Perspective: One Man’s Struggle

I was on my way to the airport yesterday to pick up a Volunteer when I received a call from her telling me she hadn’t even left Mumbai yet. So we decided to turn around and head back to the office. As fate would have it Dr RK Deshwal received a phone call from a…

Kumusta: Cebu to Bohol

After a mad dash to the airport we managed to land safely at our new destination, Cebu. We were heading to the island of Bohol to meet with our new partners, Leaders for Change, with the hopes of establishing a Volunteer Program in order to aid them with funding for their projects. We had one small…

Kumusta: Manila

    So I have arrived safely back to India. The past two weeks have been extremely hectic but just as rewarding. My colleague Rotana Cheng and I started off in Manila City with no contacts and a vague idea of what we wanted to achieve as representative for Hands on Health Australia. The first…

Killing Time: Manila Airport.

It is currently 4am on the 2nd of January and I have just arrived in Manila, The Philippines. I didn’t think I would make it. It took me 4 hours to get to the Airport from my home in Waihi Beach, when it should only take 1.5-2 hours. There had been a nasty crash on…

Today’s Subject: Oestrogen dominance.

I loved exploring the research behind this! There is just so much to learn. It makes me sad that nowadays so many people are suffering from these issues. We are ALWAYS so quick to blame hormones, which is completely correct, but shouldn’t we address WHY the hormones are such an issue? Well I have done…

Volunteering: The Cons

I have the best job in the world. I have no doubt about that at all. To wake up every morning and know that you are making a difference and know that you are doing exactly what YOU want to do is the best feeling in the world and I wish all my friends could experience…

Today’s Subject: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Now this is a subject that I am sure both guys and gals can relate to, am I right? I remember awhile  ago when I was doing research on this topic I met a doctor who specialises in female reproduction, he told me that if a female was at her optimal level of health and…

Nepal: Six Months On

It was April 25th 2015, the centenary of ANZAC day. A day where New Zealand and Australia put aside their sporting rivalry to pay tribute to the soilders that landed in Gallipoli and ultimately, lost their lives. While we were paying our respects to our kinsmen some 8000km away a tragedy in its own right…

Jagran Jan Vikas Samiti: A NGO

This is for those of you who have been wondering what on earth I have been doing these past few months. I have been doing my second stint with an organisation in India, utilising my Myotherapy and Naturopathy skills to help those who are trying to help themselves but don’t have the opportunity or resources…

Today’s Subject: Cholesterol and Declining Hormones.

Cholesterol has an extremely important function in the body but it has become a word in which people seem to fear. This should not be the case. With the right diet and adequate exercise Cholesterol can be managed with ease and without the use of potentially harmful medications. Just remember that everyone is individual and…

Today’s Subject: De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

I seem to be at that age where it feels like almost everyone is having children. As a result I have been seeing a great deal of concern coming from new mums with wrist complaints . This is very common amongst mums with newborn babies. De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is usually the diagnosis but is widely known as “baby wrist”…

Chances in China: Part 1

Almost 4 years ago I had the privilege to travel to Beijing, China with a group of health professionals, thanks to Massage Australia. Working in the Guang An Men Hospital, a BUPA funded research hospital, our days were very structured. Everyday we woke at 6am to start at the Hospital by 7am and work until 1pm.  After lunch we would have lectures by…