• Professor Martin Grootveld Cooking with vegetable oils releases toxins - Oils and fats are all composed of fatty acids, its just that we call the ones that are solid at room temperature fats and those that are liquid, oils. The difference in properties results from whether it is saturated or unsaturated, where saturation refers to a detail in the fatty acid molecule makeup. Saturated means […]
  • ABC TV Catalyst Anja Taylor If it sounds too good to be true it usually is, unless you’re talking about High Intensity Training - High Intensity Training also known as High Intensity Interval Training is high intensity exercise for short periods up to 30 seconds, interspersed with rest periods. Its been around since the beginning of the 20th century in various forms, mainly used by elite athletes, but is now becoming increasingly popular as the science on its benefits […]
  • Gut Health Mental Health Mental Health and the Gut Microbiome - Three major underlying factors that impact on your health are – Inflammation, Oxidative stress and Immune dysfunction. And guess what? They affect your mental health through your GUT Microbiome ( the garden of bacteria in your colon.) Happy gut bacteria will make you happier!!! The knowledge coming out about the importance of good levels and […]
  • Added sugar on Nutrition label Study subtracts added sugar - In a study that was designed to specifically isolate the effects of added sugar as opposed to just overall calories, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and Touro Univeristy of California showed that children with symptoms of metabolic syndrome had striking improvements. Added sugar was reduced to 10% of overall calories from their […]
  • running out the door Run from sugar - The British journal of Sports Medicine has called for an End to the association of junk food and sport. The authors write that over the past 30 years obesity has rocketed even though there has been little change in physical activity levels. They place the blame directly on the type and amount of calories consumed. […]
  • Flaxseed reduce inflammation Flaxseed helps Inflammation in the aged - A new Canadian study reported by Greenmedinfo shows that flaxseed oil has benefits for age related inflammation. In a paper titled ‘Elevated levels of pro-inflammatory oxylipins in older subjects are normalized by flaxseed consumption’ the study indicates that consuming about 30 grams of flaxseed a day may profoundly benefit elderly subjects. The researchers looked at the […]
Chronic inflamation and health problems Keep inflammation down for longer life - Low level inflammation is caused by chronic over-activation of the immune system. Inflammation has been associated with many health problems. It has been known that having longer telomeres, caps on the ends of DNA which shorten every cell division, is a predictor of longevity. Now a study by Newcastle University has identified low inflammation as a factor for […]
Sunlight on skin makes vitamin D Get your Vitamin D from the sun - Vitamin D deficiency has been believed to be a cause of childhood obesity. But a study report in sciencedaily at the Mayo Clinic suggests that excess vitamin D does not aid in weight loss and can lead to increased cholesterol and triglycerides. The study was also reported on marketwatch where Dr Cannell of the Vitamin D […]
Schizophrenia staved off with fish oils Fish Oils may help prevent Schizophrenia - Fish oils may help young people stave off mental health problems including psychosis and schizophrenia for the long term a Melbourne University study has found. Seven years after the original trial, only four of those who took fish oil capsules have developed a psychotic disorder, compared to 16 from a placebo group. This is a remarkable […]
Dr Chris van Tulleken Now you can have your pasta and eat it too! - Its been known that letting starchy foods like potatoes and pasta cool after cooking turns it into ‘resistant starch’ which is much better for you.     But when the team in the BBC series ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’ tested this, what they found nobody expected. Not only is it true that cooling down […]
gluten free high FODMAP Move over Gluten, Here come the FODMAPs - Gluten Free is a label you see everywhere. But is it the Gluten in these products that may be to blame for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other symptoms, or could it be FODMAPs? FODMAPs, Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Disaccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols, are commonly in products that also contain gluten such as wheat, barley and rye. […]
Can fasting improve immune system health? - Fasting used to be a way of life, just not by choice. Now a study at the University of Southern California has shown that cycles of fasting can not only protect against immune system damage but also induce immune system regeneration. In studies in both mice and human clinical trials involving patients receiving chemotherapy, it […]

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School and a Professor of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health Does overeating cause us to get fat? Or could it be that getting fat causes us to overeat? - It used to be held as basic common sense in weight loss that cutting calories is the path to weight loss. Or more precisely, consuming fewer calories than you are burning. In an article in NY Times, David Ludwig a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Mark Friedman vice president of research at […]
Reduce fats or carbs Study finds that cutting dietary fat reduces body fat more than cutting carbs - In a National Institutes of Health (US) study, researchers compared the results from reducing total calories consumed by 30% from a baseline balanced diet,  first by reducing carbs and keeping fats at baseline, then keeping carbs at baseline and reducing fats by 30%. The carb-reduced diet was effective in lowering insulin and increasing fat burning […]
Tanita BIA scales How to stop the YO YO weight regains - The answer is build muscle because muscle loss causes weight rebound When you lose weight you can be losing more than fat. Weight loss can result in a 25% loss of muscle mass. You might be happy to have lost of kilos in weight without realizing that a lot of it is muscle. Then disaster […]
if more energy in than out then weight gain Causes of Weight Gain - Causes of Weight Gain Poor diet and lifestyle are not the only reasons people become overweight. There are many causes of weight gain AND obstacles that stand in the way of successful health and fat loss. When you find and remove your obstacles to weight loss it is much easier and more successful. High Insulin […]
bacon and egg- life or death food Low Carb -Is it the Cure for Obesity and Diabetes - Low Carb – Is it the cure for Obesity and Diabetes. Watch Catalyst on i view – ‘low carb diet – Fact or fiction’.  Is fat healthy or unhealthy? Red meat –YES or NO Serious measures are needed to combat obesity and diabetes but is ‘Low Carb’ the answer. Eating protein and healthy fat with […]
Weight Loss The Astronaut Weight Loss Program - Astronauts experience 100% weight loss. But they put it all on again later. They have a poor success rate.