Miracle Diet

Miracle Diet? What if I told you there was a diet that was formulated, after rigorous analysis of high quality scientific data, to ensure optimal health and reduced risk of diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer? What if I also told you that it was endorsed and promoted by qualified…

Obesity and Health

Obesity and Health   Australians, along with the residents of many other developed nations, are increasingly overweight and obese. Obesity is accompanied by several adverse health effects and chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and fatty liver disease. Obesity is defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI)…

Baking with Olive Oil

Baking with olive oil Anyone reading my blog may notice that I use olive oil in most of my baking. However, some people find the taste of olive oil a little too strong in cakes and biscuits. The intensity of the olive oil flavour varies and it is worthwhile choosing a mellower flavoured oil for…

Sodium and Children

Sodium is found in our diet predominantly in the form of sodium chloride (more commonly known as salt). The human body needs some sodium to help maintain fluid balance, transmit nerve impulses and for muscle activity. In general, the modern diet is high in sodium and deficiencies are rare. Dietary sodium in excess of our…