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 Consultations in all aspects of medicine including
Facial Cosmetics, anti-wrinkle, dermal and lip fillers
Family Planning, sexual health, coil and implant insertions
Minor surgery and skin
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Be Health Empowered 💪It was a pleasure to be invited as a guest speaker at the monthly Me Time seminar held by SARA, a group that supports women who have been affected by domestic and family violence.
This month’s topic was all about spreading health...

Be Health Empowered 💪

It was a pleasure to be invited as a guest speaker at the monthly Me Time seminar held by SARA, a group that supports women who have been affected by domestic and family violence.

This month’s topic was all about spreading health awareness from cervical cancer screening, breast cancer screening to skin checks amongst others.

To find out more about the group head over to mfo.org.au.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

#womenshealth #breastcancerawareness

Source: https://instagram.com/p/CMmRMvQJxgE/

Foods to Eat for a HEALTHY Ramadan FAST in 2021? | Doctor Explains 🌙

Ramadan Mubarak 🌙

In today’s episode of Dr Nora I talk you through which foods are best to eat for a healthy fast.

WHAT IS RAMADAN?

Ramadan is a holy month that is observed by many people around the world. It primarily involves fasting from dawn until sunset, that means no water or food during that time. And it’s for that reason that not everyone can fast. Groups such as the pregnant or breast feeding, certain medical conditions and the frail and elderly not to fast. Whilst they may not be able to fast they observe the month in other ways such as going to the mosque. If you have any questions about your health eligibility to fast then please speak with your local doctor, you can even come by for a sick note.

PREPARING FOR YOUR FAST

To prepare for your fast, it is important to eat foods that will release energy over a prolonged period of time. This may take the form of complex carbohydrates. These are carbohydrates that are made up of many molecules of sugar, and when consumed take a long time to digest, examples include oats, eggs or chickpeas. It is important to also drink small quantities of water regularly to keep you hydrated for the fast.

BREAKING YOUR FAST

When breaking your fast, it is very easy to eat unhealthy and processed foods, however take time to think about which foods you are consuming. Traditionally, people will break their fast with 1-2 dates. Dates are a healthy source of natural sugars (provided they are not coated with additional sugar). They contain nutrients, such as potassium and manganese and are a perfect treat for breaking the fast.

Having soup is a great way to get nutrients and hydration into your body. In addition, the warmth of the soup will help your stomach expand after a long fast. For your main meal, you may want to consider having a variety of fresh vegetables and protein. When preparing your meals be sure to limit the amount of salt used as this can make you feel dehydrated, lethargic and bloated. In addition, when cooking foods, avoid saturated fats such as ghee or butter as these can cause your arteries to narrow and cause heart disease in later life. Instead, consider healthier oils, if any, such as Olive Oil. When cooking meats, consider baking or grilling for a healthier alternative to frying or deep frying.

If you’re looking for a sweet ‘pick me up’ get hold of some fruits which are packed with nutrients and natural sugars, or if you really want a sweet desert, check out my healthy pumpkin pie recipe.

Above all, be sure to drink plenty of water. In most countries this will be 2-2.5 litres/day, this may increase in hotter climates. Water is essential for our bodily functions, and a shortage can make us dehydrated and have adverse effects on our body.

COMPANION VIDEOS

How to Have a Healthy Ramadan: https://youtu.be/3rPpHddZFfA

How to Fast Healthy: https://youtu.be/5Dy0IOQ20sc

Low Fat Dessert Recipe: https://youtu.be/_hlJuJPo_Bg

Foods to Boost Immunity: https://youtu.be/Fu7tK5kHfn4

Type 2 Diabetes: https://youtu.be/UUBuDnVqpkM

Type 2 Diabetes Facts: https://youtu.be/k9IAvIN5eew

MY STETHOSCOPES

Littmann Classic: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=littmann+classic

Littmann 3200: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=littmann+3200

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop me a line in the comments section below.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora 💉

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

MUSIC BY Doug Maxwell - Swinging with the Sultan

The information provided in this video is not a substitute for getting individualised advice by an accredited healthcare professional.

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What You Should Know About Microcurrent Facials | Doctor Explains Foreo Bear

In today’s episode of Dr Nora, I take a look at an emerging technology in the cosmetic field - Microcurrent Facials, from what they are to how they work and who is using them.

COMPANION VIDEOS

Non-Surgical Lift: https://youtu.be/3OGuprmweVI

Mouth Wrinkles: https://youtu.be/cvFHs3a57q0

PRP Facials: https://youtu.be/EadAyjEvl7U

Non-Surgical Nose Job: https://youtu.be/cbnLuKu2rCE

MICROCURRENT FACIAL - FOREO

Foreo’s latest handheld device is the Bear which releases T Sonic (or transdermal) electrical currents through the skin at 100pulses per second with a duration of 0.34seconds. It does this through the two electrodes at the top of the device.

When the skin is stimulated by microcurrents - ATP is released, which is energy for cells. This helps to reduce fluid, improve circulation and blood flow and reduce inflammation. The net result of this is to help reconstitute elastin and collagen. Whilst there are not many human clinical studies with this technology, there have been studies conducted on mice.

WHO CAN USE IT

As with any technological device, it is vital to read the manual that comes with it. For this particular device, it is not suitable for those who are pregnant, those with implantable devices, those with cancers or blood disorders and should not be used over moles or skin cancers. If you have any concern whether this device is right for you, be sure to consult with your medical health professional prior to use.

WHERE TO BUY

Foreo Bear: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=foreo+bear

CREAMS

Foreo recommend using a facial cleanser prior to application of the serum. The cleanser contains vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant that can help nourish your skin and protect it from damage caused by free radicals.

The Serum Serum Serum which is advised to use prior to the application of the Bear device has two important ingredients within it - Hylauronic acid and Squalene.

MY STETHOSCOPES

Littmann Classic: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=littmann+classic

Littmann 3200: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=littmann+3200

COMPANION VIDEOS

Take care and stay healthy,

Dr Nora

FILM BY VTUDIO | https://vtudio.com

Links to products often include an affiliate tracking code which allow us to earn fees on purchases you make through them.

How Sugar Affects Your Health | Doctor Explains 👩‍⚕️🍭

In today’s episode of Dr Nora, I give you the low down on sugar from how much if any, we should be consuming to how it impacts our health.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Whilst there are no strict recommendations in Australia for the amount of sugar that should be consumed, it is widely agreed that you should not consume more that 10% of your total calorie intake as sugar. For an average woman, this would be 6 teaspoons per day and for an average man, 9 teaspoons.

SUGAR

Sugar belongs to a food group known as carbohydrates. These carbohydrates can either be digestible or indigestible. Indigestible carbohydrates pass through our body unchanged and are known as fibre or roughage. Digestible carbohydrates are sugars and starch.

There are different types of sugars, such as glucose, fructose, galactose, maltose, lactase and sucrose - which is the chemical name of sugar.

When we eat carbohydrates including sugar, our body converts this into glucose which gives us energy. Glucose is maintained in the blood stream by a chemical known as insulin that keeps the sugar level within range. If we do not use the glucose in our blood stream, it gets converted into glycogen which can then be stored for use later.

Glycogen if not used, is converted into fatty acids, which, if there is an abundance of circulates in the body and gets stored as fat for example in the liver. This can lead to a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. These changes can often be reversible with a change in lifestyle and diet.

For further studies and trials on the effects of sugar, be sure to read ‘Pure White & Deadly’ by John Rudkin.

Within this book there are a number of studies that demonstrate the adverse effects of sugar on the body, for example, a rise in Triglycerides (a fat within the body), a decrease in our good cholesterol and a stickiness to our blood cells. These changes can contribute to adverse effects on the heart. There are of course other factors than sugars that can cause cardiovascular diseases, such as genetics, smoking, alcohol consumption and leading a sedentary lifestyle.

The book also demonstrates an increase in acid reflux in a cohort of patients as well as a reduced ability to maintain a normal sugar level within the blood stream. As we also know an excess of sugar can lead to dental problems.

NUTRITIONAL LABELS

It is important to take a look at nutritional labels when you are next shopping as sugars can be hidden in foods and consumption may be higher than anticipated.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Managing your sugar consumption is just one facet of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Eating a healthy balanced diet with fruit and vegetables, limiting the amount of alcohol, stopping smoking and carrying out regular exercises are all important. It is important to seek advice from your medical doctor before embarking on any changes to your diet or exercise regime.

I hope that you’ve found this video useful and as always if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to drop me a line in the comments section below.

MY STETHOSCOPES

Littmann Classic: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=littmann+classic

Littmann 3200: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=littmann+3200

Pure White & Deadly: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=pure+white+deadly

COMPANION VIDEOS

Healthy New Year: https://youtu.be/XMzA3l9iT20

Low Calorie Dessert: https://youtu.be/p0LdZhw99UE

Home Fitness: https://youtu.be/C05Z7dAOlyY

Boost Immunity Through Food: https://youtu.be/Fu7tK5kHfn4

Take care and stay healthy,

Dr Nora

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Links to products often include an affiliate tracking code which allow us to earn fees on purchases you make through them.

The power of positivity 💪This International Women’s Day, I had the pleasure of being invited to talk at the Multicultural Families Organisation event held at TAFE Queensland, helping to inspire and empower women with the ability to challenge...

The power of positivity 💪

This International Women’s Day, I had the pleasure of being invited to talk at the Multicultural Families Organisation event held at TAFE Queensland, helping to inspire and empower women with the ability to challenge negativity.

The day was a great success filled with beautiful performances by delegates from all over the world.

Be sure to watch the full video on youtube.com/drnora.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

Source: https://instagram.com/p/CMJ9oeLgj09/