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We are NOT Victims of Genetics

The 20th century was a century of exciting scientific breakthroughs.  It was also a period when a number of scientific myths prevailed. The Evolution of Neuroscience Behaviorist psychologists promoted a theory that we [...]

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Why Good Posture is Important

Children rarely think about their posture. Teenagers tend to think slouching around with terrible posture is cool.  Posture is always important, but becomes even more important when we become adults and take sedentary [...]

What is Mind-Body Massage?

In our last blog, we looked at the connection between neuroscience and holistic psychology. In that blog, we wrote: "holistic psychology is concerned with the body/mind/environment connection" and offered evidence based on research [...]

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Neuroscience and Holistic Psychology

More balanced brain activity after meditation Neuroscience, or the "study of the brain and nervous system" as it is defined in the dictionary, has become a mainstream topic since the advent [...]

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Portrait of a Wellness Retreat Centre

Petrozzi Wellness Centre will be hosting a Spark Your Brilliance retreat for women only at Avrajita Retreat in Kangaroo Valley in September (scroll down for details). Why would a Sydney-based wellness centre choose [...]

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Dr Elstein’s 4 Pillars of Health

Dr. Michael Elstein is one of Australia’s premier voices in holistic health. A Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine,  Dr. Elstein has appeared on Australian media and presented seminars to doctors and the general public throughout Australia. A recognised expert in the field of anti-ageing and holistic medicine, Dr. Elstein is now available for monthly consultations at Petrozzi Wellness Centre.  For more details, please email Norma at or call 95180096 to book an appointment. […]

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What is Sciatica and How Can a Chiropractor Help?

Sciatica. Click image to view full size. The sciatic nerve is a nerve that runs from the lower part of the spinal column down to the thigh, where it divides into two at the knee. The longest and thickest nerve in the body, it is also one of the most susceptible to pain because of its size and location. There are actually two sciatic nerves: one on either side of the spine. Sciatica occurs when pressure is applied to one of the sciatic nerves. Depending on the source and intensity of the pressure, pain can be felt in the lower back, the buttocks and/or the thigh area. In almost all cases, pain from sciatica is experienced on one side of the body only.   […]

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National Pain Week 2014: Focus on Spinal Pain

National Pain Week is a yearly event that will take place from 21 to 27 July this year. The theme of National Pain Week 2014 is “Pain is Ageless.” Pain can strike anyone, at any age, and when it becomes chronic, can create more than just pain management problems. There is a social stigma attached to chronic pain and sufferers often have to struggle with both their pain and their desire to be contributing members of society and not reliant on their caregivers. […]

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5 Ways to Stay Happy and Healthy in Winter

When the skies are grey, it’s tempting to stay indoors, turn up the heat and turn on the telly. Then you go to the fridge, make a snack and maybe a pot of coffee to perk you up. As winter progresses, you feel less energetic, mildly depressed, and notice you’ve put on weight. “I’ll shed the kilos when the sun comes out in summer,” you tell yourself. Why waste a season when you can be “singin’ in the rain”? Here are 5 ways to stay happy and healthy in winter. […]

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Beat Colds and Flus Naturally

We often call winter “cold and flu season” and think of it as the time of year when colds and flus are as unavoidable as the arrival of the season. We wait for colds and flus to strike and then reach for an over-the-counter medicine to make us feel better. Nutritionists and holistic practitioners recommend another way to beat colds and flus naturally: with disease fighting foods. […]