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 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?

Episode 12 - Eye Health - a modern day matter  

Our eye health is often taken for granted when we’re young. Vision change is a barometer of the nutritional status of eye tissue. What foods help deteriorate our vision? Why are brightly coloured fruits and vegetables important?

Episode 10 - Joint Food - feed your moving parts  

Heavy use, sprains and strains plus the passage of time causes wear and tear on the cartilage coated bone ends leading to erosion of joints and the underlying joint surface. How important is exercise for maintaining joint strength. What nutrients are best for joint health?

Episode 9 - IBS - brain & gut connection  

Iirritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition in which the large intestine (or colon) fails to function properly. What does stress do to the symptoms of IBS? Are there some notorious foods that should be avoided? Why do women suffer from IBS more than men?

Episode 8 - Diabetes – sugar or fat to blame?  

Blood sugar levels that don’t stay normal have huge effects on general health, often leading to diabetes. Elevated sugar levels affect eyes, nerve endings and energy levels and most importantly, the food I enjoy! And why do my fingers and toes tingle so much?

Episode 6 - Migraine – more than a headache  

Migraine isn’t a normal headache - it makes you feel sick and you can’t function at all. What causes them? How can I find my “trigger”? Are migraines affected by food? Is it stress? I have some medicines but if I don’t catch the migraine in time, they don’t work. 

Episode 6 - Migraine – more than a headache  

Migraine isn’t a normal headache - it makes you feel sick and you can’t function at all. What causes them? How can I find my “trigger”? Are migraines affected by food? Is it stress? I have some medicines but if I don’t catch the migraine in time, they don’t work. 

Episode 7 - Gout - it’s just not funny!  

People laugh when you say you have gout - but it’s not funny at all! It hurts so much and it stops effective sleep! Can I enjoy a drink sometimes? Do I really have to avoid eating my favourite foods like shellfish and lambs fry? Surely there’s a better way!

Episode 5 - Sinus - why is it so painful?  

Sinus pain hits you unexpectedly - your head feels like it’s really heavy. Areas near your eyes hurt, especially when you blow your nose. Other than pain, nothing happens except pain. And really uncomfortable pain!  Why does it happen every time my nose blocks up?

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