As the moon rose, she shone in all her glory…

As the moon rose, she shone in all her glory.

She filled me with amazement of all things big and small. She reminds us to believe in ourselves, believe in true greatness, enlightenment, reflection and inner knowledge, inspiration, achieving oneโ€™s best, helping and supporting each other, standing up for whatโ€™s right, and doing good in this amazing world of ours.

โ€œAnd we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sunโ€ ~ John Lennon

So shine on you crazy diamonds!

Starry Night

Starry Night.

Beautiful clear sky last night. Long exposure photo captured a meteor and what appears to be a nebula on the left side of the photo. Make a wish!

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Impression, Sunrise

Beautiful sunrise this morning. I love art, particularly Monet. One of Monetโ€™s paintings that inspires me everyday is Impression, Sunrise. The way Monet captured the elements of the sun, water, the landscape, and ships is amazing. The painting led to the birth of Impressionism. ๐ŸŒž

What inspires you?

Stronger

You are stronger than you know!

Believe in yourself. ๐Ÿ’ซ

Winter solstice

Welcome to the solstice

Make a wish, send out the positive vibes ๐ŸŒž

Waiting for the perfect wave or dive right in?

Waiting for the perfect wave or dive right in?

Watching the sunrise and noticed this surfer watching and waiting for the perfect wave. While his friends were already doing so ๐ŸŒŠ. Donโ€™t wait for the perfect wave, make your own. Get out there and do it. Put your mind and heart into and know you can do it!

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Sunrise

Sunrise, beach walk, and meditation. Great way to start the day. Make sure you have a time out every day to reinvigorate and recharge ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŠ

Happy New Year! Dr Bradโ€™s Top 9 for 2019

Happy New Year!

Dr Brad’s Top 9 for 2019

– Eat a diet high in whole foods and plants, predominantly vegetarian or vegan. Increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

– Include beneficial fats and oils.

– Stay hydrated – Drink more water. Aim for 30 ml of water per kg of body weight.

– Avoid sugar, artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners, and preservatives, processed and refined foods.

– Eat good quality chocolate.

– Sleep – aim for 6-8 hours of good solid sleep per night.

– Have a time out every day.

– Read more. Educate yourself.

– Appreciate what you have.

Pursue your dreams!

Eat well. Live well. Everyday.

Wishing you all the best for 2019 with good health, happiness, and abundance.

Dr Brad McEwen PhD

Holidays. We all need a break

We all need a break. Some of us choose to have a break over the Christmas – New Year time. Finish the year on a high and start the new year refreshed. Whatever you choose, make sure you have a time out!

Stillness. Calm. Clarity. Focus.

Stillness. Calm. Clarity. Focus.

Early morning walks in the fresh open air of the new day brings forth the beginnings of a new chapter.

Where are you going today? ๐Ÿ’ซ

Books are awesome

I love books ๐Ÿ“–. I have my own library of hundreds of books. I have lost count. Books broaden the mind and enlighten the spirit and soul.

Todayโ€™s purchases include:

๐Ÿ“– Diseases of the Heart and Circulation by Professor Albert Peel, published in 1947 (original)

๐Ÿ“– The Nature Doctor by Dr H. C. Alfred Vogel, originally published in 1952 (676 pages)

๐Ÿ“– A Modern Herbal by M Grieve, originally published in 1931 (912 pages)

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I love collecting books. I love reading books. Read as many books and as often as you can. The book by Professor Peel is a new addition. One of my most favourite books is a herbal medicine original text published in 1863. She is beautiful. The information is still valid in 2018!

Start the day with a healthy breakfast and mindfulness

It is always best to start the day with a healthy breakfast and mindfulness for optimum mental, physical, and emotional health and wellbeing. This can be done anywhere (at home, holidays, local beach or park). I’m currently on the Gold Coast having a time out. Relaxing in the sun. I presented on the topic of MTHFR and Pyrrole Disorder at the NATPRAC Conference yesterday and today is my rest and relax day. It was an awesome conference.

All the best to you. Hope your dreams come true ๐Ÿ’ซ

Another day in paradise!

Another day in paradise!

Donโ€™t forget to have a time out for yourself every day. Currently Iโ€™m relaxing in the sun and surf on the Gold Coast. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŠ

FX Medicine Podcast Cardiometabolic Syndrome Part 2

Cardiovascular and metabolic disease account for a large number of deaths in Australians, and we’re not getting any healthier. As clinicians we’re tasked everyday with making therapeutic decisions based on the best available science for a patient’s individual health circumstances. There is an art to interpreting scientific conclusions drawn from nutritional and lifestyle modifications, which can often be ambiguous and leaving us with more questions than answers. This is where Dr Bradley McEwen’s expertise is invaluable.

In today’s part two podcast, Andrew and Brad expertly navigate the many evidence-based interventions for cardiometabolic syndrome(s) and how to draw out relevant conclusions to make rational clinical decisions.

https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/content/cardiometabolic-syndrome-part-2-bradley-mcewen

FX Medicine podcast on Cardiometabolic Syndrome Part 1

Cardiometabolic syndrome is a very serious health condition that needs more recognition. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a multifactorial complex condition and is a cluster of abdominal obesity, elevated blood pressure, and elevated triglycerides and fasting plasma glucose. Additionally, there is insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, increased oxidative stress, and a prothrombotic state. There is a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Out of Australiaโ€™s top 20 leading causes of death in 2016, 6 of these can be directly related to cardiometabolic syndrome and another 3 of these diseases have links with cardiometabolic syndrome.

Collectively cardiometabolic syndrome accounts for more deaths in Australia than any other single disease.

Diet and nutrition play a major role in the management of cardiometabolic syndrome. This podcast discusses the impact of cardiometabolic syndrome on health as well as the effect of diet and nutrition, plus more.

Cardiometabolic syndrome needs greater attention. Listen on for more information…

Cardiometabolic Syndrome FX Medicine Podcast Part 1

https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/content/cardiometabolic-syndrome-part-1-dr-bradley-mcewen

Also available on iTunes

International Coffee Day 2018

International Coffee Day โ˜•๏ธ

Coffee has numerous mental and physical health benefits. Coffee should be enjoyed daily with family, friends, or as a time out.

Have a time out. Sit back and relax. Enjoy!

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