IF PAIN PERSISTS - Good Health

IF PAIN PERSISTS - Good Health

Australia

Pain affects our quality-of-life in so many ways. Why can’t we just live with it? Why aren’t medicines effective? Can we use natural medicines as well? Chronic pain affects everything we do - we can’t sleep, we can’t function. How do we deal with it?

Episodes

Episode 35: Your health - it's a numbers game  

Being able to recall your resting blood pressure, your weight and your height can be useful. It’s all about knowledge and understanding where you are compared to the “average” values for a person of your age and health status.

Episode 34: Yoga – world’s best kept secret  

Yoga is defined as a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India around 5,000 years ago. Over time, yoga has become one of the most popular forms of exercise in the Western world.

Episode 33: Gluton - blamed for many diseases  

When the Romans coined the word for “glue” they came up with “gluten”. It’s the protein found in wheat, spelt, barley, rye and oats. It affects people with coeliac disease and, if left untreated and unrecognized, can ruin quality-of-life

Episode 33 - Gluton - do we blame it for everything?  

When the Romans coined the word for “glue” they came up with “gluten”. It’s the protein found in wheat, spelt, barley, rye and oats. It affects people with coeliac disease, and if left untreated and unrecognized, can ruin quality-of-life.

Episode 32: Rainbow Food - why they're so good  

We’ve all heard the suggestions about coloured food choices and how rainbow foods are vital to our health. But what role do these colours play in our diet? Best of all, rainbow foods have no artificial colours and the flavours are delicious.

Episode 31 - Stress – simple ways to reduce it  

Stress plays an important role in our quality-of-life. Even children talk of “being stressed”! Gentle stress reducers can help and some are so simple we dismiss their importance. Follow these suggestions and feel the difference!

Episode 30 - Oils ain't oils but is water just water?  

We see the ads on television every day. A new, special water promising all sorts of health benefits and endorsed by the latest celebrity. Really? How different is this water with one we already enjoy, like tap water or fruit-infused water?

Episode 29:  Walk - don't run  

Daily exercise is important for overall health. We hear this message so often but sometimes it’s not that easy. Does walking give the same health benefits as jogging? Not many joggers seem to enjoy the process. Do they suffer more injuries?

Episode 28 - Quality sleep – is it attainable?  

Sleep occupies about one-third of our lives, but often, sleep quality evades us. The purpose of sleep is unknown, but prolonged lack of sleep is damaging to our overall physical, emotional and mental health. How do we develop better sleep habits?

Episode 27 -  Loving your liver the best way  

Our liver is a remarkable organ. It’s able to regenerate itself after damage or injury and protects us from toxic substances we face each day in our food, environment and medicines. Our liver deserves some love. What’s the best way to do this?

Episode 24 - Pain - does it have a personality  

Prescribed medicines don’t always give the magical relief promised by advertising and marketing. Constant pain alters and often sabotages our perceptions on our ability to enjoy quality-of-life. Does chronic pain put us into a dark place where we see no relief?

Episode 23 - Dementia - inevitable as we age  

There’s no doubt that we have been lulled into thinking that dementia is inevitable but that’s not exactly true. Retaining brain function is not really difficult if we know how. What nutriments should we focus on? What activities should we pursue?

Episode 22 - Gut Feeling - Keeping your bugs happy  

We call the community of bugs that live in our intestines gut microbiota. It is sometimes called the body’s “forgotten organ” playing an important role beyond digestion and metabolism. Mostly, the bacteria and our gut live in harmony. How do we maintain this harmony?

Episode 21 - Anti-inflammatory Drugs – safe or not?  

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are available under a variety of proprietary names and are brilliantly marketed. But, they might not be as squeaky-clean as the advertising implies. Is there sufficient engagement at the time of purchase to outline the safety concerns?

Episode 19 - Healthy Gut - alive with good and bad bugs  

Our gut does more than help us digest food. The bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in mental health, sleep, weight gain and cognition. What food keeps our gut bacteria happy? What is a probiotic?

Episode 20 - Brain Fog - you were saying?  

Brain function is always a hot topic as we age. Our brain becomes overloaded with information and recall becomes diminished. Understanding this process reassures us that brain fog can be minimized. Are there tests for Vitamin B12 levels?

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