Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Relaxation Tips To Help You Cope With Headache

September 21 2017

It is never easy whenever your headache strikes. When your head pounds, you get stressed and just want it to stop immediately. Stress makes headaches worse and it can also be the cause for you to develop a headache in the first place. Learning how to relax to reduce stress can be useful when dealing...


Read more

Help Stop The Spread Of Influenza

September 20 2017

Five ways to prevent the spread of flu at home, work, and school. One of the most effective ways to protect you, your friends and family from influenza (the flu) is to practise good personal hygiene. Below are five ways to prevent the spread of the flu.   1. Cover your mouth and nose when...


Read more

10 Great Diabetes Superfoods

September 19 2017

Vegetables are good for you, yet not all greens are created equal.  Nutrients in an iceberg lettuce may not be as plentiful as those in spinach. The glycemic index (GI) of a food also varies and can help you make healthy choices. GI measures how quickly a food can raise your blood sugar. Foods with...


Read more

Easy Stretches For A Flexible Body

September 18 2017

Stretching is an easy way to enhance your flexibility and motion. As our bodies age, our muscles tighten and there’s an increased chance of injury and stress on the body and mind. Stretching isn’t just used to warm up and down during exercise. Instead, make stretching a part of your day as it gets you...


Read more

The Ugly Feeling Of Heartburn: Foods To Avoid

September 17 2017

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) occurs when stomach acid leaks from the stomach and moves up into the oesophagus (food pipe). Having GORD is not an easy task, especially when heartburn surprises you during the day or even at night. Although doctors debate which foods actually cause reflux symptoms, certain foods have been shown to cause...


Read more

Iron Deficiency? No Problem. Iron-Rich Foods To Combat Anemia.

September 16 2017

Iron deficiency is common. Iron is an essential mineral for our bodies and when iron levels are too low it can cause anaemia – a deficiency of haemoglobin, the oxygen carrying molecule in our red blood cells. This can lead to fatigue, tiredness and decreased immunity. Our bodies cannot produce iron, so you need to get...


Read more

15 Surprising Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium

September 15 2017

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is found naturally in a wide variety of foods and beverage. For example, there’s 290mg of calcium in a standard cup of milk, but what if you can’t drink milk? Whether you’re lactose-intolerant or just sick of wine and cheese parties, here are all the unexpected ways...


Read more

8 Tips To Reduce GORD Symptoms

September 14 2017

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) occurs when stomach acid leaks from the stomach and moves up into the oesophagus (food pipe). This is also known as ‘reflux’. Acid refluxing into the oesophagus is a normal bodily function, but it becomes GORD when it leads to physical complications or symptoms which impact on a person’s well-being or...


Read more

Tips To Kick Bad Eating Habits

September 13 2017

There are instances when we feel guilty of skipping breakfast, munching junk foods as part of our daily diet, or ordering a bad takeout. If only we can change that and start eating right. The truth is we can fix our eating habits and completely remove those old bad habits into the curb. Here are...


Read more

Nutrition Tips To Heal Wounds Fast

September 12 2017

It is very inconvenient and sometimes irritating to have a wound, scratch or even a minor scrape. You worry about cleaning and keeping it away from infection and constantly ask yourself when will your wound heal? Did you know that food choices and nutritional status can influence wound healing? Because nutrients are also lost in...


Read more