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Fermenting our Food for Wellbeing

Fermenting our Food for Wellbeing

Fermenting our Food for Wellbeing Trish Dent | April 2017 Why Ferment? Fermented foods of different kinds can be found in just about every traditional culture the world over. For our ancestors it provided a way to keep food for longer, but they also discovered...

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Pure Baby Food

Pure Baby Food

Pure Baby Food Anna Freedman | April 2017 As I entered motherhood with a tiny newborn in my arms, I knew that our first year would be momentous and extraordinarily special. I found myself scribing each month, charting our story. Our story attracted a following. People...

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Eat Local & Seasonal

Eat Local & Seasonal

Eat Local & Seasonal Marion Price | April 2017 Living in a temperate (4 seasons) climate our food choices reflect the changing seasons: intuitively we choose soups and hearty stews in winter to keep us warm and energised, and then lighter dishes, salads and juices in...

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Communicating Macrobiotics

Communicating Macrobiotics

Communicating Macrobiotics Simon Brown | January 2017 When we make changes to our lives, and experience benefits, it is natural to want to share it with our family and friends. This is especially true of changes that lead to feeling better or health improvements. In...

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Weed Killers – Just Cosmetics?

Weed Killers – Just Cosmetics?

Weed Killers - Just Cosmetics? Gilly Webber | October 2016 Pesticides are widely known to be linked to serious human health problems.  Dozens of pesticides used in the public and domestic domain have been associated with illnesses from leukaemia, to neurological and...

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Exercise May Provide ‘Motor Reserve’ in Older Age

Exercise May Provide ‘Motor Reserve’ in Older Age

Exercise May Provide 'Motor Reserve' In Older age Pauline Anderson | 12th March 2015 Just as higher education and social connections seem to provide a cognitive reserve as people age, physical activity may build a motor reserve that protects against the harmful...

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Desk Workers Should Stand, Walk 2 Hours During Workday

Desk Workers Should Stand, Walk 2 Hours During Workday

Desk Workers Should Stand, Walk 2 Hours During Work Day Unknown | 2nd June 2015 Employees in predominantly desk-based occupations should be swapping their seats for their feet and accumulating 2 hours a day of standing and strolling walking during working hours, and...

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Single Diet Modification May Improve Metabolic Syndrome

Single Diet Modification May Improve Metabolic Syndrome

Single Diet Modification May Improve Metabolic Syndrome Susan London | 17th February 2015 A diet that focuses solely on increasing fiber intake works about as well as a more complex American Heart Association (AHA)-compliant diet for promoting weight loss and...

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Exercise’s Antidepressant Effects Strengthened

Exercise’s Antidepressant Effects Strengthened

Exercise's Antidepressant Effects Strengthened Unknown | 13th September 2013 Exercise may have a moderately beneficial effect on depressive symptoms, according to an updated literature review and meta-analysis. However, investigators note that more high-quality...

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Optimal Amount of Exercise for Mental Health Revealed

Optimal Amount of Exercise for Mental Health Revealed

Optimal Amount of Exercise for Mental Heath Revealed Unknown | 25th October 2012 One of the largest studies to date on exercise and psychological distress shows that the optimal amount of physical activity for improved mental health may be from 2.5 to 7.5 hours of...

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High Fructose Diet Not So Sweet for the Brain

High Fructose Diet Not So Sweet for the Brain

High Fructose Diet Not So Sweet for the Brain Fran Lowry | 24th May 2012 Diets high in fructose impair cognitive function, but this is reversed when the diet is supplemented with appropriate intake of omega-3 fatty acids, new research suggests. Although the study was...

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Energy Drinks up BP and Heart Rate; Calls for Regulation

Energy Drinks up BP and Heart Rate; Calls for Regulation

Energy Drinks Up BP & Heart Rate; Calls for Regulation Lisa Nainggolan | 3rd May 2012 Energy Drinks Up BP & Heart Rate; Calls for Regulation Lisa Nainggolan | 3rd May 2012 The lead researcher of a small study that has found that energy drinks can increase blood...

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