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?


EPISODE 44 - Viruses – tips for winter blues  

We are exposed to viruses every day but some of us are more prone to catching these especially during winter. Here are five tips to help ward off the nasty symptoms of a cold or flu virus. How can we strengthen our immune function?

EPISODE 43 - Osteoporosis - avoid the risk  

Osteoporosis is an imbalance between bone loss and bone formation. This process is ongoing in our bodies and certain people are more susceptible to this disease. Do drugs help reduce bone loss? What natural options are available?

EPISODE 42 - Cholesterol – know the facts  

Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and for some, medications to control cholesterol are good for the heart. But why is lowering cholesterol such a challenge? There are many fundamental mistakes when we try and understand elevated cholesterol levels.

EPISODE 41 - Inflammation - the long term effects  

Inflammation has been found to be an underlying cause in many diseases including Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and depression. Despite its potentially damaging downsides inflammation remains a medical mystery. What lifestyle choices can we make to combat this?

EPISODE 40 - Weight loss - a gradual process  

Have you made a huge effort to lose weight, only to gain it back just as quickly? You are not alone. Dieticians and nutritionists know the pitfalls and we need to trust their advice. There is no quick fix and a steady approach is the way to go.

EPISODE 39 - Testosterone - vital for male health  

Testosterone is important for men’s health. Aside from sex drive, testosterone helps maintain muscle mass, bone density, red blood cells and a sense of vigor and well-being. Around age thirty, testosterone levels begin to decline and continue to do so as time goes by.

Episode 38 - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – what is it  

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be life-changing. Simple tasks like turning a key or unscrewing a cap can become incredibly painful. It’s not a sudden problem and it develops over time. Happily, there are treatments to reduce the symptoms.

Episode 37 - Deep Vein Thrombosis – avoid the risk  

We hear about mysterious health challenges like a deep vein thrombosis. Should we be worried as we head overseas for that long-awaited and carefully planned holiday? Some simple precautions can minimize that risk.

Episode 36 - Cutting calories - easier than you think  

At some stage we’ve all tried to lose weight by cutting calories, eating less, exercising more - only to find that nothing has changed. No wonder we give up! However, small changes in our everyday choices can make a difference.

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?

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