June 9, 2016
You may have even tried some melatonin supplements, and if you’re like many individuals, had some disappointing results.
While research has shown the body’s naturally-produced melatonin helps regulate sleep, synthetic melatonin has proven less than impressive.
Training at high intensities can place greater nutritional demands on the body. Fuelling your body to maximise energy metabolism, recovery and overall health is paramount to help you achieve best results.
A diet rich in a variety of plant foods providing healthy carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients is a great place to start.
April 11, 2016
With the rise of krill oil as a supplement it has become confusing to know whether to choose krill oil or to stick to fish oil. This article looks at both helping you choose the right product for your needs.
March 18, 2016
A sugar tax was announced in the UK recently as part of their 2016 budget.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer revealed he would be imposing a levy on the soft drinks industry, which is expected to raise £520m ($982,867,445 AU) annually.
TV chef Jamie Oliver has weighed into the debate telling the Australian government to ‘pull your finger out’ and change its policy.
September 15, 2015
Catching the educated eye of Dr Ross Walker recently on 2UE radio, is the new Medlab product W8 Biotic.
W8Biotic is scientifically formulated to support lean body mass, weight management and maintain healthy blood glucose levels in healthy individuals when taken in conjunction with a calorie controlled eating plan.
W8 Biotic is dairy and gluten free, is suitable for vegetarians and is comprised of evidence based ingredients
September 2, 2015
These increased needs are met through improved nutrition, technique and performance training as well as supplementation to overcome noted deficits.
Complications such as muscle soreness and oxidative stress, that are often experienced by athletes, can also be reduced through the right recovery technique.
August 6, 2015
Love a bit of spice in your life?
A recent study confirms that eating spicy food particularly fresh chilli, regularly positively influences our long term health and wellbeing.
Published on the 4th August 2015 in the British Medical Journal, the study looked at 199,293 Chinese men and 288,082 Chinese women aged 30 to 79 years in 10 different geographical areas.
Addressing disease states involving the cardiovascular system, metabolic system and gastrointestinal system, near daily intake of fresh chilli was shown to reduce both morbidity and mortality by 14%.
July 15, 2015
An important piece of the puzzle in how to possibly prevent or reduce childhood cancers has recently come to light.
A study released July 2015 in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology announced that the occurrence of childhood cancer rises as birthweight increases.
This finding, in conjunction with other genetic and environmental factors will advance more accurate treatment protocols and advice when addressing these insidious and devastating childhood diseases.
May 13, 2015
In an insightful study researchers from the University of Pittsburgh asked 20 African Americans to do a diet switch with 20 rural Africans for two weeks.
The speed in which the body responded to the change in diet was frightening – especially regarding biomarkers for bowel cancer – for both of the research groups.
The results from this study suggest high-fibre diets could have a dramatic, positive effect on reducing colon cancer among populations most at risk.
April 28, 2015
An editorial published 22 April 2015 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, noted that no matter how much exercise an individual does, it cannot work off the ill effects of a long term unhealthy diet.
“Let us bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity,” the authors write. “You cannot outrun a bad diet.”
Healthy choices must become the easy choices. By ignoring the insidious marketing of the junk food industry, we can reclaim our health and wellbeing.
April 22, 2015
Effective from June 2015 Kellogg’s has revealed that it is voluntarily adapting the Health Star ratings on all its cereals both in Australia and New Zealand.
More than 70 per cent of Kellogg’s cereals, or 26 products in the range, have a rating of between 4 and 5 health stars, with their cereals ranging from 1.5 to 5 stars.
The food industry has a long way to go however with food giants including McCain, Mars, PepsiCo, Mondelez, George Weston and Goodman Fielder yet to implement the health star scheme.
April 15, 2015
Commercially available protein powders – targeted towards weight loss, are popular with a broad range of the population.
On the surface these protein powders appear to be a convenient way of getting dietary protein into a deficient diet but take the time to look closer and many of these products contain harmful toxins.
Whether contaminated with heavy metals, MSG or allergy triggers, examining these protein powders is extremely important.
March 19, 2015
Get ready for the 2015 Australian Fitness & Health Expo that will sprint into the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10-12th April.
The Fitness and Health Expo in Melbourne is the largest fitness event in the Southern Hemisphere.
We have 6 double passes to giveaway! Like & Share the Fitness & Health post on Emed’s Facebook page for your chance to win!
February 27, 2015
A study coming out of Massachusetts USA has reconfirmed that a single dietary change – an increase in fibre, is a simple more manageable addition to assist in weight loss.
Increasing fibre intake can result in having a more “clinically meaningful weight loss” when compared to a restrictive diet.
Emed offers some tips to help you get to that magic 30grams of fibre per day.
February 24, 2015
The Short & Fat Truth – Junk Food Stunts The Growth of Children
Cigarettes are known to stunt the growth of children, now new research has shown that junk food and lack of exercise is also stunting the growth of our next generation.
With over 300 million obese or overweight children worldwide aged under 18, this could mean one step backwards in evolutionary terms, Charles Darwin would be rolling in his grave!
Real change will depend on pressure from the public similar to the public pressure that saw smoking bans in public buildings
Find out how much impact junk food could be having on your child.
February 11, 2015
Children and adolescents are steadily becoming more overweight or obese. Worryingly the 2011-2012 Australian Health Survey results indicate that 26% of children aged 5 – 17 years are overweight or obese.
Coming to the realisation that a child or adolescent needs to lose weight can be confronting for a parent. With discipline, motivation and support, healthy weight maintenance can be achieved.
By addressing bad habits, increasing physical activity to 60 minutes/ day and introducing simple dietary changes it is possible.
December 3, 2014
First established in August 2012 by Doctor Michael Mosley, the 5:2 diet is a diet where people eat normally for five days of the week and restrict their calories for two non-consecutive days.
According to Dr Mosley the diet works because it is “simple, logical and not too challenging”. The 5:2 diets mimics in a similar way to the feast and famine lifestyle of cavemen as it restricts calories and gives the body a chance to repair itself.
With many health benefits including management of cholesterol, type II diabetes and lowering of blood pressure, the 5:2 diet provides a long term option for people from all walks of life.
November 28, 2014
The Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA) has responded with vehemence against Pete Evans’ backing of the Paleo Diet. Labelled as potentially dangerous the DAA has made firm its stance against Australians following the Paleo lifestyle.
Yet Paleo advocates, of whom celebrity chef Pete Evans has become the public face, have returned criticism with questioning the agenda of DAA.
The DAA has yet to convince many people of its objections. Due to a possible conflict of interest in the DAA guidelines via its corporate sponsors of which Nestle, Unilever and Kellogs are included, the Paleo diet remains a valid lifestyle that can bring health and vitality to many people.
November 18, 2014
On November 13th 2014, the ABC program Catalyst explored the science behind the Low Carb Diet – what are the health benefits and are there any risks? Is it suitable for everyone?
The low carbohydrate diet is rich in quality fats, fibrous fruits, vegetables and meats.
For those individuals who have a hard time metabolising carbohydrates such as those with insulin resistance, Type II diabetes, PCOS, are obese or even for endurance athletes the low carbohydrate diet could provide a proven method of controlling blood glucose and act as as a fuel source.
June 21, 2013
Our wellbeing is dependant upon the health of the thyroid gland. And yet this gland is commonly overlooked in routine blood tests.
Do you potentially have a thyroid disorder? Find out what can be done to keep this gland healthy.
December 12, 2012
Can cutting sugar and losing weight be the key to getting rid of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome for good?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health condition associated with weight gain, acne, infertility and abnormal hair growth.
The contraceptive pill is not the only option for sufferers. Losing weight quickly with PCOS is difficult, but taking the right steps can help you begin to slim down.
Find out what else can you be doing to ditch your PCOS today!
April 11, 2012
The benefits of whey protein on lean muscle mass and weight loss arewell documented, however a new research study has shown amazing newadvantages of whey protein for heart health.
Conducted byGlanbia Nutritionals, this randomised, double-blind study has shownthat a whey-protein-rich ingredient may improve blood vessel function inhealthy individuals. This is a major step forward in the battle againstincreasing rates of heart attacks and disease plaguing many Australians.