The Wellness Blog 



Clinic Update: JAN 14

Happy New Year!

I hope you have had a safe and happy festive season and wish you a healthy start to 2014. 

Appointments for the new year are available from Tuesday 7th of January 2014. Melbourne CBD appointments will now be available on Tuesdays 10.00am to 7.30pm (previously available Mondays). Appointments at Vitality HUB in Prahran are available Wednesday through to Saturday. To arrange a time, please call:

Charlie Lily Reception, Melbourne CBD - 03 9078 6977
Vitality HUB Reception, Prahran - 03 8199 8000

Do you need supplement repeats before your next appointment? If so, please let me know and I can arrange for these to be available for pick up at either clinic reception.

Are You In Need Of A Reboot?

Has 2013 left you feeling exhausted? We often look toward the festive break as an opportunity to relax and renew. However, for many people the holiday period contributes to further stress, poor eating habits, overindulging in alcohol, and lack of rest. Fatigue, poor concentration, sluggishness, and weight gain are all common presenting complaints in January. It is also easy to fall off the tracks with with your current health plan during this period. If this sounds like you, it is the perfect time for a "reboot" with a range of solutions that can be tailored to your individual requirements.
 

Express Detox

The express detox is a two week supplement-assisted dietary program that is designed to reboot your system and get you on track for a healthy 2014. It is perfect for anyone who has overindulged over the festive season or is feeling generally a little sluggish. 

Wellness Plan Review

If you have lost momentum with your current health plan or your health status has changed it may be the perfect time to review your plan and create new goals for 2014.

Professional Weight Management Program

Have you gained weight over the Christmas Break? Lose those extra kilos with the "Shake It" Professional Weight Management Program, a six week supplement-assisted, healthy eating program.

Diet and Nutritional Plan

Is your New Year's Resolution to eat healthier? Book an appointment to develop your own personalised diet plan. A Diet and Nutritional Plan makes eating simple for you and includes a recommended food list, weekly meal planner, food prescription, and recipes.

Book Today!

Book an appointment with Adrian today to get your New Year started right by calling Prahran Reception on 03 8199 8000 or Melbourne CBD Reception on 03 9078 6977.


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Has This Year Left You Feeling Absolutely Exhausted ?

Most people today are living extremely stressful, busy lives, so it is normal to feel tired sometimes. This tiredness generally resolves itself after some rest and relaxation. Increasingly though, persistent tiredness is becoming a major problem for many people. Fatigue is a common presenting complaint in the majority of Australians, but it is also often misunderstood, and at times even dismissed, particularly if there is no easily identifiable cause.

If you have to drag yourself out of bed and struggle through your day, then you may benefit from some natural supplements to help give your energy levels a boost.

What Causes Fatigue?
Factors that may contribute to fatigue include:
Carnitine - Carnitine is an important nutrient that plays an important role in fat metabolism and energy production. It transports dietary fats directly into the mitochondria to be broken down and burnt as fuel for energy production. Carnitine may be beneficial if you want to lose weight and get an energy boost at the same time.
Coenzyme Q10 - Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like compound that is essential for energy production. CoQ10 is beneficial in the management of fatigue as it enhances cellular energy production and is also a powerful antioxidant.
Lipoic Acid - Another useful nutrient for anyone who is tired is lipoic acid. Lipoic acid is important for the transport and conversion of carbohydrates into energy. It is also a powerful antioxidant.
Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids - Omega-3 essential fatty acids from fish oils or krill oil are vital for the integrity and stability of every cell in our body. Omega-3 oils stimulate energy production and help lower stress levels.
B Vitamins - B Vitamins are essential, especially when under stress. All the B vitamins are vital for the Krebs cycle to produce energy. A combination that includes magnesium with B vitamins is likely to help you feel energised and able to enjoy life.

You Are What You Eat
If you are tired, make sure you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and drink plenty of water throughout the day. The quality and balance of the food you are consuming will have a considerable impact on your energy and vitality. Where possible, avoid overly processed foods and eat organic, natural foods, if available.
Ask Adrian about how dietary changes can help provide you with more sustainable energy levels.

Use It or Lose It
Engaging in regular physical activity is also important. Being active can help address some of the underlying problems causing your fatigue.

Recharge Your Batteries!
Holidays give us all the chance to have a well deserved break for rest and recovery, so take the time to enjoy being with loved ones and recharge your batteries. If you want to return from your holidays with more bounce in your step, then book an appointment with Adrian to develop a tailored dietary, lifestyle and exercise plan to help you leave fatigue behind.

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New Naturopathy Consultation Options

Naturopathy Prahran and Melbourne CBD


From 
July 2013 I will practice primarily at Vitality HUB in Prahran. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to continue your naturopathic management with me at this new location. Appointments will remain available at The Rialto in Melbourne CBD each Monday for anyone unable to attend the Prahran clinic. The following consultation options will be available:

The Rialto, Melbourne CBD
Monday       10.00am to 7.30pm

Vitality HUB, Prahran
Wednesday  9.00am to 6.00pm
Thursday      9.00am to 6.00pm
Friday           9.00am to 3.00pm
Saturday       9.30am to 1.30pm

Skype & Phone
Monday to Friday

Corporate Wellness
Tuesdays and by arrangement


Vitality HUB
Vitality HUB is a boutique wholistic medical and wellness clinic offering a range of services including: integrative medical doctors specialising in the whole health picture and identifying root cause of symptoms.

The Vitality HUB team includes experienced health practitioners, providing a wide range of modalities, including; naturopathy, nutrition, psychology, counselling, and life coaching. Additional services offered by the clinic include intravenous vitamins, chelation therapy, and bio-identical hormones.

Practicing naturopathy at Vitality HUB enables me to provide a more integrative approach to your healthcare. This may include collaborative management of your health with the clinic's integrative general practitioners or other allied health practitioners to achieve optimal health outcomes.

Skype and Phone Appointments
Skype and phone appointments are available throughout the week for anyone unable to attend either clinic - please call me directly on 0488 042 221 or email wellness@adrianharper.com.au to arrange.

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