In this newsletter I cover the following:
A reminder that the practice will be closed from Monday 7 March and will reopen on Monday 14 March.
Queen Garnet Plums
These fabulous dark red plums are in the shops now and they have been bred for their high anthocyanin content. Anthocyanin is an anti oxidant and these plums contain 10X the recommended minimum average daily dose. This is very important to help reduce blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. So, eat plenty of them today.
It is well known that antibiotic resistance is on the increase. In Australia 19 million prescriptions are written each year. And we have one of the highest rates of antibiotic use in the world! The worst example was reported in The Medical Journal of Australia in 2014 where doctors were prescibing antbiotics to new cases of acute bronchitis 90% of the time.
So what are the negatives of antibiotic use?
If antibiotics are needed and sometimes they are necessary it is worth considering taking a probiotic to mitigate the impact on the microflora in the gut, improve the effects of antibiotics and enhance mucosal immunity.
So what can we use?
During antibiotic treatment - Use of Saccaromyces boulardii a yeast which prevents diarrhoea , thrush and Clostridium spp. associated with antibiotic usage.
After antibiotic treatment - Use a high potency broad spectrum probiotic with a minimum of 500 million to 1 billion organisms in it for 28 days.
State Insurance Regulatory Authority(SIRA) - formerly NSW Work Cover
Some fantastic news! I am now able to treat people referred to me under the NSW workers' compensation system . I can give five pre-approved treatment sessions. If more are needed I can request them.
If you have ever suffered from hamstring tightness and no amount of stretching seems to help, then try this little trick.
If you can go further, you have stretched your hamstrings in this indirect way. Let me know if this makes a difference. There are other ways of treating your hamstrings but this can be a very effective method that you can do yourself.
Quote of the Quarter
' Treat each person in your life as if they are a new person you have just met. You never know what you will find out about them.'