Caffeine

Doctors give wake-up call on dark side of caffeine

COFFEE

Sarah Whyte Caffeine is creeping into our diets at an alarming rate with the number of cafes and energy drink sales ballooning in a decade, a consultation paper prepared for the Australian and New Zealand...

Health concerns

Caffeine cropping up where it is least expected

Coffee beans

Sarah Whyte Caffeine is creeping into our diets at an alarming rate, as the number of cafes and the sale of energy drinks has ballooned in a decade.

Strange brew

Too much caffeine can bring more Bing than zing

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Aaron Cook DEPRIVE coffee addicts of their morning fix and you will soon hear about it. But give them too much caffeine, and it turns out they will be the ones to start hearing things.

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Feelgood effects

Eating for optimal energy

All Is Love

Susie Burrell Who does not want more energy? An increased sense of vitality and ability to do all the things you want to do without feeling fatigued and constantly running on empty.

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Has the milky way had its day?

Milk

Sarah Berry More please? perhaps not.

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How to cut your portions without even noticing

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Susie Burrell Here are the easiest ways to slash some serious kJ out of your day, without you even noticing.

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Too good to be true?

Top 10 dubious diet products

Kristy O'Kane Our personal favourite: the Hollywood Cookie Diet.

The God diet

The God diet: weight loss for a higher cause

Last Supper

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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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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Bittersweet

Bittersweet - the truth about chocolate

Chocolate

Linda McSweeny It's the food of the gods, one we find hard to resist. Yet it can have both good and bad effects on health and its production has a dark side.

Food fads

Friends or foes?

Oil, eggs, salt and caffeine. Are they good for us?

Siobhan Moylan Coffee, eggs, salt, oil. One week they are good for you, the next they're not. So what's the real deal?

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Morning person

The dark side of being a night owl

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Melissa Shedden New research shows burning the midnight oil can affect our happiness, health and even personality type.

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Insomnia, this thing of darkness

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Dreaming wistfully of a good night’s rest? You’re not alone: insomnia has reached epidemic proportions. Hannah Betts delves into those dark hours when sleep slips out of reach.

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.

Power nap

Bring back the nap

Nap time: proof it's good for you.

Amy Gray Now that the weather is cooler and we’re all giving our tracksuits a very frisky eye, our senses long for warmth and indulgent luxury.

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Health news

Chocolate really is good for you

Chocolate

Daisy Dumas Welcome news for the sweet-toothed as bars of chocolate may soon come stamped with health claims.

The Sleep Diet

Woman, alarm clock, sleep, sleeping, bed, morning, work.

Paula Goodyer How a good night's sleep can help keep your weight down.

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Uphill battle

Tired but wired: why you can't lose weight?

Stress, tired, depressed, depression, anxious, anxiety, sad, unhappy, woman.

Sarah Berry It's very likely stress, not calories, that underlies your weight problem, says nutritionist.

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On the nose

Diet in a bottle?

Perfume lady

Daisy Dumas The latest 'miracle cure' when it comes to losing weight, or just another diet scam?

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