Author: Marc Cohen

Can breathing make us superhuman?

Can breathing make us superhuman?

The Wim Hof Method has been written up by Discovery Magazine who calls for more research and I am hoping to respond with the RMIT University survey of the Wim Hof Method (available at www.whmsurvey.org). The ability to consciously control the breath and be comfortable in extreme situations may be a key to wellness and I […]

I know which creams to buy to keep my skin looking young and I try to eat well to boost my antioxidants. Are there any natural foods that have anti-ageing properties that will benefit my skin?

Skin reflects overall health so foods that benefit your overall health are likely to also benefit your skin. Healthy skin has a natural colour and glow produced by the combination of red from haemoglobin in the blood, brown from melanin produced by melanocytes in the epidermis and orange/yellow from carotenoids in subcutaneous fat. Carotenoids are […]

I have heard that EDC such as BPA and phthalates may be dangerous and interrupt the endocrine system. What are they and how can I avoid them?

I have heard that EDC such as BPA and phthalates may be dangerous and interrupt the endocrine system. What are they and how can I avoid them?

Endocrine disrupting chemicals are a broad class of chemicals that can interfere with the natural hormonal control systems of the body and effect cell metabolism, reproduction, development and behaviour. Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates are endocrine disruptors that are in widespread use and found in our environment, food, and consumer products as well as in […]

I’ve been diagnosed with having incontinence but find the topic hard to discuss with my GP. Are there any natural remedies that might help ease my symptoms or any new approach to treating the condition?

I’ve been diagnosed with having incontinence but find the topic hard to discuss with my GP. Are there any natural remedies that might help ease my symptoms or any new approach to treating the condition?

There are many possible reasons for incontinence, which can include both urinary and fecal incontinence and there are many different approaches to treatment ranging from exercises to biofeedback to surgery. Urinary incontinence is a very common problem, particularly in women as they age with one third of women over 60 experiencing bladder problems but can happen […]

I have a big trip coming up where I will be taking a long plane ride. How can I stay healthy and happy during the trip?

I have a big trip coming up where I will be taking a long plane ride. How can I stay healthy and happy during the trip?

Long plane trips generally involve sitting for extended periods in an extremely dry, noisy,  air-conditioned environments in close quarters with lots of people and if you are travelling from Australia, they usually also involve having to adjust to different time zones. As someone who travels extensively, I have a strategy that involves drinking plenty of […]