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

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

What is Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine

I have always loved nature, science, nutrition, natural medicine and sport and trying to top the class in all of this has been one hell of an apprenticeship and hasn’t finished yet. Science is forever opening another pandora’s box causing a new chase to begin for practitioners to understand some aspect of health/disease. For 50 years it looked like drugs held the answer, then it shifted towards genetics and now it looks like lifestyle medicine is going to revolutionise medicine and prevent 80 percent of diseases from occurring in the first place. Man is evolving wrong causing disease. So what is lifestyle medicine… reading

Are Modern Vegetables And Fruit As Good For You As They Used To Be

As a kid working in my father’s vegetable garden – almost the whole 1/4 acre (1000 m2) block except where the house stood was sown with vegetables, herbs and fruit trees and as I worked I nibbled raw vegetable and as I remember them they were more bitter than they are now. I like bitter more than sweet and about a year ago probably while I was nibbling a lettuce leaf that had been left in the garden to long I started to wonder had the nutrient levels in vegetables changed since my childhood.Continue reading

Gardening Is A Good Way To Get Your Lifestyle Medicine And Food

IMG_1077Working in the vegetable garden is a great way to not only get lifestyle medicine (activity, mindfulness etc) but also to grow healthy food using organic methods. Everyone knows that vegetables grown in our own gardens always taste better than vegetables grown on a commercial scale, whether this is directly related to chemicals used to grow vegetables at maximum speed for early markets.
Whatever the reason the tomatoes grown in my garden always seem to taste better as does my Tuscan Kale, Beetroot, Lettuce, Potatoes (sweet and plain), Corn, Cabbage, Perpetual Spinach, Garden Peas, Sweet Peas, Climbing Beans, Cucumber, Egyptian Walking Onions, Garlic, Globe Artichoke. The photo on the left was taken during the first week of spring – September in the Southern Hemisphere.Continue reading