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Posts tagged “health tips”

How to Make HEALTHY Carrot Cake | Doctor Explains Low Calorie Ingredients

Join me as I bake a healthier low calorie version of the classic Carrot Cake. A popular choice by many in the belief the carrots make it a healthier option, it is often laden with sugar, oil and butter.

In this episode, I share with you healthier alternatives to common ingredients to create this masterpiece whilst maintaining a genuine taste.

RECIPE AND METHOD

For the mixture:

- 3 Eggs

- 3 Grated Carrots

- 1 Tsp Fresh ginger

- 5 Dates cut in quarters

- 220g Pineapple mashed, without the juice

- 20g Walnuts

- 50ml Sugar-Free Maple syrup

- 1 Cup Flour

- 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of soda

- 2 Tsp Baking powder

- 2 Tsp Cinnamon powder

Mix the dry ingredients together and set aside. In a separate bowl mix the carrots, eggs, ginger, walnuts, dates, pineapple and maple syrup together. Once you have achieved an even texture add in the dry ingredients. Be sure not to over beat the mixture as the cake will loose its height.

Transfer the mixture into a baking tin and place in an already heated oven at 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a knife can come out clean from the cake.

Set aside to rest and enjoy with a lovely cup of tea.

Please remember to always eat treats sensibly as part of a full healthy balanced diet and an active lifestyle.

COMPANION VIDEOS

Immune Boosters in Food: https://youtu.be/Fu7tK5kHfn4

Health Pumpkin Pie: https://youtu.be/p0LdZhw99UE

Healthy Chocolate Dessert: https://youtu.be/2Q4CyJDd2y0

Healthy Basbousa Dessert: https://youtu.be/_hlJuJPo_Bg

BAKING GEAR

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Baking Tray: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=baking+tray

Apron: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=apron

Oven Gloves: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=oven+gloves

Thanks for watching and if you’ve tried the recipe for yourself or have other healthy substitute ingredients, please let me know.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

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How to GET THE MOST from Your Family Doctor GP Appointment 👩‍⚕️

In this episode I talk through how to getting the most out of the limited time slot you get with your family doctor.

PART I - PREPARING THE HISTORY

Preparation is key when it comes to seeing your doctor. Take a moment in the waiting room to think about your problem. You might want to think about how it started, is it getting better or worse, are there any triggers, is there anything associated with it. Take a think about any solutions that you may have tried. All too often, nothing is done by patients, but sometimes trying a solution such as an anti-inflammatory medication for knee pain, can help the doctor to work out the diagnosis. If you’re forgetful it might be worthwhile bringing in a list of symptoms for your problem. It may be that you have more than one problem, if this is the case, inform your doctor at the start of the consult to work out which is the priority problem and which can be reviewed at a later time if time does not permit.

PART II - PREPARING FOR EXAMINATION

Now that you have succinctly and coherently put across your problem, your doctor may then interact with you through a number of ways. They may ask you questions whilst you are talking to help keep the conversation on track and to obtain any important salient details about your problem, aiding them with their thought process. Your doctor may then wish to perform an examination. Sometimes this is not always necessary, however if you suspect an examination may be required it’s important to consider this during your preparation. For example, if you have knee pain, your doctor may need to examine your knee, so think about how easy it will be to access your knee with your attire. It might be that you are coming in for an intimate examination, and for this you may need to prepare appropriately with washing or attire.

Once your doctor has performed an examination they may request some further tests, this could take the form of blood tests or radiology to name a few. In these situations, results can take around 2-3 days and you may be required to return at a later date. In some situations like this, the doctor may be unable to give you a diagnosis straight away and so your patience is appreciated. You could use the opportunity of having to return as a time to reflect on your problem and think about whether you have missed anything or want to clarify something with the doctor. Following on from this, be sure to check your understanding at the end of every consultation. Sometimes doctors use medical language or jargon, that is hard to understand. As a habit, I always go through reports or results with picture aids to ensure patient understanding. Generally, if you ask your doctor for clarification on something, they will be happy to help.

Finally, know that the doctor has your back. Remember the doctor has taken a hippocratic oath to do you no harm and to provide you with the best form of treatment that is suitable for your condition. You should generally seek advice from your primary medical practitioner as they know your history well. However, if you feel uncertain about something the doctor has said or you want a second opinion, it is ok to do this. Most of the time, the management will be the same as your usual doctor, which helps to reinforce and reassure the patient-doctor relationship. However, on very rare occasions, I, as a second opinion doctor have found there to be outliers, where I have changed the management to save lives. This goes back to preparation, very often when you see the second opinion doctor, you may have a better understanding of your problem and so when you portray your symptoms for a second time, it may lead the doctor in a different direction.

COMPANION VIDEOS

Medical Centre Tour: https://youtu.be/4DitUGWWBSg

Doctor in Paradise: https://youtu.be/pmTRtyyJ3OY

Rural GP: https://youtu.be/g3zpI-D1k94

Urban GP: https://youtu.be/HH_9i0M2xAI

MY STETHOSCOPE

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eBay: https://vtudio.com/a/?e=littmann+classic

Thanks for watching, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

Take care and stay healthy,

Dr Nora 💉

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

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 💉

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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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Cosmetic Treatments? THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE for Healthy Skin ☀️ | Sun Care Tips

I’m not talking about fillers, anti-wrinkle or fancy moisturisers, just sunscreen. The sun emits harmful ultraviolet radiation (UV) which can damage our skin. In particular it emits UV A rays which have longer wavelengths that can penetrate deep into the skin, and UV B rays which have shorter wavelength that penetrate near the surface of the skin. UVA is responsible for ageing our skin, as it sets off enzymes that can break down our natural collagen, leaving us looking weathered, depleted and wrinkly. UV B rays are responsible for causing changes in our skin DNA, meaning that with prolonged exposure, skin cancers can develop.

It’s therefore vital to protect your skin from the suns rays for both medical and cosmetic purposes. But which sunscreen should you choose?

There are a vast array of sunscreens on the market. It’s important to choose one that covers both UVA and UVB. You should also look at the SPF on the bottle. This gives an indicator for how much UVB can reach your skin. For example SPF 30 means 3.3% of UVB can reach your skin and SPF 50 means that 2% can reach. Ok it’s not perfect, but it’s a start. You should also wear protective clothing when out in the sun, such as a hat, shades, loose protective clothing and minimise your time outdoors when the UV is high, typically between 10am-3pm. You can also check the UV index on your phone, when it is 3 and above, you should take measures to protect yourself and limit exposure.

But how much should you apply?

Always follow the instructions on your sunscreen bottle. For an average adult, you should apply 5ml (teaspoon) for each part of your body, for example, 5ml for one arm, 5ml for the face and neck and so on. Re-application is also important, so always refer to the bottle as this can vary.

Over here in the Gold Coast, we have pop up stations that educate on how much sunscreen we are putting on - I tried this myself and I did pretty well, what do you think?

COMPANION VIDEOS

Cosmetic injectables: https://youtu.be/WQh0Yp_7Cx8

Natural Lip Filler: https://youtu.be/RsxDQS3FYLY

Airlie Beach GP: https://youtu.be/g3zpI-D1k94

Doctor in Paradise Part 1: https://youtu.be/pmTRtyyJ3OY

Doctor in Paradise Part 2: https://youtu.be/jqnM6fkG-f8

MY STETHOSCOPE

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Thanks for watching, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

Take care and stay healthy,

Dr Nora 💉

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How Effective are DIY Cloth Face Masks? | Doctor Explains COVID-19 Protection

Should we still be wearing masks amidst the Covid-19 outbreak and how effective home-made masks? In this episode we dig into the studies and discuss the current guidelines on wearing masks.

COMPANION VIDEOS

How to Protect Yourself With A Mask: https://youtu.be/ftm6aKaf0IM

How Medical Centres Protect You: https://youtu.be/VGmEL0FvH9U

Coronavirus Q&A: https://youtu.be/hCucUd5KeJo

Working in Chinatown: https://youtu.be/e1F0EyiR7eQ

Finding a P2 Mask Vlog: https://youtu.be/gJ9dQqfT0zY

Flu Season: https://youtu.be/vZBCL-PgarA

REFERENCES

Face Mask Efficacy and Avian Flu Protection:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jmv.25805

Respiratory Diseases in Saudi Women: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11515979

CDC Cloth Face Mask: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html

WHERE TO BUY P2 MASKS

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Officeworks: http://bit.ly/officeworksp2

I hope you’ve found this video useful and always, if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line below.

Take care and stay healthy,

Dr Nora

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