Tag: Herbs

Happy New Year! Dr Brad’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…

Books are awesome

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…

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…

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…

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…

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing. Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease. 🥗 Eat colourful foods daily: – black: blackberries, grapes, black sesame seeds, nori, kelp – blue: blueberries, plums, berries –…

Herbal medicine use and anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental health condition in Australia. Over a quarter of Australian adults have reported having an anxiety disorder diagnosis in their lifetime. Approximately 14.4 % had a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder in the previous 12 months. Herbal medicines…

The influence of herbal medicine on platelet function and coagulation: a narrative review.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Platelet activation and aggregation play a central role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Herbal medicines have been traditionally used in the management of CVD and can play a role in modifying CVD progression, particularly in…

Herbal teas are on their way… Update 3

Another update on the herbal teas. I’m going to go with Dr B’s Herbal Teas 🙂 . Things have been very busy here with work so I have delayed the teas a bit. Working on the dream. Stay tuned for exciting news. PS. Happy…

Herbal teas are on their way… Update 2

An update (number 2) on the herbal teas. I’m thinking of naming the brand “Dr Brad’s teas” or “Dr B’s Teas” or similar. My friends call be Dr B, so I might go with that…

Herbal teas are on their way… Update

I’ve always seen food as medicine and herbal teas play a very big role in supporting and improving health. I have used herbal teas in my clinic for many years. During high school I did a subject in business that allowed me to work…

Herbal teas are on their way

I’ve always seen food as medicine and herbal teas play a very big role in supporting and improving health. I have used herbal teas and combinations of loose herbal teas in my clinic for many years. During high school I did a subject in…