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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

When was the last time you were on a fast, eating a lot less than normal? The time you had the flu? That medical procedure that required a 12 hour fast, but delays extended it to 16 hours? Not much choice there, but have you ever deliberately chosen not to eat? Well, a few readers are hearing about the concept of occasional or intermittent fasting (IF) for good health and a long life. One big fan ...

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Food and Zits

Food and Zits

Good parent, bad teenager

Parents have long handed out dietary advice to reduce pimple production, seemingly based more on socially accepted dogma (avoid sugar, soft drinks and confectionery) rather than any good quality research. No doubt, it suited the good parent/bad teenager model of family life. Since the turn of the century there has been some, but not many, well designed studies to try an...

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Eating Alone

Eating Alone

Because I am responsible for some research at the University of Western Sydney, 2-3 times a year I fly 4000 km to Sydney, then catch a train out to Parramatta in the deep western suburbs of the city. On arrival I dump my kit and head down to the sushi bar or Vietnamese restaurant for dinner. I sit there on my lonesome, eat and read (see pic).

I get sad looks and people comment that they hope to n...

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Salt Shaken

Salt Shaken

Think of salt and health and the first, and possibly only, association you can make is to link salt and high blood pressure. That's understandable as anyone with hypertension is told cut out salt and choose salt-reduced foods. Having high blood pressure also increases the chances of having a stroke.

Salt, sodium?

It can get confusing when the words salt and sodium get interchanged. The easy t...


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