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[17 Sep 2018 | Comments Off on Arthritis and Diet | ]
Arthritis and Diet

We are extremely fortunate to be next door to Bondi Health and Wellness. The nutritionists and naturopaths there are exceptional, so if you are ever looking for someone we are very happy to recommend them.
They have a blog that is full of super interesting articles. One I thought you guys might find interesting is this one about how to eat right for arthritis https://www.bondihealthandwellness.com/article/eat-to-beat-arthritis/
A few little nuggets from the article:
Enjoy:
Vegetables – aim to have six to nine serves per day, buy organic, or soak and scrub them if they’re not
Fruit – a …

Nutrition, Pain »

[21 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Can sugar increase inflammation levels? | ]
Can sugar increase inflammation levels?

In this first article of a series on how sugar impacts your health, I’m going to start by looking at the role a high sugar diet plays in inflammation. I first developed an interest in this link when patients would mention in passing that they had noticed an improvement in their pain levels after doing a sugar detox. They were doing the sugar detox for other reasons, but found this added benefit occurred as well.
After hearing this a bunch of times, I started looking into it, and it didn’t take …

Miscellaneous, Nutrition, Pain »

[1 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Manuka Honey | ]
Manuka Honey

Soothes a dry sore throat. Welcome to Cold and Flu Season. I’ve been laid low the last couple of days with a flu that would kill a grizzly bear (spoken like a true man I know) and as I was lining up my potions and vitamins and other drugs I remember an article I’d read on Manuka Honey.
According to the article, published on the BBC website, Manuka Honey’s antiseptic properties can help enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics. It was tested on hospital strength bacteria.
Here are a couple of choice quotes …

Nutrition, Your Body »

[3 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Diabetes and Alzheimers | ]
Diabetes and Alzheimers

I’ve seen a couple of articles on this recently and I think it’s pretty interesting. Here’s one. Here’s another. There’s growing support for the idea that Alzheimers is related to diabetes, specifically, Type 2 diabetes, and though they aren’t quite sure how yet, this is actually good news. It’s good news because Type 2 diabetes, for those who don’t know, is strongly related to lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise levels, which are things you can obviously do a lot to improve. Type 1 diabetes, on the other hand, …

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[14 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Fish Oil and Cancer!? | ]
Fish Oil and Cancer!?

You can’t win, can you. A new study has suggested that ” males with high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids are at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer.” Everything I’ve ever read on fish oils suggests that they help with inflammation and that omega 3 fatty acids are great for your brain. In fact I posted something on it not that long ago…
Luckily, sanity prevailed:
Dr. Iain Frame, director of research at Prostate Cancer UK, says men reading about the results of this research should not panic about their omega-3 intake. Dr. …

Exercise, Nutrition, Pain »

[28 Jun 2013 | Comments Off on Vitamin D aids recovery from Muscular Injury | ]
Vitamin D aids recovery from Muscular Injury

This sounds pretty sweet. I have been a huge fan of Vitamin D for years, and now a new study has found that t can help speed up the recovery of muscle injuries. The link to the full article is here but I wouldn’t suggest you try to read it. No offence, it’s just that they use phrases like  “Vitamin D is a pleiotropic micronutrient that influences health across a range of physiological and pathophysiological conditions in humans”. I mean, come on. Anyway, all you need to know is that after a …

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[11 Jun 2013 | Comments Off on The Benefits of Coffee | ]
The Benefits of Coffee

I read an article in The New York Times (so highbrow) which outlined the findings of a number of recent studies on the benefits of coffee. You know, just in case you needed an excuse to have another…
“In a study of over 400,000 people, men who reported drinking two or three cups of coffee a day were 10 percent less likely to have died than those who didn’t drink coffee, while women drinking the same amount had 13 percent less risk of dying during the study”
” a reduction in the risk of developing Type …

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[1 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Honey for children with a sore throat | ]
Honey for children with a sore throat

Is your child laying awake at night coughing and you’re not sure what to do? A new study has found that honey can be used as an alternative to cough syrups etc for young children suffering from Upper Respiratory Infections (URI).
The study involved 300 children aged 1-5 over the period of a year. The children were given a single dose of 10 g of eucalyptus honey, citrus honey, labiatae honey. I personally have had great results with Manuka honey so would have loved to have seen how effective that was, knowing …

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[4 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Food Sensitivities – One Man’s Journey | ]
Food Sensitivities – One Man’s Journey

I’ve been talking about this a lot over the last few months with people and so many of you seem to be interested that I thought I would write a little article on it.
Late last year I was feeling a bit ordinary so I went to see one of the great practitioners of the Eastern Suburbs, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Shona Barker (Gould St Bondi Beach, 0405 620 493). She and I had worked together at the Wholistic Medical Centre in Surry Hills for a few years and she’s someone …

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[6 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Latest Headlines | ]
Latest Headlines

I had to come up with something to replace that ridiculous Tiramisu story, here are some of the stories I’ve been reading online (in the medical/health genre):
Headline: “Exercise can treat cardiovascular disease as well as prevent it”
Story: A number of studies have recently found that as well as being good for preventing the possible onset of heart disease, people who have coronary artery disease can reduce the risk of having a heart attack, and/or the severity of their heart disease.
One author concluded: “”I would be happy if I could convince …