Edison Update - March 2020

Here is the latest clinical update from our Medical Director, Dr Brett Gerrard.

March 27, 2020

Building Healthy Habits during COVID-19

How to lose bad ones, adapt good ones and create new ones during lockdown.

March 25, 2020

What we know about COVID-19

With the cases of COVID-19 now increasing exponentially worldwide, it is becoming essential that we are prepared here in New Zealand, both as a community and as individuals.

March 17, 2020

Design personal rituals

Personal rituals are critically important for the development of effective systems and also creating a life that is unique and enjoyable to you.

March 2, 2020

Simplifying the Noise

The world of health and wellness has never been so prominent or more confusing. With the rise of the internet and in particular social media, information about the latest and greatest diet for health or weight loss is right at our fingertips.

January 6, 2020

Aesthetics and Precision Health Care

As much as we might not admit it aloud when we seek to improve our health and wellbeing, wanting to look better as well as feel better is a huge driving motivation for many of us.

January 6, 2020

How businesses can improve health and safety with Edison

We live in a fast-paced modern world. Many jobs are no longer 9-5, 5 days a week.

January 6, 2020

Can we just pass on the good genes?

Thinking about starting a family is an exciting time. Imagining whether your child will have your blue eyes or your partner's red hair is a great mystery for 9 months or more.

October 30, 2019

Precision Health and Youth

One of the questions we’re asked from clients at Edison is “is this something I should be looking into for my kids and teenagers?” Our answer is always yes.

October 30, 2019

Influencers, Instagram and Precision Medicine

One of the reasons we have such a need for individualised care has become increasingly apparent in the last decade with the rise of social media..

September 11, 2019

An introduction to fasting

Fasting is currently a rather controversial and hotly debated topic in the nutrition world, and rightly so.

August 19, 2019

Understanding Stress

Stress refers to the running of a system at a level beyond where it was meant to operate.

August 5, 2019

While you sleep - Edison and the Oura Ring

‍‍At Edison, we use the Oura ring to track sleep for valuable data and trends.

August 5, 2019

Preventative Health Strategies in today’s health market

Preventive healthcare represents a massive opportunity for the health of society and our economy.

August 5, 2019

The Science of Aging

Growing old has always been one of life’s inevitabilities.

July 2, 2019

Precision Health

How precision health is helping people unlock their full potential.

June 26, 2019

Living the good life for longer - Healthspan & Lifespan

When we think of ageing we often talk about living to “an old age” or “dying in my 90s like grandad”.

June 27, 2019

Sleep: The Health Catalyst

We’ve been conditioned to think of health and wellness as what we eat and how we move.

February 4, 2020

Sleep, our first line of defense for aging and disease

Here at Edison, we believe improving sleep is key for optimising health and longevity.

September 11, 2019

Burnout; the workplace epidemic. Part 3: Stress management at work

We will explore management tools for both prevention and cure of this chronic stress-induced condition.

June 11, 2019

Burnout; the workplace epidemic Part 2: How to identify workplace stress and burnout

We continue on from last week’s introduction to burnout to looking for ways to identify it in ourselves and others.

June 4, 2019

Burnout; the workplace epidemic Part 1: The rise of a new disease

A timely article in the New Zealand Herald this week addresses the current epidemic of burnout; a topic that we will explore across a three-part series.

June 4, 2019

Failing Fads Fast

As health care professionals we have seen many fad diets come and go. Many of these diets are based on whole foods and are backed by sound nutritional science. So why is there still such a persisting problem with obesity and all of its related disease symptoms?‍

May 28, 2019

5 Benefits of Precision Health

Precision Health is an emerging and exciting concept within the field of healthcare. Precision Healthcare refers to the use of your unique genetic profile along with biomarkers, lifestyle and historical health questionnaires to design a completely tailored health plan.

May 23, 2019

Chronobiology - The Study of Sleep

Biological rhythms have shaped our lives since the dawn of time. Your internal or circadian rhythm is basically a 24-hour clock that is running in the background of your brain and cycles between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals.

May 16, 2019

What’s your number? The great carb debate solved through genetic profiling

The debate about how much carbohydrate is the right amount in our diets feels like it has been going on for aeons. From ultra-low carbohydrate diets like keto to general low-carb, high-fat to paleo with restrictions on the type of carbs.

May 13, 2019

Nutrition and your Genes

When the German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach uttered the phrase “You are what you eat” back in the 1800s, little did he realise the real truth behind his words. Not only does food affect one’s health and state of mind, but it impacts on our very genetic potential.

May 7, 2019

Living in a world of limitless possibility

In this fast-paced, evolving world, precision health is often talked about as being at the forefront of changing the way we live. But is it just a phase or does it actually have the potential to shape new models of health care and change the future of our health system?

April 23, 2019

Getting Older is inevitable, what we need is good health

The key to extending the human health-span is proactive prevention. The good news is that we now have the knowledge and the technology at our fingertips to proactively intervene and assist in reducing the onset of chronic disease.

April 17, 2019

Is Precision Health the route to a healthy world?

Our health is sacred, and regardless of who we are and where we come from, improving quality of life and increasing longevity are common threads that tie us all together.

May 13, 2019

An introduction to fasting

Fasting is a pretty controversial and hotly debated topic in the nutrition world, and rightly so. There are as many different ways of doing it as there are variations in results.

April 17, 2019

Sleep: The Health Catalyst

We’ve been conditioned to think of health and wellness as what we eat and how we move. In actual fact, at Edison we believe the biggest factor in how we feel is something very, very basic; It’s our sleep. To understand the importance of sleep we need to first understand the science of sleep.

April 17, 2019