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May 2011

Some of the simplest, everyday things can reveal long-standing neglect. I can’t even count how many times a patient has walked into my practice with some kind of ache or pain and said, “But, Doc, I have no idea what happened, I didn’t do anything!” Really? What many patients don’t know, or don’t understand, is that it’s [...]

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Hamstring muscle injury is one of the most common muscle injuries sustained by athletes (Slavotinek et al 2000). This injury is associated with sprinting or jumping and is therefore often sustained by athletes playing sports such as soccer, rugby, basketball, and netball. These injuries represent a significant source of time lost from competition. The role [...]

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Pain really is an amazing experience. Most of us have heard stories where people have had severe injury and no pain at the time of injury. Severe injury creates lots of loud alarm signals that pour into the brain, but these do not necessarily result in pain The amount of pain you experience does not [...]

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Tuscan Bean Soup

by Michael

Serves 4 550g tinned borlotti beans 110g macaroni 2 tbsp olive oil (or butter) 1.5 litres vegetable stock 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 3 tbsp tomato puree Parmesan to serve – shaved Drain and rinse the beans. Heat oil in a large saucepan, add [...]

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Podiatrists and Pediatricians are often confused with each other. Podiatrists look after all aspects of feet and Pediatricians look after children’s health. Both start with a ‘P’ and are complicated sounding so some people get us confused. Chiropodist, also look after feet and are the U.K based form of foot health care. In the olden [...]

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God’s Pharmacy

by Michael

It’s been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish… All before making a human. He made and provided what we’d need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw.   We’re such slow  learners… God left us a great [...]

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Preparation time: 15 minutes, cooking time: 5 minutes. Makes 4–6 patties 400g (14oz) lean chicken mince (ground chicken) or tuna 1–2 tablespoons tamari 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 garlic clove crushed 1/2 cup chopped coriander (cilantro) 1 large carrot, grated 1 cup grated sweet potato (yam) Spelt or wholemeal flour to coat patties Small [...]

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The key to good health begins in the digestive system. Here are a few tips to assist with health in this area. Foods to avoid: Chocolate Biscuits Lollies Honey Dried fruit Alcohol Fizzy drinks Coffee and tea All carbohydrates past 4:00pm White bread, white pasta, white rice Yeast Teas that aid digestion: Dandelion tea Peppermint [...]

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Maintaining the integrity of the outermost layer of the epidermis is crucial for the barrier function of the skin. Known as the stratum corneum, this protective layer is like a fortress, composed of a ‘bricks and mortar’ type structure, where the ‘bricks’ are the corneocytes and the ‘mortar’ is the surrounding lipid layer which holds [...]

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Vegetable Ingredients: 1 carrot, chopped 1 potato, peeled and chopped ½ cauliflower, cut in to small florets 8 baby corn, cut in half 10 button mushrooms * you can add any selections of your favorite veggies if you want to mix it up. Curry Sauce: 1½ tbsp curry powder – madras style ½ tsp chilli [...]

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