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Stop Sugar Cravings


Q: I suffer constant sugar cravings that make it impossible to keep my weight down. Is there anything I can do to stop them?     Incessant sugar cravings that seemingly nothing has the ability to satiate can make life miserable. Fiona Workman (B. Health Science, B. Commerce, Dip....

     

The Truth about Coconut Oil


Question: Coconut oil is being touted as the new wonder food, the miracle cure-all for numerous ailments. I can’t help thinking it seems too good to be true. Is it?   The important thing we need to be clear about is that fats are not created equal....

     
                  
                 
             
                 

Exercise for Optimal Ageing



If exercise figures on your list of New Year’s resolutions, move it to number one position, underscore it, asterisk it, diarise it and DO it, because staying active enables you to age optimally.   This was the finding of a study of amateur older cyclists by King’s...

     

Good Life Satisfaction Helps Keep Bones Healthy


Women aged 60 to 70 who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density and are less likely to suffer from osteoporosis than their unsatisfied peers, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland found.   Age brings about decreases in bone density, with menopause constituting a...

     

 

                 
             
                 

How your Menstrual Cycle can Help you Quit Smoking

A new study by Adrianna Mendrek of the University of Montreal and its affiliated Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal, published in Psychiatry Journal, suggests the menstrual cycle may have an effect on nicotine cravings.   Fewer than one ex-smoker in 10 manages to remain a non-smoker after a year,...

     

How to do a Mind Body Detox


We’re well into autumn – and what a truly sensational one it’s proving to be in many parts of the country. Still, this is the season when nature slows down in preparation for winter – and in line with this, the pace of our lives...