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How to Tell if You Have Coeliac Disease

How to Tell if You Have Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is a condition where the gluten found in food causes damage to the lining of the intestinal wall, preventing nutrients from being properly absorbed. According to the Coeliac Society, it affects approximately 1 in 70 Australians but around 80% remain...

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Self Care Activities for Dealing with Depression

Self Care Activities for Dealing with Depression

Feeling down or sad from time to time is a normal part of life. Usually, these feelings don’t last long but if you’re feeling down or sad most of the time and it starts to impact on your daily life you may have depression. Depression affects how you feel about...

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Heart Health For Men

Heart Health For Men

The statistics don’t paint a pretty picture. Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia. In 2015 it accounted for 14% of deaths in males (and 11% in females).  At the age of 40, one in two men is at risk of developing coronary heart disease in...

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The Truth About Cooking Oils

The Truth About Cooking Oils

Cooking oils, what’s good, what’s bad, what’s the deal? Let’s bust open some myths! Coconut oil is the healthiest oil to cook with Despite all the claims there’s little evidence to support the health benefits of coconut oil. It’s high in saturated fat which can worsen...

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Managing Menopause

Managing Menopause

If you’re struggling with the symptoms of menopause, you are not alone. According to the Australasian Menopause Society, the majority of women will have at least some symptoms and for most women these symptoms will last for 5 to 10 years. The symptoms of menopause are...

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Body Image & Eating Disorders Affect Men Too

Body Image & Eating Disorders Affect Men Too

While often thought of as a problem affecting women, it is estimated that around one-quarter of people suffering from anorexia and bulimia are males, and almost equal numbers of males and females suffer from binge eating disorder. Body dissatisfaction in men is also...

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What’s the Deal with Sugar?

What’s the Deal with Sugar?

Sugar is good… sugar is bad. Sugar is an essential part of a balanced diet… sugar should avoided whenever possible. Just what is going on with these messages about sugar? Read on and find out as we put 4 myths under the microscope to find out if the proof really is in...

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Screen Time for Children

Screen Time for Children

Whether we like it or not, screens are an inevitable part of our daily lives, including the lives of our children. For this reason, it’s important to consider how to balance the benefits and risks of these devices for our kids. Screen time is the time spent each day...

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Passive Ways to Stay Active Over the Holidays

Passive Ways to Stay Active Over the Holidays

As we head into the festive season, it can be easy to let go of the good exercise habits we’ve built throughout the year. But keeping active over this time can help to manage stress and to balance out the effect of any eating indulgences! Even if time is short, there...

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Surviving the Silly Season

Surviving the Silly Season

The holiday season is fast approaching and while it is a time of fun and celebration our health often takes a back seat as a consequence. But by making your health a priority you can avoid the dreaded Christmas weight-gain and start the New Year without feeling any...

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Mythbusting: Everyone needs to take a multivitamin

Mythbusting: Everyone needs to take a multivitamin

Today we're going to bust open 4 myths about taking multivitamins… Everyone needs to take a multivitamin supplement. If you are eating a well-balanced diet there’s little to be gained by taking a multivitamin supplement.  However there are some cases where a...

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Childhood Food Allergies

Childhood Food Allergies

While we don’t really know why, food allergies are on the increase.  The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) estimate that around 1 in 20 children and 2 in 100 adults suffer from food allergies. Fortunately many allergies are not severe and...

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Preconception Health for Men

Preconception Health for Men

Preparing for pregnancy is important for both men and women. In fact the best chance of falling pregnant and having a healthy baby comes when both partners take steps to optimise their health before conception. Here’s a few things you can do to improve fertility and...

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Minimise Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Minimise Your Risk of Breast Cancer

It’s estimated that breast cancer will be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Australians in 2017. In fact, the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85 is estimated to be 1 in 14 (1 in 8 for women and 1 in 715 for men). The main risk factors...

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