Category Archives: Women’s Wellness

12 MarFood Intolerance Part 2 – Diagnosis & Management

There are different strategies for managing food intolerance and the most suitable approach will depend on many factors including an individual’s:  Symptoms – type, severity, frequency  Suspected triggers  Lifestyle & social factors For many people a specialised diet is required for both diagnosing food intolerance and for managing symptoms. These diets involve limiting your intake…

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28 AugHow can I reduce my risk of developing Cancer?

There are a number of risk factors that elevate the likelihood of developing any type of cancer. Some of these we are not able to influence (meaning they are non-modifiable), however many are within our control (meaning they are modifiable). Having one of more risk factors does not mean you will definitely develop cancer; many…

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27 JunSleep – Are you getting enough?

  So, we all know that sleep is important to our health and well-being– in fact it is 3rd in the list of the 4 pillars of good health next to nutrition and exercise.  Statistics currently indicate that four out of 10 Australians regularly have insufficient sleep impacting greatly on our nations health. Clearly, this…

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19 Jun4 Reasons you should include Fibre in your diet

June is bowel cancer awareness month! Which makes it a fabulous time to touch on fibre and the many ways this incredible nutrient is so important to your health. There are 3 different types of fibre to include in your diet (soluble, insoluble and resistant). Below is a run-down on how they can help your…

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Osteoarthritis

17 Sep‘Did you know there are new Osteoarthritis Guidelines?

Unless you follow all things GP publications you may not have known that the Royal Australian College for General Practitioners (RACGP) has published updated guidelines for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) [1]. RACGP is the governing body for all GP’s within Australia. OA is the most common form of arthritis for Australians…

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Womens health week

06 SepHave you put your own Oxygen Mask on first?

This week is women’s health week and the theme is “Women it’s time to put our own health first”. This resonates with me both as a health professional and a mother and wife running a business. I have many conversations with women about this issue and often I talk about the analogy of putting your…

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Inspiration

19 JulOn the Outside Listening in..

On the Outside listening in “If you want life to change you have to change. If you want life to get better, you have to get better.” Tony Robbins From where I sit on a daily basis in my role here at TNW I hear a lot. I am not sitting here eaves dropping, it’s general…

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Mobility

28 JunMobility and Movement

Retaining mobility moving into older age is fundamental to active aging and it is closely linked to health status and quality of life. While it is widely accepted how important mobility is in older adults, it is often poorly understood. Mobility can be defined as “the ability for a joint to actively move through a…

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Mental health

05 AprMental Health and Exercise

There is mounting evidence that exercise is very effective in the treatment of mental illness, some suggesting this mode being more effective then medication. Despite all of this Australia’s mental illness rates are almost double the  global average with 1 in 5 Australians experiencing a mental illness. Exercise can make a dramatic different in a…

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