Posts Tagged ‘ Osteopathy ’

Can sugar increase inflammation levels?

September 22, 2016
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In this first article of a series on how sugar impacts your health, I’m going to start by looking at the role a high sugar diet plays in inflammation. I first developed an interest in this link when patients would mention in passing that they had noticed an improvement in their pain levels after doing…

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For all the Dr Google’s out there

September 6, 2016
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There are few things I enjoy more than meeting another Dr Google. And I must confess to getting amongst it myself from time to time, checking to see if that bruise on my toe could potentially be a rare form of untreatable cancer. Heck, the sooner I know, the sooner I can book my one way…

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How to Breathe – 2016 Health Tip Part 2

May 25, 2016
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As you saw in my previous article , breathing can help improve the tone of the Vagus Nerve. This has been linked to reduced stress and anxiety levels, reduced heart rate, reduced blood pressure, and even reduced risk of dying from cancer. A 2016 article talked more about the link between stress and cancer, saying that stress acts…

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My Number 1 Health Tip for 2016

April 5, 2016
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My number 1 health tip for 2015 was to MOVE MORE, and no doubt you would’ve seen one of the countless articles talking about how bad prolonged sitting is for your health. Some articles called prolonged sitting worse for your health than smoking or obesity, and 60 Minutes did a great story which I posted outlining the…

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Codeine deaths more than doubled in Australia 2000-2009

November 11, 2015
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As you’ve no doubt recently heard, there are calls to make codeine a prescription drug. It is currently an over the counter pain reliever and something that a lot of people routinely use. Chances are you have used it yourself and if so, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. A new report published…

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Vitamin D Slows Cognitive Decline

October 12, 2015
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A new study, which followed 382 75 year-olds for 8 years, has concluded that low levels of vitamin D “may accelerate cognitive decline in older adults”. The subjects were examined to test their episodic memory, semantic memory, visual perception, and executive function. They found that participants with signs of dementia had lower levels of vitamin D…

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Rest First? Or Seek Treatment?

May 29, 2015
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What I’m going to look at in this posting relates to how quickly one should start addressing a complaint of low back pain. Historically, people suffering from low back pain have been told to rest, sometimes for very long periods. It’s time to right this wrong. I have treated plenty of people who 20 years…

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The perils of Prolonged Sitting

September 30, 2014
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Last week 60 Minutes ran a story on the perils of prolonged sitting. For a long time I’ve been a firm believer that the length of time you spend sitting is a lot more important then the position you sit in. This is true for musculoskeletal conditions like back pain, neck pain and headaches, but now we’re seeing that this…

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Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

May 1, 2014
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Being a massive nerd, I found this article incredibly interesting. If you’re a sufferer of chronic pain you will find it interesting too. Chronic pain is a very complex situation. It’s a lot more involved than just the same pain you had for a minor injury hanging around for a long time. For example, there can be…

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Treating Arthritis

February 14, 2014
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A new study has come out saying that the best treatment for arthritis is exercise. This makes sense and is something I’ve long believed and I may even have posted about it once before with respect to knee arthritis and tai chi. The pain associated with arthritis comes from things like the muscles tightening up around the…

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