Beef and Beetroot Burgers

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Adding vegetables in at dinner can be easy with some meals, yet definitely harder with others. Once you’ve got the kumara chips on the side, the fat beef patty and those gorgeous sesame buns to make your burger, there is never enough space for the ‘appropriate’ amount of vegetables. Or is this just me? Well, what if I could tell … 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

We have moved and it’s all good!

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After much planning, let alone the trials and tribulations of building and consents, fit-outs and oh so much more our General Practice moved into our much-anticipated brand new purpose-built medical centre facility just down the block to 30 Lincoln Road. As doctor and owner Miriam Martin commented, “It was like moving house on steroids but we’ve made it! And we’re … Read More

Measles Outbreak in Canterbury

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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

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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

10 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

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We all have cholesterol in our bodies, it’s when we have a little too much cholesterol in our body that we can start to get concerned. Too much cholesterol builds up inside our arteries, blocking the blood flow and increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke. NOTE: This advice is a part of a healthy lifestyle, and does not just … Read More

Ever wondered how following a low GI eating plan might benefit you?

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Low GI Ever wondered how following a low GI eating plan might benefit you? Just like with other areas of life, it’s good to have a plan – a financial plan (whether that just means paying your bills on time), an entertainment ‘plan’ (making time for things you enjoy, no matter how small)… you get the idea. An eating plan … Read More

More of this, less of that for managing cholesterol

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Here is an easy guide for which foods you should seek out and which to avoid to help lower your cholesterol. Increase your intake of: Food Why What Fish Omega 3’s – consumption associated with better cardiovascular disease outcomes; helps to lower LDL and increase HDL. Oily fish are the highest sources – salmon, mackerel, sardines, fresh tuna Other varieties are … Read More