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LPA Outstanding High Achievement Award

At a recent Australia-wide Conference of therapists and clinic owners, the top clinic owners were asked to give a presentation on their clinics, and were then voted on by their peers.  We won the ‘Outstanding High Achievement Award‘ for our ground-breaking methods of helping people achieve greater health and wellbeing using Naturopathy and other natural therapies.

CNTC Spring 2011 Newsletter

Centenary Natural Therapies Clinic

 

Outstanding Health

 

“My life is so much better now!”

IN THIS ISSUE
Bonus Massage Every Year
Are Hidden Allergies Causing Your Health Problems?
Healthy Kids? Fat Chance!
Business Achiever Awards
Fathers Day Gift Vouchers
Did You Get Sick This Winter?
Latest Medical Research
Thanks for Your Referrals
Quote of The Month

Business Achievers Award Winners for Excellence in quality and service
Winners Business Achievers Award (Professional Services)
2006, 2008 and 2009
Inducted into Business Achievers
Hall of Fame 2009Centenary Natural Therapies Clinic
62 Looranah St
Jindalee QLD 4074

Phone: (07) 3376 6911

OUR SERVICES

Programs

Restoration Program

Total Health Care Club
Complete Detox
Complete Allergy Program
Boost Fertility

Therapies

Acupuncture

Massage

Naturopathy

Bowen Therapy

Allergy Testing & Treatment

Kinesiology

Counselling

Stop Smoking
Iridology
Organ Function Testing

We support Youngcare

Youngcare Logo

Providing care and accommodation for young people with
high care needs

(To visit their website, click on the image above.)

Issue: 38 September 2011
Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter. If you cannot see the images in this email, right click on them and select ‘Download Pictures’. Otherwise, go to the very top of this email, where it says ‘Having trouble viewing this email? Click here.’To help ensure that you correctly receive email messages or newsletters from our clinic, with the images displayed, please add our address to your Address Book or contacts list- reception@cntc.com.au.

Bonus Massage Every Year for VIP Massage Members
If you follow our philosophy of maintaining your health, you can now join our VIP Massage Club, and receive an additional massage every year at no extra charge. Members receive a 1 hour massage every 4 weeks, and pay a discounted ratefor their massages by direct debit. For less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day ($2.73), you can enjoy all the great benefits of an expert massage every month.Please click here for more information on this Offer, or ask your massage therapist or receptionist.

Are Hidden Allergies Causing Many of Your Health Problems?
If you are experiencing an unexplained illness, there’s a good chance that allergies — to food, chemicals, mould, pollution and more — may be to blame.

Most people recognise itchy eyes, runny noses and hives or itchy skin as allergies. These are the typically accepted forms of allergy. However, there is another form that is not easily recognized, suspected or even agreed upon.It can affect any part of your body, from an inability to concentrate and think clearly, to fatigue, hyperactivity, an inability to sleep, joint and muscle pains, bedwetting, ear infections, and asthma.

Any food can cause allergies, even healthy foods like apples and pears. Some of the biggest culprits are cow’s milk or any dairy, sugar, wheat, eggs, preservatives and artificial colourings.

Some common environmental allergens are dust, moulds, pollen, cigarette smoke, pesticides, natural gas,petrol, perfumes, scented cleaning products, deodorants, disinfectants, synthetic carpets, the chemicals in new mattresses, Aspartame, and non-stick cookware.

In short, you could be allergic to just about anything, and it could be causing a dizzying array of symptoms.

If you are often fatigued, irritable, achy or depressed, it may be due to something in your diet or your environment. But what?

Sometimes the connection is obvious, for instance you get a pounding headache after being exposed to perfume in a department store. But often the connection is more subtle.

If you’re exposed to an allergic chemical, the negative reaction may take just a few seconds to surface. But if you’re allergic to a food, dust, mould or pollen, it could take 15 minutes to an hour before you get sick. There can also be delayed reactions to foods that occur 8 to 24 hours or more after consumption, as in colitis, mouth ulcers and bed-wetting.

By that time you probably won’t have any idea what to attribute the symptoms to.
If you feel flat or unwell all the time, or if you have a number of symptoms with no obvious cause that won’t go away, consider having Comprehensive Allergy Testing at the Clinic. The testing takes 1 1/4 hours, and you will receive a 3 page report on everything that your body is or isn’t reacting to. We also offer treatments for allergies as well. If you would like to find out if allergy testing would benefit you, please give the Clinic a call and speak to Peter.

 

Healthy Kids? Fat Chance!
Why our children will have a shorter life expectancy than us.

Jamie Oliver's TED award speech.
Jamie Oliver’s TED award speech.

Business Achievers Awards Close Monday
If you haven’t voted for us already, and would like to do so, please click on the image below. Our Category is ‘Health Care‘. (Entries close 10 am Monday.) Vote for Business Achievers Awards Thank you very much!

Father’s Day Gift Vouchers
Massage Gift Vouchers are available for Father’s Day, and make a great gift. As usual, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Youngcare. (Vouchers can be ordered and paid for over the phone, and posted out to you or direct to your Dad.)

Did You Get Sick this Winter?
How did your immune system survive winter this year? It was a particularly bad time for colds and flu, with many people coming down sick. A very good immune system will stop you from getting a cold or flu, and a good immune system will fight off an infection quickly and easily, so it goes to show how weak our immune systems are becoming. (No wonder cancer is now such a common condition!)A good immune system is not only your best defence against coldArmaForce Immune Tonics and flu, it also helps prevent many more serious illnesses. (Flu shots and antibiotics have a detrimental effect on your immune system, so they make you more prone to getting those problems again in the future.) In our experience, one of the best natural ways of improving your immune system is a practitioner-strength product called ArmaForce, which is only available through registered therapists. We suggest that you start taking ArmaForce now, and see the difference it makes to you next winter! ArmaForce tablets are available over the counter at our Clinic.

Latest Medical Research
In the interests of helping our clients make informed decisions regarding their health, we offer a selection of recent internet medical articles which may be of interest. Click on the headline to go to the full research article.Study Investigates Acupuncture and Counselling for Headaches“Current pharmaceutical treatments for tension headache offer short-term relief but nearly 80 per cent of users report adverse effects such as drowsiness, dry mouth, weight gain or dizziness,” Professor Greenwood said.”There are also concerns about the health impact of regularly relying on pain medications, and their effectiveness in the long-term.”

“We know that when acupuncture and CBT (counselling) treatments are used separately, they can provide relief for people who suffer from tension headache.” TV Viewing Shortens Adult Life Expectancy Researchers estimate that for every hour an adult spends watching TV their life expectancy shortens by almost 22 minutes. Breastfeeding Mums Warned to Limit Intake of Painkillers Breastfeeding mums are being warned to limit how many painkillers containing codeine they take, amid fears their babies could die from an overdose. New IVF Test Raises Questions on Down’s Syndrome Risk Evidence has emerged that in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) may boost the risk of a baby with Down’s syndrome.

 

Clinic Wins ‘Outstanding High Achievement’ Award
Outstanding High Achievement Award At a recent Australia-wide Conference of therapists and clinic owners, the top clinic owners were asked to give a presentation on their clinics, and were then voted on by their peers. We won the ‘Outstanding High Achievement Award‘, for our ground-breaking methods of helping people achieve greater health and wellbeing.

 

Testimonials
“I always feel so much better after a visit!! You’re all such great people! Thanks so much.”

Paula, Westlake

“Wonderful work.”

Betty, Westlake

“Jade your Awesome! Will definitely recommend you to all my friends. Thank you so much. I found you very professional and knowledgeable.”

Vanessa, Forest Lake

 

Referrals
Our thanks to our following clients who kindly referred their family or friends to the Clinic in July and August.Anthony Anderson, Jane Bowell, Elenor Dups, Leanne Errey, Deborah Ford, Rudy Grommen, Sue Harwood, Glenn Loose, Emma Trigg, Julie White, Maria Wienand, Lynette Williamson, Belinda Anthony, Suzanne Darlington, Debbie Dove, Mitch Dove, Ron Gaunt, Mary Hall, Beatrice Robles, Roger Thorogood, Shirley Wienand. *Anyone who refers someone to the clinic will receive a Gift Voucher for either $10 or $25 off any of our treatments or products as an expression of our appreciation.
Quote of The Month
“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”

~Albert Schweitzer

We hope you have enjoyed our latest Health Update. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way with your health, or ask us about our special Health Assessment offer.
Sincerely,
The Team at

Centenary Natural Therapies Clinic

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Centenary Natural Therapies Clinic

Outstanding Health

 

“My life is so much better now!”

