November 2016 – Top Wellness Tips

In this month’s Wellness (Integrative) Medicine column I’ll summarise my top tips for optimal wellness.  There is definitely more to it than the usual advice of, eating a healthy diet; moving your body; and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking.  These are still important, but there are many other ways to improve and maintain your...
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September 2016 – What is Integrative Medicine

Welcome to the first in a bi-monthly series of columns on Integrative Medicine.  Integrative Medicine is also known as Functional, Nutritional and Environmental, Wellness or Holistic Medicine.  It is unique in that it treats the whole person, taking into account mental, environmental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.  This specialty...
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Article from ABC News – Gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity linked to outdoor play

Have a read below of this article recently published by ABC News about Children's Health linking poor gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity to lack of outdoor play, it certainly is interesting reading - Here's a wee snippet for you.... A disconnection from nature can affect everything in a child from gut health and immunity,...
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July 2016 – Skin Health – Part A – Nutrition

What to eat Fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables (especially vegetables) are essential in your diet, not just for skin health, but for many reasons. They are rich in antioxidants (e.g. vitamin C) which mop up damaging molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can harm skin (and other) cells leading to premature aging. In addition, the fibre in…

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June 2016 – Exercise is my favourite Wellness tool

Exercise is my favourite Wellness ‘tool’.  It has numerous benefits as you can see in the list below. Exercise: Increases your confidence and self-esteem. Helps you look younger. Improves your sleep. Releases endorphins (‘happy’ hormones) and improves your mood. Improves anxiety and depression. Helps you burn fat better. Helps reduce your food cravings. Lowers your...
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