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 […]

Sweating is important for your health!

Did you know sweating is important for your health? We all know there are many factors to health, one aspect that is overlooked is the importance of flushing out toxins that we have been exposed to through our food or environment. Have you ever wondered what has great detox-ing abilities? You would be surprised, it […]

5 Things that you had no idea could be hurting your back

Written by Dr Diana Pakzamir 1.Your back pocket – this goes out to all the back pocket wallet carriers. Filling your back pocket can cause you to sit with one pelvis sitting higher than the other, this then changes the way your spine is while your are sitting, changing the way muscles are holding, making […]

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