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?

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...

Do We Really Want More Smokers?

2020 has been an eventful year for all the wrong reasons. It was about to get worse when on June 19 draconian bans on vaping were announced and were due to start on July 1. Fortunately on June 26, following a massive community response saw the Federal Health Minister...
Kids, Labels And Drugs

Kids, Labels And Drugs

Labeling children is bad at the best of times. Labeling them so that self appointed “experts” can save them from all sorts of future problems by intervention at age two would be laughable except there is a risk it may be taken seriously.

Beware Of Alarmist Nonsense

Beware Of Alarmist Nonsense

Regular readers will know I am not a fan of hysteria in health stories. Shrill alarmist messages at best do no good and at worst are counterproductive.

Good News For Chocolate Fans

Good News For Chocolate Fans

Just in time for Easter comes new research, which show, wait for it, that people who regularly eat some chocolate have a lower BMI than those who do not.  Whilst the reason was not determined, the link withstood allowance for a host of other variables. This has got to...

Five Tips To Max Your Metabolism

Five Tips To Max Your Metabolism

Losing weight can be a daunting journey if you do not have the right information to make it easier and faster. There are certain actions you can take that will create weight loss success.

The Limitations Of “Scientific” Medicine

Much is made of the evidence base of Western Medicine as against “natural health”. The thing that really grinds my gears is with what actually constitutes scientific evidence and how credible is it?

Money Tablet

There has been a lot of debate about conflicts of interest in medicine. Doctors cannot wear two hats. Either they can work for industry or sit on panels advising health authorities. They cannot do both.

The Value Of Getting Enough Sleep

The Value Of Getting Enough Sleep

What is the one thing we spend more of our lives doing than any other single thing?  It is something that we do every day and we largely take for granted. The answer, is of course, sleep. In the hierarchy of the body’s needs, sleep is number three after air and water....

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

Whether you realize it or not, you are setting an example for your children! They are like sponges; they absorb everything that you say. They are also modeling after you, how you behave, how you treat yourself, others and even how you treat them.

A Mad Mad World

There has been a disturbing rise in the health and safety industry where no risk is too small to be regulated.Like anything taken to extremes, unexpected consequences arise.