The Queensland summer can be debilitating and dangerous.
How to stay safe under our hot summer sun should be given thought with a proactive approach to looking after the skin to protect it from being burnt and damaged; while considering the importance of VIT D for the health of our bodies.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM SUN DAMAGE
BREAKING SOME OLD RULES AND RAISING HOPE
Because of the "slip slop slap" campaigns, people have been under exposed to the sun because of fear; which has left many people vitamin D deficient and prone to other health problems as a result. Now, many people cannot rely on their bodies to produce vitamin D the old-fashioned way, see the diagram. Instead, they are encouraged to depend on artificially fortified foods and pills to provide this vital nutrient.
SPRING FEVER could also be thought of as Hay Fever, which has already made the news this Spring.
Hay Fever - This is an allergy! The cause: constitutional predilection exposure to chemical and natural irritants over a period - leading to an over stimulated immune system.
We consider the reasons why things occur and how to prevent it from occurring in the first place; it's an holistic approach to health and wellness. The general medical profession tend to apply a 'band aid' instead of treating the cause.
Today we are writing broadly; this article is non-prescriptive. For treatment specific to you please call me and make an appointment, so we can put a health plan in place to suit your explicit needs and start you on a path to wellness.
Why Wellness is for You
Our 'Wellness and Healthy Ageing Programs' offer many health benefits:
No matter what your age, you have the power to change many of the variables that influence how long you live, and how active and vital you feel. The actions you can take to increase your odds of a longer and more satisfying life may be easier than you first thought.
Autumn is a great time to get healthy and to boost your immunity. Stepping outside and enjoying the fresh crisp air is a great place to start.
Each year we are told to prepare for the 'Flu Season' and this year it has been reported in the news to be one of the most severe seasons for the flu, with people being hospitalised with the flu earlier in the season.
The question is:
Should we vaccinate or not against the flu?
I choose not to vaccinate because I believe a strong immune system is best, not just to avoid catching the flu but also to allow my immune system to fight and prevent more long-term illness like asthma, arthritis, cancer, allergies, heart and lung diseases.
What is the Flu Vaccine? Studies have been conducted on the side effects of the influenza vaccine and up to 20% experienced muscle pain and headaches. The influenza vaccine contains viruses that have been grown inside eggs and then chemically altered. It is good to understand exactly what is contained in these vaccines before making your decision.
The Benefits of drinking PURE WATER