Mim's Blog


Coffee

There are over 200 chemical constituents in the roasted coffee bean; of which, caffeine is the most widely known and studied. Near my clinic is a coffee shop. I often see victi .....

Antioxidants

Since the mid 1990s, antioxidants have been a buzzword in the fields of both nutrition and medicine. Antioxidants are of interest to nutritionists (and naturopaths) because mo .....

Weight loss

The metabolic rate governs how quickly the body burns calories for energy. If you are interested in weight loss, you are interested in procuring a speedy metabolic rate. We al .....

Theory No. 47 - Stress and Weight

Everyone has a theory about weight gain. Mine (theory No. 47) relates to the connection between unexplained weight gain and stress. Good reasons for weight gain include an unn .....

Stress and Cortisol

This article is a summary of a lecture Mim Beim gave to the AGM of the ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society) in Sept 2005. Stress Although stress wasn’t identifie .....

Slip, slap...what? Is the sun really that bad for you?

Mim blogs on skin, sunlight and melanoma: can we trust the death rates around the world or should we give up our vampire looks for a bit more vitamin D? She shares a sunburn remedy and the r .....

Five Ways to Avoid a Hangover

Natural Cures for Hangover Prevention Bah Humbug. The festive season is bad for business for us naturopaths. Who is going to make an appointment to see some pursed-lipped health nu .....

Cancer

Cancer is not a new disease. Evidence of it appears in skeletons of prehistoric man. Now it seems everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer, and it has recently pip .....

Breast Cancer

There is a scary statistic around lately that says 1 in 13 Australian women will contract breast cancer. If it was any other disease, we would be calling it an epidemic. What can be done abo .....

Change of Season

With monotonous regularity, at this time every year I get panicked by the large number of patients ringing up complaining of sore throats, hot and cold sweats and copious amounts of green mu .....