Genetically Modified Foods – part 2; Australian Update

cotton field

Genetically modified (GM) foods have always been a subject of controversy, and there is confusion about whether we are already eating them in Australia. Currently in Australia there are 3 types of GM crops that have been approved by the Gene Technology Regulator to be grown commercially in Australia. GM cotton has been grown commercially […]

Juice, Inflammation and Auto-Immune Diseases

Juice and Inflammation

When foreign substances enter our bodies, we have powerful defense mechanisms involving our immune systems to prevent those substances from causing damage. Our bodies do this through chemical and cellular mechanisms that result in inflammation. However, the inflammation that results is not without its own drawbacks. Think about a mosquito bite, an asthma attack, or […]

“An Apple A Day…” – Eating Natural Foods Has Real Benefits For Your Health

apple a day

We all know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but that of course is way too simple (although the number of people who don’t even have that in a day is mind-boggling). Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. A population based study in China demonstrated that a high […]

Red Meat May Be More Harmful Than You Think


Interesting research coming out of Harvard School of Public Health this week shows a link between daily consumption of red meat and serious illness, including cancer and heart disease.  The risk goes up when the red meat in question is highly processed.  Think: Steak vs. Hot Dogs. Robert Bazell, NBC’s chief science and medical correspondent, […]

New Aussie Research Supports Fruits and Vegetables


New research indicates the average Australian only eats half the amounts of fruit and vegetables that are required for good health*. A team of nutrition and medical experts appointed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC ) reviewed over 55,000 scientific journal articles. One of the major key recommendations of the new guidelines […]

More Reasons to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Being overweight is not harmless – excess fat is the major factor responsible for insulin resistance and resultant type 2 diabetes, and a risk factor for a plethora of conditions including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol, liver disease, gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, arthritis, and infertility. Obesity is thought to be responsible for over 100,000 […]