Liver detox diet

Suffering from skin problems, mood swings or poor energy levels? The liver detox diet might be the way forward   Feeling run down? Try the liver detox dietImage credit: Thinkstock Why detox? Hormonal imbalance, high cholesterol levels, skin problems, poor energy levels, dark circles under the eyes, foggy thinking, mood swings or irritability, halitosis (bad […]
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The culinary quest

Gone are the days of the quickly put together bangers and mash for dinner and the humble sponge cake for dessert.   Photolibrary Gone are the days of the quickly put together bangers and mash for dinner and the humble sponge cake for dessert. Now, more than ever before, Australians are discovering the gastronomic pleasures […]
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Benefits of bushwalking

Tired of the same old gym workout? Grab your hiking boots and head into the great outdoors to boost your fitness, improve your mental health and trim your waistline, writes PT Jay Bonaretti     Regular walking is one of the easiest and best forms of exercise that just about anyone can do. Taking it […]
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Health from within

The way most of us wage war against germs you’d think they were all out to get us. But in fact, we need germs – some of them, anyway – and without them in our lives we would be in serious trouble. Photolibrary Western society has done an excellent job in fighting bacteria – and […]
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Your very own DIY spa

Your DIY guide to getting the spa feels at home, courtesy of our interior styling expert, managing director of Dammer Interiors, Louise Dammer.   “The important thing is to keep it simple and think about how all five of your senses can be stimulated,” says Dammer. Think about the type of bath you like the look of, […]
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11 tips to help you sleep at night

Lack of sleep an wreak havoc on your mental, physical and emotional health. So, if you’re struggle to get some shut eye, here are 11 tips to help you sleep better.       1. Don’t try too hard to get to sleep or look at the clock. This tends to cause anxiety around getting to sleep, […]
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8 tips for depression

Need help dealing with depression? Dr Melissa Keogh shares her top tips and advice   1. Breathe Ten minutes a day of deep abdominal breathing can reduce associated anxiety and promote 
calmness. 2. Make contact Make sure you have some form of contact with people every day, particularly those close to you. Aim to interact […]
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Why you should stop smoking (immediately!)

Take control of your health before your luck runs out. This article could save your life!   The damage In Australia, smoking is the largest single cause of death and disease in Australia, with 290 people dying from smoking-related deaths every week. The risks It’s not just that smoking smells, causes premature ageing and is an expensive […]
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Atypical eating disorders

There’s more to eating disorders than teenage anorexia and bulimia. Angela Tufvesson looks at why atypical disorders are affecting older women   Think eating disorder and anorexia and bulimiaimmediately come to mind. Impressionable teenage girls hiding dangerous binging and purging habits from their parents until waif-thin limbs indicate that something is very wrong. But while research shows one […]
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Is your bed unhealthy?

Is your bed making you sick? Know when it’s time to wash the doona and change your mattress to avoid turning your sleeping sanctuary into a hotbed for pests!   More time under the doona in winter means dust mites, pollen and moulds are parking their slippers under our beds, with the 50 per cent […]
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