Browsing: Health

What can I do to get rid of my bloating? is the most asked question I get messaged every day. As much as I wish I could answer this question for you, I can’t, because every single person is different, and it has taken me years and years to work out why I get bloated. However, here are a few tips which may be helpful for you to know or implement. 01. Food Intolerances Clearly, one of the biggest causes of bloating and these days the ‘Low FODMAP,’diet is highly beneficial and known to health practitioners so this could be a…

Isn’t it interesting how obesity is becoming the major health epidemic in the country, with predictions of 73% of the country being classified as overweight or obese by 2030 (which of course, isn’t a great thing, because it will increase the % of health-related diseases.) Yet, the allure of weight loss in a diet, with a lack of education, is all too common and prevalent – with most reporting a backlash and re-gain (most times, even more, weight), that previously. Why? Because it is hard to out-do biology. I am definitely aware not every who changes their way of eating,…

When I was 15, and 10kg lighter than I am now, I made the worst decision of my life – to go on a ‘diet.’ I was extremely unhappy with my body and became fixated on it and food and how food was in ‘control,’ of what it did to my body shape. Why I thought like this I don’t know, my brain was clearly not completely developed yet, and it’s survival instincts were on high alert. When you’re a teenager, I wouldn’t say you’re completely ‘rational,’ of what is right and wrong – and this choice to try and rid…

https://youtu.be/K13p1DlsDMQ 1.Naval Adam. William H. McRaven // This is for everyone. Not a speech spoken at TED, but just as deserving because of the many, many messages this man gives, when you really listen to it, are incredible. Now, I just need to get better at making my bed consistently every day… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp7E973zozc 2.How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over // Mel Robbins: This is one of the first I listened to, and still listen to today when I need a bit of a kick. It starts off a bit slow (until after 10 minutes), but Mel Robbins is an amazing…

Hearing about Kate Spade’s unfortunate passing was yet another reminder to the developed world that, yes, suicide does happen, even when we think they are the most colourful person. But if we look around, outside of our own binocular view we sometimes live in, every day we are probably passing someone who is living life with a black and white lens. I understand how people can perceive suicide to be selfish, but personally, I do not like this term. Unless one has personally experienced the sheer hold mental illness can have on oneself, I think it is important to keep an…

I recently watched an incredible TED talk by Dr William Li, addressing his research into how a process called anti-angiogenesis could provide a way of minimising cancer development. I would like to highlight the main points he discussed. Li is the head of The Angiogenesis Foundation in Massachusetts, USA. https://angio.org Firstly, angiogenesis is the physiological process through which new blood vessels form from pre-existing vessels. Since cancer requires a blood supply in order to grow, and cancer is essentially an abnormal heightened angiogenesis process, if we could control angiogenesis back into balance, could this prevent cancer from metastasising? *Metastasis = to spread…

Exercise is great, clearly, but it is often viewed as what we have to do in order to lose weight and ‘look good.’ But exercise is SO much more than that. Often when people go on a ‘diet,’ they restrict their food and (most) of the time, this can come with a restriction in nutrients. Whilst we may be losing weight, we also might be becoming nutrient deficient. Professor Wittert, an endocrinologist at the University of Adelaide, summarises this nicely. “People should not focus on weight, people should focus on health. Then you don’t engage in these diets where you restrict your…