Ross River Fever

Ross River Fever

There have been several outbreaks of Ross River Virus in the Geelong area recently.  The infection is transmitted via mosquito, and symptoms frequently start appearing within a few days of being bitten, although it can appear out to several weeks…

Fruit and Low Carb eating

Fruit and Low Carb eating

One obvious problem with eating fruit on a low carb diet is that fruit is full of sugar. When you are supposed to only be eating 20 grams of carbs each day, and a banana can have up to 20 grams, it precludes this from our list of permitted foods.

The Calm of 2020.

The Calm of 2020.

This year has been the year of turmoil.  Of broken plans, and changed dreams.  It has been the year of learning to love low key living, to appreciate the availability of time, and to let go of expectation.  There are…

Finding Purpose in Smiling at Strangers.
Bleak Outlooks – Winter 2020

Bleak Outlooks – Winter 2020

So, how is everyone coping with Lockdown Mark II?  I am trying to maintain a positive outlook on life, and feel grateful that we are not in Melbourne with stricter lockdown requirements, or indeed in the US or Europe, where…

Fear and living with the burden of a virus.
How to stop clenching your jaw.

How to stop clenching your jaw.

“And they gnashed their terrible teeth…”  Maurice Sendak.  Where The Wild Things Are.   Clenching your jaw, or grinding your teeth, is known as “bruxism”.  It is commonly accepted as being a response to stress, and it’s something which I…

Self isolation and self care.

Self isolation and self care.

Does everyone else feel like they have been at home forever…?  I have never been this lazy for this long in my life – it’s kind of weird.  And all those times that I wished that I had time to…

Clinic Update due to Corona virus:
The Art of Being Selectively Selfish

The Art of Being Selectively Selfish

It’s International Women’s Day, and on just posting an article which I enjoyed, on not being a slave to doing everything, I thought it was worth expanding upon the theme.   Most of my patients in clinic are women.  Men…