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Stan Smith / April 16,2020

Top 3 Tips To Get Kids To Brush Their Teeth


We’ve reached that time in our youngest child’s life where there are other things she would rather do than brush her teeth and it’s starting to give me a headache! Why you ask?

Because when our eldest was between six and eight years old we spent countless hours at the dentist and around six thousand dollars on her BABY teeth! This poor kid couldn’t even eat Vegemite on toast without pain and tears.

Technically we did most things right when it can to brushing. She brushed in the morning and she brushed at night. But… What we didn’t think about was what was happening after her nightly brush.

She was a terrible sleeper and five minutes after she went to bed every night we’d hear he calling for a snack. So we’d give in with a ‘healthy’ snack.

While these snacks were, in fact, healthy, they were high in sugar; sultana’s, apples, strawberries and glass of juice or milk. The problem was, we didn’t make her brush her teeth again afterwards.

While my youngest daughter is past the basic ‘learning to brush’ and ‘learning good dental habits’ stage, with the above in mind I reached out to Grants of Australia for a few tips to help everyone when it comes to dental care for our little ones.

All about timing

Teach your kids to brush their teeth at the same time do you, doing each move together step-by-step will help with the learning process.

Top 3 Tips To Get Kids To Brush Their Teeth

Stan Smith / January 05,2020

Five Important Things to Know About Dry Needling

Five Important Things to Know About Dry Needling

Five Important Things to Know About Dry Needling

Dry needling is not a new technique of physical muscular pain treatment. It dates back to ancient times when such procedures were conventional. In modern times, the more we study about dry needling, the more we understand the benefits it has. Today it has expanded its uses in particular muscle pain treatment and physical injuries. The therapy addresses everything from back pain to sports injuries and migraines. Dry needling proves beneficial for muscle, ligament, tendon, and joint issues for physicians and patients alike.

As more practitioners utilize this treatment, it is essential to know the basics of the procedure, what to expect from the process, and the conditions that benefit from it. Below we list five critical things to know about dry needling.

  • What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling technique is a skill performed by chiropractic physicians trained. While addressing particular dysfunction in movement, a therapist aims to manage muscular injuries. This technique uses a thin needle made of filiform for skin penetration. They reach deep into the fascia and muscles to identify the trigger and connective tissue points. The results of this technique are speedy healing and muscular pain relief. The decrease in muscular hypertonicity increased joint motion, and correction of movement are the outputs of the procedure. Releasing the trigger point adhesion eases the muscles and reduces pain due to muscular tension.

Stan Smith / November 28,2019

6 Conditions and Causes of Blood Clots During Menstruation


6 Conditions and Causes of Blood Clots During Menstruation – During menstruation, you might find a blood clots in the pads you use. Relax, not only you who experience this. Come on, find out more about blood clots during menstruation.

Clotting blood that comes out during menstruation is a common thing experienced by women, and need not worry too much. However, you still need to be vigilant, because in certain conditions, this may be a sign or symptom of a serious condition.

Causes of Blood Clots During Menstruation

During the menstrual cycle, the lining of the uterus thickens to prepare for pregnancy. However, if pregnancy does not occur there will be a hormone that signals the lining of the uterus to decay into menstruation.

Blood clots during menstruation are generally caused by the release of anticoagulant compounds in charge of thinning blood, do not have enough time to carry out their functions. Especially when menstruation is quite a lot.

This blood clot often occurs when menstruation is large, usually at the beginning of the menstrual period. However, menstrual blood clots can last longer in women who usually experience longer periods.

The shape of blood clots during menstruation generally resembles a gel, with red to dark red brown. Blood clots are considered normal if the clots are small and only occur occasionally.

An abnormal condition of blood that clots during menstruation, which is when blood clots appear larger and often appear, or do not go away. Especially if you have to change pads every two hours or less.

Stan Smith / November 28,2019

Beginners’ Guide To Intermittent Fasting & Why It Helps You Burn Fat

Beginners’ Guide To Intermittent Fasting & Why It Helps You Burn Fat

Was losing weight part of your 2019 New Year’s Resolution?

2019 is almost over, as there’s only a little over a month left.

Have you achieved your goal?

Beginners’ Guide To Intermittent Fasting & Why It Helps You Burn FatImage: Tumblr

If yes, congratulations. You did what many people would fail to do by January.

If not, it’s not too late to start now. You don’t have to limit yourself to arbitrary dates to start.

80/20 Rule: Diet > Exercise

If you’ve done any research on weight loss, you might have come across the 80/20 rule.

While some people may resort to doing exercise because they refuse to go on a diet, they will often realise that they’re not getting any results.

That’s because losing weight is 80% due to diet and 20% due to exercise – which means exercising every day is useless if you’re still binging on fried food.

To put it into perspective, jogging for an hour burns around 400 calories. Simply eating a pack of fries from McDonald’s earns you 461calories. Calorie In vs Calorie Out.

Beginners’ Guide To Intermittent Fasting & Why It Helps You Burn FatImage: Giphy

You may be thinking, “Huh… but how to diet? I don’t want eat salad every day leh…”


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