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THE BENEFITS OF A HOME COOKED MEAL

Dining out is becoming increasingly common. Whether it’s for convenience, cost or social reasons, cooking at home with the family is a much less common occurrence than it was in previous generations. The convenience of eating at a restaurant, picking up fast food or having pre-prepared meals delivered to the doorstep has become more and [...]

By | 2016-12-22T05:56:45+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on THE BENEFITS OF A HOME COOKED MEAL

WATERMELON MINT SMOOTHIE

This refreshing smoothie is filled with sweet juicy melon that is high in cancer- fighting lycopene and vitamins, and has zero fat and cholesterol. Ingredients 1-2 cups seedless watermelon chunks 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, or to taste 1 cup lemon yoghurt Dash of cinnamon Method Puree watermelon, honey and mint in [...]

By | 2016-12-22T05:52:42+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Healthy recipes|Comments Off on WATERMELON MINT SMOOTHIE

ARE DIET, TELOMERES AND AGEING RELATED?

Telomeres are caps at the end of chromosomes that offer protection to chromosomes. Research has identified an association between telomeres and ageing, in that as we age, telomeres become shorter and have less coating. This has led researchers to suggest that as telomeres shorten, cells are less able to reproduce safely, which may cause our [...]

By | 2016-12-22T05:53:25+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on ARE DIET, TELOMERES AND AGEING RELATED?

COFFEE CONSUMPTION MAY RUN IN THE FAMILY

Coffee is a widely consumed beverage around the world and people drink coffee for a number of reasons. The most common reason may well be for its perceived ability to help fight fatigue and stimulate us for the day ahead. Many people come to rely on coffee in their daily routine. Coffee consumption is also [...]

By | 2016-12-22T04:03:26+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on COFFEE CONSUMPTION MAY RUN IN THE FAMILY

EXERCISING AWAY SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR

In an increasingly busy world, sedentary behaviour – that is sitting for long periods of time – has become common. People often work long hours at their desk and wind down with time spent in front of the TV. Furthermore, commuting via car is common so people may transfer from the car, to the office [...]

By | 2016-12-22T03:58:04+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on EXERCISING AWAY SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR

FIT TO KICK DIABETES

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and is largely lifestyle driven. It’s estimated that around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, 85% of whom have type 2. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being overweight or obese and being physically inactive. While physical inactivity is a known risk factor for type [...]

By | 2016-11-10T08:49:11+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on FIT TO KICK DIABETES

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR WOMEN IN THEIR CHILDBEARING YEARS

The reason women have pap smears is to detect pre-cancerous changes in the surface of the cervix so they can either be watched or treated, depending on how far down the road to cancer they’ve gone. The condition is called Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia or CIN. If CIN is graded at a 2 or 3 then [...]

By | 2016-11-10T08:49:55+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on IMPORTANT NEWS FOR WOMEN IN THEIR CHILDBEARING YEARS

Easy Ratatouille

This recipe is an easy version of a classic vegetable dish. The eggplant (aubergine) should be firm and glossy. When past their prime they are soft and tend to have a bitter taste. This can be solved by cutting into big chunks and sprinkling with salt. Rinse and pat dry. Ingredients 1 large onion, sliced [...]

By | 2016-11-10T08:22:39+00:00 November 6th, 2016|Healthy recipes|Comments Off on Easy Ratatouille

EARLY EXPOSURE THERAPY FOR PEANUT ALLERGY

Peanut allergy is one of the most severe food allergies, affecting around three in every 100 children. There is currently no con rmed treatment to prevent or cure allergic reactions to peanuts and the allergy is the most common cause of food-related anaphylaxis death. There has been some promising research into oral immunotherapy for peanut [...]

By | 2016-11-10T08:18:11+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on EARLY EXPOSURE THERAPY FOR PEANUT ALLERGY

WORK OUT WITH DARK CHOCOLATE

Dark chocolate, in moderation, has been promoted as being good for one’s health because it contains a group of compounds called flavanols. Flavanols are found in a range of other foods and beverages including some fruits, vegetables, red wine and tea. Flavanols have many health bene ts including being rich in antioxidants, assisting blood ow, [...]

By | 2016-11-10T09:10:28+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on WORK OUT WITH DARK CHOCOLATE
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