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Sleep disorders – what are they & treatment options Dr Andrew Bradbeer is the lead physician and medical director at Sleep Health Group, working as a specialist in respiratory and sleep medicine in Western Victoria, and the South East of South Australia since 2004. He also supervises a network of sleep centres and home sleep testing locations throughout the region.
His clinical interests range from Acute respiratory disorders such as Asthma, Lung Cancer and COPD to all aspects of Sleep Medicine.
This interview took place over the phone with Andrew so the sound quality may be a little different to previous podcasts but enables us to bring you some amazing guest speakers.
(0.45) What is considered as “normal” sleep
(2.22) How common are sleep problems?
(3.10) Common causes of sleep problems
(3.41) Behaviours that impact sleep
(4.13) When to seek help
(5.21) Snoring – factors affecting it
(6.57) Sleep apnoea – what is it?
(8.35) Treatments for obstructive sleep apnoea and when to seek help
(10.25) Who is more likely to have obstructive sleep apnoea?
(11.51) Insomnia explanation and symptoms
(13.44) Treatments for insomnia
(16.33) Impact of exercise and nutrition on insomnia
(16.59) Sleep studies – what they are and why someone would have one
(19.11) Where to find more information
Useful Links
Sleep Health Group www.sleephealthgroup.com.au
National Sleep Foundation https://www.sleepfoundation.org/
At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.
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Sleep disorders – what are they & treatment options Dr Andrew Bradbeer is the lead physician and medical director at Sleep Health Group, working as a specialist in respiratory and sleep medicine in Western Victoria, and the South East of South Australia since 2004. He also supervises a network of sleep centres and home sleep testing locations throughout the region.
His clinical interests range from Acute respiratory disorders such as Asthma, Lung Cancer and COPD to all aspects of Sleep Medicine.
This interview took place over the phone with Andrew so the sound quality may be a little different to previous podcasts but enables us to bring you some amazing guest speakers.
(0.45) What is considered as “normal” sleep
(2.22) How common are sleep problems?
(3.10) Common causes of sleep problems
(3.41) Behaviours that impact sleep
(4.13) When to seek help
(5.21) Snoring – factors affecting it
(6.57) Sleep apnoea – what is it?
(8.35) Treatments for obstructive sleep apnoea and when to seek help
(10.25) Who is more likely to have obstructive sleep apnoea?
(11.51) Insomnia explanation and symptoms
(13.44) Treatments for insomnia
(16.33) Impact of exercise and nutrition on insomnia
(16.59) Sleep studies – what they are and why someone would have one
(19.11) Where to find more information
Useful Links
Sleep Health Group www.sleephealthgroup.com.au
National Sleep Foundation https://www.sleepfoundation.org/
At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.
The Importance of Eating Seasonally Alison McAleese is an experienced dietitian specialising in public health and obesity prevention. She also has a keen interest in reducing inequalities related to food nutrition. Over the past 12 years she has worked in community nutrition education, project development and public health roles in Australia and the UK. For the past 6 years Alison has been the Healthy Lifestyles Campaigns Manager at Cancer Council Victoria.
(0.49) What does seasonal eating mean?
(1.14) How eating seasonally contributes to health
(2.05) Environmental benefits of eating seasonally
(3.01) Your budget and eating seasonally
(3.34) Should I choose eating seasonally or eating organic?
(4.29) Tips on how to make seasonal eating easier
(5.24) Where you can find seasonal local produce
(5.45) Vegetables in season now
(6.52) Where to find out more
Useful Links
Live Lighter https://livelighter.com.au/
Better Health Channel https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/
Nutrition Australia https://www.nutritionaustralia.org/
At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.
Starting an edible garden with Ben Shaw Ben Shaw completed a permaculture design course and fell in love with the process, spurring his desire to share his knowledge and passion with others. He now runs edible gardening workshops all year round for both adults and children. He consults locally with families and businesses on how to design and build their gardens to get maximum yields and also achieve aesthetically beautiful gardens.
(1.03) Tell us about your story and how you got into permaculture
(2.35) What is permaculture?
(4.31) Do we need much space to grow veggies in the backyard?
(5.39) Positioning a veggie patch
(6.35) Getting a productive patch up and running
(8.08) Building the soil
(9.16) Importance of seasonality
(10.34) Finding out more on what to grow and when
(11.15) Seeds vs seedlings
(12.00) Easy plants to grow
(12.25) Spacing plants
(13.31) Mulching
(14.36) Watering plants
(15.27) What to feed plants with
(16.30) Pests in the garden
(18.02) Where to find more info
(18.34) Time required to care for your veggie patch
Useful Links
Diggers Club https://www.diggers.com.au/
Milkwood Permaculture https://www.milkwood.net/
Good Life Permaculture https://goodlifepermaculture.com.au/
Ben Shaw Permaculture https://benshawpermaculture.com/
At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment for depression with Professor Paul Fitzgerald Professor Fitzgerald is Professor of Psychiatry at The Epworth Clinic and Monash University in Melbourne. He is a qualified psychiatrist, an international speaker, and a Founder and Medical Director of TMS Clinics Australia.
Professor Fitzgerald runs an extensive research program with a team of over 30. His team uses brain stimulation devices such as TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and neuroimaging techniques to improve and develop new treatments for severe depression, but also schizophrenia, OCD and PTSD.
He has been researching TMS for 20 years, published over 400 journal articles and book chapters, set up Australia’s largest TMS clinical and educational program, and has trained over 500 people in brain stimulation.
(1.09) Depression definition, treatments and effectiveness
(4.02) What is transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)?
(6.05) What to expect in a TMS appointment
(6.54) Conditions that benefit best from TMS
(8.28) Research on TMS
(9.57) When is TMS recommended and who by?
(10.46) Where are TMS sessions provided?
(13.28) Preparation required for a TMS session
(15.12) Once TMS is complete, what are the next steps?
(17.55) Further resources
Useful Links
TMS Australia
Epworth Hospital 
At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.
Top tips for feeding the whole family with Dr Joanna McMillan Dr Joanna McMillan is a PhD qualified Nutrition Scientist and Accredited Practising Dietitian.
She is one of Australia's favourite and most trusted health and wellbeing experts. A regular on television, she most recently hosted the ABC's series Gut Revolution and Beating Diabetes. She is also a regular commentator on Channel 9's Today Show, Channel 7 and 9 News and Studio 10, and across a variety of radio networks, online and print publications.
This interview took place over the phone with Joanna so the sound quality may be a little different to previous podcasts but enables us to bring you some amazing guest speakers.
(0.58) The foundations of a healthy diet
(2.01) How to put a healthy meal together
(3.46) Nutrients for kids growth and development
(6.15) Tips on getting kids to eat vegetables
(7.58) Planning a week of balanced meals
(11.06) Favourite plant rich meals
(12.33) Are raw or cooked vegetables better?
(13.46) Lunchbox ideas
(16.46) After school snacks
(18.46) Refuelling for sport
(20.05) Benefits of sitting down for a meal
(22.11) Key ingredients to have in the pantry and fridge
(24.31) Favourite kitchen utensils and appliances
(26.54) Other resources
Useful Links
Feel Good Family Food Plan Book
Dr Joanna McMillan website
At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.
Getting a grip on understanding pain with Professor Lorimer Moseley Professor Lorimer Moseley is a physiotherapist and pain scientist. He has authored 340 papers and five books. He has a long-standing interest in using contemporary and innovative methods to ‘translate’ contemporary pain science into concepts and language that clinicians and patients can both understand and then integrate into their own decision making. His contribution to the pain field has been recognised by the University of South Australia’s first Doctor of Science award, honorary fellowship of the Australian Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australia & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, honoured membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and awards from government or community groups in 14 countries.
This interview took place over the phone with Lorimer from interstate so the sound quality may be a little different to previous podcasts but enables us to bring you some amazing guest speakers.
(1:11) The mechanics & reason behind pain(4.55) Where most pain is experienced(5.53) Most common causes for back pain(10.00) How is pain the end result?(11.45) Which people get the biggest shift in their chronic pain journey?(14.19) Understanding the overprotective pain system(16.02) The most effective treatments for chronic pain(21.54) How will I know it’s safe to start moving again?(25.59) Staying active with pain(30.05) What types of movement are recommended(32.05) Is it possible to speed up recovery?(34.51) The role of mindfulness in pain recovery(37.13) Is there a place for surgery?(39.24) Persistent and non-persistent pain(41.50) Where to seek help with your pain(42.55) How to tell if you have a good health professional(44.40) Sources to find out more information on pain
Useful Links
Pain revolution https://www.painrevolution.org/
At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.
