Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Yummy and Healthy Sunday Recipe: Spiced Kohlrabi Fritters with Tahini Yoghurt Dressing

October 22 2017

These golden fritters are a great way to introduce children to the vegetable kohlrabi. 0:15 Prep  | 0:20 Cook | 4 Servings | Easy Food Photography by Jeremy Simons INGREDIENTS 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 (about 400g) kohlrabi, peeled, coarsely grated 1 large carrot, peeled, coarsely grated 1 brown onion, coarsely...

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5 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Potassium

October 21 2017

Potassium aids in muscle contraction, fluid regulation, and mineral balance. What’s more, potassium blunts the effects of excessive sodium consumption.  A potassium-rich diet helps the body flush out sodium. It also helps relax blood vessel walls and, in turn, lower blood pressure. Increasing your potassium intake while reducing your sodium intake can slash your stroke risk by 21%, and may...

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10 Foods For A Calmer Mind

October 20 2017

Stress and anxiety are nothing but an invitation to disaster, but did you know that what you eat can greatly affect the way you think and feel? Here are 10 foods that can help you develop a calmer mind so you can deal with stress better: 1. Chocolates Their anandamide content keeps the dopamine levels of the brain in check, thereby ensuring...

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Health Benefits of Doing Yoga

October 19 2017

Yoga is not merely for the sake of calming your mind. In fact, it goes beyond this point by relieving you from undesirable health problems such as the following: 1. Ease Stress You cannot completely avoid stress. You will encounter it at home and even in the workplace. However, you can minimize its intensity by...

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8 Causes of Chest Pain That Aren’t a Heart Attack

October 18 2017

The mention of chest pain is often related to images of a heart attack, but there are plenty of other diseases and conditions that can trigger this symptom. These chest pain-causing conditions range from benign to dangerous. Here are 8 conditions that can cause chest pain. Heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when a person’s stomach contents—including the...

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6 Tips To Improve Your Gut Health Now

October 17 2017

Having a good gut health is for very important for an overall wellbeing.   When your gut isn’t healthy it can have an impact on mental health, weight, mood and a number of other digestive disorders. It’s linked to a number of different medical conditions. Keeping your gut nice and healthy can help keep the...

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What To Eat When You Have A Fatty Liver

October 16 2017

Fatty liver occurs when excess fat accumulates inside liver cells.  This means normal, healthy liver tissue becomes partly replaced with fatty tissue. The fat starts to invade the liver, gradually infiltrating the healthy liver areas so that less and less healthy liver tissue remains. The fatty liver has a yellow greasy appearance and is often...

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Yummy And Healthy Sunday Recipe: Herbed Chicken Meatballs

October 15 2017

This is such an easy and quick dinner to make that you can have it on the table in 30 minutes! You don’t have to serve these with pasta, you can serve with mashed potato, polenta or even brown rice. This recipe took a shortcut by using pasta sauce from a jar, however, you can...

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The 5 Types Of Food You Need To Avoid At Night

October 14 2017

We all can agree that when we finally lay our heads on the pillow we’d like to actually go to sleep. Nothing is more annoying than insomnia, and the evidence is piling up that sleep is essential for good health. But what if you get hungry all of a sudden? There’s no need to deny yourself a...

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Got Gout? Here’s What To Eat and Avoid

October 13 2017

It might have a reputation as the “disease of kings”, but gout affects around 70,000 Australians a year. A healthy diet can manage symptoms and reduce your risk, so here are the foods to load up on and those to avoid. Gout is an arthritic condition caused by swelling of the joints that often strikes...

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