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[11 Feb 2019 | Comments Off on Can you stretch at work? | ]
Can you stretch at work?

Of course you can. Stretching is not just great fun, it’s great for you. Prolonged sitting is about the worst thing you can do, right up there with smoking or being overweight. So you need to move more and when you do get up from your chair, you should take that opportunity to have a quick stretch.

I found this great article that outlines a series of stretches you can do at your desk using your chair as a prop to stretch almost any part of the body. Check it out …

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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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[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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[31 Oct 2018 | Comments Off on Migraines and Vitamin Deficiencies | ]
Migraines and Vitamin Deficiencies

I was sent an article last week by a Nutritionist I know (she’s an amazing Nutritionist, if you’re looking for one!) which talked about the link between migraine headaches and certain vitamin deficiencies. According to the article, “A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 — a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance.”
Now, to me, this is a bit of a …

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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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[8 Oct 2018 | Comments Off on Gold works as an anti-inflammatory! | ]
Gold works as an anti-inflammatory!

Yes, gold. The same gold that might currently be adorning your wrist has been found to be an effective anti-inflammatory. Is there nothing it can’t do?
The first question I had was “who ate their Rolex to discover this?”. The second question was “how much will a packet of gold nurofen’s cost?” The third was “WHO ATE THEIR ROLEX!?!” I mean, how on earth did they discover that gold works as an anti-inflammatory?
Well, the answer to that lies in the length of time medications are effective. Scientists were trying to work …

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[28 Aug 2018 | Comments Off on New Arthritis Guidelines | ]
New Arthritis Guidelines

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has released new guidelines on the treatment of osteoarthritis. The guidelines “rubbished popular and “fad” treatments for osteoarthritis (OA), including opioids, acupuncture, glucosamine, stem cell therapy, insoles and surgery “.
That’s right, the medical association is now “strongly warning against¬†surgeries such as knee arthroscopy, meniscectomy and cartilage repair” when it comes to hip and knee arthritis.
Instead, they suggest things like exercise and weight loss. I recently posted an article on how weight loss reduces pressure in the knee, after studies showed that “for every …

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[23 Jul 2018 | Comments Off on Considering knee surgery? Read this first | ]
Considering knee surgery? Read this first

That was the title of an article on The Conversation website a couple of weeks ago. Here is the link to the article, as well as a few choice quotes I have selected as a quick summary:
“Knee surgery is common. Young adults have their anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed after tearing it when playing sports. Middle-aged people have parts of their meniscus trimmed when they have pain and limited knee mobility. And older people have their knees replaced by metal and plastic when their cartilage has worn out. The idea that …

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[9 Jul 2018 | Comments Off on Does being overweight affect your joints? | ]
Does being overweight affect your joints?

I get asked this question a lot. And until recently, I thought it made a bit of difference, but if you had good strength and sufficient joint mobility carrying a few extra kilos probably wouldn’t be that big a deal. For your joints at least. Being overweight is associated with all kinds of other health problems, so maintaining a healthy weight is in your best interested regardless.
But now we know exactly how much pressure your joints take on when you take on extra weight. According to a study of overweight …

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[12 Jun 2018 | Comments Off on Painkillers for children? | ]
Painkillers for children?

I saw an interesting article recently which I thought I would share with you all. In the article, 5 experts were asked whether they thought it was safe and advisable to give painkilling medications to children. The people asked included a paediatrician, pain specialist, pharmacist and anaesthetist.
They mostly agreed that it was but had certain contingencies on that.
Some choice quotes:
Caregivers have to ensure, however, the child is carefully monitored and dosage is very carefully calculated and delivered safely. A child in pain is no less than an adult in pain, …