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Charmaine’s Strong Lady Show has been touring the world since 2003 performing in 22 countries. Now she explores the feats of strength that we can all perform in our everyday lives to be the Strong Lady (or Strong Man) of your own personal ‘circus’. She covers: • Lifting the weight of worry. • Building gym sessions of the mind. • Sculpting your beliefs for a new improved ‘you’. • Developing mental strength & resilience.


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Our mission here at Profile Magazine is to inspire and entertain you, our readers, by celebrating the incredible talent within our region – from rising young stars to raging success stories.

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his issue is the epitome of what we are about, with the individuals showcased this month nothing short of remarkable and awe-inspiring. Over the past eight years, we have experienced no shortage of these incredible people, and we have no doubt there are so many more who walk among us (who we look forward to featuring in future Profile issues!). We also pride ourselves on shining a spotlight on the local businesses that are the backbone of our community. In reading and learning about the passion of these hard-working business people, we hope you too will throw your support behind them, when you shop local. As a privately-owned business ourselves, we put our heart and soul into each and every magazine you read – our team of 13 is devoutly passionate about delivering the best magazine possible for our readers and we’re dedicated to providing the best marketing platform for our advertisers. Having our product critiqued and held in high esteem alongside Coles Magazine, Myer Emporium and Qantas Magazine, as finalists of the national 2016 Publish Awards last month in Sydney reinforced how far we are pushing the boundaries of local publishing and that we are setting a standard worthy of national recognition. The award ceremony was preceded by a day-long conference with publishers from around the world, and it was exciting to discuss the cuttingedge strategies we have on the horizon to remain at the top of our game and keep our position as the most-loved lifestyle publication in south-east Queensland. On that note, put your feet up and relax with this month’s copy of Profile. Marvel at the locals we have featured and take note of the local businesses to support. If there is anything you want to see grace our pages, please email me at generalmanager@profilemag.com.au – I would love to hear from you.

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MAREE MCGRATH Business Development Manager

With an impressive career in media spanning 30 years, Maree plays a pivotal role in ensuring our advertisers receive the best service and results. Maree works closely with Profile’s editorial and design departments, lending her expert advice on how best to connect with readers. Maree moved to the Coast from Brisbane in 2006, but don’t let that fool you – she has more connections than the whole Profile team combined! HEALTH TIP: Laugh everyday and be active – I’m into a more non-

traditional, holistic approach to health, and I find that most issues actually pinpoint an underlying problem that has ties to things like emotions and fitness.

ANNE LUXE

Account Manager

Anne helps our local businesses grow their client base by providing them with effective advertising campaigns. She believes the most important aspect of her role is to understand the client’s business and goals, and forge long term relationships with professional service. Settling on the Sunshine Coast 10 years ago with her three beautiful children, Anne is passionate about family and having fun. HEALTH TIP: Healthy mind + healthy body = an awesome life with

a natural love for every day!

CASEY WOLSKI Account Manager

Casey is the newest member of the sales team, and has made a huge splash since joining Profile in August this year. Coming from a background in health and wellness, Casey loves meeting and connecting with new people from a variety of businesses all over the Coast and helping them achieve their sales goals through advertising. HEALTH TIP: Start you day by drinking a big glass of filtered water

with organic apple cider vinegar, taking time out for 10 minutes of meditation and writing down the five things you’re most grateful for.

THE HEALTH ISSUE COVERSHOOT... FRONT COVER IMAGE BY PAULA BRENNAN FROM PAULA BRENNAN PHOTOGRAPHY. HAIR AND MAKE-UP BY MELINA DEE MAKEUP ARTISTRY. ON THE COVER MELISSA WEARS TOKITO TOP RRP $69.95 AND REGATTA PETITES PANTS RRP $49.95 FROM MYER SUNSHINE PLAZA, ACCESSORIES FROM COLETTE BY COLETTE HAYMAN.

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Building a healthy future Delving into the Sunshine Coast University Hospital precinct and what it means for our region

Placenta – the new superfood? It’s the mother of all trends and it’s great for your health. But can you stomach it?

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e are so lucky to live in a country with such a wonderful health care system where we have access to top quality hospitals, highly skilled doctors and specialists as well as a huge range of alternative therapies to complement traditional medical treatment. Gone are the days when alternative treatments were thought of as “out there”, these days patients are enjoying a much more holistic approach to their overall health and wellbeing. We are delighted to bring you this special health issue of Profile, showcasing some of the clever locals who are leading the way in the medical field through their groundbreaking research, as well as those who have developed alternative medicines to help mothers through the postnatal period. We also share the incredible program funded by Wishlist that’s allowing premature babies access to donor breast milk, and some brave locals share their heartwarming stories of recovery from life changing health challenges. Nicole Fuge catches up with chief executive of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Kevin Hegarty about the much anticipated opening of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital next year and the impact it will have on

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the region’s health care – it’s going to be phenomenal. You will love our cover story this month too. Drawing on a 30-year career as a registered nurse, Melissa Drury is sharing her lifetime of medical experience and healthy approach to skincare with her patients through her business MD Cosmetic and Skin Clinic in Mooloolaba, where she is furthering her offerings in skin treatment with new and improved techniques, including daylight photodynamic therapy to assist with precancerous skin conditions. I catch up with the lunching ladies for their thoughts on eastern versus western medicine and being our health issue, we’re offering readers the chance to win a fitness overhaul valued at $1200. As always, we bring you all of the very latest in food, culture, homewares, fashion and of course what’s happening on the Sunshine Coast. We hope you enjoy this jam-packed issue of Profile Magazine and here’s to your good health! Cheers!

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PROFILE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER LAUNCH Fashionistas were out in force on Thursday, 8 September, strutting their stuff at the launch of Profile Magazine’s fashion issue. Guests enjoyed a selection of delicious bites and bubbles on offer at Five & Dime Burger Bar while networking with the Sunshine Coast’s most stylish people, including our September cover star Bec McMillan.

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IBN DIRECT 3RD ANNUAL GOLF DAY PROFILE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER LAUNCH 1. JAALA UNDERWOOD AND SHYANNE CLARKE 2. CRYSTAL MCCALL, KATE MCCALL, LAUREN BENNETT, BEC MCMILLAN AND MECHELLE ROBINSON 3. TRENA-JANE ROWLANDS, HELENE DYKE, TANYA YOUNG AND NATALIE TINK 4. NICOLA THOMSON AND BETTY THOMSON 5. TRISH SEARLE AND LEA SCHLOSS IBN DIRECT 3RD ANNUAL GOLF DAY 6. SCOTT ROBERTS, ANDREW KENNY, DANE MCARDLE AND RICHIE STUDIMAN 7. LANAI AND LINDSAY CARTER 8. DEREK NEWEY, PETER DEGADARDI, STEPHEN BARNARD, DAVID WRIGLEY AND JAYDE MCLEOD 9. SAMUAL AND FIONA ROBERTS

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Held by Premier Speakers & Events in support of local charity STEPS Group and to help raise funds for Lindsay Carter – a young man struggling with an inoperable brain tumour – the IBN Direct Golf Day saw many locals take to the green at the Pelican Waters Golf Club on Friday, 2 September. It was a great turnout and plenty of money was raised on the day thanks to generous donations, a charity raffle, fundraising auction and corporate sponsorships. Photos Mills Photography 9

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BE HER FREEDOM FUNDRAISER Sunshine Coast women banded together on Saturday, 3 September in support of Be Hers, raising awareness and money to help the fight against sex slavery and human trafficking. Held at Amaroo Noosa, guests enjoyed bubbles, canapes and live entertainment, while raising money for the cause through a variety of activities and some incredibly generous sponsors. Photos Sonja Wrethman Fine Photography

2 BE HER FREEDOM FUNDRAISER 1. CATHY GRAUF, KARLI FARROW, KATE GREIG AND JESS BELL 2. KATIE THOMPSON AND TRACEY BELL HENSELIN 3. KAYLEIGH MCMULLEN 4. BETTINA RAE AND LAUREN VERCOE 5. CLAIRE VOS AND TALITA ESTELLE

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THE COMPLEXITY OF THE

“35% of WOMEN and 50% of MEN can suffer with adult acne.”

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Let’s face it, it’s embarrassing suffering from breakouts well into adulthood – ‘I thought the days of oily skin and pimples were behind me’, I hear you say. But it’s time to stop hiding behind layers of make-up and let’s chat about adult acne. Because it’s more common than you’d think.

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was one of the lucky few, who throughout my teenage years, avoided acne. Sure I would fall victim to the occasional blemish once a month, but other than that I had no idea of the angst these little devils caused. Until I entered adulthood. But those single spots have, over the past couple of years, grown to become a sprinkling across multiple areas of my face, that are very sore to touch and almost impossible to conceal. I put it down to stress, or indulging in too much chocolate and cake, but once I began opening up about my gripe, I found many of my friends and colleagues suffered from the same thing. So just how common is it? Naturopath Jodi Chapman says researchers have found

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as many as 35 per cent of women and 50 per cent of men can suffer with adult acne, with the World Health Organisation stating teenage acne statistics are as high as 85 to 90 per cent, most commonly with Acne What can Vulgaris. With adult acne predominantly cause adult acne? affecting people between 18 Adult acne may be hormonally induced, and 40 years of age, she says commonly from high stress, high levels of the best way to tame it is to testosterone, poor nutritional status, most commonly treat the condition from all poor zinc (used significantly through stress) and vitamin A perspectives simultaneously. levels, as these nutrients help the skin, and help to convert “Testing to confirm high levels of testosterone through their normal processes so the foods that are correct they do not remain high. for you, balancing blood sugars and eating a wellAdult acne can also be caused by a ratio problem between balanced diet, removing oestrogen and progesterone in women, this can also be sugars from the diet, caused by stress, or liver detoxification problems. and treating any bacterial infections within the gut,” Acne has also been known to be caused at any age she says. “Also reducing stress by food allergies, or bacterial infections on the skin and balancing hormones are or in the digestive system, as the skin mimics important, then finally testing to the inflammation of the gut. Liver check for nutritional deficiencies to toxicity will also present as acne correct any concerns there.” through the skin. One of my colleagues here at Profile, also noticed a marked improvement in her skin after taking a long-awaited dip in the ocean. Talk about living in such a naturally refreshing environment!

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World Mental Health Day brings awareness to the rise of Suicide, Depression, and Anxiety, so R U Ok? What are we missing? With suicide climbing at alarming rates, taking the lives of 8 Australians every day, depression affecting 1 in 6 adults and anxiety affecting 1 in 4, that’s not to mention the children affected by anxiety, ADHD and ADD, it has now become a household problem. Considering the current medical, psychiatric and psychological treatment methods we have available to us, should we be asking “what are we missing?”

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he Advanced Wellness and Behavioural Centre has done exactly that, bringing an awareness to a biochemical approach to mental health, used in conjunction with the current medical model when necessary, with the view of repairing and rebuilding the biological processes that have occurred rendering a person mentally unwell. Many people suffer daily with a very limited understanding of what is happening to their body and their brain on a biochemical level, often feeling worthlessness, hopelessness, guilt, loneliness, anxious and a burden on their families, unable to pull themselves up from the darkest of places, regardless of the support they have available to them. In many cases, it can be attributed to a biochemical pathway malfunctioning due to some interruption in the body during a difficult time, or due to illness, affecting the nervous system, hormonal system, or brain chemical production. Dedicated to the treatment and resolution of depression, anxiety, and ADHD suffered by patients of all ages and from all over Australia and overseas, Advanced Wellness & Behavioural Centre has been established for more than 10 years. With a decade of research, training and experience, the centre was established with the sole purpose for the treatment of mental health disorders from a biochemical and integrative approach. Focused on offering exceptional results for patients through comprehensive

FRee YOURSelF from Anxiety, Depression and ADHD – 7 Steps

investigation and accurate diagnosis of the individual’s biochemical needs, therein lies the first step towards successfully recovering from mental health symptoms. Removing cause, rebuilding biochemical pathways, and repairing damage becomes a simple process to follow and has been achieving outstanding results through natural methods. Jodi Chapman, founder of the Advanced Wellness Centre, has seen her methods publicised internationally through the founders of Food Matters TV and filmmakers of “Hungry for Change” James Colquhoun and Laurentine Ten Bosch. James’s interview with Jodi “Free Yourself from Anxiety, Depression and ADHD” offers a great understanding of her approach and can be viewed at FMTV.com. Sadly, many people suffering with these conditions may never ask for help, and may never share how they feel. Just one of the health concerns in Jodi’s 7 Steps has the ability to cause enough pain and disruption to your life, but the compounding effect of more than one of these steps creates a cascade of events spiralling into a very difficult place to recover from when you feel alone. Recognising these symptoms in yourself, or in those close to you, and asking for help may change your life, or theirs, forever. Be aware, be educated, be thorough, and be determined. There is always a way back to Advanced Wellness.

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Food and chemical sensitivity interrupts production of brain chemicals resulting in symptoms as subtle as irritability and tiredness, or more complex such as depression, anxiety, mental dysfunction, exhaustion and disease. Unique DNA blood testing for hundreds of foods and substances offers a broad view of how sensitivities affect all systems of your body rather than digestion alone, where most food testing is targeted. Comprehensive identification of sensitivities allows us to design a complete diet specific to each individual’s needs, with a broad range of food tested and found to be safe allowing a personally designed diet that is then not too restrictive. Removing substances causing inflammation or disruption to healthy brain function is the first step to recovery.

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Bacterial infections have been found to affect 89% of patients suffering with mild to severe symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, nerve pain, irritable bowel syndrome, or chronic fatigue. The microbiome is composed of trillions of bacteria, where the majority play a role in producing nutrients required for brain chemical production. Without these beneficial bacteria, mood disorders and fatigue develop quickly. These good bacteria are often displaced by harmful infections known to release nerve toxins that mimic your own nervous system activators, amplifying symptoms of depression, sadness, or anxiety beyond your control. Without your body’s factory for producing brain chemical well, you cannot overcome these symptoms alone. Rebalancing the microbiome can be complex, but with the right guidance, is easily resolved.

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Nutritional deficiency is common when food sensitivity, bacterial infection, poor diet or stress are affecting the body. It only takes one missing nutrient to impair the production of serotonin, dopamine, adrenalin, acetylcholine, GABA, or any of the many brain chemicals required to keep you mentally well. Comprehensive pathology testing is routinely screened to not only uncover potential problems, but to also screen for a range of genetic conditions which may cause symptoms of mood disorders, or more serious conditions, and in fact can affect up to 40% of the population.

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Hormonal imbalances in women or men can quite considerably affect moods dramatically over very short periods of time, creating extreme depression, anxiety, anger, fatigue or more. Hormones are never the initial health problem, generally caused by any number of health issues including the gut, liver, adrenals, immune, or nervous system, though when addressed correctly, are quite simple to balance. Addressing

hormones without investigating other systems, will leave you running in circles around your health and getting nowhere.

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Stress is a part of life for most people at some point, causing anxiety, fear, anger, aggression, or any number of erratic moods, driving you into the fight and flight response when you least expect it, or gradually over a long period of chronic stress. Often we are unaware of its effects on the body until we are well and truly overwhelmed. The result is a shutdown of absorption of nutrients, leaving you fatigued, depressed, anxious or unable to focus, and if left untreated, more serious conditions affecting your adrenal hormones may cause symptoms of extreme depression, non-responsive to orthodox treatment methods and can be quite dangerous. Being aware your body has changed biochemically through stress is an essential component to full recovery.

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have suffered PTSD, experiencing stressful events during their life that have impacted them greatly, the biological effect changes the brainwave patterns in a way that produces anxiety, depression, anger or fear on a sometimes daily basis. Once thought to be permanent, we are now able to change these brain wave patterns back to a normal state with a success rate of over 88% in individuals treated.

To learn more, call the centre and arrange a free half hour consultation, or view the webinar “7 Steps to Freedom from Anxiety, Depression and ADHD” at www.advancedwellness.com.au.

Diet is an essential step to being fit, healthy, energetic, and feeling mentally well. There are many good diets out there, though if your diet doesn’t match the way your body functions, it can cause sugar cravings, irritability and brain fog throughout the day. More seriously the wrong diet can create imbalances in your hormones, weight loss or gain, stripping you of necessary nutrients, creating inflammation, inhibiting detoxification, or contributing to conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, or more. Knowing the type of diet that is right for your body, and correctly balancing the ratios of proteins, fats and carbohydrates for you, is essential to optimal health and mental clarity, to get you through your day with energy and at the top of your game.

Bacterial infections have been found to affect 89% of patients suffering with mild to severe symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, nerve pain, irritable bowel syndrome, or chronic fatigue.


SECRET LIFE

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Some people are put on this earth to make a difference. Doctor Laura Bray is one such person. Using groundbreaking 3D modelling, this outstanding young doctor is using her research skills to help find a cure for cancer.

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t just 28 years of age, Doctor Laura Bray has already achieved what would take most people a lifetime. With three degrees under her belt, including a PHD, she has received a string of prestigious awards for her work, as well as funding to further her exciting medical research. Laura’s passion for research began in 2006 when she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of the Sunshine Coast. She then went on to complete an honours degree at the Queensland University of Technology, for which she was awarded First Class Honours and received the Dean’s Merit Award. It was to be the beginning of many to follow. “I was lucky enough to get a job straight out of uni as a research assistant at the Mater Medical Research Institute, where I was led by a wonderful supervisor, Dr Alison Wright. I was working on her project looking into leukaemia. It started my passion for research and I knew then, I wanted to continue on that path.” Laura’s interest in her next area of study was ignited when her brother lost most of the sight in one eye after it was punctured by a nail on a building site. “I did my PHD in eye research looking at creating tissue engineered corneas, which involved looking for a way to grow corneas from patients’ cells, so that in the future we could plant these cells back to repair the ocular surface.” Laura was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Alumnus (graduate) of the Year for her work in 2012 and received the Prime Minister’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award to support her worldleading research in Germany. “It was amazing to receive that award so soon after graduating. I was really honoured and to meet Julia (Gillard) and Quentin (Bryce) in Canberra was wonderful, they are both such inspiring women. It’s awarded to just one female in Australia, so I was very excited.” Laura was based in Dresden, Germany at the prestigious Institute for Polymer Research for three years, where she changed fields to follow her passion in cancer research. “My project there was creating three-dimensional cultures of cancer. Usually in lab research we grow them on two-dimensional 12

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plastic surfaces so we can research them, but of course this is not really replicating the human body because we are three-dimensional beings, so this will hopefully help us identify different components of cancer development that have important roles in its progression. I was looking at breast cancer, prostate cancer and leukaemia in particular. “My mentor there was Professor Werner and he is someone I still bounce ideas off today.” It was while living in Germany that Laura received yet another award for her three-dimensional models. “I travelled to London to receive the Lush Prize (young achiever) for my work in cancer research without the use of animals. They gave me 10,000 pounds, which I brought back to Australia to help me fund my research further.” profilemag.com.au


“It’s very difficult for young people to break into RESEARCH funding, the success rate is very low, so I was VERY PROUD to get my first project grant.”

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There have been many great moments throughout Laura’s stellar career so far, but it was a project grant she received from Cure Cancer Australia which has been a real highlight. “I was one of only 17 people to get a grant from Cure Cancer Australia to support the development of these models,” says Laura. “It’s difficult for young people to break into research funding, the success rate is very low, so I was proud to get my first project grant.” And something tells me it won’t be her last. Now based at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology, Laura and her colleagues have already made great progress. “We recently developed and published our 3D culture models of breast and prostate cancer, and when we applied clinically relevant chemotherapy drugs to our cultures, they displayed comparable tumor regress to that in models. At the moment we are in the early phases but by the end of the four-year study we hope to have more answers.” But at the heart of Laura’s studies is a drive to make a difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families.

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“Seeing patients and their families cope with these unknowns inspires me and if I can study cancer in different environments to discover which are prone to metastasis and relapse and the mechanisms behind this process, we can help answer these questions.” Despite the accolades, this young woman remains incredibly humble. “I love the colleagues I work with and the great minds I get to bounce ideas off. I’m lucky to have such amazing mentors who have helped me along the way. These are the same people I keep going back to. I have ideas but they are made better by the people I work with.” And we are lucky to have you Laura. The Sunshine Coast salutes you!

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For two thirds of adult Australians, their weight is a factor holding them back from enjoying their lives to the full, not only impacting their health, but also their confidence. Enter Liberate Yourself – the hCG dietary program empowering women to change their lives for the better.

Ask anyone who has tried losing weight and they will tell you just how difficult it can be. It’s an incredibly personal battle that requires willpower, determination and above all, respect for yourself and your body. But for many, half the battle is finding a diet that works – one that is simple and delivers the results they want within a reasonable timeframe, but is also safe and provides support they need to achieve their goal. Maleny naturopath Rochelle McKay-Masterton has always had a strong passion for women’s health, previously running a holistic clinic and dispensary focussed on women’s fertility. But after she was asked to support a naturopathic doctor in presenting a seminar in the area back in 2010, Rochelle’s eyes were opened to the amazing results of the hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) dietary program. “Weight loss was never my passion, but when I stumbled across the hCG program, I was dumbfounded – I couldn’t believe how amazing it was,” says Rochelle.

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“I went along to this seminar and we were all just really inspired and couldn’t believe the empirical evidence that suggested how well it actually works. From then on it became the backbone of my clinic, until I realised Liberate Yourself had started to dominate my life, so I decided to focus solely on it.”


Liberate Yourself is a business Rochelle co-founded with the goal to change lives by helping others “lose weight and feel fantastic” – and that’s certainly what it’s doing. Based on the original Doctor Simeons’ hCG dietary program, this highly successful weight loss system provides clients over the age of 18 with a helpful manual detailing a four-phase plan that combines taking bioenergetic hCG dietary drops or spray with a 500 calorie-a-day diet. Undertaken across four phases – getting organised, the drops, maintenance and lifetime strategies – the plan was devised by Dr Simeon with the intention of resetting the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain that controls our hormones. “The amazing thing is there’s a time frame and there’s an amount of kilos you can generally lose within that time frame,” says Rochelle. “There’s a beginning and an end, and for most people it works within that time frame and it’s working on a deeper level to help bring balance to the body.” Liberate Yourself works on the idea that during pregnancy, women produce hCG, which releases the body’s fat into the bloodstream to nourish the fetus. Rochelle goes on to explain that when hCG is present without a pregnancy, the fat is still released into the bloodstream, but is instead processed by organs of elimination and cleared by the liver. This, she says, paired with their clean, 500 calorie diet enables fast yet safe weight loss that removes the nasties from your body – sometimes revealing underlying health issues that once addressed, optimises your overall wellbeing. “You’re peeling away everything that can cause and mask problems, and while that can be freaky, it helps people realise the power of food, what it can do to the body, and how it can affect your hormones,” says Rochelle. In addition to the weight loss, Liberate Yourself is very much focussed on creating a sustainable lifestyle that allows its clients to maintain their results, providing professional, well-educated naturopathic support every step of the way through their Facebook page, as well as via email and over the phone. Clients learn to identify and deal with food cravings, and if the limited calories sounds hard for you to swallow, they even provide a range of delicious, low calorie recipes that are simple and surprisingly filling. Having helped thousands of men and women across Australia and New Zealand to achieve weight loss success with their effective program and a support system that’s second-to-none, Liberate Yourself is truly freeing its clients from their bad habits once and for all.

To find out how Liberate Yourself can change your life for the better by freeing you from the restrictions of excess weight:

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LEO HARTLEY AND MARK HARTLEY

VISION for the FUTURE WORDS TAYLA ARTHUR PHOTOS CHESTERTON SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

When Associate Professor Leo Hartley decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and venture into optometry more than 30 years ago, he had no idea his vision for the industry would change so many lives.

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large flatscreen monitor flickers to life on the wall in front of me, displaying a deep red sphere criss-crossed with delicate shadows. “This is the back of the eye – that’s the nerve, there’s a blood vessel, that’s a vein, and that’s an artery,” says Associate Professor Leo Hartley, hovering his mouse over each part on the linked computer before him, as he explains to me how he can tell this patient has high blood pressure. It’s quite fascinating to witness, and his ability to be able to diagnose other issues, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis by simply looking at one’s eyes and confirming with a blood test and imaging is just one of the many things that sets Leo apart from others in his field. You see, in addition to being a practicing optometrist, Leo is also a qualified general physician. I’m chatting with Leo in his tech-savvy office at h2 Vision Centres located in Chancellor Park – an innovative and edgy practice he opened this year alongside his brother, Mark. It’s a place that looks more like one of the cool coastal cafes you’d find in Mooloolaba than it does an optometrist, decked out with vintage furniture, old 16

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balustrade repurposed as racks, and fishbowl centrepieces. But while the practice’s quirky design certainly sets it apart, it is the incredible life experiences Leo brings with him that makes the place truly unique. Leo graduated from QUT with a degree in optometry more than 30 years ago and started out working alongside his brother in their father’s practice in Mackay. While he may have followed in his father’s footsteps, it was a passion that fast became his own. It was during this time that Leo began Australia’s first nonmetropolitan vision rehabilitation clinic – a multidisciplinary clinic run out of the local hospital, that combined private practitioners with a public service, in what was a Queensland first. After seeing its success, Leo went on to create a spin-off support group for people with low vision. At the same time, Leo initiated a focus group of non-competing optometrists from around the state who met every six months to analyse each other’s practices in order to improve the overall standard of care in the field, and took it upon himself to organise professional development seminars for other optometrists in the area. profilemag.com.au


And if that wasn’t enough, he even continued his studies in the field, specialising in ocular therapeutics and paediatrics. But it’s his humanitarian work in Vanuatu that has had the biggest impact on both him and others, with an eye-opening experience on the island leading to him joining the team from Prevention of Blindness, Vanuatu. “We were holidaying there and this guy found out I was an optometrist and asked if I could take a look at his uncle. So I went with him from an area of pure luxury to this shanty town made from old bits of iron and stuff,” explains Leo.

“When we got to the uncle, I took one look at his eyes and I could see the cataracts – they were so advanced that he just had two white pupils. When I went back to where I was staying, I couldn’t think of anything else, so I went back the next day, and by then word had spread that there was an eye doctor there and I had about 20 more people who had cataracts like that too.” From that point on, Leo began visiting Vanuatu two weeks a year to provide his services to those who needed it most. “It’s just amazing to see the value you can put into people’s lives, and at the end of the day, it’s not that hard. I love working with the children most – I’ve seen so many children who have believed they were dumb because they had a vision problem. They didn’t know they had one, but once we fix it, they realise how smart they really are. It’s that feeling of empowering someone and actually changing their life in a way that’s really positive.” october 2016

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“I’ve seen so many children who have believed they were dumb because they had a vision problem. They didn’t know they had one, but once we FIX IT, they realise how SMART they really are.”

When Leo sold the family business, he moved interstate and in addition to his work, began teaching at the University of Melbourne – an honorary position he still holds. He then decided to undertake a degree in medicine, graduating from James Cook University in 2010 and practicing as a locum until last year, when he decided to move to the Sunshine Coast and put both of his degrees to use. The result is a unique offering that goes beyond any typical eye service on the Coast, with Leo able to point out any areas of concern to his patients’ GPs and in some cases, perform minor eye surgeries. “I love doing this – I’ve found myself a little niche that I’m happy in. I couldn’t stand it if I was doing one and not the other because I think it’s a waste of knowledge,” he laughs. While he may have finally settled into a practice of his own, Leo is showing no signs of slowing down and says his next big mission is to create a sustainable eye training program in Vanuatu. “Essentially, we want to do ourselves out of a job,” he says. “That’s the hardest thing, because you go over there and do all this work and fly out, but those people are still there.” But for now, he’s happy helping locals tend to their own vision. To find out more about the amazing team being h2 Vision Centres, visit h2visioncentres.com.au.

WANT TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE? If you’d like to help Leo Hartley give the gift of sight to those who need it most in Vanuatu, drop in and see the team at h2 Vision Centres at Shop 7/11 Chancellor Village Boulevard to find out more. From money to services (such as developing a webpage for the project), donations are very much appreciated. profilemagazine

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Anna is the practice manager for Fresh Holistic Health, a purpose built, multimodality holistic clinic that has made a name for itself for introducing an innovative and broad, yet linked approach to health and wellbeing on the Coast. Boasting three highly qualified doctors and a team of friendly, professional natural health practitioners with experience and specialty fields ranging from naturopathy, physiotherapy, osteopathy and midwifery, through to psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and art therapy, what makes the centre truly unique is the intertwined relationship between the fields, with the team working together to ensure the best outcome for their clients. “When you look at someone holistically, you’re looking at the whole picture and finding the root cause for all of it. We still cover all mainstream medicine, but because we have longer appointments, there’s time to discuss everything that’s going on and offer support in any other areas that are troubling you.” As practice manager, Anna’s role involves overseeing all of Fresh Holistic Health’s operations – and as she explains, the centre’s passion for health isn’t strictly medicinal, with a yoga and dance studio, and a community kitchen built into the complex to encourage their clients’ ultimate wellbeing.

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“Our community kitchen in particular really embraces the grass roots of what we’re all about. People come into that area after their classes and share tea and conversation with other people. “It’s been a really beautiful space where there’s an opportunity for people to drop in without a structured appointment to ask questions, or borrow some recipes. It’s all about providing that supportive, safe and welcoming environment.” Anna herself plays a pivotal role in the community kitchen, having recently started up Anna’s Healing Home – a blog and online video on the clinic’s Facebook page and website that shares delicious and nutritious recipes and tips that are great for various health concerns. Having used a combination of good food and holistic healing to deal with her own personal health problems, Anna says what the team at Fresh Holistic Health is doing overarches how she got well again. Providing such a comprehensive approach to each individual client’s health, Fresh Holistic Health is not only changing the way the health industry runs – it’s changing lives too. AnnA DAnn

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For eight years, Elaine Myerscough worked as a scrub nurse on the Sunshine Coast, specialising in breast surgery. But no amount of experience or knowledge could have prepared her for her own diagnosis and journey. Nicole Fuge meets an incredibly resilient, caring and tenacious woman now fighting her own battle.

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eing the scrub nurse, I always made an effort to go out and introduce myself to the patients; shook their hands and wiped their tears away – you don’t realise, even though you’re a nurse, what journey they have to go through after you shake that hand.” Elaine Myerscough is a 56-year-old Registered Nurse, she could talk you through how the operations are done and what instruments are used, but all that faded into the background the moment she was diagnosed.

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Elaine was due to have a routine mammogram in October 2014, as her mum had a mastectomy 14 years ago, but she was busy at work and ignored the letters from BreastScreen Queensland. After the fifth reminder, Elaine went for a check-up at Caloundra Hospital and was referred to Nambour for further examination. Having not had any symptoms or felt any lumps, Elaine was unprepared for the events that were to unfold. On 27 March, 2015 Elaine was diagnosed with breast cancer and was admitted for surgery with Doctor Lisa Creighton (the same surgeon she used to

work alongside in theatre), who performed Breast Conservation Surgery and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy. Six rounds of chemotherapy every three weeks and 18 rounds of Herceptin were administered to eliminate any cancer cells, followed by 33 rounds daily of radiation. “I went to the local hairdresser before treatment started and they braided my hair. Then the moment came to cut them off, I fell apart and cried. But I went out of the shop smiling, because what can you do, I’m going to lose my hair anyway. “I kept all my braids, I’ve still got one in my handbag – I carry it around with me like a souvenir,” she says with a brave laugh. Within days of the first chemo treatment, Elaine became very sick and was diagnosed with Neutropenia. Her white cell count was .01 and she had nothing to fight infection. Elaine was admitted to hospital, for a few days for treatment. “When I got home my head started to burn; it was on fire and I touched my head and my hair came out in handfuls from folliculitis, so I shaved the rest of my hair off,” she says. In the midst of Elaine’s cancer treatment, the house she rented was put up for sale. The Cindy Mackenzie Program (formerly Cindy Mackenzie Foundation), covered the cost for a removalist and bond cleaning; but she was also fighting another battle, as a victim of domestic violence. profilemag.com.au


“On the 29th of December I walked away from my marriage with nothing but a bag of clothes and a bag of personal belongings,” she says, explaining she sought refuge with a close friend, Lynnda, and her family to get away from her husband. “In February after going to pick up some more of my belongings, I went to bed that night not feeling well,” she says. “I woke up in the middle of the night with chest pain, was sweaty and clammy and I saw a light shining above me and I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t call out. “I saw my sister in the light who passed away from a heart attack, and I said you’re not taking me yet, I’ve got through the cancer, I’ve got through the violence and I’m going to get through this, then I passed out.” The following morning, Elaine had another attack, this time in the kitchen and in the presence of her friend’s son, who called for an ambulance. A blood test confirmed she had suffered a heart attack, and that night in hospital, she had another two events, confirming she had a life threatening condition called Long QT Wave. “I had to have my portacath removed, which was where I had my treatment for cancer through, and have it replaced by a defibrillator – so I have my little battery friend keeping me alive here,” she says, pointing to her chest. “The cancer wasn’t the priority anymore, my heart was.” Having endured an unimaginable series of unfortunate events, Elaine says having the support of the Cindy Mackenzie Program has been a godsend. The Cindy Mackenzie Foundation was founded in 2007 in memory of Sunshine Coast mum Cindy Mackenzie, who lost her battle with breast cancer aged 39. Since September 2015, The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim has administered the program and offers complimentary support to local breast cancer sufferers and their families. They offer family assistance to help with day-to-day needs; clinical services and education; and their Memory Maker program is designed to create positive and long-lasting memories during what is a very difficult time.

“I’m a cancer survivor, I’m a domestic violence survivor, and I’m a heart attack survivor. I’M A SURVIVOR, I’m still here.” Earlier in the year, Elaine was gifted a night’s retreat with her friend at the Mantra in Mooloolaba, where they unwound and relaxed after what had been a tumultuous time. Elaine has since become a volunteer with the program and completed the 10km walk at the Sunshine Coast Marathon with the Rockers for Knockers team in August. “I survived three major events in my life in the last year and I was brought back to life for a reason, and I believe that is to carry on with Cindy’s legacy and build up the program. Without their help I wouldn’t have survived.” Since the interview with Profile, Elaine developed further side effects from radiation, causing fibrous tissue in her breast and the wall of her lung, resulting in surgery in September. “I’m a cancer survivor, I’m a domestic violence survivor, and I’m a heart attack survivor. I’m a survivor, I’m still here.”

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A nip here, a tuck there – we’re a society bitterly obsessed with our appearance. But Melissa Drury is changing all of that, drawing on 30-plus years as a registered nurse and a healthy approach to skincare and ageing to prove that beauty is not always skin deep.

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elaxing into a plush white sofa, Melissa Drury tucks her feet underneath, in an attempt to hide them from view. “I ran out of time to repaint my toenails,” she says with a laugh, the bright blue polish a stark contrast to her otherwise perfectly groomed appearance. As the 52-year-old beauty works her magic in front of the camera, it’s hard to imagine she almost pursued a career behind it. “I entered nursing by default … my interest at the time was art and I even applied to the Australian Film and Television School, even though I hadn’t done photography or anything – I seemed to think that it would be great to be a camera woman,” she says with a laugh, “but I was discouraged by my family that it might not be a stable career, so I looked at nursing.” Upon finishing Year 12, Melissa completed three years of hospitalbased training at Royal North Shore in 1982. “It was pretty confronting at times, being an 18-year-old student nurse. You had to learn quickly, be competent and confident. There were lots of tears and laughter and of course, friendships made for life.” Melissa backed up that training with 12 months post graduate, before heading overseas for two years with a girlfriend, whom she met through nursing, to travel around Europe and work as a registered nurse in Edinburgh and London.

“It was pretty CONFRONTING at times, being an 18-year-old student nurse. You had to learn quickly, be COMPETENT and CONFIDENT. There were lots of tears and laughter and of course, friendships made for life.” MELISSA WEARS STELLA TOP RRP $129 AND MISS SHOP JEANS RRP $59.95 FROM MYER SUNSHINE PLAZA, ACCESSORIES FROM COLETTE BY COLETTE HAYMAN.

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“The nurse’s role in the UK then was more traditional in terms of the hierarchy – the expectation was you did as you were told and not question any of the tasks or care delivered. “The nurses of today I am sure would refuse point blank to wear the frilly caps we had to wear! Australian nurses were always sought after as our standard was high. We worked and partied hard!”

where she went on to work for 15 years and where she also gave birth to her son and twin daughters. But it was during her time working at the Westmead Private Hospital in the obstetrics unit, where Melissa was provided with an opportunity to become a part-time educator with Johnson & Johnson Medical. “I had been teaching in obstetrics and was looking for another challenge,” she says. “I started working in distribution with skin and wound management, which was a great first step out of the hospital sector – you were treated as a valued team member with a large degree of autonomy, so I thrived. “That was my first eye-opener of working in the commercial business world, so that was great experience and I was with them for two years.”

treatments. But I went for the interview and I got the job. “I really liked it, actually loved it. It was the perfect balance of medicine and art and I was out of the hospital environment.” Now under the banner of her new business MD Cosmetic and Skin Clinic in Mooloolaba, Melissa is furthering her services in skin treatment with new and improved techniques, including daylight photodynamic therapy. “Precancerous sun spots are one of the most common lesions that someone will be treated for by a doctor, with options to freeze them off or use a prescription cream, but it can be unsightly and painful for many and require frequent treatments. “Whereas daylight photodynamic therapy is a new option that may suit many. A sunscreen and light sensitive cream is applied to the skin and we send them outside for

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On this sojourn, the two young nurses found love – Melissa’s girlfriend met an Englishman, who she went on to marry, and Melissa fell for his best friend, Mark. “The second time I went to the UK was for their wedding,” she says, “but I only ended up staying for three or four months because I was accepted into midwifery.” Melissa joined the second-last hospitalbased training cohort to go through The Royal Prince Alfred in Sydney, before nursing became university-based. “I just wanted a change of direction in my career – nursing is so diverse,” she says of her decision to pursue midwifery, “it was a really good experience and I loved working with women and their families, which has become a similar progression throughout my career.” After 12 months of training, Melissa and Mark married, and she relocated to the new private Mater Hospital in Sydney, becoming the only junior the hospital took on. While there, she helped establish the birth suite,

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“Clients are often confused as to what treats the various ageing concerns on the face. Anti-wrinkle injections soften facial lines caused by muscle movement and expressions. Areas often treated are the frown, forehead, crow’s feet and neck. Meanwhile, most fillers are non-permanent and made from a sugar known as hyaluronic acid. This is also naturally occurring in the body and its job is to attract water and hydrate the skin. Fillers not only replace volume, but can be strategically placed to provide lift and restore balance – a liquid facelift!”

Melissa and Mark, who had been running his own business for the past 12 years, then decided it was time for a sea change. “It was a spontaneous decision. I still remember that day; Mark had stayed to finalise the house and I had the car packed up with three children under the age of five and I hit the Pacific Highway at sunrise and had tears streaming down my face. Seeing the sun rising behind me, I was thinking, ‘Have I done the right thing?’” With a new home in Buderim, Melissa began working at The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, in the obstetrics unit. “Then my husband saw an ad in the paper for a cosmetic nurse,” she says. “I had no idea what was involved, as I’d never had any

two hours – the UV rays activate the cream and destroy the lesions by preventing them from growing and multiplying. It’s a quicker process and more comfortable for treating entire areas. “I am passionate about treating skin. I wanted to be able to offer medical services and complement with cosmetic – from removing tattoos of all shapes and colours, to sweat injections for hyperhidrosis/ excessive sweating.” And the same goes with fillers. “Thanks to the Kardashians, women think everyone will look like that, but there is a whole selection of fillers and we can choose a product to give a small amount of volume or just hydration,” Melissa says. profilemag.com.au


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“Daylight photodynamic therapy is a NEW OPTION that may suit many. A sunscreen and light sensitive cream is applied to the skin and we send them outside for two hours – the UV rays activate the cream and destroy the lesions by PREVENTING them from growing and multiplying.” “If someone is prone to experiencing frequent cold sores the best thing you can do is put filler in their lip – it improves the hydration and helps the lip be more resilient to triggers like sun and stress that can cause an unwelcome visitor to pop up on the lip.” Melissa has also noticed more people seeking treatment for acne. “Acne seems more prevalent now than what I remember as a teenager and many factors contribute to this like hormones and diet,” she says. “It’s a medical condition and if moderate or severe, should be treated as one. Apart from potential risk of scarring, the impact on self esteem can be devastating to a teenager.” Looking after your skin is also the golden rule for anyone thinking about cosmetic treatments. “Sunscreen and good skincare and not smoking are your best skin preservers,” Melissa says. “Cosmetic results are only ever as good as the quality of the skin. If the skin remains firm and elastic with reasonable plumpness/collagen the end results will be better.”

Having been in the cosmetic industry for more than 12 years, Melissa says she has seen a marked increase in people undergoing treatment. “It’s now more affordable and acceptable, so people are seeking out rejuvenation options,” she says. “On the Sunshine Coast, most of my clients are very concerned about looking natural. They want to look better but not different, and they just want to look how they feel on the inside.

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“Most people who come and sit in that chair say, ‘Mel, I want to look good for my age’, because they’re still working and have an active social life. No one’s trying to look 20 years younger.” Nowadays more men are seeking treatment too, either because their wives have been taking care of their appearance and they want to look equally as good, or because they’re working for longer and don’t want look tired and worn out to their younger colleagues. “They come in to ‘fix up’ lines that make them look angry or tired. Usually it’s a very strong frown – men hate the forehead lines more than many women,” she says. “Initially I’d see them for a little bit of anti-wrinkle treatment or other skin concerns, like facial redness or broken capillaries, but now they’re aware of the fillers and their benefits. It’s taking ‘manscaping’ to a whole new level.”

“Fillers not only replace volume, but can be strategically placed to provide lift and RESTORE balance – a liquid facelift!” One of the biggest frustrations Melissa has is around the ease of access and availability of cosmetic services, which are being more heavily promoted, discounted and glamorised than ever before. She says because of this, the consumer is often not very well informed and they seek out the procedures as if frivolously buying a new set of tyres for their car. “It’s not the same as getting a leg wax, these are medical procedures that should be performed by highly qualified and experienced practitioners who will also know how to manage complications or unwanted effects. I have had to ‘fix up’ a few procedures from treatments that people have received from inexperienced hands,” she says seriously. In response to this, and to ensure a high standard of medical care nation-wide, the Medical Board of Australia is enforcing strict guidelines for medical practitioners who perform cosmetic medical and surgical procedures. The new guidelines came into effect on 1 October, 2016 and in keeping with these guidelines, Melissa says all clients are required to see her in-house doctor in person or occasionally by video/ Skype call consult prior to their treatment. In a society where we’re all chasing that youthful glow and where cosmetic procedures are now more readily available, it’s even more reason to make sure your face is in the right hands. 26

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oe’s dimpled hands wrap around the plastic bottle, her tiny fingertips dancing as if she’s playing a musical instrument. As her eyelids grow heavier with each guzzle of milk, Zoe remains unaware of the journey she’s had in these first six months of her life. “We tried for 15 years to have a baby and had to go through IVF, she was our last embryo,” 45-year-old Lisa Arthur says, gazing across at the little bundle of joy nestled in her father’s arms. “My waters had broken at 30 weeks and had been slowly leaking for two weeks. One night I didn’t feel right, so I told Daniel to call an ambulance.” Lisa was admitted to Nambour General Hospital where doctors advised they would have to deliver her baby via emergency caesarean. “They did a scan before they took me into theatre, I had no fluid left, it was all gone. So poor little bubba was in there with no cushioning. “And when they took her out she was stuck under my rib cage, so it took quite a while, they had to manoeuvre her out – she came out blue and doctors had to resuscitate her.” Baby Zoe was born at 32 weeks, tipping the scales at just 1820 grams. “Because she was so early, and given my age and the fact I’m a Type 1 diabetic, I couldn’t get any milk through, we tried and tried,” she says. “When the midwife at the Special Care Nursery offered donor milk for Zoe, I didn’t hesitate to say yes because I knew she would have a better chance being on the breast milk. “As long as we could give it to her, we did. It was a big help because that was one less worry to think about, we could concentrate on getting her well and out of the special care nursery and getting her home.” Lisa became one of the first mothers to profilemag.com.au


be part of the innovative Pasteurised Donor Human Milk (PDHM) program which has been funded by Wishlist for three years at a cost of $186 per litre. The program was initiated late last year and allows premature and sick babies access to donor milk from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Milk Bank. Special Care Nursery Nurse Unit Manager Samantha Lannan says breast milk is the ideal nutrition for babies as it promotes immunologic protection against infections, particularly severe gastrointestinal infections. Samantha says the department orders an average of two litres per month of the specialised milk for babies born prior to 34 weeks or weighing less than 1500 grams.

“It was a big help because that was one less worry to think about, we could concentrate on GETTING HER WELL and out of the special care nursery and getting her HOME.” “Some mothers may initially have difficulty producing enough milk for their baby and in these cases the next best alternative is PDHM,” she says. “Breast milk and PDHM reduces the risk of some complications associated with feeding premature babies. It has been a huge success – all of the families that we have discussed donor milk with have taken up the offer of this incredible service. “There is comfort in knowing that the RBWH Milk Bank undertook the strictest processes and pasteurised milk from the eligible donor.” Zoe spent four weeks in intensive care, initially receiving the donor milk through a nasal tube and eventually receiving her full feed from a bottle. “The doctors said it takes a while for a baby that little to learn how to take a bottle, to learn how to suck, breathe and swallow,” Lisa says. Once Zoe grew stronger, she no longer needed the donor milk and began drinking preterm formula. She was finally well enough to go home. “We had everything set up a few months before she was born, so once I had her and couldn’t bring her home it was horrible having the cot here and not her,” Lisa says. “She was born at 3.08pm on Tuesday, 9 February, and when we walked in the door on the day we brought her home, I looked at the clock on the microwave and it was 3.08pm – and that was by chance!” Now eight months old, Zoe is a healthy and happy baby, hitting all goals and pleasing doctors with her progress. “She’s the happiest baby, she smiles and laughs all the time, she’s a great sleeper, she doesn’t get up throughout the night. She’s amazing. I think having four weeks in intensive care got her into a routine. “The only time she complains is when she’s hungry,” Lisa says with a laugh, “Once she’s got her bottle she’s fine!” october 2016

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Raising t h e s ta n da r d In addition to remodelling part of their ‘Kabara’ site into a new, rainforest-inspired paradise for their residents, homegrown facility NoosaCare is looking to change the way aged care is run for the better. words tayla arthur photos rikki lancaster

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alking through NoosaCare’s tranquil Tewantin-based Carramar site, you can feel a sense of peace and warmth in the air. Surrounded by dense bushland, this is an aged care service like no other, far flung from the clinical setting many people have come to associate with such facilities. In fact, as I make my way through the modern village to meet the facility’s group care manager, Sandra Gilbert, I’m met with broad smiles everywhere I look, as residents stroll along leafy pathways or relax on benches as they soak up the morning sun. “We want to remove the institution out of care,” Sandra explains. “We’re putting in a new model of care that we had in our dementia unit, but we want to roll it out across the whole facility. Our routines will be flexible and there will be a really strong focus on lifestyle for our residents. We have an amazing diversional therapy activities program and we have a bus that goes out there twice a day, so we’re really giving our residents a valuable lifestyle during their years with us.

The group has already built a reputation for the fantastic lifestyle it provides for its residents in addition to its amazing care, with fun group activities made readily available and outings a regular occurrence. But in an effort to continue raising the bar for aged care in every way, NoosaCare has recently overhauled part of their Kabara facility, remodelling an outdated, 20-bed building at the site, into bigger and better lodging for 32 people that captures the beauty and tranquility of the rainforest it is nestled within.

NoosaCare opened 30 years ago by a group of Noosa locals looking to make a difference in the community. Run from two sites – Carramar in Tewantin and Kabara in Cooroy – the accredited centres remain community-owned to this day, meaning that while they have no religious or charity affiliations, they are entirely dedicated to ensuring their residents receive the best service available.

“We have a beautiful little creek that runs all the way across the back of the property and through the rainforest, so we wanted to focus on the environment and bring that inside as much as we could,” says Sandra. Built with individual decks that overlook the gorgeous scenery, and furnished in a way that brings the outdoors in, the latest development is all about giving residents their very own place to call home; somewhere safe but with the freedom to truly enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

“There are a lot of big players that might have 40 or 50 aged care facilities across Australia, whereas we only have the two, which means our focus on lifestyle is very different,

They’ve even created spaces residents can share with their family, with the team at NoosaCare understanding the importance of socialising and having that support.

“We have incredible care here and that’s what we’ve been known for in the past – but we want to go that step further.”

“We love getting to know our residents and hearing about the lives they’ve had, but the thing with aged care is it’s not just

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the person – it’s their family that you get to know,” says Sandra. Providing a full range of services for all levels of need, it’s clear NoosaCare is willing to go above and beyond for their residents – not just because it’s their job, but because they really care. “I think it’s a real privilege to look after our residents,” says Sandra, “they’ve had these amazing lives and contributed so much to our community, so to be able to honour that life with great care is a real privilege.”


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PHETT (PORTAL FOR HEALING ENTITIES THROUGH TRANSFORMATION) GRIDS ARE USED IN HOUSE AND LAND ‘CLEARINGS’

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As the shift towards holistic health continues to grow, there is an increasing amount of options available to people looking for more alternative, natural approaches to healing. Tayla Arthur chats to Kaatheryn Tempest and Denver Vidler, to uncover how using crystal grids and energy can free people from the illusion of limitation.

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was seven when I knew I was different and things weren’t as they seemed,” says Kaatheryn Tempest. “I felt like a misfit for a long time because people couldn’t really understand me, so when I was 19 I really started searching to figure out why I could do certain things and why I understood things in a particular way.” Kate, as she prefers to go by, is the founder of The Awakened Healing Space – a business with a mission to “free others from the illusion of limitation by connecting them consciously with their sovereign spiritual signature”. This assists people in becoming psychologically, emotionally and spiritually independent. It’s a project she started back in 2010 and now runs alongside Denver Vidler, with the pair working together to offer a range of alternative healing solutions. “We’re holding an open space for people to explore who they are,” explains Kate. “People who come to us learn to identify themselves beyond their culture or their belief system that may have been generationally given to them by their family. profilemag.com.au


“We’re all sovereign beings – we’re all the boss of ourselves. We are spiritual beings, we have a body and a mind and we have consciousness. In our work, we call consciousness our Sovereign Spiritual Signature. Our mission is to assist people to become aware of their sovereignty so they become empowered and free and experience themselves from a higher perspective.” The Awakened Healing Space focuses on freeing the minds of others primarily through the use of trans sovereign DNA activations, intuitive counselling and the power of crystal grids. Conducted over three weeks, Kate explains that the DNA activations are a matter of awakening the consciousness and releasing anything that’s holding the person back, with most of her clients looking to end generational cycles of abuse, put an end to their depression, or stop particular behaviours that are impacting their lives. “A lot of the work we do clears the generational timeline, so anything that’s been handed down through the energetic DNA, like particular behaviours or belief systems or genetic patterning, is cleared with the healings so they can actually be free of that,” says Kate. “DNA activations clear the metaphysical, which is what a physical ailment is being expressed from – it’s either an emotional or spiritual congestion,” adds Denver. Kate and Denver also create crystal grids that, while beautiful, have an array of applications they say are based upon the concepts found in epigenetics, sacred geometry, quantum sciences and metaphysics. The crystal grids combined with intuitive counseling and DNA activation, expand people’s awareness and assist people in becoming more independent emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Denver, who has a strong science and engineering background, coupled with a broad spiritual knowledge, explains that the grids work by using the crystals to resonate a particular frequency, creating a portal or energetic point of singularity that draws negative energy in and filters it out as clear frequency. “It’s like an energetic alignment tool. We’ve noticed in our grids, when we put crystals together that aren’t in harmony, they’ll turn away from each other and if they are in harmony they’ll stay aligned, and we had the same results when we experimented with human interaction – when you’re with someone you don’t know, you can feel really connected with them, but for other people you can feel like, ‘I don’t know what

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it is, but I’m clashing with this person’.” The pair has designed grids from a variety of crystals and geometric patterns for homes and businesses to great effect, including Allied Health Practices and Healing Centres, with different geometric patterns able to remove unwanted energy and create more harmonic or dynamic environments. “We use the PHETT grid (pictured), which was developed by us for land and house clearings. The combination of sacred geometry and the angle of the grid, which is the same angle as the giza pyramid, act as a focus point for the clearings. “It’s a fairly natural thing to do – the indigenous used to do land ‘clearings’,” says Kate. “People don’t realise this, but atomic clocks and precision electronic circuitry use quartz crystals as a main resonator to stabilise the

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“People who come to us learn to identify themselves beyond their CULTURE or their BELIEF systems, enabling people to create ACCEPTANCE and PEACE within their lives.” frequencies. And that’s essentially what we’re doing with our crystal grids. “Once upon a time science and metaphysics were two worlds apart and they’re now coming together. And rather than being this airy-fairy rainbows and unicorns stuff, it’s actually quite grounded science now.” It’s fascinating to hear Kate and Denver explain their practices – ones that many people, myself included, have never heard of. But sitting in their presence, surrounded by crystal grids, I can actually feel the energy they speak about, and it’s a mind and eye-opening experience. “When people come to us, they’re coming to meet themselves in many ways,” says Kate. “What we hope to achieve is to give people an awareness that these things are here for them to explore.” For more information on Awakened Healing Space, visit: awakenedhealingspace.com.au profilemagazine

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Unwin Dental

The Art of the Smile Protecting beautiful smiles is a science, but there is an art to building a great reputation for service and professionalism. The team at National Dental Care practice, Unwin Dental has mastered both over the past 35 years. When the doors to Dr. David Unwin’s practice open each morning, it is not unusual for his team to greet people that have been customers for over 35 years. In fact, David and the team have often had the unique pleasure of taking care of smiles for several generations of the same family, at one time. National Dental Care has established a strong reputation for setting new benchmarks in clinical expertise and customer service, because their member practices are the best in the business. It is clear why David Unwin and his team are such a great fit.

