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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

Is ultra-cheap food really a bargain?

As Dick Smith points out, in the scramble to match Aldi, Woolies and Coles have to pay a pittance to local food producers and manufacturers. That’s meant the dumping of home-grown brands like SPC Ardmona.  Read this post

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Depression: maybe it's not a chemical imbalance after all

That’s been the standard explanation for a long time. Our serotonin levels are too low. The reason for the imbalance is often a mystery, but there’s a lot of it going on.   Read this post

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

High cholesterol? Look after your liver

It’s big and busy, but tucked behind your rib cage your liver is easily forgotten. Which is a pity because it’s way more important than we realise.  Read this post

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Risk factors for breast cancer

Next month is breast cancer awareness month. Until relatively recently the standard line about the causes of breast cancer was ‘we don’t know what causes it’. Thankfully that’s changed.  Read this post

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Fit loses out to Fat with type 2 diabetes

Six months ago I wrote a post that revisited the old question of fitness vs fatness. Most research has concluded that overweight or obese people who stay fit have less chance of dying than their slimmer but unfit counterparts. But that's not the whole story.  Read this post

Sunday, September 18, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Are statins good for us after all?

The Lancet is a prestigious medical journal and this month it published a big review of the research on statins (cholesterol lowering drugs). The conclusion: they do more good than harm. But we need to be clear who for.  Read this post

Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Could parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme improve your bones?

The Scarborough Fair Diet was developed by a group of New Zealand researchers who believe there’s value in eating more vegetables, fruit and herbs than most of us do, and in being aware that some can reduce bone turnover.   Read this post

Sunday, August 21, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson