What Magda’s big health check found about depression

What Magda’s big health check found about depression

I’ve been enjoying the 3-part ABC series Magda’s Big National Health Check – where actor Magda Szubanski takes us along on her personal health journey – and what she learned about the structural issues in today’s society that are making more of us sick than ever before. The third episode of this series included some…

Can an apple a day help you recover from COVID?

Can an apple a day help you recover from COVID?

This fascinating article “Defending Against Post-Infection Cardiovascular Disease” by Michael Passwater was published in a recent update from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service. It warns about the long term risks of COVID that are being identified. “Following a serious viral illness, an increased risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, venous thromboembolism, and death may…

How supplements can support your body through long COVID

How supplements can support your body through long COVID

There is a resurgence of acute COVID infections in Australia and across the globe. New omicron variants are continuing to surface. (In Victoria, waste water testing indicates sub-variants BQ.1 and XBB now make up 10 per cent of total cases.) Not only are more people getting sick, more people will be at risk of the…

COVID or no COVID, here comes Spring (and hayfever)
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COVID or no COVID, here comes Spring (and hayfever)

The jonquils and the wattles are flowering – along with grasses across the country – so it’s hayfever time. (Or seasonal rhinitis – which is its medical name.) If you get in early, there’s a lot you can do to minimise your symptoms and keep yourself well. What causes hayfever? Hayfever happens when the balance…

Caravanning with COVID

Caravanning with COVID

Yes – it happened to me. Despite our best efforts to self-protect, I got the bug. And on the last leg of our trip to Queensland while we were still in the caravan! I reckon it was from the amenities block where people were coughing and I couldn’t jump out of the shower quickly enough…

Minimise your glucose spikes to maximise your health

Minimise your glucose spikes to maximise your health

We’re learning more every day about just how bad big glucose spikes are for everyone’s bodies – AND not just for diabetics. There’s increasing evidence that sugar and highly processed carbohydrates are also associated with inflammatory problems like arthritis, sleep disruption, cardiac issues, cancers and increased menopausal symptoms. It’s really easy to get overloaded with…

Human needs – the view through the caravan door

Human needs – the view through the caravan door

We’re “on the wallaby” at the moment – travelling up the Australian east coast towing our temporary home (caravan) behind us. The weather is less than ideal, and the process has given us a whole new perspective on fundamental human needs. Some of you may have explored Maslow’s approach to human needs – that traditional…