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The Wellness Couch - Episode #68 - Leila Masson, Sydney Paedetrician chats about CHILDREN’S and ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH DURING LOCKDOWN

The Wellness Couch - Episode #68 - Leila Masson, Sydney Paedetrician chats about CHILDREN’S and ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH DURING LOCKDOWN

September 24, 2020
CHILD and ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
Significant information to help parents with Child and Adolescent Mental Health during Lockdown.
Dr Leila Masson will discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people’s mental health and offer practical tips on what families can do to counter these.
For example, children in social isolation may produce less oxytocin and be in constant sympathetic overdrive. There are a myriad of lifestyle and nutritional interventions to increase oxytocin, to decrease adrenaline and stress, and shift children and adolescents into a parasympathetic “rest and digest" balance.
ABOUT:
Dr Leila Masson, Sydney-based specialist paediatrician and author of "Children's Health A-Z" a parent's guide to natural therapies for common childhood ailments.
Leila specializes in nutritional and environmental medicine for children's health issues, including allergies, asthma, behaviour problems, autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. She received her medical doctorate from the Free University of Berlin and did her paediatric specialist training at the University of California in San Francisco. She received her Master in Public Health from Harvard University and her Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
 
Passing the Virus test and taking a looong walk!

Passing the Virus test and taking a looong walk!

September 24, 2020

Sibeal Hurley from Great Ocean Road Health delivers a scintillating update on the COVID testing, Great Ocean Road Health Hike and the pivoting Second Sales.  

The Wellness Couch Episode #67 - Professor Ian E Brighthope - Treatment Protocols To Help COVID -19 Immunity

The Wellness Couch Episode #67 - Professor Ian E Brighthope - Treatment Protocols To Help COVID -19 Immunity

September 17, 2020
Highly acclaimed, gifted, awarded and media sought
Professor Ian Brighthope.
Listen in as we discuss the research behind vitamins C, D & Zinc . Professor Brighthope will also address efforts he has made to campaign widely to try to get the Government to consider introducing preventative protocols and evidence based natural treatment options for Covid 19.
In late February 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic had been affecting countries around the globe. Pro- fessor Brighthope realised that there would be a need for people to improve their state of health and increase their resistance to this new and novel coronavirus.
From previous experience and based on the scientific literature, he initiated a prophylactic and treatment protocol titled “The CD Zinc Campaign”. It consisted of the use of vitamin C, vitamin D and Zinc as oral supplements and the use of high dose vitamin D for deficiency states and high dose intravenous vitamin C for acutely and severely ill patients, either as outpatients or inpatients.The campaign was taken to the federal gov- ernment, unions, public, media and business.
The National Institute of Integrative Medicine’s (NIIM) Professor Ian Brighthope said there was mounting evidence the widely available nutrient VIT D could play a significant defensive role against coronavirus. A large portion of Victoria’s COVID-19 death toll can be linked to the aged care sector. Professor Brighthope is calling for a vitamin D rollout in Australia’s aged care facilities “without delay”, arguing the supplements can help build immunity to COVID-19 and help save hundreds if not thousands of lives.
ABOUT:
Professor Ian Brighthope:
A retired Medical Practitioner who graduated over 40 years ago with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He also has qualifications and experience in agricultural science and research. He originally specialised in Immunology but decided early in his career to focus on nutrition, nutritional, environmental medicine and herbal medicine as he understood they were the building blocks and keystones to health.
Professor Brighthope is the founding president of Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and has a lifelong ambition to help change the way medicine and healthcare is practised for the benefit of the public.
Professor Brighthope has published extensively for the general public and has appeared regularly in the media as an advocate of nutritional and environmental health. He is the author of 5 books and many scientific and medial lectures and reviews. His books have been endorsed by many luminaries, most notably the late Linus Pauling, the only person to have ever been awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes.
“Research from around the world is showing that vitamin D can play an essential role in both building immunity to the virus in the first place and also reducing the impact of the disease on those who do fall ill,” Prof Brighthope said.
Professor Ian Brighthope believes vitamin D can help build immunity to COVID-19. One in five Australians are vitamin D deficient, with the statistics more damning among higher-risk groups, Prof Brighthope said.
The institute’s founding director Professor Avni Sali said vitamin D could be a “cheaper and safe” method of safe guarding elderly Australians against COVID-19 until a safe and effective vaccine was found.
Lets chat with the highly acclaimed expert to understand the scientific research behind the preventative protocols and evidence based natural treatment for the virus that could just be your life saber.
The Virtual Health Hike, COVID testing and RUOK

The Virtual Health Hike, COVID testing and RUOK

September 10, 2020

Sibeal Hurley from Apollo Bay updates us with all the latest news from Great OCEAN ROAD HEALTH! 

TAKE THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD HEALTH HIKE

TAKE THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD HEALTH HIKE

August 21, 2020

Campbell Craig is an exercise physiologist at Great Ocean Road Health. 

Together with the rest of the staff, he's launching a virtual challenge to all of us to step out on the Great Ocean Road Health Hike Walk - From Point Impossible to the 12 Apostles, 29 days at 10,000 steps a day. 

There will be badges. There will be videos. There will be teams and solo flyers. Most of all there will be a lot of fun. Listen to the podcast,  check the Great Ocean Road Health website and count down to the September lift-off! 

How would you like your life to end?

How would you like your life to end?

August 21, 2020

Shuffling off the mortal coil is a once in a lifetime activity, so it's worth thinking about how you'd like to make the trip. 

Community Nurse, Ingrid and Liz Forrester from GREAT OCEAN ROAD HEALTH are keen to chat to locals young and old to address and record your wishes and treatment preferences when it comes time to deal with the inevitable.

It's well worth a listen. 

A Bold New Virtual Neighbourhood House

A Bold New Virtual Neighbourhood House

August 21, 2020

Just because the doors are shut doesn't mean that Marrar Woorn has slowed down. Quite the reverse! Sally Forrester and her Neighbourhood house team are busy in the virtual world AND the real world with a free concert, free masks, food parcels and much more. 

Clinical Services Director - Andrea Russell

Clinical Services Director - Andrea Russell

August 10, 2020

A dedicated career health professional, Andrea Russell is Great Ocean Road Health's Director of Clinical Services. She oversees the standards in both Lorne and Apollo Bay. It's a big job at the best of times, but with COVID it's especially demanding. Take a minute to meet Andrea and the challenges she faces. 

Episode #65 - The Wellness Couch chats to Integrative Medicine Specialist & Author, Dr Catherine Fyans

Episode #65 - The Wellness Couch chats to Integrative Medicine Specialist & Author, Dr Catherine Fyans

August 6, 2020

Dr Catherine Fyans, MMBS - Integrative Medical Practitioner with 40 years of experience, author of The Wounding of Health Care - joins us.

In our current state - Media is perpetuating fear and not disseminating both sides of medical journalism. Much is being censored that is creating polarisations and divisions between the population. Unfortunately this is creating much stress - prolonged stress is creating survival mechanisms within us that are hostile. Are we getting the whole story on the virus?

Catherine has worked as a medical practitioner, as her ‘day job’, for many years, and for most of that time as an ‘integrative’, or ‘holistic’, general practitioner. She has also trained in, and been informed by, other health care disciplines, including kinesiology, and is passionate about integrating the best of these different health care disciplines. Her interest in other health care practices has challenged many of the dogmas that were instilled during her medical training. She believes that no one group ‘owns’ health care and that the authority of one’s health should be rightfully handed back to the client.

It doesn't matter what angle we look at our current situation, we are all in agreeance that something is quite not right. With all due respect to those who have died with the virus and those most at risk, tonight we open our minds and view the current pandemic from a different angle and discuss what viruses can teach us by upgrading our genomic sequence.

- The effects of sustained fear on the immune system
- Mass testing and positive 'cases' - what does this actually mean?
- Pro’s and con’s of wearing a mask. What does the science say?
- What are the health and wellbeing implications of the current sanctions?
- Susceptibility to infection rather than just focusing on barrier methods to viral spread.

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