Alternative Health

Fermenting is the new food trend

Sarah Berry We are seeing a surge in popularity of this ancient food practice. This is why.

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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Healthy foods you are definitely overeating

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Rachel Clun Thanks to nutritional labelling and education, most of us know or have a rough idea how much junk food makes an acceptable portion.

Get ready for summer

Weird and wonderful health hacks

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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.

Cinderella Tissue: the most critically ignored part of the body?

Treating fascia: the answer to tension and tightness?

Sarah Berry We are literally surrounded by the stuff. Matrix-like, it wraps around all 600 muscles in the body connecting them to each other and to our bones.

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Health tonic?

Is camel milk the new superfood?

Sandy Smith Substituting cow’s milk for camel milk might not sound that appetising but a look at the health benefits and you might be queuing for a camel latte sooner than you think.

Australians are including fewer healthy food options in their diets

'Incredibly low' vegetable consumption reveals that fast food has eclipsed vegetables as a dietary staple.

Lucy Carroll Australians are eating less fruit and vegetables than ever before, with teenagers leading the charge in unhealthy eating dominated by fast food, new data from the Bureau of Statistics shows.

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Download the divine: Soul healing miracles?

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Sarah Berry New York Times best-selling author Dr Zhi Gang Sha and his very unusual approach to healing.

Ask the expert

Nine simple food swaps for a healthier diet

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Susie Burrell Sometimes the difference between healthy eating or not is a few simply dietary swaps to take you from a B minus in nutrition to a glowing A plus - and just a warning, some of these simple swaps may...

Food facts

Ten things you didn't know about fat

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Tom Sanders Our understanding of fats - including which ones are actually good for us - is evolving.

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Latest trends in bread go against the grain

Breaking bread: which slice is best?

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.

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Food for thought: DNA helping shed light on our dietary needs

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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...

Food for thought

Can your DNA guide your diet?

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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.

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Treating depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety – can over the counter pills really help?

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Paula Goodyer For many herbs and supplements claiming to improve mental health the jury is still out.

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Want to live a long life?

Want to live a long life? Eat fermented cabbage and drink a litre of olive oil a week

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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).

Questionable claims

Just eat well - most exercise supplements are bunk

Vitamins and supplements: are they worth it?

Stuart Gray I am always amazed by the wide range of sports nutrition products on sale in gyms.

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A grain of truth to gluten intolerance

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Sarah Berry Few know what actually gluten is, only that it will make you fat, lead to bloating and that eating it is akin to satanism.

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New theory

Will giving up dairy defeat cancer?

Researchers have created a calf whose milk could be drunk by those who are lactose intolerant.

Cherrill Hicks A leading scientist and cancer survivor says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products, writes Cherrill Hicks.

Colon hydrotherapy: 'the most amazing thing' ever?

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Sarah Berry I am speaking with a woman about her first colonic, when she was 21. She tells me that she had blocked the pipe.

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