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Can we cut back on carbs and still get enough fibre?

A New Zealand study has linked fibre with a lower incidence of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. But when the study leader says this means we should think twice about low-carb diets, I think he’s barking up the wrong tree.  Read this post

Monday, March 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Is the hare or the tortoise better at burning body fat?

The moral of the Aesop fable is that slow and steady wins the race. In recent years though it’s been high-intensity intervals that have won all the accolades. But are intervals more effective when it comes to fat loss?  Read this post

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Prepare now to avoid this winter's flu

You might’ve heard that there was more flu than usual around this summer and that hospitals are preparing for a big winter season. So give some thought now to how you’ll protect yourself.  Read this post

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

My experience with bioidentical hormones

Mainstream medicine advises against bioidentical hormones, but for some of us they could still be a useful part of our healthy ageing kit.  Read this post

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

A cardiologist's formula for keeping a young heart

ABC radio’s Amanda Smith recently interviewed American cardiologist Ben Levine who outlined his method for keeping our heart and blood vessels ‘young’. A young heart is a supple heart.  Read this post

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Basic foods provide top nutrition

When Welsh researcher Zoe Harcombe discovered that the Brits and Americans consume around 1100 calories a day from just two ingredients — sugar and flour — she set out to match that number of calories with real food items that would meet the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals. Here’s what she came up with.  Read this post

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Natural anti-inflammatories are worth exploring

A recent hunt for alternatives to anti-inflammatory drugs for a client opened my eyes to the range of natural anti-inflammatory products available now.  Read this post

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Taking statins when you're over 75

Even among the pro-statin camp there’s been uncertainty about the use of statins for people over 75. This month the authors of a new paper claim that in Britain up to 8000 deaths a year could be prevented if everyone in that age bracket took them. Needless to say not everyone agrees.  Read this post

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Why drinking water is even more important with age

Lately I’ve heard of two women in their 60s and 70s who’ve gotten dehydrated, to their surprise. But as we get older dehydration is a greater risk.  Read this post

Monday, January 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

How too many women sacrifice their health

Here’s a fascinating yet completely unsurprising observation about women’s health behaviour, and it goes to the core of why so many of us don’t seem to take our health more seriously.  Read this post

Monday, January 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson