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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

Why it's OK (smart, actually) to eat your chicken skin

In our lifetimes Australians have narrowed their meat choices. Most of us no longer eat nose-to-tail; we prefer muscle meat such as steak or chicken breast. But that means we miss out on the major health benefit of using bones, cartilage, tendon, organs and skin.   Read this post

Sunday, August 14, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Rich, flavoursome winter food is also healthy

Along with the last post on the restorative nature of winter, one of the obvious ways to look after ourselves at this time of year is with food.   Read this post

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Why low-carb is not a fad

Every five minutes someone in Australia is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. That’s about 280 people every single day.   Read this post

Friday, July 22, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Fats and oils Part 2: what to cook with

The cooking oil section of your supermarket is loaded with choice: olive, coconut, sunflower, canola, rice bran, grapeseed, sesame, peanut, and vegetable oil. That’s without including butter, ghee or animal fats. So where do you start?  Read this post

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Fats and oils Part 1

Many women still avoid eating fat. Yet this is such a critical food group for us.  Read this post

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Managing a broken hip

While I was away, I stayed with a friend in Canada who’d broken her hip a fortnight before. She’s 73, and she’d tripped over her new puppy and fallen on the concrete. (That’s the cute culprit above.) It’s easy enough to do. But her approach is exactly the one you want to adopt if it happens to you.   Read this post

Monday, May 30, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Time to move on from milk and bones

I recently went to a talk on dietary support for bone health. You probably won’t be surprised that the focus was on getting our 3-5 serves of dairy a day to ensure we meet our calcium quota. I wasn’t surprised either, but I was disappointed.   Read this post

Sunday, April 24, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

When organic gets confusing

If you think organic food is better for you, when you see a bottle of marinade like this, you might think it’s worth buying.   Read this post

Saturday, March 12, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson