Keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in Women's health and exploring information on a healthy living lifestyle (backed up by the facts)

is important if we are to make informed decisions about our well-being. My health blog is designed to bring you up to speed with the latest information.

June 12, 2019

Globally, healthcare systems are facing major challenges with our world in the midst of an epidemic of preventable lifestyle diseases. Consequently, even though life expectancy has increased, health expectancy, living in good health, is decreasing.

DNA testing for genes...

January 19, 2016

New, compelling research once again focuses on processed sugar and fructose as the

real dietary demons associated with heart disease.


Just a few weeks of a high sugar diet changes risk factors in blood that pose a risk to 

artery health.


Heart health markers like total c...

January 11, 2016

An important confirmation of common sense comes out of the University of Texas 

today, linking a high sugar diet with an increase risk of breast cancer and lung 



Previous population studies have shown a correlation with a high sugar diet (think 

‘typical weste...

December 8, 2015

We’ve understood for decades how our parents shape the physical package of who we are – brown or blue eyes, short or tall, the shape of our nose, the colour of our skin. As strange as it may sound, we also inherit subtle behaviours from our parents that can trigger the...

December 1, 2015


Appendicectomy is one of the most commonly performed operations in the developed 

world. And once this part of the colon is inflamed beyond repair, this surgery may be 

necessary and life saving.


But recent research out of Melbourne suggests a new respect for this compl...

September 17, 2015

Curious to know whether the choices you make in daily life increase your risk of cancer and diseases like cardiovascular disease, dementia, Parkinson’s, autoimmune disease and fertility problems?


The following questions focus on the potential exposure we have with...

September 16, 2015

















OK, you think I just made up that headline to grab your attention?


It isn’t really the soap that’s the centre stage problem here. It’s the fiddling we do with this basically natural product that humans have been using for centuries.


How we fiddle with s...

January 20, 2015

Those who are hyped and pumped after that evening run may need to do the huff and puff exercise before 3 pm and stick to gentle, relaxing movement into the evening.


It’s now been proved what a lot of insomniacs have suspected:

It can take up to 4 months for exercise to...

October 2, 2014

By Dr Karen Coates


The distinguished American medical journal JAMA has published a large study concluding a strong link between antibiotic use before the age of 24 months and a doubling of the risk of childhood obesity.

An estimated 15 percent of 4 year olds are classif...

September 19, 2014

By Dr Karen Coates


Important research on the link between sunscreens and endometriosis

It’s becoming well known that certain chemicals that women come in contact with day- to-day can disrupt the delicate dance of our fertility hormones. The Bisphenol A family of chemica...

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