Label reading

The 5 Star Anti-Health Rating System
The 5 Star Anti-Health Rating System 960 638 Janie

The Australian Government has recently introduced its new 5 Star Health Rating System (http://www.healthstarrating.gov.au/internet/healthstarrating/publishing.nsf/content/home). Although I am not sure what their definition of “health” is because as far as I…

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Breaking the Cycle of Sugar Addiction
Breaking the Cycle of Sugar Addiction 960 640 Janie

Sugar has been shown to be one of the most addictive substances we can consume and there is a very good reason for this. Our ancestors only ate 22 teaspoons…

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Dietary Debate – The Misunderstanding of “Paleo”
Dietary Debate – The Misunderstanding of “Paleo” 960 640 Janie

There is an interesting debate going on at the moment between mainstream nutrition experts and the rapidly growing community of real food supporters. A lot of this debate has been…

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Why you must read and understand food labels.
Why you must read and understand food labels. 1024 683 Geoff

Ever wondered why they make food labels so small? Yes, so they fit on the packet, but if you also said “so they are hard to read” you would also…

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Make Time NOW for your Health, or Later for Disease…
Make Time NOW for your Health, or Later for Disease… 960 640 Janie

Did you know that 1 in 2 men (and 1 in 3 women) will be diagnosed with cancer before their 85th birthday and that rate is growing? Did you know…

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Why counting calories probably won’t help you lose weight
Why counting calories probably won’t help you lose weight 960 639 Janie

Eating less and exercising more has been the gold standard of weight loss treatment for the last few decades. Overweight people are told that if they can just cut their…

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The best nutrition expert… is you
The best nutrition expert… is you 960 640 Janie

In the 1970’s the science of nutritionism was born. This is when we decided that food wasn’t just food – but it was a substance that contained nutrients that we…

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Would you like butter or margarine with your vegetable oil?
Would you like butter or margarine with your vegetable oil? 960 672 Janie

Recently Baker’s Delight did a survey to find out whether Australians preferred margarine or butter with their hot cross buns. They found out that 84% of us prefer butter which…

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