Fast foods down for the calorie count

Fast food outlets in Victoria may have to offer a calorie count on their products under a state government plan to fight diabetes.   Victorian Premier John Brumby has ordered an inquiry into the effects of consuming fast food, the Herald Sun newspaper said.   He plans to introduce a program, similar to one in […]

Recent Findings: the facts about cereal nutrition for children

Interesting about the advertising and marketing of breakfast cereals to children. Cyndi O’Meara Cereal companies worldwide speak to children early through everything from TV advertising and product placement on their favourite foods and clothing to the DVD’s they watch and the games they play. Their campaigns are aggressive, direct and most dangerously they captivate children’s […]

Hottest Food Trends for 2010

Each year we like to dust off the crystal ball and predict what will be the “hottest” trends for food for 2010, so here are our Top 7 predictions for the coming year:   1. Food lanes We profiled this trend last issue and will begin to see them unveiled in coming developments. Food Lanes […]

Allergies and Gluten Intolerance

Allergies and Gluten Intolerance What Cyndi Recommends:Read Changing Habits Changing Lives and the reports recommended. Supplement your diet with the Changing Habits Colloidals, Probiotics and Greens. For more details, visit our shop here.  Reports Recommended: The Growing Epidemic Of Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances Why Are We So Gluten Intolerant? To purchase our reports click […]

Whooping cough vaccine may need to change, and I’m wondering how many more vaccinated diseases are beginning to mutate.

Whooping cough vaccine may need to change, say researchers. THE bacteria that causes whooping cough in Australia has mutated, scientists have warned, eroding the protection provided by the vaccine now given to children. Researchers from the University of New South Wales have identified significant changes in the two most common strains of the Bordetella pertussis […]

Herbal Cures a ‘toxic’ mix.

Cyndi: “Grow your own herbs and use them in your for foods, as they are important for health.” MANY herbal medicines are contaminated with potentially lethal doses of heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury, belying their reputation as low-risk “natural” products.   Cheaper and less effective herbs may be substituted for the one on […]

Obese people struggle with their genes

I don’t think that the genes are significant, let’s face it people are obese because of the food they eat and the lifestyle they live.   Obese people struggle with their genes   Debate over the obesity epidemic sweeping parts of the world has focussed on whether lifestyle – too much junk food and couch-potato […]

Soy has negative health effects.

Soy does have isoflavones, to help prevent lung cancer, but it also has phytates and phytoestrogen, which cause mineral deficiency and increased female hormones respectively.  So to be prudent eat soy sparingly as isoflavones are also available in many other foods recommended by Changing Habits and Cyndi O’Meara Soy men have less risk from lung […]

Pregnancy and dietary recommendations.

The last time I was pregnant was about 17 years ago and there was no hint from the obstetrician that I should stay away from any food.  Alcohol and Smoking obviously were avoided ( it astounds me that some mothers still do both while pregnant) but diet was not something spoken about.   I find […]

Fish oil supplements beat psychotic mental illness – Why take a supplement make sure you eat plenty of food with the rich sources of omega 3.

Taking a daily fish oil capsule can stave off mental illness in those at highest risk, trial findings suggest. A three-month course of the supplement appeared to be as effective as drugs, cutting the rate of psychotic illness like schizophrenia by a quarter.   The researchers believe it is the omega-3 in fish oil – […]

Study links thyroid disease to non-stick chemicals

A British study published in the journalEnvironmental Health Perspectives has found that people with high levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in their blood also have higher rates of thyroid disease. PFOA is a chemical used in the production of many industrial and consumer products including non-stick cookware, stain-resistant carpet coatings, and fabric waterproofing treatments.  This […]

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