Sugar - how sweet it isn't
If you're reading this, you have likely emerged from your Easter sugar coma. Congratulations!
Are you a Couch Potato?
The medical journal The Lancet has just published a study exposing the estimated death toll of being a couch potato.
Get Straight to Sleep
If approximately one-third of our lives are spent in bed it makes sense to consider the necessary steps involved to ensure our body achieves quality sleep and there are many safe and natural methods to maximize and enhance sleep.
Chia - the amazing superfood!
Sustaining a healthy lifestyle is often a challenging feat. Since most convenience foods seem to typify the antithesis of health, extra effort is required to strategically map out nutritionally-rich preparations that fit within our busy lifestyles.
Neck Pain Study supports effectiveness of Manipulation
A study was published in January 2012 in the Annals of Internal Medicine (official journal of the American College of Physicians) comparing 3 modes of treatment for neck pain – Manipulation, Exercises and Advice, and Medication.
Water - the original COOL drink
Nothing beats plain, fresh water. Cold from the fridge or straight from the filtered tap or spring water if you can get it.
Perhaps you've heard some of the hype surrounding the "barefoot running" movement and are wondering what the deal is. Recent research has been examining the usefulness of conventional running shoes and some of the results are interesting to say the least.
Cold and Flu vs Your Immunity
When the Cold and Flu season approaches, and some people succumb to illness...
Patients often ask us…
“What is the best pill or supplement I can take so I don’t get sick?”
Perhaps a better strategy is to ask…
“What is taxing my immune system and what can I do to keep it strong?”
Grass-Fed vs Grain-Fed
There are many differences between meat and animal products produced from animals fed a grain diet as opposed to a grass diet. One of the most important differences is in the ratio of Omega fatty acids.
There's nothing "SOFT" about Soft Drinks!
It’s ironic that these drinks are called ‘soft’ drinks, when there is nothing soft about the ingredients within them. Just one ‘softie’ a day can’t hurt right? WRONG!
Anti-inflammatories and Heart Disease Side Effects
A study published in PLOS Medicine recently suggests that the use of some non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may cause an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease
"But I just don't have time to exercise"
But do you have just 7 minutes? A new study suggests 7 minutes of exercise per day could be just the thing to combat the woes of the time poor.
Exercise - The Ultimate Mood Improver
Can exercise really improve your mood?
Magnesium - why do we need it and how can we get it?
Magnesium is a mineral essential for good health with over 300 cellular reactions dependant on it. Sounds important! So lets learn a little bit more about this powerhouse of everyday nutrition.
Time to Chew the Fat.
Fats are encountered on a daily basis in the modern diet. Whether it’s beginning the cooking process in a pan or dressing a salad for lunch they remain a universal feature of our food and its preparation. However there is still much confusion about the impact they have on the body with recent discussion centering on what constitutes healthy and unhealthy sources of fat. Are you confused?
Spring Back into Life in Spring!
As the weather warms up in Adelaide, many of the avid gardeners amongst us have ventured into the garden for some ‘light’ horticultural work.
Whilst planting bulbs, mowing the lawn and pulling up weeds can provide a great workout, with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, your body may not yet be ready for exercise of the garden variety.