How to clean your produce – the next best thing to buying organic

We all know that the best form of produce is organic – free from pesticides and fungicides.

However it isn’t always easy to access organics as they can be unavailable and much more expensive.

Did you know that research has now shown that there is an effective and easy way to wash conventional produce to remove pesticides. 

A new study from researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, investigated this issue. In the study gala apples were sprayed with two types of pesticides: phosmet, which is a known insecticide, and thiabendazole, a fungicide. 

Then to attempt to remove it again apples were rinsed with three liquids: 

(A) A thorough 2 minute wash/scrub in water.

(B) A soak in one percent baking soda mixed with water before a wash/scrub in water

(C) A thorough wash in a commercial bleach solution approved by the United States EPA

The findings were that the tap water and bleach product did little to remove the pesticides.  The baking soda, on the other hand, made short work of the pesticide residue.  In fact, it actually got rid of the toxic chemicals almost completely.

The study showed 80% of the thiabendazole was removed from the apples and 96% of the phosmet (which does not penetrate as deeply).

So, how should you use this information to wash your produce?

* Fill a large bowl with water.

* Then add a teaspoon of baking soda.

* Add the veggies/fruits.

* Soak for a minute or two.

* Scrub with a brush.

* Finally, rinse off the veggies/fruits.

Done!

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Child Biomechanics Checks

School holidays are an excellent time to bring your kids in for a biomechanics assessment with one of our osteopaths.

Biomechanics is the science of movement of a living body.  

This includes how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement.

 Biomechanical analysis is the determination of how forces are generated within the body.  

In other words how forces applied to the body can influence the way that we move.

Checking that everything is moving well as they grow and develop is so important!

Catching any issues early allows time for intervention and correction.

Call us now to make a time with one of our team.

You can claim your appointment on your private health extras cover.

 

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Take Care Of Your Immunity This Winter


 

Your best defence against bugs this winter is a healthy immune system.  We all have the potential for a strong defence against invading pathogens however we don’t all care for our immune systems as we should.  

It is important to eat healthy food (primarily veggies), drink lots of water, and reduce stress and emotional turmoil.  Reduce processed food and sugar intake, and get plenty of sleep.  Acupuncture is also a valuable tool in boosting our immunity.

Research has shown that acupuncture can enhance the level of immune cytokines and splenic CD4+ T cells, which are of vital importance in human immune systems. These cells are referred to as ‘helper T cells‘ and are active in the immune system’s defence against microbes, including viruses.

This interesting article by a Harvard Medical School educator discusses the value in caring for your immunity and the ways in which we can all do this for ourselves.  

For the full article click here.

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We Are Opening 27th April!

After closing for 1 month to do our part to

‘flatten the curve’, Restore will reopen for

osteopathy and acupuncture on 27th April.

The government agrees that these are

‘essential services’.

We will be practicing strict hygiene measures including:

*Separation of practitioners

*Separation of patients

*Sanitisation measures with and between each patient

*Wearing masks and gloves where appropriate.

So why don’t you book online now!

We missed you all!

 

The Restore Team.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Important Notice

For the welfare of our patients and staff the team at Restore have decided to close at end of day Saturday 28th March 2020.

We will return to business once we feel that the environment is safe for our patients, our staff and their families.

In the meantime we continue to follow strict hygiene guidelines and will continue to do so during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Are you unwell with fever or respiratory symptoms? Have you had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19? 

If so we are unable to treat you at the clinic at this time.

It is recommended that you call the HEALTH DIRECT helpline on 1800 022 222 for further advice.