Category Archives: Hot Topics

IMPORTANT: Sleeve and calcium update

A new update on nutrition and sleeve gastrectomy has recommended 1200-1500mg daily calcium intake from food and supplement combined for people with a sleeve. Previous recommendations were 1700mg. The upper range for women 51yrs + and men 70+ yrs. Consuming … Continue reading

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Coles new plastic recycling program

Top marks to Coles innovation at turning our soft plastics into Australian made bench seats for pre-school and primary schools! In addition to plastic & bread bags Coles will take: Clean-ish cling wrap Old reusable ‘green’ bags Biscuit packets (the … Continue reading

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NAIDOC week celebrations

To celebrate NAIDOC week, check out Indigenous Weather Knowledge on the link below and take in the practical simplicity of a natural wisdom that no doubt got it right more often than our modern day weather forecasters. NAIDOC week evolved … Continue reading

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Sustainable Seafood Guide

Did you know, like Europe, Australia has a sustainable seafood guide put together by The Australian Marine Conservation Society and independent marine biologists. In a nutshell, here are the sustainable seafood choices: Leather jacket Bream Eel Australian Salmon Bonito Herring … Continue reading

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Big Brands = big ethics fail

The following information could turn you off snack foods and sweetened beverages, so if you need some help, why not come along for the ride? Oxfam has just released a report on how the multi-national food and beverage companies are … Continue reading

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An honest look at Obesity and where we are at

Dr Karen Hitchcock, a Melbourne obesity physician and fiction writer says it is time for us as a society to either eat less or accept obesity. She talks with compassion, insight and honesty – I highly recommend you listen to … Continue reading

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On guilt, shame and fatness

Mulling through the causes of the weight epidemic, I came across an entirely complex obesity map that said it all. Link below to check it out. Mind-boggling. What can an individual do amidst this tangled web? A sleeve or band, … Continue reading

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Eat less don’t talk substitutions

The average Australian eats too much junk and not enough good food. If we replaced all the junk with half as much fruit, vegetables and wholegrains and drank water instead of soft drinks we would be back on track.   … Continue reading

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Do you need a health coach (for free)?

Did you know there is a free phone coaching service provided by the NSW government to get us eating healthier, losing weight and getting more active. The service offers up to 10 phone consults with a health coach over 6 … Continue reading

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Ethical Supermarket Guide

For very interesting reading and an exhaustive list of toiletries, make up, hair products, supplements and more that support the environment and human rights, go to: http://www.ethical.org.au/downloads/2012/GESS_2012.pdf if you think it’s extreme, check out the ABC Four Corners documentary “Globesity”.

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