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How to survive a heart attack when alone.

We contacted Dr Seshasayee Narsimhan, General and Interventional Cardiologist at Manning Hospital, who  sent the following information – What to do when a heart attack occurs? Should you experience a heart attack – regardless of whether you’re alone or in the presence of others – the very first thing to do is to call for emergency […]

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Hair Loss

As many of us have realised, the festive period has been a time where we have added a few kilos and when we look  the mirror we start to realise the long road ahead to getting our weight under control.  What was a really good time only a few weeks ago is now  leading us […]

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The wisdom of life – Ayurveda

Ayurveda has been practised in India for over 6000 years and is regarded at the mother of all healing systems. Based on the sacred book of Hindus which was written about 1800BC, Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga and  based on a holistic approach to managing disease and illness focusing on the root cause […]

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EMERGENCY! OUR HOSPITAL ON LIFE SUPPORT

With announcement of the cutback of services in the cath lab at the Mayo Private Hospital in Taree, there is now nowhere in the Taree area where urgent public and private heart patients can be treated. Of course it’s all in the interpretation. The Mayo states that diagnostic coronary angiograms will continue, but stent procedures […]

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Summer means sunscreen

With the weather bureau suggesting that we should expect hot dry conditions over the next several months as much as 80% increase on the maximum temperatures,  there is little doubt our bodies will be exposed to damaging harmful radiation which can lead to skin damage and even skin cancer.  But what are the facts?  What […]

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5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR PURPOSE AFTER RETIREMENT

Ever worried about life after retirement? Whilst we know having a job pays the bills, you might underestimate the social benefits, the sense of identity and community being employed might provide.  So if you suddenly stop work and retire without much thought into what’s next, you could find yourself feeling restless and searching for purpose. […]

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The benefits of seaweed

The benefits of seaweed are quickly becoming one of the most popular ingredients in today’s cosmetics.  The ocean is a wealth of mineral substances and are concentrated in the cells of seaweed to produce a cocktail of elements to assist with firming the skin, increasing elasticity, improving metabolism and cellular function.  Some vitamins and minerals […]

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Just what is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Graham Taylor I have just returned from Edinburgh, Scotland, where I presented a case study paper to 120 delegates of the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Attendees were from the USA, Canada, the UK, Korea, New Zealand and many parts of Europe. There were practitioners of orthopaedic and neurology specialties, as well as chiropractic, osteopathy […]

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WHAT IS GOING TO HELP YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER?

Usually, most people think that our skin is only vulnerable to the elements in the middle of summer, with blistering sun and 40 degree days,  but winter can be the time when our skin is under the most  amount of stress. Freezing cold days, working in air conditioners, sitting in front of heaters actually works […]

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WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS, AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Essential Oils have been used for centuries to promote healing and relaxation and, as our knowledge increases, we create stronger and more potent forms of what was used so many years ago. Like the pyramids of Egypt, they have stood the test of time, quite simply because they work. Essential Oils are highly concentrated oils, […]

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The Large Intestine: THE GUT MICROBIOME

The large intestine is the final stage of the digestive tract before the gut’s contents and waste leave your body. There are many interesting functions of this tube-shaped organ. The large intestine extends from the small intestine down near your right hip, ascending and then travelling across the top of your abdomen before descending down […]

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Our nutritionist, Lydia Irving, introduces us to The Small Intestine

Here we are at the small intestine, in the Fourth instalment of my Guide to Good Digestion. Parts One, Two and Three of our journey down the digestive tract are available on my website, if you need to catch up (www.internal-instinct.com). By this stage of the digestive process, the mouth, stomach, liver, gallbladder and pancreas […]