Diet fizzy drinks may damage the kidneys.

Research on 3,000 women found that two or more artificially sweetened drinks a day doubled the risk of a faster-than-average decline in kidney function. The link persisted after taking account of other risk factors including age, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and heart disease. Drinks made with sugar did not have the same effect on […]

Fibre is good for us, it is now scientifically proven!

Gut instinct: fibre fights asthma, diabetes. The research found fibre is key to stimulating immune cells. Scientists have found eating fibre boosts the immune system, keeping a lid on inflammatory diseases such as asthma and type 1 diabetes. Eating fibre is already thought to reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers, and now […]

Iodine in our diet.

Did you hear that iodine has been added to the bread we buy in Australia earlier this month?  It’s one of a growing list of minerals and vitamins that Food Standards Australia and New Zealand has deemed a necessary addition for our health. You might remember folic acid is another that’s been added in the […]

How your tongue ‘tastes’ bubbles.

Like the fizz of a soft drink? Thank your tongue’s sour-sensing taste buds.   No, it isn’t the popping bubbles that gives the “taste” of carbonation. Try a swallow inside a pressure chamber – where the bubbles do not burst – and the sensation’s the same. So says a report in the current edition of […]

Chocolate and Water blunt pain- Study!

Chocolate activates a part of the brain that blunts pain and makes it difficult to stop eating, a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has found. But drinking water has the same effect and does not contribute to the growing problem of obesity, according to the study published led by University of Chicago neurology […]

Coles, if you sell junk food and foods full of additives then you are part of a health crisis.

Coles denies unhealthy food link: AUS By FoodWeek Online   Coles denies its hold on supermarkets is dooming the ability of Australians to eat healthier food. The supermarket giant’s assertion comes after a researcher has blamed insufficient competition for hampering consumer access to fresh fruit and vegetables. John Wardle, from the School of Population Health […]

Something is Fishy

We decided to go on a boat tour down toward the Franklin and one of the trip stops was at a fish farm.  The fish were in the ocean but in very large round cages and when we arrived they were being fed by giant booms which sprayed, what seemed to be a part liquid […]

Cyndi’s tips for healthy snacking

You need to plan ahead for some of these recipes so you have the right ingredients in your house. Check out your local farmer’s market or fruit shop for fruits in season. Often you can pick up second-grade fruits eg. Strawberries and ripe bananas. Take them home, wash, peel and freeze them for smoothies, slushies, […]

New study demonstrates significant harm from just ONE mercury containing vaccine

A new study, just published in the journal Neurotoxicology, found that primates that received just ONE vaccination containing Thiomersal, the mercury-preservative found in many vaccines including the new AH1N1 (swine flu) shot, had significant neurological impairment when compared with those who received a saline solution injection or no injection at all. Please note that the […]

Milk- Do you really know what you are getting?

Milk products compared Non-dairy additives More than a third of branded “milk” products contain non-dairy additives, such as minerals, vitamins, or vegetable or fish oil. Under the Food Standards Code the manufacturers are not allowed to call these products “milk” on the label, yet they look like milk, are packaged like milk and are kept […]

Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake!

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong.  So, here it is I freely admit to being wrong.  As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to […]

Butter is always better!

Americans embrace fat French cookbook – 48 years later: USA By FoodWeek Online A cookbook extolling the virtues of butter-laden French cuisine has become a surprise US bestseller, 48 years after being published. Shedding their growing fear of obesity and heart disease, US cooking enthusiasts are snapping up Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French […]

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