The Art of Healing Vol 3 Issue 68

Telehealth came to the fore during covid and showed the medical and mental health professions, along with people living with chronic pain, just how helpful it could be. Read about this in our latest issue for Summer along with what your sleeping position says about you, how to be a better ancestor for future generations, ideas to help your child eat if they are fussy, and how to strengthen your gut using an Ayurvedic approach. So much more in this issue, including some life-changing conversations and how to overcome our ‘negativity bias.’ Oh, and find out the difference between sympathy and empathy, what is Plan B, and what is medicine for our times. Some beautiful imagery from Muslim artists and fabulous recipes from Spanish chef Miguel Maestre. Perfect for a Christmas gift or your coffee table, and great Summertime leisure-reading – that will also improve your knowledge!

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FRONT COVER IMAGE BY: ADAM ELLIOT Thank you to all the writers, organisations, and people we interviewed for their time and contributions to this magazine including (but not limited to): • Intelligent Screening Pty Ltd• David McLaughlin• Tracey Baillie• Adam Elliot• Bill O’Donnell• Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa• Pine Cliffs Resort• Healing Hotels of the World• Pan MacMillan Australia• James McDonald The article on p. 54 is an extract from the book: The Universe Listens to Brave by Rebecca Ray, Pan Australia, RRP$19.99 and is available from all good book stores. DISCLAIMER: All material provided in this magazine should be used as a guide only. Information provided should not be construed or used as a substitute for professional or medical advice. We would suggest that a healthcare professional should be consulted before adopting any…

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editor’s note

I had to start my note this time with a piece of very exciting information we have just received (6/7/2019) from the Physiological Society in Scotland: Esteemed Chair of Human Nutrition at the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen, Professor Lora Heisler, studies the precise region of the brain that regulates both appetite and blood sugar. She has found that serotonin, which targets brain neurons in the hypothalamus and hindbrain, can be stimulated to trick the brain to register that food has been consumed - when it hasn’t. By switching on specific brain cells, a reduction in appetite can be triggered - along with an increasing feeling of fullness. Further stimulating these neurons mimics the results of diabetes medications, reducing glucose production and increasing insulin action. Activation of these receptors in…

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i-Screen is an online platform that was founded in Australia in 2016 and provides direct-to-consumer medical testing. The up-side of using this service is that you get your results quickly (usually within 24 hours of having your bloods taken), you can eliminate waiting times or additional appointments with your GP, plus you have immediate ownership of your results. Perhaps a little on the down-side though, is that it can bring up a lot of questions and some of the medical jargon is impossible to understand. So whilst you will receive recommendations from an online GP with your tests results, i-Screen suggest that their service be used complementary to your consults with your local GP. You can also feel safe in the knowledge that all of the samples are collected and…

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comment on menopause test

The Menopause Test measures oestradiol, progesterone, FSH, LH, FSH to LH ratio, testosterone, free testosterone, and SHBG which are the key hormones. When you receive your results, they are scored as low, in the middle range, or high. Whilst my oestradiol and progesterone scores were in the low category, they were both only very marginally so. My testosterone, free testosterone and SHBG levels were all in the mid-range, and my FSH, LH and FSH to LG ration were in the high range. There was only one marker that was very high and that was the FSH – I was above the high <30 with a result of 94. Comment on my tests results from the allocated online doctor was that although my FSH levels were elevated and my oestradiol levels were…

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g20 leaders commit to prevention

Following the G20 Leaders’ Meeting in Osaka early July 2019, leaders have committed to promote “healthy and active ageing through policy measures to address health promotion, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases … over the life course”. The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK), the U.K.’s leading think tank on the impact of longevity on society, welcomes the G20 Governments’ commitment to focus efforts on prevention of ill health. Following the launch of the Prevention In An Ageing World program at the World Health Assembly in May 2019, ILC-UK has been calling on governments across the globe to make prevention a priority across the lifespan. Research by ILC-UK reveals that among those aged 50 and over in high and high-middle socio-demographic index countries, at least 16% of the total number of…

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gastrointestinal complaints in children could signal future mental health problem

A Columbia University study has found that adversity early in life is associated with increased gastrointestinal symptoms in children that may have an impact on the brain and behaviour as they grow to maturity. The study was published in the journal Development and Psychopathology. “One common reason children show up at doctors’ offices is intestinal complaints,” said Nim Tottenham, a professor of psychology at Columbia and senior author on the study. “Our findings indicate that gastrointestinal symptoms in young children could be a red flag to primary care physicians for future emotional health problems.” Scientists have long noted the strong connection between the gut and brain. Previous research has demonstrated that a history of trauma or abuse has been reported in up to half of adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), at…