Hawkes Bay Wellness Centre is now activated for Manage My Health. Manage My Health gives you the freedom to manage your health needs and that of your family, anytime, anywhere.. Access and maintain medical records, view lab results, immunisation records
GP’s Dr Terence De Silva and Dr Sakhina Ahmad are excited to meet all current and new patients to take on all your healthcare needs. For all appointments please contact Reception on 06 844 00 11 or send us an
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer afflicting women in New Zealand. I sincerely hope that we spread our attention and resources beyond more than awareness and ‘early detection and mammograms’ to widespread education of lifestyle factors that are so vital in maintaining health and avoiding disease – as individuals we have the choice!
Most of us do not get enough Omega 3 fatty acids from diet and the ensuing deficiency leads to problems like eczema, dandruff, dry and flaky skin and poor wound healing. The lack of moisture in the skin is NOT caused by lack of moisturising creams!
The average Kiwi man is six foot tall and bullet proof. Combine this with the ‘she’ll be right’ attitude; it can sometimes be too late when one is then faced with a major health event.
Of most concern will be cardiovascular disease, diabetes, body weight and prostate health.
The most important fact to bear in mind is that this risk of heart disease can be minimised by controlling the risk factors even if a family history of heart disease is present.
Research shows cultures that have traditionally supported a diet rich in fish oil – like the Asians and Alaskan American populations – have a lower prevalence of heart disease and mortality compared to European and U.S. populations where consumption of fish is lower.
New Zealand has one of the highest prevalence rates of asthma in the world: 15% of adults and 20% of children. However, the causes of asthma are still not fully understood.
Being a holistic doctor it is not in my nature to call any part in our body as the key organ because in reality our body systems are highly interconnected and for our cells to flourish, all parts must work in harmony. However, the brain is extremely important and it is becoming clearer that the brain is also deeply linked to the body and that the body and the brain profoundly shape each other. So if the brain is the body, if the body systems are in trouble, the brain will be in trouble too, and vice versa.
We need to get over our love/hate relationship with fat and develop a much more sophisticated understanding of fats that are good and how much is appropriate, and also avoid certain fats as much as possible.