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Weight loss superfoods PART 2 (Spices)

16 May, 22  
Weight loss superfood

Are you ready for part 2 of Weight Loss Superfoods? If you didn’t catch last fortnight’s post in early March – have a read of Part 1, on the unique properties of two very different ingredients – vinegar, and chia seeds, and how they can… Read more

Weight loss superfoods PART 1 (Vinegar and Chia)

09 May, 22  
Weight loss superfoods PART 1 (Vinegar and Chia)

A question, as GP’s, that we commonly get asked, is, what dietary changes can contribute to weight loss? Well, many of us know that a lower-carbohydrate, plant-based, low glycaemic index diet will help, but what about specific foods that help with weight loss? In this… Read more

Cancer-fighting foods essential for your pantry. Part 1 – Flax Seed

03 May, 22  
Cancer-fighting foods essential for your pantry. Part 1 – Flax Seed

Flaxseeds were one of the first foods to ever be considered to be “health foods”, treasured for their purported healing properties since at least Ancient Greek times. Flaxseeds are one of the richest plant sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids, as well as, more importantly,… Read more

The Importance of Flu Shots this year in 2022

08 Apr, 22  
The Importance of Flu Shots this year in 2022

Annual flu shots are the most important measure to prevent influenza and its severe complications such as getting hospitalised. Flu shots are recommended for all people over 6 months of age. Flu shots are free for: – People aged over 65 years – Children aged… Read more

Do You Have Low Back Pain?

07 Mar, 22  
Do You Have Low Back Pain?

By Alex Fielding, D.PT, M.Chiro, B.Sc, ICSSP, Principal Physiotherapist at Your Health Sport and Spine (located within Dural Family Medical Practice, your local medical centre in Dural / Hills District) Lower Back Pain is one of the most common reasons why people from the Dural… Read more

Reflections on the Juggle of Being a Working-GP-Mum

08 Feb, 22  
Reflections on the Juggle of Being a Working-GP-Mum

By General Practitioner and Mum, Dr Radeeka Liyanage, MBBS, FRACGP, DCH Motherhood and work are at odds, and women who pursue both have to make endless trade-offs and compromises. As a full-time working GP-mum myself, I have realised how challenging this can be. But I… Read more