This deep community bond is a special privilege and one that is especially motivating for David. “It makes me love coming to work,” he says with a grin. “I get to spend every day catching up with my old friends.” Keeping the doors open for 35 years is a significant achievement, especially in a competitive field like dentistry. David first opened the practice in 1980 and has enjoyed tending to a healthy base of happy customers ever since. While great service is a large part of the magic delivered by the practice, it is hard science and a commitment to professional development that keeps the team at the leading edge. David and his colleagues, Dr. Vanessa Hayman and Dr. Thomas McLean have always kept a keen eye on the latest techniques and technological developments. This focus has been further enhanced over the past two years, since the practice started operating under the National Dental Care banner. Member practices receive extensive training to keep their general dentistry skills well honed and maintain their accreditation within the National Dental Care network. They are also supported to further develop specialist practice areas such as orthodontics

and implants, Computer Assisted Design (CAD), and Computer Assisted Manufacture (CAM). “CAD CAM is used to make ceramic restorations without having to send work to an outside lab. For patients who need veneers or crowns fixed in a hurry, we can virtually do it on the spot.” explains David. In fact, David will be soon be attending a conference in California to receive further training in CAD & CAM from leading academic, Prof. Pascal Magne. Similarly, Dr. Thomas McLean is fully trained in Implants and like David is travelling to the Misch Implant Institute in the USA to supplement this training. The practice will soon be utilising a dedicated Implant room with state of the art technology to improve patient procedure experience. The dental team feel the further training they are receiving and technology available, will support their goal to keep generations of Sunshine Coast families smiling, happy and healthy for many years to come.

Find out what everyone is smiling about and get in touch with the team. Call: 5444 2322 Click: nationaldentalcare.com.au Visit: Suites 2-4, ‘The Burns Centre’ 3 Burns Street, Buddina, Qld 4575

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ARE YOU A GP OR SPECIALIST IN YOUR BUSINESS? WORDS CHRIS CHILDS

It’s much more important to be the GP rather than the specialist if you want to achieve the most out of your business. That means knowing a fair bit about many things and not getting too bogged down in the nitty gritty. A specialist on the other hand, needs to know the how, why and when in exact detail to create, install and implement every step of the process or project along the way. However, being a specialist requires a lot of time and leaves little or no time for all of the other really important things that need just as much attention. When you try to be the specialist in each and every area of your business, holding control with an iron fist because you believe only you can make it perfect; you limit your ability to move forward. You need to learn to be a GP and delegate the detail to a specialist.

The hardest part is letting go of the specialist role and becoming the GP. It’s the first step towards running your business like a business instead of a job. A business will run without you, even when you are not there. Remain the specialist and you will have a ‘job’ for life. See more on this story and other great business stories at www.thinkbusinessmagazine.com.au

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THINGS TO DO WHEN SEPARATING

SARAH QUILLIAM | PIPPA COLMAN & ASSOCIATES SOLICITORS

Going through separation can be stressful, upsetting, confusing and scary. While everybody’s experience is different, a lot of people share the feeling of not knowing what to do first. There are a lot of things that will need to be taken care of – some more urgent than others.

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ere is a ‘top five’ list of things to do when you are separating. Not all may be applicable to you, but the purpose of the list is to give some initial guidance about the things you might prioritise. #1 SAFETY FIRST. If there has been domestic violence, or you fear that there might be, then you need to first take steps to protect yourself and your children. You may feel safe just living apart from your spouse. You may need to apply for a Protection Order to help keep you safe. If you are in this situation, you should contact Scope, seek legal advice, or in an emergency phone 000. Safety includes emotional safety. Don’t be afraid to seek counselling to help you through this difficult time. #2 CHILDREN’S LIVING ARRANGEMENTS. In deciding children’s arrangements, the law says that their “best interests” must be considered. Unless there are domestic violence issues, the best interests of a child is usually best served by the child having a meaningful relationship with both parents. This may not always mean living equally between households. If you cannot agree on a parenting arrangement, then you should seek legal advice and/or arrange a family dispute resolution conference. october 2016

#3 YOUR LIVING ARRANGEMENTS. A decision needs to be made as to who stays and who leaves the family home. It is not the case that “possession is nine tenths of the law” in family law. Legal entitlements are recognised regardless of who is living in the house. Often, the best arrangement will be the one that is the least disruptive to the children. #4 GET YOUR FINANCES IN ORDER. Open your own bank account. Ensure that you have enough money to meet the bills, or to move out. If your spouse controls the money and you don’t have enough, then seek legal advice, as there may be some options available to you. #5 CHANGE YOUR WILL AND POWER OF ATTORNEY. You may want to reconsider whether your partner should still be your nominated executor and beneficiary as well as your Power of Attorney should something happen.

We can help you with some advice or guide you through what needs to be done. Once these priorities have been taken care of, we can then discuss finalising your property settlement and perhaps longer term arrangements for the children. In October, we will be conducting a free information seminar on this topic. Details of the seminar can be found on our website. profilemagazine

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THE LATEST AERIAL PHOTO(S) SUPPLIED BY LENDLEASE PROVIDE AN UPDATE OF THE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AT THE SUNSHINE COAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL PROJECT. PHOTO TAKEN 8 AUGUST, 2016.

CARING FOR OUR FUTURE WORDS NICOLE FUGE PHOTOS RIKKI LANCASTER AND CONTRIBUTED

In six months, the delivery of healthcare to the region will change, with the anticipated opening of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in April next year. Nicole Fuge met with the chief executive of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Kevin Hegarty, to find out more about this historic project.

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hat’s being created will fundamentally benefit the community for decades into the future and that’s a story that’s been largely yet untold,” Kevin Hegarty says in earnest, casting his eye over the impressive hospital site. “To date, the focus has been so much on how good the construction has been for the economy – the jobs it’s created. But the impact from a health perspective and an economic perspective of what’s being created here is yet to be fully understood, let alone appreciated.” Kevin is the chief executive of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and says, “It’s very satisfying”, seeing the Sunshine Coast University Hospital near completion. In 2005, the Queensland Government announced the construction of a new public hospital in the region, as part of its SEQ Infrastructure Plan 2005-2026. In April 2017, the $1.8 billion hospital will open, improving and increasing the delivery of services to the region – meaning thousands of people will no longer have to travel to Brisbane to receive the care they need.

“When a patient or a family goes through a journey of illness, their whole routine, their lifestyle, changes because of it. To have that further impacted on because the treatment is not available locally just adds to and exacerbates that situation,” says Kevin. “When SCUH is fully commissioned it is estimated that 10,000 people a year, who currently have to access inpatient services in Brisbane, will be able to receive that care here. “It’s new services, but also importantly increasing capacity in the services we already offer; it’s making us able to respond in the best possible way to the community’s needs.” Among the new services being offered are radiation oncology and advanced cardiac services, as well as inpatient child and adolescent mental health. Upon opening, the public hospital will use about 450 of its built capacity of 738 beds. “Health care is advancing all the time, so what people were admitted to hospital for five years ago, let alone 10 years ago, doesn’t require admission now, and people also stay in hospital for a shorter

“When SCUH is fully commissioned it is estimated that 10,000 PEOPLE A YEAR, who currently have to access inpatient services in Brisbane, will be able to receive that care here.”

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period of time because there’s more community health care support,” Kevin says. “We’ll be waiting and seeing what is needed, obviously utilising those beds to meet identified need, but what the community can be satisfied with is that capacity is there to be used in the future when needed – the design is further future-proof by the capacity to expand to 900 beds.” Since the neighbouring Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital opened in November 2013, the 200-bed facility has provided around 100 beds to public patients to ensure extra capacity during construction of the new public hospital. But it will become an exclusively private hospital from 1 July, 2018. “Our new hospital is Queensland’s first public hospital Public Private Partnership,” Kevin says. Exemplar Health, a consortium comprising Lendlease, Siemens, First State Super and Capella Capital, with partners Spotless Facilities Services, are responsible for the design, construction, partial finance and maintenance of the hospital buildings, operating the car parks, providing a security service and maintaining the grounds for 25 years post its opening. Meanwhile, the hospital will be staffed and operated by the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, with an expected 3000 staff to be based on site. Over the past 12 years, senior clinicians have been directly involved in the project, from the physical design of the facility, to designing the models of care. The expertise of staff from large tertiary hospitals, including Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, has also been obtained.

“Over the next few months we’ll get increasingly uninterrupted access to the building,” he says. “Once construction is finished, the information technology and computer systems and medical equipment will be installed, and then it has to be tested. We will also be doing a series of clinical scenarios – we will test the facility under full technical load and (simulated) patient load, to make sure the staff on day one are fully versed with how the building operates, so they can concentrate on providing the care for the patients.”

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“We will TEST THE FACILITY under full technical load and (simulated) patient load, to make sure the staff on day one are fully versed with how the building operates, so they can concentrate on PROVIDING THE CARE for the patients.”

FOCUS ON MEDICAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

The collocated Sunshine Coast Health Institute is the site’s skills academic and research centre, and is operated by the SCHHS, the University of the Sunshine Coast, TAFE Queensland East Coast and a yet-to-be-named second university featuring a medical school. “They will be providing education, training and importantly, research, because SCUH will be a true tertiary teaching hospital,” Kevin says. “So as well as being able to deliver the highly specialised services for here and now, the clinicians will also be involved in determining how to improve treatment options, treatment modalities and doing active research to influence how care is provided into the future.” SUNSHINE COAST HEALTH INSTITUTE FACILITIES INCLUDE:

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370-seat auditorium 150-seat lecture theatre library simulation suites, including state-of-the-art technology and exact replicas of a number of the hospital rooms, including: operating suite, intensive care bedroom, birthing suite and emergency resuscitation bay e-learning labs three clinical research laboratories multi-purpose learning areas dedicated workspace for each of the partners. KEVIN HEGARTY

THE SERVICES PROVIDED INCLUDE: • tertiary level emergency department services

• comprehensive cancer services, including on site radiotherapy. • specialised medical and surgical services, including maxillofacial surgery, a major trauma service and paediatrics • maternity service, including neonatal care for premature babies to a level not currently available • acute rehabilitation service • mental health inpatient service, importantly including the Coast’s first inpatient child and adolescent capacity • renal service • interventional and diagnostic clinical support services, including a PET scanner for diagnosing certain types of cancer and cardiac catheterisation laboratories • ambulatory care (outpatient) services • allied health services

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NEW SERVICES RADIATION ONCOLOGY

The Adem Crosby Centre will provide comprehensive oncology, clinical haematology and radiation oncology services. Two Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators (worth about $5.6 million in total) will be used to deliver radiotherapy to patients with cancer. More than 650 patients are forecast to receive 13,000 treatments from the linear accelerators in the first year of operation. The linear accelerators will enable clinicians to provide targeted treatment of tumours in the spine, breast and prostate.

“The EXPANDED range of services is creating CAREER OPPORTUNITIES that previously were not available on the Sunshine Coast.” GROWING WORKFORCE

The health service currently employs a headcount of 5533 staff, which has increased by 468 in the past year. More than full time equivalent 90 senior medical officers and over 1000 nursing, allied health, operational services and administrative roles will be filled by the time SCUH opens. “This is an exciting, unprecedented period of employment growth and service expansion,” says Kevin. “And the expanded range of services is creating career opportunities that previously were not available on the Sunshine Coast.” FUTURE OF NAMBOUR GENERAL HOSPITAL AND CALOUNDRA HEALTH SERVICE

• Nambour General Hospital will continue to be an important hospital on the Sunshine Coast. Nambour hospital has been expanded as a staging post to help develop and transition services to SCUH. While its future role will be different from its current role, it will remain a large (250 bed), important regional hospital. • Caloundra Health Service will continue to provide essential sub-acute, outpatient and community health services following the opening of the SCUH. • Both Nambour and Caloundra have been allocated funds by the State Government so they can be made fit for purpose for their ongoing and changed roles. Both will be offering services that are not currently offered. • Caloundra will be home to a child development clinic, while continuing to be the base of the region’s ophthalmology service and having its palliative care capacity doubled. • Nambour will see the creation of a sub-acute rehabilitation service. It will temporarily reduce to 134 beds while major construction work occurs. 48

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These services have not previously been offered in a public hospital on the Sunshine Coast.

CARDIAC CARE

Advanced cardiac services will be a feature of the new hospital. As part of the planned increase of services in the lead up to the opening of SCUH, the SCHHS has grown key services such as cardiology to a tertiary level. The development of a Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory (Cath Lab) in April 2012 at Nambour General Hospital is an example of this strategy. Public patients requiring intervention for cardiac conditions now access the service locally. The Cath Lab performs about 1600 coronary angiograms a year including stent procedures. The lab has available adjunctive technologies to assist with coronary assessments, including fractional flow reserve measurement, intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography. The region has one of the busiest services in the state, performing more than 200 emergency interventions for high risk heart attack patients a year. Prior to 2012 most of the types of patients that now receive this care locally needed to wait for transfer to a Brisbane public hospital. When SCUH opens, the current Cath Lab will be part of the further expanded services that will be developed at the tertiary facility.

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH

For the first time, the Sunshine Coast region will have a dedicated six-bed adolescent mental health inpatient unit. The unit will also offer a day program for clients not requiring admission. The unit will provide care to the young person and their family with child and youth psychiatrists, specialised nurses and allied health professionals. The unit will work in an integrated way with the existing community child and youth mental health service to provide an expanded range of assessment and treatment choices to local youth. The unit has single ensuite rooms with access to an outdoor area and an indoor courtyard.

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As our regional economy grows and diversifies so do the opportunities for job seekers on the Sunshine Coast. One of the important roles our council plays in the employment sector each year is presenting the Sunshine Coast JobShow which aims to help even more local people find jobs in 2016.

t’s rewarding to hear of previous JobShow success stories like Louis Cadman, who last year was searching for a permanent position and secured a four-year plastering apprenticeship through East Coast Apprenticeships. Louis was one of more than 170 local people who found work via the JobShow in 2015. Once again on 19 October, we will be providing the largest onestop shop of current and upcoming job vacancies on the Sunshine Coast, bringing together hundreds of available jobs from across the region in the one place on the one day. And the JobShow is not just about looking for a first job. It offers everything from entry level to professional jobs across a

range of industries including retail, hospitality, health, professional services, management, tourism and IT, as well as workshops to provide job seekers with the knowledge, skills and contacts to maximise their employment chances and improve their job seeking skills. Registrations are now open for anyone who wants a job, a different job or a better job via the JobShow website: www.thejobshow.com.au. Business registrations are also open for local employers who want to exhibit at the event or list jobs during the campaign. Our thanks and best wishes go to everyone who has committed to joining the JobShow in 2016 and we look forward to surpassing our record from last year.

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new partnership between Sunshine Coast Council and TAFE Queensland East Coast will see fitness students deliver free Healthy Sunshine Coast physical activity classes at Sippy Downs from October to December. Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson says one of the key targets of the council’s Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015 is for the region to maintain its number one ranking as the healthiest in Queensland, with the council looking to develop partnerships and programs to help do so. “TAFE Queensland East Coast Certificate III and IV in Fitness and Diploma of Sport Development students, under the instruction of their teacher, will deliver two weekly free outdoor group exercise classes at Windmill Park, Sippy Downs for 10 consecutive weeks, beginning Tuesday, 4 October,” says Christian.

SUNSHINE COAST TAFE Queensland East Coast fitness teacher Paul Barr says the student instructors are excited to be a part of the initiative. “Our students are capable, confident and caring, and the Healthy Sunshine Coast program will provide them with the ultimate hands-on training experience as we assess them in real-world situations,” says Paul. “TAFE students learn advanced skills in anatomy and physiology, injury prevention and management and nutrition, and can’t wait to put their skills to the test and help people in our local community.” Join the Healthy Sunshine Coast 10-week program and register online at council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld. gov.au (search Healthy Sunshine Coast). Follow the #healthysunshinecoast conversation on Sunshine Coast Council’s Facebook and Instagram #sunshinecoastcouncil. profilemagazine

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PLACENTA - the new superfood? WORDS NICOLE FUGE PHOTOS CHESTERTON SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

Humans are one of the few mammals who don’t ingest their placenta after childbirth. But the burgeoning trend of encapsulation could see that change – even the Kardashians are doing it! Natalie Stokell shares her experience with the postnatal superfood and is sharing the health benefits with other mums.

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unching on little placenta parcels doesn’t exactly whet the appetite, let alone sound palatable. How about steamed with a selection of herbs and thinly sliced? Are you salivating? Okay that might be pushing it. But in all seriousness, placenta encapsulation has been proven to have wonderful postnatal benefits including balancing hormones, enhancing milk supply, replenishing iron levels and decreasing the likelihood of ‘baby blues’.

“You can have someone pick it up, take it away, process it, bring it back in little jars and you can take it and it can REALLY HELP your postnatal period.” NATALIE STOKELL

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Balancing your hormones

Increasing your energy levels

Enhancing your milk supply

Decreasing the likelihood of ‘baby blues’

Reducing postpartum bleeding

Speeding up postnatal healing

Replenishing your iron levels

During the pregnancy of her first daughter, who is now seven years old, Natalie Stokell says she learnt about the postnatal period and how placenta was really good for you. “The baby was born and my partner Pete, who’s a chef, took the placenta and lovingly prepared for me some little bloody bundles for me to take daily,” says Natalie, wincing. “I took one and that was all because I couldn’t stomach it, especially being a vegetarian it was too much for me to deal with.” Three years later and Natalie was pregnant with her now threeyear-old daughter and by that time had heard about a “more palatable way” – encapsulation. “By day two I was taking capsules and it made such a difference to my postnatal recovery. My energy levels felt really good, I had a toddler at the time but I felt energised, my milk supply was really good, I felt balanced hormonally and I didn’t get any three-day weepies like I did the first time around. “I felt really passionate about helping other women and explaining this is something you can do to support yourself postnatally – you don’t have to sit down and make a curry. You can have someone pick it up, take it away, process it, bring it back in little jars and you can take it and it can really help your postnatal period.” Once the placenta is birthed, the midwife will check it, double bag it and put it on ice to be collected by Natalie. profilemag.com.au


What's in the placenta? PROFILE

GONADOTROPHIN: captures on to oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone PROLACTIN: promotes lactation

THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE: boosts energy and helps recovery from stressful events CORTISONE: combats stress and unlocks energy stores OXYTOCIN: for pain and bonding PROSTAGLANDINS: anti-inflammatory INTERFERON: stimulates the immune system to protect against infections HAEMOGLOBIN: replenishes iron deficiency and anemia UROKINASE INHIBITING FACTOR AND FACTOR XII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing GAMMAGLOBIN: immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections

“It’s then washed and drained of a lot of blood and steamed, sliced, dehydrated overnight and then the next day it’s ground and put into little capsules and returned to the client. Normally they have it back within 24 hours,” says Natalie. “By days three, four and five, their own pregnancy hormones are going to be leaving the body. Everything is adjusting, so to get the capsules in before those days is really good.” Each placenta makes an average of 140 capsules – the smallest placenta Natalie prepared made 60 capsules and the largest made more than 250. “I like to believe you’ll get as many as your body needs to create,” she says. “The postnatal period is such a precious time and it’s important to support it as much as you can. Generally the capsules will last for at least two months and by then, the body should be stabilised.” Traditional Chinese Medicine has been using placenta medicinally for thousands of years, with one of its most common uses being to help with insufficient lactation. In 1954, researchers conducted a study on 210 women who were expected to have insufficient milk supply. After consuming dried placenta, 86 per cent had an increase in their milk production within days. While ingesting placentas is still quite taboo in western cultures, Natalie says it’s becoming more common and the local hospitals are already on board. But it’s important to do your research first; Placenta Services Australia has suggested questions to ask your encapsulator about their certifications and sanitation protocols. There are a few known contra indications, when a placenta may not be suitable for encapsulation, such as is if there is a uterine infection or if the placenta isn’t stored properly before pick up. “Even medicated and Cesarean births are fine, as part of the process is the draining of the blood, which means a lot of the medication will get drained,” Natalie says, explaining the placenta acts as a filter, sending anything back to the mother’s body for her to get rid of. “The only thing we know for sure that it does retain are heavy metals, so for a heavy smoker, their placenta might not be advisable to encapsulate because it can have that content of heavy metals.” I had no idea the body was such a powerful vessel – maybe popping placenta pills isn’t such a crazy idea to stomach.

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y the time the For Sale signs start appearing all over the neighbourhood... many properties owners may have missed the boat.

Serious home seekers know it’s a Seller’s Market at the moment because by the time they show interest in a property... it’s often already under contract.

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And there’s rarely anywhere to park in the street with an Open Home. But unlike sellers, buyers don’t always have the luxury of waiting. If they did, they would know that the real estate cycle always comes around full circle.

When home owners see all the activity and prices begin to rise more will join the market and buyers will once again have the upper hand. With a lot more properties to choose from they can take their time and negotiate harder. Meanwhile sellers who were too hesitant may wish they had joined the game when the ball was in their court.

The team at Star specialises in property sales from Noosa to Mount Coolum. Vicki Cooper is Principal of Star Noosa call 0418 231 955.

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WORDS TAYLA ARTHUR

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Hello Baby 3D, Mountain Creek

etting to see your unborn child for the very first time and hearing the fast ‘thump’ of their heartbeat is an incredible experience for soon-tobe parents – one that has only been made more amazing by the advancement of ultrasound technology. Pregnancy ultrasound now provides expectant parents the chance to vividly see their little bundle of joy inside the womb, from facial expressions to actions, adding to the magic of pregnancy. It was for this reason Tahnee Thomson decided to become a pregnancy ultrasound technician. “I have always wanted to work in a job that I was passionate about. Introducing expectant parents to their unborn child is definitely a job I’m excited about getting out of bed for! And that’s what I do – I give parents the chance to meet their baby for the very first time,” says Tahnee. Tahnee started running Hello Baby 3D from her home in June 2015 with the premise of providing a more relaxed and friendly environment for families, and hasn’t looked back since. “What I do is very different to the routine diagnostic pregnancy scans conducted at 12 and 20 weeks. We take the time to get the most amazing photos and video of your little one,” says Tahnee. “My favourite thing is doing gender reveals – I do them at 15 weeks and it’s a really fun scan. The parents can bring their family and friends along for it and watching everyone’s reactions is fantastic.” While Tahnee is still learning what it takes to run a small business, she goes above and beyond for her customers, offering appointments after hours and on Saturdays to allow the whole family to come. She also provides a comfortable atmosphere, far removed from a typical ultrasound. And while Hello Baby 3D’s ultrasounds are non-diagnostic, they have become one of the most popular 3D and 4D ultrasound services on the Sunshine Coast.

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Leishka Grygoruk

The Bison Bar, Nambour

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s a business analyst whose career revolves around business process redesign and reengineering work, the last thing Leishka Grygoruk expected was to start a venture in the hospitality industry. But after laying eyes on the old computer training room at the C-Square Courtyard in Nambour, while she was scoping out potential business locations with her partner back in 2014, a vision formed and The Bison Bar was born. After lovingly redesigning the space and refurbishing it with antiques and quirky second hand treasures, the once-derelict office space was transformed into a cosy, sophisticated, Art Deco-inspired bar where guests could relax, socialise and experience live music in a unique atmosphere. “We’re really into live music and wanted to create a more intimate space where it feels like you’re watching a gig in your own lounge,” says Leishka. “We’re in our 40s as well, so we wanted to design a space that would be somewhere that we’d like to hang out.” Nearly two years in, it’s an endeavour Leishka says she’s glad she started, with the venue now drawing some of Australia’s highest quality acts and gaining popularity among locals for hosting functions. “We get some amazing acts coming and playing here. It’s very personable and that’s the reason the artists love coming,” says Leishka. “As for our status as a function venue, I think people like us because we go out of our way to make it a great experience. We’re open and available to be booked outside of regular open hours and our staff are so lovely. They are such perfectionists and their customer service is absolutely fantastic.” While her experience in the industry is still fresh, Leishka’s passion for her business can be heard in her voice. “It’s more than just a space – it feels like home,” she says simply.

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onstruction is set to begin on the 15 megawatt (MW) Sunshine Coast Solar Farm on council-owned land at Valdora, and will be due for completion mid-2017. Sunshine Coast Council will become Australia’s first local government to offset 100 per cent of its electricity consumption across all its facilities and operations from green energy. That includes its administration buildings, swimming pools, performance venues and community centres, its holiday parks, libraries and art gallery and its sport and recreation facilities. The council is striving to become Australia’s most sustainable region and the Sunshine Coast Solar Farm at Valdora is part of a grand plan to achieve that vision. The solar farm will also provide $22 million in savings, after costs, over a 30-year period based on today’s electricity costs, which are anticipated to increase substantially in the future.

PROJECT SCOPE COST: $50.4 million COMPLETED: mid-2017 CONSTRUCTION: Downer Utilities Australia Pty Ltd will build the solar farm and Energex will build the infrastructure to connect the solar farm to the distribution network. ENERGY RETAILER: Diamond Energy • The 15 megawatt solar farm will be built on 24 hectares of a 49 hectare site in Valdora. • It will be the fifth largest solar farm in Australia. • At its peak, the solar farm will generate 15,000 kilowatts of electricity from the sun into the Energex network. The electricity generated over one year is enough to power about 5000 homes. • Downer will install more than 57,000 PV (photovoltaic) modules (solar panels), close to 1500 support structures, and six inverter stations. • 36,000 trees will be planted to create a 10m wide x 470 metre long green buffer area.

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WORDS WARREN TEGG, BENNETT CARROLL SOLICITORS

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re you seeking healthy relationships with family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues?

I am constantly negotiating while representing people in dispute. They may fall foul of the law or be in dispute with a competitor, customer or supplier in business, and my task is to negotiate an outcome. My work in matrimonial or commercial negotiation is assisted by an understanding of the personalities I deal with, but in order to do this, first I must understand my own. I learnt that I am a strong personality, a ‘powerful choleric’ in Briggs Myers’ terms – an ‘A’ type. The term ‘powerful choleric’ comes from American psychologist, Florence Littauer. She simplifies a personality test into two pages of strengths and weaknesses you identify with. The result is a guide to your own blend of personality traits, where you discover that you possess your own distinctive personality type and that it is okay not to be like your partner. Step one shows how you view the world, but in order to create healthier relationships, it helps to learn how others view it. The brevity of this column prevents a detailed explanation, but people are a combination of four personality types: the strong leader; organised and meticulous; the sanguine party animal; and the easygoing peacemaker. Strong leaders are great in a crisis. They know what to do next and will make the decisions, but they do need organised help to actually carry out the decision. Some 37 per cent of people would rather do the job than make the decision. The world needs party people for fun and gentle peacemakers to offset the decision makers. Opposites attract, so leaders seek organised peacemakers and vice versa. Party animals are great fun but they’ll forget to bring everything they need and don’t plan at all. Organised people may have trouble with spontaneity. And those seeking harmony may have trouble with practicality. They all have their positives and negatives. One part of a healthy relationship is understanding that our partner, co-worker or neighbour views the world differently. Consideration of their personality in getting our message across makes communication effective and understanding these differences will lead to healthier relationships.

WARREN TEGG

The Sunshine Coast property market spent winter a little under the weather. The market was suffering all the symptoms of the flu and had caught whatever was going round; it was slow, sluggish and kept a pretty low profile.

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he lack of economic uncertainty, the long drawn-out election campaign and cloud over negative gearing rules took its toll on buyers, investors, vendors and tenants. But a new financial year, an election outcome and the promise of Spring has been the panacea the property industry needed according to Luxe Commercial managing director Chris Sales. “The property market had been gaining momentum and was consistently showing such positive signs but came to a virtual standstill over winter,” he says. “But since July the momentum is back and the health of the market is on the improve, which is great timing heading into the peak period of Spring and the run into Christmas.” Low interest rates, relatively high returns and improving business confidence in Sydney and Melbourne was having a strong knock-on effect in popular regional areas such as the Sunshine Coast, Chris says. A true indicator of a market’s health are its yields, Chris says. With Sunshine Coast premium retail stock returning between 6.5 per cent and 6.9 per cent, it proved demand was high in a market where there was little stock. “Quality properties up to $2 million are highly sought after and days on market are minimal,” Chris says. “Investors aren’t looking for anything out of the ordinary. They want a good water tight lease, a decent term and as strong a tenant as possible. “We have seen interstate money coming in with a large proportion of our database from the metro markets chasing a better return. These are seasoned, confident investors, many using self-managed super funds.” Luxe Commercial is the Sunshine Coast’s leading boutique commercial property agency covering Caloundra to Noosa Heads. Call Chris or the Luxe Commercial team to discuss your sales, leasing and property management requirements (07) 5493 6652.

BENNETT CARROLL SOLICITORS

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Maroochydore is both the central commercial area of the Sunshine Coast and a highly-rated residential suburb, especially for apartments with water views. It has the region’s largest shopping and entertainment complex, Sunshine Plaza, which includes a myriad of large retailers, cinema complex, a food court and riverside vendors. Maroochydore has other major retail outlets, an array of restaurants and cafes, commercial offices and the Sunshine Coast’s major bus interchange.

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Its central location means it is only 15 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport (which will soon undergo a $350 million upgrade) and 20 minutes from the $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital, which is the centerpiece of the evolving $5 billion Oceanside Health Hub. The Sunshine Coast has a proactive council with major ambitions for the region’s economy and lifestyle. A great example of this is the Principal Activity Centre (PAC) at Maroochydore on the former Horton Park Golf Club site. “This major development, which will be delivered over the next 25 years, will provide a mix of residential, commercial, retail, civic and community uses to create a thriving and vibrant business district and city centre,” Mayor Mark Jamieson says. “The master planning process has also identified entertainment and convention facilities, community facilities and meeting spaces, parklands, walkways, recreation areas, waterways and an enhanced public transport network.”

FOR LIVING A city coming of age Foreshore sits in the most desirable location of a region that leads the country in modern urban planning – in finding the ultimate work/life balance. The masterplanned new town centre was conceived around the existing lifestyle that has made Maroochydore famous, and is based on the central values of the local culture.

The PAC was approved by the State Government in July 2014 and construction on the first phase, consisting of civil works and roads, began in 2016. The development is expected to create 10,000 jobs over 20 years. Meanwhile, a $350 million expansion of the Sunshine Plaza complex is in planning. Against this background, Maroochydore has one of the strongest property markets on the Sunshine Coast, which currently ranks as one of the nation’s leading growth markets. Maroochydore is the most popular apartment market on the Sunshine Coast, with 421 unit sales in the past 12 months, ranking it well ahead of Mooloolaba, Noosa Heads, Alexandra Headland, Coolum Beach and Caloundra in terms of sales activity. One of the attractions of the Maroochydore apartment market is the high rental yields on offer. According to Australian Property Monitors, the median rental yield for Maroochydore apartments is a tick under 6% gross. The Maroochydore house market achieved 187 sales in the past 12 months at a median price of $515,000. This represented an annual rise of 7%, which is indicative the price growth now emerging in property markets across the Sunshine Coast region.

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THE LOAFER If the word loafer reminds you of your grandad – then you’re doing it wrong! This classic-meets-cool trend is another versatile style that every woman should have in her wardrobe. Give the stilettos a break and wear this shoe with everything from jeans to skirts to tailored pants. SNEAKY LUXURY ICON LOAFER, RRP $69.99. WWW.BETTS.COM.AU

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THE MULE If you’re not familiar with this ‘90s slip-onand-go style, think Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. The mule is back on trend and a perfect summer staple. This sophisticated style can be worn day or night – and is suitable for office and social attire. Keep it simple with black suede or make a statement with patterns and prints.

THE SNEAKER This is the shoe trend your feet will thank you for later. Sneakers are having a major moment in the fashion world and are no longer reserved just for the gym. Try pairing your sneakers with a skirt or cropped jeans. There’s no need to ‘overdo’ this style, keep it cool and casual with a basic black or grey dress.

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When Shelagh Brennand suffered a stroke in April 2013 her world was flipped upside down, but after discovering the power of poetry and exercise on her road to recovery, this determined ex-detective has turned her experience into a way of helping others through the struggles of illness.

OF LUCK WORDS TAYLA ARTHUR PHOTOS RIKKI LANCASTER

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lease don’t talk to me in baby talk, it really isn’t good. Even though my words don’t come out right, I can hear; I understood. Don’t finish all my sentences when you talk to me this way. It’s clear you wish I’d hurry up so we can get on with the day.” When I read this passage from Shelagh Brennand’s poem I Understand, I found myself reflecting on how we as a society lack patience for people in her position. Whether it’s someone with a speech impediment, a mental disability, or in the case of Shelagh, someone struggling with the after effects of a significant life event such as a stroke, while we usually have the best intentions at heart, very few of us truly understand how even the smallest of actions, like finishing a sentence, can have an impact.

stroke. Having moved from the UK with her husband, David and son, Patrick in 2008, Shelagh traded in her position as a detective inspector, dealing with internal affairs in the English police force, to become a freelance private investigator. And it was on a rare day off when she was hit with what she thought was sunstroke. It was the last day of the Easter holidays in April 2013, and she’d spent the day with 11-year-old Patrick gardening in her backyard. “I came inside to get a drink and felt a bit sick. I thought, ‘Maybe I’ve just overdone it with the heat’, so I called out to Patrick and asked him to get me a drink of water, and then I went into the bathroom and knelt down on the floor in front of the toilet to be sick. I don’t really remember much after that,” she says. It was Patrick who found her slumped on the floor, still conscious, but struggling to speak. “I vaguely remember trying to form words but

“I kept thinking that I am so LUCKY, but because I felt so horrid, it was hard not to think, ‘WHY ME?’.”

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It is for this reason the 52-year-old Yorkshire expat’s self-published book A Stroke of Poetry is making waves, with the expression of her frustrations not only resonating with other stroke survivors, but opening the eyes of their carers, families and friends to the internal battles they go through. “A lot of my friends are surprised by how I genuinely put my heart and soul in the book, because they are really open, honest poems,” says Sonya, “But I think, if you’re going to help others you need to put that down and then other people’s carers and loved ones can understand how they feel.” Shelagh was just 49 when she had her

nothing coming out – I just had this awful lump in my throat.” By sheer luck, one of Shelagh’s friends decided to visit that day, arriving within minutes of the stroke occurring and calling the paramedics. “I remember coming out on the stretcher and Patrick crying – that made me upset. And then I remember being in the ambulance and thinking, ‘Oh my God, I think I’ve had a stroke’.” Within the hour she was at Nambour General Hospital undergoing scans, where they discovered a small clot that had travelled through her basilar artery in the back of her neck into her brain. Fortunately it was a mild stroke; the clot dissipating by itself and her voice returning, profilemag.com.au


INSPIRE though slurred, within 24 hours. But what baffled Shelagh and her doctors was the fact she found it easier to think in rhyme. “When I came to and I could speak, but if someone asked me a question or if I was thinking of things in my head, they had to rhyme at the end,” explains Shelagh. “It was a few weeks in that I woke up in the middle of the night, and I thought it would be good to get these poems out of my head.” Despite having never written poetry before, Shelagh found herself relying on it as a way to express her frustrations, and it became even more important to her when she found herself stuck in a deep depression. “There wasn’t and there still isn’t a lot of brain damage, which always gets irritating as to why

SYMPTOMS OF STROKE The easiest way to remember the symptoms of stroke is F.A.S.T. Face:

Has their mouth drooped?

Arms:

Can they lift both arms?

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Speech: Is their speech slurred, or do they understand you?

Others signs that can indicate stroke are:

• Weakness or a numb feeling in the face, arms or legs • Difficulty swallowing • Dizziness or an unexplained fall • Sudden impaired vision (blurred, decreased or no vision in one or both eyes) • Sudden severe headache

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sometimes I feel like I do. I kept thinking that I am so lucky, but because I felt so horrid, it was hard not to think, ‘Why me?’. “My body ached from top to bottom and that stayed like that for quite a while. I couldn’t do very much – things that normally come naturally just didn’t anymore, and I was tired even thinking about it. “I started to write more poems of sadness and laid in bed, and then came a point when I just couldn’t get out of bed. I cried and cried, and it was my sister who said, ‘I think you need to go to the doctor’.” After seeking help and overcoming yet another obstacle, Shelagh says her poems helped her come out of her shell. “At first I wrote them about just silly things like forgetting ingredients for cooking or struggling to remember things. One of my favourites I wrote called, It’s only oranges is about when I forgot to take the oranges to Patrick’s soccer game one day,” she laughs. “It’s about how people perceive you, because people don’t know – you don’t walk up to them and say, ‘Hi, I’m Shelagh and I’ve had a stroke’. And it’s not a big thing, but you feel like you’re failing people.

“And if ONE PERSON has read one of my poems and has thought, ‘That’s made me FEEL BETTER’, or, ‘I can do that now’, then it was WORTH IT.” took the mind stuff away. The exercise and poetry without a doubt helped me through it. I don’t ever think, ‘Why me’, anymore.” Shelagh adds that while she still suffers from fatigue, when she took up exercising she found it switched from mental to physical. “After my stroke I did try some work, but my brain doesn’t really work the same – it’s not as sharp. “This has given me that will – that purpose – just to know that I can do anything.” After receiving great feedback when the Stroke Foundation published one of her poems on their website, Shelagh decided to compile her poetry into a book, through which she aims to not only share her experience, but to instill hope in others. It’s something she clearly has a knack for, with Shelagh currently a finalist in the creative division of the Stroke Foundation Awards.

“Accept the support that’s on offer and try not to do it ALONE, because there are people out there willing to sit with you, cry with you, CARE FOR YOU.” “There are a lot of internal emotions that you go through. I don’t necessarily look like someone who’s had a stroke, and it’s hard to say to people, ‘I’m sorry but I can’t come to your party because I still can’t listen to loud music and chatter’.” But it wasn’t until she began working with a personal trainer that she truly began taking her life back. “She (the personal trainer) taught me to realise that I should be focussing on what I can do, not what I can’t. I did do well in the fitness (losing 9kg), but it was mostly that it

“I just want people to know that it’s okay to feel frustrated or down – they just need to try and get through it. Whether it’s poetry, exercise, whatever your genre or thing is, just find a way to live your life better, because it doesn’t have to be depressing. And if one person has read one of my poems and has thought, ‘That’s made me feel better’, or, ‘I can do that now’, then it was worth it.” If you or someone you know is struggling with the after effects of stroke or you want to know more, visit www.astrokeofpoetry.com or www.strokefoundation.com.au profilemagazine

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AFTER SEVEN MONTHS OVERSEAS PROVIDING HIS SERVICES TO HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES, SKILLED CHIROPRACTOR DR DAVID HENDREY HAS RETURNED TO HIS SUNSHINE COAST PRACTICE HENDREY CHIROPRACTIC, ON A MISSION TO STRAIGHTEN OUT THE PUBLIC’S PERCEPTIONS OF THE CHIROPRACTIC FIELD. When it comes to his profession and its benefits, Dr David Hendrey of Hendrey Chiropractic says there is far more to chiropractic than simply treating cricked necks – in fact, it could very well change your life. As a young athlete, David’s obsession with achieving the best performance from his body is what drew him to the field of chiropractic. And he’s not alone; while he may now be the one administering adjustments, his client base of high performance athletes is a testament to the power of his profession. From Formula 1 drivers to world championship athletes and Olympians, David has worked for them all. “The way I like to explain it is, the best time to go to the dentist is before you have a cavity. Prevention is key,” says David. Chiropractic is a specialty area that involves treating the misalignments of joints – particularly in the spine – through manual adjustments, controlling the relationship of the nervous system to the body’s overall health. While it is widely known to relieve injuries and neuromuscular disorders, studies have shown the brain benefits most. “We used to think that people felt better because we were taking away their body’s ailments, but a lot of what the latest research actually points towards, is that it’s the benefits the brain is receiving that’s behind them feeling better,” says David. These benefits, according to research published in the Journal of Neural Plasticity, include a 20 per cent increase in brain function – which could make a difference in everything from behaviour, memory, motor control, spatial awareness and the processing of and emotional response to pain. Another study has also shown that the ability to cope with stress goes up by 34 per cent for those who get spinal adjustments. Having been in practice since 1995, Dr David says many of his clients initially come with ailments, but once they realise the overall benefits, they continue coming back. THE TEAM (L-R): DR CARMEN ATKINSON (CHIROPRACTOR), LIZ TAYLOR, JOEL COUGHLAN, SHARON MARR, DR DAVID HENDREY (CHIROPRACTOR)

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A second chance WORDS INGRID NELSON PHOTOS CHESTERTON SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

Life throws us a curveball every now and again and Brooke Haycock was hit with one five months ago when she was diagnosed with a rare condition that left her practically paralysed. She shares her incredible story of strength and resilience with Profile.

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magine waking up one day and not being able to feel your hands or feet, this was the terrifying reality for local mother-oftwo Brooke Haycock when she was struck down with a rare autoimmune condition known as Guillain-Barre syndrome. “It was the day before Mother’s Day, my husband and I were getting ready for a date night and I remember my hands and feet just didn’t feel right, I had no strength in them, explains Brooke,” vividly recalling the terrifying memory. “At first we put it down to the flu but by the next day it was much worse and I couldn’t even brush my teeth or dress myself, I had no strength in my hands at all and my legs were very weak, my daughter had to help me in and out of the shower. I was so upset, I remember panicking and calling my husband to get an ambulance.” When Brooke and her husband Roy first presented at the Caloundra Hospital emergency department that evening, doctors initially thought Brooke may be suffering from a stroke or even Multiple Sclerosis, and she was sent to Nambour General Hospital for further investigation.

What is Guillain-Barre syndrome? (GBS)

Guillain-Barre is an autoimmune condition where the person’s nerves are attacked by the body’s own immune defence system. As a result of the attack, signals are delayed or changed, causing paralysis and muscular weakness as well as strange sensations. This rare illness strikes between two and eight people in every 100,000, regardless of gender or age, although it is more common in the 30 to 50 years age group. It is not contagious.

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“It was all a bit of a blur,” says Brooke. “Things progressed very quickly from there and it just got worse. It got to the point where I couldn’t even sit up in bed or go to the bathroom without assistance, thank goodness the hospital staff were just brilliant.” The condition continued to worsen as the days progressed and Brooke lost almost all the power in her legs. Blood tests and a lumbar puncture failed to reveal the cause of her symptoms and it was just a case of wait and see. “My worst fear was thinking I was not going to walk again. My husband had to go out and buy a walker,” says Brooke. Eventually Brooke was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder of the immune system, which causes rapid-onset of muscle weakness. The disorder often involves a lengthy recovery and in rare cases, can be fatal.

Nambour General Hospital neurologist Dr Tomin Mooney says through Wishlist’s Tax Appeal, he was eager to get funding for a second EMG monitor worth $52,000 to enhance the neurology department and ease waiting times for patients. “This could potentially help hundreds of patients,” he says. “If we had two machines, we could do more tests, as we have an expanding need for neurological testing and treatment services now, and with the opening of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.” Wishlist is currently raising funds to purchase the monitor which assists with the diagnosis of conditions including multiple sclerosis, which can disrupt the ability of the nervous system, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and certain rare forms of epilepsy. If you would like to help go to www.wishlist.org.au and select the donate tab.

“My WORST FEAR was thinking I was not going to walk again. My husband had to go out and buy a walker.” Brooke’s diagnosis was made using a Nerve Conduction EMG monitor at Nambour hospital, which she and her family are forever thankful for. “The nerve conductor was the test that confirmed the doctor’s suspicions. It sends a signal to the brain to see how long it takes the brain to react. They put it on my legs and they just wouldn’t move,” says Brooke. “If they don’t diagnose it quick enough, there can be serious long-term problems. I was one of the lucky ones, they caught it quickly so I healed quicker.” “It could have been a lot worse,” adds Brooke’s husband. “I am thankful I didn’t Google the condition until after Brooke started to recover because in many cases it leads to the patient needing to be intubated and she could have required full time care for a long time, it doesn’t bear thinking about.” Although there is no known cure for the condition, after four days of plasma treatment, Brooke started to slowly recover. “It’s the only treatment for the condition,” october 2016

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The Nerve Conduction EMG Monitor, is the only one at Nambour General Hospital and is in high demand across the health service.

says Brooke. “The plasma wraps itself around the nerves to stop them from attacking themselves. By about day three I started to feel better and one of the senior doctors came in and saw me walking and said, ‘You are going to make a full recovery’, and I broke down in tears.” These days Brooke is back at work and well on her way to leading a normal life again. “I’m still not as strong as I used to be, my legs are still a bit sore and I find it difficult walking up the stairs but I am getting better every day,” she says. As is often the case with life-threatening conditions, Brooke says she and her family have come through the other side of the terrifying ordeal with an even greater appreciation for life and how fragile it can be. “It has definitely changed my life,” says Brooke. “Before this happened I was such a procrastinator, now we just do it. We have never been overseas so we are going to Singapore and Thailand in October. I feel like we’ve been given a second chance.”

How do you get it?

The syndrome appears to be triggered by acute viral or bacterial illnesses, such as respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, occurring one to three weeks earlier. However, other events such as pregnancy, dengue fever, surgical procedures, insect bites and Bell’s palsy have also been shown to cause GBS.

What are the symptoms?

• muscle weakness and paralysis affecting both sides of the body • jerky, uncoordinated movements • numbness • muscle aches, pains or cramps • odd sensations such as vibrations, buzzing or ‘crawling’ under the skin • blurred vision • dizziness • breathing problems

How is it treated?

There is no cure, but treatment usually consists of plasmapheresis, where blood is taken from the person. The immune cells are removed, and the remaining red blood cells are returned to the body. profilemagazine

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What is kinesiology and what health problems can it help solve?

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KINESIOLOGY

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How long should we be trying to conceive before we consider fertility help, and what should I consider when choosing the right clinic? PREGNANCY AND FERTILITY with Denise Donati

People delay having children for many reasons, but the common theme is often that they have not found the right partner until later in life. Both female and male age and lifestyle factors can affect fertility, so we advise patients seek fertility advice if they are under 35 and have been trying for 12 months or more, or if over 35 and trying for six months or more. Today almost one-in-six couples receive fertility help, but all clinics are different and the services offered are not all the same. Do your research to understand some of the key areas that can affect your success and overall experience. Some key questions to ask are: Can I choose my own specialist? Being comfortable with your choice of specialist to support you through your journey is of paramount importance. You’ll also want to ensure the clinic has enough doctors who can cover 78

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Kinesiology is a natural health modality that is a part of the fast growing science of energy medicine. This modality has become a popular choice, achieving great success working with the physical body to restore balance and health.

each other so treatment is not delayed because your doctor is not available.

Kinesiology is a gentle but powerful tool that combines the science of muscle testing with modern day techniques and ancient wisdom.

Do I have a choice to have my procedures performed at either the clinic or in the hospital? Procedures can be performed either while you are awake or under anesthetic. Both have advantages and disadvantages, so look for a clinic that offers both.

Muscle testing is a technique that involves gentle pressure to a main muscle as a form of communication. The response received from the body provides the kinesiologist with information about the person’s overall health and identifies any problem areas and the best way to correct this.

Can I choose when my embryo can be transferred? Embryo transfers can occur on days two-three (cleavage stage), or more commonly at most clinics, on days five-six (blastocyst stage). Some clinics will only offer cleavage stage transfers, but scientific evidence shows that blastocyst stage transfers can increase the chance of a pregnancy, therefore reducing the number of treatments needed and the expense to patients. FERTILITY SOLUTIONS Phone: 1300 337 845 489 www.fssc.com.au

Kinesiology is supportive in nature and honours the whole person, recognising that all levels of the body are important when working with health. This may include: the mental, emotional, nutritional, chemical, physical and spiritual needs of a client. Illness can be the body’s way of expressing an imbalance. If we choose not to listen, the message can get louder until it stops us in our tracks and we finally ask for support. This is where kinesiology can help. Kinesiology works with a full range of disorders, such as food sensitivities, weight loss, fatigue, headaches, depression, stress and anxiety, infertility, physical aches and pains, addictions, digestive problems, allergies and cancer. NARISSA HARRISON KINESIOLOGY Phone: 0418 817 821 www.narissaharrison.com.au profilemag.com.au


Watching sport or playing sport – which is best for you? Ask your Leading LOCAL Heart Team

The expression “die-hard” fan can be taken quite literally. A New England Journal of Medicine study found viewing a stressful soccer match increases the risk of having a minor cardiovascular event. Researchers studied The 2006 World Cup in Germany and found the number of cardiac emergencies more than doubled when Germany was playing in matches (43) compared to days when Germany had no matches scheduled (18) or when no matches at all were played (15).

heart rate, blood pressure and causes vasoconstriction and vasodilation - so can watching sport be good for you? The answer also appears to be yes. In 2013 researchers did nerve conduction studies on patients while they watched someone running on TV. While watching someone else do exercise, there was increased blood ow to peripheral muscles and an increase in heart and respiratory rate - just like doing a workout. These physiological changes went away when the watching of sport stopped.

So how does this happen? The emotional stress fans experience through watching the game can increase heart rate, blood pressure, cause localised vasoconstriction and vasodilation (think of those bulging veins in your partner’s forehead when yelling at the TV as someone misses an easy set shot) and sometimes arrhythmias. There has also been reports of increased red and white blood cell production increasing the viscosity of the blood promoting thrombosis.

It now makes sense why I get so tired after watching the mountain stages of the Tour De France.

Savvy readers will have realised that exercise too increases your

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A tight-knit unit

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Undergoing treatment for kidney failure is an incredibly difficult and harrowing experience no one should have to go through, but for the local patients faced with this challenge every day, the struggle is made easier thanks to the skilled and supportive team at Noosa Private Hospital’s renal unit.

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ffering a standard of care that is second-to-none, Noosa Private Hospital’s renal unit provides life-saving treatment for people like Harvey Westbury every day. It was eight years ago when Harvey first found himself requiring the assistance of haemodialysis to survive. He, like one-in-10 Australians, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease or end-stage kidney failure – a life-threatening condition where patients can lose up to 90 per cent of their kidneys’ function before discovering there is even a problem. It’s a situation with just two options for treatment available, transplant or dialysis, both of which are major procedures, and both of which see the patient forced to become familiar with the inside of a hospital. Yet despite having to spend at least five hours a day, three days a week in a hospital bed while he receives haemodialysis treatment for the rest of his life, Harvey remains grateful – and he credits his attitude to the amazing team at the Noosa Private Hospital’s renal unit for providing him with the opportunity to receive exceptional care in the comfort of his home town.

“I’ve been to a number of hospitals for dialysis treatment in my time, but no one even comes close to the team at the Noosa Private Hospital. They have the best renal unit in the country in my opinion,” says Harvey earnestly. “They’re an incredibly positive and empathetic bunch of people and I couldn’t speak highly enough of them. Having to go in and be hooked up to dialysis three times a week isn’t easy and it takes its toll on you. But after eight years of going there three days a week, it’s become like a second home now. I’ve seen staff come and go, but every one of them has gone out of their way to make it a really supportive and positive environment for their patients.” Noosa Private Hospital’s renal unit provides comprehensive haemodialysis treatment for both private and public patients from Australia and overseas. Dedicated to ensuring their patients continue to enjoy quality of life despite their illness, the unit is able to cater for patients holidaying in the Noosa area year-round, giving them the piece-ofmind that comes with knowing that an experienced team boasting state-of-the-art equipment is there to offer them the best possible support.

Patients who wish to access Noosa Private Hospital’s holiday dialysis program can contact the unit directly on (07) 5455 9403 or by emailing dialysis.noh@ramsayhealth.com.au.


