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Is your ‘diet’ working for you…or against you?

Food restriction or “dieting” means intentionally depriving yourself. Ongoing deprivation is generally only successful for a certain amount of time before we ‘fall off the wagon’ and start eating for comfort or to rebel against the ‘diet’. Initially we might feel temporarily better before we inevitably become disappointed or frustrated with ourselves that we ‘failed’ and decide to “diet” again.

Why does the diet industry thrive? Repeat business!

Does this cycle sound familiar?

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Hand Therapy Week

2-6 June is Hand Therapy Awareness Week.

Occupational therapists who specialise in hand therapy can assist patients with custom made splinting.

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Mater’s Nutrition for New Mums: turning the knowledge into know-how

It is important to make good food choices as a new mum. Eating well will help ensure you are receiving all the nutrients you need to produce good quality breast milk to nourish your bub. It will also keep your energy levels up to help you look after your growing baby.  

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Autism Awareness Month

This April is Autism Awareness Month.  There are a range of events scheduled for the month in order to raise awareness and funds to support people living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  On World Autism Awareness Day (April 2), buildings across Australia and the world will turn blue and will stay blue for the month to promote autism awareness.  

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Food Refusal in Children - When no doesn't mean no

Learning about food should be an exciting and happy experience for a child not a battleground for the family.  Toddlers and young children often can become fussy with foods. They will only eat food prepared and presented in a certain way, and develop strong likes and dislikes which can often change. 

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