Medical Diets

Healthy eating for active ageing

Healthy eating for active ageing

Australians are living longer – at the age of 65, women can expect to live another 22 years and men another 19 years. Once over 65, serious illnesses such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke can begin to limit quality of life. Avoiding falls and debilitating fractures is paramount to maintaining good health and this means maintaining muscle mass, strength and function, according to Professor Caryl Nowson from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. This post has been...

16 November 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Huge portions of junk food - the 7 worst culprits

Huge portions of junk food - the 7 worst culprits

Nutritionists know that portion sizes have increased over the past 20 years. What’s more they are contributing to our obesity...

10 August 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Eat to beat anxiety, depression and other mental problems

Eat to beat anxiety, depression and other mental problems

This post has been removed temporarily pending the formal publication of the research mentioned in it. On publication the post will...

27 July 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Eat to beat heartburn

Eat to beat heartburn

UPDATED INFORMATION Indigestion and/or heartburn is a weekly occurrence for about one in five of us. It’s that burning, painful...

1 July 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

Eat to beat traveller’s diarrhoea

When you’re on a busy trip with a tight schedule, you can’t afford to be ill. Whether it’s a holiday or a business trip,...

7 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro.  What is it?

Q. I’ve heard my 20 something, backpacking children speak of the BRAT diet for gastro. What is it?

The BRAT diet was originally used to treat diarrhoea in children. However it is now recommended that it should only be used for 24...

2 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby