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How to Tell if You Have Coeliac Disease

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Coeliac disease is a condition where the gluten found in food causes damage to the lining of the intestinal wall, preventing nutrients from being properly absorbed. According to the Coeliac Society, it affects approximately 1 in 70 Australians but around 80% remain undiagnosed. The symptoms of coeliac disease vary widely and while some people have

Self Care Activities for Dealing with Depression

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Feeling down or sad from time to time is a normal part of life. Usually, these feelings don’t last long but if you’re feeling down or sad most of the time and it starts to impact on your daily life you may have depression. Depression affects how you feel about yourself and makes day to

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Helpful Tips When Dealing with Children Who Have ADHD

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ADHD is a developmental disorder which begins in early childhood.  It is estimated to affect one in 20 children in Australia and is more common in boys.  In some children, these symptoms improve as they get older, but others will continue to have symptoms as adults. It’s normal for children to be restless and distracted

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12 Tips to Get you Moving and Feeling Great!

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According to the 2011–2012 Australian Health Survey, nearly 70% of Australian adults are sedentary or have low levels of physical activity, while 60% of us do less than the recommended 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per day.  There’s also increasing evidence showing the health risks associated with prolonged sitting and the benefits of

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Heart Health For Men

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The statistics don’t paint a pretty picture. Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia. In 2015 it accounted for 14% of deaths in males (and 11% in females).  At the age of 40, one in two men is at risk of developing coronary heart disease in their lifetime. The good news

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The Truth About Cooking Oils

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Cooking oils, what’s good, what’s bad, what’s the deal? Let’s bust open some myths! Coconut oil is the healthiest oil to cook with Despite all the claims there’s little evidence to support the health benefits of coconut oil. It’s high in saturated fat which can worsen insulin resistance and increase heart disease risk. And while

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Managing Menopause

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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

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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

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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?

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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