Chronic pain management, Health Tips, neuropathy, nutrition

An after-meal stroll can help improve diabetes

The causes of chronic pain are many and varied but a condition I see with increasing frequently is chronic pain associated with diabetic neuropathy. This isn’t particularly surprising given the significant rise in Type 2 diabetes in Australia. Treatment usually focuses on improved blood-sugar control and nerve support with the aim of slowing progression and… Continue reading An after-meal stroll can help improve diabetes

Health Tips, nutrition

Constipation, pain and the digestive benefit of Figgy Pudding

Almost everyone suffers from constipation at some point in their lives, some of the classic symptoms including hard stools, missing a day or days at a time, difficulty going to the toilet or a feeling that your bowel motion isn’t quite ‘complete’. For up to 20% of the population this becomes chronic, and is a… Continue reading Constipation, pain and the digestive benefit of Figgy Pudding

nutrition, Psoriasis, Skin Health

Risk factors for psoriasis

A recent review in the International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health highlights nutrition as a risk factor for psoriasis, suggesting that overall diet, body weight and quality of nutrition are significant triggers of disease development and exacerbating factors, with potential to worsen the disease severity. Psoriasis a chronic immune-mediated condition associated with significant… Continue reading Risk factors for psoriasis

nutrition, Skin Health

The role of diet in skin ageing

Can diet play a role in skin ageing? The simple answer is yes. Environmental factors, nutritional status and dietary intake more than genes can add years to a person's appearance. While topical applications make a difference, a healthy glow is more often a sign of internal health than anything else. There is a growing body… Continue reading The role of diet in skin ageing