Tag Archives: healthy eating

Telling People To Quit Fast Food is a Waste of Time

Despite repeated messages about fatty foods and the risks associated with obesity, Australians continue to eat fast foods. In a 2007 survey of over 500 South Australians’ takeaway food habits, it was found that Australians eat fast food, on average, 3.4 times per month. The most common reason given for buying fast-food was convenience, with […]

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Getting Older, Getting Fatter

As we age, our body shape changes. We slowly lose muscle and we slowly gain fat. It is a part of life, but once we turn 40, male or female, our muscle mass declines by 1% per year. As a result, our strength decreases by around 3% per year. Studies have shown that older people […]

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Sleep Less, Weigh More?

It’s a sad fact, but being sleep deprived may lead to greater appetite and unwanted weight gain.  New studies have shown that a lack of sleep affects the timing of the release of specific hormones, namely ghrelin and leptin.  Ghrelin and leptin work in a “checks and balances” type of system to control feelings of […]

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Link Between Mother’s & Child’s Weight

A recent article (Child Obesity, August 2011), has shown that women who carry a significant amount of extra body weight early in their pregnancy are more likely to have children that are considerably overweight by the time the child is 4 years old. This study is one of a number that have now confirmed that […]

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Healthy Eating with The Body Doctor

The Body Doctor and Love Lunch Unite. The Body Doctor and Annalise Braakensiek recently joined forces to add further sparkle to Annalise’s growing food catering business Love lunch. Each week, Annalise and her team of chefs produce delicious organic, low fat, dairy, gluten and meat free recipes that can be delivered fresh to your home […]

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Probiotic Therapy and IBS

Probiotic Therapy and IBS Reviewed Another 2010 article, entitled ‘Probiotic Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome’, in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, reviewed the potential benefits of probiotics in people with IBS. In addition to providing further education on IBS, this paper describes the physiological basis of administering probiotics into the gastrointestinal tract. The paper also reviews the […]

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Probiotic Supplements in Sport

Probiotic Supplements in Sport Reviewed Probiotic bacteria are defined as live food ingredients that are beneficial to the health of the host. Although they are found in some food products such as yoghurt and some fermented foods, most probiotics are consumed as an oral supplement. Numerous health benefits have been attributed to probiotics, including effects […]

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