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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

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

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

Susceptible to non-melanoma skin cancers? Here's a supplement you should know about

As someone who started the year by having a mole removed from my back, my ears pricked up when a client said her doctor recommended taking vitamin B3 to help prevent her BCCs (basal cell carcinomas).  Read this post

Monday, January 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Summer sun: find a sensible balance

With temperatures starting to sizzle, sun exposure’s back on our radar. But for all our slipping, slapping and slopping, it’s worth reminding ourselves that sunlight is good for us — and, it seems, in more ways than just vitamin D.  Read this post

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Good cholesterol is key to a healthy brain

For 20 years a research unit at the University of Melbourne has been studying women’s brains as they age, looking for clues as to what we can do to avoid dementia. Having good levels of HDL cholesterol seems to be important.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson