Could it be your thyroid?

May is Thyroid Awareness Month in Australia and here’s why you need to know about it. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of your throat under your larynx or Adam’s [...]

How to break unwanted habits

Last week I discussed the science of successful habit formation.  But what about breaking unwanted habits? Once again, neuroscience offers some answers. How do bad habits form in the first place? [...]

Enter the CORONA Competition!

It’s time to change the narrative. Yes times are tough. Our lives have been turned upside down. People are out of work. We’re afraid of getting sick. And we’re even more afraid of making others [...]

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 [...]