Body Health-e-Bytes

Every 13 seconds, your body makes more cells than there are people in the United States.

You have more than 600 skeletal muscles and 206 bones in your body.

Loneliness produces physical as well as emotional pain. In the same way that we instinctively avoid touching a hot stove for fear of getting burnt, we avoid loneliness because it weakens our immune system and makes us more susceptible to getting sick.

To discover more about how to achieve vibrant health, lasting vitality and a body you love, read on …

What’s your sleep type?

Last week was Sleep Awareness Week. This is an annual event that highlights the importance of having good quality sleep. This year’s theme is ‘Sleep on it: Memory and problem solving’ and [...]

How to stop stress-eating

Sally Obermeder and Ryan Phelan from Channel 7’s The Daily Edition asked Dr Helena to provide some answers. Here is a transcript of their conversation. 1. Why do we eat in response to stress? [...]

What is hidden from you?

Ebor is a small town in northern NSW with a population of 166 people. It has one café, one hotel and one waterfall. I stopped there for lunch during my 5 hour drive home from Armidale where I had [...]

What’s the Recipe for Life?

DNA stands for De-oxyribo-Nucelic Acid. It’s the stuff we inherit from our parents and it’s found inside the nucleus of our cells. (Some is also found in our mitochondria.) Recently I compared [...]

What are you doing with your DNA?

Imagine that a relative has died and left you money in a bank account. What will you do with it? Will you spend it, invest it, or leave it sitting in the account until you figure out your best [...]

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