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'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

Life After Menopause. My book is here!

The full title is Life after Menopause: 5 Key Habits of Healthy, Vital Older Women Read this post

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

How do we make smart supplement choices?

If you saw the Four Corners TV program on supplements earlier this month you’d know that Australians spend more on vitamins and other supplements than on prescription drugs. Yet there’s no strong evidence that most supplements work.  Read this post

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson

Believe it or not you might need more salt

I can remember talk of people taking salt tablets when I was younger. For the most part I look back on that as a misguided idea that lived and died in the past. But it’s worth giving thought to your salt intake, especially in summer, and especially if you’re prone to cramps.  Read this post

Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Rhonda Anderson