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Cooking with cannabis – would you eat Hemp for good health?

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There were surely some double takes on the daily commute this morning, as media reports announced hemp seeds might be approved for food use in Australia by late 2016. Yesterday, Food Standards Australia New Zealand announced the decision to permit foods made from hemp in the country, which are currently banned within Australia. Over in the US and the UK, the market for hemp-based foods is booming, with the stuff […]

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Ancient Grains – The Health and the Hype

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Ancient grains have created a consistent buzz in recent years, with their popularity even surviving the grain-shunning Paleo trend of late. But what exactly are these exotic-sounding grains, and do their nutritional profile match up to the hype? Read on for all things Ancient Grains. What makes a grain ‘ancient?’ Much like the term ‘superfood,’ there is no official definition for an ancient grain. While the Western World has consumed […]

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Should you filter your water?

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You’ve heard it a million times before: drink eight glasses of water a day for clear skin, better sleep quality, improved health… the list goes on. But even two and a half years after blogging about water once (hint: eight glasses is probably excessive), it’s still on my mind. A few Tuesdays ago I sat down to breakfast to read The Age. Tuesdays are Good Food days in The Age, […]

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Is red meat on par with cigarettes for cancer risk?

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Headlines were awash with sweeping statements this morning, as researchers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced a causative association between processed meat and cancer. So should the frightening parallels being made between sausages and cigarettes be taken seriously? Read on for my take on the developments. What does the evidence say? The announcement comes from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (AIRC) – a group of international […]

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Beyond Bone Health – 5 Unexpected Benefits of Dairy

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I’ve been pretty quiet of late, as I knuckle down to finish off the last few months of my Master’s of dietetics. After finally completing a gruelling 60 days of clinical placement in a busy Melbourne hospital, I’ve been lucky enough to secure a community placement at Dairy Australia. I’ve always been pretty vocal on my kinship with dairy foods – in fact nine of my past blog posts have […]

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What to Eat for Fitness Success

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Get the most out of your workout by eating foods to nourish and replenish. Here’s what to fill up on. A healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise are vital for health and wellbeing. Whether it’s sun salutations in the morning or pounding the pavement in the evening, every bit of physical activity plays a role in improving our health and reducing the chance of chronic diseases. Good nutrition is important […]

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Vitamin Infusions – magic bullet or waste of money?

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Forget getting enough sleep and eating well, the latest celebrity trend involves being hooked up to an intravenous drip that delivers a cocktail of nutrients straight into the bloodstream. The gang from Geordie Shore is the latest bunch to share their experiences with IV vitamins, but Rihanna is a fan from way back, posting photos of her ‘party girl drip’ a number of times since 2012. It’s a nice idea, […]

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