As the New Year draws close and many people start to think about losing weight, it’s important to remember that we need to consume balanced diets that draw from all food groups, says Aloysa Hourigan, senior nutritionist at Nutrition Australia.
‘Each group of foods contains a range of different nutrients in different proportions, that are all important for our health,’ says Aloysa.
‘If we cut out a whole group, for example all the dairy, you’re going to get a major drop in nutrients like calcium and protein,... Read more
Pharmacists could soon have a better grounding in complementary medicines (CMs), following the announcement by Sydney University of a new lectureship in the Quality Use of Complementary Medicines, enabled through support from Blackmores Institute.
The Sydney University Faculty of Pharmacy will appoint a lecturer to develop an evidence-based curriculum covering the quality use of complementary medicines. A program in complementary medicine will then be able to be integrated into the existing curriculum of the BPharm... Read more
The Blackmores Institute has released a statement warning that recent claims by a South Australian academic – that a large percentage of herbal medicines available in Australia may be missing important ingredients, or be contaminated – are based on distorted statistics and overseas research which is not generalizable.
Ian Musgrove, a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide, has appeared in mainstream media outlets discussing Canadian research on DNA barcoding that examined 44 herbal products on sale in North... Read more
Feeling stressed? You’re not the only one – with the number of sleeps till Christmas shrinking every day, the silly season and all its party planning can take an emotional toll on just about anyone.
But stress, while unpleasant, is in itself not always a problem – unless it leads to, or exacerbates, problems with anxiety.
Anxiety and stress aren’t the same thing, cautions Gerald Quigley, and so we shouldn’t assume that anxiety will just go away on its own.
‘Stress is our body’s response to real or... Read more
Although takeaway food and other ready-made meal options are cheaper and more varied than ever before, most consumers still cook and eat their meals at home, says a new Euromonitor survey – but it’s not making us slimmer.
While takeaway and delivery food is a part of the global online consumer’s life, it is typically an occasional meal and not a regular occurrence, according to the Euromonitor Global Consumer Trends 2013 Survey.
However, the rate of consumers aged more than 14 years who were considered... Read more