Felicity Curtain

Dietitian

Tag Archive for ‘Australia’

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

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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Is red meat on par with cigarettes for cancer risk?

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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5 habits of slim people you should adopt

We are all made up differently, and what is the ‘most comfortable weight’ for one person will be completely different for another. That being said, some people share ingrained habits that might aid in controlling their body weight, and with some practice, they could become second nature for you too. Read on to find out how you can make these habits a part of your lifestyle 1. They count drinks […]

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My encounter with a juice fanatic

Those of you who follow my facebook page may be aware that over the weekend I had an exciting little guest spot on Joy FM’s cravings show. This all came into play after publishing a guest post on Scoop Nutrition on ‘alkalising’. (If you haven’t read it, please do!) Having been told the discussion would centre on food and nutrition in general, I wasn’t too worried… however, on learning the […]

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Raw milk – What it is and why it shouldn’t be consumed

Last week, a Victorian toddler died and four other children aged 1 to 4 fell seriously ill after drinking raw milk. The tragic death has led to various health bodies to urge for the sale of raw milk to be outlawed, with Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Rosemary Lester, commenting, “If this was a food, it is something we would recall.” The problem is that raw milk is sold under […]

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The National Heart Foundation – is it time to give the tick the flick?

Although generally viewed as a trustworthy and reliable source of health and nutrition support for Australians, the National Heart Foundation has recently come under scrutiny due to controversy surrounding its iconic Tick Program. If you’re aware of the recent uproar, you’ll probably agree that the popular view of the Tick Program has shifted from instinctive trust to suspicion and outrage, with many regarding the program as nothing more than a […]

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How not to tackle the obesity epidemic

There’s no doubt that obesity is an issue that needs addressing. In the western world, a person is more likely to die due to obesity-related conditions than undereating or starvation. In Australia alone, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 3 in 5 people are overweight or obese. 1 in 4 Australian kids are overweight or obese. Those are some pretty frightening statistics. Obviously something needs to be […]

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