Beef and Lentil Burgers

Leanne CurgenvenHealth Information, RecipesLeave a Comment

From the ‘Heart Foundation Cookbook – Full of Beans’ available for download from https://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/resources/full-o-beans-cookbook/ Ingredients 250 lean beef mince 400g canned lentils, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp tomato sauce 1 egg 1/3 cup parsley, chopped 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 1 cup dried breadcrumbs 1 carrot, grated Pinch ground black pepper   Method Combine all ingredients Knead mixture until well … Read More

30 minute Chicken Pie

Lydia MarshallHealth Information, RecipesLeave a Comment

30 minute Chicken Pie Serves 6   Ingredients 3-4 large chicken breast (about 700g) Knob of butter A lug of oil 2 spring onions 150g mushrooms 1 heaped tbsp plain flour 2 tsp English mustard (optional) 2 heaped tbsp lite cream cheese 300ml chicken stock 3 sprigs fresh thyme or 3 pinches of dried thyme ½ tsp nutmeg Puff pastry … Read More

Diabetes Classes

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Village Health presents a 3 part interactive series for people with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, run by our very own Dietitian Leanne! Click HERE or read on for further information. This event will be held upstairs in our brand new building at Village Health, 30 Lincoln Road. Classes begin at 5.45pm and will finish approximately 6.45pm. The first class – held … Read More

Coeliac Awareness Week, 10 – 16 June 2019

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This week is ‘Coeliac Awareness Week’ in NZ. Approximately 1 in 70 New Zealanders have coeliac disease, and up to 80% of those are unaware they have the condition! Increasing awareness is important for both diagnosis and increasing our knowledge on what a gluten free diet is. Someone close to me personally has coeliac disease – she recently had dinner … Read More

Making Small Changes

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Whether we think about it or not, we have all made changes for better or worse over our lifetimes. Most of the time, these changes occur without us even realising they are happening – especially the ‘bad’ ones! Whether you’re trying to cut down on some indulgences, get fitter, socialise more, or even learn an instrument – the number one … Read More

Vitamin C & The Common Cold

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As winter steadily approaches, our noses tend to drip a little more and the trusty Vitamin C tablets come back out of the kitchen cabinet. But how useful is vitamin C when it comes to the common cold, and is it worth its hefty price? Vitamin C plays a role as an antioxidant, assists in wound healing, increases iron absorption … Read More

Measles Outbreak in Canterbury

Brendan CantonHealth InformationLeave a Comment

Due to the recent outbreak of measles in the community, Village Health has been inundated with phone calls asking about the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR). The MMR vaccine is given in two divided doses at age 15 months and 4 years. One vaccine will give 95% coverage, and two vaccinations will provide 99 % coverage.   So the priority … Read More

Mindfulness, Not Mindlessness

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It’s fair to say we live busy lives. We go from one thing to the next – whether it’s our jobs, relationships, children, houses, finances… the list goes on! Being mindful in the way we live, interact with people and food can be a way of dealing with all that life stress that just seems to build up. Mindfulness? Mindfulness … Read More

Proud of our Practice Manager

Holly HornerHealth InformationLeave a Comment

We are thrilled to announce that Brendan Canton, our General Manager has been awarded the “Practice Manager of the Year 2018″by Practice Managers Association and Administrators NZ (PMAANZ). This prestigious award recognises and rewards a Practice Manager for his or her special contributions to medical, specialist, dental or allied health Practice Management. Up to three finalists, as selected by the … Read More

Feeding Your Gut with Fibre

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Feeding Your Gut with Fibre As a population, we do not eat enough fibre in our diets, and getting a mixture of the different types of fibre is another important consideration. But before we even discuss the food sources, it’s important to first understand: what is ‘fibre’, why is it important, and then; what does eating more actually look like? … Read More