Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

January 9 2019

You try hard, but that scale won’t budge. It’s only human nature to wonder if those pounds will ever come off. But don’t raise the white flag and chuck your diet just yet. See if one of these sneaky things is secretly messing with your weight loss hopes. Is it because I skip breakfast? It could be....

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Forgotten Minerals: Iodine, Zinc and Magnesium

January 8 2019

When we think of minerals, most of us think of iron and calcium, as they’re generally considered the minerals we are most likely to be deficient in. But there are others that are equally important to our health, and because these days people tend to eat more processed foods and fewer natural food sources, many...

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Health Check: is there an optimal time of day to work out?

January 7 2019

We all know we should exercise regularly, but it can be difficult to fit exercise into our busy schedules. Most people can only exercise before or after work, so it’s worth examining whether the time of day we exercise affects outcomes such as weight loss and sleep. To understand why the timing of exercise might...

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5 Foods That Are Good for Your Thyroid

January 4 2019

Your thyroid is responsible for releasing hormones that control a huge amount of your bodily functions—it plays a role in regulating your mood, your weight, your fertility, and more. So you can imagine that when your thyroid is not working, you may experience a range of unwanted side effects. To keep it humming along, you can add foods...

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8 Completely Normal Poop Questions You’ve Been Too Afraid to Ask

January 3 2019

Let’s talk about poop—seriously. It’s something we’ve talked about before, so chances are, you already know what healthy bowel movements are supposed to look like. But what about the way you go No. 2—how long it takes, how often you go, how you sit on the toilet…you get the idea. We consulted a few trusty gastroenterologists to get the...

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Recipe of the Week: Fish Fingers with Vegie Chips

December 28 2018

Better-for-you fish and chips the whole family will love, complete with a lighter yoghurt tartare sauce. Image credit: Sam McAdam-Cooper INGREDIENTS 400g cream delight potatoes, peeled, chopped 250g firm white fish fillets, roughly chopped 1/2 cup frozen peas 2 green onions, finely chopped 400g butternut pumpkin, cut into batons Olive oil cooking spray 1 large zucchini, cut...

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Top 10 Superfoods

December 27 2018

Goji berries, aloe vera, linseed. All are claimed to be ‘superfoods’. But what’s so super about them? Are they really that beneficial? We list the top 10 superfoods – and they’re more common than you think… Many foods, such as soy, berries and avocados, have jumped to nutritional stardom over the last few decades. Their popularity...

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9 Subtle Signs You Could Have a Heart Problem

December 21 2018

  Heart Woes Thanks to more education about healthy eating and advancements in treatment, fewer people die of heart disease than in the past. That said, clogged heart arteries are still the number-one cause of death in the United States. Although heart attack symptoms can be a scary first sign of trouble (and keep in mind women have...

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Referred Pain That You Should Take Really Seriously

December 20 2018

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is not right. Did you know that it is possible for you to experience pain away from or near the actual source of the problem? This is what’s called “referred pain” in the world of medicine. Also sometimes known as reflective pain, no one really...

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