Tag Archives: health

Water is bad, coffee is good … wait, what?

Sometimes I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read stuff on the internet.  Take, for example, the article on news.com.au today about the long-held notion that drinking eight glasses of water a day is good for you. … Continue reading

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Placebo therapy is fraud

I’ve often had discussions with friends and patients that go something like: Friend/relative/patient: “I went to [blah blah] alternative therapy the other day.  I feel great.  You should recommend [blah blah] alternative therapy to all your patients.” Me: “But [blah … Continue reading

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Dieting. Is it worth it?

In an opinion column on the Brisbane Times news site, Kasey Edwards wrote about the recent struggles that weight loss company Jenny Craig have had finding celebrities to endorse their product. Edwards cited Australian actor Magda Szubanski, and Kirstie Alley … Continue reading

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Being a Resistance Fighter

On ANZAC Day, it’s important to remember the price our past generations of soldiers and their families paid for our freedom.  While we may not experience the ravages of war in Australia, we still face a bleak future as a … Continue reading

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