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  The Vasi Centre proudly presents….. OBESITY (Focus on Weight)   Featuring our Special Guest Speakers Dr Peter Dingle of Dingle Wellness Topic – Weight & Amber Lee Poole of On Your Mind Wellness Centre Topic – Hypno-Band Weight Loss System (as seen on Woman’s Day, New Idea and 7’s Today Tonight)   Your take home information pack includes ·         Simple foods for detoxing ·         Recipe’s ·         Sugar Addiction – What to look for       Afternoon refreshments provided (please let us know if you have any allergies)   There will be some merchandise available for sale – Cash only  

January 11, 2017

Cooking With Lemongrass

The flavour intensity of lemongrass varies widely depending on the climate where it was grown. The plants stems, leaves and base smell of fresh lemons with a hint of ginger. When cooking with lemongrass it’s best to season by taste rather than using quantities listed in recipes and can be used in a variety of dishes ranging from soups to desserts.       Lemongrass is fibrous and stringy and unpleasant to eat so remember to bash before cooking to release flavour and remove stalks before serving.   Lemongrass is typically sold fresh (a bunch of 3-4 stalks aprox one foot long), but it’s also available dried and powdered (sereh).  One teaspoon of powder is roughly equivalent to one fresh stalk.  You can also buy prepared, ready-to-use lemongrass in tubs in the freezer section of your local Asian/Chinese grocery store.  Dried lemongrass slices should be soaked for two hours before using.   When purchasing fresh lemongrass, look for firm stalks (not soft or rubbery, which means it’s too old). Lower stalk should be pale yellow (almost white) in colour, while upper stalks are green (do not purchase if outer leaves are crusty or brown).  Lemongrass can be kept in the fridge for three weeks and frozen up to six months.   Most of the flavour is in the thicker bulb end, which can be added whole to dishes, o

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  Most of us suffer from one tummy symptom or another…  some of the most common being bloating, cramps, pain, diarrhoea and constipation which can lead to more chronic illnesses. No matter how much we seem to diet or eat what we think is right for us, even combining it with our healthy lifestyles, our tummies are not listening. they seem to have a mind of their own. There are so  many theories, suggestions, diets and remedies out there but one thing we do know – the same thing does not work for everyone, in fact we are so very different it can sometimes be a frustrating and disillusioning time searching for that one thing that works for us.   One thing we do know is that diet is credited with 80% for weight loss while exercise a tiny 20% and one of the best way to ensure our body machine is working at its best is through our GUT   The Vasi Centre is proud to present Dr Peter Dingle along with  a variety of speakers who are happy to share their views and knowledge with us, while it may not be that perfect cure it will give us a little more insight on OUR GUT  and the knowledge to perhaps make more informed choices.     Join us at BAKER’S HOUSE, 10 Welcome Meander in Harrisdale on SUNDAY 10th April 2016 from 3.00PM TO 630PM Refreshments Available This event is FREE and numbers are strictly limited to venue size Tickets available at

February 10, 2016

The Vasi Centre is proud to present Dr Peter Dingle along with  a variety of speakers who are happy to share their views and knowledge with us, while it may not be that perfect cure it will give us a little more insight on OUR GUT  and the knowledge to perhaps make more informed choices.

Join us at BAKER’S HOUSE, 

10 Welcome Meander 

Harrisdale WA  6112

on

SUNDAY 10th April 2016 

from 3.00PM TO 630PM

Refreshments & Merchandise Available

This event is FREE and numbers are strictly limited to venue size

Tickets available at   http://www.eventbrite.

December 22, 2015

A perfectly light pudding that is unbelievably easy to make.  For those of you who find it hard to make desserts, try this; it’s foolproof! Other fruits can be used if you prefer – the choice is yours.   1 tablespoon almonds 150g dried apricots 1 tablespoon honey 2 oranges, peeled 50g plain low-fat yogurt 1 tablespoon brown sugar         Serves 4   Toast the almonds in a dry frying pan until golden (keep a close eye on them as you don’t want them to burn), set aside. Put all the ingredients except the almonds in a food processor and whizz until smooth.  Transfer to serving bowls (or fancy glasses) and chill in the fridge until needed. Top with the toasted almonds to serve – (garnish with a sprig of mint if you have it)   Per serve – 151 KCALS, 2.2g FAT, 0.4g saturated fat, 0.04g sodium   Reference:  http://vasi.com.au/product/healthy-eating-for-lower-cholesterol/  

December 16, 2015

  Cholesterol forms the basis of steroid hormones such as testosterone and progesterone (sex hormones), cortisol (for stress adaptation), and vitamin D (for healthy bones).  It also helps to build and maintain health cell membranes, ant the insulating sheath around nerve fibres which act like “broadband”, speeding nerve signals to and from the brain.  Also, the liver uses cholesterol to make bile salts that help digest food more effectively.

How can I check my cholesterol Levels?

  The only way to establish your exact cholesterol profile is by having a blood test – often called a lipid profile.  Lipid is a collective term for fats in the blood, and a blood test can tell you how much cholesterol is present, and what type. A random blood test can measure total and HDL cholesterol levels.  A fasting blood test (where of fast for at least 12 hours beforehand, drinking nothing but water) can measure LDL cholesterol  and triglyceride levels in addition, giving a more comprehensive picture. Choleste

October 17, 2015

These delicious, nutritious VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE EGGPLANT PATTIES are so simple you won’t believe how tasty they are until you try them for yourself!! – Recipe Courtesy of WHOLISTICALLY HEALTHY  

Ingredients

1 eggplant cut into cubes 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic crushed 1 handful fresh herbs – I used dill, basil, parsley, and oregano 1 cup almond meal Handful of pumpkin seeds Salt and pepper to taste Good quality cold pressed cooking oil  

Procedure

In a frypan, warm a little oil and add onion, sautéing until translucent. Add garlic and eggplant, cook a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the Eggplant is soft to touch and cooked through.   Now, transfer the eggplant mixture to a food processor, add the fresh herbs as well.

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October 2, 2015
THE iconic Healthy Eating Pyramid has had its first makeover in nearly two decades, with sugar and junk food completely banned, and replaced with “healthy fats” and niche food items such as tofu and quinoa.

Nutrition Australia’s new pyramid will no longer spruik even a modicum of junk food: today, it is all about legumes, soy milk, soba noodles and tofu, which have never before been given a place on the previously three-tiered food pyramid. Nutrition Australia chief executive Lucinda Hancock said that the whole grains food group has been expanded to include “quinoa and soba noodles, and the dairy section includes soy milk to represent calcium-fortified dairy alternatives”.