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Boosting Melatonin Production & Sleep Better Tonight

June 9, 2016

If you suffer from occasional insomnia or if it’s a nightly battle for you, you’ve likely looked at all of the natural solutions currently out there

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.

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Top 8 Plant Based Foods High in Protein

April 28, 2016

No matter your reasons, one of the challenges for non-meat eaters is making sure they get enough protein every day.

But it’s not as big a deal as many think.

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Training Guide For Running

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.

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Something Smells Fishy – Antarctic Krill or Fish Oil?

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.

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Taxing Sugar – A Good Idea or Revenue Raising?

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.

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W8 Biotic – A Stellar Performer!

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

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IsoWhey Sports Running E-Book

September 2, 2015

When you’re training to run a long distance, or taking part in an intense physical program, your body has significantly higher demands.

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.

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Low Carb and Delicious – Six Dinner Ideas

August 11, 2015

For those people who are embarking on a low carb high protein lifestyle there are some truly delicious recipes to incorporate into your wellness program.

Here are six of Emed’s top dinner picks.

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Spice Up Your Life – How to Add Herbs to Your Diet

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%.


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Birth Weight a Factor in Childhood Cancer

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.

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Trans Fats – Safe in Human Foods?

June 23, 2015

The American Food and Drug Administration have ordered that food manufacturers have three years to cease using trans fatty acids, stating that TFAs are not generally recognised as safe for use in human foods.

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Lost Weight? Where Did the Fat Go?

May 27, 2015

When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go?

The answer may surprise you.

It is in fact via carbon dioxide, making our lungs and their function a very important part of our weight management.

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Diet Over Genes for Bowel Cancer Risk

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.

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Confirmed: You Can’t Outrun a Bad Diet!

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.

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Kellogg’s Health Star Ratings Revealed – The Worst Cereal Offenders

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.

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Toxic Weight Loss Shakes – Available at Your Pharmacy Now!

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.

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Australian Fitness & Health Expo – Free Ticket Giveaway!

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!

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Fibre Intake Vital in Weight Loss

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.

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The Short & Fat Truth

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.

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A Little Weighty – Weight Loss for Kids

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.

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Intermittent Fasting – The 5:2 Diet

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.

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Pete Evans vs Dietician Association

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.

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Low Carbohydrate Diet: Fat or Fiction?

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.

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The Butterfly Effect – How Healthy is Your Thyroid?

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.

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Lose Weight and Lose Your PCOS!

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!

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Improve Heart Health With Whey Protein

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.

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