Geelong Medical & Health Group News

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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Exercises That Help Lower Blood Sugar

September 24 2019

Diabetes is a chronic disease — it has no known cure and that’s why once you get it you have it for life. However, it’s important to note that diabetes is a highly manageable disease. It’s of utmost importance to put it under control in order to spare yourself from the many complications associated with...


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5 Foods That Help You Sleep At Night

September 19 2019

Can’t sleep? The solution may be in your kitchen Check out these 5 clean picks that promote sounder, more satisfying sleep: Mozzarella You know that turkey is rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that prompts your body to produce more of the feel-good chemical serotonin, which ultimately helps you chill out and doze off. But...


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4 Easy Ways To Calm Your Brain

September 16 2019

Find out how you can feel happier and stress-free. Dr Amit Sood has advice that can up your stress-reducing game, based on the successful resilience program he runs at the Mayo Clinic, in the US. Here are four of his brain-focused and research-based strategies that work in just minutes a day.   Give your brain...


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14 Tips for Creating a Self-Care Routine to Nourish Your Body and Soul

September 11 2019

There’s a lot of chatter around self-care these days, and the term has come to mean so much more than spa days and yoga classes. For some people, it may mean shopping, getting to the gym, having morning meditations, eating chocolate, or reading a book. The point is to do something for you-anything that leaves...


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5 Reasons You Feel Cold All The Time

September 6 2019

The warm spring weather is moving in but if you’re still cranking up the heating or putting on another thick layer, one of these health issues could be causing your big chill: Low thyroid function Your thyroid gland keeps your metabolism firing on all cylinders. “If it’s not making enough thyroid hormone, your metabolism slows...


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Digestive Disorders: What Your Poop Type and Color Mean

September 2 2019

What’s Normal? It can be hard to describe your poop, so doctors use a scale to show the different kinds. It’s called the Bristol stool chart, and it gives you an idea of how long a stool spent in your bowel before heading out. Type 1 They’ve spent a long time in your bowel and...


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8 Things That Increase Your Risk for Multiple Types of Cancer

August 28 2019

As one of the leading causes of death in Australia, the threat of cancer can be scary. But the good news is that some of the most common cancer risk factors are within your control. By making a few lifestyle changes, you can reduce your odds of developing cancer, not to mention a host of...


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Simple Tips on How to Start Your Healthy Lifestyle

August 23 2019

Following a healthy lifestyle is what health experts recommend us to do, but it’s easier said than done, especially with the current diet that we are following, and the kind of lifestyle that we are used to. Most of us are struggling with doing two to three jobs that we have no room to think...


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5 Simple Ways to Avoid an Afternoon Slump

August 20 2019

Your last sip of coffee was hours ago, and now your eyelids are drooping. Before you reach for the chocolate or head for the vending machines, wake up! There are better ways to prevent afternoon exhaustion than a sugary treat you’ll quickly regret that you had. While most of us can’t pause for a nap,...


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