Articles tagged with: exercise

Q Are sports drinks the best thing to drink if you want to rehydrate in hot weather?

Q Are sports drinks the best thing to drink if you want to rehydrate in hot weather?

A. It all depends. Sports drinks or electrolyte drinks are effective at rehydrating as they contain lowish levels of sugars (sucrose plus glucose) combinesd with electrolytes (potassium, sodium and sometimes magnesium). This combination has been shown to enhance absorption of fluid INTO the body and is superior to drinking water alone.

17 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q.  Our kids have so many activities after school it’s hard for us all to eat together. Does this matter?

Q. Our kids have so many activities after school it’s hard for us all to eat together. Does this matter?

A. Family meals are really important – not only for nutrition but for the conversation. A large US study has confirmed that eating...

13 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I have a lot of trouble with wind and was wondering what  to do?

Q. I have a lot of trouble with wind and was wondering what to do?

The question in full: Q. I have a lot of trouble with wind and was wondering what else I can do. I've already cut out really windy...

10 May 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Iron - what it does and why you need it

Iron - what it does and why you need it

Our bodies need iron. Not the sort used in barbells, weights and stream trains but the essential mineral we get from our food. And...

16 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Technology and your tummy

Technology and your tummy

Researchers now blame much of the obesity epidemic on the decline in everyday movement (called incidental exercise) over the last 30...

23 January 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

5 tips to stay healthy over Christmas

5 tips to stay healthy over Christmas

Christmas is a time traditionally given to overindulgence as Christmas drinks, office parties, end-of-year farewells and family...

17 December 2012 by Catherine Saxelby

= Reviews =

  • Product Snapshot: Uncle Tobys O&G

    Product Snapshot: Uncle Tobys O&G

    An innovative (and convenient) way of making porridge, these Uncle Tobys O&G portable cups certainly are easy to use. But do they taste the same as the...

    24 June 2015 by Guest reviewer

  • Product Snapshot: Be Natural Deluxe Nut Bar

    Product Snapshot: Be Natural Deluxe Nut Bar

    A nut bar is a handy thing. A single portion that fits neatly into a handbag, it needs no refrigeration and there’s no mess afterwards. More importantly,...

    17 June 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Naturally Nood bars

    Product Snapshot: Naturally Nood bars

    At first, we thought these small bars were for kids and almost walked past them. With their retro graphics, small size and funny child-like claims, they...

    3 June 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Coke Life vs Coke Regular – a side by side taste test

    Product Snapshot: Coke Life vs Coke Regular – a side by side taste test

    Coca Cola’s latest variant Coke Life has hit our supermarket shelves and I’m sure you’ve seen it! Packaged in bright spring-green cans and bottles with...

    1 May 2015 by Guest reviewer

  • Product Review: A closer look at Lupin Foods' Lupin Flakes

    Product Review: A closer look at Lupin Foods' Lupin Flakes

    With its impressive fibre and protein contents, these new Australian-grown lupin flakes stand head and shoulders above other legumes and grains. We think...

    22 April 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Cenovis Vitamin Gum

    Product Snapshot: Cenovis Vitamin Gum

    Vitamin chewing gum is the latest kid on the, if-we-add-a-few-vitamins-people-will-think-it's-healthy, block! Well, on the plus side it is sugar-free so at...

    27 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Book Review: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

    Book Review: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

    Eating cooked food — whether meat or plants —makes digestion easier and allows our digestive tracts or guts to grow smaller. The energy that we formerly...

    11 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Film Review: That Sugar Film

    Film Review: That Sugar Film

    ABC Radio asked me to review That Sugar Film and comment on how realistic or factual it was with regards to the average adult diet in Australia. Actor Damon...

    2 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Diet Book Review: I Quit Sugar

    Diet Book Review: I Quit Sugar

    Should you give up sugar entirely? And what about fruit? Is sugar a ‘poison’ or a ‘toxin’ as some people claim? Will you lose weight and have more...

    25 February 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Book Review:  The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

    Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

    What’s the difference between muscovado, turbinado, demerara and rapadura sugars? Have you even heard of half of them? What is panela? And how is it...

    4 February 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Lupin Foods' Lupin Flake

    Product Snapshot: Lupin Foods' Lupin Flake

    Move over quinoa, there’s a new kid on the block - lupin. It’s nutritional scorecard shines, with this new lupin flake boasting claims of an “excellent...

    17 December 2014 by Guest reviewer

= Healthy Weight Loss =

  • Diet review: The Low GI Diet

    Diet review: The Low GI Diet

    The Low GI Diet won't eliminate all your carbs but it does make you think about choosing ‘smart carbs' to help your weight loss efforts. Legumes, pasta,...

    6 May 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Diet review: Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X.

    Diet review: Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X.

    Sandra Cabot's book Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X promises help for those struggling to shed weight. However, it's no magic...

    29 April 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • My week on the IQS program (Week 1)

    My week on the IQS program (Week 1)

    Is sugar the key culprit in the obesity crisis? If I cut out ALL sugar (including honey and agave) and everything sweet, will it be easier for my body to shed...

    4 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • The 13 REAL causes of the obesity crisis

    The 13 REAL causes of the obesity crisis

    Forget sugar as the sole villain. Don’t blame fat alone for the flab. Forget carbs as the culprit. There is no silver bullet for weight loss and there is no...

    1 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

    Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

    The best-selling CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has come under scrutiny over the validity of its research and the concern that a diet high in meat can lead to...

    9 May 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • My Raw Food Diet Roadtest

    My Raw Food Diet Roadtest

    As part of his series on weird and wonderful diets, James Valentine has asked me to roadtest some of them and then present my experiences and my nutritional...

    30 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • The Raw Food Diet – an overview

    The Raw Food Diet – an overview

    Over the years the Raw Food Diet has waxed and waned in popularity. It was around in the 1980s with Leslie and Susannah Kenton’s Raw Energy movement. This...

    23 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Paleo – a great place to start but needs a tweak

    Paleo – a great place to start but needs a tweak

    I’ve never been wild about the Paleo Diet, I must admit. It’s never seemed right that we humans haven’t ‘evolved’ from our caveman days, nor our...

    13 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Paleo Diet basics

    Paleo Diet basics

    The Paleo (Paleolithic) Diet is the modern equivalent to what our early hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. It's named for the Paleolithic Era which is defined as...

    10 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Lemon Detox Diet Review

    Lemon Detox Diet Review

    The Lemon Detox Diet has been voted one of the worst diets in many surveys. It’s a silly, faddish semi-fast that’s been around for years and honestly...

    20 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Keep off the kilos when you travel

    Keep off the kilos when you travel

    In the October edition of our Foodwatch newsletter we looked at the fraught issue of weight management and travel. The topic was so popular and we had such...

    4 November 2013 by Catherine Saxelby