Physio Tips: All about knee arthritis James Nelson graduated from Melbourne University over 20 years ago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. His career highlights include working overseas with the British Forces in Germany helping rehabilitate military personnel, and with elite athletes while based in Dublin for a year. He is currently at Geelong Physiotherapy group where he has worked since the early 2000's.
His particular interest area is in lower limb rehabilitation, in particular the hip and knee. On a daily basis he see’s clients with knees of various presentations ranging from the younger athletic types returning to high-level function, to assisting people in their attempts to delay or prevent surgery, whilst also helping those in post-operative rehabilitation following surgery (for example ligament reconstruction or joint replacement surgery).
(1.05) What knee arthritis is and the different types(2.22) Risk factors for osteoarthritis (4.11) Where does osteoarthritis affect?(5.06) Diagnosis and symptoms of knee arthritis(7.05) How physiotherapy assists osteoarthritis(7.57) What physiotherapy treatment entails(9.21) Number of physio sessions required(10.16) Age when knee osteoarthritis occurs(11.04) Heat and cold therapy(13.00) Hydrotherapy and osteoarthritis(13.15) The role of education (15.21) Effect of high impact sports or a sedentary lifestyle(16.00) Importance of exercise in rehabilitation(16.21) The role of cortisone injections(17.28) When should surgery be considered? (18.48) Is it safe to exercise?(20.37) Strengthening exercises(21.29) Pain with exercise(23.01) The influence of being overweight on knee arthritis(24.53) More information
Useful Links
Arthritis AustraliaGLAD Australia programMy Joint Pain
At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.
Getting started with exercise Bree Filippone has a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Sciences, Exercise Physiology (Deakin University), Strength & Conditioning Level 1 Coaching Accreditation, Certificate III & IV in Fitness, alongside years of experience working with leading strength and conditioning coaches and clinical exercise rehabilitation. Bree runs her own group fitness business, the HIIT Project and is also the founder of The Finishr community focused run collaboration.
(0.48) Bree’s background
(2.01) Why should we all be exercising?
(2.27) Common concerns of exercising
(3.05) Overcoming fear of exercise
(4.42) How we can spark motivation
(6.45) How to set goals
(10.08) Identity, health and fitness
(12.28) What if you don’t like exercise?
(14.11) Getting started with running
(16.05) What types of training people should people be doing?
(17.29) The Finishr
(20.33) Joining in with the Finishr
(21.41) Resources for getting started with exercise
Useful Links:
Active Geelong https://www.activegeelong.org.au/ 
Exercise Right https://exerciseright.com.au/ 
At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.
How to Eat to Boost your Energy Levels Mel Bald has a Bachelor of Human Movement, a Post Graduate degree in Sports Management, and a Bachelor in Nutritional Medicine, alongside years of experience working in public health, and also working as a nutritionist 1 on 1 with clients to help them reach their health goals.
Mel is the Health and Nutrition Coordinator at GMHBA Health Insurance where she develops programs and educational resources to support members and community with their health journey.
(0.04) What exactly are macronutrients?
(2.11) What a healthy balanced meal is made up of
(3.18) Examples of a healthy meal
(4.10) Balance of macros and what it does to your energy levels
(4.58) How to eat your macros around your activity levels
(5.49) Do we need to snack?
(6.52) The best types of snacks
(7.36) Food prep – how to go about it
(8.56) Meal preparation tips for busy people
(10.12) Meal planning tips and tricks
(11.33) Quality of food and energy
(12.36) Diversity of food and energy
(13.39) Sugar and the effect on energy
(14.22) The impact of water intake and energy
(15.05) How much water should we drink?
(15.27) Energy and alcohol
(16.10) What coffee does to our energy
(16.59) Mel’s day on a plate
(19.27) Resources for healthy eating
Useful Links
GMHBA Health Articles
GMHBA Healthier Together Podcasts
Eat for Health
Better Health Channel
At the time of publication, GMHBA have provided current, evidence-based information, however information contained in these podcasts should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice. Views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily the view of GMHBA and we make no representation regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. GMHBA is not liable for any loss or damage suffered arising out of the reliance on the information, text, photos or advertisements used in this podcast, except that which cannot be excluded by law. All materials appearing in GMHBA’s Healthier Together podcast is copyright.
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