With every day commitments and stresses, we often put ourselves last on the list. We run kids to school, work to support our families, and wish we could lose those extra kilograms. We feel like we are constantly playing catch up and performing crisis control. As you scroll through your social media you see friends with their toes in the sand, but to you, a vacation sounds like just a

Why is that when you go to a GP these days and ask for example a simple question, what caused my ailment? You get a deafening silence. Yes big generalisation I know. Bare with me here. Thats my experience recently. Don’t get me wrong I don’t expect every person to have every answer on every topic always, however the response “I do not know let’s see if we can find

Going Gluten Free after stroke and avoiding inflammatory foods. Shortly after I first experienced the side effects of Cerebral Hemorrhage in Feb 2012 I began to research what happens to the brain after a bleed and what I could do to help the recovery of my own brain without necessarily subscribing only to the narrow-minded approach of western medicine. Now be reassured. I am not starting another campaign about the

If I surveyed 100 people and asked them the question, do you know how to breathe? What do you think most would say? Many would no doubt, think I was asking a trick question. My best guess would be that if they where living and talking to me 100% would look at me like I was mad and say of course! If I asked them, does the rest of the

In September we celebrate National Stroke Week, raising awareness for all matters stroke. I just thought i’d share an article that was done on me by Fairfax news papers to give those that thankfully have never experienced a serious health scare and those that have my perspective and to share that I believed in my recovery.   http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north/statistics-reveal-batman-stroke-rate-higher-than-state-and-national-average/story-fnglenug-1227007363365?nk=650bb0eb508b3b8d4dbcea5a0324fb74

Prevention is better than cure they say.If you’re like me you’ve probably heard the saying that prevention is better than cure, right.I love these types of sayings. Lately though I seem to feel that these types of sayings are in need of a bit, of an upgrade. They don’t really get taken seriously. If you’ve never experienced the side effects of a serious, possibly life threatening health challenge, if you’re

I am very passionate these days, about good health and disease prevention. As the trend appears to be heading north towards a dramatic increase in so many of the preventable diseases I realise we still have much work to do in this area. When I say we, I mean each of us. I believe we must become proactive in seeking new ways to achieve our health goals because it is

I used to judge people because of their size, that is their weight (not in a nasty way). Looking back I think it was  because I made the assumption that people that were over weight, became that way because they ate excessively and did not have the ability to simply take control of their impulse to eat, I know a little naive, right? I thought that somehow they weren’t mentally strong

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What is Stroke?

Source for this post National Stroke Foundation Types of stroke: How the two types of stroke happen A stroke can happen in two main ways. Either there is a blood clot or plaque that blocks a blood vessel in the brain or a blood vessel in the brain breaks or ruptures. Blocked artery (causes an ischaemic stroke) Strokes caused by a blood clot is called an ischaemic stroke. In everyday life,

Dean Ornish I thought I’d share this video by Dean Ornish, because it clearly demonstrates how easily we can positively effect the outcome of our own health in ways that are much more powerful than any doctor is able to do by treating symptoms instead of the cause of many health problems. GP’s dish out a never ending choice of legalised drugs designed to keep disease at bay just enough