There are about 50,000 people who experience stroke each year around half of whom will experience ongoing disability after 12 months. In some patients stroke results in loss of function in the hand, arm and legs. Patients undergoing rehabiltiation where thought to reach the maximum recovery by 12 months. However a relatively new therapy, constraint induced movement therapy (CI Therapy), is dispelling this myth. Now what was once thought of as impossible is now possible, showing that the brain can change at any stage regardless of the patients age or number of years post stroke. CI Therapy featured prominently in the popular book The Brain That Changes Itself by Dr Norman Doidge.
So what is CI Therapy? What does it involve? Who can potentially do the therapy and what are the potential benefits of it? To answer these questions and more we are joined by David Morris, Researcher at the University of Alibama and Philip Fay, Occupational Therapist.
A Dirty Little Secret About Health and Happiness
Are we alone in the universe? Not at all. In fact we share our lives with trillions of other organisms. Where are they and what are they doing? Well you don’t need a telescope to see them but a microscope.
Each of us is made of trillions of cells but we are outnumbered by 9 to 1 by microbes that live in us and on us. So what are they doing to us or for us. Alanna Collen, Author of 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness reviews the important roll microbes living in our Guts, mouths and on our skin are living a secret life that can help us be health and happy. Although not all microbe are the same, many are necessary for us to function well and when they are absent or not in sufficient numbers or in balance with other microbes we can experience disease and mental health issues.
In this episode we will discuss:
1. The role of microbes in health and disease
2. The impact of overly clean environments on our health
3. What we can do to cultivate a healthy environment for our microbes to grow and flourish
Alanna Collen (2015). 10% Human: how your body’s microbes hold the key to your health and happiness
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week Special with guests Anthony Lowe, Phillip Katelaris and Patrick Lubroso
In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness week, Jason is joined by special guests Anthony Lowe (CEO of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia), Phillip Katelaris (Urologist at the Sydney Adventist Hospital) & Patrick Lumbroso (Psychologist and Director of Man Focus Clinic) to share their knowledge for a special episode of The Body Brain and Mind Show.
1. What is the prostate?
2. Signs & Symptoms of prostate disease
3. Treatment options
5. Sexual health
Associate Professor Anthony Lowe, CEO of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Dr Phillip Katelaris, Urologist at the Sydney Adventist Hospital
Patrick Lumbroso, Psychologist and Director of Man Focus Clinic