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Author Archives: Vien

How To Manage Viral Gastro(enteritis) Trending In Sydney

  Sydney, enjoy your eased lockdowns during COVID this December 2020. However be aware that viral gastro is in the wild and appearing as nausea, vomiting, and or diarrhoea. Tummy is usually upset too. I still see it this 3rd week in Sydney hence this update.   I highly recommend everyone maintain common sense hygiene […]

Daily Dose Ep51: How To Feed Problem Babies (Colic, Reflux, Constipation, Allergy)

In Australia and New Zealand we have the Food Standards dictating what’s allowed in your baby’s formula powder.   Fortunately most brands have to hit minimums for protein, carbs, and fats.    Unfortunately the optional extras are exactly that, optional! I have to also add a disclaimer: breast milk is KING. Formula comes nowhere close.  […]

Daily Dose Ep48: A Common Side Effect Of Antidepressants

My of my customers asked how to manage the drowsiness associated with his Prozac. I share generic advice for all from timing of the dose, conflicting drugs, grace period, dosage and finally cap off with lifestyle advice to improve one’s mood and well being: getting sunshine, posture, exercise, judicious use of caffeine etc… Enjoy  

Daily Dose Ep44. How To Treat Thrush (Vaginal & Penile)

https://youtu.be/CFUHhuSgpIo Busy Bee? Tune into the podcast here Embarrassing but it happens! If you’re a women over the age of 16 years, you’re likely to get thrush at least once in your lifetime. Men you’re not off the hook either it can happen on the tip of your penis Now to be clear, thrush is […]

The Friday Tune Up Ep.2

Friday, August 21st 2020 My current health hack – While not quite a health hack in the strictest terms, I’m quite enjoying another new app right now called DuoLingo. Available on Google Play or App Store I’m trying to learn Chinese-Mandarin again for like the 99th time but this app have stick-a-bility. It reminds me […]

The Friday Tune Up Ep.1

  Welcome to the blog version of our new podcast titled The Friday Tune Up (click for audio) We talk: health hacks, books, films, food, and favourite quote of the week! In bite-sized form, here we go! My current health hack – The Fitbod app Available from App Store Ever gone to the gym wondering what […]

Bushfires and Asthma

It’s sad to see so many bushfires burning across NSW right now =( I take my hat off to all frontline servicemen and women whom are doing their best for us including fireys, paramedics, chopper pilots, doctors, nurses, the SES, and many others! Today’s topic is on asthma. If you’re a carer for the elderly, […]

Daily Dose Ep16: Best Vacuum for my Allergic Kid

  I’m a little too excited for our new Dyson vacuum lol.. Ever wondered what household products are suitable for your child who might be sensitive to allergies like dust mites, mould, smoke, perfume etc…? The National Asthma Council of Australia has a useful website called Sensitive Choice (https://www.sensitivechoice.com/products-services/) which is a non-profit that gives […]

Yellow Fever Vaccine

Yellow Fever gets it’s name from the yellowing of the skin, known as jaundice What is Yellow Fever? Yellow Fever is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes often in the South American and African continents. It is potentially lethal as it can harm many functions on our body from heart to kidneys. In the early […]

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