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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

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

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

An update on salt

I wrote a post on salt a couple of summers ago, and it’s a topic worth revisiting, especially since the research of late has scientists shaking their heads.   Read this post

Monday, January 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

How to react to the latest stories on vitamin D

You’ve been diligently taking vitamin D for your bones and recently you’ve seen more headlines saying that supplements don’t improve bone health. What should you do?  Read this post

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Should anyone take fish oil?

Harvard Medical School researchers have shown that it doesn’t substantially reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular disease. So if you take a supplement should you stop?   Read this post

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

10 commandments of keeping a healthy weight when we're older

Sydney-based fitness writer Michael Jarosky recently wrote an article for the boot camp set using the 10 commandments idea. I’ve stolen it and rejigged it for middle-aged and older women.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Research gives full-fat dairy the thumbs-up

If you’re conscious of the health of your heart and blood vessels you’re probably aware that the Heart Foundation recommends reduced-fat dairy to lower saturated fat intake. Many researchers are recommending something quite different though.  Read this post

Sunday, September 23, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Notes from a healthy lifestyle conference

I recently attended a ‘lifestyle medicine’ conference where presentations were based around three themes: health technology, gut health and brain health. Here are a few interesting snippets from it.  Read this post

Monday, August 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Easy, delicious, vegie-based meals

Looking for lunch ideas and want something more substantial than ‘salad’? Take a look at Hetty McKinnon’s wonderful recipe books. And she’s just published a new one.  Read this post

Monday, August 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson