Get your brain into gear with vegetables!

Written by: Julia D’Angelo, Naturopath It’s no secret that a diet rich in vegetables is good for your health! Consumption of green leafy vegetables have long been identified as a hallmark for wellness and healthy ageing, but now the proof is in the pudding…a delicious vegie pudding, so to speak. A recent and large-scale memory […]

World Parkinson’s Disease Day 2018

BY ALON BLUMGART, NATUROPATH & NUTRITIONIST “In light of world Parkinson’s Disease day. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term neuro-degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The neuro-degeneration mainly occurs in neurons that produce a neurotransmitter called dopamine. The symptoms of PD generally come on slowly over time and […]

Beating the Christmas bulge!

The festive season is upon us and for most of us that means eating delicious meals paired with luxuriant alcohol, often in larger quantities. With daily opportunities to tuck into rich and decadent foods, it’s unsurprising that come New Year, many of us struggle to fit into our jeans. On average Australians gain 0.8-1.5kg over […]

Weight Loss and Chinese Medicine

Written by Andrew Chambers, Dr of Chinese Medicine at Vital Chi Wellness Do you lack a sense of general fitness and overall well-being? Do you easily fatigue or experience shortness of breath upon physical exertion? Would you like to shed some additional weight, toward living a richer, fuller and healthier life? Traditional Chinese medicine can […]

Seasonal allergies: nip them in the bud!

Written by Julia D’Angelo, Naturopath at Vital Chi Wellness Ahhhhh, Spring!! It’s a wonderful time of year! After enduring a long and cold winter, warmer weather has finally sprung. Springtime typically also marks the beginning of seasonal allergies such as hay fever; an immune system response characterised by runny noses, itchy eyes and constant sneezes. […]

Happy gut, happy child

Written by Julia D’Angelo, Naturopath at Vital Chi Wellness The human gut plays host to more microbes than any other part of the body, with an estimated ten million bacterial cells- and these are just the ones we know about so far. While it is commonly known that these bacteria help maintain our health by […]

Eating with the Seasons

Written by Lina Capovilla, qualified Nutritionist and Naturopath at Vital Chi Wellness As the days get shorter, and the morning air is fresher, it becomes obvious that the cooler season is approaching. Autumn is a time when we start to withdraw from the outdoors, getting ready to consolidate for winter and go within. I always […]


We all know that we need to drink more water, and with the warmer weather upon us, it’s never been so important! Water is considered an essential nutrient, because we are unable to produce enough of it in our bodies alone. Water depletion increases during the summer months with 50% of it lost through the […]

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

We all know that excess weight is associated with many health risks, so why is the rate of overweight and obese adults and children growing? The statistics state that 2 in 3 adults and 1 in 4 children in Australia are overweight and therefore increasing their risk of disease. Our experience at Vital Chi is […]

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