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Managing Menopause


If you’re struggling with the symptoms of menopause, you are not alone. According to the Australasian Menopause Society, the majority of women will have at least some symptoms and for most women these symptoms will last for 5 to 10 years. The symptoms of menopause are a result of changing hormone levels, in particular a

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Body Image & Eating Disorders Affect Men Too


While often thought of as a problem affecting women, it is estimated that around one-quarter of people suffering from anorexia and bulimia are males, and almost equal numbers of males and females suffer from binge eating disorder. Body dissatisfaction in men is also increasing and now close to that of females, although men tend to

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12 Signs You Could be Suffering From Postnatal Depression


Postnatal depression affects up to 1 in 7 Australian women who give birth, and is more than just the ‘baby blues’ which many women experience in the first few days after having a child.  It develops between one month and up to one year after the birth of a baby and while the exact cause

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What’s the Deal with Sugar?


Sugar is good… sugar is bad. Sugar is an essential part of a balanced diet… sugar should avoided whenever possible. Just what is going on with these messages about sugar? Read on and find out as we put 4 myths under the microscope to find out if the proof really is in the pudding! Sugar

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Screen Time for Children


Whether we like it or not, screens are an inevitable part of our daily lives, including the lives of our children. For this reason, it’s important to consider how to balance the benefits and risks of these devices for our kids. Screen time is the time spent each day using devices with screens, such as

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10 Ways to Prevent Help Prevent Heartburn


Heartburn (also called indigestion) is a burning pain or discomfort in the chest, usually felt after eating. It occurs when stomach acids rise up into the oesophagus (the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach) due to the valve between the lower end of the oesophagus and the stomach not closing tightly.

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Passive Ways to Stay Active Over the Holidays


As we head into the festive season, it can be easy to let go of the good exercise habits we’ve built throughout the year. But keeping active over this time can help to manage stress and to balance out the effect of any eating indulgences! Even if time is short, there are plenty of ways

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Surviving the Silly Season


The holiday season is fast approaching and while it is a time of fun and celebration our health often takes a back seat as a consequence. But by making your health a priority you can avoid the dreaded Christmas weight-gain and start the New Year without feeling any regrets. Plan ahead This time of the

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Mythbusting: Everyone needs to take a multivitamin


Today we’re going to bust open 4 myths about taking multivitamins… Everyone needs to take a multivitamin supplement. If you are eating a well-balanced diet there’s little to be gained by taking a multivitamin supplement.  However there are some cases where a supplement can be beneficial – for example in a frail older person with

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Childhood Food Allergies


While we don’t really know why, food allergies are on the increase.  The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) estimate that around 1 in 20 children and 2 in 100 adults suffer from food allergies. Fortunately many allergies are not severe and most children will grow out of their allergy early in life.


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