Mim's Blog


Chocolate - redeemed

To say that chocolate is confectionery is like saying a diamond is a hardened lump of carbon. Both statements are true, but they totally miss the point. Chocolates are not food .....

Chickens, hormones and the end of an urban myth

I am guilty of perpetuating an urban myth — the one about chickens being force-fed hormones. For years I believed the story. What else could explain chicken breasts the s .....

Calcium

Calcium is a major league mineral. Mainly because there is so much of the stuff in our body. Up to 2% of our body weight is made up of calcium, which is about 1.2kg for a 60kg person. That’s .....

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid may not be as well known as other antioxidants, but this is bound to change as medical research reveals the enormous benefits of this important nutrient. Whil .....

Acid forming foods

Our body likes to be in a state of steady balance (homoeostasis). We prefer our blood pressure to be within a certain safe range, same goes for blood sugar levels, hormone levels, temperatur .....

Warts

What can you do about warts? Dear Worried Wart Horny papules are the bane of my existence. The weirdest remedies have worked. Taking your wart to a scary graveyard at mid .....

Thrush

Tell me about it girlfriend. Sprain an ankle, and you will be dripping in sympathy. But, when you’re writhing around the office with a bad case of thrush, the most they will offer is a smirk .....

Sinusitis

It is always difficult to ignore pain, and almost impossible to ignore when the pain is literally ‘in your face’. Which is why sinusitis is so horrible. The sinuses are hollow  .....

Natural Therapies for Jet Lag

Australia lies in splendid geographical isolation. Unfortunately, this means a plane journey of between 8 and 24 hours if we want to travel overseas for holiday or work.  .....

Gone with the Wind

Is your tummy bloated? Is flatulence causing you concern? Yes and yes are the answers I commonly hear from patients. Even for the most ladylike among us, it is normal to pass 2 .....