Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Turmeric Trend

Move over acai bowls and matcha lattes… there is a new ‘super’ ingredient in town and if you believe the marketing, it would seem just about anything can be fixed with turmeric!

Turmeric is a widely available spice that comes from the Turmeric plant, part of the ginger family. It has a warm, bitter taste and a deep mustardy-yellow colour. The turmeric ‘bulb’ itself can be eaten, but it is usually dried and ground into powder. It is used in a lot of traditional Indian and Asian cuisine and especially in curries. Turmeric contains a chemical ingredient called curcumin that gives it its colour. Curcumin is often used as a colourant in food and cosmetics.

Turmeric has been marketed for use in the treatment and management of such wide reaching health conditions as:

  • Heartburn
  • Headaches
  • Joint and arthritic pain and osteoarthritis
  • Digestive problems
  • Gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Bloating (water retention)
  • Haemorrhage (bleeding disorders)
  • Jaundice
  • High cholesterol
  • Skin conditions, itching and skin inflammation
  • Fatigue
  • Bronchitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Menstrual problems
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Bladder inflammation and
  • Kidney diseases

As you can see, this list is extensive and while […]

July 18th, 2018|Clinic News|

Fee Increase

Dear Patients,

Due to the increasing costs of running a General Practice and the continued freeze on Medicare rebates, we are

increasing our fees effective 1st September, 2018.  This decision has not been taken lightly and fee increases have been kept

to a minimum.

Item’s 23 and 36 and their equivalent item numbers have been increased, item 3 and 44 will remain the same.

There has been a slight increase to our Saturday and Sunday fees too.

2018 FEE REVIEW

Fees last increased April 2016 – please click on link

2018 Common Fees

 

 

 

July 16th, 2018|Clinic News|