Chew On This on Diet

Chew on This

How healthy is your relationship with food?

Paula Goodyer According to an expert who specialises in eating disorders, tuning into your body's inner appetite signals is more useful than observing external food 'rules'.

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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This seven-a-day habit could save your life

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Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?

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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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Health talk

How much protein is healthy?

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Paula Goodyer Why it's smart to eat protein from plants not just animals.

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Allergy and asthma - is lack of fibre the culprit?

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Paula Goodyer By altering the mix of microbes in the gut, too little fibre may be messing with our immune system

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An end to fat shaming

Paula Goodyer Calling people fat doesn't make them thin - and it may make weight problems worse.

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Toxin toxout – taking action on environmental chemicals

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Paula Goodyer Synthetic chemicals like BPA and pthalates have become part of our world - but there are ways to reduce our exposure

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How depression hurts the heart

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Paula Goodyer Depression isn't all in the mind - it can cause changes in the body that raise the risk of heart disease

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Do you need tastebud rehab?

Taste and weight

Paula Goodyer Highly flavoured processed foods are easy to overeat - but tastebuds can learn to love the taste of healthier food

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Butter is a healthy fat - who says?

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Paula Goodyer After decades of being told to avoid butter because of its saturated fat content, why is it being hyped as a health food?

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Let them eat hemp

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

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Why muscles make good medicine

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Paula Goodyer If you think exercise is an optional extra, this could change your mind

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Strong at every age

Why everyone should 'bulk up'

Paula Goodyer If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more reasons to change your mind - including new research that suggests strong muscles are good medicine.

Calories and kilojoules

Are kilojoule counts on fast food helping us eat better?

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Paula Goodyer The hope is that we're getting a better grasp of how many kJs we need each day - and which foods make us overshoot the mark

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An anti-breast cancer diet? Watch this space

Paula Goodyer Plant foods may help protect against breast cancer - but they don't undo the risk of being overweight.

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Meat Free Week

Would you sign up for a week without meat?

Paula Goodyer The Meat Free Week campaign wants us to go meatless for a good cause - but are we up for the challenge?

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Can star power make us healthier?

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Paula Goodyer The power of celebrities to influence our health can be a mixed blessing

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Too clean for our own good?

Paula Goodyer A cleaner way of living has improved our health in some ways - but is it also messing with our immune systems?

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Healthy blood pressure plan

Taking the pressure off

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Paula Goodyer Why detoxing the shopping trolley can improve your blood pressure.

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