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Breaking down the science around grazing vs fasting

grazing vs fasting

For years we have been told that weight loss is simply about calories in vs calories out and eating more frequent meals. Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, Fiona Kane believes this has driven more obesity, more eating disorders and messed up many people’s relationship to food and their bodies.

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Iron in brain linked to Alzhiemer’s

alzheimer's

Australian researchers say they’ve made a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research that points towards a potential new therapy to slow, if not stop, the progression of the brain disease. Scientists at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and the CSIRO have for the first time shown an association between higher levels of iron in

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Are You a Grumpy Old Man?

grumpy old man

Healthy Ageing expert Mark Mckeon explores the phenomenon of Grumpy Old Man Syndrome. What causes it, how you can stop being grumpy and improve your quality of life…Are you guilty of being a grumpy old man? 

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Pop on the kettle to prevent diseases

cup of tea

There is now even more reason to enjoy a cup of tea with a new review of existing research showing the humble cuppa can help prevent diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.

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The top 5 signs you have hearing loss

hearing

About one in five Australians between the ages of 50 and 59 have hearing loss. And this increases to affect 2 out of every 3 people over 60. Hearing loss can occur related mostly to ageing effects; be caused by overexposure to loud noise and sometimes other medical issues writes Professor Elaine Saunders

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Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, study shows

artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Mediterranean diet may cut dementia risk

Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean-style diet rich in oily fish, fresh vegetables and nuts could help cut the risk of dementia, study reveals.

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Video: 10 Best physio exercises to ease knee pain

knee pain

As our joints begin to increase in age, so to does our pain. Most significantly is knee pain. They are holding all our body weight and are constantly on the go, twisting and turning and keeping us stable.

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My down and dirty depression cure

depression

Gardening has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. And because I live in a subtropical climate, I get to garden all year long. I have vibrant hibiscus blossoms the size of dinner plates. And the smell of the jasmine is sweeter than any perfume. But gardening is good for more than

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Why you should eat a plant-based diet, but that doesn’t mean being a vegetarian

vegetarian food

Plant-based diets are often shown to be good for health. Yet Australians eat a lot of meat and are sometimes reluctant to completely cut meat from their diet. So it’s important to know that eating a plant-based diet doesn’t have to mean becoming a vegetarian. Plant-based diets are high in vegetables, wholegrain bread and cereals,

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