May News

VIP “Wicked Wednesday”
20% off Storewide*
Wednesday 24th May, 2017 only

*No further discounts apply
Some Conditions & exclusions apply
Offers available in store & online 24–05-2017 only

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Excluslively to our VIP customers, Mountain Health will offer 20% storewide*

on Wednesday 24th May, 2017.

 

Thats 20% off Mountain Healths extensive range. With products including:

• Vitamins, minerals and herbal remedies
• Weight reduction supplements & products
• Chemical free natural beauty, personal & homecare products
• FODMAP Friendly, gluten free, organic and vegan foods
• Bulk foods
• Herbal teas and juices
• Superfoods, such as açai and goji berries, cacao and chia seeds.

Come in store or shop online. Don’t miss it, discounts are only available on this day!

The Super Powers of Dulse

Dulse is an extremely nutrient-dense seaweed that contains all trace elements required by humans. Packed with protein & fibre. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and E as well as iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iodine, chromium, zinc and other trace elements.

A fantastic source of plant B12 its great for vegans & the iodine makes it fantastic for thyroid health. Dulse contains antioxidants carotenoids and natural Detoxifiers. This means Dulse is great for skin, hair and nail health, keeping the liver functioning well & even removing heavy metals from your body.

Dulse has a mild pleasant taste without the ocean like taste most other seaweeds have. In even has a bacon like flavor when pan fried!

Dulse can be found in flakes or dried in larger pieces. The flakes can be sprinkled on salads, soups, stocks, and savoury dishes or used in cooking instead of salt.

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super power food dulse

 

Super Snack!

Try this delicious snack to include the super seaweed dulse in your diet. Packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre and antioxidants.
2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
2 tablespoons dulse flakes
2 cups organic popped popcorn
Melt coconut oil in a pan. Add dulse. Sautee in oil for two to three minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat and pour contents over popcorn. Toss in a bowl, coating the popcorn with the sautéed dulse. Enjoy!

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Claudia’s Corner – Advice & tips from our Naturopath

The colder weather is finally upon us & for some people so are their aches & pains! Over the years I’ve had a lot of great results with clients & customers from alkalising their bodies. Most people are over acidic, this isn’t surprising as tea, coffee, dairy, meat & wheat are all acid forming. Being acidic can cause chronic disease & inflammation so its important to alkalise the system. Getting your bodies acid-alkaline balance right will not help aches & pains, but also, energy levels, digestion, skin problems & a whole range of ailments will improve. Alkalising the body can be done through diet, mineral supplements, herbs, apple cider vinegar & green super food supplements.

Suprisingly Tasty Green Soup

Suprisingly Tasty Green Soup

Suprisingly Tasty Green Soup

Try this amazing alkalising green soup. Its also immune building, antiflammatory, detoxifying , healing & it really is quite delicious!

• 3 tablespoons coconut oil
• 2 onions
• 2 stalks celery
• 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
• 4 garlic cloves
• 600g spinach leaves
• 400g kale leaves (tough stems removed
• 1 1/2 litres vegetable stock
• Himalayan salt & pepper to season
• Juice of one lemon

Melt coconut oil in pan. Add the onion, garlic, chilli flakes and celery and sauté for 3 minutes. Add in spinach & kale & cook for a few minutes. Add in the vegetable stock and simmer for 20 minutes. Season with himalayan salt & pepper. Once the soup has cooked, use a hand blender & whizz until smooth. Squeeze in the lemon. Can be served topped with dulse, chia seeds or herbs.

Meditation Range

In this busy world, its important more than ever to be able to relax and connect with your inner calm. The tools to do this include things like meditation, yoga, tai chi, deep breathing, massage & baths. It also helps to enhance the atmosphere with candles, calming music, incense & essential oils. Meditation is a wonderful range that is very popular with our customers & clients. It includes incense, candles, essential oils, perfume, bath salts, massage oil & bubble bath. The unique meditation fragrance helps produce an atmosphere of calm & relaxation.

Meditation Range

Meditation Range

March News

VIP Special

Buy any herbal tea from the Feelrealgood herbal tea range & get a second tea half price!

 No further discounts apply.
Purchased in one transaction.
Second item must be of equal or lesser value.
Conditions apply.

Claudia’s Corner – Advice and tips from our Naturopath.

The kids are back at school and now is the time to stock up on lots of allergy free foods and snacks. Here at Mountain Health we have a great selection of allergy free foods and snacks to choose from. Don’t forget we also have an extensive range of natural products to help with allergies: from probiotics to herbal tonics. A great product I’ve had a lot of good feedback from customers and clients, is Fusion Allergy. It has a natural antihistamine action and can be used for digestive allergies as well as hay fever, eczema and hives and is safe for children 2 years onwards.

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Lunch box Nori Rolls

Try these deliciously healthy, allergy friendly, lunch box nori rolls.

