Detox

No one needs a 'detox'

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

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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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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Your food is no cleaner than mine

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L.V. Anderson BuzzFeed unveiled "a two-week detox plan that's actually realistic" this week, and it made me want to throw a head of broccoli at my computer screen.

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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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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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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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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?

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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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.

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 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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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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'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...