Omega-3 Supplements: Are they worth it

Omega-3 Supplements: Are they worth it? The health claims for Omega-3s cover everything from preventing heart disease, easing the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, reducing depression and aiding brain development. So is this just another expensive supplement that, if we’re eating well, we don’t really need? What are Omega-3s exactly? Omega-3s, along with Omega-6s, are fatty…

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…

Breakfast Muffins

These muffins are full of good things like apple, pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, coconut and sultanas. They are perfect for a portable breakfast or with a cup of tea or coffee. The recipe was inspired by a Morning Glory Muffin recipe by King Arthur Mills. I made several small alterations from the original recipe, however the…