High blood pressure, or hypertension, seems to be an ailment that  is accepted as some people’s lot in life. However there are certain modifiable risk  factors, other than family history, which make some people more susceptible to high blood pressure. It’s important to address these, particularly if you also have a family history of, Read More

The pH is a scale of 1-14 used in chemistry to measure how acidic or alkaline something is. It is logarithmic which simply means that with each number on the scale the intensity multiplies by 10. For example something with a pH of 3 is ten times more acidic than something with a pH, Read More

Christmas often becomes a traumatic time of year for people who are undertaking a wight loss program because of the constant barrage and temptation of food that comes their way. Generally it’s not what you eat on Christmas day itself. I definitely think you should have a leave pass for your diet for that day, Read More

Stress can be difficult to deal with at the best of times but did you know it could actually be contributing to your weight? When stress becomes a significant part of everyday life, levels of the adrenal hormone cortisol rises which can impact on weight in a number of ways. Unfortunately cortisol causes the, Read More

Menopause, that lovely time of life when your menstrual cycle goes haywire, you snap at everyone from the dog to the postman and you seem to be generating so much heat that you could power a small village.  As you near menopause you’ll notice your cycle becomes irregular (longer or shorter) and more often, Read More

I’ve been wanting to see this documentary for a while. It’s about a 42 year old Australian guy, Joe Cross, who decides to do something radical for his health. Tired of the discomfort of Chronic Urticaria (hives) and the medication to treat it. Joe embarks on a 30 day juice fast where he drinks, Read More

Many get frustrated with their weight loss program when they plateau early, have trouble keeping the weight off and even have to work exceptionally hard to lose anything at all. Often times this difficulty losing weight can be due to an under-active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). This can often go undiagnosed by your GP because, Read More

Just finished watching the new FoodMatters film “Hungry for Change” which you can watch absolutely free for another 5 days. It is a must see for anyone who is overweight or has ever tried to lose weight by dieting. The film presents some radical ideas about the nature of the food and dieting industry, Read More

Christmas is the time of year when the body can take a battering. Not only is December often filled with social engagements (and the drinking that goes along with it) but then comes the copious amounts of food that we are often compelled to eat. Well the good news is there are certain strategies, Read More

Inevitably the seasons change and spring turns to summer which is great for some because it means longer days, time outside and swimming. For others, it’s a dreaded time when they consider whether they can indeed fit into last year’s swimsuit. Which category do you fall into? It’s hard to lead an active lifestyle, Read More