Category Archives: Health


It’s that time of year when we are contemplating new year resolutions, changing our habits and trying to start afresh. Christmas and New Year celebrations can often send us off track from a regular healthy eating regime. Try not to


We are in the age where we want to live and feel younger. To get the most out of our skin and have the confidence and self-esteem to know that you are looking as good as you possibly can –

Help us, help Manning Hospital

We want to hear from you. In light of the current ongoing tragedy of the bushfires, many serious issues in our community have been exposed.  This includes the deficiencies of our downgraded, underfunded, struggling hospital. This natural disaster we’re experiencing

Don’t be afraid of bread!

The risks involved with eliminating core food groups when following current fad diets has led to deficiencies of essential nutrients and the onset of chronic diet-related disease. One, is the often ‘trendy’ low carb diet that reduces the intake of

A doctor’s dream is good news for the Manning.

Dr Simon Holliday has opened a HealthHub in Taree. Here’s his story.  “40 years ago, I entered innovative Newcastle University Medical School. It was inspired by the World Health Organisation’s ideals of building a better medical workforce. The Medical School

Reading between the lines…

The wrinkles on your face says a lot more about a person than you may think.  Just like unlocking a safe full of treasures from the past, your wrinkles or “lines of maturity” as my Dad says, offer a snapshot


It Might Be The Only Way To Save It! A medico speaks. Times are getting desperate at the (now called) Manning Rural Referral Hospital. The title signifies its downgrading.  In a frustrated and wide ranging talk, a medical specialist from

Understanding skin care and make up

We are more educated than ever on what we put in our bodies, where products come from and are they sustainably sourced.  When it comes to make up and skin care products there is much discussion. Was it tested on

A welcome Boost to Medical Care in Our Area!

Simon and Helen Holliday send welcome news about the establishment of an enlarged and comprehensive new medical practice in Taree – “The HealthHub . . . for every body.”  They’re relocating from Albert Street Medical Centre to the Butterworth carpark

Skin Care For Teenagers

Having problematic skin in your teenage years can be one of the most significant causes of depression, anxiety and even fear of going out in public. Not only do they have to deal with the tidal wave of hormones but

Walking matters: We die from the feet up

To walk is human nature.  Anyone who can, does, even if it’s just from air-conditioning office to car to apartment, but how far or how fast is ideal for health? Our ancient ancestors peopled the globe walking or running every

Nutrition, Wellbeing and Menopause

Someone once said to me, “If only they had told me about the weight gain that can occur as a result of menopause, then I would have done something earlier”.  It becomes a battle for women, particularly between the ages