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What Natural Treatments Work for Bad Period Pain?

Naturopath – Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

Dear Jana, I get really bad period pain. My Dr suggested contraceptives might help but I’d prefer something natural. Do I have options?

The effectiveness of a natural treatment depends on the reason for the pain. Some conditions that lead to period pain can impact your fertility so make sure your GP is referring you for further investigations. Natural therapies for period pain centre on balancing hormones, reducing inflammation, managing stress with nutritional and herbal supplements, and more. There are differences between supplements so make sure you seek advice on a product that’s going to work for you. 





What Can I Ask My Pharmacist?

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

Dear Matthew, What can I ask my pharmacist?

Don’t be afraid to ask your pharmacist any question about your health and medicine. We have face to face dispensing to encourage these conversations between our customers and pharmacists, as well as being open seven days a week, early to late, so you can catch us on your way home. Some common questions are, “Do I need to take this with food?”, “What side effects might I get from this medicine?” and more. Ask Calanna – we can either help or advise you to see a doctor.





Personalised Herbal Tonics

You are unique and so is your health. That’s why a one-size-fits-all approach may not give the best outcomes for you. Calanna Whole Health Pharmacies Naturopaths can look at your genes, medications, lifestyle and dietary factors which determine health. They can then personalise a natural treatment plan for your specific health concerns, which may include herbal tonics. Book a consult with one of their Naturopaths in-store or online if you need a safe, natural and effective remedy for cardiovascular health, hormones, fertility, menopause, digestion, gut health, and immunity. They can also help with stress and sleep disorders, allergies and skin conditions, migraines and/or degenerative illnesses. They will create a tailored plan and provide you with the tools to get your health back on track, the natural way.


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Spooky Spider Pumpkin Pies – Halloween Recipes

Spooky Spider Pumpkin Pies Recipe By Matthew Calanna


4 cups of pumpkin, steamed and pureed

2 sheets of puff pastry

¼ cup Philadelphia Cream Cheese

½ tsp nutmeg

1 tbsp chopped parsley

½ tsp salt / pepper (each)

1 egg



Combine pureed pumpkin with the parsley, cheese, nutmeg and salt and pepper.

Create ‘legs’ from the pastry, cutting strips 8cm long and 1cm wide. Make the ‘body’ of the spider by placing the ramekin upside down on your pastry and pressing down.

Fill Ramekins evenly with pumpkin mixture. Arrange the legs and place the body on top. Whip the egg with a fork and brush the spider’s bodies/ legs.

Cook at 190°C for 15 minutes until golden. Place the sliced olive ‘eyes’ on the top to finish. Enjoy the spooky spider pumpkin pies

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

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Special Needs Guide Townsville 2020

Here is our guide to products, services and more for those with disabilities/special needs in Townsville. 

AEIOU Townsville

Young children with autism gain skills that last a lifetime at AEIOU Foundation Townsville. AEIOU delivers full-time therapy and care to children aged 2-6 years, and is a leader in the field of evidence-based early intervention.

In general the specialist team works closely with each child to develop independence, communication and social skills, and reduce challenging behaviours. Plus, parents and carers can also rely on one-to-one assistance in navigating the NDIS. AEIOU’s dedicated NDIS Support Coordinators are always here to help families access the right plan for their child’s needs.

P 4773 2898

E townsville@aeiou.org.au


Coastal Kids Speech Pathology

Coastal Kids support children from birth to 18 years old and their families to help maximise their communication skills. They do this by offering evidence based speech and language therapy services for speech delays, language delays, stuttering, children with autism and developmental delays, and more.

Family is very important at Coastal Kids Speech Pathology. Because of this, each family’s circumstances are taken into account and they have control of the frequency of the visits as well as the course of treatment.

P 0427 922 378

E info@coastalkidsspeech.com.au


Centacare NQ

Here counsellors can provide support to individuals, couples, children and families experiencing issues, whether it be with relationships, parenting, trauma, stress, loss, general wellbeing or something else. In addition, they offer NDIS and disability support, aged care, an Employee Assistance Program, Multicultural Support and more.

At Centacare they will always listen and try their best to make a difference, committed to helping people in North Queensland who need it the most. Most importantly, everyone is treated with the respect and care that they deserve.

P Free Call 1300 NQ Care (1300 672 273)


Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy are registered with the NDIS, meaning that if you have applied and been successful for NDIS funding then you can use that support to purchase eligible goods through Calanna. Whether it is home aids like wheelie walkers, toilet seats, continence support products, compression garments or other items to aid in quality of life and health, Calanna Whole Health stock a large range.

The whole team at Calanna aim to help make life easier for people with a disability.  So, if you are registered with NDIS, all you or your care plan coordinator needs to do is provide Calanna with your full name, date of birth and NDIS number, and the team can help take care of it for you.

P Deeragun 4751 6286

 Kirwan 4773 4224

 Aitkenvale 4725 5244

 Currajong 4728 6544

E hello@calannapharmacy.com.au


Helping Hands – Hand, Wrist & Arm Clinic

The dynamic therapy team at Helping Hands are here to help with all sorts of issues relating to everything from the finger tips to shoulders, from tiny infants to the elderly. Their services include exercising and strengthening programs, prescription and fabrication for casts, orthoses and braces, strapping and bandaging, massage, hands-on mobilisation and much more.

Along with helping with various conditions that affect the arms, they also offer paediatric services helping children improve their handwriting and fine motor skills and assisting with neuro-development.

P 4755 2337

E info@helpinghandsclinic.com.au


Complete Mobility & Rehab

Complete Mobility & Rehab promotes independence in the home and out and about, supplying products that increase quality of life. From kitchen equipment to electric wheelchairs and everything in between, the fully trained team of professionals understand that independence, dignity and peace of mind are important. The team will always help you find exactly what you need.

You can always count on qualified staff with years of experience who can help you install, repair and modify equipment to suit your individual needs. In addition, they also provide trial equipment, home delivery, short and long-term equipment hire and home servicing.

P 4725 9476

E info@completemobility.com.au


Townsville Paediatrics

Townsville Paediatrics provide specialist care to children, from newborns right through to adolescents. In fact the friendly and caring experts on the team are able to make sure your child is well on track to reach milestones, whether it’s walking, talking, motor skills and more, as well as addressing any concerns you may have about health or development. Overall the team are highly specialised in autism and ADHD.

If your child is experiencing medical, developmental or behavioural difficulties, they are here to help. You can visit your GP to discuss your concerns and ask for a referral to Townsville Paediatrics.

P 4427 5817

E admin@townsvillepaediatrics.com.au



Sisu7 is a unique store providing products, toys and games that have been handpicked by an Occupational Therapist to provide a therapeutic or developmental outcome. All of the products are designed to be used and played by the whole family whilst increasing school skills, developmental outcomes or other important skills needed for people and children to grow. Overall they help people be independent and have fun whilst doing it.

P 0439 796 016

E jmurray@accesstherapyservices.com.au


Access Therapy Services

Access Therapy Services is a trusted NDIS provider working in the North Queensland region for over 10 years. They work with people of all ages from children, adolescents, adults and older people in their homes, in schools and in the community. Their allied health team have a diverse range of skill sets and experience working with all areas of disability and needs. Overall they pride themselves on supporting people and families in unique and individual ways; you are not a number to them!

P 4779 1886

E info@accesstherapyservices.com.au


Sony Foundation Camps

Sony Foundation’s Children’s Holiday Camps (Sony Camps) operate around Australia in partnership with Schools and Universities, providing a unique and inclusive overnight residential camp experience to children with a disability.

When attending, children are cared for by dedicated and passionate senior high school students, giving them an opportunity to develop relationships with peers outside of their family unit. During these camps incredible bonds are formed, with many lasting well beyond camp. In addition, school staff, adult volunteers and qualified health professionals are on site at all times.

To apply for your child to attend one of two annual Sony Camps in Townsville, click HERE: 


Nurture Family Health Centre

Nurture Family Health Centre is a registered NDIS provider, helping participants to reach their goals. They offer a range of services for the whole family as they are a multidisciplinary team, which include Speech pathology, Occupational therapy, Child and Adult Psychology, Physiotherapy, and much more. They also have medical and dental practitioners available, and offer pregnancy, postnatal and regular Pilates classes.

P 4772 2555

E admin@nurturehealthcentre.com


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I Have a Holiday Planned and I Don’t Want to Get Sick!

Naturopath – Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

Dear Jana, I have a holiday planned and I don’t want to get sick! What can I do to prevent that from happening?

The dry air in aeroplanes and close proximity to others can increase the chance of getting a cold. An immune booster such as the Mario’s Immune Tonic taken in the days before and days after travelling will help you defend against viruses. Using a saline nose spray during and after your flight will also help. Make sure you’re washing your hands thoroughly, regularly and keep them away from your face. When you can’t wash your hands, use a hand sanitiser.