Get some Sleep!

Get some Sleep!

100% of the top conditions seen by a General Practitioner can be related to poor sleep. Some of these include: Hypertension Alzheimer’s Disease Diabetes Obesity Pain Anxiety and Depression Cancer We have different phases of sleep including: REM sleep (Rapid Eye...
Mitochondria and brain health

Mitochondria and brain health

So how are mitochondria and brain health linked? Very intricately indeed! Neurons which are nerve cells which send messages all around our body, use a lot of energy to do so, and the mitochondria provide the energy for this. So if mitochondria become damaged or...
Variety of veggies through the week

Variety of veggies through the week

I’m always curious as to how I can easily improve my health, and I know one of the most powerful ways to improve health is by choosing what to eat. I know variety is the spice of life and that includes a wide variety of vegetables. So we eat on average 21 meals in 7...
Mindfulness in daily life

Mindfulness in daily life

Are you aware of a wandering mind? Or can you focus intently on what you are doing and not get distracted? I was at my annual Australian Rehabilitation Medicine conference at the weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed a three hour workshop on Mindfulness with Dr Craig...
My number 1 medicine: Sleep

My number 1 medicine: Sleep

Sleep is the number one medicine everyone should be taking! I highly recommend a good intake/dose/amount of sleep every night. Research shows on average we are sleeping 2-3 hours LESS per night than in the 1980s – that is a big loss of sleep over 365 days. So...