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 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?

Episode 18 - Energy - we can never get enough  

If a midday energy slump is common in your life, there are some simple strategies to follow. Diet, exercise and hydration all play a role to ensure that you will be energized across the day. Is breakfast important? How much water do we need?  Does coffee help?

Episode 17 - Improving Health and Well Being - simple really!  

What the experts tell us to improve our health and well being sounds simple. Three things are necessary - sensible food choices, moderate exercise each day and an enjoyable circle of family and friends. What’s complicated about that?

Episode 16 - Leg Cramps - no need to panic!  

Leg cramps are painful spasms that typically occur in calf muscles. They jolt us awake at night and can last for up to ten minutes. Understanding how to stop them means better sleep. What particular medications cause leg cramps?

Episode 16 - Leg Cramps  

Leg cramps or night cramps are painful spasms that typically occur in calf muscles. They jolt us awake at night and can last for up to ten minutes. Understanding how to stop them means better sleep. Are there particular medications that cause leg cramps?

Episode 15 - Kidney Stones - are you kidding?  

About 10% of the population suffer this disorder of the urinary tract and up to 70% of these will have them re-occur. Stones form when any crystals contained in the urine come out of solution. What nutrients should be considered to stop this stone formation happening?

Episode 14 - Magnesium - magnesium the magnificent  

Magnesium is involved in most of our enzyme reactions essential for virtually all body processes. Whether it’s common things like cramping to more complex things like insulin regulation, magnesium is easy to ignore at our peril. How do we know if we have enough?

Episode 13 - Ginkgo - the smart pill  

Ginkgo improves blood circulation especially to our brains, which results in better brain function. It also blocks an allergic factor that causes asthma and hearing disorders, as well as skin conditions like psoriasis. Is ginkgo a safe herb? Can we grow our own?

Episode 11 - Fish Oil - the really good oil!  

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish are good fats. They help reverse atherosclerosis, angina, heart attack, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, stroke and vascular disease. What sort of fish is ‘fatty fish’? How many serves do we need each week?

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