Weight loss and other treatments

We were taught early in life that eating too much food causes weight gain. This gets rephrased as energy input exceeding energy exertion. But it all appears to be a half-truth at best. Other factors are affecting weight gains and loss, and while we strongly encourage exercise and healthy eating there is more that we also wish to encourage.

Carbohydrates and Processing

Carbohydrates have received a lot of bad press over the last generation; the information is misleading. There is less energy in carbs than fats, but as we eat far more carbohydrates than fat, which appears to be the real issue. The fact that the carbs are processed only makes it worse. Avoid processed food and eat carbohydrates in moderation; eat brown rice not white bread.

Exercise for weight loss

We use to be told that steady work and exercise would reduce weight over time; like the proverbial tortoise racing the hare we would get there by perseverance. These days the research tells us that alternating quick bursts of energy with short periods of rest are actually better to get the metabolism going. This apparently helps us lose weight for several hours after we finish exercising. Short amounts of exercise everyday lead to steady weight loss.

General Health and weight loss

Being unhealthy will do unpredictable things with weight loss and gain. I have seen younger men live off junk food and lose weight, but they are so unhealthy and feel so bad that the situation isn’t nearly worth it. And they seem to be the ones who are obese when they hit middle age. On the other hand, if you concentrate on being healthy you tend to not be too overweight. Eating food we know is healthy is the best start you can make.


Like anything we recommend this doesn’t do the work for you, but if it gets your body back to a healthy state you will find that the other weight loss techniques start to become more effective. Some people claim that it helps reduce appetite; others feel that there body simply got the fine tuning that it needed. Either way they steadily lost weight and kept it off.

Effective weight loss treatments tend to be complementary medicine, not a cure all. Some things seem to be miracles because they are the missing factor. Adding acupuncture to healthy eating and exercise might be the very thing we need.

Mattress Cleaning


It has been known for years that an unhygienic mattress can make you sick. Problems persist, however, as people rarely make the connection between an illness and their bed. Illnesses make creep into a person’s life slowly, as the mould and pests steadily increase. Ironically, ill people spend more time in bed, the very place that is making them ill.

Mattress cleaning from Sydney’s Always good Clean can make all the difference to one’s health. They tend to be one of the most overlooked cleaning jobs, even though we spend almost a third of our life in bed!

Problems tend to be twofold. Less common are spills and other random accidents. These can be treated as they occur, though decomposing substances are a hygiene problem. More frequently there are problems with dust mites and mould accumulating. In small doses these are a hazard for individuals with allergies, but larger doses that accumulate over time will impact everybody’s health. Frequent removal of these pollutants is necessary to maintain healthy conditions.
Younger children, especially newborns, are of particular risk as foodstuffs, formulae and especially urine, are prone to cause problems. Some acidic substances can be especially problematic as they react with otherwise inert chemicals in bedclothes and mattresses.

Our Sydney Mattress cleaning service uses powerful airflow vacuums with HEPA technology. This is necessary for proper cleaning as small particles can circulate through the filters of other vacuums and pollute the air of your house. Our HEPA technology traps the debris and allows it to be properly disposed of.

At a minimum all mattresses should be cleaned annually, even if not used frequently. Families with younger children should have mattresses cleaned at least every six months, and individuals with allergies or asthma should have a mattress cleaning every three months, or as soon as symptoms of illness appear.

A bed’s mattress should be replaced about every 10 years, though some models do last longer. If you suspect that the condition of an old mattress is compromising your sleep it should be promptly replaced. Compromised sleep can affect many areas of an individual’s health and life.

Though it is a little more rare some illnesses and allergies are a reaction to the material that a mattress is manufactured from. Consider this possibility if an illness ever appears after using a new mattress or pillow. Cleaning will be of great benefit for an older mattress, but will not affect any allergy caused by bedding materials or fumes emanating from a new mattress.


This post is supplied by CHC Cleaning in Sydney. They provides the professional mattress cleaning service. For more information, feel free to visit their website.

Dental Sydney

Sydney is fortunate to have a good water supply. Not only are there extremely few issues with contamination, the small amount of fluoride added to the water helps considerably in reducing dental decay. Ironically the more recent trend towards bottled water over the last 20 years has had a negative impact here. Perhaps healthy in other ways bottled water does not usually contain fluoride, meaning individuals drinking bottled water do net receive this added protection for their teeth.

With several respected universities providing training and qualifications, and many dental practices throughout the city, Sydney is well catered for dental facilities.

young girl check her teeth at dental  clinic

NSW has a Medicare dental Benefit scheme for children. This allows free dental care valued up to $1000.00, renewed every two years, to be bulk billed for every child. Children need to be between 2 two and seventeen years of age. Relatively few families take advantage of this opportunity.

With any dental enquiries in Sydney consult Dental Focus.