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • 1 small red capsicum
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 tbsp. tahini
  • 4 nori sheets
Instructions:
  • Place 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of cold water into a saucepan.
  • Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for a further 12-15 minutes.
  • Turn heat off and let sit with lid on for further 5 minutes.
  • Cool quinoa and stir in apple cider vinegar. 

  • Meanwhile cut vegetables into long thin slices. 

  • On a sushi mat layout your nori roll and spread a thin layer of tahini at one end.
  • Spread a 1cm layer of quinoa over the whole sheet (not covering the tahini) keeping about 2cm at the far end of the sheet free from rice.
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Place the vegetable fillings on top of the quinoa
Lift the front of the sheet closest to you and begin to roll the sheet tightly.
  • Just before reaching the end of the sheet wet the exposed edge with a little water.
  • Apply gentle pressure to join the edges of the nori.
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Rolls can be eaten whole or sliced with a wet, sharp knife. 
Other veggies you could try include spinach, asparagus, beansprouts, or anything you like!

Feelrealgood Herbal Teas

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Feelrealgood Herbal teas are a range of tea blends made using organic herbs. The teas are hand blended & recipes designed to be beneficial to a variety of health conditions. Come into Mountain Health to get some advice on a tea that could help you “feelrealgood”!

Herbal Iced Tea

When the weathers warmer, it’s a perfect time to enjoy your herbal tea chilled!
How to make herbal iced tea:
  • Make a strong tea by using more herbs than you normally would for brewing a cup—about 1 tablespoon per cup of water—since you’ll later be diluting the brewed tea with ice.
  • Steep a little longer than you normally would for a cup or pot of hot tea, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Pour the strong brew over a lot of ice and serve. Or combine it with an equal amount of cold, filtered water and refrigerate until chilled.

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Feelrealgood Lucky Lemon makes a great Iced Tea, using a blend of cooling, calming and relaxing herbs, just perfect for a warm evening. Try adding fresh berries. Yum!

Summer Newsletter

VIP Christmas Super Special

 For a limited time:

Spend $50 & receive a $5 voucher to use on your next visit.

Spend $100 & receive a $15 voucher to use on your next visit.

No further discounts apply

Conditions apply

Can you believe another year is coming to an end?   We hope you have all had a wonderful 2016.   As a thank you for your ongoing custom, Mountain Health will offer our VIP’s a fantastic Christmas special.   Spend $50 & receive a $5 voucher to use on your next visit. Spend $100 & receive a $15 voucher to use on your next visit.   

From all at Mountain Health, we wish you and your loved ones a safe, healthy & happy holiday break.

Christmas Gift Idea

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The Meditation Range is a blend of 12 essential oils made into a variety of products, including fragrant burner oil, perfume, soap, incense, massage oil etc. It is made in Australia and has been available for over 20 years. It is a well loved favourite with customers. Indulge your senses with this unforgettable fragrance blend. These products would make the perfect gift.

Iridology

Iridology is the analysis of patterns and structures in the iris of the eye. The iris is composed of thousands of nerve endings that are connected through the nervous system to every tissue of the body. It is 100% unique to each individual, with a higher individuality than even fingerprints. Therefore it can provide detailed insight into inherited predispositions, with changes in texture, density and pigmentation indicating possible weaknesses, strengths and behavioural traits.   It is not a diagnostic tool, but it does provide useful information about your body, mind, emotional and behavioural patterns. As such, it can help identify an individualised preventative plan so that people may know what to look out for, and put measures in place to support their weaker organs and systems.iridology

In the new year Claudia, our Naturopath, will be conducting short iridology sessions in the shop. Expressions of interest are being taken at the shop & watch this space for details.

Orange Quinoa Stuffing with cranberries

The perfect low-FODMAP and Gluten-Free stuffing for your christmas feast!

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Ingredients

2 cups of low FODMAP broth (Broth of life available from Mountain Health)
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian herbs (oregano, basil etc)
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 ribs celery, diced
4 green onions, sliced (green parts only)
1/2 cup pine nuts (sunflower seeds are a great alternative)
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
zest of 1 orange

Directions

  1.  Put broth and quinoa in a large saucepan. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add celery, green onions and pine nuts. Saute until celery is tender and pine nuts are golden brown, about 8 minutes.
  3. When quinoa is cooked, toss with the celery mixture, dried cranberries and orange zest. Serve or use to stuff a chicken or turkey. (recipe thanks to Delicious as it looks)

Gift Vouchers

Remember Mountain Health has therapists available for consultations. Including a massage therapist, naturopath, reflexologist, ear candling & clairvoyant. Ask in store for details. Gift vouchers are available & would make wonderful Christmas gift.

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Newsletter

Spring has sprung & we hope you enjoy the much needed sunshine!

Have you visited our online store? We are pleased to offer you our products with the convenience of online shopping. There is a great range of our products  online at the moment & will be adding to it all the time! Have a look at shop.mountainhealth.com.au

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Find a lower advertised price?  

We’ll match it. That’s our promise to you.

At Mountain Health, we guarantee to match the advertised price on any identical stocked item*  It’s our promise to provide the best range of products at the right price, every day.

 *Terms and Conditions – Competitor’s product must be in stock in the required quantities in a retail outlet located in Australia. Product must be identical (e.g. same brand, same model, same colour). Adequate confirmation of competitor’s current advertised price required. We will not match online retailers, clearance or warehouse outlets. Mountain Health expressly reserve the right to refrain from price matching where this would result in a sale below cost price. All price matches are at our sole discretion.

 NOGO SAUCES

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Welcome to the world of (NOGO = no garlic or onion) fructose friendly sauces.  

These sauces are packed with flavour and interesting ingredients, they have:

  • NO garlic
  • NO onion
  • NO added gluten
  • NO preservatives

Heres what the creator of NOGO Sauces, Meg had to say about them:

“When I was  diagnosed with Fructose Malabsorption + gluten intolerance my life took a turn for the worse.  I was suddenly denied all the flavour enhancing ingredients I used on a daily basis, GARLIC + ONION being at the top of my list. I initially thought flavour was lost to me.  I was devastated, which turned quickly to frustration and then curiosity.  I began to recreate  my favourite sauces without the traditional flavour enhancers used.  Up until this point in my life, I had loved eating out and cooking was a daily pleasure for me.   I’d attended cooking schools in Italy, Thailand, Switzerland, France, Indonesia, Morocco and Australia, always trying to improve my skills.  I refused to let this pleasure be taken away!Through necessity, I started developing some ‘go to’ recipes and sauces that I could enjoy and easily share with friends and family. Then I got to thinking…..Why not develop and sell a high quality, great tasting, fructose friendly sauce range?  I try to use as many local and Australian products as possible.A range that gives people some pantry staples  and treats for everyday cooking. 

Mountain Health is happy to introduce NOGO’s range of fructose friendly sauces.

Lovingly made in the Yarra Valley this delicious range of home style sauces includes pasta sauces, pickles & relish, tomato sauce and chilli peanut sauce. Available in store & from our online shop!

 

Fodmap Friendly Thai Salad

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This light & healthy salad is the perfect lunch on a sunny spring day. It’s quick and easy to make, spicy and full of flavour.  Gluten free it’s also perfect for anyone following a low FODMAP diet. Vegetarians & vegans can substitute chicken for tofu.

Serves 2

For the chicken:

– 4 filleted skinless free range chicken thighs or block of tofu

– Salt and pepper

For the salad

– 1-2 zuchinnis spiralised

– 1 carrot spiralised

– 1/2 cucumber spiralised

– 1 pepper finely sliced

For the dressing

– 1/2 tbsp garlic infused oil

– 2 tbsp peanut butter

– 2 tbsp tamari

– 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

– 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

– 1 tsp grated fresh ginger

– 1 tbsp water (might want another if you like the sauce thinner)

Garnish

– 2 spring onions (green parts only)

– 1/2 red chilli

– 1 tsp sesame seeds (black or white are fine)

– 1-2 tbsp crushed peanuts

Spiralise/thinly slice the vegetables for the salad.

Season the chicken then pan fry whole until it’s cooked through.

While the chicken is cooking, put all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Pour over the vegetables and toss until completely covered. Slice the chicken once it’s cooked and place on top of the vegetables.

Top with the garnishes and serve!

 

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Whether it’s a recommendation for a restaurant, a hairdresser or a doctor, a testimonial is a powerful indicator of excellence. At Mountain Health we aim to provide an excellent experience with every visit and we sincerely hope that this describes your experiences with us.

Your testimonial can be as short or as long as you like. It is valuable to our future business and, just as importantly, allows us to keep on improving the level of service we provide. Feel free to add your testimonial on Facebook www.facebook.com/mountainhealthshop/or on google reviews and share your thoughts on your experiences with Mountain Health.

We sincerely appreciate your help and look forward to serving your natural health needs for years to come.

Autumn news

VIP Customer Special

To celebrate the launch of Allergen friendly chef, Rick Grant’s Premium mixes range. Mountain Health is offering VIP customers 10% off the entire range, including his popular seasoning mixes!

No further discounts apply

Conditions  may apply

rick grantsRick Grant’s Premium Mixes

With over 30 years experience in Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly cooking and product developement, Australia’s leading allergen friendly Chef, Rick Grant, has launched a new product range of premium mixes. This means that everyone can enjoy delicious Gluten Free, Fodmap and Allergen Friendly Mixes.

The new Premium Mixes range consists of: Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, Fluffy Pikelets Mix, Naan Bread Mix (the first gluten free Naan Bread Mix available), Yeast Pizza Base Mix, Donut Nuggets Mix and Choux Pastry Mix.  Also available at Mountain Health is Rick Grants Seasoning range; Wedges seasoning mix, Fish seasoning mix, Chicken seasoning mix and Tempura batter mix!

Seasoned Fish

Perfect for Good Friday, try Rick Grants FODMAP friendly fish seasoning mix. Gluten free. Dairy Free. Soy Free. Egg Free.

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This seasoning mix is truly a magnificent seasoning blend utilizing the subtle flavors of lemon myrtle. This mix is suitable to use with any type of fish. Simply pour seasoning onto a plate and roll the fish in it. Cook in a shallow frying pan in light olive oil or try a healthier version and steam the fish in a bamboo steamer on a bed of lettuce leaves and serve with an Asian inspired sauce. Always have some on hand in your pantry. Serves 6.

For a vegetarian and vegan option, use the seasoning mix to coat tofu, eggplant or add to rice crumbs to season any dish.

Ingredients: Maize starch, tapioca flour, rice flour, salt, sodium bicarbonate, pure mixed herbs and spices. Onion and Garlic free.

Ingredients: Maize starch, tapioca flour, rice flour, sugar, sodium bicarbonate, salt.

FODMAP Friendly Easter

Easter is this weekend which means we are surrounded by chocolate.

Even if you are following a low FODMAP diet, you can still enjoy chocolate. According to researchers at Monash University, dark chocolate is low in FODMAPs as long as you don’t consume more than 30 grams. Read the label to find out how many pieces make up a 30 gram serving.dchoc

Even if a product is labeled dark chocolate, you should still check for high FOMAP ingredients including:

  • Dairy
  • Maltitol
  • Mannitol
  • Sorbitol
  • Xylitol
  • Inulin
  • Chicory root
  • Fructooligosaccharides
  • Carob

Choosing the dark chocolate with the lowest fiber content means that it has the least amount of cocoa solids. Cocoa solids are made into cocoa powder which contain FODMAPs. Its important to note that too much fat or sugar may trigger GI symptoms in some people, so sticking small amounts is your best bet. Pop into Mountain Health and our friendly staff can help you with any questions.

Welcome to our new Psychic Reader

Mountain Health now has appointments available to see Maria, Psychic medium, Spiritual Counsellor and Spiritual Healer. Maria is an experienced Psychic, who is able to link into your past, present and future. Maria also does medium reading, where she is able to link into your loved ones, friends, guides and angels. Spiritual clearing and healing can also be done. Clearing of any negative energies, both physical and emotional and healing in the power of love and light. If you think you would like to see Maria, drop into Mountain Health and make an appointment.

 

 

 

 

Back to School

Help your kids get the most out of their school year! Advice on school lunches & tips on keeping the kids healthy with Herbs of Golds range of children’s health supplements. Pop into Mountain Health & chat to our staff about your concerns and we can offer recommendations to suit your children’s requirements.

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Back to School Food Allergy Concerns

Avoiding food allergens can mean steering clear of a life-threatening emergency for some kids. While peanut and tree nut allergies cause some of the greatest concern, food that comes into the classroom can also affect children who suffer from conditions like celiac disease or a dairy allergy. So whether your child suffers from an allergy — or the child that sits next to your child suffers — it’s important to be aware.

Do you struggle with what to pack for snacks and lunches in a nut-free school zone? Here are some practical tips to help make it easier.

  • Read labels. Improved allergy info is now available on most packaged foods. Check ingredient lists for things like peanuts and tree nuts (such as walnuts, almonds, cashews and pistachios), and look for disclaimers that read that the food contains a specific allergen or if it was “processed in a facility that also processes” things like nuts, milk, eggs, soy and wheat.
  • Opt for alternatives.  Experiment with allergen-friendly options like sunflower seed butter and certified allergen-free snack foods. Many kids can’t even tell the difference.
  • Go fresh. When packing a nut-free snack for your little one, start with fruits or veggies such as raisins, apples, carrot sticks or a banana. Then add another component to keep things interesting such as fava beans or organic popcorn.  Make the snack energizing and satisfying with a balance of healthy carbs and protein

Mountain Health has many allergy friendly snacks available. Including the Orgran range, the easy to make Funch snack bar mixes, “Food for Health” bars & the delicious Happy Snacks Fa-va beans. There are also non-dairy alternatives to cheese, cream cheese & yoghurt. The staff at Mountain Health can recommend the best products for your specific requirements.

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Happy Snack Fa-va Beans

Nut free lunchbox friendly natural snacks, with the taste your kids love! Super crunchy, deliciously tasty Fav-va beans in classic Pizza , lightly salted and barbeque flavor carry a Five Star Health Rating . Made from natural ingredients, and guaranteed nut, dairy and gluten free, give them something you’ll both feel good about. Convenient snack packs perfect for the lunch box or as an after school hunger buster.

