Alternative Health

Paleo push

Food for thought in fad diets

Sarah Berry It turns out that there is good food for thought behind many so-called fad diets. In addition to this they are not as different as first appearances suggest.

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Let them eat hemp

Hemp Seeds

Paula Goodyer If the Americans, Brits and Canadians are allowed to eat hemp, why aren't we?

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Nutritional science

Biggest food myths

Two halves of a coconut

Susie Burrell As we learn more and more about nutrition, and the greater the number of "experts" out there publishing diet books inevitably leads to the propagation of new diet beliefs and trends, whether or not...

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Counting kilojoules doesn't add up

counting calories

Sarah Berry We can all exercise our inner control freak by counting kilojoules. But at what cost?

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Has the milky way had its day?

Milk

Sarah Berry More please? perhaps not.

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Bottoms up for beer and yoga

Drinking beer

Sarah Berry I do yoga "so I'm not an arsehole", says yoga trainer to the stars Cameron Shayne.

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The way of the wellness warrior

Image: Hannah Millerick Photography

Sarah Berry Life's wake-up calls rarely come in welcome ways. But when they do come, they can be transformative in wonderful ways.

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Top five tips for going vegan

Beyonce on stage during the Super Bowl half-time show in 2013.

Rachel Clun There's no denying it – Beyonce looked smoking hot in her Grammy Awards performance with husband Jay-Z last month.

Road test

Paleo vs raw vs detox: Three extreme diets put to the test

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Radical Dieters

New year, new you - but how hard is it to embark on a radical health regimen? Three people put their bodies on the line.

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No one needs a 'detox'

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Dr Max Pemberton Why we tend to forget everything we know about biology, physiology and nutrition at the start of the year.

The cold-pressed truth: juice cleanses to combat cocaine

Wheat Grass Juice

Sarah Berry We power through our yoga, party at an equally accelerated pace and then furiously go on a fast. We want to have our activated almond nut mylk liquid cake and chew it at least 20 times.

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Juices versus smoothies: which is better?

Green Drink

Kathleen Alleaume Juices and smoothies are equally fashionable within the cleanse culture, yet each has distinct advantages and drawbacks.

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Pulse

Yoga: why men don't get it

Yoga Man.

Despite its benefits, the poses and the chanting can be too much of a stretch for some males.

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Fitness trends 2014: Zumba not the HIIT the trendspotters thought

Dance Fitness

Sarah Berry This year it's all been about the twerk. At least it has been according to the most searched exercise terms on Google.

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Can calm come in a can?

Paula Goodyer We're used to the idea of getting a shot of energy from a drink spiked with caffeine - but how about a dose of tranquillity in a drink with a hit of calming chamomile?

Can you find calm in a can?

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Paula Goodyer After a tsunami of energy drinks, could relaxation drinks be the next wave?

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Do vitamins block disease?

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There’s more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills did not protect ageing men’s brains or help heart attack survivors.

The alkaline diet: does it work?

Orange Girl

Kathleen Alleaume The "alkaline" diet claims to whittle the waistline, curb inflammatory conditions and even cure cancer. Yet the evidence supporting any of these health claims is pretty slim.

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Spike in harm to liver linked to dietary aids

So-called "fat-burning" supplements can cause liver damage, study finds.

Healthy eating

The superfoods set to be the flavour of 2014

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MJ Angel Here are the top 10 superfoods we can expect to see gracing menus, supermarkets, health food stores and dinner tables.