Changing Habits Blog

Milk- Do you really know what you are getting?

Milk products compared Non-dairy additives More than a third of branded “milk” products contain non-dairy additives, such as minerals, vitamins, or vegetable or fish oil. Under the Food Standards Code the manufacturers are not allowed to call these...

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A must read if you are concerned about mens health.

In accordance with a Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) proposal, it has been Legislated that all wheat flour intended to be used for making bread be supplemented by Millers with Folic Acid by 13th September 2009. This requirement applies to both wheaten...

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Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake!

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong.  So, here it is I freely admit to being wrong.  As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed...

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Aldi is the first to sign up to olive code.

ALDI first to sign up to olive code: AUS By FoodWeek Online ALDI Australia has become the first grocery retailer to sign up to the Australian Olive Association’s Industry Code of Practice.   The Code of Practice guarantees the authenticity and quality of...

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Butter is always better!

Americans embrace fat French cookbook - 48 years later: USA By FoodWeek Online A cookbook extolling the virtues of butter-laden French cuisine has become a surprise US bestseller, 48 years after being published. Shedding their growing fear of obesity and heart...

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Your Food Choices Impact on Global Warming

I have just been away with my family on holidays; I find that when I am not working and completely relaxing I become a people watcher.  Our holiday was in a place where there were a lot of people from all over the world and as I sat on the beach and watched the...

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Another good reason not to drink fizzy drinks.

Waiter, there's a frog in my Pepsi!: USA A Florida man who cracked open an ice cold can of Pepsi found dismembered remains of a frog, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday. "It has been verified, and it was indeed a frog," Charles Watson, a spokesman at...

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NSW Government aiming to ban high-caffeine energy drinks.

Energy drinks with dangerously high levels of caffeine are being sold to children because of a loophole in Australian law, the NSW government says. Five Year 7 students from Quakers Hill, in Sydney's west, reportedly suffered side effects including dizziness and...

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Manuka honey secret unlocked: NZL

Singaporean research has revealed that a special molecule acts to augment the antibacterial activity of methylglyoxal in manuka honey – a process known as synergy.   The research was commissioned by Watson and Son, a major New Zealand producer of manuka...

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Green light for raw cheese products: NZ

New Zealand's cheesemakers will be able to use a range of raw and unpasteurised milk products in their manufacturing processes under new standards being introduced next month. Potential health issues have prevented that in the past, and only a small range of raw milk...

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Mandatory Fortification of Folic Acid in Bread and Flour

Folate vs. Folic Acid September 13th 2009 is ear marked as the date that Food Standards Australia and New Zealand have put into place the mandatory fortification of folic acid in all wheat flour used for bread making. On the surface this may sound like a good thing...

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Do Low Fat Food Make You Fat?

My father always says; "I like that man he thinks like I do".  That's how I feel about Dr Kerin O'Dea and all her amazing research on food. Cyndi O'Meara A free public lecture at UniSA this week will investigate whether the low fat food market is one of the...

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Media Release- Pies, Bacon, Eggs and Chips

Cyndi O’Meara, Nutritionist, Author and International Speaker says Bacon and Eggs and Pies are good for us. If you love to indulge in the Aussie favourites of meat pies and hot chips but feel bad about it – well feel guilty no more. It may actually be...

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Food Labelling Laws are a Joke!

South Australian Independent Senator Nick Xenophon says that weak food labelling laws are costing Australian farmers their jobs.  A bill needs to be presented to the Senate which would eliminate loopholes that currently allow foreign produce to be labelled as...

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ABC Australian Story- Back to earth.

Before this weeks ABC Australian Story went to air I had phone calls from friends telling me that I should watch it.  After the story went to air I had friends, family and acquaintances texting, phoning and e-mailing, asking whether I saw the story on...

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A chemical assault on children.

I went to school in the 60’s and 70’s, I went to an all girls school with 600 students. For tuck shop we had meat pies, vanilla slices, chocolate & eacute;clairs and on the way home from school we’d stop at the local fish and chip shop and order...

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