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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

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

Muscle food: why women need it

Getting physically stronger starts with resistance exercise. But what you eat also makes a difference.  Read this post

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Are calcium and vitamin D supplements a waste of time?

Many people think so after recent reviews of a lot of research concluded that they don’t reduce our fracture risk.   Read this post

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

How to have happy gut bugs

In the health arena, 2017 must surely be the Year of the Gut. We’ve never heard so much about our ‘microbiome’. But what does it mean for us day-to-day?  Read this post

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Maggie's recipes for a better brain

National Treasure Maggie Beer has compiled a cookbook designed to improve the health of our brains. It’s called Maggie’s Recipe for Life and it’s worth checking out.  Read this post

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Is coffee bad for bones?

A few years ago a renowned women’s health physician warned that if we drink three or four coffees a day we’ll be “peeing out our bones”. But our view of this has changed.   Read this post

Sunday, September 24, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson