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Pete Evans slammed

My Kitchen Rules chef Pete Evans raises heat over Paleo diet

ERYK BAGSHAW 3:16pm The heart foundation and the dietitians association of association of Australia have slammed Chef Pete Evans’ spray about the Paleo diet on social media.

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The downside of dairy

The downside of dairy (warning: it could put you off your latte)

Regulations say calves must be fed within six hours of transport and delivered within 18 hours of their last feed.

Paula Goodyer Depending on who you talk to, dairy food is a valuable source of nutrients or a cause of runny noses and bloating. But the dairy issue that rarely gets an airing is the cost to animal welfare of all the dairy products Australians consume, including about 104 litres of milk per head each year.

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Celebrities, please stop

Size zero and live off burgers? Yeah right

Celebrity performance eating is getting annoying.

Skinny celebrities love to bang on about their favourite fattening foods – they need to stop

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Pros and cons

Which sort of milk should you choose?


Susie Burrell A wide variety of low fat, reduced fat and A2 cow’s milk competes with goats, rice, coconut, soy, nut and oats milks on supermarket shelves. Let's look at the pros and cons of each.

Smoking, obesity still the top causes of cancer

Staying physically strong: Green vegetables and exercise.

SARAH BERRY Half of the men and one third of women in Australia will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. If this statistic wasn't sobering enough, much of it is preventable.

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Has the fun gone out of food?

Is our obsession with being healthy killing the joy of food?

Has the fun gone out of food?

Sandy Smith Can you enjoy a bowl of ice-cream without the guilt? Do you drink red wine instead of white because it contains more antioxidants? How often do you eat something just because you like the taste of it without thinking about how much good it is doing you?

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Earth, wind and fire: Ayurveda for 'perfect' health?

Ayurveda: finding your own unique balance.

SARAH BERRY I've heard the word 'Ayurveda' bandied around for several years now.

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Cereal offender: is it time to bin breakfast cereal?

Cereal: is it good or bad for us?

SARAH BERRY Cereal is no longer the breakfast of champions.

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New study

Why 'comfort food' is a myth


Susie Burrell We have all done it: a packet of biscuits after a bad break-up, or an entire round of brie and bottle of wine after a particularly shocking week.

Burn calories at your computer

Active work: work out at work.

SARAH BERRY Active workstations offer a way to be sedentary less and burn calories more.

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Abhor asparagus and can't stand coffee? You may be a supertaster

One in four of us is a supertaster.

Alex Russell One in four of us is a supertaster - it depends on the density of tastebuds on your tongue.


Debate fires up again about the 5:2 diet

Is the 5:2 diet the way to go?

Susie Burrell There's a lot of talk around the office this week about fasting, after the 5:2 diet aired on Sunday night television.

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New research

'Fat shaming' does not help people lose weight, experts say

Tip the scales on weight loss: with your mind.

Making overweight and obese people feel bad about their size does not encourage them to shed excess kilograms, researchers found.

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Angela Liddon's Oh She Glows journey

Angela Liddon After a decade of struggling with an eating disorder, Angela Liddon overhauled her diet to focus on wholesome plant-based foods and changed her life – and health for the better.

Parting ways again

Magda Szubanski parts ways with Jenny Craig again

Szubanski in 2012, during her first stint as ambassador for Jenny Craig.

Just six months after she was re-signed, Magda Szubanski has split with Jenny Craig.

Can we train our brains to sparkle for brussel sprouts like they do for cupcakes?

Sparkle-brain: the brain 'hyperactivates' at the thought of kilojoule-rich foods.

SARAH BERRY Cupcakes make our brains sparkle. Seriously. But can we teach them to do the dopamine dance for brussel sprouts instead?

The best diet is the one you stick to, study says

fad diet

SARAH BERRY Every year, nutrition experts battle it out to determine the 'best and worst' diets.

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Cervical cancer: So preventable but so often ignored


LIVIA GAMBLE There is a fantastic amount of focus on breast cancer support and awareness. That's great, but there is another cancer we should be focusing on as well.

Time to celebrate?

All fat is bad? Not so fast


Anahad O'Connor People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favoured for decades, a major new study shows.

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Get ready for summer

Weird and wonderful health hacks


LIVIA GAMBLE Winter is just about over and as hard as we tried, some of us became victims of the cold. We exercised less and stayed in bed more. Sure, the glossy mags will have a get-in-your-bikini-quick plan, but at what cost?

Which tinned fish is best?


Susie Burrell Even though there are many, many varieties of tinned fish on supermarket shelves, there are many similarities across the brands. The good thing about this is that varieties with clear nutritional benefits really stand out, as do the brands that employ sustainable fishing practices.

Watching action movies makes you eat more

John von Radowitz 'We find that if you're watching an action movie while snacking your mouth will see more action too.'


Cancer horoscope

It's hard not to be argumentative today. You're trying to preserve tradition. But it's a great day to challenge your idea of what's normal.

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