Category: Health

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…

Another day in paradise!

Another day in paradise! Don’t forget to have a time out for yourself every day. Currently I’m relaxing in the sun and surf on the Gold Coast. 🌞🌊

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…

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…

International Coffee Day 2018

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! ☕️💫

Calm Mind + Fit Body

Calm Mind + Fit Body Meditation and regular exercise have numerous health benefits. Do both regularly!

Sunrise meditation

Beautiful morning with an amazing sunrise 🌞. Meditation and mindfulness. Great day to start any day!

Night beach walks and meditation

I like to do night beach walks and meditation for relaxation. What do you do to relax?

Can NAC improve the cardiometabolic profile of women with PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in females of reproductive age. PCOS can be described as a complex endocrine condition and is characterised by polycystic ovaries, anovulation, amenorrhoea, hyperandrogenaemia, hirsutism, acne and infertility. All of these characteristics of PCOS affect…

Herbal Medicine – a snapshot

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 80% of the world’s population use traditional medicine for their primary health care needs. Most of this therapy involves the use of plant extracts or the active components from plants. Plants have been used for their…

Vitamin K2

Population-based studies have shown an inverse association between dietary menaquinones (MK-n, vitamin K2) intake, coronary calcification and coronary heart disease risk, suggesting a potential role of vitamin K in vascular health. Vitamin K serves as a cofactor for γ-glutamate carboxylase, promoting the post-translational conversion…

World chocolate day

Today is world chocolate day. Chocolate and cacao have numerous health benefits. Too many to name here 😉I recommend chocolate, especially high cacao, every day! Enjoy life!

The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome

Optimum nutrition plays the major role in optimum health. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a disease of unhealthy diet and lifestyle. It is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, including elevated triglyceride levels, fasting plasma glucose level (hyperglycaemia), elevated blood pressure, increased waist circumference, and reduced…

The importance of minerals for cognitive development in children

Optimum nutrition is fundamental for the development of a child’s full potential and there are studies that link chronic undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency to cognitive deficits.[1] Undernutrition has been shown to negatively impact various developmental and cognitive areas including motor development, language functioning, intelligent…

The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome

The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome: Can an ancient diet be the way of the future? Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease, especially cardiometabolic syndrome. Cardiometabolic syndrome has numerous risk factors, including increased waist circumference, elevated…

Good health starts in the gut

Good health starts in the gut. To quote Hippocrates, “all disease begins in the gut”! I highly recommend The complete gut health cookbook by @chefpeteevans and @helenpadarin . A highly essential guide to improving the health of the digestive system and beyond. Did you…