IN THIS ISSUE
Poor Circulation Causes Your Cells to Suffer
Natural and Medical Approaches
Business Achievers Awards
Fathers Day Massage Gift Vouchers
Curves Fitness Centre Offer
Latest Medical Research
Testimonials
Thanks for Your Referrals
Quote of The Month

Business Achievers Award Winners for Excellence in quality and service
Winners Business Achievers Award (Professional Services)
2006, 2008 and 2009
Inducted into Business Achievers
Hall of Fame 2009
Centenary Natural Therapies Clinic

62 Looranah St

Jindalee QLD 4074

Phone: (07) 3376 6911

OUR SERVICES

Programs

Restoration Program

Total Health Care Club
Complete Detox
Complete Allergy Program
Boost Fertility

Therapies

Acupuncture

Massage

Naturopathy

Bowen Therapy

Allergy Testing & Treatment

Kinesiology

Counselling

Stop Smoking
Iridology
Organ Function Testing

Finch Therapy

 

We support Youngcare

Youngcare Logo

Providing care and accommodation for young people with high care needs

(To visit their website, click on the image above.)

Issue: 37 August 2011
Greetings,

Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter. If you cannot see the images in this email, right click on them and select ‘Download Pictures’. Otherwise, go to the very top of this email, where it says ‘Having trouble viewing this email? Click here.’To help ensure that you correctly receive email messages or newsletters from our clinic, with the images displayed, please add our address to your Address Book or contacts list- reception@cntc.com.au.

To visit our website, please click on our logo at the top of this email.

Poor Circulation Causes Your Cells to Suffer
The cells of your body are like little plants- give them plenty of water, oxygen and nutrients, and they thrive. If they don’t get enough of these, they suffer and don’t perform properly. So if your blood is ‘sluggish’, by the time it gets to your cells, it has lost most of its oxygen and nutrients, and is full of wastes. (In bad cases, the blood itself becomes toxic to the cells!) The cells start to malfunction, and over time, large areas of the body, and even entire organs, can become affected.The quality and quantity of blood getting to your cells is very important for your health. In China, researchers are now of the opinion that deterioration of circulation in the body is the major reason health problems develop as we age.

Because poor circulation to the cells retards healing, it is important to check the flow of blood to the area for any chronic problem or condition that isn’t healing well.

Some of the conditions commonly associated with ‘sluggish’ blood include

  • digestive problems
  • high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, strokes
  • gynaecological problems
  • eczema and other skin problems
  • sciatica and backache
  • psychological problems such as anxiety and depression
  • headaches
  • tiredness
  • bruising easily
  • chronic stiff muscles
  • problems that are worse with cold or better with warmth

Herbs, acupuncture, and massage can all be used to improve the circulation on the inside and the outside of the body. A simple way to help the circulation in the skin and inside of the body is Dry Skin Brushing. Please click hereif you would like a handout on the benefits of Dry Skin Brushing, with instructions on how to do it.

Natural and Medical Approaches

Enjoy a light-hearted look at the differences between conventional medicine (allopathy) and natural therapies to health by watching this animated video.

The Town of Allopath
The Town of Allopath

Business Achievers Awards- Please Vote for Us
The Quest Business Achievers Awards for our region are held in August each year. We have won the Award 3 times in the past 5 years, and are keen to win it again this year. Voting commences on Wednesday 10th August, and you can vote in 3 ways.

  • Posting in an entry form from the South West News or the Springfield News
  • Voting online (available from 10th August)
  • Voting in the Clinic

If you like, you can receive an automatic email reminder when voting commences.

Our Category is now ‘Health Care‘.

Business Achievers Awards are highly sought after and keenly contested. Business nominated for the Awards are judged in 3 ways:

  1. the number of votes received
  2. the business completes a 10 page report on their systems, practices, philosophy, etc
  3. they are visited and assessed by a Secret Shopper.

Thank you very much for your vote!

 

Fathers Day Massage Gift Vouchers
High Quality Massage Treatments If your Dad works hard, gets stressed, has stiff muscles, or just deserves something special, a deep relaxing massage might be the perfect Gift for him.As usual, all proceeds of Gift Vouchers sold from 1st August to Father’s Day (4th September) will be donated to charity. (Through your support, we have already donated $3,324 to charities this year, and our aim is to donate over $5,000 by the end of the year.) We will be donating the funds raised to Youngcare, who provide care and accommodation to young people with high care needs, instead of them living in aged care facilities.So by treating Dad to a wonderful massage, you can be supporting a great cause at the same time! Gift Vouchers can also be ordered and paid for over the phone, and posted out to you or to your Dad.
Curves Fitness Centre Offer
‘Curves’ is a fitness centre that provides 30 minute cardio and strength training workouts for women. They have come up with a special offer of 2 weeks free membershipto all clients of our Clinic. The value of regular, quality exercise is immense. If you want to start getting into a regular exercise program in a supervised, women-only centre, please give them a call and let them know you are a client of Centenary Natural Therapies Clinic.Mt Ommaney- 3376 2266
Forrest Lake- 3372 7000
Redbank- 3814 5533

Latest Medical Research
In the interests of helping our clients make informed decisions regarding their health, we offer a selection of recent internet medical articles which may be of interest. Click on the headline to go to the full research article.Looking After Your Body Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s Taking care of your body just might save your mind.

