Posted in Preventative Medicine
Posted by Dr Margaret Evers
on 7 April 2022
The long summer days are over and we now look to what winter has in store and how we need to prepare ourselves.
I Know What You did last Summer
Who spent a lot of time out in the sun last summer? Have you had your post summer skin check? Its important to regularly – at least annually – have a thorough skin check for potential scan cancers. You may not be aware but we have recently incorporated Derm Engine into our skin check process. Derm Engine uses full body imaging to map and...
on 21 July 2020
COVID-19 is a novel virus, meaning it has never been in circulation within the human population before, therefore long term research isn't available on treatment options. However, good principles of nutritional medicine are likely to be supportive to strengthen the immune system.
The immune system is a complex whole-body system that is mainly housed in the gut wall and through the body via the antibody system, white blood cells and lymph nodes. These collections of tissues are the ...
on 24 June 2020
Never has there been more need, or more interest in natural ways to defend us against viruses, since the COVID-19 pandemic. Nutritional medicine, such as Vitamin D, Zinc and Vitamin C have amongst the best evidence for bolstering our immune systems.
Zinc is a fantastic antiviral in its own right. It was used commonly in the past, prior to antibiotics, but in mainstream it is rarely used anymore. It is not unusual to be deficient in zinc, even with a well rounded diet, as Australian soi...
on 2 December 2018
Is hypertension the same as high blood pressure? Yes
Why is it important? Because if we don't treat it, it puts us at risk of damaging our internal blood vessels and risking them bursting.
The outcome of this is commonly a stroke or aneurysm. It is also a major risk factor for heart disease and micro-vascular dementia.
If you are over the age of 50 years, it is important to get your blood pressure checked yearly at the very least. The reason why you need to check it, is that high...
on 22 October 2018
Meet the Rosebud GPs with time for your whole health story
If you're proactive about your health, you might like to meet Whole Medicine's integrative GPs.
DR Marina Mc Pherson (MBBS, B. Sci (Biomedical) FRACGP
DR Marina has been practicing integrative family medicine for more than 10 years. She is passionate about educating people about their health - inspiring and empowering them to live their best and most optimal life.
Marina completed her studies in post-graduate medicine at F...