Geelong Medical & Health Group News

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

January 22 2020

By Andrew Weil, MD And which is healthiest: coffee, tea, or some other caffeine source?   Caffeine is one of the world’s most popular drugs. Once inside your body, it blocks brain receptors for adenosine, a molecule associated with tiredness. Over time, however, the brain chemistry of coffee drinkers changes, triggering production of more adenosine receptors....


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Heart Disease Warning Signs

December 9 2019

Heart symptoms may not always be explicit so do not ignore any potential cardiac warning signs. Some warning signs not to ignore include: shortness of breath, heartburn, muscle soreness, painful hiccups, neck or upper back pain, or other symptoms discussed in this slide show. People with known heart disease or significant risk factors such as...


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Simple Tips to Reduce Morning Stiffness Due to Arthritis

December 2 2019

  There are so many unfavourable symptoms of arthritis, and joint stiffness is just one of those. This particular problem tends to make its presence known especially in the morning after immobilisation of the affected joints for several hours while the individual is in dreamland. As they say, one should start the day right. But...


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5 Proven Fat-Fighting Habits

November 25 2019

Statistics show that people who successfully lose 10 kilos – and keep it off – don’t diet. Here’s how they do it. Don’t cut out food groups. Don’t eliminate carbs, dairy or other foods. Instead, try reducing portion size, eat more whole foods (which help you feel full for longer) and save refined or sugary foods for small treats. Do...


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Are You Living A Brain-Healthy Lifestyle?

November 13 2019

“Two-thirds of what determines how well we age comes from nongenetic factors – as in, our everyday behaviours,” says psychiatrist Dr Gary Small. In Small’s poll of more than 18,000 people across the country, those with healthier habits – a balanced diet, regular exercise – reported fewer memory complaints. And he has found that when...


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5 Best Foods For Your Heart

October 28 2019

Taking care of heart health is something all of us should be mindful of and thankfully as more and more health research is undertaken, we are discovering which diets and foods can be the most beneficial. More recently, greater attention is being paid to a predominately plant-based diet in terms of reducing risk of cardiovascular...


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5 Easy Ways To Eat For More Energy

October 21 2019

It’s a no-brainer that what you eat plays a huge role in giving you more energy. But those quick fixes – nibbling on biscuits, scoffing chocolate and chugging on caffeine – are like fool’s gold. They may seem to give you a momentary surge of energy, but it all too quickly drops away. For all-day...


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What Are Bleeding Disorders?

October 14 2019

Bleeding disorders are rare health conditions where a person’s blood doesn’t clot properly. If someone with a bleeding disorder starts to bleed, it can take longer than other people for their blood to clot and for bleeding to stop. This can happen because there is not enough of an essential clotting factor in the blood,...


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6 Reasons You’re Tired All The Time

October 7 2019

Feeling tired all the time? Well, you’re far from alone. 33-45% of Australians get inadequate sleep, according to the Sleep Health Foundation. And between work or school, family or friends, and all the other commitments we’re juggling, it’s easy to blame a busy lifestyle on constant fatigue. But if you’re always asking yourself, “Why am I...


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6 Foods That Heal Your Gut

September 27 2019

Looking after the gut is key to your overall health, energy levels and vitality. Our bodies have trillions of living microorganisms and majority of them live in our gut. It has important connections to the brain, nervous and immune systems, and it can affect the interplay of hormones, energy levels and even the quality of...


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