Meet the team ANN-MArEE AKEroYd Nurse Unit Manager, Noosa Private Hospital renal Unit Having worked in hospitals all over the world, from the United Kingdom and the United States to cities right around Australia, Ann-Maree has a wealth of experience when it comes to providing exceptional health care. Ann-Maree completed her training as a nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne in 1990, before specialising in dialysis in 1992, and it’s a field she loves. “I always had an interest in medical and health services, and renal is quite complex – your kidneys actually do a lot of things within the body and regulate lots of the body’s systems,” she says. Ann-Maree has been the nurse unit manager at Noosa Private Hospital’s renal unit since August 2015 and says it’s a role that is highly rewarding. “I love that here we can give patients quality of life,” she says. “Being on dialysis, you can become very institutionalised, but if we get their treatment right, our patients can feel well on the days in between and go do the things they want to do. Or if we’re lucky, we get to see our patients get a transplant, and for them it’s a whole new beginning.” As nurse unit manager, AnnMaree oversees seven staff, with her role revolving around managing her team and liaising with other medical professionals to ensure patients have access to the best care.

doCtor KUMAr MAHAdEVAN director of renal services at Noosa Private Hospital and renal Physician at Nambour selangor Private Hospital and sunshine Coast University Private Hospital Heading the Noosa Private Hospital renal unit is Doctor Kumar Mahadevan – a highly skilled and experienced physician who completed his medical degree in Adelaide in 2006. Moving to the Sunshine Coast to take up a position as a nephrologist and general physician at Nambour General Hospital, Dr Mahadevan began offering his services at Noosa Private Hospital in late 2007 and finds his work there to be rewarding. “It’s one of those fields where you see patients on an ongoing basis, which I really like,” he says. “Renal is one of the areas where you tend to form bonds with your patients. I feel like I’m making a difference because I get to see them over the years. They become more than just patients to me.” Specialising in a range of areas including the diagnosis and management of hypertension, renal anaemia, acute and chronic kidney injury, and the education and supervision of patients of renal replacement therapy, Dr Mahadevan is an expert in his field and shares his knowledge as a senior lecturer with the University of Queensland and the director of physician training, responsible for teaching medical officers and students. “It’s one of the things I find I’m good at,” he says. “I like seeing the anxiety leave patients when I’m able to provide a better understanding of what’s going on with them.”

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ROAD TO RECOVERY WORDS NICOLE FUGE PHOTOS CHESTERTON SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY AND CONTRIBUTED

Daniel McCoy was told, ‘You’ll never walk again’, after suffering an horrific crash at an international motocross championship at the beginning of the year. But by applying his strong mindset from his hardcore training regime, he’s already strides ahead of where doctors believed he would spend the rest of his life.

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aniel McCoy cautiously kicks his left foot forward, “It’s those muscles up here making that happen,” he says, pointing to his quadricep. The 32-year-old is accustomed to a life on wheels, but being wheelchair-bound is something Daniel is still getting used to. You see, riding motorbikes is a way of life for Daniel and his family. His father was a speedway driver and raced in Australia and England, and his cousin is Gary McCoy, the MotoGP and Superbike champion. “I started riding when I was three and racing when I was seven, then when I was 16 I went

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professional and jumped on a road bike and raced for 12 months,” he says, explaining that he later went back to motocross. By the time he was 18, Daniel was on a factory-supported team, “living the dream”, and went on to have a 15-year professional career riding for all major manufacturers including Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha. Highlights of his career include racing in the World Supercross Championship in America in 2009 and finishing in 15th place, and finishing in second place at the Arenacross Championship in 2014 against England, Scotland and Ireland.

the Arenacross Championship in Scotland. “I was in the second round of the championship and was going to pass a rider and he crashed, his bike shooting across in front of me,” he says, recounting the day. “I hit the bike, went down and my bike hit me in the back.” Daniel dislocated his T11 and T12 vertebrae (middle of the back) and his spinal cord was stretched and partially severed. His T12 was brought back into line and held in place with a bone graft, as well as rods implanted in a ‘H’ pattern either side of his spine from T9 to L1 (lower back) and across T11 and T12.

“If I can get some way close to training hard like I used to, maybe things will HAPPEN.” “During that 15-year period, I’ve had so many second places. I’ve lost championships by one point – it’s been crazy, little injuries along the way have held back results,” he says. But Daniel’s biggest blow came at the beginning of this year, while competing at

Three of the world’s best surgeons spent three days operating on Daniel in Scotland, before flying him back home to Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, where he completed seven weeks of rehabilitation, “learning all new things about the body”.

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LIFE Daniel is now wheelchair-bound and has been told he will never walk again. “You’ve just got to be thankful it’s not worse than it is, which I am,” he says. “I was so motivated to get through everything as quickly as I could; get out of those clinics, get my life back to normal. With the injury there’s very little chance of walking again but I’m already in front of what they predicted and it’s just believing that good things will happen. “Like my whole career, when you put the work in, you’re going to get the results. I’ve just used that mindset of racing as a professional in this next obstacle.” And moving to the Sunshine Coast was a big part of Daniel’s recovery. “Being in this position; having the lifestyle, being where the sun is and keeping motivated is important,” he says. Speaking to me before his workout at UFIT gym in Caloundra, where he attends daily training sessions, Daniel says he’s, “trying to find the little muscles that are working, that have a little bit of activation”. “Like deep in my glutes you can just feel it, so we work out exercises that can help them improve. Things are happening. It’s a slow process and it’s killing me, but it is what it is.” I have to ask – are you ever prepared for something like this happening? “Being an athlete, along the way you're going to get injuries and I’ve had my fair

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“Like my whole career, when you put the WORK in, you’re going to get the RESULTS. I’ve just used that mindset of racing as a professional in this next OBSTACLE.” share – knee reconstructions and broken collarbones. In the back of your mind you know it can happen,” he says. “I have had friends who have died and I have four friends in wheelchairs, so it’s crazy, but as a kid you grow up doing it and you get so much enjoyment from it, and it’s all you want to do. “I lived 15 years racing as a professional and doing it as a job. I’ve got no regrets. I’m thankful I had those 15 years of racing, doing what I love and there are still lots of things for the future. I’m just trying to find something I can focus on and then get up.” One thing he wasn’t expecting, was the element of excruciating pain. “As a paraplegic, it’s not so much that you can’t walk, it’s the other things people don’t know, like the nerve pain that you get every

day, every minute of the day,” he says. “Sitting here right now I’ve got so much pain through my feet – it’s a nerve pain, it’s your brain firing signals to your spinal cord to get things to work, but the messages aren’t getting there because of the injury. “Some days the pain is worse than others, but exercise takes the edge off.” Daniel is also communicating with people all around the world who are in wheelchairs with similar injuries, and their stories of success are keeping him on the right track. “Having been an athlete, I thought the only way to get these legs going was muscle memory. If I can get some way close to training hard like I used to, maybe things will happen. “It’s a long road, but I believe I will walk again.” profilemagazine

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Awards founder and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is seeking to honour exceptional women who make a difference in our local community by serving others as carers, volunteers and community leaders.

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Last year’s inaugural awards were an outstanding success with over 100 nominations received and 24 finalists selected by the judging panel. Four inspiring Sunshine Coast women who are dedicated to investing into others and strengthening our local community were recognised at a glittering gala dinner at the Lake Kawana Community Centre. BERTHA JANSEN CARER AWARD WINNER

The 2016 winners were:

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A Sunshine Coast Speech Pathologist since 1979 and Acting Director at the Children’s Therapy Centre, Berenice has raised funds and worked tirelessly to provide a place for local children with disabilities to improve their communication skills.

Serving as a volunteer in the field of disability sport for 22 years, Sue was recognised as the 2013 Sunshine Coast Sports Volunteer of the Year and a Finalist in the Queensland Sport Volunteer of the Year.

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A passionate advocate for females and youth within surf lifesaving and an active member of Alexandra Headland Surf Lifesaving Club for 15 years, Brigette is involved in all facets of the club as patrol captain, female liaison officer and cadet officer.

THE 2017 AWARDS WILL BE HELD AT LAKE KAWANA COMMUNITY CENTRE ON FRIDAY, 3 MARCH. Nominate an inspiring woman you know at www.fionasimpson.com.au. Book for the Gala Awards Dinner at inspireconnect.com.au/sunshine-coast-inspiringwomen-awards. For more information call 5406 7100.

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gourmet. JESSICA MARAIS The much-loved Australian actress gives the inside story on her latest project and balancing a super successful career with family life

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GOURMET EDIT Health hacks from Lola Berry, tips for shopping and eating in season, and a guilt-free muesli bar recipe

LADIES AT LUNCH Eastern versus western medicine – the lunching ladies discuss their preference and experience with both modalities

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QUEENSLAND CHERRIES come into season this month – the freshest cherries have a shiny skin with firm fruit. Soft shriveled fruit is an indication that it may not be fresh. STONE FRUIT season is upon us and some varieties such as nectarines from the Mary Valley and Sunshine Coast, and mangoes farm direct from North Queensland growers have been available for a number of weeks. Why not complement market pickings and grow some ASIAN VEGETABLES such as pak choy or buk choy at home? They are easy to grow, either in your vegetable patch or in pots and mature in six to eight weeks. Seedlings are available at the local markets.

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2 cups dried dates, pitted 6 dried figs ½ cup rolled oats ¼ cup pepitas ¼ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup chia seeds teaspoon cinnamon teaspoon vanilla tablespoon honey water to combine, if needed

Place the dates and figs into a food processor and pulse until they’re finely chopped (you may need to do this in batches depending on the size and strength of your food processor). Add the rolled oats, pepitas, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, vanilla and honey and mix again until all ingredients are well combined and come together, you may need to pour a little water if the mixture is too dry. Line a large dish with baking paper and tip the mixture into the dish, pressing with a spatula or the back of a large spoon. Make sure it is level and pressed firmly. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge, this helps to firm up the mixture and makes it easier to cut into slices. Alternatively, you could roll the mixture into cherry-sized balls for an on-the-go snack. profilemag.com.au


Helen Langlois launched the new Hinterland Harvest Market last month – a feast of fresh flavours. Held every Saturday from 6am to 11am at the Suncoast Church carpark on Kiel Mountain Road, Woombye. “It is simply about linking people with good, wholesome fresh food, sharing information and connecting the producers with the community. Most of all, supporting the farmers and the people who grow and produce the food we eat,” Helen says of the concept.

For more information visit www.hinterlandharvestmarket.com.au

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Sometimes a recipe calls for an ingredient you don’t have in your pantry or fridge. Here are a few helpful substitutes you can use when cooking or baking. 1 TSP BAKING POWDER = ½ tsp cream of tartar + ¼ tsp baking soda 1 CUP BUTTERMILK = 1 cup milk + 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice 1 SQUARE CHOCOLATE = 3 tbsp cocoa + 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 TBSP CORNSTARCH = 2 tbsp plain flour 1 CUP CREAM HALF AND HALF = 1 tbsp melted butter + 1 cup whole milk 1 CUP SELF-RAISING FLOUR = 1 cup plain flour + 1 tsp baking powder + ½ tsp salt + ¼ tsp baking soda 1 CUP HONEY = 1 ¼ cup sugar + ¼ cup water 1 TSP LEMON JUICE = ¼ tsp apple cider vinegar 1 EGG = ¼ cup mashed potatoes or ½ mashed banana or ¼ cup applesauce or 3 tbsp peanut butter

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5. LEISHKA GRYGORUK 6. HELEN MCNALLY 7. NATALIE CHERRY 8. REFRESHING SANGRIA

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MEDICINE WORDS INGRID NELSON PHOTOS BROOKE HARRIS VENUE PRICKLY PIÑATA, COTTON TREE

Gone are the days when eastern medicine was considered outlandish, shrouded in mystery, reserved for those “alternative types”. These days, many mainstream doctors are incorporating eastern therapies into their practices, with excellent outcomes for their patients. I caught up with the lunching ladies to share their thoughts on the subject.

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aturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology kinesiology … eastern therapies have become increasingly popular as we look for a more holistic approach to our health. Whether you embrace these alternative treatments or are more of a traditionalist, there is increasing evidence to suggest that incorporating both eastern and western medicine into your health regime is the most effective way to achieve a healthy mind, body and spirit. To find out more, I asked the ladies for their preference and experience with both modalities. Joining me for a delicious Mexican lunch at the Prickly Piñata in Cotton Tree was Helen McNally, owner of All’ Antica Italian Restaurant, Buddina; Leishka Grygoruk, owner of the Bison Bar, Nambour; Natalie Cherry, owner of Noosa Cruise and Travel; Courtney Clark, nutritionist and naturopath with Advanced Wellness, Maroochydore and Kara de Schot, general manager of Profile. profile: Eastern or western medicine ladies, what is your preference? courtney: I believe there is scope for our society to benefit from both. As a naturopath and nutritionist I am in the industry which

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is considered ‘eastern medicine’. I love my job and the rewards that come with getting people happy and healthy naturally. I don’t believe we have to be either one or the other,

with children in mind it’s off to the doctor. I, however, will take myself off to a naturopath. So it would definitely be a case of there is room for both in our lives.

Incorporating BOTH EASTERN AND WESTERN MEDICINE into your health regime is the most effective way to achieve a HEALTHY mind, body and spirit. I am just as passionate about getting the correct pathology and scientific testing for my patients as I am using herbal medicines and nutritional therapy for their treatment. kara: Mainly western, I have dipped my toe in the water with eastern medicine and open to trying new things. denise: I think incorporating both is important and finding a balance. Both complement each other in a number of ways and should be considered as supporting each other depending on what the issue is of course. leishka: I have a great western doctor now and he is very open to ‘not just prescribing something’, unless it’s absolutely necessary. natalie: I believe in a balance of both. However, I love to get acupuncture, it truly does help with pain relief and recovery. helen: I have no preference, but as a rule,

profile: Do you think your upbringing has influenced your persuasion? helen: Yes in the fact that we were brought up with, ‘Go straight to the doctor’, if something was wrong. courtney: My parents have European backgrounds and a lot of the time natural remedies and herbs were recommended before a visit to the doctor. Our nana would hide raw garlic in our dark pumpernickel bread, to ward off a cold. Lemon and honey was brewed as a tea for a sore throat, hot chillies and peppers were eaten to sweat out a fever. kara: Absolutely. My mum worked as a nurse at a GP clinic during my childhood and is now a theatre nurse, where they see people at their worst and usually only western medicine can help them, or surgery. We have always had a family GP who I’ve

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“I am just as passionate about getting the correct pathology and SCIENTIFIC testing for my patients as I am using HERBAL MEDICINES and nutritional therapy for their treatment.” – Courtney Clark leishka: Growing up we had to be nearly dead or have lost an arm or something before we went to the doctor. I think because of this upbringing I tend to ignore things and just wait for them to pass. A lot of mindover-matter. I’m very self-aware, so when I do have a body ache or pain I find I can concentrate on releasing the muscles and pain and over about 10 minutes I can feel my muscles relaxing and things clicking back into place.

seen for advice. However, as I get older I am exposed to many different types of eastern medicine, some of which I have tried with success, such as the osteopath, natropath and reflexologist, for milder symptoms. denise: No, I think my life experiences have influenced the way I see things. Having the opportunity to be exposed to both modalities and seeing them both resulting in a benefit has made me open to all suggestions. 92

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profile: When have you tried eastern medicine and did it work? courtney: I have experienced almost all forms of eastern medicine and there is nothing about your health or body that can’t be improved using some of the fabulous practitioners out there who are specifically trained to treat your body as a whole. I personally think acupuncture is a wonderful medium to correct not only physical ailments but emotional imbalances as well. It comes back to knowing your limitations as a practitioner and the same goes for when you yourself are a patient, often there is no one person who can address everything, but with the right combination you can start to feel like your best self again.

denise: I have looked at eastern medicine for myself and family members. I personally am happy to embrace all modalities depending on what confronts you at the time – again it’s about balance and research. leishka: I have followed an eating plan which is based on genetics. I think there are seven different types and it tells you the foods to eat or avoid. When I stick to that I feel fantastic, but my partner must have a different type because for him it didn’t feel good at all. helen: Yes definitely. Particularly during childbirth, using hypnobirthing. natalie: When I had pneumonia, acupuncture relieved my congestion immediately. profile: What are your thoughts on traditional immunisation? courtney: I think it comes down to the individual and having the right to be able make the choice. I don’t necessarily think it has to be a black and white issue, there may be certain immunisations you feel more strongly about and others you are cautious and wary of. So long as we continue to have a choice and that choice is respected, we can all move forward as a society. profilemag.com.au


L ADIES AT LUNCH kara: For my own family I couldn’t live with myself if my son suffered from a preventable disease because I didn’t immunise. Millions of deaths have been prevented due to immunisation, I am prochoice however, and appreciate that some people do have reactions (some violent) to vaccines, so it isn’t for everyone. denise: That’s an interesting question as we are starting to see the resurgence of some very nasty diseases that were once thought almost extinct and whooping cough is a great example of this. Being a nurse, sadly I witnessed babies so distressed with this condition and as vaccinations became more widespread, saw few-to-no cases – but it is starting to happen again. Is this due to an increase in not vaccinating? I’m not really sure. I think it is important never to be so insular to think that a disease has been eradicated because of vaccination – there may always be that little pocket somewhere in the world where it is endemic and with travel as easy and widespread as it is today – you need to be very aware. natalie: I haven’t had to think about it yet regarding children. However, I know from a travel agent perspective for myself when I have had to travel overseas at short notice to places like Africa, I have been thankful that my parents have had me immunised. helen: Traditional immunisation is a definite, for our children.

SPICY TORTILLA CHIPS WITH GUACAMOLE

THE PRICKLY PIÑATA The Prickly Piñata at Cotton Tree has always been one of my favourite places to dine when it comes to indulging in my love of authentic Mexican cuisine. Located along the bustling esplanade, offering a stunning view of the river, this quirky eatery’s funky Mexican-themed decor brings a little bit of South America to the Sunshine Coast. Well known for their friendly service and traditional Mexican dishes, the Prickly Piñata has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. One the day of our visit, our friendly waiter Miles went above and beyond to ensure we had a great dining experience from start to finish. His knowledge of the menu and willingness to explain what each dish consisted of was much appreciated by the lunching ladies. We kicked things off with some tortilla crumbed zucchini chips with pepitas and spiced beetroot dip – delicious! The spiced tortilla chips with guacamole, spicy tomato and capsicum salsa were equally as tasty and the best was yet to come! For mains, I couldn’t resist the Quesadilla Vegetales, the soft flatbread filled with vegetal mix, pepitas, salsa roja and blanco, jalapeños, pineapple, cheese, sour cream and guacamole was perfectly toasted and packed with delicious flavour.

