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[14 Oct 2020 | Comments Off on SCREEN TIME – TV VS PHONE VS TABLET – WHAT’S WORST? | ]
SCREEN TIME – TV VS PHONE VS TABLET – WHAT’S WORST?

We all know that excess screen time is bad for us. But does it matter which screen we are looking at? Do they all affect us in the same way?

Apparently some are worse than others, according to a recent study.

This data was published just a week ago so it’s red hot.

The obvious finding was that more screen time = worse health decisions. People who exhibited the heaviest use of screened devices “tended to eat fewer fruit and vegetables and more sweets and fast foods.”

“They also tended to have the least …

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[21 Sep 2020 | Comments Off on Trouble Sleeping? | ]
Trouble Sleeping?

Then check this out. The team at Medical news Today just posted an article with 21 tips and tricks for improving your sleep quality.

Poor sleep has been linked to mental health conditions like depression, to reduced immune function, to weight gain, and to reduced healing capacity.

The thing I have done lately that’s made a big difference is I bought a pair of blue light blocking glasses. They were relatively inexpensive ($60-70) and I think they have really helped reduce the effect of TV or other devices at night. I …

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[11 Mar 2020 | Comments Off on How to Boost your Immune System Function to Reduce your Risk of Infection | ]
How to Boost your Immune System Function to Reduce your Risk of Infection

Everyone is talking about Coronavirus. Whether it’s the jokes about toilet paper, concerns over travel plans, or concerns about whether it will affect you or your loved ones, it’s the topic of the day. We wanted to talk you through some basic strategies you can employ to boost your immune function so that if it does get to you, its impact will be far less.

Immunity is strongly linked to the autonomic nervous system (stress response). When we are stressed and our sympathetic nervous system is in full swing (fight or …

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[29 Dec 2019 | Comments Off on Making New Years Resolutions Stick | ]
Making New Years Resolutions Stick

I wanted to share this article from the Harvard Medical School website which outlines steps you can take to make sure your New Years Resolutions come true.

It’s a great idea to make resolutions, especially if they involve improving your health or taking better care of yourself. But making the resolution is only the beginning. Improving your health involves making regular efforts to eat well, exercise more, drink less etc.

It can be hard to instantly make these kinds of changes so this article gives some great advice to help …

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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 …