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Reflux: a growing issue but we're missing the point

Acid reflux is now called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). It’s more than the occasional bout of heartburn. People with GERD experience its painful, burning, cramping symptoms at least a couple of times a week. But most of us who have it — or frequent indigestion — aren’t tackling the real problem.  Read this post

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Get healthier and change your outlook. You might even lose your belly.

From early March I’m running a 4 month program for women over 50 who want a healthier body and mind and as an outcome of those, a flatter belly.   Read this post

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Eggs are back on the heart health menu

You’re probably aware that dietary advice regarding eggs has changed in recent years and eggs are no longer wearing a black hat.  Read this post

Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

A healthy Christmas gift idea

Since most of us own more ‘stuff’ than we could possibly need, I baulk at adding to people’s collections of it. I’d rather give something that will get used up and contribute to their wellbeing.   Read this post

Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

Chicken and paleo pizza recipe

If you enjoy the ease and tastiness of a slice of pizza, here’s an incredibly healthy version.  Read this post

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

Five important reasons why 'mature-aged' women need protein

In the last post I said that too many of us eat too little protein. Women often get by on what’s convenient — toast or cereal for breakfast, a quick sandwich for lunch, biscuits or crackers for a snack, and a bowl of pasta in the evening. That’s a mistake.  Read this post

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

Is low-carb, high-fat the answer we're looking for?

ABC TV generated plenty of response to last week’s Catalyst program on low carb, high-fat eating, but what does it mean if you’re a peri- or postmenopausal woman dealing with your weight? Is this the answer you’ve been looking for?  Read this post

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

Have we over-reacted on vitamin D?

When we were kids vitamin D was only ever mentioned in relation to Rickets. And you probably didn’t know anyone with Rickets! Now, as the Cancer Council’s Terry Slevin says, it’s the ‘vitamin of the decade’. But have we over-reacted on it?  Read this post

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

A good breakfast is worth the effort

We’re often told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s largely because it sets the tone for the rest of the day. But few women treat it with that much respect.  Read this post

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson

Is fish oil healthy or harmful?

Fish oil is one of the only supplements I think are wise for us all to take. It’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which benefit our nervous system, heart, brain, skin, joints and immunity. Hard to go wrong there. Except… new research shows it might not be necessary and may even be harmful.   Read this post

Sunday, October 26, 2014 | Rhonda Anderson