Detox

Road test

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

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

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.

True or false

Do detox diets cleanse your body of toxins?

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By Nicky Phillips There's nothing new about detoxing, people have been doing it for centuries.

Spring clean

Turn detox into a treat

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Bronwyn McNulty Nutrients up, negativity down. How to get the most out of a health overhaul.

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Labour of love

Detox to boost fertility

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Michelle Bridges Just four months of clean living increases conception chance, says Michelle Bridges.

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Disaster diets

Disaster diets: don't try these food fads at home

It's a lemon: the lemon-juice detox diet can be dangerous.

Damon Cronshaw Health experts have warned against crazy fad diets, after reports of people eating orange-juice soaked cotton balls and losing teeth from a lemon-juice detox.

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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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Human need for protein causes us to overeat: study

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Amy Corderoy The human need for protein is so powerful we are driven to over-eat in our search to consume more of it, Sydney researchers say.

The God diet

The God diet: weight loss for a higher cause

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Sarah Berry Many of us are familiar with the struggle to lose weight, for god's sake. But the "Daniel diet" takes things literally, by taking the bible as a health manual.

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The fake shake face-off

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Sarah Berry Meal replacements or real meals; what's the best way to rein it in?

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Holistic fitness

Meet the 'fitness whisperer'

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Amy Molloy Massages, buttery toast, long baths and less workouts... It sounds too good to be true, but Sydney's newest fitness guru says his regime can change your body.

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Wellness break

How to stay healthy on holidays

Cassy Small Do you work so hard before your holidays that you end up falling in a heap within the first couple of days?

Fad diets play to our wish for a quick fix

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Amy Gray There's always someone in the office kitchen preparing the latest fad diet for lunch.

'I am eating myself to death'

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Sarah Berry She's had her ups and downs, but Ajay Rochester fears her compulsive eating will kill her.

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Receptive audience

Heavyweight sales for diet books

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Effie Mann After listening to her sister and housemate reel off its many health benefits, Philippa Hinton went out and bought herself a copy of I Quit Sugar, an eight-week detox program and recipe book written...

The sweet life

Are you addicted to sugar?

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Sarah Berry If you're not sure, try quitting. A total sugar detox is tough but rewarding, writes Sarah Berry.

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Fresh start

Fresh start the flavour of the month

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Sarah Berry Detoxing is a popular kick-start to health after festive excesses.

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Disaster diets

Worst diets of 2012

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Sarah Berry What made these three diets the biggest lemons of the year, according to dietitians around Australia?

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Smoking gun

Sweet assassin

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Angus Holland Sugar is leaving a bad taste in the mouth of some food campaigners, who claim it’s an addictive health hazard. But does their argument have any bite?

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For when life gets under your skin

Carolyn Boyd explores the luxurious world of health spa getaways.