Millions of cases of Alzheimer’s disease worldwide could be prevented by curbing risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, and lack of exercise, new research suggests.

Seven conditions or behaviours account for up to half of Alzheimer’s.

 

Lack of education was important, presumably because studying involves regularly ‘exercising’ the brain. However, in the United States (and probably Australia), inactivity is the leading factor.

Depression made the next biggest impact on Alzheimer’s cases, followed by smoking and high blood pressure in mid-life. Untreated or inadequately treated depression has long been known to raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Alzheimer’s cases are expected to triple by 2050. A dementia specialist said that a common misconception is that you’re “dealt a deck of cards at birth,” but “people need not just sit back and watch this unfold.” Comment Prevention is always better than cure. There are a number of nutrients that are essential for correct functioning of the brain. Alzheimer’s Disease patients are often found to have deficiencies in B12, folate and essential fatty acids (such as found in fish oils). Heavy metals, such as Aluminium, Cadmium and Lead may also play a part. Some amino acids are believed to help protect against the damage to the brain caused by glutamate, a neuro-toxin. (MSG is Monosodium glutamate, so too much MSG is hazardous to the brain.)   The discovery that B vitamins can help prevent Alzheimer’s has been hailed as a major breakthrough by the medical community.   It is important to note that dehydration in the elderly can produce symptoms identical to Alzheimer’s. Tea is a diuretic, so elderly who are heavy tea drinkers are more prone to dehydration.   The answers to preventing Alzheimer’s appear to lie in

  • maintaining good health through exercise, keeping your blood pressure under control, and not smoking
  • Keeping your brain active
  • Avoiding use of aluminium cooking utensils and other possible sources of heavy metals
  • Quality nutrition, and supplements of the most important nutrients for your brain

Please see our naturopath Ainsley Cherry for more information about the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Vegetarian (High Fibre) Diet May Prevent Common Bowel Problem Diverticulitis Vegetarians are a third less likely to get the common bowel disorder diverticulitis, than their meat eating counterparts. These results were not unexpected, as previous research has indicated that a low fibre diet can cause diverticulitis, and vegetarians typically have more fibre in their diet than average.

 

Typical symptoms include painful abdominal cramps, bloating, wind, constipation and diarrhoea.

Comment Please note that too much fibre can cause mineral deficiencies, so having plenty of fruit and veges is generally better than taking fibre products.   Common Painkillers Linked to Irregular Heart Beats, Heart Attacks, and Strokes Commonly used painkillers, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, have been shown to increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat), between 40% to 70%. Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased long term risk of stroke, heart failure, and death. These Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can also cause stomach haemorrhage, and shouldn’t be used if you have kidney impairment.

 

Testimonials
“Have not been in for a month and after treatment feel great again. Getting better and better.”

Dean, Coominya

  “I have just completed the 17 week Restoration Program. Upon commencement, I was tired, lethargic and felt heavy, with terrible PMS. 17 weeks later I am pleased to report I have an abundance of energy, I feel light and energetic, and have lost a few kilos in the process. No more concerns with PMS. Thank you Peter, Ainsley, Nina and Lisa, you are all amazing at what you do! Peter you have a great team which starts with the beautiful welcomes from your reception staff.”

Tracey, Riverhills

 

Referrals
Our thanks to our following clients who kindly referred their family or friends to the Clinic in May and June.Jane Bowell, Elenor Dups, Leanne Errey, Deborah Ford, Rudy Grommen, Sue Harwood, Trever James, Heidrun Krautler, Marjie Lochrie, Glen Loose, Jacob Minett, Chris Nielsen, Biggan Ryd Dups, Julie White, Paula Wienand, Lynette Williamson, Megan Wrigley, Ellena Yiannatzi, McLeod Golf Club and Baroona Road Physio Centre. *Anyone who refers someone to the clinic will receive a Gift Voucher for either $10 or $25 off any of our treatments or products as an expression of our appreciation.
Quote of The Month
“Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.”

~Joseph Addison

 

Hi, we hope you have enjoyed our latest Health Update. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way with your health, or ask us about our special Health Assessment offer.
Sincerely,
The Team at

Centenary Natural Therapies Clinic

“My life is so much better now!”Find us on Facebook