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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Food industry deception

Thank goodness we live in New Zealand!  It’s not just our beautiful natural resources and Kiwi-can-do’ness but the fact that here, like in Europe, certain food ingredients are banned.  I know I’ve talked about...

Response: 5G and Wireless Risks to Public Health

There has been a lot of hype around 5G and there is some misinformation in this information-overloaded time we live in. We contend the article by Katie Chadwick-Smith titled “Response: Claims that 5G is...

Opinion: Peter Lyons – The framing of the 2020 cannabis referendum is crucial

Just back from my daily workout in the local park. The meth heads were somewhat bemused by the fuller figured old guy doing his calisthenics amidst the blue haze. It's always difficult trying to...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – The importance of good sleep

The bliss of a good night’s sleep is priceless, yet the incidence of poor sleep (insomnia) is surprisingly common with a prevalence of around 42% in a general population.  The official definition of insomnia...

Opinion: Nursing education – when theory doesn’t meet practice

Having worked for a number of years and completed all the available training as a caregiver in the broad intellectual disability field, I wanted to understand more anatomy and physiology, which I identified as...

Opinion: Monina Hernandez – Fast-tracking recruitment of IQNs into the aged care sector

Last month, the internationally qualified nurses’ (IQN) community welcomed the inclusion of aged care registered nurse into the Long Term Skill Shortage List  (LTSSL) by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The LTSSL...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – The Health Budget from an Integrative GP perspective

Whilst there are positive aspects to the recent Health Budget, there appears to be little investment in specific preventative health strategies.  The focus again seems to be on funding ‘ambulance at the bottom of...

Lee Suckling: The New Zealand city that makes me SAD

When the shortest day – which was this past Saturday, 22 June – comes upon New Zealand each year, my mood slumps. During the month or so around this whole period, I feel low. It's...

Response: Claims that 5G is damaging to our health are misleading

This is in response to Dr Tracy Chandler's recent article about 5G which expressed concerns that 5G could be damaging to our health. In my anaesthetic training we covered physics and electromagnetic spectrum. Non-ionising radiation is of the...

Nurses’ and teachers’ settlements: a brief comparison

As this is being written, voting has just started for primary school teachers who are members of NZEI on their proposed settlement of June 2019. Inevitably, comparisons are being made by some between the...

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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