correct and efficient communication between all cells in the body.

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Salmon, Mushroom and Kale Noodle Bowl

Salmon, Mushroom and Kale Noodle Bowl

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Gingerbread Smoothie

Gingerbread Smoothie

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Coping with the Silly Season

Christmas is upon us and we’re all gearing up for what is quite often called, the silly season. It’s a time where we consume copious amounts of food and alcoholic beverages whilst we spend time with family.

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White Bean, Carrot, and Mint Fritters with Yoghurt Dressing

White Bean, Carrot, and Mint Fritters with Yoghurt Dressing

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This Christmas and New Year choose ONE healthy resolution ONLY – and stick to it!

At the end of each year we all have the best intentions yet usually set ourselves herculean tasks for the New Year that even the most draconian of people would fail at. This year be kind to yourself, choose one or two resolutions that you KNOW you can stick to for the entire year.

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Cherry Lemonade

Cherry Lemonade

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Pineapple, Orange, and Passionfruit Slushy

Pineapple, Orange, and Passionfruit Slushy

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Lemongrass and Chilli Larb With Noodles

Lemongrass and Chilli Larb With Noodles

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Non-alcoholic Banana Pina Colada

Non-alcoholic Banana Pina Colada

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Prawn Rice Paper Rolls

Prawn Rice Paper Rolls

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Serrano Wrapped Pear with Goat’s Cheese

Serrano Wrapped Pear with Goat’s Cheese

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Controversy Corner: Spotlight on Implanon and Mirena Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives, As Women Report Severe Side-Effects

Just because the experts say it is good and the TGA has approved it, does not make it safe. Why should we believe same old ‘experts’ who time and again prove that they are in the pay of the pharmaceutical companies?

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Susie’s Tips for a Stress-free Christmas

It can be a very stressful time for a variety of reasons and we can often put a lot of undue and sometimes unnecessary pressure on ourselves.

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What’s your favourite cup of tea for every day?

Did you know 300 years ago Thomas Twining opened his first tea house to welcome women?

Today Twining continue to bring together women over a cup of Twinings Morning Tea!

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Manuka Honey from the Tasmanian Honey Company

Manuka honey is known for its antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties which are the result of a substance called methylglyoxal.

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Menopause and Fatigue

Throughout peri-menopause your oestrogen and progesterone levels become unpredictable. These levels change on a daily and monthly basis affecting not only your energy, but your mental clarity, moods and other symptoms.

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  • Nov 24, 2017
  • News
  • AMC Team
Black Friday Special Offer

Take advantage of this SPECIAL OFFER valid for 7 days only and get yourself feeling better.

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Urinary Incontinence

urinary incontinence begins to occur after childbirth and this often worsens as women progress into perimenopause and then menopause. Initially, women often experience lack of bladder control, especially upon sneezing or laughing.

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Simple Pelvic Floor Exercises

Pelvic floor exercises are very simple and easy to conduct throughout the day. They can be done whilst working, sitting at a set of travel lights, laying down or even standing.

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Controversy Corner: Sex, Lies and Videotape – Nope Just More Misleading Hype!

modern medicine is good at treating these diseases and as a result you will not die. For those who know the story – that is precisely what the serpent said to Eve!

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Surrounding Yourself with Positive People

Stress sometimes can be something that is difficult to identify or hard to remove from our lives – especially when the stress comes in the form of a relationship. Identifying which relationships “give you energy”.

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Susie’s Thoughts on Incontinence

More than 70 per cent of incontinence sufferers are women and many experience problems during pregnancy, after childbirth and menopause. Obesity, diabetes and even heart conditions can be contributing factors.

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Cranberries

It is not 100% known how cranberries can help in the treatment and prevention of UTIs however, what is known is, Cranberry helps in preventing bacteria from clinging on to the urethra and bladder

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Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

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Metabolic Syndrome

Whilst the cause of Metabolic Syndrome continues to challenge the experts, lifestyle choices and hormonal changes are known contributing factors.

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Susie’s thoughts

I’ve always advocated the need for women to establish a sisterhood, the female equivalent to ‘The Boys’ Club’ and use that Girl Power to help and support each other especially in business.

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9 Practical Ways to Reduce Your Weight

Are you having trouble with weight? Are you slightly concerned about your weight, but not enough to start a diet over-haul? Check out these easy tips to slot into your routine!

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Controversy Corner: Does your GP need training?

Our newsletter is sent monthly to more than 65,000 people. We have been operating successfully since the beginning of 2003. We are constantly expanding our knowledge and expertise through research and education

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Patient experiences: Patient Shares Experience with Kick Start Weight Loss Program

I did a little research and chose to give it a go.  The results were amazing!  I lost 15.2 kilograms in about 40 days.

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Stop Counting Calories and start eating REAL whole foods.

how can I lose weight? My focus is on long term health, replacing processed foods with whole foods, moderation, exercise and reducing stress levels.

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Fakes, Imposters, Diluted and Burnt Honey!

I know what you are thinking; doesn’t all honey have some kind of health benefit? Yes, all honeys have some level of anti-bacterial potential however, these qualities quickly disappear.

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Chilli

It is very much common knowledge that Chilli contains an intense, peppery, and spicy flavour. It is not for everyone and the intensities of the spicy punch can vary from species to species.

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Spicy Mexican Eggs

Spicy Mexican Eggs

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Struggling to lose weight?

Menopause is a tough time for most women. If the hot flushes, mood changes and insomnia wasn’t enough, menopause can often come with a thickening […]

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Losing Weight and Keeping It Off – Is NEVER Easy.

In my practice there is not one specific diet that works for everyone, we are all unique, we have lifelong eating habits that need to be changed however they need to be sustainable

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Know Thy Breasts

Written by Samantha Mainland, Naturopath. B.Nat, BMedsMgmentProfHonsCM Meet the author: Samantha is a highly educated Naturopath having graduated from both Southern Cross University with a […]

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Love Thy Breasts – Self Examination

Embrace the beauty, curves, feel and size of your breasts. They are your own, and no one else’s. Everyone’s breasts look and feel different. You […]

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Doctor, I can’t sleep

Poor sleep is the second commonest symptom of the perimenopause and menopause just behind hot flushes and the above scenario is being repeated nightly all over Australia and the rest of the world when the sun disappears.

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Cauliflower – The Favourite.

Cauliflower is part of a family known as cruciferous vegetables. This class of vegetables also include broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage. 

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Orange Spiced Cauliflower Couscous

Orange Spiced Cauliflower Couscous

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  • Aug 23, 2017
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  • AMC Team
Why I agreed to be the AMC Ambassador – Susie Elelman

To say Dr Gary impressed me enormously would be an understatement.

Firstly, he immediately set a date to come into the Pyrmont studios at 0200 in the morning to talk with me and to take questions live from my talkback listeners for an hour on-air, instead of taking the easier option.

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  • Aug 23, 2017
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  • AMC Team
Sandfly Heaven

When I saw the gut detox program and also an article regarding menopause and immunity on the AMC website, I decided to discuss my issues with the Naturopath.

