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[13 Mar 2019 | Comments Off on Can daytime naps lower your blood pressure? | ]
Can daytime naps lower your blood pressure?

Apparently so! This is great news for people like me who love a sneaky disco nap. And it’s great news for any of you taking blood pressure medication. After all, who wouldn’t love to be taking less medications!

In a 2019 article on the website MedicalNewsToday, 212 people were studied. These were not the healthiest people – average age of 62, plenty of smokers and people with type 2 diabetes. Yet even with these complicating factors, the study found that people who took a daytime nap reduced their blood pressure by …

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[31 Jan 2019 | Comments Off on Can an App beat ADHD medications? | ]
Can an App beat ADHD medications?

Researchers at Cambridge university have developed an app for brain training that could revolutionise the way we treat things like ADHD. Imagine if, instead of giving your child drugs, you could let them play an app that not just is fun, but which also significantly improves their concentration and memory.

More and more kids are being put on ADHD medications, so if you know anyone in that situation, share this article. Studies performed using this app produced incredible improvements in attention and concentration, resulting in “neurological improvements in healthy …

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[2 Jan 2019 | Comments Off on Happy New Year! | ]
Happy New Year!

Hurrah, welcome to 2019! Hope you had a wonderful break and if you are lucky enough to still be on holidays, make the most of it, you’ll miss it once it’s over! I hope the year ahead is full of health and happiness for you and yours. I am back in clinic now so if you need anything give me a call on 93896344.

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[26 Nov 2018 | Comments Off on Do hangovers get worse as we get older? | ]
Do hangovers get worse as we get older?

Mine are certainly getting worse! And it turns out I’m not alone. A recent story on abc.net.au broke it all down, and the timing could not be better with silly season is about to kick off.
Apparently there are a number of reasons our hangovers feel more severe as we age, and why it takes longer to get over a big night.
A couple of key takeaways form the article:

Older people tend to have more inflammation throughout their body than younger people, Professor Scholey said. Add the inflammatory effects of alcohol and its by-products …

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[24 Oct 2018 | Comments Off on Let’s talk about Sleep, baby | ]
Let’s talk about Sleep, baby

I love Salt n Pepa so much.
Anyway, in this post I wanted to talk about sleep. I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and even though it was pretty mild, I couldn’t shake it because I kept having interrupted sleep. I have also seen a few people recently who have been having problems with sleep, and jaw clenching, and migraines, so it’s been on my mind.
As you know we work next door to a great clinic with a few Naturopaths and Nutritionists. I went and had a chat …

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[25 Sep 2018 | Comments Off on Mark Hyman Sleep Tips | ]
Mark Hyman Sleep Tips

Mark Hyman is a pretty interesting guy. He is a functional medicine expert with a bit of a global following, and I like to check his posts and articles for tips every now and then. I thought I would share his top 5 tips for getting a better night’s sleep with you all, which I received after subscribing to his email. He posts information on gut health, mental health, exercise, nutrition, longevity. Check him out at https://drhyman.com/ if you’re keen to learn more.
I want to share my top 5 tips …

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[3 Jul 2018 | Comments Off on How to sleep during pregnancy | ]
How to sleep during pregnancy

Researchers have finally been able to show what happens in utero when pregnant women sleep on their side compared to sleep on their backs. And what they found is that it is better to sleep on your side. According to an article on essentialbaby.com.au, scans revealed the following:
“prior work has established that maternal sleeping position – specifically sleeping on the back – is associated with increased risk of stillbirth”
“It is known, however, that sleeping on the left side of the body increases the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and the baby.”
“when a …

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[11 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on Back To School Part 4 – Study Breaks | ]
Back To School Part 4 – Study Breaks

As I mentioned in my last article, the number one thing I recommend for students (and their parents) are regular breaks. Stand up from your desk/table/computer/laptop/tablet/phablet every 30 minutes. Move around, stretch your neck or shoulders, take a few deep breaths, then sit down and start again.
If you want to take your game to the next level, incorporate some meditation, mindfulness, or relaxation techniques. Next door to our clinic is the OpenGround Mindfulness Training Centre, and when I spoke to Tim Goddard there she recommended the HeadSpace app as a …

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[9 Jan 2018 | Comments Off on Happy New Year – Feliz Ano! | ]
Happy New Year – Feliz Ano!

Had the most amazing trip to Costa Rica!!! It is absolutely beautiful as you can see in the pictures on my facebook page. The beaches are great but the real gold is around the mountains, rainforests and volcanoes! The scenery and wildlife there is out of this world. Look forward to catching up with you all and sharing stories – hope you all had a great holiday period as well!

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[14 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Vitamin B3 Summary | ]
Vitamin B3 Summary

You probably heard the reports last week that are being described as the biggest breakthrough for pregnancy nutrition since folate. I found a very informative summary of the latest news on the ABC health website which I thought I would share. Here are the key findings and a link to the article:
What defects does the study propose can be avoided by boosting your B3 intake?
The study found that multiple miscarriages, heart, kidney and spinal defects could be avoided by boosting vitamin B3.
Does this mean older women may be able to fall pregnant …