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Children’s Health, Privacy At Risk From Digital Marketing

Flickr Images For the first time, researchers and health experts have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the concerning situation in the World Health Organization European Region regarding digital marketing to children of foods high in fats, salt and sugars. The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the report, which calls for immediate action [...]

Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?

Flickr Images Every day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor. The counsel typically comes with physical health in mind: folic acid to help avoid fetal spinal cord problems; iodine to spur healthy brain development; calcium to be bound like molecular Legos [...]

Weight Watchers Has Completely Missed The Body Positive Memo

Photo: Weight Watchers Just when you start to think the tide is turning against the era of companies brazenly exploiting women's body image for profit, Weight Watchers launches a campaign that turns back the clock a few decades. While others in the wellbeing and image industries are slowly moving away from marketing efforts that focus on [...]

Prenatal Fruit Consumption Boosts Babies’ Cognitive Development

Andrea Ballas and her son Matthew are participants in the study. Credit: Ross Neitz Most people have heard the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." It's an old truth that encompasses more than just apples—eating fruit in general is well known to reduce risk for a wide variety of [...]

6 Powerful Ways To Improve Mental Health

Stock Images Mental health is intrinsically linked to your diet. Studies have shown that certain nutrients and deficiencies are increasingly responsible for the health of your brain. Here are six dietary factors that can exert a profound influence over your mental wellness. 1. Omega-3s Most of us don’t get enough omega-3s in our diets. However, omega-3s are [...]

Why The Calorie Is Broken

Catherine Losing Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate. A calorie isn’t just a calorie. And our mistaken faith in the power of this seemingly simple measurement may be hindering [...]

By |2016-04-20T21:19:11+10:00April 20th, 2016|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

14 New Facts About What You Can – And Can’t – Eat

Stock Photo This was the week when everything we thought we knew about eating and drinking healthily was turned on its head. First, a damning new study in the British Medical Journal showed that - after all we have been told to the contrary - saturated fat is good for you. Far from being the [...]

A Fat Load Of Good: Why It’s Time To Bring Full Fat Back

Food myth busted: Butter ain't that bad after all. Start your day with toast, hold the butter but add margarine if you like. Have it with an egg-white omelette because the yolk is bad and a strong coffee with a splash of fat-free milk and maybe a calorie-free sweetener. Splenda perhaps – apparently, [...]

Eating Disorders: The Role Of Family And Friends

Family and friends play a crucial role in the care, support and recovery of someone with an eating disorder. The effects of an eating disorder are often felt not only by the person experiencing it, but also their family and support network. Carers may face considerable personal strain through feelings of confusion, distress, guilt, exhaustion and anxiety. For this reason, it is important that carers look after their own wellbeing whilst [...]

Nurturing the Brain – Turmeric (Curcumin)

Stock Images Turmeric is a yellow dietary spice extracted from the rhizome of a plant in the ginger family named Curcuma longa. Turmeric has some well-known beneficial properties and it has been widely used for medicinal purpose for centuries, mostly in Asian countries. There are thousands of research articles describing the multitude of [...]

By |2016-01-25T13:38:14+10:00December 20th, 2015|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments