Category Archives: Health

Drysdale store wins national excellence award

Bellarine business Drysdale Carpet Court is glowing after receiving Best Refurbishment at Carpet Court’s 2016 Excellence Awards in Fiji recently. The awards were held at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa on March 13 and were divided into two categories: the Store Awards, which are nominated by Carpet Court head office to acknowledge the… Read More »


The items that fill your home are more than just possessions. They are handpicked pieces that you and your family will treasure for years to come. Tarelle Pieroni of Torquay’s House of Lilollia knows this, and carefully curates her home decor and gifts store to help her customers find the gems they’re looking for. “House… Read More »

Hunt and Gather family fun in Winchelsea

THE Hunt and Gather festival is set to celebrate the best about country living when it comes to Winchelsea for the first time from March 31-April 3. Featuring regional produce, art and agriculture, and celebrating innovation in farming, manufacturing and services, the festival kicks off with two Field Days at Barwon Park Mansion, and culminates… Read More »


After two years of bundling boutique produce on her kitchen table, Nicole Newman finally opened the doors to The Food Purveyor in July 2014. NOW established in Geelong’s beautiful industrial food and beverage destination near Little Creatures Brewery, The Food Purveyor is a one-stop shop for local artisan produce from the region. The Food Purveyor… Read More »


“Where words fail, music speaks,” wrote Hans Christian Andersen. AS I sit here an hour before the concert starts at the 40th Port Fairy Folk Festival, having gained a low seat piece of grass after fighting off the grey-haired die-hards, I have an opportunity to admire what music can lead people to do; such as… Read More »

Snaps help stop domestic violence

MORE than $6,000 was raised to stop violence against women at an exhibition hosted by internationally published fashion and portrait photographer, Stevie van der Chys, in Geelong earlier this month. Around 130 guests attended the SDVC Bodylove Series exhibition at The Geelong Club on March 8 to help raise money and awareness for the Full… Read More »

The beef on collagen and gelatin

What do you think about when you hear the word collagen? Nice plump skin maybe. Well, yes, collagen and gelatin are wonderful for the skin, and they have so many more applications for our bodies. Collagen is a derivative of gelatin and is an essential building block for tissue. It’s also incredibly important for the… Read More »


Local drug and alcohol counsellor Hannah Buttigieg is using her scientific know-how and nutrition credentials to change people’s deeply ingrained food behaviours. Ms Buttigieg said she started her new business, Food Intelligence, primarily because of her love of food and how it brings people together, but it goes deeper than that. “If I had a… Read More »


An Australian-first free coaching program with an incredible success rate of almost 70 per cent in treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety – piloted by beyondblue – could be available to many Australians around the country. Beyondblue has committed to working with Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to revolutionise delivery of early intervention mental healthcare… Read More »

Break the sugar habit

I doubt many would think of sugar as a “drug”. But the effects of sugar on our body, particularly refined and processed sugars, are very similar to illicit drugs. When we eat foods that contain significant amounts of sugar, dopamine is released in the brain. Continuing to eat these foods often and the dopamine receptors… Read More »