This month’s edition shares news of World Polio Day on October 4, and our AGM. Unfortunately, COVID cases are increasing in Western Australia once more, so the Christmas Party has been cancelled. Enjoy the charming stories about young people who survived Polio in the 40s and 50s.
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Book review: Sexual Chemistry
Their sins shall be visited on their children and upon their children’s children Jeremiah 15:4 Ever wondered about this quotation from the bible and thought it a bit harsh?Dr Ellen Grant in her book “Sexual Chemistry” published by Mandarin paperbacks, London 1994, brings this prophecy to life, even to death.Dr Grant, a Scottish obstetrician workingContinue reading “Book review: Sexual Chemistry”
Could one of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency be anxiety? Magnesium is also an impressive infection fighter. It is needed for our cells to synthesise proteins, enable nerve impulses, and efficient muscle function. Magnesium intake is at a low amongst Americans and Australians and it’s believed that this is, in part, due to a major shift fromContinue reading “Magnesium”
No-one wants to be sick! But sometimes it is inevitable. Particularly if you use public transport, or look after grandchildren who are at school or childcare. We can thank COVID that it is now acceptable to wear a mask as well. So it is most important if possible to stay out of crowds, keep yourContinue reading “Winter Ills”
Pain vs Cheese
It may be more important to ensure a good balance between calcium and magnesium to protect your bone strength. There is good data to suggest that eliminating dairy products from the diet does reduce the pain and stiffness for many people with arthritis. Here is a deeper look at the biochemistry of muscle action whichContinue reading “Pain vs Cheese”
Cravings are famously associated with pregnancy, but sometimes they show up at other times. Chocolate, salty foods, red meat, raw meat, ice, avocado, apple juice, ginger, bread/pasta, creamy foods, pizza or cigarettes might point to vitamin or mineral deficiencies – this article discusses some of these.
Balance and exercises
How good is your balance? Most people don’t find it difficult to walk across a gravel driveway, transition from walking on a footpath to grass, up a gentle slope or get out of bed in the middle of the night. But for polios and other people axing with impaired balance, such activities can be extremelyContinue reading “Balance and exercises”
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March 2022 Newsletter
Volume 2: Number 1 In this issue Beginnings of Disabled Sports in WA Important news from the Clinic: remember that the Post Polio Network WA and Polio Clinic WA are now separate entities. be mindful of the office changes to protect from COVID: use telephone or email where ever possible Usual office hours are TuesdayContinue reading “March 2022 Newsletter”
What helps with joint problems
by Tessa Jupp, RN We have been using gelatine and borax to alleviate arthritis successfully for many years now but there are so many other ways that our bodies also need and use all of these nutrients we should be getting from the foods we eat. Each of us is a unique person and ourContinue reading “What helps with joint problems”