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  1. Can plant-based eating protect you from COVID-19?

    Can plant-based eating protect you from COVID-19?

    Since the start of this pandemic, and as coronavirus panic has escalated, there have been many touted treatments and cures. Some may have a scientific basis, though there are numerous bogus or downright dangerous ones as well.

    One of the latest claims to capture headlines in the media is from well-regarded scientist Dr T. Colin Campbell who has drawn on his previous research to say that eating a plant-based diet is protective against COVID-19. Could this be true?

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  2. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: My secrets to a long happy life

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: My secrets to a long happy life

    If you’re born in Australia this year, you can expect to live for 83.5 years. Lucky you, as you’ll statistically out-live the Swedes, French, Germans and Kiwi’s. Back in 1950 a person could expect to live for 68.7 years, so we’ve come a long way.

    But living a long life is quite different to living a healthy, long life. Do you really want to live those extra years unwell and unhappy?

    Play your health cards right and you can be living longer living stronger, disability-free until advanced old age. Remember genes are one factor but adopting good lifestyle practices are even more important in the quest to help you stay mentally and physically fit.

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  3. Why am I so tired? Top 10 reasons for tiredness & how to overcome it

    Why am I so tired? Top 10 reasons for tiredness & how to overcome it

    Many people report feeling constantly tired or fatigued. Are you one of them?

    Perhaps you put it down to working too hard or burning the candle at both ends? Maybe you’ve even become so accustomed to feeling lethargic that you’ve forgotten what energised feels like?

    First things first, prolonged feelings of exhaustion warrant a trip to the doctor to rule out medical reasons for your tiredness.  There are any number of conditions that may be linked to fatigue such as anaemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, glandular fever, diabetes or being coeliac to name a few.

    If you’re not suffering from a medical condition, then it’s time to turn the spotlight on health and lifestyle reasons for your tiredness. Here we list the top ten culprits and how you can combat them to bounce back to a more energetic you.

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  4. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Playing with fire - Inflammation in the body

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Playing with fire - Inflammation in the body

    Inflammation is the body’s response to outside threats such as infection and toxins. A short-term bout of inflammation to combat a hazard is both positive and protective for our health. This is defined as acute inflammation.

    Chronic inflammation on the other hand, is long-term, lasting from several months to years. It can result from a failure to eliminate the cause of an acute inflammation, an autoimmune disorder, long term exposure to an irritant (such as an industrial chemical), or recurrent episodes of acute inflammation.

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  5. Plant-Based Meat – Not all it's beefed up to be

    Plant-Based Meat – Not all it's beefed up to be

    You’ve probably heard the recent hype about the plant-based burgers that have taken the fast food and grocery worlds by storm.  There’s the Hungry Jack’s plant-based burger (the Rebel Whopper), the Impossible Burger, the Incredible Burger, the Beyond Burger, the Soul Burger and so many more.

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  6. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: High Cholesterol – Symptoms, Tests & How to Improve

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: High Cholesterol – Symptoms, Tests & How to Improve

    Advice about cholesterol has been controversial and subject to change over the past few decades so understandingly, it can be quite confusing!  In this article I’ll cover the cholesterol basics, testing and lifestyle modifications you can make to improve your health outlook and reduce your cardiovascular disease risk.

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  7. Live Longer: Dietary Supplements or Food?

    Live Longer: Dietary Supplements or Food?

    In Australia, 47% of women and 34% of men use at least one dietary supplement.  Usage is even greater among older age groups and those with higher education levels.

    By dietary supplement we mean a single vitamin or mineral, a combination multi-vitamin, herbal or traditional products, or a sports nutrition or weight loss product.

    Most users take supplements by personal choice, rarely by doctor’s recommendation.  This is great news for supplement manufacturers!  Globally, the industry raked in over $150 billion last year alone and it’s growing.

    But the big question is - will they help us live longer or healthier lives?

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  8. How to maximise your results on a food Cleanse

    How to maximise your results on a food Cleanse

    Cleanses are an excellent way to kick-start your weight loss or healthy eating program. But not everyone who embarks on a Cleanse is clear about why they are doing it, what results to expect and how to make the very most of it. That’s why we’ve created this article to provide all the necessary info and tips for before, during and after your Cleanse.

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  9. Dr. Joanna McMillan: Are you a flexitarian dieter?

    Dr. Joanna McMillan on flexitarian diet

    Flexitarian is the new buzz word when it comes to how to eat. If you haven’t heard of it yet you will now, you might even be on one without knowing it!

    The word basically means flexible vegetarian. The true vegetarians amongst you might find that odd – you either are or you aren’t – but with my nutrition hat on I think it’s generally a good thing.

    It encourages those of us who choose to eat animal foods, especially meat, to opt for a few more vegetarian meals in our week and give a serious boost to our plant food intake.

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  10. Dr. Joanna McMillan: Best Foods to Eat with Diabetes

    Dr. Joanna McMillan on Food for Diabetics

    An estimated 1.7 million Australians have diabetes and with 280 people being diagnosed every day, type 2 diabetes is our fastest growing chronic disease. It is also a disease that can be prevented in a large number of cases, with changes to our diet and lifestyle. It is essential therefore that we are all proactive in making the best choices possible. But what if you have already had a diagnosis? What are the best foods to eat with diabetes?

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