Stop The Over Reaction Now

Over-reaction of Body Systems Has To Be Cooled

Many over-reactions take place throughout the body causing much pain IMG_1262and anxiety as well as serious diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Depression, Asthma, Allergies, Crohns, Irritable Bowel  and many more.Research over the last few years in the Human Gut project has the researchers very excited as new ways to effectively damper these over-reactions have been discovered. For many years medical practitioners have depended on antibiotics to kill disease causing bacteria. Germ theory has served us well bringing a lot of previously untreatable diseases under control. But now we find that while we have been bombing out the bad germs we have also been bombing out the good ones.Continue reading

New Research Is Finally Proving What My Grandmother Already Knew

New Research Is Finally Proving What My Grandmother Already Knew

Ironic isn’t it that finally we get around to studying simple dietary ways to protect our health years after we journeyed to the moon. One of the major problems faced when doing research is cost so it makes a lot of sense to look at ways of recovering this cost, but you would expect, by now, that politicians would understand the difference between spending and investment, but they don’t, every new government has to have it explained to them and then they have to explain it to their rich supporters in a manner that does not lose them their support base. Difficult isn’t it, and you thought it was simply about health. Continue reading

Take Your Lifestyle Medicine Daily

Take Your Lifestyle Medicine Daily

A lot of people are confused when you talk about lifestyle medicine. Lifestyle medicine if it is allowed to proceed will revolutionise health throughout the world and this is not a hyperbole, it is fact. From the early 1950’s onwards medical 

Lifestyle Medi Logoresearchers knew they could prevent a huge number of what is today called chronic disease. In Australia the fastest growing industry, and the largest is health. The fastest growing section is in the aged care and homeless area, hostels etc. The largest employer of healthcare workers in Australia is hospitals. In total healthcare employs 11.8% of all Australian workers, it is much bigger than the mining industry and if you added in all of the people employed in making pharmaceuticals/nutraceuticals it would be huge. Australians spent 121.4 billion dollars on health in 2009-10 this amounted to 9.4% of total spending on all goods and services known as gross domestic product (GDP) http://www.aihw.gov.au/australias-health/2012/spending-on-health/#c1Continue reading

Natural Evidence Based Tools For Lifestyle Medicine

Evidence Based Natural Medicines

The research for natural medicine has been very slow in coming and this is understandable when you look at where the funding comes from. Business’s with a large profile also command a large amount of respect so I don’t think there is any doubt that they get special treatment, especially if they fund a lot of health areas that the government would have to fund themselves if they dropped out. Big Pharma does this.Continue reading

We Own Ten Percent Of Our Microbes

If We Only Own 10% of Our MicroBiome Who Owns The Other 90%?

I don’t know how many of you people watch science programs like catalyst but I find them fascinating and a great arena for learning. Last year catalyst presented the ‘Gut Reaction’ which was about the human micro biome. I was surprised to learn that we only own 10 percent of the microbes so in effect we are a conduit for micro organisms. We do not know what the other microbes do yet we are killing them with antibiotics, prescribed and by stealth contained within the meat we consume.Continue reading

Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge is Power

Too many kids today trivialise this statement and try to take short cuts to the top in sports as well as academia, but the real winners will emerge from the group that put in the hard yards learning every aspect of their chosen field of endeavour. A good way to approach anything is to follow this little poem

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Never let it rest,

Until your good is better,

And your better is the best.

Great sportspeople, great academics and great tradesmen will all find plateaus they find difficult to overcome but the winners will find a way. Continue reading

You Might Live To A Very Old Age If You Don’t Die Young

You might live to a very old age if you don’t die young.

This might seem like a conflict in terms when you first read it if you have never studied in this area.I have never been convinced by the genetic researchers that
all disease has a genetic basis and we can do nothing about it, it always seemed a much too fertile field for growing mistruths and making a lot of money. There I go again the skeptic in me, naturopaths are not meant to be like this, it must be all that boat-people-cartoon-1deductive thinking that I can’t stop my brain from doing, and a lot of evidence from the past. My Australian ancestors arrived soon after the first wave of European boat people – the locals didn’t send the Europeans to Naru but instead allowed them to settle and wreck their lives forever.Continue reading

Naturopaths Can Be Friends Of Science Too – I Am

Naturopaths Can Be Friends Of Science Too – I Am

First of all let me say to Professor John Dwyer that I have no argument with his attack on pseudoscience I know it is justified but John would throw out the baby with the bathwater images-1by lumping us all into the same category. http://www.scienceinmedicine.org.au  I like John’s Friends Of Science In Medicine and I think we should also start one and call it Friends Of Science In Natural Medicine because a lot of us do practice, and always have practiced scientifically. What attracted me to Naturopathy in the first place was it’s reliance on natural methods not supplements, they entered the naturopathic landscape much later. What John is ignoring is the fact that naturopaths have to follow guidelines set down by their associations, similar to doctors with their association AMA, and if these associations do not provide sound  direction, like sheep they follow their leader.Continue reading

Coffee – Friend or Foe

Coffee – The Mediterranean Gift To Europe

Coffee is probably the most vilified liquid after alcohol and it has never deserved any of it. It seems to be a whipping post for tea drinkers, hippies, naturopaths and doctors – united Unknown-2they stand. One of my pet hates is to walk into a coffee shop, order a cappuccino and when it arrives it is 80 C and it is undrinkable and the milk tastes burnt. Anyone who has ever owned a coffee shop and had training from a coffee college will know 55C – 60C is the correct temperature for cappuccino and lattae, no self respecting Barista would ever make a disgusting brew like this. People who make coffee like this should be rewarded with a lengthy gaol (jail for Americans) sentence of 10 or 15 years for disrespecting the mediterranean culture.Continue reading

We All Need Activity

Activity Is Essential For Human Survival

Gym owners will tell you we all should be members of the gym. Sporting clubs will tell you to join their club for best results, and then you have images-1-2walking/hiking/mountain climbing clubs that offer just what you need. But what do you really need? We have heard the old saying ‘The family that plays together stays together’ and there is a lot of truth in it.  If you are choosing sport for your children what do you look for? Is it safety as well as the health benefits of the activity, we know some sports are a lot more dangerous than others. We know the dangers of boxing, football, racing cars/bikes/boats/mountain climbing/cliff climbing  and we can find the evidence anytime we look. Continue reading