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Controversy Corner: Why Troches?

Troches are used by most of our patients and have been used by tens of thousands of our patients over the years. We have always found them to be effective and certainly easier.

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The Female Heart

The heart is a small cone shaped organ, about the size of a small closed fist, and one of the strongest muscles in the body.

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7 Ways to Keep your Heart Healthy

As we age, we are more susceptible to developing cardiovascular issues, whether this be elevated blood pressure or imbalances in cholesterol levels.

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  • Aug 11, 2017
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My Experience Through Menopause – Susie Elelman – AMC Ambassador

I wish the Australian Menopause Centre was around to help me back then. It all started when my periods stopped at around 47 years of age and seemed to continue on and off for another ten years or more.

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Garlic – A Delicious, Yet Pungent Culinary Herb

Today, garlic isn’t just utilised as a delicious component of a meal, it has also been researched for its beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system.

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Lebanese Garlic Sauce Recipe (Toum)

Lebanese Garlic Sauce Recipe (Toum)

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Can I Still Get Pregnant, Doctor?

So, can you still get pregnant while you are going through the menopausal process? The answer is ……unlikely but maybe.

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Controversy Corner: Wake Up, Smell the Roses

Unless your GP has a belief in Bio-identical hormones accompanied by real knowledge of the benefits and is adept at prescribing these hormones, find someone who does.

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  • Aug 11, 2017
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  • AMC Team
LIFE ADVENTURES By Adua Merola

I see light and dark, and objects up close, but I can’t distinguish faces or features

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Susie’s Hearty Seafood Paella

Susie’s Hearty Seafood Paella

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The Benefits of Acupuncture for Reducing Menopausal Symptoms

While acupuncture is an ancient medicinal practice, it offers therapeutic benefits and has very few side effects, making it safe to use for most women. In fact, studies have proven the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of menopausal symptoms in women.

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Our Adrenal Glands Through Menopause

The main roles of our adrenal glands are to allow us to cope with stress and let’s face it, stress is experienced daily, in varying degrees and is ultimately inevitable; DHEA a steroid hormone is produced by the adrenal glands and aids in the secondary production of oestrogen and testosterone

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Top 8 Reasons You Are Tired

Fatigue is an extremely common symptom a large portion of the population, especially females, complain about.

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Nutritional Benefits of Chicken

It has been found that chickens were raised for cockfights, approximately 10,000 years ago in Southeast Asia and China.

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Italian Chicken Soup (Brodo Di Pollo)

Italian Chicken Soup (Brodo Di Pollo)

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Walking with Wild Bears, I wish…

Are you familiar with the Rhodope Mountain Range in Bulgaria? Most likely, no. For me, Bulgaria had been on my “to go” list for a few years and as I have a very active husband and we both have a love of the outdoors

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Controversy Corner: Pardon Our Ignorance

This highlights what I have been saying now for almost 15 years. Many doctors cannot decide how to treat a patient particularly when it comes to menopause unless they have a directive, guideline or cheat sheet

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Vitamin D: ‘The Sunshine Hormone’ Helping You Manage Menopause

We Aussies are known for our sun-loving culture, so you may be surprised to know that 58% of Australians are vitamin D deficient. Thankfully, fixing your vitamin D deficiency is simple.

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Menopause Symptom Relief: How DHEA Can Help

Menopause is natural. But that doesn’t mean you have to endure the hot flushes, insomnia, fatigue, headaches, and mood swings that come with it.

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The Humble Potato

Today, potatoes are a staple of many cultures, however they are quite often given a bad rap, due to their carbohydrate content and their nutritional profile is negatively portrayed.

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Roast Garlic, Leek, and Potato Soup

Roast Garlic, Leek, and Potato Soup

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The Immune System and Menopause

Our bodies are constantly under attack by many pathogens, be it viruses, bacteria, fungi etc. Each time the immune system successfully destroys a pathogen, it is remembered and if the same pathogen enters the body again, it is quickly destroyed

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Mapping the cycle

Throughout a woman’s reproductive life, the ovaries control her menstrual cycles. They produce varying levels of oestrogen and progesterone throughout the month.

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Controversy Corner: Suffer in Silence

Has anyone seen in some newspapers or perhaps on one of the evening current affairs programs on TV recently about the shortage of certain HRT products? There is a shortage of Estradot and Estalis patches. What does this mean?

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  • Jun 2, 2017
  • News
  • AMC Team
Introducing Muriel Manjares, our new Clinical Assistant

Muriel is a general practitioner from the Philippines. She received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in 2009 and Medical Degree in 2015.

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The Importance of Vitamin K2 and How It Affects Menopause

There are a number of options available for managing the symptoms that can come with menopause, including bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

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Susie’s Tips to Staying Healthy Through Winter

While the modern-day metric conversion of; ‘A gram of prevention is worth a kilo of cure’, doesn’t quite have the same ring to it; the sentiment is definitely still the same. The main reason I try and live by this saying is because I’m allergic to most antibiotics so it’s imperative for me to fortify my immune system leading up to winter

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8 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

The “winter blues”, also known as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), is characterized by mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy that affects 1 in every 300 Australians during this cold season.

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A Guide to Reviewing Your Medication During Menopause

Menopause literally translates to ‘the last period’, as it marks the ending of a woman’s periods due to the ceasing of ovulation

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Suffering from the Shortage of Estradot and Estalis Patches? Help is Available!

So there is a shortage of Estradot and Estalis patches. What does this mean? It means that thousands of women are without their medication and are left to suffer the dreadful symptoms associated with menopause.

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The Origin and Evolution of Female Libido

Libido as we know it is a multifaceted, complicated necessity for the development and evolution of every species. It is the driving force behind our […]

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5 Ways Menopause Can Affect Your Libido

Libido tends to decline, in most women, during the later stage of perimenopause and progresses through to menopause.

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Susie’s Tips on Happiness

I thought I’d start by asking; Can we measure how happy we really are? According to a mate of mine, well-respected psychiatrist Dr Anthony Durrell, we can.

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Oysters – Slippery, Silky Sex Enhancers?

Oysters are 50% protein, 26% fat and rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Their high protein content makes them great for weight loss, and the rich omega 3 content makes them excellent for brain health and joint pains.

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Controversy Corner: Scaremongers.

Has your GP or gynaecologist jumped on the bandwagon? Do they use sentences like, “unregulated, unapproved compounded hormonal preparations”? Chances are you may hear this more and more. Don’t blame your Gyno or GP

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Oysters Kilpatrick

Oysters Kilpatrick

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Testosterone Therapy Is Not Only for Women, Men May Need It Too

Peak testosterone levels are reached in a man’s early to mid-twenties. As a man ages, the Leydig cells that secrete testosterone begin to diminish.

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Menopause, Inflammation and Joint Pain

When working efficiently, inflammation is a favourable response. It is a protective process that is mounted by the immune system in order to neutralise a threat and restore function to the body.

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Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Enjoy

Food is often looked at solely in terms of its impact on weight, but it is the safest, most effective and cheapest medicine for preserving and restoring overall health.

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Turmeric Through the Ages

Turmeric has been used for its strengthening and warming properties. It has been used for centuries to improve digestion, eliminate worms, relieve gas and cleanse.

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Warming Anti-inflammatory Turmeric and Ginger Tea

Warming Anti-inflammatory Turmeric and Ginger Tea

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Susie’s Tips for Pain Relief

Pain is Nature’s way of telling you something is wrong and while blocking the symptoms with pain killers might be a quick fix, it doesn’t always get to the root cause.

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Pineapple and Turmeric smoothie

Pineapple and Turmeric smoothie

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  • Apr 12, 2017
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Introducing Dr Candice Chin

We are pleased to welcome Dr Candice Chin that recently joined our team here at the Australian Menopause Centre.

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Controversy Corner: Does Hormone Therapy cause weight gain? Think again!

We have all heard the expression ‘middle age spread’. This ‘spread’ usually means the need to increase your dress size.

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Breaking News: Vitamin D – Not just for bone health

In recent times, there has been some evidence suggesting the beneficial role this Vitamin can have on immune function, multiple sclerosis, and metabolic diseases.

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Looking After Your Health in the Postmenopause Stage of Life

This article will provide an explanation of some of the key changes that your body may experience during this phase, and offers suggestions for ways in which you can look after your health postmenopause.

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Need More Sleep? Did You Know: Humans Need Less Sleep Than Any Other Primate!

Sleep is a mysterious yet necessary process that all humans, ranging from those who are very rich, to those who are very poor, require on a regular basis in order to function adequately.

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Top Tips for A Restful Sleep

Many factors can either hinder or promote a restful sleep. It is essential that healthy sleep hygiene habits are introduced on a nightly basis.

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Susie’s Top Tips to Help You Fall Asleep

I love my sleep but I must confess I used to take it very much for granted. That was until I started doing midnight to dawn talkback radio on 2GB and affiliated networks back in the mid-1990s.

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Chia Seeds and Sleep

Chia seeds are readily available globally and have been found to contain high amounts of fibre, omega 3 fatty acids, protein and are one of the largest vegan sources of tryptophan

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Mango, Coconut, Chia Seed Pudding

Mango, Coconut, Chia Seed Pudding

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Controversy Corner: Danger, danger, warning, warning!

The reality is, TGA approval does not automatically mean that a drug is effective, desirable or even safe!

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How Yoga Can Help You Through Menopause

Yoga offers many general benefits for those going through menopause, and can be tailored to just about any level of fitness.

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Why We Need to Shift Attitudes Towards Menopause

An estimated one million suffer hot flushes, with episodes averaging three to four minutes at a time. For some women, hot flushes can last up to an hour.

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Herbal Remedies Traditionally Used for Treating Menopause

Many doctors today will recommend a joint treatment approach, utilising modern medical advances in conjunction with more natural remedies for the best result for a patient.

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  • Feb 16, 2017
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Breaking News: Swallowing it, by Four Corners.

Australia has some of the highest and most vigilantly monitored standards for supplements in the world. Supplements in Australia are regulated as medicines, not dietary supplements, and as such, company manufacturing facilities are required to meet audit standards.

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Broccoli and Quinoa Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Broccoli and Quinoa Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

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Broccoli Benefits

Broccoli is part of the cruciferous or brassica family of vegetables. It is related to other well-known vegetables such as cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, collard […]

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Weight loss Tips from Susie Elelman

I’d like to share with you some of the lifestyle changes I’ve applied and I hope they help you achieve the size and shape you’d like to be.

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Nine percent decline in breast cancer rates!

A New England Journal of Medicine report by Dr Peter Ravdin noted that there had been a decline in the rates of breast cancer coinciding with the decline in prescriptions for synthetic hormones

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Metabolic Syndrome

Whilst the cause of Metabolic Syndrome continues to challenge the experts, lifestyle choices and hormonal changes are known contributing factors.

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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy: What You Need To Know

In 2016, new findings by the Institute of Cancer Research suggested the original risk of HRT-induced breast cancer had been underestimated, and that women are actually 2.7 times more likely to develop cancer.

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15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Your Happiness this Summer

Research gives us a lot of ‘take away’ information we can use to better our physical and mental health, so pay attention! Did you know, for example, that it’s possible to boost your mood significantly.

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Perimenopause: What to Expect

Perimenopause means ‘around menopause’, and refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause. It’s generally considered the most noticeable stage of the menopause process, yet many women fail to realise what perimenopause really is.

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  • Jan 6, 2017
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Tips for an Amazing 2017

Resolutions are goals or rules that are often created while you’re on holidays and after a festive feast. These resolutions often fade away as your regular routine kicks in.

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  • Jan 6, 2017
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Having Trouble Losing Weight? Ask Us About Our Kick Start Weight Loss Program!

During our 26 day kick starter we see an average of 5-7kg lost, along with a change in habits, body shape and behaviour.  At the end of the 26 days we find that you gain a better understanding of your appetite cues.

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Need a Clean Start? Detox with the Australian Menopause Centre

We have developed three detox programs that focus on supporting the body, enhancing health and changing habits.

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Walnuts Are Not Technically a Nut

Walnuts have a rich, exciting and long history dating back over 17,000 years. They are the oldest tree food known to man, with the first cultivation believed to be 7,000 years ago.

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Refreshing Walnut Salad

Refreshing Walnut Salad

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Controversy Corner: I’m Paying a Lot of Money for this Medication!

You are paying for a Treatment Program that gives you access to some of the best qualified people in the country to help you with your hormonal and natural health requirements.  The medication is part of what you pay.

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Menopause and Memory Loss: The Facts About Brain Fog

How can you forget the name of someone you hold so dear, someone you consider to be a sister? Well, it could be the cause of menopause.

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Early Menopause: How to Cope Emotionally

When menopause occurs before the age of 40 it’s considered early or premature menopause. Affecting almost one in 10 women, early menopause can be be emotionally heartbreaking for those looking to start or continue their family.

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Traditional Christmas Gingerbread

Traditional Christmas Gingerbread

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  • Dec 16, 2016
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Protect Your Liver this Christmas with PhytoPro

If you don’t think you can avoid the over eating and over indulgence of the festive season, don’t worry, we have a few tricks up our sleeve that can help to reduce the impact on the body.

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Scurvy- Not Just a Disease of The Crusaders

Until recently, scurvy was deemed to be extremely rare and a disease that only occurred during the era of the crusaders and in developing countries. Alarmingly, it has now re-emerged in developed countries and is now right on our door step, in Australia.

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  • Dec 15, 2016
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Susie Elelman’s Hot Travel Tips

One of my favourite pastimes is travelling. I have been lucky enough to tour quite extensively throughout my lifetime but there are still lots more places on my bucket list I want to see.

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Mixed Seafood Salad

Mixed Seafood Salad

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How to Manage Insomnia Caused by Menopause

Studies show that a lack of sleep can lead to decreased function in the daytime, with lack of concentration, irritability, and a weaker immune system common symptoms. For women going through menopause, this can have devastating effects, as quality sleep can be a rarity.

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  • Nov 23, 2016
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  • AMC Team
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to Raise Money and Awareness for Breast Cancer.

1 out of 8 women in Australia will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and every dollar raised will assist researchers in their efforts to find improved treatment outcomes and eventually find a cure.

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Manage Stress with Susie Elelman

For years many believed and some still do that there is no such thing as Stress. In fact, back when I was a regular on TV’s Beauty & the Beast, my fellow panellists and I would often debate long and hard with ‘Beast’ Stan Zemanek about it.

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Alcohol and Menopause: Can It Mix?

Two common questions asked by menopausal women are: Will menopause affect my ability to tolerate alcohol? And what are the possible consequences of drinking when menopausal?

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Beetroot and Exercise

When looking at Beetroot in the context of exercise, the portion of the vegetable we’re concerned about is the root. Beetroot contains one of the highest levels of nitrate when compared to other vegetables. The nitrate content is determined by many environmental factors

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Controversy Corner: MHT – Newspeak and Doublespeak.

I can’t help but draw analogies from this classic, depressing but thought provoking book and its concepts with what is being propagated and promoted by the usual group of ‘experts’.

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Borscht Recipe

Borscht Recipe

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Susie’s Healthy Snack Alternative – Kale and Kalette Chips

When I feel like something savoury, instead of eating high-fat potato chips or nuts, or loading up on high GI carbs, like rice crackers, I’ve found a healthy alternative – home-made kale or kalette chips.

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6 Ways to Use Stress to Your Advantage

6 Ways to Use Stress to Your Advantage

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  • Nov 14, 2016
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Important Message – Christmas

Limited staff will be available over this time to address your urgent concerns

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How to Reduce Menopausal Bloating

Bloating is one of the most frequently experienced symptoms of menopause. It can affect any menopausal woman, but is more likely in those who experienced bloating when suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or in those that are overweight.

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How to Manage Menopause in the Summer Heat

When Anna Godbersen wrote Bright Young Things, she clearly wasn’t writing about menopause. There’s nothing “effervescent and free” about hot flushes, nothing “miraculous” about a racing heartbeat and night sweats.

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Menopause And Cancer: How To Manage When You Have Both

Going through menopause can be tough for many women. But how do you cope if you’re experiencing menopause

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Lipoic Acid – Type 2 Diabetes Support

Lipoic acid is thought to protect the structure and hence the function, of the cell membrane insulin receptors, and thus helps with insulin response. In type 2 diabetes mellitus it is the communication between the insulin molecule, and the insulin receptor that is the characteristic downfall

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Controversy Corner: Have You Been Misled?

Recently a large health fund who I would like to name but refrain from doing only because a number of AMC patients are currently members of that fund, deliberately misled its members by writing to them blaming the government for their lack of providing a rebate on bio-identical hormones.

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Summer is Coming

Now that the weather heats up and we go into summer, it might be time to reassess your symptoms.

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a treasure trove when it comes to antioxidants. Not only are they rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene, but the powerhouses contain a variety of phytonutrients.

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Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam

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8 Ways to Get Your Body Moving

8 Ways to Get Your Body Moving

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Natural Remedies For Vaginal Irritation

One of the most irritating problems associated with menopause is vaginal dryness and itching. Not only can it be extremely uncomfortable but it can be tricky if you suffer an uncontrollable bout of itching when you’re in public.

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Time to Detox?

At the Australian Menopause Centre we have developed three detox programs that focus on supporting the body, enhancing health and changing habits. All of our detox programs come with Naturopathically chosen supplements, dietary and lifestyle advice, and regular Naturopathic support.

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Activance – Hair Care That’s Different Because It Works

Just like your face, your hair ages as you do. ‘A woman in her 40s doesn’t have the hair she had at 20 – it’s not just her imagination’

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  • Sep 13, 2016
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  • AMC Team
We’ve said it all along and finally…!

Controversy Corner: On the 31st of August 2016, Channel Nine ran a story about the release of the new menopause drug, Prometrium. Dr Elizabeth Farrell […]

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International Year of the Pulses

In Australia the terms legumes and pulses are generally used interchangeably. Technically speaking, pulses are the edible seeds from the plants in the legume family and coupled with legumes, they are fast becoming one of Australia’s proud, home grown, success stories.

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Quick Chickpea and Spinach curry

Quick Chickpea and Spinach curry

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  • Sep 13, 2016
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Welcome Susie Elelman

AMC would like to announce our new Ambassador, Susie Elelman. Some of the many hats Susie has worn throughout her impressive media career spanning 4 decades include author, TV presenter, radio broadcaster, reporter and producer.

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Eating Organic is Not Only for the Rich

Eating organic may seem out of reach for some. Whether it is the price tag that too often accompanies the organic produce, or the early morning farmers’ market runs that make organic eating not quite practical, Fear no more!

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  • Sep 1, 2016
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Menopausal Hormone Therapy And Breast Cancer: What Is The True Size Of The Increased Risk?

The Australian Menopause Centre acknowledges the release of the biggest ever study which has highlighted once more the known risks associated with the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy.

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How Couples Can Help Each Other Cope With Menopause

Due to the decrease in hormonal levels, a woman may feel vulnerable to a host of negative emotions, including feeling older and less attractive. Men, on the other hand, feel confused about what they should do to help their partners cope better with the changes brought about by menopause.

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Bone Health Awareness

2 in 3 Australians (men and women) over 50 years old have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Let me repeat that. Two in three Australians.

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Okra – Nature’s Lady Fingers, for Gut Health

Okra is a vegetable from the cotton family and both the seeds and pods have been consumed for centuries. It is believed to have originated close to Ethiopia and cultivated by the ancient Egyptians

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Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

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Top 5 Calcium Rich Vegetables

Quite often, dairy is placed in the spotlight as being the best source of absorbable calcium however this is not entirely accurate. There are a multitude of different food sources that also provide an adequate amount.

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Calcium is Vital for Bones

Calcium is a vital mineral required for the formation of strong bones, as it helps increase the density and strength of bones. Calcium can be found in some foods, particularly dairy.

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Controversy Corner: It works for me, why not you?

In most cases, the medication that is prescribed by the Doctors at AMC are what is known as S4 medication and can only be obtained by a suitable script from a Registered Doctor. Such medication has been prescribed for our patients based on a medical history.

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Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia with 1 in 8 females (13%) reporting an anxiety related condition in the 2014-15 period. Women are more likely to experience anxiety than men are.

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What Can I do to Reduce My Anxiety?

Whilst there is no magical pill that can ‘turn off’ anxiety, there are multiple avenues that anxiety can be addressed through.
It is important to identify and source what may be feeding or exacerbating your anxiety so that the stimulant, or aggravating factors, can be addressed.

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Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are native to Central and Native America and are one of the oldest known vegetables. Relics of sweet potato dating back more than 10,000 years have been found in Peruvian Caves.

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Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato

Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato

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Vegetable Curry

Vegetable Curry

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Controversy Corner: Fountain of Youth? – Using Oestrogen to rejuvenate your skin.

Whilst some may say that oestrogen used for anti-aging is somewhat controversial, no one seems to worry about the unregulated beauty industry that allows the use of Botox fillers and other possibly dangerous chemicals

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Oestradiol and Glycolic Acid cream found to be highly effective in treating skin ageing in postmenopausal women

Hormones play a vital role in many physiological processes. Women heading through menopause are well aware of this. Did you know that your hormones play a significant part in the suppleness and youthfulness of your skin?

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Would you eat fruit that had gone bad?

Medications have an expiry date and for good reason! Everything deteriorates over time. Fresh is always the best and this applies especially to your bio-identical hormones.

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Hair Care that Works!

Just like your face, your hair ages as you do. ‘A woman in her 40s doesn’t have the hair she had at 20 – it’s not just her imagination’.

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Managing Menopause as a Working Woman

It’s estimated that 70% of women who are at the ‘menopausal age’ work, therefore if you’re struggling to manage day-to-day business, you’re far from alone. Yet despite the high numbers of working women experiencing menopause, because of the nature of this age-associated stage of life, it’s often something women feel reluctant or embarrassed to talk about.

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How To Use Your Diet to Get Through Menopause

Menopause is caused by a fall in the amount of oestrogen produced by the ovaries. It’s a time of transition, the end of the fertile years and an individual experience for every woman.

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Spiced Mushroom Recipe

Spiced Mushroom Recipe

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  • Jun 15, 2016
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Naturopath Frequently Asked Questions

It never ceases to amaze me how powerful and ‘connected’ the human body is.
Understanding the changes and understanding that you are not alone, is a powerful resource.

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Mushrooms The New Super Food

Mushrooms are a nutrient, mineral and vitamin dense fungi that is surrounded by folklore, phobias and delicious recipes. A ring of these edible fungi are believed to be either a portal to another dimension, or a dance floor for our small fairy friends.

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  • Jun 15, 2016
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Supplement Scandal

Multiple media outlets have jumped on the bandwagon in dismissing the effectiveness and credibility of supplements. The debate surrounding supplements and their safety has been around for many years and recently, the main point has been missed.

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Controversy Corner: Barefoot and Pregnant!

This term could be applied to the plight of horses that are kept in a state of pregnancy in order to produce oestrogen that is used to create HRT. What happens to the foals? You guessed it, they are either destroyed or the females are often kept and raised to adulthood where they are impregnated

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Calcium Supplement For Healthy Bones

As menopausal women are the greatest sufferers of osteoporosis, it is important to assess your calcium intake and bone density and if calcium supplementation is required, calcium hydroxyapatite is believed to be the best form for your bone health.

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Naturopathic Treatment for Adrenal Fatigue

No one likes to feel tired and stressed all the time, especially when they haven’t had adequate sleep. But for many people this is an everyday reality, and it can happen when you suffer from adrenal fatigue.

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Managing Menopause: Finding the Right Treating Doctor

Visiting a doctor regularly for routine checks should be a priority for all women, but there are certain times in your life when visiting the treating doctor that specialises in hormonal imbalances can help you better manage lifestyle changes.

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Talking About Menopause With Friends and Family

Menopause can be a stressful and challenging event in any woman’s life, and even though it’s completely natural, some people find it hard to talk about with others.

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Understanding And Treating Night Sweats

In addition to experiencing hot flushes during the day, many women can also suffer from them while asleep, known as night sweats. This can be a major nuisance, as night sweats interrupt your sleep and make you feel very uncomfortable.
Keep reading to learn more about this menopausal symptom, and find out how to control it.

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Naturopathic Tips for Menopause

If menopause is a natural stage in every woman’s life, why not treat it naturally?

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Calcium-Rich Foods For Menopause

It is not unusual for women going through menopause to experience brittle bones and fractures that are a result of osteoporosis. The hormone oestrogen assists in the absorption of calcium.

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10 Tips for Reducing Toxins in Your Environment

Toxic chemicals are everywhere, and while exposure can be difficult to avoid, there are some tips and tricks that you can implement in your home to help ensure you’re living in the best environment possible.

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10 Lifestyle Changes to Help You Ease into Menopause

Making small and healthy lifestyle changes could be what you need to ease the transition into menopause, and can go a long way in helping you through many common symptoms.

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Sleep is Essential to Living

Sleep is essential to living. Whether you have noticed it or not, poor sleep can affect your energy, moods, motivation, appetite and more. Sleep is essential to living, yet it is often the first thing we sacrifice.

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Chronic Stress Is the Most Under-Rated Illness We Are Exposed To

Chronic stress is the most under-rated illness we are exposed to, in my opinion. Stress has the power to stop you eating, make you gain weight, interrupt your sleep or stop you from getting to sleep in the first place

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7 Great Quotes to Help You Through the Stress

7 Great Quotes to Help You Through the Stress

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Controversy Corner: My Symptoms Are Gone, I Am Going to Stop My BHRT

So what happens when symptoms ‘disappear’ and a patient stops her hormones? In most cases the symptoms return – not always straight away but not always that long after stopping either.

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We Are What We Eat

The old saying ‘we are what we eat’ may be annoying to hear, but it points out the importance of your food choices.

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22 of the Best Activities to Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Regular physical activity is crucial for women going through menopause, and it can ease a lot of the discomforting symptoms you might be experiencing.

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10 Bedtime Rituals to Help You Relax

Trouble getting to sleep, or maintaining sleep, can be more than a nuisance. It can contribute to chronic fatigue, mood swings, slower metabolism, and immune-system and memory issues.

Start practising some of the healthy habits listed below and say hello to sleeping like a baby again!

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Joint Pain and Menopause

Did you know that anywhere from 28-40% of menopausal and peri-menopausal women experience joints pain due to hormonal changes?

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What Is Fish Oil?

Fish oils are a great source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (good fats), collectively called Omega 3 fatty acids. These fats have a variety of different health benefits.

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Benefits of Fish Oil

Fish oil has been found to improve HDL levels (beneficial fat) in the body and provides a health balance between the LDL and HDL (bad and good fat) in the body.

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Sardines – The Oceans Superfood

Sardines are one of the most underrated fish we know. They are a nutritional powerhouse consisting of a great combination of vitamins and minerals.

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Harissa Sardines with Couscous Salad

Harissa Sardines with Couscous Salad

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  • Mar 21, 2016
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  • AMC Team
Rip Off? 30% Increase In Premiums In 5 Years!

Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced a review of the industry that counts roughly half of Australians as customers, yet leaves many in the lurch when they need help most.

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What is Oxytocin and Signs You May be Deficient

Oxytocin, also known as the love hormone, is a hormone that controls keys elements of the reproductive system, from sex drive and orgasms to childbirth and lactation, as well as other aspects of human interaction.

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What Can You Do About Tingling Extremities During Menopause?

Have you noticed a pins and needles sensation in your hands and feet? Has it become more frequent? Are you experiencing sensations of numbness and tingling?

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10 Ways to Cleanse and Detox During Menopause

Detox and cleansing is all about resting and caring for your body from the inside out, to give it a well-deserved break from the stresses of day to day life. Practiced for centuries by different cultures, detoxification aims to remove the toxins present.

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Tip of the Month: Reducing Menopausal Headaches

Headaches can be a big problem for many women around the age of 50, especially when menopause is involved.

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10 Tips for Managing Stress During Menopause

During perimenopause, when estrogen and progesterone are often out of balance, your adrenal glands, pituitary glands, and hypothalamus release hormones that too can become out of balance.

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How Omega-3 Can Provide Relief for Menopausal Symptoms

Many women are concerned about fat, and wrongly believe that consuming fat will make them overweight. The truth is, however, that an extremely low-fat diet won’t regulate your weight.

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  • Feb 8, 2016
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Beware- not all is what it seems!

Ghost writing- Have you heard of it? This is where a commercial company is employed by a pharmaceutical company to produce a number of academic […]

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Female Sexual Dysfunction: Sexual arousal and Orgasmic Disorder

Female sexual dysfunction is a prevalent and often underestimated problem in the general community. It is a generalised disorder that can be broken down into […]

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Kick Start Weight Loss Program

Our Kick Start Weight Loss program has been developed to kick start your motivation and set you up for successful weight loss and maintenance.

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How Omega-3 Can Provide Relief for Menopausal Symptoms

The therapeutic benefits of omega-3 fatty acids – which are abundant in certain fish oils – have long been known. In the 1950s, upon the […]

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Eating Organic is Not Only for the Rich

Eating Organic is Not Only for the Rich Eating organic may seem out of reach for some. Whether it is the price tag that too […]

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Ancient Grain Salad

Kamut, also called Khorasan wheat or Pharaoh grain, because it was discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs, is richer in protein than regular wheat and high […]

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New Year, New You

Start the New Year with great health! If you’re not healthy, speak to someone. If you are healthy, cleanse your body! At the Australian Menopause […]

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Headaches Started or Worsened after turning 40 Years Old?

Peri-menopause and Headaches Peri-menopause marks a time of great change within the hormonal environment of a woman. Her body goes from being in an almost […]

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Watermelon – The Ultimate Hydration

Watermelons are now in season and they’re not only delicious and juicy, they are also highly nutritious and are a great snack alternative. This tasty […]

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Avoiding Weight Gain During Menopause

Many women will find that they gain weight during the process of menopause. As we age, we tend to lose muscle density, our metabolism slows, […]

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Medical Tests We Recommend When Going Through Menopause

As part of your treatment program, we may recommend that you undertake specific medical tests. These will be advised by our doctor during your consultation. In […]

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  • Dec 28, 2015
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  • AMC Team
Australian study reaffirms dangers of Synthetic HRT

A 2015 Australian study by the NSW Cancer Council reinforced the findings of The Women’s Health Initiative of 2002 in respect to the use of […]

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Are you suffering from Fatigue?

Fatigue is one of the most common and one of the most disruptive symptoms of menopause. It can be defined as an ongoing and persistent […]

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Adrenal Fatigue Support Program

THE ADRENAL GLANDS The purpose of your adrenal glands is to help your body cope with stress and survive another day. It is their job […]

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Anti-Ageing Face Cream

Hormones play a vital role in many physiological processes. Sufferers of menopausal symptoms know this too well. Night sweats, hot flushes, sleeplessness and more, but […]

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GABA: Aid for the Stressed Insomniac

GABA is an important neurochemical within the brain. Its primary job is to slow down the activity in the brain so that clear thoughts and […]

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Digestive Health Detox

What: what is it? Our Digestive Health Detox is a thoroughly researched combination of supplements, dietary choices and lifestyle suggestions all with the same aim […]

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Hormone Specific Detox

What: What is it? Our Hormone Specific Detox is a thoroughly researched combination of supplements, dietary choices and lifestyle suggestions all with the same aim […]

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Kick Start Weight Loss Program

Kick Start Weight Loss Program We see an average of 5-7kg (or 10%) lost in 26days Helps to remove stubborn fat Paves the road to […]

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Nuphoria

Female Sexual Dysfunction: Sexual arousal and orgasmic disorder Female sexual dysfunction is a prevalent and often underestimated problem in the general community. It is a […]

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Weight Loss Detox

What: what is it? Our Weight Loss Detox is a thoroughly researched combination of supplements, dietary choices and lifestyle suggestions all with the same aim […]

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How to Find a Menopause Specialist and What to Expect From the First Appointment

A woman’s ability to reproduce will usually near its end during the mid-40s. In some women this can start as early as the mid-30s, and […]

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  • Dec 8, 2015
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Dr Gary Aaron talks about – What the man in your life can do to help during menopause

If you would like to know more and how you can assist your partner through this time, please feel free to contact the Australian Menopause […]

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Understanding and Managing Anxiety During Menopause

During menopause or peri-menopause, many women may find themselves experiencing more anxiety than normal. Anxiety can manifest itself as uneasiness, unhappy thoughts, fears, and sometimes […]

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Vaginal Dryness: What it is and How to Treat it

Vagnal dryness is unfortunately a very common symptom in the transition to menopause. In fact, some studies report that 40-60% of women will experience this uncomfortable symptom. […]

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What Exactly Is Menopause?

Menopause When this happens, you start experiencing the classic symptoms of menopause such as Hot Flushes, Night Sweats, Vaginal Dryness, Irritability, Mood Swings, Headaches, Fatigue and Low libido. In some women […]

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Pre Menopause

For practically their entire adult lives, women hear about menopause and its symptoms as something in the distant future. Surprisingly, what they should know is […]

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Peri-Menopause

Although perimenopause is clearly the most noticeable stage of the menopause process, most women fail to realize what perimenopause really is. Perimenopause, as its own […]

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The Truth About Hormone Therapy

Wall Street Journal 16/03/09 By ERIKA SCHWARTZ , KENT HOLTORF , and DAVID BROWNSTEIN Mainstream medicine has been given a wake-up call on a matter […]

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Post Menopause

Postmenopause can come across as an enigmatic time of life –the first time in decades that a woman does not have the capacity to reproduce. […]

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Asparagus and Goats Cheese Frittata

Ingredients 12 eggs, lightly whisked 1/2 cup (125ml) thin cream 2 tbs finely chopped dill 20g butter 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced 2 […]

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Alternative or Complementary Therapies for Menopause

Acupuncture Many women find relief from their menopausal symptoms through acupuncture, a system of complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted into the skin […]

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Understanding Menopause and Digestive Issues

The digestive system plays an important role in the body, converting the food we eat into their simplest forms, such as glucose, amino acids, or […]

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What Causes Headaches During Menopause?

