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Is coconut milk a good alternative to dairy milk?

If you're considering reducing down on dairy and animal products for health or ethical reasons, the obvious alternative to dairy milk may be to use...

Trinidad scorpion 🌶️; they are so hot 🔥

I harvested a new batch of trinidad scorpion from our veg garden today; oh yes super . We use a variety of fresh chillies as we love hot amd spicy...

How aware are you of the food decisions you've made today?

Everyone of us will be influenced in our busy and distracting environments everyday, so much so that we aren't aware of large proportion of...

Efficacy of hypnosis on treating obesity and high impulsivity levels

A new study released by the Lancet shows that in 2022, more than 1 billion people in the world are now living with obesity (1 in 8). Worldwide,...

Where do you get your fibre from?

Fibre is an essential macronutrient (carbohydrate) we get from eating plant foods, and important for our health and well-being. It has many...

Laural's Success Story

Laural had tried everything to quit smoking, He had chronic health concerns and couldn't really afford to be risking his health by continuing his...

How butyrate helps to reduce weight and prevent obesity

Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid made by the health-promoting bacteria in our gut on the breakdown of dietary fibre from plant foods. It has...

How healthy eating policies in Australia are being sponsored by the meat and sugar industries

Australian diets consisting of low intakes of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and excessive consumption of red/processed meat and...

What's Harmful About Eating?

Consuming food is a necessary condition if we want to survive, and there are necessary types of food we need to consume if we want to not only...

Whats Harmful About Eating Animals?

Back in the early noughties Paul and I were gradually reducing our reliance on meat and fish. Even though we were both brought up omnivores,...

8 Evidence-Based Diet Recommendations for Improving Cardiovascular Health

A scientific statement on diet and lifestyle recommendations for improving cardiovascular health and reducing cardiovascular risk was...

Shaun's Success Story

Shaun started smoking when he was still in school. His dad smoked as did his 2 older brothers. When he was 15 he started hanging around in the...

Martin's Success Story

Martin loved his food and always looked forward to cooking the family dinners. He was a big meat eater and enjoyed cooking outdoors...

Should I avoid fats in my diet?

Oils and fats, known collectively as lipids, are an energy dense substance contributing 9 calories per gram as opposed to 4 calories per gram for...

New study showing how early stage Alzheimer's disease could be reversed!

The results from the first randomized, controlled clinical trial conducted by Ornish et al., (2024) were published this week. The study was...

Why limiting ultra processed foods is good for our brain

In the past 40 years there has been an explosion and commercialisation of ultra processed foods (UPF) making shopping, preparing and cooking food...

Foods that fight chronic inflammation

Chronic inflammation has been Iinked to several severe and enduring conditions, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis,...

What is methionine and how to avoid too much of it.

Methionine is an essential amino acid in humans and the precursor of other non-essential amino acids. Its antioxidant properties can help...

How do we know if we're getting enough magnesium?

6 out of 10 of us  aren't getting the recommended daily amount of magnesium in our diet. This can be due to low nutrional...

Need to enhance your bone health?

Calcium is the key mineral that promotes bone health and many associate dairy as being a high or good source of calcium.

However, with risks of...

How do I ensure my vitamin B12 intake is sufficient?

Vitamin B12 is essential for maintaining our level of red blood cells and keeping our nervous system healthy.  It's made by bacteria and...

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