The Diet Secret

The Diet Secret

Not a day goes by without another story about the obesity crisis, usually accompanied by a call for governments to act, or for money to be spent or for more research. The problem with this is that people tend to, understandably, switch off and tend to think that the...
Just Be Active

Just Be Active

One of the simplest ways to stay healthier for longer is to be regularly active. In some respects it is amazing that we need to be reminded of this. Up until fairly recent times being active was not optional-it was necessary for survival. Our ancestors would only be...
Healthy Chilies

Healthy Chilies

A while back I was asked to help judge a Chili eating contest. This was timed to coincide with the annual chilli festival. Chillies trace their origins back 7500 years. Previously regarded as the domain of eccentrics Mexicans and Thais it is only recently   that many...
Tips For Enhancing Your Immune System

Tips For Enhancing Your Immune System

It is winter in the southern hemisphere. Whilst viruses are present in the environment all year round more cases are seen in winter. Some people rarely get viral illnesses and others are frequently sick. Equal exposure to viruses does not mean equal numbers or...
Staying Cool And Healthy

Staying Cool And Healthy

It is amazing how simple life can be when you slow down a little bit. Its summer in Australia and in my city of Perth we have been experiencing hot weather. This last weekend it has been as high as 108F (43C). So what can we do to stay cool and boost our health in the...
Tips For Good Metabolic Health

Tips For Good Metabolic Health

It is becoming clear that whilst weight and health are related they are not synonymous. People who are “technically” overweight may live as or even longer than those of “normal” weight. The BMI, whilst a useful tracking tool is not by itself an indicator of good...