New Aussie invention
RACHEL CLUN Exercising self-control can be hard, especially when it comes resisting your favourite guilty pleasures.
Paula Goodyer It’s never easy when someone you love becomes dependent on a drug – but in the case of ice, you also have to cope with their chaotic behaviour.
ROSE POWELL Jordan loved being a vegan. Until it evolved into something far more dangerous.
Tom Sanders Our understanding of fats - including which ones are actually good for us - is evolving.
SARAH BERRY Can's ski? Terrified of snowboarding? Well the Cross Board may be the method for you.
Laura Donnelly Scientists say they have developed food capsules which work as a virtual gastric bypass, 'tricking' the body into thinking it is full could combat obesity crisis, experts say.
Chew on This
Paula Goodyer Not long ago Washington Post fitness columnist Vicky Hallett floated the idea of Workout Wear Friday – a call to action to allow workers to wear exercise clothes to the office one day a week.
Susie Burrell There are literally hundreds of yoghurts available in supermarkets, and the tiny labels on the back, along with differing serving sizes makes it almost impossible to determine which is the ‘best’ or ‘healthier’ choice.
Advice to parents
Alyce Vayle My weight crept further out of control while I was a teenager and I struggled to maintain it, much to the worry of my slim parents, who made their fair share of mistakes while trying to help me manage it.
Food for thought
Paula Goodyer There’s an interaction between genes and diet that can increase the risk of health problems for some people if they eat a certain way.
SARAH BERRY Pete ''Activated Almonds'' Evans isn't afraid of cooking up a little controversy for his cause.
Paula Goodyer Our genes sometimes influence how our bodies interact with certain nutrients and a new area of research suggests that tweaking our diet to meet those needs more precisely will do a better job of reducing the risk of disease.
Susie Burrell Chilly temperatures mean cozy nights spent indoors, and weekend afternoons at the local pub
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?
Finally ... caffeinated chips
Humanity's most popular pick-me-up now comes in a salt shaker.
'I like to eat crap - I'm no saint'
SARAH BERRY "I like to eat crap – I'm no saint."
SARAH BERRY Breaking bread was once a simple act. That was 30,000-odd years ago, when it was just flour and water, hot stone and love.
NICKY PHILLIPS An apple a day may keep you-know-who away, but a healthy intake of fruit will also keep your first chronic disease away too.
SARAH BERRY The 'new' blockbuster nutrient is actually really old. There are some fairly audacious statements being made about the benefits of turmeric.
Treating depression and anxiety
Paula Goodyer For many herbs and supplements claiming to improve mental health the jury is still out.
Want to live a long life?
Kate Quilton Kate Quilton travelled the globe to countries with 80 per cent obesity, and one where a village has found the secret of eternal youth (two glasses of wine a day helps).