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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

'Fasting': not all it's made out to be?

Michael Mosley’s 5:2 diet has been one of the most popular in recent times. Mostly because it allows for ‘normal’ eating most days. But news headlines this month were quick to toss it on the dietary scrap heap.  Read this post

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Is coconut oil really 'unhealthy'?

You may have seen the recent headlines about a paper from the American Heart Association (AHA) that has declared coconut oil unhealthy. It raises LDL cholesterol (the ‘bad’ one) with no known off-setting favourable effects, the paper said.  Read this post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Healthy food is cheaper after all

We’ve long thought that one reason people don’t eat healthily is that it costs more to do that than to eat take-away and ‘junk food’. It turns out that’s not true.   Read this post

Friday, May 26, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

9 delicious ways to add fibre to your diet (without prunes!)

Nothing against prunes, but there are plenty of other tasty ways to eat enough fibre. In addition to keeping our gut and bowel healthy, fibre makes us feel fuller for longer, improves our cholesterol and regulates our blood glucose.  Read this post

Friday, May 26, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

why research has shown that a drink is good for us

Studies have long shown that moderate drinkers are healthier than people who don’t drink at all. And for a long time we’ve speculated as to what it is about alcohol that’s so beneficial. The antioxidants in the red wine? Now we’ve worked it out.  Read this post

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Blood pressure and your brain

You probably associate blood pressure with heart health. And fair enough. But you mightn’t realise that heart health is a risk factor for brain health. So now we’re looking at whether blood pressure that creeps up in middle age could be a red flag for dementia.   Read this post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Are you fit for surgery?

If you need an operation, don’t leave everything up to the surgeon. Hopefully they’re wonderfully capable, but there’s plenty you can do to ensure a good outcome.   Read this post

Monday, April 24, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson