Bone Broth: Heal & Seal

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Bone Broth: Heal & Seal

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Let’s talk bones…
You see, bone is living tissue, rather than inert structure. Bone is also slightly elastic, owing to the collagen, which combines with the calcium phosphate to lend “elastic rigidity.” Bone is full of minerals, mostly calcium and phosphorus, along with sodium, magnesium, and other trace minerals. If the connective tissue – and most animal scraps and bones you use will have tendons, ligaments, and cartilage – still attached, bones also include contain chondroitin and glucosamine, popular joint supplements that are the raw materials for bone and cartilage formation.
Bone broth has long been praised for its awesome healing powers. I first read about bone broth back in 2006 when I purchased the book ‘Nourishing Traditions’ By Sally Fallon (a must read for wellness devotees). I was pretty pumped to learn about bone broth’s health giving properties. I hunted down some local, ethically raised and certified organic bones and set to work in my kitchen, cramming the bones into my Le Creuset with whatever vegetables I had in the fridge… The result? A secret weapon to support optimal health and longevity. You can add the broth to soups and stews or simply pour yourself a mug and enjoy as a hearty warming drink.
Time poor? Star Anise Organic wholefoods will do all the broth-ing for you!
Here’s why you should consider drinking bone broth:
Heal and seal your gut. A cup a day can work miracles for leaky gut syndrome but it’s also good for protecting non-leaky guts. The gelatin in the bone broth (found in the knuckles, feet, and other joints) helps seal up holes in intestines. This helps cure chronic diarrhea, constipation, and even some food intolerances.
Protect your joints. Taking glucosamine supplements to help with joint pain has been common knowledge for years; it makes sense that bone broth has glucosamine too. Unlike supplements, broth also includes a host of other goodies that help keep your joints happy, healthy, and pain-free. The chondroitin sulfate in bone broth has also been shown to help prevent osteoarthritis.
Look younger. Bone broth is a rich source of collagen. You can find collagen in all kinds of “plumping” products these days, but why stick it on the outside when you can drink it? Not only is drinking it cheaper, but it can make your skin, hair, and nails look just as radiant.
Sleep better, and feel better. The glycine in bone broth has been shown in several studies to help people sleep better and improve memory.
Immune support. Bone marrow can help strengthen your immune system. A Harvard study showed that some people with auto-immune disorders experienced a relief of symptoms when drinking bone broth.
Stronger bones. The phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium in the bones seep out into the broth leaving you with the essential building blocks for healthy bones.
It’s environmentally sustainable! Waste not want not, what else were you going to do with those chicken carcasses, soup bones, and veggies going bad in your fridge?
Apple Cider Vinegar
Add a couple shots of apple cider vinegar to your stock. This aids in the extraction of minerals without really altering the flavor.
Roast your bones beforehand. This adds color and flavor.
Don’t be afraid to simmer long and slow. Smaller animals require less cooking time to extract nutrients, so chicken can probably go for twenty hours and produce a quality stock, but beef or lamb bones can go for several days, provided you keep the heat low and watch the water level to prevent burning.
Add feet. Especially chicken feet, for added collagen – and more gelatin.
I’d toss poultry fat. It’s a relatively high-PUFA animal fat, and a day of simmering has probably damaged it beyond repair.
Veggies are optional, but tasty. They add flavor, and the classic mirepoix blend of carrots, onions, and celery is always a welcome addition. Herbs work well, too. I’m partial to thyme, bay leaf, and whole peppercorns, with maybe a sprig or two of rosemary added. If you’re doing herbs and veggies, add them toward the end of cooking, especially if you’re doing a marathon two-day stock making session.
To make an appointment with Wellness Expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
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Sanvita Cream

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Product of the Week: Sanvita Cream

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Dr Spiller Sanvita Cream
The Sanvita Cream by Dr Spiller is a repairing 24hour cream with Powerful anti-oxidants.

This magical cream green cream is perfect for use during winter as your body screams for more moisture!
The key skin concerns the magical cream targets –
Anti aging: The Green tea and ginseng extract is rich in bio-active substances and it assists in preventing premature aging. The Ginseng also contains ginsenoside, known to help reactive epidermis cells.
Dry dehydrated skin: The Sanvita Cream contains water molecules with active ingredients ‘wrapped’ in oil, allowing the solution to penetrate our thirsty skin and hydrate it successfully.
Sensitive skin: The cream contains green tea and ginseng which soothes, repairs and protects sensitised complexions prone to irritation and discomfort.
Sun damage: The green tea extract is the main ingredient that reverses the effects of UV damage.
Our skin care expert Melissa Topala, from Face Plus Medispa, Bankstown clinic says “This is the perfect day and night “pick me up” cream for the winter time. The green tea extract helps to protect against free radicals and the ginseng extract to revitalize and reactivate the cells.”
The Sanvita Cream by Dr Spiller is available from all three clinics:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

Dr Spiller Sanvita Cream


New Skin in 5 Days

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TREATMENT OF THE WEEK: Herbal Aktiv Peel by Alex Cosmetics

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The treatment:
The Herbal Aktiv Peel is a plant based corrective skin resurfacing treatment that supports and promotes the skin’s natural regenerative processes. The peel is designed to compress the process of skin renewal, giving you new skin in just 5 days. The skin’s barrier is never compromised or exposed to microbial infection, resulting in minimal trauma and a very safe procedure.
Medically proven
Pure plant based ingredients
No synthetic chemicals or acids
Over 50 years of worldwide success
Suitable for most skin types and conditions
New Skin in 5 Days Before & After
How it works:
Your first treatment –
Performed under steam, your therapist will first clean and prepare your skin for the Herbal Peel. 
Once the skin has been properly prepared, your skin will be massaged with the herbs.
The herbs are left on the skin for an additional 20 minutes, vital to step in revealing your new skin.
Once all herbs have been removed your therapist will then apply the appropriate after care.
The aftercare is a vital part of your transformation with products you must use at home.

New Skin in 5 Days Before & After Acne

Final treatment –
Four to five days after your first peel you will visit the medispa for the final treatment, to reveal your new skin!

Under steam, your therapist will massage a Herbal Skin Elixir that will remove the old skin. At this point in time, the skin is highly receptive and this is the perfect time to apply the Herbal Hydrating Cream to calm, nourish and moisturise.
20minutes later the hydrating cream is removed and your new skin will appear!
“From start to finish, the Herbal Aktiv Peel can take between 45minutes to an hour. The Herbal Aktiv Peel is as powerful as having a resurfacing laser treatment without the risks. you will see new skin in 5 days” Says Amy Cameron, from Face Plus Medispa, Bondi Junction.
For optimum results, most patients will be prescribed three treatments one month apart.
The Herbal Aktiv Peel by Alex Cosmetics is available at all Face Plus locations:
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077