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According to a leading academic from the Australian National University (ANU), people with blood sugar levels in the high end of normal range could be at risk of developing dementia and brain shrinkage. Dr Nicholas Cherbuin is from the Centre of Ageing, Health and Wellbeing at ANU and recently studied 249 people aged between 60 and 64, who did not...
A recent study by researchers in the United States suggests that there is no such thing as a 'one size fits all approach' to calorie counting. Scientists from the National Institute of Aging (NIA) have just finished a 23 year long study of rhesus monkeys, using these animals to try and establish whether or not calorie restriction extends life expectancy...
Australia is set to host the 16th International Congress of Dietitians between September 5 and 8, the first time the event has been here since 1977. Over 2,000 dietitians, nutritionists and other health and wellbeing experts will be packing into the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre to discuss all things diet-related. It will be interesting to see what advice and...
Although not widely talked about, many Australians are considered to be 'hypoglycemic', which means that they have low blood sugar levels, and react to certain foods differently than others. Earlier this week we wrote a blog covering the main symptoms of hypoglycemia, designed to help you identify whether you could be suffering unawares. It may be worth popping in to...
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When people hear the word 'blood sugar levels', chances are most tend to think of diabetes. This condition is widely publicised, yet it is not the only sugar-related health concern we should be worried about. At the other end of the spectrum there is hypoglycemia, which literally means "low blood sugar". It is estimated that one million Australians could be...
It could be successfully argued that there is no emotion more taxing than that of guilt. Sometimes a healthy dose of remorse is necessary, especially if you have made a decision that you regret, as it can help you go about making amends. However, feeling constantly guilty is exhausting and often leads to a negative thought pattern of self-doubt and...
On Friday we looked at the pros and cons of calorie counting, with some of the positives being that it teaches you about the amount of energy, fat and sugar in the foods you eat, as well as helps you to be aware and mindful about the choices you make. If you feel that calorie counting could help you on...
If you are on a weight loss journey, then chances are you have heard people talk about calorie counting. Many people write a food diary so that they can keep track of how many calories they consume. The recommended daily amount varies from person to person, dependent on a number of factors such as weight, height, exercise and of course...
There is a lot of stigma surrounding the word 'diet', with many people seeing it as a bad thing to avoid certain food groups or watch what you eat. However, some people need to follow a specific eating plan for health reasons such as diabetes or high cholesterol, while others may be trying to improve their fitness and lose a...
What if eating healthily and losing a few kilos could all come down to having a positive, healthy attitude? According to a new study, negative thought patterns could be the reason behind why some people gain weight. Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology found that 'feeling fat' or believing you are big when you are in fact...
The health benefits of ginger have long been celebrated, with the spice often used for the natural treatment of sore throats, coughs and bronchitis to name a few. It is also a popular cooking ingredient - not many people can turn down a slice of delicious homemade ginger crunch! Yet apparently this spice is more than just a delicious baking...
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