Headaches during menopause can incapacitate women who experience them. For instance in the case of migraine headaches, the pain generally comes on slowly in one […]

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What Causes Loss of Libido During Menopause and How to Cope

Loss of libido is a lack of interest or desire for sexual activity, and this affects 20-40% of women when they hit menopause. If you’re going through […]

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11 Ways to Minimise Hair Damage and Loss During Menopause

Menopause is the period in a woman’s life when the ovaries stop producing certain hormones (namely oestrogen) and menstruation ceases. This period of time can […]

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What is Adrenal Fatigue and How to Find Relief

Do you find yourself feeling exhausted most of the time, even after having a good rest? Are you constantly irritable? Do you happen to be […]

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9 Ways to Manage Stress and Relax During Menopause

​All women have different experiences during menopause, and the symptoms they report are often quite extensive. With all of the changes occurring in the body […]

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  • Aug 31, 2015
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Menopause Blogs for Support, Entertainment, and Advice

Menopause is something that all women will experience at some point, and for that reason nobody should ever feel alone in their struggle. Sometimes it […]

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The Importance of Bone Health During Menopause, and How to Keep Your Bones Strong

During the beginning stages of menopause, it’s important to keep a careful eye on your bones. The drastic drop of oestrogen production that occurs during […]

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Nourish your skin this winter – Tips to keep your body radiant

Does your skin feel dehydrated, sensitive and dull? There’s a reason! It’s exposed to chilly winds, freezing temperatures, and then blasted with indoor heating. The […]

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7 Ways to Ease the Transition into Menopause

Menopause is a natural part of the ageing process, and a transition period that no woman can escape from. While menopause affects different women in […]

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Keeping Your Skin Healthy During Menopause

With menopause come potential changes to hormone levels, and as a result, changes to your skin. The natural ageing process has a lot to do […]

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7 Menopause Myths Busted

When women hear the term menopause, it can bring about trepidation due to the sheer number of horror stories floating around. However, menopause isn’t all […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Peri-menopause

Before menopause, your body goes through a transition period of uncertainty called peri-menopause. During this time you’ll experience a lot of symptoms that are found […]

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What Else Can You Do Naturally to Find Relief From Common Menopause Symptoms

When dealing with menopause it’s important to know what to expect and what you can do to lessen the impact of the symptoms. Below is […]

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What is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

When going through menopause, it can be very difficult to find a management plan that works best for you and your body. The ultimate goal […]

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Avocado Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Adding avocado to a smoothie is a great way to make your smoothie creamy. Its velvety consistency is adaptable and will work with both fruits […]

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The Benefits of Exercise During Menopause

Menopause typically occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, and while one in four women won’t experience any symptoms, the other three […]

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Coping with Mood Swings During Menopause

The hormonal changes women often experience during menopause can cause physical symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats, and headaches. But these changes can also manifest […]

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What Foods Can Ease Menopause Symptoms?

Most women in their mid-forties to mid-fifties will experience the symptoms of menopause to some degree. These can include anything from hot flushes, irritability and […]

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Menstrual Cycle Symptom Calendar

To download our Menstrual Cycle Symptom Calendar and begin tracking the symptoms you are experiencing with Menopause simply click the below link: Symptom_Calendar_PDF

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Navigating the Emotional Effects of Menopause

Going through menopause is a difficult time for every woman. Some feel as though they are losing their youth, along with gaining the many unpleasant […]

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Osteoporosis and the Health of Your Bones

Osteoporosis and the Health of Your Bones What Happens When Bones Become Weak, Brittle and Break? We have over 200 bones that make up our […]

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Calcium Rich Foods

For a healthy person, the recommended daily intake of calcium is 1,000mg. Once you reach the age of 51, your recommended intake increases to 1,300mg […]

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Edamame-Ginger Dip

Edamame-Ginger Dip Think of this as an Asian version of hummus. Ingredients 220g frozen shelled edamame ¼ cup water 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 […]

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Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are tiny, flat oval seeds with a nutty taste and a delicious, almost invisible crunch. They are one of the oldest oilseeds known, […]

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Sheeps’ cheese

Sheep have been raised for milk for thousands of years and were milked before cows. The world’s commercial dairy sheep industry is concentrated in Europe […]

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Homemade savoury crackers

Homemade savoury crackers This month’s recipe comes straight from one of our detox patients. She has kindly passed on her recipe for us to share. […]

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Tips for Reducing Toxins

For optimal health, it is best to avoid unwanted unnecessary exposure to chemicals, pollutants and other harmful substances. A great detox program can help to […]

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Is Toxicity the Reason You Feel Unwell?

Ask yourself these questions:         Are you often tired or lethargic?         Are you having trouble losing weight?         Do you regularly suffer from bloating, […]

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Super vitality cookies

Ingredients ½ cup quality walnuts (plus 6 to 8 for decorating) ½ cup raw almonds ½ cup raw Brazil nuts ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds […]

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Coconut Oil

The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk and oil that has fed and nourished populations around the world for generations. Among these […]

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How Winter weather Affects Our Bodies

The cold weather brings about a range of changes to our body; from increased appetite, decreased moods and apparent laziness, to dry skin and dull […]

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Garlic

Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, dating as far back as to when the Giza […]

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  • Jun 12, 2014
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Activance

Activance Hypoallergenic is the very latest development, The Sunday Telegraph 4 May 2014 boasts “For Hair Regeneration, a major scientific advance for hair loss.” Gentle yet potent […]

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Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired This Winter?

Do you dread the winter months when you and your family easily succumb to coughs and colds, sneezing and sniffily noses, headaches, sore throats, or […]

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8 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Winter is in full force. As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get a little down. […]

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What can CoQ10 do for you?

Life in the 21st century is busy, busy, busy. As we age it is harder to keep up with the pace, and fatigue is increasingly […]

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5 Beneficial Lifestyle Changing Tips During Menopause

Making lifestyle changes may help ease the discomfort of your symptoms and keep you healthy in the long run. Try these tips. Eat healthy food. Eating […]

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Avocado – a Versatile Fruit

Avocados may be fatty, but this fruit is a nutritional powerhouse providing numerous potential health benefits. The healthy fats in avocados account for around three […]

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Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body’s circadian rhythm. The circadian […]

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Spice of the Month – Juniper Berries

Juniperus communis is commonly known as juniper berries and are found widely throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The juniper berry plant is a small evergreen shrub. […]

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Red Onion Jam

Ingredients Olive oil 4kg of red onion, finely sliced 7 garlic cloves 30g of salt 12 cloves 14 juniper berries 1 handful of thyme leaves 500ml of balsamic vinegar 350g of […]

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How to Sleep Better

How you feel during your waking hours hinges greatly on how well you sleep. Similarly, the quality of your sleep disturbances can often be found […]

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Thai-Inspired Tomato Soup

Serves: 4 Hands-on time: 10 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Ingredients       2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes       2 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil       […]

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Chilli Rubbed Pork With Pawpaw And Basil Salsa

Ingredients 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind, plus 2 teaspoons juice 4 x 150g pork medallions, trimmed of excess fat […]

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Food of month – Pawpaw

Pawpaw (or papaya) is a fruit that grows in tropical areas throughout the world and is easily available throughout Australia. Most Australians enjoy pawpaw simply […]

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  • Feb 26, 2014
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Roseanna Gallo

