BEETRUE TO YOURSELF

We all have our own little ways of keeping ourselves in our happy place. I truly believe the key to staying there is to prioritise the things that make YOU tick. If accepting that invite to a party or joining drinks after work just makes your mind whirl for a feasible excuse, then simply decline the offer....

Crystal Balling – Our Wellness & Beauty Predictions for 2018

At Body Catalyst, we have long held the belief that there’s no 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to our bodies. Every body is different, which is why every person who walks through our door walks out with a different treatment plan. In 2018, we’ll start seeing this philosophy spread into the mainstream. Personalised EVERYTHING, deeper human...

Clinical and Wellness Therapist: Full time and part time roles available

At Body Catalyst we believe everyone should have the opportunity to look and feel great. Whether people are concerned about stubborn pockets of fat that are immune to diet and exercise, cellulite, loose skin or the signs of ageing, we want to help people achieve their body goals in a safe, gentle and effective way. Body Catalyst uses...

The lowdown on Supplements

In the perfect world we’d get all the nutrition we needed from a healthy wholefood diet - macronutrients, micronutrients, the lot. Unfortunately, it just isn’t that simple! The stress of modern life coupled with relentless over farming of Australian soil, constant exercise and the environmental toxin load on our often undernourished bodies, means that a...

A balanced life is a healthy life

You know this already – Moderation is the Key To a Healthy Life! It really is that simple. Finding balance starts with a basic plan, comprised of a few easy steps. Katrina Navratil outlines these steps for us: Identify the things you do a little too much of, and the things  you could use a little more...

Foods to avoid and foods to consume – Part 1

One thing we all realise is that we need food for survival. The thing is however, is that everything that we put into our bodies can either have a negative impact on our health or a positive impact. Food truly is medicine, so upon discussing this with our Nutritionist Amy McKendrick, Amy mentions that when...

Eating Fat for Fat Loss

For a long time, we have been afraid of eating fat in the fear that we will gain weight. We have been led to believe that low fat diets are 'healthier' and that eating fat is sinful, hence the introduction of the low-fat, fat-free and diet products on the market. However, ironically, it is these...

Why Protein?

Protein shakes, protein balls, protein powder, protein supplements.. seems the world has gone a bit mad when it comes to protein. But why? Whilst we don't necessarily advocate the above products, the fact is that protein is one of the most essential nutrients. It contributes very heavily in key body functions such as the production...

The Importance of Water

Nothing beats that first glass of cold water in the morning (well, maybe coffee), or a dip in the ocean. Water is what rehydrates us after exercise, after a couple of glasses of wine and on a hot summers day. We all know that we should drink more water and apart from the obvious rehydration,...

Whole foods that help detox the body

There are many wonderful whole foods which help the body’s natural detoxification pathways, hence speeding and supporting all the treatments we do within Body Catalyst. Our nutritionist Amy McKendrick offers her top 10 picks: Lemons - add this versatile citrus to water first thing in the morning. Helps to aid digestion and flush out toxins....

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The importance of a healthy lymphatic system

When we came across this incredible new technology to help our clients, my business partner and I wanted to understand more about why and how this could work. We looked at the body as a whole, our biology coupled with this technology. What we discovered is the importance of a healthy liver and lymphatic system and...

How insulin and carbs affect our body weight

All of us have wanted to lose weight at one point or another. In fact, probably 80% of the people reading this blog are watching their waistline. So what do we do? Exercise, eat healthily and eat less, of course. Naturally, if we consume less calories then we expect it to result in weight loss. Right?...

Yin yoga poses to help detox the body

Although our treatments are soft and gentle, the body shifts into overdrive straight away trying to metabolise the fats (and toxins) that have just been released into the body from the treatments. The lymphatic system, liver, kidney and gall bladder work together to transport and metabolise these toxins, for the body to expel naturally. Our expert Yin teacher Mel...

Spicy anti-inflammatory smoothie

For all those people who massively upped their exercise regime with spring now here. Here’s a fantastically innovative smoothie recipe to help reduce inflammation. Filled with beautifully nutritious spices and amazing superfoods, this recipe is a must in your repertoire. Whether you’ve had a tough workout or battling a health issue, there’s so much goodness...

The health benefits of warm water and lemon

Looking for a quick and easy way to help cleanse your body and aid the digestive system? Start each day with a glass of warm water and lemon. The benefits of this simple drink are innumerable. Here's 6 to get you going: Detoxifies the liver: Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials in part because lemons increase...

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Spicy summer papaya cocktail

With summer on it’s way, why not indulge in a healthy and delicious spicy papaya drink. This tropical punch offers loads of vitamin A and C. If you feel like turning it into a beautiful summer cocktail add a few shots of a high quality gold tequila and enjoy! Ingredients 3/4 cup diced papaya 1...

Delicious bircher muesli, Amy McKendrick and Body Catalyst

Delicious bircher muesli – by Amy McKendrick

This fabulous Bircher recipe has been designed by our fantastic nutritionist partner Amy McKendrick @mynutirioncoach. A healthy, delicious, energy packed and nutritious way to start your spring day, yum. Once you purchase the below dry store ingredients, this recipe will be easy to throw together with most things you should then have in the house, enjoy! Ingredients...

Warming and energising chicken pho

Warming and Energising Chicken Pho

This pho recipe is one of our favourites in these chilly winter months (actually, any time of the year really!). It’s a great way to give your body the comforting benefits of a chicken broth spiked with healing ginger and garlic, together with the energising benefits of warming spices and vibrant fresh herbs. The ingredient...

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The power of vitamin C for the winter months

Most of us grew up with our parents dosing us on vitamin C to help with colds and flus, but it wasn’t till I was a little older that I started to appreciate the immunity-boosting super powers of vitamin C. Interesting fact, being high in antioxidants it can also increase energy levels and lower anxiety. A...