How do you know if you have plaque in your arteries?

April 6, 2013 4:01 pm Why bother checking for plaque? Because 4 in 10 of us will die from a plaque-related disease – and this is preventable! What is plaque? Plaque is the gunk that builds up in your arteries – a bit like rust in pipes. If your arteries (pipes) become blocked everything after the blockage becomes stagnant and… View Article

The power of prevention

March 9, 2013 7:44 pm Learn how to minimise your risk of heart disease and cancer Transcript of Power of Prevention video Hello, I’m John Cummins the Practice Principal at Executive Medicine. Today I’d like to discuss prevention. Our practice predominantly wants to get you to 85 in exceptional health. What do we know about prevention? The key question for… View Article

Executive Medicine welcomes you

March 9, 2013 7:55 am Transcript of Welcome to the Executive Medicine Practice video Welcome to the Executive Medicine Practice Hello. My name is Dr. John Cummins. Welcome to the Executive Medicine website. In this brief introductory video, I’d like to point out to you: what we do who we are how we are different I think these are really… View Article

Ageing with vitality

March 1, 2013 7:01 am Ageing with vitality – that’s our goal for you. We want you to get to at least 85 without any chronic illness, full of vitality, functioning 20 to 30 years your junior and getting the best out of life. That’s why we offer comprehensive health assessments specifically targetted for each decade of your life. And,… View Article

Preventing heart disease – the Mediterranean Diet

February 25, 2013 1:01 pm A Mediterranean diet may cut the risk of cardiovascular events by as much as 30% in people at high risk of developing heart disease, as compared with people advised to eat a reduced-fat diet. These findings were presented at the International Congress on vegetarian nutrition in February 2013. Trial results: Low fat or Mediterranean diet?… View Article

Can plaque be reversed in my arteries?

October 20, 2012 6:46 am This is a common question. I would like to address lifestyle and reversal. In our culture, about 8 in 10 men in their 50’s have plaque (fatty inflammation build up) in their arteries – and 90% of plaque is lifestyle related! A recent study published in the prestigious journal Circulation 2010 showed that 2 years… View Article

Why is exercise so important?

October 12, 2012 10:40 pm It is important to exercise for at least 150 minutes per week – preferably for an hour a day! As we become more tied to our desks, chairs and lounges, and spend more time using computers, our physical activity is reducing. We can develop the office workers body: hunched shoulders no muscle mass a “greyed… View Article

Understanding your cholesterol reading

June 21, 2012 9:21 am Your cholesterol reading on your blood test is made up of: good cholesterol (HDL) bad cholesterol (LDL) some other minor lipid particles that are not routinely measured on pathology testing triglycerides LDL – bad cholesterol Vascular risk is mainly concerned with your bad cholesterol (LDL). And for most people, your LDL should be around 3.0… View Article

Why have a V-Scan?

April 20, 2012 1:11 pm A V-Scan helps improve your likelihood of ageing without chronic illness by enabling us to screen your internal organ systems.   We can check your internal organs for heart failure, leaking heart valves and aneurysms (dilatation) of your aorta, as well as checking your abdominal organs for signs of cancer and other diseases before they… View Article

Introducing the V-Scan

April 11, 2012 4:45 pm V-Scan enables us to screen your internal organs Exciting new health assessment technology enables you to know, not just hope, you are healthy inside and out. We are proud to be the first in Australia to offer you the V-Scan. You can watch the video of Dr Cummins demonstrating how the V-Scan works or you… View Article