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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'.

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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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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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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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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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Food on the brain

Food on the brain

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Paula Goodyer Why you don't need to ditch grains for a sharper brain

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Avoiding dieting dead ends

Paula Goodyer What are the signs that a weight loss program might work - and how do you spot a dud?

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Healthy eating

Food for a healthy gut

Paula Goodyer With bowel cancer now the second most common cancer in Australia, that alone might be enough reason to dust off your dahl recipe.

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The kilo creep

Let's hear it for a lighter Christmas

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Paula Goodyer It's hard to lose weight at Christmas - but you can avoid putting it on.

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Should we quit panicking about sugar?

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Paula Goodyer Yes, we eat too much sugar - but it's not the only reason we get sick and fat.

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Giving fasting a go

The fast track

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Paula Goodyer When obesity researcher Amanda Salis tried fasting she found some unexpected benefits

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Waste of money?

Multiple choice - do you need a multivitamin?

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Paula Goodyer Are multivitamins a way to plug nutritional gaps - or a waste of money?

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Are you in a food rut?

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Paula Goodyer A broader mix of foods helps you get enough of the nutrients you need.

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