Name: Roseanna Gallo OAM Occupation: Singer/performer/entertainer/charity worker/MC “OMG! Was is happening to me!” It was just after I turned 50, I had been told by […]

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  • Feb 26, 2014
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Aussie Helpers

More about Aussie Helpers and their co-founders Brian & Nerida Egan Brian and Nerida Egan established Aussie Helpers on 21 May 2002 to help fight poverty and […]

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9 Ways To Improve Back Pain

Stay active – Intermittent short-term low-back pain can actually be better with gentle movement and limited bed rest. Mike Flippin, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon who […]

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Focus On Your Core To Reduce A Fall

As the body begins to age, fall prevention becomes an important issue to address. We all know of someone who as tripped and fallen accidentally […]

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Tao’s Favourite Energy Booster

Tao’s Favourite Supplement – N-Acetyl Carnitine Hi, my name is Tao and I am the Operations Manager of the Australian Menopause Centre. I have been […]

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6 Key Signs A Person May Be Oxytocin Deficient

Poor communication – generally superficial discussions There is an element of irritability and inability to feel affectionate May have excessive anxieties and fears Sexual interactions […]

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Is your love life lacking? Do you want to improve your Moods?

Is your love life lacking drive and desire? Do you want to improve your mood and happiness? Oxytocin is a hormone mainly known for its […]

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  • Feb 2, 2014
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Health Funds – Can I Claim?

Many health funds do provide rebates on bio-identical hormones however, some health funds do not provide these rebates. Why is this the case? It is […]

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Steamed Bok Choy

Ingredients 2 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (from 1/2-inch piece) 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 bunches bok choy, cleaned, ends […]

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Food of the Month – Bok Choy

Also known as Chinese mustard cabbage, bok choy (or pak choy) originated in Asia as part of the Brassica family. Its relatives include broccoli and […]

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Talking about Menopause to your spouse : A Survival Guide

Broaching the Subject of Menopause Symptoms with Your Husband: A Survival Guide If you´ve begun experiencing the symptoms of menopause, talking with your husband is […]

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Low Libido in Postmenopause

Most people think that women cease to be sexual beings after the change. While menopause does change your body in some fundamental ways — including […]

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Pasta with Barley and Coriander Pesto

Ingredients    350ml water     100g pearl barley     2x 125g pkt Slendier Spaghetti    1 bunch fresh coriander    ½  bunch spring […]

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Beat the Buldge in 2014

More Than Meets the Eye – Beating the New Year Bulge Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is not only about looking good – that’s […]

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Food of the Month – Coriander

Coriander is an annual herb with edible leaves and seeds, a very common ingredient in cooking throughout the world. It is especially very popular in […]

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Tingling Extremities

While not a common symptom of menopause and postmenopause, tingling extremities is an unsettling and unexpected symptom some women experience. This tingling can affect any […]

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What Age Do Women Start to Get Menopause Symptoms?

When women reach the age of 40 their hormone levels drop. That includes estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, the three main hormones in how a woman’s […]

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  • Dec 10, 2013
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Dr Gary Aaron talks about – About Weight Gain during Menopause

As women approach menopause they endure many symptoms, but one that proves the most difficult for many women to accept is menopausal weight gain. Not […]

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How to Manage Your Menopause Symptoms in the Workplace

Fighting hot flushes, vaginal dryness and mood swings while dealing with demanding schedules and tight deadlines in the workplace can seem like your pitted against […]

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Adrenal Fatigue Support Program

With today’s modern lifestyle, adrenal fatigue is becoming more and more common and more and more debilitating. Due to the physical, mental and emotional stressors […]

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  • Nov 26, 2013
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A message from Michelle our Medication Department Manager

Are you getting the most out of your Treatment Program? To get maximum benefit from your Treatment Program it is extremely important to take your […]

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  • Nov 26, 2013
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Neurocalm Endorsement From Trina

A Testimonial about Nuerocalm From Trina at the Australian Menopause Centre Hi I work at Australian Menopause Centre and have been prescribed Nuerocalm for the […]

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Food Of the Month Asparagus

Asparagus has many anti-inflammatory properties due to containing saponins and phytonutrients. Asparagus provides a wide variety of antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E, […]

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  • Nov 26, 2013
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Purchasing complementary medicines online can seem attractive

Countless sites on the Internet offer a range of supplements, usually at very cheap prices. However, using products bought from online sites can be risky. […]

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Top Stress Busting Tips

Lessen your stress load by practising the following stress busting strategies: 1.     Rest and Relaxation: Relaxation techniques such as tai chi, yoga, and meditation can […]

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Is Stress Deterring You From Health?

Is Stress Deterring You From Health? Stress is now a common fixture in our hectic, busy lives. Small amounts of stress that are easily resolved […]

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TIP OF THE MONTH – Headaches

Headaches are described as an ache or pain in the head, face, mouth, neck or any combination of these. The pain can be mild to […]

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Poached salmon with water crest mayonnaise

Ingredients 1 carrot, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 onion, sliced 1 small fennel bulb, sliced 2 flat-leaf parsley stalks, bruised, plus 2 tbs chopped […]

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FOOD OF THE MONTH – SALMON

Salmon is a highly nutritious food. It contains a high amount of protein, good fats and Vitamin D. A serving of 120g will go a […]

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What are Oestrogen and Progesterone Excess and Deficiency Symptoms?

What is Oestrogen Oestrogen is the name given to a class of hormones. There are three major oestrogens produced by women called oestriol, oestradiol and […]

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Berry Smoothie

A fast breakfast recipe for people on the move that includes a daily dose of liquid MetaPure EPA/DHA. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen […]

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Snapper with Cabbage and Apple Salad

Recipe/ Ingredients 1/2 cup vegetable stock 1 large red onion, halved, sliced 2cm piece ginger, peeled, grated 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 red cabbage, shredded […]

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Dr Gary Aaron talks about – Multivitamin and Mineral Formula

If you would like to know more and how you can assist your partner through this time, please feel free to contact the Australian Menopause […]

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Dr Gary Aaron talks about – Which Fish Oil is The One You Have At Home?

Fish oils contain certain key active compounds known as EPA and DHA. These compounds have different effects on your body and may assist in reducing […]

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E3 Facial Cream

Rejuvenate your skin today. Would you like your face to look younger and more youthful? Less wrinkles? A specially formulated facial cream may help to […]

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Omega 3 Supplementation Lowers Inflammation

[1] The trial looked at various markers of inflammation. These markers decreased by 10-12% while the placebo capsules had a 36% increase. The doses of […]

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Lemongrass, Eggplant & Broccoli Curry with Tofu

This dish is a complete meal. If you wish to add some carbohydrate, serve with Basmati rice. Alternatively, my choice is to add additional protein. […]

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  • Sep 3, 2013
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Two Little Known Facts About Menopause

Fact 1: Four out of five women say that menopause did not decrease their quality of life. In fact, not all women experience menopause symptoms. […]

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Dr Gary Aaron talks about – Multiple uses for Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is primarily known for its role in calcium absorption within the body tomaintain skeletal health. Vitamin D3 is equally important in its involvement […]

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