A bit of dark chocolate may do more than just tickle your taste buds. Eating 2-3 small squares of dark chocolate "relaxes" blood vessels which could help protect cardiovascular health. So go ahead and indulge, but don't overdo it; dark chocolate is still has some sugar but the fat is good. Try 85%. It takes [...]
as determined by the The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). This publications updates the recommendations for managing fibromyalgia which were last published in 2007. An article that summarises the findings has been published by the Rheumatology Network.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) assessment is becoming an extremely useful tool for measuring the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and the impact of arthritis, inflammation, Stress, Heart issues, Fibromyalgia ( FM), Chronic pain,Chronic Fatigue( CFS) and many other disease states. A low heart rate variability has been linked to poor sleep, anxiety, pain and thinking processes. [...]
If you have inflammation and are taking anti inflammatory and immune suppressing medications you are at higher risk of infection. Those with Inflammatory arthritis such as; psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or lupus need to have regular vaccinations and stay up to date with them. The flu vaccine is required yearly and takes approximately [...]
This is a welcome addition to the treatment toolbox. http://tinyurl.com/ho7gla4
Fibromyalgia: A comprehensive review of the research published in the last year. http://tinyurl.com/h8zwuag There is a lot being done and much more to do.
Anti-inflammatory eating: It is now easier to eat an anti- inflammatory diet. Check out this cookbook and information.
Ex prime minister Julia Gillard laments " I should have gone into a cone of silence more". Read these thoughtful and wise comments in an Age article here >>>>> In this article she is talking about the the power of meditation in life and her concept of this is the " cone of silence " [...]
by James Brown This article which I found on the internet is beautifully written. To learn how to access the present moment the next More Than Meditation course commences 14 July. For all details and to how to register for this course click here >>>>. or call 95349495.
Drinking a glass of fruit jiouce is not the same as eating 6 pieces of fruit. It is the same as drinking the sugar contained in 6 pieces of fruit.
According to some recent research, if the dose of the oil, ie the EPA and DHA amounts are the same then there is no difference in the effect on the blood levels of the oils achieved. ( you will need to look at the smallprint on the labels) If you have inflammation or autoimmune issues [...]
A gluten free diet in Fibromyalgia? Maybe this is why it is helpful for some people. http://tinyurl.com/her35ej
After an osteoporotic fracture there are 2 important actions to take. 1. Prevent another fracture. 2. Recover well from the fracture. In regard to number 2. A recent article emphasised the importance of exercise. Effect of twelve-month physical exercise program on patients with osteoporotic vertebral fractures: a randomized, controlled trial. Osteoporos Int. 2016 Mar 16 [...]
Harvard University MRI study proving meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s gray matter in 8 weeks. Reference: http://tinyurl.com/68uxbwp The next More than Meditation course begins in South Yarra 14 July. Click to register http://tinyurl.com/ne2lcb3
The evidence that it reduces pain just became stronger with publication of this research. Exercise enhances the brain's ability to block pain. http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/6/1/8/htm
Lots of support for this but what type and dose? http://tinyurl.com/gmzeupo
Fibromyalgia and Polymyalgia rheumatica- great topic for a radio discussion Sunday 28 February at 6pm Melbourne time. If you did not hear the program live. Here is the podcast.
Chronic stress spreads cancer according to Monash Uni study. As for treatment they mentioned drugs but forgot to mention meditation. Perhaps this is too hard to teach to mice to meditate. http://tinyurl.com/gl55r7s Next More Than Meditation Course However the skill meditation ticks all the boxes. The More Than Meditation course which commenced on 3 March [...]
Chronic pain: a complex issue for those that have it and for those that treat individuals with it. Everything you know about true love and pain is wrong. http://tinyurl.com/jrldr64
Prevent knee arthritis: It only requires you to lose 5% body weight http://tinyurl.com/h9lsp5c. Try standing more, sleep more, stress less and meditate. http://tinyurl.com/ne2lcb3 weight loss tip: Research says a handful of nuts 30 minutes before a meal reduces appetite. I am looking forward to your feedback on this tip.
These tiny engines can be optimised to fight chronic disease. Mitochondria: you might not know what they are, but they are vital to your health. Rhonda Patrick, PhD is a biomedical scientist who has studied the interaction between mitochondrial metabolism, aberrant metabolism, and cancer. She's also done research on aging at the Salk Institute for [...]
Everyday there is more scientific evidence for the benefits. So much so that it is a mainstream medicine, healthy lifestyle choice. Learning to meditate is like riding a bike. Once you are shown the how to, you have the skills for life. Click here and let us show you how in our next More Than Meditation [...]
by Dr Daniel Lewis, Rheumatologist Sitting has actually joined smoking and obesity as an important risk factor for chronic disease. There are now 24 different chronic diseases and conditions associated with excess sitting. Most of us sit for more than 5 hours per day. If you are an office worker, truck driver, web surfer or [...]
The British Society of Rheumatology have released updated guidelines for treatment. This is important information for women who have rheumatoid and planning a pregnancy. Pregnant patients with RA require team work between their rheumatologist and obtetrician. 1. Plan for pregnancy and discuss the issues well ahead of time: It is best to anticipate what will [...]
Our Library of articles have been updated. How to avoid a fracture or prevent the next one.
Here is my top 10 from current medical and brain studies…find out what might work for you 1. The growth of personalised medicine and the ability to biohack your own body - if you are in the driver's seat you need to know the rules! If you cannot track it you cannot change it. [...]
There is as yet no consensus as to whether there is Lyme disease in Australia. The majority of medical practitioners and pathologists are of the opinion that there is no endemic spirochete vector in Australia. There however remains very vocal support groups that have a contrary view. http://www.lymedisease.org.au/. The difficulty in diagnosis hinges on the [...]