Changing Habits Blog

Community Gardens

I love to see articles like this.  Oh to have a community vege garden on the huge round about in my street.  Not only would it be a place to meet the neighbours but to have a bountiful healthy vege patch. It is a community garden in Marrickville modestly...

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No single cause for mass honey bee deaths.

It is so blatantly clear that the food you eat affects the environment.  You can change the impact on the environment and put a check on climate change just by choosing foods from nature grown without harmful sprays.   Cyndi O'Meara    The huge...

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Tests find pesticides in muesli.

This article is worth reading.  Organic oats cooked as porridge with some nuts, organic yogurt and maple syrup and fresh banana may be a breakfast with less pesticides.  Don't get paranoid just become informed and make your decisions.   Cyndi O'Meara...

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‘Overuse’ of antibiotics endangering health, Senate told

Medical health professionals and public health experts in the United States say they are increasingly concerned by the routine use of human antibiotics on farms.   They say the use of the drugs in the food and water of food animals results in antibiotic-resistant...

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New Bid For Food Options.

CYNDI O’Meara has helped thousands of Australians change their eating habits through her inspirational books and regular spots on shows such as 9AM, Today Tonight and Fresh.   Now she is tackling the nation’s hospitality industry to change its...

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Global rise in gluten free products

If you do need to eat gluten free make sure it is healthy not just gluten free - read your food labels. Cyndi O'Meara    The number of products marketed as gluten free is continuing to rise globally, according to Innova Market Insights.   With...

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Maple Syrup A Disease Fighter

Thirteen of more than 20 compounds in Canadian maple syrup linked to human health have been discovered for the first time.   The findings were made by University of Rhode Island researcher Dr Navindra Seeram, assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical...

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Growers defend chemicals use.

I find this comment supporting the use of endosulfan and carbendazim by Growcorn and Australian Macadamia Growers an absolute insult to our intelligence. They say that producers operate within government guidelines and respect the regulatory framework for...

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Sweet Future for Sugar Sales

Sugar consumption is on the rise in developed countries.  Now I wouldn't have a problem with this consumption increase if the sugar were rapadura or sucanat, but what is disturbing is consumers tend to prefer the alternative sweeteners that are perceived...

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Cereal is now demonising salt

Reducing the salt in cereals and breads and other foods means that other flavour enhancers will have to be used.  Its not the salt that is the problem in cereal and bread it is all the other ingredients as well as the processing that makes them a health...

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Tailored diet may slow down DNA damage.

At last the RDI's are under scrutiny as to be more about optimum nutrition then just prevention of disease. Mounting evidence on the effect of micronutrients on DNA damage calls for a re-evaluation of recommended dietary intake values, say researchers.  ...

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School Food Mistakes.

The government influences what food's are put in school tuckshops with little thought about the effects that these choices have on our children. Natural, home made foods are no where to be seen, only additives, preservatives and flavourings!...

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Tasty fat find could help beat the bulge.

I'm sure one day people who make these statements will say "What were we thinking?"   Cyndi O'Meara    Researchers have found a new taste sense - fat - and say the discovery could lead to the production of foods that fool the body into thinking it has...

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Child allergy rates at ‘epidemic proportions’

Childhood allergy rates have hit "epidemic proportions" in Australia, prompting health experts to broaden their efforts to combat the mysterious condition. Canberra-based allergy expert Dr Ray Mullins said 15,000 Australian children born this year would develop a...

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Arthritis drug Vioxx doubled heart attack risk

Vioxx a drug for arthritis, was withdrawn from sale in 2004.  Next week is Arthritis week, if you are taking drugs for your arthritis perhaps you need to know the side affects and consult your www.acnem.org doctor for lifestyle changes.  Also read my report...

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Food label landscape must change

All we need are all the ingredients, GM and nanotechnolgy included and then we'll be able to make informed choices about the food we are eating.   Cyndi O'Meara Australia’s review of food labelling laws is a major opportunity to simplify the food label...

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Scent of a woman gets men going

Loved this article.  In case you can't go cold turkey on the perfume try pure essential oils, my favourite - www.twenty8.com.   Cyndi O'Meara    Ladies, if you're looking to grab a man by his nose and get a reaction from another part of his body,...

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Lack of sleep in young ‘Increases fat’

It all gets a little too scientific and ridiculous sometimes.  Not enough and too much sleep causes visceral fat, I'm sure eating the wrong foods and drinking alcohol also causes it.   Cyndi O'Meara   Lack of sleep in young 'increases fat'   People...

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