4th Birthday Celebration Sale
Utopia Health Care has turned 4! We are happy to have been sharing the gift of health and wellbeing with you for all these years. We look forward to continuing a long and healthy future.
To help celebrate and say thank you for being such wonderful clients, we would love to give you a free gift. To redeem this offer, simply book within the first two weeks in May before Mother’s day, and mention our Birthday Surprise.
Also for the month of May, for all clients who haven’t been in for a tune up within the last 12 months, we’d like to give you a bonus 50% off on your next appointment, bookings need to be made in the month of May but not need to be used until the end of Winter this can also be given as a gift.
It certainly has been a busy year so far especially the last few months first school term already over. The beautiful change in autumn colours the warm oranges and reds scattered throughout the neighbourhood, as the winds bring the cooler weather we are reminded to start thinking about adding on another layer of clothing, scarves and vests.
As the cooler months of winter await us, now is the ideal time to start building up your immune system in preparation for the cold and flu season. Autumn is associated with the Metal element (for more detailed information please click here, so it is the time to nourish and build the Lungs. Acupuncture , Moxibustion and diet including herbs have a long history in keeping the body strong.
We have also welcomed in the Year of the Water Snake.
The snake is known for its patience but ready to pounce if surprised; it is a favourable time for learning and personal growth.
“As is always the way, some signs will fare better in the Snake year than others, but for all there will be opportunities to do something personally constructive. As the Chinese proverb reminds us, ‘If you have foresight, you are blessed, but if you have insight, you are a thousand times blessed.’ This is an excellent year to gain new insights, reconnect with the real you and give yourself time to add to your knowledge and capabilities. Use your time well so you may do well.” Your Chinese Horoscope 2013 by Neil Somerville
If you would like more detailed information on your personal Chinese Horoscope for 2013, feel free to come in a few minutes earlier to your appointment and have a read of Mychelle’s copy of Your Chinese Horoscope 2013 by Neil Somerville.
What to Eat in the Autumn months
A grain to add to your menu breakfast, lunch or dinner – Amaranth
Amaranth: Cooling, bitter and sweet in flavour, dries dampness, benefits the lungs, high in protein, fibre, amino acids, Vitamin C and Calcium. This grain contains more calcium and supporting co factors, magnesium and silicon, than milk. Used in breads, cakes, soups and grain dishes, try popping in popcorn; can also be sprouted and used in salads.
This is a great grain for pregnant and nursing mothers as it is high in protein and calcium.
AMARANTH AND APRICOT SPICED MUFFINS
2 cups whole meal flour
1 cup soya mild
2 tabs apple or pear juice concentrate
2tsp baking powder
½ cup Amaranth flake
½ teas nutmeg
2 tabs apricot jam
Method: Preheat oven 190 C.
Sift flour; add baking powder, spices and Amaranth.
Combine soy milk, apple juice and apricot jam mix well.
Make a well in the flour and add liquid stir until just combined, so it is moist but lumpy.
Spoon mixture into greased muffin pans, fill 2/3 only
Bake about 20 minutes
Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day is coming up soon on May 12th. What better way to say “Thank You” than with a customised gift voucher, the gift that keeps on giving… the gift of health and love. To relieve those aches and pains and get the body aligned and moving again, why not book in for one of our Shiatsu massages and of course grab yourself or for that special someone a bag or few of our Magnesium Flakes For more gift ideas, click here.
Yours in good health,
Mychelle and the Utopia Health Care team