Are cast iron pans unsafe?

For well over a thousand years, cast iron has been used as a reliable cooking surface. Actually, it’s been used since the appropriately named “Iron Age”, roughly 2500 years ago. Fast forward a couple millennia, and we’ve been thrust into the “Spend all day on the Internet Age”. People are starting to question the healthiness […]

Change from Periodic Disruption

Last month I wrote about motivation, being inspired by Charles Duhigg’s book, Smarter, Faster, Better. This is the second of three columns addressing some of the concepts in his book and how I see it relating to better managing change with our health and wellness. Duhigg wrote about creativity and innovation. He mentioned Joseph Connell, […]

Science Proves Meridians Exist

By Azriel ReShel What the Merging of Spirituality and Science means for you “In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Biochemist and Nobel Prize Winner. For centuries the ancient wisdom keepers and healers in several traditions had a keen understanding of the energetic […]

We need a healthy dose of lifestyle medicine

Irecently saw a woman in her early sixties who was terrified because her GP had told her that her cholesterol was high. “Congratulations,” I said. “That will probably help you live longer.” She left smiling. It is little wonder she had been scared. For decades, governments have issued “low fat” dietary advice, while consumption of […]


              You look at the calendar – oh dear. The school reunion/wedding/Bali getaway is ALMOST HERE! We need to blast some fat, pronto. For many, shedding the kilos by cutting the kilojoules is an obvious place to start. But being so busy, we have little time to really calculate […]

Detoxes: an undefined scam

There’s no quick fix; nurturing your health is a long-term endeavor. That doesn’t stop fad diets and the marketers promoting them from gumming up the airways with advertisements. One such diet that keeps being revived is called … The cleanse Or “detox diet”. But whichever label you prefer, you’ll be hard-pressed to associate it with […]


In a world where we are now more obese than underweight, there is a call for action to take charge of health, and lower the kilos. Meal replacements have for a long time been the golden ticket to rapid weight loss. There are shakes, soups and bars, packed with protein designed to keep you full, […]

The Two Ways Sugar Hijacks Your Brain

Mandy Oaklander A new study in mice suggests that the desire for calories in sugar is stronger than the drive for sweetness Ask anyone who’s ever resolved to break up with sweets and then crumbled at the sight of a cookie: it’s tough to quit eating sugar. Now, a new animal studysuggests that the reason […]

Finding COKE

On 10 March 2016, Coca-Cola Australia listed recipients of funding – organisations and individuals, as an act for transparency. This was following a similar act undertaken by the U.S. arm of Coca-Cola in 2015, revealing where health, wellbeing and scientific funding was dished out. Of the $1.7million given to organisations, one third of the recipients […]