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There was an article written recently by Dr Aseem Malhotra, arguing that the  “benefits of statins have been exaggerated and their side effects downplayed” in the rush by the medical profession to prescribe these nasty medications to millions of people who don’t actually need them. Actually, I would argue that no one actually needs a
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Kids and Caffeine

by Rhianna on February 20, 2015

In general I do think our society is over-policed. There are so many rules and regulations we are expected to follow that it really can take away from using your own common sense and taking responsibility. But what about when minors are involved and their choices affects their health? What I am talking about is
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Kids: When Healthy Becomes Too Healthy

by Rhianna on June 2, 2014

With childhood obesity levels at an all time high, society has every right to start freaking out about the health of our future generations. Last week my blog was all about tips to help your children be as healthy as possible. But what the weekend has shown me, is that balance is key, not extremism.
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What We Should Be Teaching Our Kids

by Rhianna on May 27, 2014

After attending the premier of Overfed and Undernourished last Wednesday night on the Gold Coast, I have been giving a lot of thought to our up and coming generations. I am only 31 years old, and yet in my lifetime the world has changed a staggering amount. Evolution, synonymous with the words development, advancement, progression
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The Marshmallow Study

by Leisa on July 25, 2013

The Stanford Marshmallow Study – Delayed Gratification (Self-Discipline) the Key to Long Term Success. I thought this was really interesting and worth the read! “Stanford University psychology researcher Michael Mischel demonstrated how important self-discipline (the ability to delay immediate gratification in exchange for long term goal achievement) is to lifelong success. In a longitudinal study
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Schools Step in to Fight Childhood Obesity

by Leisa on December 6, 2009

Ninemsn: “Schools are teaching children to grow and cook healthy food in hopes of stopping the spread of Australia’s obesity plague. Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon on Wednesday opened a kitchen garden at Bondi Public School in Sydney’s east, as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. The $12.8 million program will be extended to
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Scurvy is Making a Comeback!

by Leisa on November 12, 2009

Dailymail.co.uk: “Scurvy is making a comeback among England’s children. Caused by a lack of vitamin C, the potentially fatal disease was a scourge of pirates and sailors in the heyday of the British Empire, but was thought to be largely a thing of the past. However, newly released statistics show that the number of children
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What an Awesome Mum!

by Leisa on August 9, 2009

I received a wonderful  e-mail recently from a very clever lady who has done an amazing job with her own health and that of her family.  She is open to learning more, experimenting with whole foods and raising her children as naturally and healthfully as possible.  This made me smile and I’m sure it will make you smile
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Overcoming the Food Imprint

by Leisa on June 8, 2009

A little while ago I watched a documentary by Valya Boutenko called “Overcoming the Food Imprint – the Origin of Our Cravings” and was very impressed with what she has put together. Asking questions such as “How can we transform destructive eating patterns and become free of compulsive eating?” and “What can be done to
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The Marshmallow Study

by Leisa on November 11, 2008

The Stanford Marshmallow Study – Delayed Gratification (Self-Discipline) the Key to Long Term Success. I thought this was really interesting and worth the read! “Stanford University psychology researcher Michael Mischel demonstrated how important self-discipline (the ability to delay immediate gratification in exchange for long term goal achievement) is to lifelong success? In a longitudinal study
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