Mim's Blog


Tinkle, Tinkle.... Too Much?

Is your sleep interrupted by frequent trips to the loo? Nocturia, urinating more than twice during the night, bothers approximately 20% of people over 20, with the rate increasing as we  .....

Adaptogens

In the dark days of the Cold War, fedora wearing Soviet scientists spent countless hours researching substances to power their cosmonauts, and supercharge their Olympians, in a bid  .....

Hail the Humble Goog

Eggs are an exceptional food. However, when I recommend them to patients they often question. “Don’t they increase cholesterol?” “How many eggs is safe to eat in a week?”  .....

A pretty potion….. Dream on.

The velvet orange petals, and feathery foliage of the Californian poppy (Eschscholzia californica) are not only highly prized by garden lovers. This poppy is also beloved by h .....

Belly Best, Belly How

It may seem like an odd question, but, how do you breathe? Do you breathe only through your nose, or do you mouth breathe? Does your chest rise and fall with each breath, or is it  .....

Sleep - Medicine for the Mind

One in three Australians don’t sleep well. Poor sleep is associated with an increased risk of stroke, diabetes, obesity and car accidents1. It’s not just your physical health .....

Big Trouble over Little Mints

This week I had two patients complaining about bloating and diarrhoea after eating a couple of mints. They were surprised at the level of gastrointestinal drama and discomfor .....

It's Raining, it's Pouring - 5 Tips to Stop Snoring

Does your snoring raise the roof? sound like a freight train?, or is it loud enough to wake the dead? Perhaps it’s your beloved bed partner, not you, sawing logs all night?; eith .....

A Bitter Pill

“A bitter pill to swallow" is a saying that must have had its origins in herbal medicine. Many herbal medicines are bitter, in fact, in the view of this grammatically flummoxed herbalist .....

5 Reasons Why Your Child is a Mouth Breather

5 Reasons Why Your Child is a Mouth Breather Noses are made for breathing; mouths are for eating, talking and laughing. Is it really a problem your child is a mouth breather? Yessi .....