Dr Joe Kosterich MBBS

We all have the capacity to enjoy the best health we can. The basics of this remain what we do each day. The foods we choose to eat, our decision to be active, to get adequate sleep and to manage our stress. There is no one size fits all model with wellbeing.

My passion is to provide you with information that may assist you on your path.

Featured Articles

What Is The Govt Doing For Me?

Some weeks it is hard to know where to start. So maybe a cartoon is a good start point. The Spectator Magazine is one of the last bastions of genuine humour. Through its pages of articles are small cartoons. On page nine of the October 28 edition is a comic of a man...

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Expensive Placebos

The use of antidepressants has exploded over the last 20 years. It is estimated that one in ten people in the USA is on them and as many as one in four women in their 40’s and 50’s. In Australia, the numbers are not as high but not far behind. Yet despite the...

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Food Waste

When I was a child we used to have a “dustbin” the size of today’s garden bucket. It was collected once a week and it was not always full. Today we have three large wheely bins. One for garden refuse, one for recycling and the third for general rubbish. Most weeks...

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Recent Articles

The Real World

January 26 sees the celebration of Australia Day – commemorating the arrival of the first fleet in 1788. Like all nations, there are aspects of the past and present that are positive and negative. Yet the positives outweigh the negatives by a long way. As the son of...

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Unsettling Science

Recently I wrote about the PURE study which followed over 135,000 people in 18 countries for seven years. It found that current dietary guidelines are essentially wrong as there was an increased rate of heart disease stroke and mortality associated with low fat rather...

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The Clock Is Ticking

In these days of evidence based practice where generally the prize goes to the best evidence money can buy, it is refreshing that occasionally “research” catches up with the obvious. The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a review of weight loss...

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Pure Galileo

There was a time when we believed the earth was the centre of the universe. To be honest, it was not unreasonable for people in the dark ages to accept this. The technology of the time was limited. When Galileo Galilei proposed that the earth revolved around the sun...

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Human Beings Are Social Beings

There are eight pillars of health. One that does not get as much airtime as movement, sleep and diet is relationships.  Research from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, reveals that loneliness and social isolation may increase the risk of premature death by up to...

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Unsettled Science

There is an old adage that the only certainty is change. Last week a new advisory, published in the BMJ, came out saying we do not need to finish a course of antibiotics. Interestingly one of the reasons for this is a compete reverse of the previous view. It was...

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