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[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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[20 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Student Health Survey Results | ]
Student Health Survey Results

The results are in. Our survey, which was answered by the parents of students from all the big schools here in Singapore found the following:

85.7% of parents want to learn more about the links between nutrition/exercise and academic performance
84.9% of kids aren’t hitting the suggested daily “2 and 5” of fruit and vegetables
90.2% of you acknowledge that a heavy backpack has a medium-large impact on a child’s spine
80.9% of parents rightly believe that substituting study time for exercise would improve your child’s academic performance
Over 80% of kids are doing a …

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[15 May 2012 | Comments Off on Student Health in Singapore | ]
Student Health in Singapore

We are conducting a survey regarding the health habits of students in Singapore, so if you are the parent of a child attending school here we would greatly appreciate you helping us with our research. The more answers we can get the better, so by all means forward this to any other interested parents you may know.
Your answers will help us put the finishing touches on a talk and booklet we are preparing which looks at the links between diet, posture and exercise on the health, happiness and academic performance …

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[18 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on Your Immune System | ]
Your Immune System

New Scientist recently ran an article on how to recharge your immune system. The article was broken down into several sections, which I have taken the key points from and outlined below for your perusal. Hope you find it useful!
1. Go for a walk every day: “When 500 adults were tracked for 12 weeks, those who were the most physically active – five sessions or more of aerobic exercise a week – spent nearly half the number of days sick with an upper respiratory tract infection such as a cold …

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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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[25 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

A recent Australian study has lent support to the theory that “a poor quality diet plays a role in increasing the risk of depression in adolescents” (Nicola Garrett, 6minutes.com.au).
The study followed over 7,000 adolescents, the authors concluding that “compared to individuals with a low score on a healthy diet scale, being in the category with the highest score nearly halved the likelihood of having depression.” In other words, the worse your diet, the greater your odds of suffering depression.
If that wasn’t a compelling enough statistic “after adjustment for variables such as …

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[7 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on Guide To Summer | ]
Guide To Summer

Season’s Greetings! I thought I’d put out a quick piece on the kinds of things you want to keep an eye on this summer to keep yourselves in good health. Hope you all get some time off with loved ones to catch up and de-stress (studies have shown that time off is needed to reverse the effects of long term stress).
Xmas Hours – If you need to see me about anything I will be working right up until Christmas but then taking the next week off, and returning Monday January …

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[25 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]

High Salt Intake Associated With An Increased Risk of Stroke and CardioVascular Disease
We already knew that too much salt increases your Blood Pressure, and now a review of the best quality studies conducted in the last 40 years (including a total of over 177,000 people) has found that “high salt intake is associated with increased risks of stroke and total cardiovascular disease (CVD).”
The authors concluded that “an average difference in intake of approximately 5 g/day of salt was associated with a 23% increased risk of stroke, and a 17% increase …