Posts Tagged ‘ Sports Injury ’

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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NY Times article on “useless” surgery

August 4, 2016
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The New York Times posted a really interesting article this week (click here if you want to read it), about the effectiveness (or otherwise), of common surgical procedures. We kind of assume that a doctor won’t recommend surgery for us unless we really need it, and unless it’s going to fix us. After all, there are…

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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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Better Fitness Lowers Your Cancer Risk

March 30, 2015
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A new study has found that men who had higher cardiorespiratory fitness (endurance) had significantly lower rates of certain types of cancer compared to less fit men. The differences were pretty huge for both Lung Cancer and ColoRectal Cancer, and seriously, none of us want that. The benefits get larger the fitter you become. Compared…

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Is running bad for your knees?

December 8, 2014
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Apparently not! Even I thought it was but the results of a new study (to read it click here) have found that “not only does running not cause osteoarthritis in the knee, it may even help to keep the problem at bay”. The study followed 2863 people and found that “runners, regardless of the age they…

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Getting in shape for Summer

November 19, 2014
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Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of people with injuries related to the sudden desire to quickly get in shape. Their exercise regime drifted a little over the winter months but with Summer approaching they need to get their bikini body back. Bravo I say! But, we need to temper that enthusiasm/desperation with a little…

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New Exercise for Plantar Fasciitis

September 18, 2014
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A recent study has found good results for sufferers of Plantar Fasciitis. To read the New York Times review of this and learn how to do the exercise click here. Some of the best quotes from this article: After three months, those in the exercise group reported vast improvements. Their pain and disability had declined…

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Paracetamol for back pain?

August 7, 2014
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I guess a lot of you saw the recent articles (such as this one in The Australian) questioning the effectiveness of Paracetamol for back pain. This is newsworthy because it is probably the first thing a doctor would recommend for back pain, so we want to know if it actually works. It has very few side…

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