Diabesity — The true pandemic of the 21st-century

By Dr Ross Walker

The combination of Type 2 diabetes and obesity is the most concerning medical issue on the planet. This combination stems from the insulin resistance gene which affects 30% of Caucasians, 50% of Asians and close to 100% of people with darker skin. If a person with the insulin resistance gene…

Coronary artery calcium scoring — Is it useful?

By Dr Ross Walker

One of my patients, who also is a doctor, sent me this article from a website known as “The Medical Republic” with the title “Coronary artery calcium scoring provides no clinical benefit.” This was based on a systematic review published in JAMA Internal Medicine (1), with the initial paragraph after…

Covid 19 Vaccinations

By Dr Ross Walker

It is now well over 12 months since Covid vaccinations have been available in Australia. A small but very vocal minority of people, the so-called anti-vaxxers, have created a significant divide across the world. The conspiracy theories around these vaccinations have been rife with a significant amount of unmitigated garbage…

Electromagnetic therapies — The future is already here

By Dr Ross Walker

Over the past decade, there has been increasing emphasis on the variety of electromagnetic therapies available to treat a number of chronic conditions so common in our modern world. image source: natpaintreat.com These therapies include different applications of laser treatment, often referred to as photobiomodulation (PBM), transcranial magnetic stimulation, typically…

How important is the Gut-Brain connection?

By Dr Ross Walker

Over the past few decades, there has been increasing evidence linking the importance of good gut health to many other diseases in the body. The gut microbiome, which is the colony of bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tract, has been shown in multiple studies to have a profound effect on…