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One of the worst traumas imaginable is to suffer a spinal cord injury and to be left with either paraplegia or even worse quadriplegia. In Australia alone, there are over 12,000 people with spinal cord injuries with 400 new cases per year. Of these, 15% are complete quadriplegics and 20% complete paraplegics. The typical causes are some form of motor vehicle or motorbike accidents or through the...

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With the increasing evidence regarding the importance of the gut microbiome, two more studies were released recently showing the importance of having healthy gut bacteria. Both published in “Nature Medicine”, the first from Harvard University, looked at the relationship between specific gut bacteria and allergies.

It is estimated that around 10% of the population are now experiencing some degree of...

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Parkinson’s disease — more evidence for the Brain-Gut connection

Over the past decade, there has been increasing evidence regarding the vital importance of gut health, not only as an indication of well-being, but also as a guardian against a number of other diseases. Two months ago, I wrote an article about the vital importance of the appendix. I detailed a large study of 62 million people in the...

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Over the past decade, there has been mounting evidence that owning pets is extraordinarily good for your health. The stress relieving benefits of dog and cat ownership have been proven beyond doubt with low rates of chronic illnesses having been demonstrated in a number of studies.

Photo by Marcus Wallis on Unsplash

Especially with dog ownership, it is almost a form of enforced exercise, but also...

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Exercise and nature — who would’ve thought there’s a connection?

We were designed to wander around a jungle for 30 to 40 years hunting and searching for food sources to keep ourselves nourished to basically stay alive. In our modern world, which is much less harsh, for most of us food is freely available and the hunter-gatherer existence is certainly a thing of the very distant past.

But, our...

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