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Health & Wellness

Medical Kits – Private vs Commercial Yachts

When it comes to thinking about organising a medical kit for a yacht, there are several considerations which can influence decisions and level of outfit. Primarily, the main influencing factor is whether the yacht is commercial or private. Secondarily and more importantly, it is the nature of the yachts program, …

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Tips For Eating Raw Food In Winter

While eating raw in summer is effortless, as the days become shorter, darker and colder, it can be a struggle to maintain eating high ratios of raw foods.  My experiences lead me to believe that you need to follow your intuition and allow yourself to follow what your body needs.  Now …

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Tendon Problems

Tendons are the white sinew strings that you can easily see in a chicken leg. They are made of collagen and have a very high tensile strength and are inelastic. The job of a tendon is to attach the muscle to the bone and direct the angle of pull of …

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MSOS: Emergencies At Sea

In a major incident, the first hour of care provided can often be the matter between life and death, in first response medicine, we call it the Golden Hour. To be prepared for a medical emergency it is worth while doing drills, last time I was involved in a medical …

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Katie Handyside: Swim, Bike & Run

I’ve just returned from doing the Olympic triathlon in Formentera which was absolutely amazing , I loved every minute of it. I did fairly well and comparing my times to the winner ,it’s always the swim that lets me down – but as with all weaknesses I need to keep …

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Volvo Ocean Race & MSOS

The 2017-2018 13th edition of the iconic Volvo Ocean Race began on October 22nd, 7 teams lined up at the start line in Alicante to circumnavigate 45,000nm around the globe as fast as possible. Held every 3 years, pitting the world’s top sailors in Volvo Ocean 65’s against each other, …

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Gout

Gout is most commonly known as a disorder of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint of the foot. In other words, the base of the big toe where you would find another problem known as a “Bunion”. Gout is not however a bunion (though often mistaken as such) A bunion is …

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Sciatica & Treatments

Sciatica is the term used to describe a radiating pain down the back of the leg which can range from the buttock all the way to the foot. Sciatica is caused by a pinch or irritation of the nerve, most frequently at root where the nerve emerges from the spinal …

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Using Adrenaline (Epinephrine)

Adrenaline is a natural substance that occurs in the bodies of all humans, and it is also made as a medicine. Its official name was recently changed to ‘Epinephrine’ but many Doctors and other health care professionals still refer to it as ‘adrenaline’.   Everything in medicine has a benefit, …

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