Happy Snack Fav-va Beans are:

  • 100% gluten free
  • 100% nut free
  • Five Star Health Rating
  • High in Protein
  • Free from artificial flavours and additives
  • Not blended or extruded

Grown, made and packed in Australia

Funch Superfood Snack Mixtures

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Funch’s Superfood Snack Mixtures include a Superfood Snack Bar Mixture, six different Protein Power Ball Mixtures and a No Bake Superfood Slice Mixture.  These easy to make, healthy snacks are similar to the ‘cake mix’ concept, except with Funch products you end up with a delicious, wholesome, healthy snack.  Funch is bridging the gap between health and convenience, giving busy people a great snack food choice as each Funch recipe is packed with great wholesome ingredients. The ‘make at home’ part of each product includes an easy to follow recipe.  The Funch snacks are great energy and nutritious hits for the kids but they also are nut free and suit the ‘nude’ packaging requirement that many schools have introduced. 

Keeping your kids healthy

Day-cares and schools are notorious breeding grounds for bugs. It is common that once kids are back in school, families start fighting off colds & flu more regularly.  By simply supporting your child’s general health and wellbeing on a daily basis you ensure they get the most out of their days. There is natural support to help your child stay in front of the pack!  Try Herbs of Golds childrens range.

hogimmuneChildren’s Immune Care: a delicious strawberry-vanilla tasting chewable tablet, specifically formulated for children with Echinacea and nutrients to support and maintain a healthy immune system. Made with tooth friendly xylitol.

 Healthy Chocolate Crackles

This popular recipe is perfect for school lunches, gluten, dairy, sugar & nut free!

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Ingredients


100ml  of extra virgin coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup of desiccated coconut (optional)

2-3 tablespoons of cacao powder (more cacao will make it more chocolately)

2 cups of puffed grain, puffed brown rice is good but it would work with millet, quinoa or activated buckwheat (or a mix).

1/2 cup of dried blueberries or goji berries (optional)

** up to 3 tablespoons of rice malt syrup can be added if you like them sweeter

Method

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Put in freezer to harden for five minutes.

Remove from freezer and stir again.

Spoon into cupcake cases and place in fridge for 30 minutes.

Take them out of the fridge and serve immediately. If the crackles are left out too long the coconut oil will melt. Store in the fridge/freezer.

Summer News

VIP Christmas Super Special

As a christmas treat, we are extending this offer until the end of January!!

Spend $50 & receive a $10 voucher to use on your next visit.
Spend $100 & receive a $25 voucher to use on your next visit.

No further discounts apply

Conditions apply

Beating the festive bloathealthy xmas

The Christmas party season is under way and over-indulgence in food and drink is hard to avoid. This can often result in that uncomfortable bloated feeling.  Here’s some of the best tips for you to soothe your digestive system and get back some balance after your indulgent Christmas feasts!

  • Fill up on Fibre! Starting your day with smoothie rich in fibre and protein helps to curb cravings and ward off hunger during the day. Fibre keeps things moving through the digestive system & helps to balance blood sugar levels. Try some chia seeds or psyllium husk with your breakfast.
  • Probiotics are part of our defense system so topping up on that good bacteria will help your body to deal with overindulgences! They aid digestion, mood and boost immunity too – but most importantly they reduce gas producing bacterial imbalances thereby helping to keep the tummy flat. You can take a probiotic supplement or have fermented foods like kim chi or kefir or a drink like Kombucha – a cold, fermented bubbly tea that contains probiotics,making it a fantastic digestive tonic. It’s great to drink in between meals to help keep belly flat and bloating at bay.
  • Apple cider vinegar – rich in enzyme and nutrients. If taken with a large meal it is known to help with indigestion and bloating by stimulating stomach acids. Try taking one tablespoon before a meal
  • Don’t drink while eating.  Drinking with meals flushes away those precious digestive enzymes resulting in undigested food, cramping, gas and bloating. Drink at least 30 minutes before or two hours after meals for optimal digestion.
  • Do drink plenty of water – this improves digestion, detoxification and keeps our skin clear.  Water helps flush out toxins and excess fluids from your body, minimizing puffiness, so drink up!
  • Sip on herbal teas. Peppermint herbal tea calms abdominal pain and helps food move throughthe intestines quicker after eating too much rich stuff! Add some ginger ! Ginger increasesblood flow to our digestive system and is well know to help with tummy trouble! Fennel, canhelp when things get gassy!
  • Aloe Vera a top gut soother – it detoxifies, it’s anti microbial, anti bacterial and anti viral too. This plant reduces internal inflammation and as a bonus can help improve skin conditions likeeczema and rosacea too. A shot of aloe vera after a meal can help with bloating an aid digestion
  • Look after you liver – be mindful of how much you are drinking – if you do like to have a few, look at some liver support like milk thistle.

Hopefully some of these tips will help you survive the festive season!

For further advise & product recommendations, pop into the shop & have a chat.

From all at Mountain Health, we thank you for your ongoing custom & we wish you and your loved ones a safe, happy & healthy Christmas & New year!

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Festive Super Salad

A very alkalizing and cleansing salad perfect for detoxing after Christmas! Quinoa is actually a high protein seed, not a grain & therefore is naturally gluten free. Currents & Goji berries, cranberries and currants are packed with anti-oxidants, and kale is full of calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and beta carotene. Extra protein from the nuts and lentils, as well as essential fats and fibre.

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

2 cups chopped kale

1/2 cup goji berries

1/2 cup currants

1/4 cup flaked almonds

1/2 cup pistachios

1/4 cup pepitas

1/4 cup mint, chopped

1 tbsp orange zest, grated

400g can brown lentils, drained

1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Juice of one large orange

Salt and pepper

Method

Rinse 1 cup of quinoa with water. Bring 2 cups of water to boil in a large saucepan.

Once the water comes to a boil, add the rinsed quinoa and return to boil.

Cover, reduce heat to low and continue to cook until the water is gone and the quinoa is cooked and fluffy. This should take around 10-15 minutes.

Transfer the cooked quinoa to a large mixing bowl. Mix in chopped kale and allow to cool.

Add goji berries, currants, almonds, pistachios, pepitas, chopped mint, orange zest, brown lentils, apple cider vinegar and orange juice to the quinoa and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Gift Vouchers

Remember Mountain Health has therapists available for consultations. Including a massage therapist, naturopath, reflexology, ear candling & clairvoyant. Ask in store for details. Gift vouchers are available & would make wonderful Christmas gift.

Spring News

VIP Spring Super Special

Spend $50 & receive a $10 voucher to use on your next visit.

Spend $100 & receive a $25 voucher to use on your next visit.

No further discounts apply

Conditions apply

Spring Cleaning!

Sunny days are back at last! With the sun coming in through the windows, we are alerted to the need for a spring clean! Many people are now seeking out a natural alternative to the high amount of chemicals (which may cause health hazards), found in many cleaning products.

The benefits of ‘going green’ mean fewer health risks and less impact on the environment. Switch to a natural cleaning range and you’ll be able to beautify your home naturally. Mountain Health has a great range of natural cleaning products. Such as the Herbon, Enviroclean & Abode range, including washing powder, surface spray & window cleaner. See the full range of cleaning products at Mountain Health

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Detox body oil

Are you ready to emerge from under the woolly jumpers of winter? You can make your own herbal detox body oil by adding a few drops of cleansing essential oils to a base oil to help get skin in great shape. Dry body-brushing is a great way to get skin looking fresher. Before your shower use long, gentle strokes working from your feet, up your legs and trunk and along your arms – always brushing towards the heart. This simple step will help slough off dead skin cells and encourage circulation, leaving skin smoother

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Spring detox body oil

100mls Sweet Almond oil;

5 drops each of Rosemary, Lemon and Black Pepper essential oils;

Mix well and apply after showering.

Tea in a capsule

Tea in a capsule is a great range by an experienced local naturopath. Putting together formulations using combinations of herbs and plant extracts in a dried, powder form; then filled into capsules. The same benefits of a liquid extract without the awful taste. The capsule quickly dissolves once in the stomach, allowing the herbs / plant extracts to start to work.

There are no animal products used, or extenders, like magnesium stearate or cheap vitamins or any mineral ingredient, which are often used in other commercial health supplement pills and capsules. Each “tea in a capsule“capsule only contains the pure and natural parts of plants.

To maintain the absolute highest standards of product purity and quality, herbs and plant extracts, empty gelatin capsules and bottles are sourced from only the best suppliers and capsules are filled for each separate blend in the clinic, in Melbourne Australia.

The range includes formulas to address such issues as arthritis,anxiety, psoriasis, high blood pressure and many more.  Come into Mountain Health, see the range and get some advice on a formula that would suit your needs.

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Chilli Veg Muffins

Try these delicious gluten free & low FODMAP savoury muffins!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Buckwheat flour*
  • 1/3 cup Brown rice flour*
  • 2/3 cup Potato flour*
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder*
  • 4 Eggs*
  • ½ cup of Inside out Almond milk*
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil*
  • 1 tsp himalayan salt*
  • Pepper
  • 2 fresh red chillies
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cups mixture of chopped eggplant, carrots, zuchinni & capsicum

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 Method

  • Heat oven to 180°C
  • Chop all the vegetables including the chillis finely.
  • Heat a teaspoon of oil in a frying pan and cook the vegetables and ginger until they are softened. Season a little.
  • Separate the eggs.
  • Add the olive oil to the egg yolks slowly as if you were making a mayonnaise so that it all amalgamates well to form a cream.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together to mix and aerate them well.
  • Add them slowly, alternating with the milk, to the yolk mixture.
  • Add the cheese.
  • Beat the egg whites until they are stiff.
  • Fold into the mixture along with the cooked vegetables. (Make sure there is no liquid with the vegetables.)
  • Grease a 12 mould muffin tin or mini loaf tin.
  • Spoon the mixture in.
  • Bake for around 20 minutes for the muffin tins and 30 minutes for the mini loaf tins. Check that a skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool a little and then tip them out onto a cooling rack.
  • Eat warm or cold.

*ingredients available at Mountain Health

Winter News

VIP Super Special

20% off all Vitamins & Supplements

from Monday 15th June until Tuesday 30th June, 2015

No further discounts apply

Conditions apply

Offers available in store until June 30, 2015

Keeping that cold away…

Its that time of year again, when the weather gets colder, days are shorter and we often come down with the dreaded cold. Time to start rugging up & filling up on warm & nourishing soups & stews. It can help to start taking herbal supplements to build your immune system to assist in keeping those nasty bugs away. Mountain health has several effective products for strengthening immunity.

Healthy Essentials, has a fantastic Immune Tonic which includes Echinacea, Olive Leaf  Panax Ginseng, Elderberry, Zinc and Vitamin C and is formulated to boost immune system & fight fatigue. Having a good vitamin C is also helpful & in a powder form your body will absorb more of this powerful antioxidant.

Fusion have some fantastic products to assist the ailments of the season: Cold & flu, Cough & lung tonic & Astra 8 immune tonic.  Using ancient and modern chinese formulas  & utilising researched chinese & western herbs these products are very effective against colds, flus & related conditions

Olive leaf extract is a very helpful herb to take. Its a very potent natural antioxidant, protecting cells from free radical damage & oxidation. Olive relief provides symptomatic relief for colds, flu and upper respiratory tract infections, traditionally being used to help relieve fever. Olive leaf is also a great anti-inflammatory, can help to maintain normal cardiovascular health. As well as taking it to fight off a cold, olive leaf can be taken daily as a general tonic.

PPC has an excellent liquid tonic called Fluplex. The tonic includes herbs such as astragalus, echinacea, olive leaf & liquorice, making it an effective treatment of influenza by reducing the severity and duration of symptoms. 

Come in & have a chat to us so we can recommend whats best for you to help ward off the dreaded cold and flu!!!

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 Immune Boosting Soup

This soup is a fantastic immune booster. Inspired by a recipe from Dale Pinnock’s Medicinal Chef Cookbook, it’s a powerhouse of nutrients to help clear up those winter colds. The flu busting properties of the soup include:

  • Shiitake Mushrooms contain beta glucans, that increase the production of white blood cells and strengthen their response to pathogens, making them powerful immune builders & fighters.
  • Garlics sulphuric compounds make it effective against bacteria and infection.
  • Ginger eases nausea, is warming if you have the chills, and is anti-bacterial and anti-viral
  • Chilli contain capsaicin which is an anti inflammatory & can thin mucus, clearing your sinuses.
  • Bone broth with lots of minerals, proteins and fats that help the body to regenerate and collagen which is the building block to cells & helps with digestion and absorbtion.
  • Sweet potato is high in beta carotene that converts to vitamin A. One of beta carotene’s jobs is to support the body’s mucus membranes, which line the respiratory and intestinal tracts, making it harder for bacteria to enter. But that’s not all: they’re also rich in vitamin D, iron, potassium, calcium, and manganese.
  • Goji Berries are full of nutrients, a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, dietary fiber and packed with antioxidants.

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon of coconut oil

1 Red Onion diced

2 Red Chillies, chopped

4 Garlic Cloves, crushed

5 cm piece of Fresh Ginger Root, grated

2 Sweet Potatoes, Diced

1 Punnet of Shiitake Mushrooms

“Broth of life” Stock Powder + boiling water to make broth

Goji Berries

Method

Sauté the onion, garlic, chilli and ginger in a saucepan with coconut oil. Cook until onions soften.

Add the sweet potatoes and mushrooms to the pan and cover with bone broth. Simmer for 15 minutes, then season with himalayan salt and pepper.

Add the soup to a jug blender and blend into a smooth soup.

Serve soup, sprinkled with goji berries.

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Mountain Health is now stocking a large range of WARBOTANICALS products. Hand made in Warburton, using organic ingredients and containing no petrochemical derivatives (inc. Sodium Laurel Sulphate); WARBOTANICALS are a Choose Cruelty Free accredited, 100% chemical free range of skin and hair care products. Come into the shop & see the affordable range of essential oils & beauty products.

