Reading & Information

Recommended Reading

At Ballina Health Centre, we strongly encourage people to be well informed about health strategies and to take an active role in their health maintenance and recovery.

The upside of there being a lot of information and product choice available is often counterbalanced with the fact that it can become incredibly confusing – and indeed overwhelming – to choose which lifestyle and supplement programs to follow.

What’s more, over the two decades I have spent in natural medicine, many products I have read about, been told about or educated on at seminars, claim to have great results in curing various ailments, but rarely live up to the hype. There is a lot of shouting for attention, but only a few true performers.

Following is some recommended reading to set you on the right path. While the information that follows will be helpful in understanding different facets of health, it is imperative to work in partnership with your health professional, to guide you towards the best treatment options for your health, and to monitor the health gains you make. It is important to ensure that you are not getting caught working on a symptomatic level rather than treating underlying causes. Also remember, that rather than getting stuck on one way of solving a health issue, it is often far better to adopting a blend of therapies and lifestyle options.

Dr Michael Hayter Continue reading

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People who are overweight, and particularly those who are obese, have higher rates of death and illness than people of healthy weight, both overall and from a range of specific conditions, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis, psychological problems and reproductive problems for women.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare