How Much Caffeine is TOO MUCH?

Written by Julie Kuskopf


How much caffeine is too much for you?


A lot of caffeine drinkers will tell themselves that there is no such thing as ‘too much caffeine.’ But that’s probably the addict talking, because caffeine is the most widely consumed drug in the world with some fairly unpleasant side effects of consuming too much – some of them are mild, others can be dangerous.

How does caffeine affect the body?

That delicious cup of coffee in the morning or that effervescent buzz you get when you down an energy drink begins affecting your body almost immediately. Caffeine is a stimulant that affects your central nervous system, making you feel more awake, alert, and focused. It’s mostly consumed through food and drinks such as:

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Getting Enough Calcium without Dairy

Written by Julie Kuskopf

When it comes to essential minerals our bodies need to survive and thrive, calcium is one of the undisputed champions of ensuring our overall health.

Most calcium is stored in our bones and teeth, reinforcing their strength while also acting as a safety deposit for the body to draw calcium from to support our muscles, cardiovascular system, and message-carrying nerves.

At any stage of life, getting enough calcium is vital for our health, and dairy products are the main source used for getting our daily dose. But there are increasing reasons for people making the switch to non-dairy alternatives such as lactose intolerance, dietary changes, and lifestyle and ethical choices.

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Cleaning your Face

Written by Julie Kuskopf


Cleaning your face – are you doing it right?


In an age of millions of facial skincare products, YouTube tutorials, and personal grooming advice flying at you from every direction, it’s hard to know whether your face cleaning routine is the right one for you.

Arguably, we spend the most time in our personal caretaking regimes on our faces, so getting the balance right is important to most!
Every skincare routine is different depending on skin type, sensitivities, desired effect, and generally how much effort you’re willing to put in.

Whether you’re a simple water-rinser or a devoted ritualist, here are some of the best face cleaning tips to get the best of your skin.

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Biggest Cause of Common Headaches and How to Avoid Them

Written by Julie Kuskopf

No one likes headaches. They’re painful, frustrating, and in some cases can be debilitating and cause a whole afternoon on the couch with a pillow over your face, wishing everything would just be quiet.

Headaches can come in many flavours ranging from tension or sinus to hormonal or migraine – each variety with their own set of common causes.

Here are some of the most frequent causes of headaches, and what you can do to prevent them.

Bad posture

It’s an unconscious force of habit for many people to stoop forward sitting at a desk, bow their head for long periods while looking at mobile devices, and walking hunched over. Put all these habits together throughout a day, and you have the perfect recipe for a tension headache, sore muscles, and misalignment.

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A Little Bit About Me

Written by Julie Kuskopf

Ok here goes. My first ever BLOG!

 A few of my clients have asked me to write about my experiences that led me to taking up massage as a career, but in order to do that I need to give you a run-down on my life so far. 

I’ve done a number of things workwise including working in childcare, woolies check-out, and working in various registered training organisations. I’ve also dabbled in a lot of different hobbies and one of these was competing in triathlon. Now, when I say competed, what I really mean is that I completed the courses and came last most of the time. Oh well, at least I got out of bed, did the training and became quite fit. 

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