Chew On This on Heart Disease

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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'.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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Fish oil - a healthy choice for men or not?

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Paula Goodyer With the jury still out on the fish oil and prostate cancer link, are fish oil supplements still a good idea for men?

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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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Beating the blood sugar blues

Paula Goodyer Hard-to-manage blood sugar levels can make it difficult to exercise with Type 1 diabetes - but a new program is showing the way.

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Not for wimps

How to get fit - in just 45 minutes a week

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Paula Goodyer Short, sharp workouts can really boost your fitness - but they're not for wimps

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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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Choosing your daily bread

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Paula Goodyer Some white breads come with added fibre and nutrients - but are they as good as wholegrain?

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Why keeping off the kilos reduces cancer risk

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Paula Goodyer Besides not smoking, staying at a healthy weight is our best defence against cancer

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Fishy business

Shopping for fish? Why there's a catch

Fishy business: Which fish is right?

Paula Goodyer Eating fish is good for human health - but how do we do it without trashing the ocean?

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