Mental Illness

Chew on This

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'.

When healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession

Jordan Younger has turned away from veganism and is recovering from orthorexia nervosa.

Rose Powell Jordan loved being a vegan. Until it evolved into something far more dangerous.

Treating depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety – can over the counter pills really help?

Depression

Paula Goodyer For many herbs and supplements claiming to improve mental health the jury is still out.

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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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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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A grain of truth to gluten intolerance

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Sarah Berry Few know what actually gluten is, only that it will make you fat, lead to bloating and that eating it is akin to satanism.

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Autism link: Outrage as PETA declares war on milk

Fear mongering: One of PETA's controversial autism ads.

Rose Powell An ad alleging links between autism and dairy foods sparks online outrage.

Rushing Women's Syndrome

Doctors quick to criticise Lisa Curry over Rushing Women's Syndrome advice

Lisa Curry.

Sarah Berry Medical professionals have poured scorn on Lisa Curry's claims to suffer from "Rushing Women's Syndrome", saying the condition does not exist and warning the label could be harmful.

'Guilt chip'

Beating the baby blues

Baby.

Paula Goodyer It's not just post-natal depression that's hard on mothers - it's also the guilt that goes with it.

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Big bodies can also bend it

Sarah Harry Curvy Yoga Teacher.

Thea O'Connor 'When I tell people I'm a yoga instructor, they usually look at me in a funny way, like I'm joking,'' says Sarah Harry, of Ashwood, Melbourne.

Daily diet mistakes

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Susie Burrell It often comes as a surprise to clients that it is not the one-off treats or restaurant or fast-food meals that send our diets off the rails, rather it is the poor dietary habits that become so...

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Chew on this

Should we quit panicking about sugar?

Beautiful woman with lollipop

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

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Get into: Netball

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Charmaine Yabsley You'll burn about 380-520 calories an hour playing netball.

Healing with whole foods

A beautiful group of products, (Fish, fruit, vegetables, cereals, beans, and olive oil) typical in the mediterranean diet iStock. Mediterrean diet.

Sarah Berry Bread with butter, porridge with a good dollop of cultured cream and maple syrup. Wine with dinner. This is my kind of "diet".

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Sexercise

Sex as exercise

young couple feet in bed

Sarah Berry Sex may be the more exciting exercise equivalent to pounding the pavement. And, when it comes to sex, we hardly need the extra motivation of exercise.

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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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Ryan's story

A body of struggle: men and eating disorders

anorexia

Alexandra Bathman Wearing a faded T-shirt, dusty trousers and yellow Hard Yakka boots, it's unlikely anybody would ever pick Ryan as a recovered anorexic.

Two things

Want to shape up for the new year? Here's how and why

Exercising

Nanci Hellmich Need more motivation than looking and feeling better? Here it is.

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The biggest fitness lessons of 2013

running.

Gretchen Reynolds This year, exercise science expanded and fine-tuned our understanding of how physical activity affects our brains, joints, hearts and even genes, beginning before birth and continuing throughout our...

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