What is melatonin? And why it is essential for good health

What is it? Melatonin is a hormone that is essential for falling asleep and having a good night’s sleep. Muscle mass repair, cells, tissue and growth all require sufficient levels. A powerful antioxidant, it plays an important role in immune function. Involved in reversing ageing, fighting diseases such as cancer, heart disease and maintaining sexual vitality. […]

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My own personal health journey

A personal health journey. I have spent the last few years writing my book, A Life Less Stressed – the 5 pillars to health and wellness. I’ve enjoyed the process. I describe it as an ‘exploration’, which it is. It’s an exploration of all of things I am interested in health, personally and professionally. As […]

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Inflammation and Stress – in sickness and in health

It’s ironic that these two physiologic processes, stress and inflammation have played such a central part of our lives in sickness and in health. Stress Stress has always been our immediate reaction to danger or threat. The classic ‘fight-or-flight’ response ensure that our reaction to stressful situations results in us having the best chance of […]

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Tips for cooking and eating at home more – stress free

People who eat and cook at home eat healthier and eat less food compared to those who do not. With countless health benefits, eating at home is also cheaper and ensures you will have leftovers for lunches the following day. Below are my favourite tips to get you cooking at home more. Keep it simple Some […]

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Are you a good citizen or a good consumer? Why it matters to health.

We are bombarded by economic indicators as measures of success. Gross domestic product (GDP) as a measure of a ‘healthy’ economy. Consumer confidence as a measure of our willingness to spend money. Consumer price index (CPI) as a measure of inflation. Global stock market reports accompanying every news bulletin together with exchange rates of every […]

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A Life Less Stressed: Why I wrote the book and what it’s about

My new book ‘A Life Less Stressed’ represents a significant point in my life, both professionally and personally. After almost 40 years in private practice as a dentist, I have a unique opportunity to regularly observe how my patients’ oral and general health progresses over many years. Many I have known for decades and watched […]

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The Australian Healthcare System – why we are in crisis

  The Australian healthcare system is in crisis. Chronic disease is on the rise and consequently our system has become a disease management system.  As chronic disease rises so do the costs, costs effecting each of us on a personal, community and financial level. Experts are stating that we will not be able to afford […]

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Chronic Pain and Stress

I see it often in my practice, where people come in and are they are in chronic pain, told there is no obvious reason or cause. Which is incredibly frustrating, especially when you are in that much pain. It would almost be kinder for the practitioner/doctor/specialist to just say “I don’t know”. But its not […]

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