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Turmeric Milk

Traditionally, turmeric milk is an ayurvedic home remedy that has been used to treat colds and flus. This is due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties and the warm drink can also soothe a sore throat or cough.  Turmeric is actually one of the most powerful nutritional supplements in existence.  It has tons of benefits including:

  • Supports antioxidant protection against free radicals
  • Helps promote healthy skin
  • Supports your overall eye health
  • Provides immune system support
  • Aids your skeletal system and joint health
  • Encourages healthy liver function
  • Helps maintain healthy cells with support against free radicals
  • Balances the health of your digestive system
  • Aids in support of healthy blood and circulatory system
  • Helps maintain normal cholesterol levels to support your cardiovascular system
  • Assists your neurological system’s healthy response to stress

Try this recipe with added immune benefits of coconut milk or relaxing magnesium rich almond milk. Sweeten with the added antibacterial qualities of manuka or raw honey.

  • Pour two cups of almond or coconut milk, into a saucepan and begin to warm slowly.
  • Whisk in 1 tsp of ground turmeric, 1 tsp of dried ginger (or freshly grated), half a tsp of ground cinnamon, and a sprinkle of black pepper. Black pepper helps to unlock the chemicals of turmeric, making it easily absorbed.
  • Simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • Pour into cups & add  manuka honey or raw local honey to taste.

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VIP Easter School Holiday Special 

20% off Vitamins and Supplements
Monday 30th March – Saturday 11th April

No further discounts apply

Conditions apply

Offers available in store between 30/3/2015-11/04/2015 only

 

Autumn is upon us and its almost Easter! Speaking of Easter, below we discuss differences between cacao and cocoa & we hope you enjoy these healthy easter treat recipes. To celebrate Easter, for the next 2 weeks, all of our VIP customers will receive 20% off all vitamins & supplements, so come in & stock up!

Hope you all have a healthy & happy easter break.

Grain Free Hot cross buns

Ingredients:-
2 teaspoons coconut flour
90g ground almonds
1/4 Cup of agave nectar
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
grated rind of one whole orange
50g dried raisins/currants or combined
3 large eggs – separated
Method:-
Measure out & mix the dry ingredients, sieve them into a large bowl to ensure that there are no lumps, lots of air and everything is well combined.
Stir the orange rind with the raisin/currant combination into the dry mix.
In the food processor whisk the egg whites until firm and peaking – as for meringues.
Separately whisk the egg yolks. With the food processor running pour the yolks into the egg whites until just mixed.
Tip gently into a large bowl.
Fold the dry ingredients into the eggs.
Divide into 4 and fill a muffin pan
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.
Cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then on a rack.
Best eaten cut in half and toasted with lashings of your favourite topping!

 Super Cacao!

It’s Easter, & we’re all surrounded by chocolate! Can we enjoy chocolate & stay healthy? How do we get that awesome chocolate flavour we all love, minus the nasty, processed ingredients regular chocolate is full of? This is where raw cacao powder comes in. Pronounced ca-kow and not to be mixed up with regular cocoa!
Cacao: refers to the plant, a small evergreen tree of the species Theobroma cacao, cultivated for its seeds, also known as raw cacao beans or raw cacao powder.
Cocoa: refers to the powder made from roasted, husked and ground cacao seeds, from which most of the fat has been removed.
Raw cacao is the way to go, and you’ll be even more excited to try out this chocolatey super food when you hear the benefits!
Raw cacao…
  • is high in antioxidants (more than blueberries, goji berries and acai!)
  • is high in minerals like magnesium and iron
  • is an anti-inflammatory
  • reduces stress
  • helps liver function
  • lowers risk of Alzheimer’s
  • reduces blood pressure
  • minimises the risk of cardio vascular disease and stroke
  • elevates the mood
Raw cacao is unprocessed and natural, whereas cocoa is highly processed and refined. Regular chocolate bars and Easter eggs are made from cocoa with added sugar, chemicals and fillers: the ingredients we want to steer clear of when it comes to any time of the year (not just Easter!). Raw cacao is available from Mountain Health.

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Crème eggs recipe

Caramel Cream
1 1/2 cups cashews
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbl agave nectar
2 tbl coconut oil
warmed to liquefy
1/2 cup water
Pinch Celctic sea salt or Pink Himalayan Salt
Chocolate
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tbl carob powder
1 tbl cacao powder
1 tbl agave nectar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Make the caramel cream first by combining all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. The smoothness of the mixture will depend on the strength of your machine.
Then make the chocolate by combining all ingredients in a food processor or simply stir in a bowl with a whisk or fork ensuring any lumps are broken down until smooth.
Pour the chocolate into each egg mould so half is filled. Then spoon some caramel cream into the mould – be careful not to add too much as you want it to be encased in chocolate. Then pour over some more chocolate so there is no trace of the filling.
Put in the fridge or freezer to set.