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Is fish oil still worth taking?

While fish oil has had a reputation for helping to keep our hearts and brains healthy, lately we’ve seen headlines telling us that it doesn’t do much for our hearts at all. Why is that? And is it still worth taking?  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Think you know how much alcohol you can safely drink? Think again.

A big English-led study using data from around 600,000 drinkers from 19 countries has made new recommendations on safe drinking levels. It’s a game-changer for two reasons.  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Some greens are better cooked

Even though they’re lauded as a super-healthy breakfast, green smoothies mightn’t be as good an idea as we’re told.  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Why the easiest way mightn't be the best way

I recently read an article by an 81-year old Californian woman called Joyce. The way she moves around her house might give you food for thought.  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Managing the self-fulfilling prophesy

A recent article by American author and life coach, Cheryl Richardson, reinforces the importance of the way we talk to ourselves — and everyone else.  Read this post

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

In honour of getting a meal on the table

Nigella Lawson has always waved the flag for home cooks, and rightly so.  Read this post

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

The practical benefits of adding turmeric to your diet

We know turmeric is anti-inflammatory, and it’s has been studied furiously, but mainly on mice and often in such big amounts that it’s hard to translate to us. It seems it might help to counter some chronic (human) conditions though.  Read this post

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Can HRT prevent disease?

In the last 20 to 30 years the arguments for and against hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have come full circle, and then some. But can it really help to keep us healthy?  Read this post

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Another twist in the HRT tale

Arguments about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement have bounced around for 20 years. Now a team of researchers says they have the final answer on whether hormones can prevent disease and chronic conditions.  Read this post

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Why we've been going to yoga for decades

I’ve been going to the same Friday morning yoga class for about 35 years. But a few of the others in the group have also been there about as long as me. So I asked five of them why they keep turning up each week.  Read this post

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson