What you need to know about carbohydrates

Every day I consult with clients I can pretty much guarantee I will have at least one person tell me they avoid carbohydrates because they “make me fat” and then in the next breathe they tell me they are making poor food choices after dinner and have low energy levels. So, in my first blog post for WA Health Group I thought I would explain a bit about why we need carbohydrates and how to incorporate them into your diet. So, first things first, what are carbohydrates? Carbohydrates, or CHO as I will be referring to them, are a large group of compounds that are broken down, or digested in our bodies to produce glucose. Think of glucose as being the fuel for your car. Glucose provides energy to

Do you have Diabetes and want to get more active?

Referral form Grp Allied HS Medicare 2 Diabetes You may be eligible for Medicare funding Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and a management plan from their general practitioner (GPMP) may be referred for group allied health services. This entitles you to an assessment service, and up to eight (8) group services per calendar year covered by Medicare. The diabetes class incorporates a combination of strength and aerobic exercises to help manage your diabetes. How can exercise help my Diabetes? Regular exercise improves efficiency of insulin which can lower blood glucose and improve HbA1C as well as helping with the prevention and management of other conditions associated with an inactive lifestyle

Persistent Pain

Pain is universal feeling it’s important to recognise that all pain, whether acute or chronic, is all produced by the brain. Acute pain is a result of tissue damage and during this time it is important to let the pain settle while staying active and tissue will to heal on its own, however it is important to get a medical opinion from your health practitioner. Persistent pain occurs even after the tissue has healed and you may suffer chronic pain. Once anything sinister has been ruled out by a physiotherapist and tissue will heal within 3-6months. Pain experienced is due to increased sensitivity of the brain and nerves, instead of further damage the body. In other words, it’s more complex. So

Spring Recipes

Spring is finally here and so is an array of fresh spring fruits and vegetables. Try some of these spring-inspired recipes this season! Breakfast *Asparagus and Leek Frittata* Serves 4 Ingredients: Olive oil spray ¼ cup olive oil 2 large leeks (pale part only), trimmed 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 4cm lengths 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves 8 free-range eggs 80mL milk ¼ cup (20g) grated parmesan cheese 500g vine-ripened cherry tomatoes 2 cups mixed salad leaves Method: Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly oil a 1.2L rectangular baking dish with oil spray. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook leek, asparagus and garlic for 5 minutes, stirring until sl

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