Wellbeing

Conventional Medicine versus Alternate Health

Recently I wrote about how to find the right health practitioner which came about after attending a lecture on “Adjunct treatments for chronic disease” by Professor Luis Vettita from Sydney University. In attendance were many GP’s who are now practicing alternative medicine. This was refreshing to see because there has been a lot of resistance from…

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How to choose the right Alternate Health Practitioner

After attending a lecture on “Adjunct treatments for chronic disease” by Professor Luis Vetitta from Sydney University it was pleasing to see so many GP’s who are practicing alternate medicine in attendance. They discussed the negativity they experience from their conventional medicine colleagues. Dr Vetitta summed it up saying “sometimes I am embarrassed by my…

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Living well with fibromyalgia

https://lminternational.s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/Client+Files/Susan+Birch/Client+Testimonial+-+Anne+July+2017.mp3 Anne knew something was not right. But it wasn’t an easy road to discovering that she had fibromyalgia and how to manage it without medication and its side effects. 3 years ago Anne was finding that her body was aching after gardening, computer work, driving and the odd water ski. She didn’t think too…

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Client Interview with Susan Birch

  Roy had been in pretty good health for most of his life but for as long as he could remember he’d had a ‘dodgy stomach’. Injuries had caused him to take a fair few anti-inflammatories and pain killers so he could keep active and working on his lifestyle block. But things were progressively getting worse and…

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Are dairy foods and red meat really the enemy?

Recently, the media reported how doctors in Gisborne have been using a ‘real food’ diet to improve the health of patients with Type II diabetes and high cardiovascular risk. It was a high-carb, low-fat diet that eliminated red meat and dairy and focused on fresh vegetables and fruit, grains, cereals, legumes and nuts. The goal…

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Lessons From My Dad

The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to reflect back on our lives, assess what is important and to think about how we want the future to look. Looking back on 2016 feels good. It was a year where I had satisfaction in achieving some of my goals and I’m feeling positive about…

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Are supplements doing you more harm than good?

I have just caught an advert on the television for a children’s multi-vitamin that caused me to pause, think for a few moments and then look up the ingredients. This is a topic I have been turning a blind eye to for quite a while because it is fraught with controversy. However, as an advocate…

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Clear Out the Brain Fog

Many people suffer from brain fog. You’ve probably experienced it before, you wake feeling un-refreshed and like you’re sleep walking through the day. You might find yourself forgetting things or you have short-term memory and concentration problems. This goes hand in hand with feeling chronically fatigued. Brain fog is a complex issue. Researchers are discovering the condition…

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Optimise Your Weight

Many people are concerned about their weight. Oftentimes, weight issues are present with other health problems such as fatigue, brain fog/poor concentration, digestive problems and hormonal issues. Many people have lost and regained the same 5-10kg over and over again. They have tried multiple diets and exercise programmes and after a few months each one leaves…

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Feel More Energised

Good health is reflected in how much energy we have.  When we have high-energy life feels easy, when our energy is low, everything becomes a struggle.  The question is how do we improve our energy? Health is a combination of how our genetics interact with our environment.  And yes, believe it or not, we can…

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