Health-e-Bytes

Helena’s blogs are called Health-e-Bytes (HEBs). Through Health-e-Bytes, Helena shares her insights and keeps you up to date with the latest research in optimal health. Her goal is to remind you that your decisions are more powerful than your DNA and to inspire you to make daily choices that lead to vibrant health, lasting vitality and a body you love.

How to press pause on panic

When I was a medical student, the first thing we were taught to do in an emergency was to take our own pulse, NOT the patient’s.  Why?  To calm ourselves down so that we could think rationally.  [...]

Write a DON’T do list

Stress seems to be an inevitable part of life and it’s eroding our health and our quality of life. Research has shown that stress contributes to 80% of all diseases and it’s the number one cause [...]

No pain, more gain!

South Australian researchers have great news for those who don’t like the idea of ‘no pain no gain’. It turns out that a better motto is fun not force. The reason for this is that if you’re [...]

Three Big Brain-Boosters

I don’t know anyone whose life hasn’t in some way been shaken by the devastating fires. My heart goes out to everyone who has suffered fear and loss. And to all the firefighters and helpers who [...]

Keep calm about coronavirus

Over the last few days I’ve been inundated with questions about coronavirus. Here are my answers based on our current understanding of this new virus. Knowledge is your best protection. 1. What [...]

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