Kevin Callan's Blog Post

Beat those colds and flus

Beat those colds and flus

Many clients are turning up with colds and flus.  For some, it’s their second one in as many weeks.  If you have an existing medical condition it is even more important to shift these irritating infections more quickly, none of us enjoy being under the weather.

Here are a few tips that you can put into place if you have already come down with the snuffles.’

A great recipe for sore throats:

  • Peel chop and boil ginger with sliced lemon (leave on the skin on the lemon).  Boil the ginger until the water becomes golden or the ginger is soft.
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Posted on November 29, 2013

Manage Your Stress

Manage Your Stress

There is nothing quite so common that presents in my clinic room as stress. We are all very well aware that at certain times we may feel stress. It is an inevitable part of life. However, it does become a significant health concern when periods of stress become on going.

It has a very real and worrying contributing effect to nearly every health complaint you can think of. Not least of course it makes for a life less likely to be filled with joy and satisfaction.  It is such a slippery thing to deal with because there are so many contributing factors.… Read more

Posted on June 28, 2013

5 medication-free strategies to help prevent heart disease

5 medication-free strategies to help prevent heart disease

Here are 5 ways you can help protect your heart. The Irish heart foundation report that it is Ireland’s no 1 killer. See here for statistics.

We all know diet and exercise are primary factors for your well-but here are some motivating tips for you.

If your resolutions for January have petered out, Kick start with this Saturday’s bootcamp and move in the right direction. See here for details.

1. Don’t smoke or use tobacco.… Read more
Posted on February 5, 2013

Affordable acupuncture

Now available on Fridays at 6:30.

If you are interested in what goes on in our community acupuncture, view this short clip below. Normally the recliners are more spaced out (like the clients) and facing outwards, but this set up gives you a better idea of what’s involved. Thanks goes out to the willing participants including our postman who was persuaded to give it a go.

This service operates on Wednesday afternoons and Friday evenings now, but if you would like to see it available at the weekends, please vote by adding a comment to this post and we will make it happen.… Read more

Posted on November 13, 2012

Beat sugar cravings – watch this clip or join our heathly eating workshop

Beat sugar cravings – watch this clip or join our heathly eating workshop

If you find it difficult to beat sugar cravings and are looking to eat a healthier diet, watch this clip below with The elbowroom Director Lisa Wilkinson and me, resident naturopath and acupuncturist, Kevin Callan. If you really want to go for it, join us in our healthy eating workshop – winter food-eat well, be well Starting Saturday 10th of November running over two weekends and make big changes to your health.… Read more

Posted on November 7, 2012

Winter Food – Eat well, be well

Seasonal healthy Eating for winter wellness.

We normally run our healthy eating courses during the summer months when fresh fruit and vegetables are abundant and healthy eating is easy.  But the chill is in the air now and salad just isn’t cutting it any more.  So we have asked our resident Naturopath and Acupuncturist Kevin Callan to feed us ideas and food to get us healthily through the winter months.

I have put together a condensed course over two Saturday afternoons during which I’m going to give you a clear idea of how to proceed…..… Read more

Posted on October 10, 2012