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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

Pass on your food skills - they're a gift

Want to contribute something important to the young people in your life? Teach them to make their own food.   Read this post

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Beware the cholesterol bandwagon

Last month I wrote about tackling high cholesterol, including shifting our diet. Food manufacturers haven’t missed the opportunity to cash in with cholesterol-lowering products. But we need to be discerning.  Read this post

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

You're cooking what?

There’s a secret ingredient in this fry-up, and since you’ll never guess what it is, I’ll tell you: it’s green banana. Here’s why it’s in there.  Read this post

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

My cholesterol's high, what can I do? (without statins)

After menopause we’re more susceptible to high cholesterol. And while cholesterol may be more a symptom than the real problem, it’s wise to get your numbers in the healthy range. But how do you do that, especially if you don’t want to take medication?  Read this post

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

To stave off dementia, start early

Dementia is now the main cause of death for Australian women, and the message on prevention is to start in middle-age.  Read this post

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

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