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The What, Why, When, and What Next of Depression In Men

What is depression? Lets define it first. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a medical illness that affects how you feel, think and behave causing persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities. Depression can lead to a variety of...

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) effects 12%–21% of Australian reproductive-age women, being more common among those who are overweight. And it is estimated a whopping 70% of Australian women with PCOS remain undiagnosed (March W 2010.) PCOS is a hormonal condition,...

Screen Time – What is it doing to our kids?

Hi everyone, 2 weeks ago I attended and presented at the New Zealand Chiropractors Association annual conference on communication, I loved it. But what struck me was the message that we received from Professor Wayne Warburton on the significant effects of screen time...

Don’t Shoot The Messenger

Where the pain is and where the problem is are often different. Did the issue or pain start with a sudden blow or sudden onset? Then that is likely to be the location of the traumatised, damaged tissue.  Was the force of the blow significant enough to reasonably...

Bulletproof Your Back

Spinal Health Week is next week! Who's excited as we are?! Did you know that our spine is the keystone to your health? Your spinal health is vital to the wellbeing of your whole body? That poor posture is linked with breathing issues (like asthma and infections),...

Stress stress and more stress!

Stress, Stress and More Stress!! Stress, it is one of those things that we as humans tend to pride ourselves on. But why? Stress can be good sometimes, like if we are exercising, or have a test. But most of the time we stress too much and it can be detrimental for our...

Fix your posture – fix your health!

A couple of weeks ago I spoke about how posture can affect our health. If you haven’t read that post yet click here. This post will allow you to develop a good understanding as to why our posture is so important and serve as a base for you to use the advice below....

Posture – It’s more important than you think!

It’s no surprise that we love harping on about your posture, but we promise it’s for a good reason. You can probably remember your mum or dad always telling you to ‘sit up straight’ or ‘stop slouching’! Well, they may have not even been aware, but they were doing...

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