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The Ultimate Travel Medication List

6 February 2019 25 Views

Almost 50% of international travellers will develop some sort of medical problem while they are away. A well packed medical kit is a vital part of every travellers’ luggage.

OVERINDULGED? Tips for Treatment and Prevention of Heartburn

6 February 2019 27 Views

Reflux, commonly known as heartburn can cause a burning discomfort or pain in the chest usually after eating. With almost 1 in 5 of Australians experiencing some form of reflux once a week, it is a common ailment that tends to be more prevalent during the holidays when rich food and drink are a plenty. 

Travel In Comfort Whilst Protecting Your Health

8 January 2019 32 Views

Travel can be tough on your legs

Any trip that lasts more than a few hours could leave your legs swollen and achy. And if you travel for a long period of time (5 hours or more), the problem can become more serious. 

What is a deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

This condition involves the formation of blood clots (thrombi) in the deep veins of the leg.

Good Night, Sleep Tight…Simple Tips for Better Sleep

30 November 2018 55 Views

Sleep deprivation is wide spread amongst Australians, with research by the Sleep Health Foundation finding up to 45% of adults don’t sleep enough or have poor quality sleep that can leave them irritable and exhausted the next day.

Poor sleep can impact not only your ability to concentrate, think and remember, it can put you at an increased risk of health issues such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. Good sleep hygiene, which is often disregarded, can help with improving and maintaining a good night’s sleep. Here are some easy steps to better sleep hygiene.

Product Review: Seremind

29 November 2018 122 Views

Lavender oil has a been used throughout history for its calming properties, with various studies suggesting that it reduces stress, depression and anxiety.

Nutrient Requirements for a Healthy Pregnancy

26 November 2018 58 Views

Pregnancy and breastfeeding places an increased demand on a mother’s nutrition. A recent study (Australian Longitudinal study on Women’s Health) has shown that only 50% of pregnant women adhere to the recommended intake of fruit and even fewer achieved the recommended intake of other food groups. 

Diet throughout a pregnancy, should be healthy, balanced and not necessarily be eating for two! Calorie intake requirements remain the same for the first trimester, and only slightly increase in the second and third. It is therefore important for pregnant women to boost their nutrient intake rather than calories.

6 Ways to Combat Morning Sickness

25 November 2018 37 Views

Up to two thirds of pregnant women experience some form of morning sickness during pregnancy. High levels of hormones, variations in blood pressure and immense physical changes can all contribute to a woman being nauseous, vomiting and even feeling depressed in her first trimester.

Morning sickness can start in the 4th week, and usually ends by week 14, however a small number of women can experience it throughout their pregnancy. Although it can be worse in the morning, the nausea may continue throughout the day and night.

How to Use Nasal Sprays Effectively

19 September 2018 92 Views No comments

Nasal sprays are commonly recommended for treating hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Correct technique will ensure that the medication is delivered to the nasal passage effectively to reduce symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose and postnasal drip.

How to Defeat Hay Fever this Spring

18 September 2018 86 Views No comments

Hay fever or allergic rhinitis can be debilitating for sufferers, if not managed well. According to the Australian health and Welfare report one in five (20%) of Australians suffer from hay fever.

Reducing exposure to allergens like pollen, dust mites, and air pollutants as well as taking appropriate medicine (either when necessary or as a regular preventative measure when appropriate) can really help.

What's the Deal with Vitamin D?

17 September 2018 87 Views No comments

Studies have shown that around one third of Australia’s population is Vitamin D deficient, and around 75% of us have suboptimal levels, with current consensus that levels be above 50nmol/L.