What Have We Learned?

As I write this last column for 2020, the words of the late John Lennon come to mind; “So this is Christmas And what have you done? Another year over A new one just begun” Last week marked the 40th anniversary of his tragic death by homicide.  Where has that time gone...

Try Not To Doubt Yourself

As a step parent, doubting yourself and feeling sick either just before your stepchildren come over or just after they leave is not uncommon. Most people are driven from a place of goodness and ideals. But such dreams and situations are sometimes shattered by...

The Public Has Spoken On Vaping Laws

In this modern age, petitions which legally require people to sign a piece of paper seem archaic. They are also difficult to organise. Yet on November 26, I was proud to hand over to Aaron Stonehouse MLC a petition to the West Australian parliament calling for the...
A Deeper Look At Short-Sightedness

A Deeper Look At Short-Sightedness

Short-sightedness, or near-sightedness, or myopia, is a condition in which there is a mismatch between the focussing power of the eye and the length of the eye. Light coming into the eye is focussed to a point on the retina by the cornea (the clear structure on the...

Living And Learning

Living And Learning

Usually medical interventions require testing before being released to the public. This is to demonstrate that the intervention/treatment works and that it does not cause unacceptable side effects. There have been many drugs over the years that have not made it to...

Top Nutrition For Your Immune System

Top Nutrition For Your Immune System

You’re washing your hands multiple times a day, have stopped touching your face and are social distancing.  What else can one do to further protect against viruses? It all boils down to one thing: The strength of your immune system! A vital part of living a healthy...

Cannabinoid Medicine And Pain

Cannabinoid Medicine And Pain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCZ3z2AQZq4   People with chronic pain want their doctor to be open to the use of cannabinoid medicines. I am discussing this as medical advisor to Little Green Pharma.

Vale Dr Harry Nespolon

Vale Dr Harry Nespolon

It is rare when you can say that you knew a person before they were famous. It is rarer that you can say the “public” person was the same person in private. One of absolute integrity with a razor-sharp mind, remarkable work ethic, but above all – a great guy. That...

Food And Emotion

Food And Emotion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHqfBWiZuD4   What we eat influences how we feel. Keep it simple and eat "whole" foods.

Healthy Gardening

Healthy Gardening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbwahL_a_uE   Getting out into the garden is good for our physical and mental health.

Can Yoga Reduce Migranes

Can Yoga Reduce Migranes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuP3-_uB7WU   New research shows a reductions severity and frequency of migraine headaches in those who practiced regular yoga.

Top 10 Tips For Step Parents

Top 10 Tips For Step Parents

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that parenting is a challenge at the best of times. Stepparenting, shared parenting, coparenting and blended families are becoming more and more common around the world. Here are my top 10 tips for you, if you start feeling a little...

Are You Afraid of Being Alone?

Are You Afraid of Being Alone?

Are you worrying or stressing about being on your own? Do you fear not finding the partner you want? Is loneliness affecting your current relationships? Conquering Loneliness Feelings of loneliness and a fear of being alone are very common saboteurs to relationship...

Remember When…

Remember When…

Those of you old enough to remember March and April 2020 may recall a term that is not heard these days - “flatten the curve”. The original intent of our response to Covid 19 was not to eliminate the virus but to control the number of cases at any point in time. This...

Are You A Good Step Parent?

Are You A Good Step Parent?

It is human nature that very few of us can accept criticism and either change our ways or want to change our ways. More often than not, no matter what the issue is in life, we blame the other person. I am a firm believer that as step parent you can only control three...