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The menu offers all of the usual suspects you would expect at a good Mexican restaurant including tacos, nachos and burritos. However if you are watching your carbs, all of the dishes are available without the bread base. The Prickly Piñata also conveniently offers the choice of small, medium or large plates, so whether you are after a light lunch or snack or perhaps a few plates to share, there is something to suit all appetites. Boasting an impressive drinks menu including an array of cocktails, diners are spoilt for choice when it comes to beverages. However no visit to a Mexican restaurant would be complete without a glass of sangria, which was the perfect match for my tasty quesadilla. If you love great Mexican food, good service and great views, you will love the Prickly Piñata. SHOP 1, THE ESPLANADE, COTTON TREE PHONE: 0402 945 344

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All’ Antica If you’re hungry for Italian trattoria-style cuisine, come and discover All’ Antica Italian Restaurant. Boasting an authentic Italian menu and being fully licensed, they offer a warm, rustic atmosphere. Established over 25 years ago, All’ Antica is one of the Sunshine Coast’s must-try dining experiences. Their menu is an exciting mix of traditional dishes from the Northern Alps to the rich waters and the Mediterranean that surround Sicily, created with the best local produce and imported ingredients straight from Italy. So, what are you waiting for? Come in and dine at All’ Antica!

3/115 Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina Phone: 5444 0988 www.allantica.com.au

Five & Dime Burger Bar Follow our Foodie Trail each month as we explore what the Sunshine Coast has to offer for food lovers!

If you’re looking for a flavoursome fix, this brilliant burger bar will satisfy your hunger and leave your tastebuds singing. Serving delicious handcrafted American-style gourmet burgers, smooth shakes and tasty sides made using only the highest quality ingredients, Five & Dime Burger Bar offers its customers a unique space to kick back with family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere, with friendly service at the ready. Creating all of their delectable burgers and sauces in-house using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and ethically-farmed, free range and sustainable produce, it’s no wonder they have earnt such a glowing reputation with the Coast’s foodies.

Shop 11/20 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore Phone: 5479 5946

Sandbar Café & Fish and Chippery Fully licensed and offering a mouthwatering range of fresh seafood, tantilising steaks and salads, and deliciously decadent sweet treats, Sandbar Café & Fish and Chippery is the perfect place to visit for a fantastic meal at any time of the day. With killer views overlooking Bulcock Beach, Sandbar offers a prime position to kick back, relax and unwind while indulging in one of their tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner options – perhaps with a glass of one of their local or imported beers. There’s a reason Sandbar is fast earning a reputation as one of the Coast’s best restaurants, so pop in and experience their friendly atmosphere and tasty creations for yourself.

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Treat your tastebuds to a divine Tasmanian recipe from the team at See Restaurant, inspired by the arrival of their new chef.

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ith spring in full swing, people are officially back out and about enjoying all that the Sunshine Coast has to offer – and with festivals, global sporting events and culinary excellence flooding our city, why wouldn’t they be? Add to that the plethora of beautiful and sunny beaches at our doorstep and it’s no wonder our southern state counterparts are always dreaming of a sea change. With that spring migration, the team at See Restaurant has stumbled across a fresh young face from Devonport in Tasmania, James Walker, who has come straight out of TAFE and into the See cauldron. James brings some great, fresh ideas from his homeland and under See’s head chef Nathan, is looking to take his culinary skills to the next level. In celebration of James joining the team, during the month of October, See Restaurant will be serving delicious Devonport cigars with a complimentary glass of Holm Oak Sauvignon Blanc.

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devonport cIgars Tasmanian scallops and King Island brie wrapped in filo, served with a beetroot and orange risotto and finished with a saffron cream. Makes six.

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500g Tasmanian scallops, roe on 150g King Island brie 12 sheets filo pastry 100g butter, melted 250g arborio rice ½ white onion, finely chopped 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped ¼ cup of olive oil 1 large beetroot, cooked and blended 1 orange 2L chicken stock 10 saffron strands 250ml cream Salt and pepper to taste

Method Cigars: In a bowl, break down scallops and brie by hand and roughly mix. Add a little salt and pepper to the mix. Roll pastry out, brush butter onto a single sheet, and place a second on top before buttering again. Place some of your scallop mixture on to the pastry, fold the sides and continue to brush while you roll into a cigar shape. Bake for 20 minutes at 180ºC. Risotto: Gently fry the onion and the rice in a saucepan for around two minutes, then add the garlic and fry for one minute. Reduce heat to low and add half a cup of stock. Wait until stock is mostly absorbed before adding another half a cup. Repeat until the rice is cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once rice is cooked, add the beetroot, the juice of half an orange, and a teaspoon of orange rind, and mix well. Saffron cream: Combine saffron, cream, salt, pepper and a dash of stock in a small saucepan, and cook on a low heat until cream has thickened. Serve and enjoy with a glass of Tasmanian sauvignon blanc.

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Much-loved Australian actress, Jessica Marais has played lead roles in two hugely successful television drama series and has recently returned to our screens in the much-anticipated Wrong Girl. I caught up with the rising star to discover what viewers can expect from her latest role. essica Marais first came to our attention as Rachel Rafter on the popular Australian television drama Packed to the Rafters in 2008, a role that not only launched, but catapulted her acting career and put her firmly on the map as one of Australia’s brightest up and coming young screen actors. Since then, the NIDA graduate has gone on to win a string of awards for her work and has recently returned to our screens as Lily, one of the lead characters in the new Network Ten series Wrong Girl.

“I wasn’t prepared for the way it was going to CHANGE MY LIFE. Looking back, I had no awareness around that at all. I went into it thinking, ‘Great I can pay my bills!” “I was so lucky to get my break straight out of drama school,” says Jessica. “I was so excited that I was leaving NIDA to go directly to a job and I didn’t have that fear that a lot of actors face. “Drama school is so intense every day for three years, so when students finish, it’s quite a shock to the system and then having to get out there and audition and face rejection is hard.” Little did she know the new TV drama she had landed a lead role in would be the highest rating show to screen on the Seven network in 2008 and continue to be among the top five TV shows of the year throughout its five-year run. “I wasn’t prepared for the way it was going to change my life. Looking back, I had no awareness around that at all. I went into it thinking, ‘Great I can pay my bills!’ “I was so excited to be working with the likes of Mike

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Thompson and Michael Caton. Hugh Sheridan, who went through NIDA with me and is a dear friend of mine, was cast as my brother. I remember saying to him, ‘Great we are going to get three meals a day made for us and a regular paycheck and work together with awesome actors’, that’s about the extent to which I thought it through. I had no idea it was going to change my life in so many ways.” Jessica won a Logie award for Most Popular New Female talent and the prestigious Graham Kennedy award for Most Outstanding New Talent in 2009 for her portrayal of Rachel Rafter. It was also during this time that she became romantically involved with her onscreen love interest James Stewart. The couple, who were engaged for five years and have a four-year-old daughter together, parted amicably in May last year. After a brief stint on US television, Jessica returned to Australia to play the role of Australian transgender entertainer and gay rights activist Carlotta in a television drama mini series, for which she received critical acclaim, before landing her next big role as Doctor Joan Miller on Channel Nine’s Love Child, which earned her the coveted Silver Logie Award for Best Actress in 2016. “I just loved working with the actors on Love Child,” says Jessica. “I have been lucky enough to keep working and learning – I am still learning new things every day. “Last season, Matt Le Nevez was beautiful to work with, very considered and authentic, as was Jonathan LaPaglia and Mandy McElhinney. When you have great actors to work opposite it makes your job so much easier.” Speaking from the set of her most recent venture, Wrong Girl, which went to air late last month, Jessica is excited to be cast as one of the lead roles playing Lily, the producer of a cooking segment on a morning television show who finds herself torn between two very different men. Joining Jessica is a star-studded cast including Craig McLachlan, Kerry Armstrong, Hamish Blake and Madeleine West. “It’s a phenomenal cast of really incredible actors,” says Jessica. “Wrong Girl offers a real insight into the world of people who work in breakfast

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television. It’s really interesting and funny and quirky. “We have been really lucky with Wrong Girl that we were able to have a rehearsal, which is a luxury in television that you don’t often get. I’m a huge fan of that, I think the longer you can sit with the character and script, the better.” Based on the novel by Zoe Foster Blake, Jessica says the talented writer has been “incredibly supportive with the project”.

then I come home, prepare my script for the next day, have dinner, go to bed and then get up the next day and do it all again. “Sometimes if I am lucky I get to Skype with my daughter Scout and then as soon as I wrap it’s straight on a plane to Sydney where I can be Mum for a couple of days. At the moment we have been doing six days a week, so sometimes I only have Sunday with her but I try to make the most of that precious day.”

“I loved working in the US … but it’s just not practical for me right now. I am very HAPPY working here in Australia at the moment.” “Handing over Lily and the other characters to the actors to make them their own would be quite confronting for any writer. You have created them in your head and on paper and then you watch them reincarnated for television.” So what does a day in the life of Jessica Marais look like these days and how does she juggle her career with the demands of motherhood? “At the moment my day is – wake up, sit in the make-up chair, do 14 hours of filming where I don’t have five minutes to think, and

As for the future, Jessica says while she hasn’t ruled out working overseas again, home is where the heart is right now. “I loved working in the US and I may do so again down the track, but it’s just not practical for me right now. I am very happy working here in Australia at the moment. I’m passionate about the projects I am currently working on and our Aussie industry.” Stay tuned, something tells me it won’t be long before our golden girl joins the A-list of talented Aussie actors making their mark on the big screen. profilemagazine

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Rush festival

Gympie’s annual celebration of the region takes place throughout this month, with Rush Festival set to bring a swag of musicians, artists, poets, actors and street performers in a display of the area’s thriving creative culture. There will be stacks of entertainment available, so get the family together for a day trip and enjoy the fun available at our doorstep. rushfestival.com.au

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Wanderlust Sunshine Coast

Embrace your inner peace and join this epic celebration of mindful living at the Novotel Twin Waters. Held over four activity-filled days, Wanderlust sees guests uncover new ideas, hone new abilities and seize life through a variety of workshops, demonstrations, self-help speeches and performances. From yoga and stand-up paddleboarding classes to musical performances by the likes of Xavier Rudd and Tasha Blank, this will be a peaceful party like no other. Day passes are available from $125, or tickets can be purchased for individual activities. wanderlust.com/festivals/sunshine-coast

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Come along to Cotton Tree Park from 5.30pm and join thousands of Australians standing together in support of leukaemia patients and their families. Raising funds to help the Leukaemia Foundation support affected families and continue research into treatments, each person participating in the walk is asked to raise $100. Lanterns will be given out to all participants before the walk starts at 7pm: gold for those remembering loved ones, white for those who have gone through their own blood cancer journey, and blue for those attending to support others. lightthenight.org.au

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Showcasing a huge array of home and lifestyle products and services, as well as a range of manufacturers, designers and builders of leisure vehicles, this is the ultimate event for those looking to make the most of their time at home and away from it. Held from 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9am to 4pm on Sunday, there will be plenty of time to check out everything on display. Entry is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for children, and parking is available for $5. sunshinecoasthomeshow.com.au

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22 Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival

The hottest fashion on the Coast will hit the runway this month with the return of this celebration of local and national designers. Held at The Events Centre in Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival will not only showcase new season ranges for summer 2016/17, it will also offer the attendees the opportunity to purchase items straight off the catwalk wholesale. The festival will also include an industry question and answer panel of leaders in fashion, so guests can learn a thing or two while admiring the latest looks. Tickets to the catwalk shows are available from $60. sunshinecoastfashionfestival.com

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One of Australia’s leading ladies Noni Hazlehurst will be in town this month performing in Mother. The stage, film and television star will have audiences enraptured with her portrayal of Christy – an outrageous, ageing homeless woman. Held at the Lake Kawana Community Centre, this dramatic black comedy will be an incredible display of Noni’s acting abilities. There’s also the opportunity to learn from Noni herself in a one-hour drama workshop the day prior to the performance. Tickets are $48 for adults and $38 for guests under 26, with the workshop available for an additional cost. thelakekawanacentre.com.au

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Noosa triathlon multi sport festival

Australia’s oldest and biggest triathlon event will take place at Noosa Main Beach this month, in a celebration of fitness and fun. Sporting a range of events participants of all ages and fitness levels can take part in, from triathlons to swimming events and fun runs, this renowned event has something for everyone. Plus, the Festival Village – open from 4.30pm on Friday, 28 October – will provide family fun in the form of live music, activities and fireworks. Register to participate online now or go along and watch. noosatri.com

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See X-Factor season two winner Altiyan Childs and The Voice Australia grand finalist Frank Lakoudis as you’ve never seen them before, in this local production of the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar. Held at The Events Centre in Caloundra, this high energy show is sure to be a hit, so don’t miss your chance to check out some great local talent. Tickets are available from $64.90. theeventscentre.com.au

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Join Beautiful You charity shop as they celebrate Pink October with their third annual fashion show. Held at the Caloundra Rugby Union Club from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, ladies and gentlemen are invited to come along dressed to impress in their most fun, funky and fabulous attire. Guests are asked to bring a cup and saucer along to get into the spirit of the charity event. Prizes will be up for grabs for best dressed, best tie, best hat/fascinator and best cup and saucer, so bring your fashion A-game and a fun attitude for what’s sure to be a great day for all. Tickets are $25 each, which includes coffee and tea, food, and of course, the fashion show. charityshop.beautifulyouprogram.org.au profilemagazine

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MUSIC: JOSHUA REDMAN AND BRAD MEHLDAU DUO Jazz lovers will be in seventh heaven as the world’s hottest modern jazz duo Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau give their first Queensland performance together on Sunday, 23 October at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre Concert Hall.

Hailing from America, saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau will join forces in an awe-inspiring display of talent. Renowned for their amazing connection when it comes to creating beautiful melodies, audiences will be left enthralled as the pair shows off their musical prowess, often improvising elements of their performance for a truly unique experience. Described as “a jazz wunderkind” by the Boston Herald, Joshua is one of today’s most acclaimed artists of the jazz world, last year receiving his third Grammy Award nomination. Brad, on the other hand, has performed across the globe both solo and as part of a trio, receiving many accolades of his own including four Grammy nominations. Combined, these two incredible instrumental artists are guaranteed to deliver a performance that will be a highlight for any jazz lover or music enthusiast. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness these spectacular musicians in their element when they take to the stage together this month.

QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, BRISBANE WHEN: 23 October, 2016 WHERE: Concert Hall, QPAC, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane BOOKINGS: qpac.com.au or 136 246

FILM: KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Get set for laughs aplenty when funny man Zach Galifianakis and Australia’s own Isla Fisher return to the big screen this month. Synopsis: An ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) have their lives turned upside down when they find themselves sucked into the world of espionage. Sensing something strange is going on while spying on her new neighbours Natalie (Gal Gadot) and Tim Jones (Jon Hamm), a bored housewife drags her husband into snooping on the ‘too perfect’ couple. But when they discover the truth – that their impossibly-gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated neighbours are in fact covert operatives – they become tangled in the Joneses’ mission. Prepare yourself for some hilarious action as the bumbling pair navigate their way through car chases, undercover operations and gunfights while attempting to dig their way out of the mess they got themselves into.

DIRECTOR: Greg Mottola ACTORS: Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, Gal Gadot

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WORD “My hidden talent is … I can HYPNOTISE animals.”

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Three years into Doctor Chris Brown’s career as a vet, he was spotted by a talent agent while in a Mosman pub, telling stories over a few beers. Chris began filming as the new vet on Harry’s Practice and television audiences loved him – earning him a nomination for Most Popular New Talent at the 2004 TV Week Logie Awards. He gained further TV experience on Burke’s Backyard, The TODAY Show and Talk to the Animals, as well as releasing his first book, The Family Guide to Pets. In 2008 he catapulted to fame with Bondi Vet, chronicling his everyday adventures dealing with the characters and crises along one of Australia’s most famous pieces of coastline. Nowadays you can catch Chris on The Living Room. I grew up in ... Newcastle, NSW. The first thing I do when I wake up is ... check my phone. After 10 years on call, it’s an old habit I can’t kick. Plus, I like to check in on all the latest animal and human news. If I could be better at anything it would be … surfing. Improvement is always slow in that department. I’ve always blamed being nearly 2m tall for my surf skills, but now some of the pros are getting that size unfortunately. I am at my happiest when ... I’m in the vet clinic. Even without the cameras, it’s just nice to chat with pet owners and hear what’s important to them. Being that trusted person in their pet’s life is a role I’ve always taken seriously. When I am not working I am ... usually thinking about photography. It’s my secret obsession that takes my mind off work. My reward for working hard all year is usually a trip somewhere in the world to live out a photo dream of mine. I wish I could ... find the 25th hour in the day. It would be handy so I’ll keep on searching. My biggest fashion blunder was ... I recently climbed Mt Gower on Lord Howe Island for an episode of The Living Room. Unfortunately in the first 10 minutes I split my pants climbing up a rock. Over the next seven hours the split got even bigger to the point where I was basically climbing in my undies. When I was growing up I wanted to be ... a pilot. I’ve always loved animals, but because Dad is also a vet, I was determined to find my own career and I decided flying was going to be it! I couldn’t live without … the beach. Put me near the water and I’m relaxed. I need to get in for a swim, surf or paddle every day to feel normal. My most annoying habit is … saying yes to everything. It makes my calendar a little too full sometimes.

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