Great recipes to try

Eating healthy is not too hard. We have found some fabulous healthy recipes to try - all chosen for their simplicity and low fuss. For...

8 new tiny habits that can make you happier

1. Change your reaction to stress The old routine: When the physical signs of stress kick in, you start to believe that you're headed for certain...

Mindfulness can be more effective than drugs for both Anxiety and...

Mindfulness-based trainings have shown beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders in clinical studies and are endorsed by the American Heart Association as a preventative intervention. The Journal of...

Research has found a healthy diet is cheaper than junk food

Many people believe eating healthily is expensive – and more costly than buying junk food. The article featured in The Conversation, discusses the results of new research,...

The effects of negative emotions on our health

Humans experience an array of emotions, anything from happiness, to sadness to extreme joy and depression and these emotions create a different feeling within...

We need to do more strength training

Photo: Tara Moore A new study of nearly 200,000 Australians reveals that nine out of 10 do not meet the guidelines of twice weekly strength...

How to live longer if you are a woman

In most countries in the world, women live longer than men. Women probably have a few things to thank for their longevity: - oestrogen has...

How to best store fruits and vegetables

Researchers at the University of Arizona spent a year tracking families’ food-use habits. Working with the United States Department of Agriculture, they interviewed the...

Sitting versus standing

Evidence is growing to show that spending too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death. Many people know when...

Should we be bathing daily?

At least 80 per cent of Australians bathe or shower at least once daily. However, a hot daily shower can damage your skin, according to Associate Professor Stephen...

Plants in your bedroom to help you sleep better

If you have trouble sleeping at night, there are lots of benefits to having more plants in your home including: Better air quality Reduced stress and anxiety Better smell Headache...

We need to look after our kidneys better

Most of us underestimate the contribution our kidneys make to our good health. Kidneys are a feature-packed, highly efficient filtration and waste elimination system as well as the source...

Are cravings a flag that we need that food?

We have all experienced an intense desire to consume a particular food at some time. In fact, one study of more than 1,000 people...

Getting kids to eat healthy food

Current stats show one in four Australian children and 63% of adults are overweight or obese, contributing to unprecedented levels of preventable obesity-related disease such...

5 key principles for happiness

Happiness isn’t something you need to chase after. All it takes is for you to choose - it just takes a little practice. Here are 5...

What are hypnic jerks?

Have you ever noticed when you start to drift off to sleep, a sudden jerk wakes you up? It could be a sign that you're exhausted. "These...

Vegetarian Recipes

Articles

Olive Leaf Extract: A Super Plant

Since Egyptian times the fruit and leaves of the Olive tree have been used to fortify the body and help fight off illness. The Olive...

Why no food, not even kale, is ‘healthy’

Photo by Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post A thought provoking view of the misunderstood but crucial difference between 'healthy' and 'nutrition' when making food...

Why is some honey not good for you?

If you are not buying organic raw honey it's likely to have very little resemblance to the honey originally harvested from the bee hive. Raw...

Is MSG really bad for your health?

In brief: Glutamate (L-glutamic acid) is a naturally occurring found in foods like meats, parmesan cheese, mushrooms and walnuts. The manufactured product MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is broken...