Changing Habits Blog

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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Apricot kernels may help fight cancer

People have been saying this for years. That apricot kernels may help in the cure of cancer due B17 content. Cyndi O'Meara A man diagnosed with a rare, incurable lymphoma claims that he has been able to cheat death for 13 years by eating apricot kernels. Paul Reid...

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Australian lemongrass is as good as aspirin for headaches

AUSTRALIAN researchers have discovered native lemongrass is as potent as aspirin in relieving headaches and migraines, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports. Scientists at Griffith University looked at 30 plant species used by Indigenous Australians to see which stacked up...

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Coffee lowers risk of hospital trip for heartbeats

Here is an example of looking at one thing and saying that it is the be all and end all.  Be careful with this research.  I do believe coffee is part of healthy diet but when it is freshly ground and without milk and sugar and on occasion.  I'm sure...

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Scientists Discover Secret to Hangover-Free Drinking

Wouldn't it be better to not drink too much in the first place.  Dah!. Cyndi O'Meara   The dreaded morning-after feeling could be a thing of the past after scientists in South Korea came up with a technique that allows drinkers to avoid a hangover, Sky News...

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Plant based bottle development for new water brand.

- It is wonderful to see how inventive humans can be when the need arises. Cyndi.  US company Green Planet Bottling has launched a new entry to the $11 billion bottled water market, packaged in an organic, plant-based bottle. Unlike the dominant plastic bottles...

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