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Environmental toxins and your health by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Many people now follow a ‘clean’ diet, avoiding preservatives, additives, and even sometimes employing a strict ‘organic only’ diet policy. This is all good, and reduces you ... Read on »
Healthy biofilm healthy you by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Although you can’t see them, there are many thriving colonies of bacteria living on you and within you. Scientists estimate their total weight is between 1.5 and 3kg! Most o ... Read on »
How well is your thyroid? by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine You’re reaching for a jacket when everyone else is comfortable in short sleeves. Your hands and feet feel perpetually icy, and your days are filled with a sluggish fatigue. ... Read on »
A brief guide to your gallbladder by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If there’s a digestive organ that was designed for the sort of diet we ate in the pre-agricultural era, the gall bladder is it; although considering some of the fat-laden me ... Read on »
For a calmer day try breakfast by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Is it what you eat for breakfast that's important, or that you make time for breakfast?  Imagine a day like this: You’re jolted awake by the alarm clock, and ... Read on »
Cacao the food that tastes good and does you good by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine On cold grey days I often see a small group of people huddled around a very important section of the supermarket: the chocolate aisle. This delightful food has been generati ... Read on »
Whos on your team by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Life sure can throw you some challenges. If we sat down together to talk it over, you’d probably be able to list many demands on your time and energy even just in day-to-day ... Read on »
Six nutrition questions to ask yourself each day by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Thinking ahead about what you’re going to eat really helps keep your diet on track, but shaping a healthy diet from scratch can be challenging. One of the most effective way ... Read on »
Four ways to boost your prostate health by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A man’s prostate is certainly vulnerable to increasing problems as he ages. This hormonally responsive gland is wrapped around the urethra, the tube that carries urine from ... Read on »
Dont break your food budget with food fads by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Loud Hawaiian shirts, frizzy permed hair, huge shoulder pads and pale blue safari suits. Remember them? Fashion fads that initially ignited a buying frenzy but then died a ... Read on »
Recipe: Braised Pumpkin and Tomato by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Just love the flavours of pumpkin and tomato together, so this dish works for me. You could accompany it with chicken, fish or beef and some greens. Ingredient ... Read on »
Mindfulness to help boost your mood by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine You know the feeling when you’re completely absorbed in an activity, the world around you disappears and it’s just you and what you’re doing? Scientific research indicates t ... Read on »
Dont become one of the diabetes statistics by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Sugar has an addictive lure that many of us find difficult to resist. And doing regular exercise, for many of us, is very easy to resist, not addictive at all. When you comb ... Read on »
Fruit Juice - not so fabulous by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If you put a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and a glass of soft drink side-by-side, would you assume that the orange juice contains much less sugar? Most of us wou ... Read on »
Why its important to eat your greens by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Eaten your fresh greens today? By ‘fresh’ I mean fresh raw salad greens, herbs, and other green vegetables like broccoli, silverbeet and kale. They’ve got lots to offer you, ... Read on »
Are you overdoing grains by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine You’ve probably noticed that amongst the nutrition self-help books appearing on the shelves there’s a growing swell of research and opinion indicating that our modern focus ... Read on »
Book review Grain Brain by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If you're a regular reader of my blog then you know I don't have much time for extremism in food, or ultra-prescriptive regimes. This book is good, but skip the scaremonge ... Read on »
Whats the right diet for you by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A list of foods ‘not’ to eat? Really? I came across this confining recommendation on an ad while surfing the net and realised that for the lay person, just reading about ... Read on »
Why we were slimmer then by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine There’s much hand-wringing lately about the rates of obesity in Australia, with good reason; a brief walk down the street will make the statistics plainly evident. You’re pr ... Read on »
Your doona is your best weapon against colds and flu by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine It’s a miserable feeling when you sense a cold is coming over you. Some people ache all over, others sense overwhelming fatigue, or their throat burns. You might know what t ... Read on »