It’s written in my genes

Can an astrophysicist and a molecular biologist tell us what is the "Perfect Health Diet" for everyone? Of course not, how absurd! We are all so genetically and biochemically unique, with vastly different nutritional requirements, that you cannot apply the same standard nutritional advice to everyone - male, female, young, old, pregnant, athlete, ageing, diseased, on medication...
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Spike in joint replacement surgery

Total hip and knee replacement surgery admissions have risen by 8.9% (hip) and 7.3% (knee) compared to the previous year (2015/16). Currently, orthopaedic interventions make up 15% of all admissions to public hospitals for elective surgery in 2015/16 with 107,680 patients admitted. The waiting period for knee replacements currently averages 188 days and 114 days for hip r...
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Did you know?….

Office workers commonly suffer from: *Lower back pain from hours of sitting in the same position. *Shoulder pain from excessive use of the computer mouse. *Jaw tension head aches through the stress of meeting deadlines. *Neck pain and stiffness from poor working posture. *Foot and lower leg problems from stylish but impractical footwear. *Wrist and forearm repetitive stra...
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Living longer, but more illness and disability

A global study has shown that we are living longer than what we were in 1980 but spending more time with illness and disabilities. Many of these disabilities were preventable by maintaining a healthy weight, participating in a small amount but regular exercise, and maintaining a balanced diet low in sugars and processed foods, and high in fresh produce. David Sparavec, Oste...
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Nearly 4% of all – cause mortality linked to excess sitting

Sitting for more than 3 hours per day is responsible for 3.8% of all –cause mortality according to an analysis of behaviour surveys from 54 countries. More importantly reducing sitting times to less than 3 hours daily increases life expectancy by an average of 0.20 years. David Sparavec, Osteopath
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Study finds no link between obesity gene and the ability to lose weight

The findings published in a recent British medical journal indicate that the FTO gene does not appear to affect a person’s ability to lose weight. The study demonstrated that individuals carrying the FTO gene responded well to dietary and physical activity. In pain language, less food intake and more activity will likely respond in weight loss for everyone. David Sparavec, O...
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What is the best mattress for back pain?

A study group provided a group of healthy people whose beds were at least 5 years old with new beds featuring medium-firm encased springs. After 28 nights on the new bed, all of the study participants said they were experiencing less back pain and shoulder stiffness – and better sleep quality, comfort and efficiency. David Sparavec, Osteopath
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What is Naturopathy?

Naturopath Sydney
Naturopathy is a type of alternative medicine that combines nature and science to create natural remedies and holistic therapies to invoke the body’s own ability to heal itself. Naturopathy emphasises prevention, treatment, and optimal health. This differs from modern medicine that seeks only to reduce or eliminate disease. A naturopath physician follows six principles that enc...
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Tips for Dealing with Knee Pain

Knee pain
Many people suffer from knee pain, either from an injury or a pulled muscle. There are many  things you can do to ease your symptoms over the long-term and short-term. Here are some ideas: - Strengthen your glutes. Weak hips and inactive buttock muscles lead to knee pain, so exercise can be an option to prevent future symptoms. - Strengthen other knee-supporting muscles. Thi...
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