You’ve been invited!

“Embrace” the documentary filmed by Taryn Brumfitt uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter future. Throughout March &  April we are raising awareness and importance of the act of Self Love by hosting a FREE movie screening of “Embrace” here at Complete Health Chiropractic!

Just email your FULL NAME to admin@completehealthchiro.com.au to confirm your seat!

Click here to view the “Embrace” Movie Trailer

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Healthy Banana Bread!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 medium bananas (make sure it is very ripe and mashed up)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp (50g) honey
  • 3 1/2 tbsp (50g) butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 4 eggs (~200g)
  • 1/2 cup (55g) coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup (50g) almond meal
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 170C/340F.

2. Grease and line a small loaf tin (21cm x 7.5cm deep loaf tin) and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, mash your bananas and add in your honey, melted butter/coconut oil and eggs.

3. Mix in your coconut flour, baking soda and almond meal and allow to sit for two minutes. The mix will look really runny at first, but the coconut flour will soon absorb the liquid and form a thicker batter. It’s more of a pancake batter consistency than a thick cake batter, however, if your mix is extremely liquidy, add in coconut flour one teaspoon at a time.

4. Pour your banana bread mixture into your prepared loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes to an hour (keep an eye on it – cooking times will depend on your pan size) or until your loaf is cooked through and a skewer inserted into the middle removes clean – If your banana bread is browning too quickly but isn’t cooked in the middle, cover it with foil.

5. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

We find this banana bread keeps best in a sealed container in the refrigerator and it will keep for up to a week. You can also freeze the slices by wrapping the slices individually and storing them in a sealed zip lock bag in the freezer.

The Role of Vitamin D & Sunlight

  1. Understand that genetically humans require sunlight exposure for wellness and prevention. Research is clear that sun exposure is healthy, it is sunburns that are unhealthy.
  2. Make sure that on the days that you do not have adequate amounts of sun exposure that you supplement with vitamin D.
  3. The best approach is to expose as much of your skin as possible to the sun FOR A CONTROLLED AMOUNT OF TIME and then to put on protective clothing.  Sunsuits are great for kids, they are cool in the heat, they are great to swim in, and they dry off quickly.
  4. START SLOWLY and gradually increase the amount of time you are in the sun.  Start with 5-10 minute exposures and when you start to darken GRADUALLY increase that time.
  5. When prolonged sun exposure is unavoidable use a safe, natural sunscreens (these are just combinations of healthy natural oils and the minerals zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide). These minerals will stay on the surface of the skin – they protect as a barrier, the oils protect as antioxidants.
  6. Make sure you are sufficient in Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil. EPA and DHA fatty acids are important components of healthy skin and research shows that these healthy fatty acids afford protection to your skin from the inside out just as the topical application of healthy oils does from the outside in.
  7. AVOID sunscreens that contain the dangerous chemicals that are toxic and are often either carcinogenic, estrogen-mimicking or both. Remember, anything you apply to the skin gets absorbed into the bloodstream!Sunshine for Article - CHC

Bye For Now But Not Forever

Robyn

I am sadly ending my time here at Complete Health Chiropractic. My spontaneous, adventurous, 22 year old curiosities have gotten the better of me. I have absolutely loved working with an amazing team who constantly strives to better this world and the community around it through the benefits of chiropractic. But it is now time for me to travel to far-flung places. I will be living in London for 1-2 years, so if anyone finds themselves there I would love to catch up. Wish me luck as I attempt to brave the weather, crowds and lack of quality coffee. I wish you all the very best. Au Revoir!

  • – Robyn Hollis-Brown

Naughty but Nice Rumballs

Ingredients:

250g Plain Biscuits

395g Condensed milk

1/4 cup Cocoa (sift out the cocoa to get rid of the lumps)

2 cup – dessicated Coconut (one cup is used for coating)

2-3 Tblespns Rum (Bunderberg rum works well)

 

Method

Using a food processor combine all ingredients.

Wet hands and roll mixture into small balls then coat in coconut.

Refrigerate or freeze prior to serving.

Enjoy!

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