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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

'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