Beautiful sunrise this morning. I love art, particularly Monet. One of Monet’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. 🌞
What inspires you?
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 🌊. Don’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!
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
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!
I love books 📖. I have my own library of hundreds of books. I have lost count. Books broaden the mind and enlighten the spirit and soul.
Today’s purchases include:
📖 Diseases of the Heart and Circulation by Professor Albert Peel, published in 1947 (original)
📖 The Nature Doctor by Dr H. C. Alfred Vogel, originally published in 1952 (676 pages)
📖 A Modern Herbal by M Grieve, originally published in 1931 (912 pages)
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!
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 💫
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.
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 Australia’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
Also available on iTunes
International Coffee Day ☕️
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!