Property management with a purpose

KEY 2 REALTY Key2 Realty opened its doors in March 2019 and within a year, the social enterprise real estate agency had grown to manage over 160 properties across the Central Coast and Hunter regions.  This is an amazing achievement for any start-up business, but is also testament to their quality service, professionalism and the …

Vit D deficiency – in this sunny country, how can it be?

by Diana Arundell The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in our sunny country may be hard to believe, however it is not only a reality but it’s a growing issue putting many Australians at risk of developing serious health conditions. Some of the conditions associated with vitamin D deficiency include increased risk of breast or …

When parenting doesn’t go to plan

by Leanna McNeil When I decided to start a family, I had no idea that my child’s arrival would leave me feeling traumatized, and experiencing grief and loss. I had a perceived notion of how I would bring my child into this world and how she would thrive. For every parent, the vision that we hold …

Physical fitness – a vital tool for new mums

by Kate Landete Having a baby and becoming parents is both wonderfully exciting and terrifying at the same time, characterised by some of the most extreme highs and lows you are likely to ever experience. With as many as 1 in 5 expecting or new mums and 1 in 10 expecting or new dads in …

Choose your words carefully – offer active help instead

by Maryanne Sayers One of the things I hear all the time when first working with a family having problems with their baby’s sleeping is “We were just waiting for it to get better” or “People were telling us it would all work out” or “Friends were telling us to just do what we needed …

5 very good reasons to drink green tea

by Diana Arundell Asian countries including China, Japan, Korea and India have been using green tea for its therapeutic qualities for thousands of years. The Chinese culture have acknowledged the importance of green tea in their daily life and the ancient Chinese proverb “better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for …

Dad…this one is for you

by Janet Rourke Have you ever found yourself going out in sympathy when your partner was pregnant and having some of these symptoms? Morning sickness, nausea, appetite changes Dizziness Irritability Cravings Headaches Stomach upsets including heartburn, abdominal pain, gas and bloating Weight gain Difficulty with sleeping Increased or frequent urination Leg cramps Back ache Breast …

Benefits of resistance training for seniors

by Meegan Vale The benefits of resistance training for health and fitness are well known, especially for increasing strength and power. Often people only think of resistance training as being appropriate for young athletic individuals; however, there are many very important benefits for seniors, with some below that you may not know about. What is …

What is a low ‘FODMAP’ diet and can it help IBS?

by Diana Arundell Amidst all the ‘fashionable’ diets that come and go, the low ‘FODMAP’ diet is one which has solid research behind it, showing that it can significantly improve gastro intestinal symptoms in many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and clinically I have seen patients with inflammatory bowel disease also experience relief. It …