Articles

“Captain Kale” Yet Another Superfood?

A few months ago there were reports of a world wide shortage of kale. Can you believe it? Who would have thought that this humble leafy green would become so popular all of a sudden? The dutch have been eating the stuff for ages. I remember having it as a small child...

Why Re-Hab When You Can Pre-Hab?

I am pretty chuffed with myself right now. Let me explain. When I was at uni studying Osteopathy at the time of the Sydney Olympics, I was taught by a fantastic lecturer who had a great party trick. Keri could watch participants in track and field events and pretty...

Don’t Fall For These Scare Tactics

The premise of my article this month comes form a conversation I had with one of my patients a few months ago. They were looking at the charts on my wall that show muscle trigger points. We use these as an educational tool for patients to help explain anatomy and...

Stand Up For Your Health

Over my 15 years in Practice I am amazed how sedentary life has become. Computers, mobile phones, remotes for TV, social media and travelling more and often longer distances have all contributed to changing life styles which I feel has great significance. So I decided...

The Dog Food Diet

It's a little known fact….. Dog Food Can Help You Lose Fat I was reading a book earlier this year called "Mass Made Simple", by my own real life super hero - Dan John (click here for a link to his blog). He got an idea from a guy who got an idea from Tony Robbins who...

Garbage to Garden – Improving Soil Health

I am sure you have all heard it said that you would have to eat ten oranges today in order get the same amount of vitamin C that was in one orange when your grandmother was a little girl. There is no denying that the fruit and vegetables grown decades ago were much...

Diabetes and Dancing Bears

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myxwCEGcBYc Let's hope you're not all tired of me sharing my personal experiences, as I'm going to tell you another. This is about my older brother who at 49 yrs has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes earlier this year. As a child...

We Need More Sleep

Recently I read an article that men tend to see a sharp decline in their growth hormone levels after 40 - an age bracket I am now well and truly a part of. However the article did contain some good news, those who maintain their levels of lean tissue mass keep their...

Growing Pot

A Balcony Garden It seems to be all the rage at the moment.  Everyone is back to "growing their own".  And why not?  After all it's fun, easy and most importantly, tastes great and is better for you than the produce you buy from the supermarket.  In addition, growing...

Exploding Cabbage

Is Your Gut Healthy? I thought I’d investigate more about the gut after a comment Rod said to me in our lunch break. It all started with a conversation between Rod and Narelle discussing a sauerkraut receipt. Rod said to Narelle, after letting the ingredients ferment...

Dry Needling

"Dry needling" is the technique of inserting very fine acupuncture needles deep into the muscles to stimulate trigger points. Trigger points are those spots in the muscles that hurt when you poke them! Its called dry needling for 2 reasons, firstly to indicate that...

How Can Lymphatic Drainage Help You??

What is lymphoedema? Swelling and fluid retention is known as lymphoedema. Lymphoedema can occur in almost any part of the body but is especially common in the arms and legs. Lymphoedema can be due to unknown causes; however, as we get older our bodies are more...

Preventing Injuries in the Garden

With the beginning of spring and the warmer weather well on its way many of us will probably leap back into the garden with great enthusiasm. Gardening is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors and can be a very enjoyable and rewarding activity. However, it can also be...

Beating the Winter Blues

Its the last phase of winter and it's a time of year that can see us feeling a bit flat and maybe even a little blue.  This time of year with the short days and foggy mornings it is all too easy to get up, go to work and then back home again without having any...

Breathing Matters

The average person takes up to 21,000 breaths per day.  That's a lot!  I'll bet that a majority of us don’t even think about how we breathe.  The way we in which we breathe though is actually very important.  If our breathing is inefficient or dysfunctional it can...

Still teaching the old dog NEW tricks…..

This is actually the 3rd part in a series of articles that kicked off with Lucy Corradi writing a short piece titled - "Is Your Brain Healthy"? Which was followed up by "You can teach an old dog new tricks". If you haven't yet read that article, click the links and...