Barefoot running and shoes

A friend asked me for my opinion on barefoot running, technique and specific shoes. I think that¬†barefoot running is a big and controversial topic (!) so I thought I would post my response on line and get other’s perspective on it! Here are some of my thoughts: Yes I agree that modern shoe wear is […]

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Exercise and Low Back Pain

Here’s some scary stats for you: 80% of the Australian population has suffered from low back pain at some stage in their life. 25% is suffering from it right NOW!! – there’s a good chance that this may be you as you read this. And one in four people that you walk past tomorrow will […]

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‘Green’ vs ‘brown’ carbs. The Omega argument

In our last post we left off with a recommendation to increase vegetable intake as a means of reducing total carbohydrate intake, and to also improve the ratio between 0mega-3s and omega-6s. This is very important as this ratio is totally unbalanced by our common western diets, which, among other things will also increase the […]

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Free Lap-Band surgery for the Obese – where is the prevention??

An Australian government parliamentary committee is proposing giving the morbidly obese tax-payer funded lap-band surgery. Some of the facts are: Obesity cost us $50 billion in 08 (wow, don’t just skim over that number!).¬†This surgery can have drastic and rapid effects in terms of reducing weight, disease, financial and personal costs associated with obesity, both […]

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