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  • Food Addiction

    Here are some highlights from both rat and human experiments on food addiction. Addiction experts suggest obesity is a disease of addiction because similar neural and chemical pathways are implicated

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  • Avocado, salmon and coconut with Thai spices

    Try this summery recipe: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/18209/salmon+and+avocado+ceviche

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  • Looking for a naturally caffeine free tea?

    You can purchase teas with the caffeine removed by a chemical process or you can buy naturally caffeine free tea grown inSouth Africa and sold under the name Rooibos or Red Tea. Available in supermarkets.

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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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  • Melbourne City Rooftop Honey

    Did you know one in three mouthfuls of food we consume is produced with the help of bees? Do you remember the bad news about bees around the world in 2007 with ‘colony collapse disorder’ marked by the disappearance of worker bees?

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  • A coffee could give you meal’s worth of calories

    Did you know some coffees have the same calories as 2-3 schooners of beer?
    Some of you would have seen the Gloria Jeans calorie comparison in my office, here is another take on it from the Dietitians’ Association.

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  • Most people don’t worry about their salt intake, should you?

    Did you know the average amount of salt in processed foods has gone up by 9% over the last 10 years and is estimated to be responsible for 2000 more deaths and 6000 more strokes and heart attacks each year in Australia in 2011 compared to 2008?

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  • Donna Hay’s Thai Beef Salad

    Oh yum this looks so good, if I wasn’t a pescitarian (vego and fish) I would cook it up ASAP. http://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/mains/salads/chilli-beef-and-basil-salad

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  • Slideshow: 10 ways to boost your metabolism

    Sounds great but alas no quick fixes here – still worth a look though as there maybe something you can do you didn’t know about. http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-boost-your-metabolism

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  • Aussie men are drinking and smoking less but getting fatter

    70% of Australian males are overweight or obese, 80% of middle aged. This translates to 4kg gain and 2cm around the waist since the last Australian Health Survey in 2007-2008.

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