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Heart attack; recognising the signs

A heart attack is a medical condition where part of the heart suffers from a lack of blood flow & oxygen. Heart attack can lead to severe disability and or death. A heart attack is a true medical emergency in that a LOT can be done to reduce and even reverse the damage, but [...]

By |2018-08-22T10:36:06+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Ask The Coach, Features|0 Comments

Stroke; recognising the signs

A stroke is a medical condition where part of the brain suffers from a lack of blood flow & oxygen. Stroke can lead to severe disability and or death. A stroke is a true medical emergency in that a LOT can be done to reduce and even reverse the brain damage, but time is [...]

By |2018-08-22T10:22:28+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Ask The Coach, Features|0 Comments

My secret wellness weapon

My favourite wellness tip: use your diary I am a doctor and a wellness coach. I have made my living designing and delivering health & wellness services of one type or another. For 25 years now. I know what is healthy and what is not. I am, in all seriousness, something of an expert. And yet my [...]

By |2018-01-30T11:25:00+00:00January 12th, 2018|Active Living, Ask The Coach, Features|0 Comments

Ask-the-Coach: Headache

HOW DO I HANDLE MY HEADACHES? ------------------------------------------------ There are many different causes for headache. Common causes are: Tension headache - caused by stress and anxiety and tiredness; can be quite severe and felt over any area of the head & neck (neck stiffness is quite common). Migraine - very specific type of headache that involves [...]

By |2018-10-03T10:35:44+00:00October 17th, 2016|Ask The Coach|0 Comments

Ask-the-Coach: Sweeteners

ARE SWEETENERS REALLY BAD FOR ME? ----------------------------------------------------- For many years (decades actually) we have used sweeteners because they provide a sweet taste without the calories (and ultra-high-GI calories at that) of sugar. For many of us this has really helped with weight control and healthier living in general since it is really not that hard when [...]

Ask-the-Coach: Genetics & Weight Loss

I HAVE HEARD ABOUT SOME NEW MEDICAL RESEARCH TO DO WITH GENETIC CONTROL OF WEIGHT LOSS? ------------------------------------------------ Yes indeed. There has been some very exciting genetic in this area. The ground-breaking work has been led by teams at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Medical School, with the most important academic publication being [...]

By |2016-08-30T13:13:48+00:00June 12th, 2016|Ask The Coach, Nutrition Weight Loss|0 Comments

Ask-the-Coach: Energy

I FEEL SO TIRED ALL THE TIME AT WORK AND AT HOME. I JUST HAVE NO ENERGY, PLEASE HELP ------------------------------------------------ The problem of fatigue is a very real one indeed. It affects many people but there are many possible causes so it is really important that you do not take casual advice from someone who says [...]

By |2017-01-25T12:58:51+00:00April 25th, 2016|Ask The Coach, Coping with Life|0 Comments

Ask-the-Coach: Weight Loss

I AM DESPERATE. I AM AT LEAST 20KG OVERWEIGHT AND HAVING TRIED MANY DIETS I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT!!?? ------------------------------------------------ What a question! This must be THE million-dollar question in the world of health & wellness today. The truth is that more and more people want (and mostly need) to lose weight. [...]

Ask-the-Coach: Preventing Heart Disease

MY FATHER HAD A HEART ATTACK AT AGE 52 AND I THINK MY GRANDPARENTS BOTH HAD HEART ATTACKS TOO. I AM 44 NOW, AND WORRIED! This is a very important question because heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in today's modern world. A heart attack occurs when the heart (which is [...]

By |2017-02-02T14:50:27+00:00March 8th, 2016|Ask The Coach|0 Comments