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A visit from Janine Freeman, MLA

The team at Park Medical Group was honoured to welcome Ms Janine Freeman, MLA and Chair of the Parliamentary Education and Health Standing Committee.

Ms Freeman met with some of the Park Medical Group doctors and staff to discuss her work as Chair of the Education and Health Standing Committee. The committee oversees portfolio responsibilities in Health & Mental Health as well as Education and Training.Park Medical Group appreciates Ms Freeman taking time out of her busy schedule to come and discuss current health and mental health issues with our team.


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Losing weight on a Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet

Losing weight can be tricky, especially if you are overweight or obese, or have a chronic illness such as diabetes.

These tips can help you lose weight using the Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet:

1.Cut your carbs

2.Eat healthy fats and protein

3.Consume several meals a day – reduce snacking!

4.Green, leafy vegetables are key

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Chronic Disease in Australia

Chronic disease, as defined by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), are ‘long lasting conditions with persistent effects.’ These types of diseases are becoming increasingly common in our country, with more than 11 million people suffering from at least 1 of 8 chronic diseases in 2014-15.

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What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition we are all aware of – but how much do you actually know about this 21st-century epidemic?

According to Diabetes Australia:

1.280 Australians develop diabetes every day

2.There are three main types of diabetes

3.A person who has diabetes cannot naturally maintain healthy levels of glucose in their blood

Dr Sanjeev at Park Medical is passionate about the prevention and management of diabetes through diet. Read more about the Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet here.

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Is a Low Carb, Healthy Fat Diet effective in reversing/managing Diabetes?

There are many advantages to a Low Carb, Healthy Fat nutritional approach. As advocated by Low Carb Down Under (LCDU), this type of diet can be used to manage Type-1 or Type-2 diabetes –

“We believe this is far and above the best way to manage diabetes […] If you have Type-1 or Type-2 Diabetes it is important to understand that decreasing your consumption of carbohydrates that raise your blood sugar will decrease your need for insulin and other medication […].”

Low Carb Down Under defines a Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet as “less than 30% of your daily calories coming from carbohydrates”. This is achieved by eating “real, whole foods v”.

You can find out more about Low Carb Down Under and the Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet on our “Low Carb Down Under Conference” blog post.

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Unprecedented summer flu numbers spark winter concerns

Article from Community New Group

A WA health expert has urged people to get their flu vaccines, as an unprecedented number of summer flu cases already in WA sparks cause for concern.

Earlier this month Health Minister Roger Cook described it as a ‘tough season’ ahead.

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The Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Diet for Children and Teenagers

If you are considering adopting the Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat diet for yourself and your family, it’s worth first looking into the benefits and possible risks for your child or children.

In this blog, we will discuss:

1.Type 2 diabetes and obesity in children

2.Ketones as a primary fuel source

3.Cholesterol levels in children

You should never adopt the Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat diet for your children if you have not spoken to your GP and received consent to do so. If you’re interested in this diet, speak to Dr Sanjeev Balakrishnan at Park Medical Group.

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Medical Cosmetic Treatments Now Available

Medical Cosmetic Treatments are now available at Park Medical Group.

If you are wanting to improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the signs of aging, the range of medical cosmetic treatments now available at Park Medical Group may be able to help you.

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What are healthy low carbohydrate foods?

We’ve talked a lot in the Park Medical Group blog about the benefits of a Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet, especially concerning managing diabetes.

If you have adopted a Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet it can be difficult to know where to start. If you are interested in the benefits of this diet to manage diabetes, or you want to adopt this diet for your children, you should speak to your GP first.

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The signs and symptoms of obesity

It’s easy to dismiss a few extra kilograms as ‘nothing to worry about.’

However, a little extra weight can easily turn into a health risk if left unchecked, and you may start to notice symptoms that can affect your daily life.

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TMental Health linked to weight

According to the Australian Government Department of Health, the state of a person’s mental health can be linked with weight gain and weight loss. Weight issues may be the cause of a person’s anxiety or depression, and it may also be a symptom.

“Sometimes, people feel down or anxious about their weight. They may feel guilty for not being healthy and energetic. They may blame themselves for not being fit and active. As well, if a person has depression or anxiety their appetite, energy levels, self-esteem and weight can all be affected.”– Department of Health

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Do you struggle with your weight? Park Medical Group can help

Are you in a healthy weight range?

Taking care of our health is something we should all be concerned with on a daily basis. Our weight is a major contributing factor to our overall wellbeing, and if you are overweight or obese, you are putting yourself at risk for a range of physical and mental health problems, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, sleep problems, depression, and more.

According to the Department of Health initiative Healthy WA, ‘the main cause of overweight and obesity is energy imbalance. Over time, if people eat and drink more than the body needs and uses in day-to-day activities, this extra energy will be stored as fat.’

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