Study – Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures

Following on from my previous post “is cow’s milk good for muscles“, it is with almost perverse pleasure that I present the findings of a recent study from the BMJ. Previously we’ve shown that milk is associated with muscle gains… This study looked at over 60,000 women and 45,000 men in Sweden and found that …

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Does breastfeeding cause your puppies to lose their perkiness?

What did one saggy boob say to the other saggy boob? If we don’t get some support soon, people are going to think we’re nuts. I crack me up. Breast ptosis (pronounced ‘toe-sis’) – aka saggy boobs, droopy boobie, ball-in-a-sock, the list goes on, as does the unwelcome visual. The idea that breastfeeding causes boobs …

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Study – housework aids sleep during menopause

So I’m going through my old post drafts, and find this hilarious (undoubtedly male-designed) study. Researchers love talking about housework it seems – see an earlier post with tips for doing your housework)… This study looked at the impact of housework on the quality and quantity of sleep in menopausal women in the States, and …

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Do Epsom salt baths help with muscle recovery?

Epsom salt is magnesium sulphate (MgSO4). It is sold for use as a laxative and as a ‘soak’ for injuries and muscle recovery. Look up pictures of Epsom salts and this is what you get: 1. The salts themselves. 2. The generic ‘I love soaking in my bathtub’ picture. 3. (Lots of) Victoria Beckham.  At …

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How to combat sleep deprivation

When you’re pregnant/ a new parent, the hormones mess with your mind, and you think it’s a good idea to enter the competition for the $3,000 stroller. Unbeknownst to you however this is just a clever ploy to put you on an email mailing list that will send you updates about irrelevant crap FOREVER. Today …

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Coconut Quinoa Bread

So I tweaked my previous recipe for coconut bread and made a delicious coconut quinoa loaf. Ingredients 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbs honey 1 cup coconut flour 1 cup quinoa flour 3 tsp bicarb soda 3 tbs coconut oil 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup water Method 1. Pre-heat oven to 160°C. …

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10 reasons why toddlers are better than babies

Before our boy was born, all I ever heard was ‘babies are the best!’ and “you’ll be sorry when they start walking”. Well, I have to strenuously disagree. Here are 10 reasons why toddlers rock compared with babies. 1. There is more of a two-way relationship. Let’s face it, with babies you are just feeding/ …

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Sleep deprivation decreases doctor performance… Duh, really?

I giggled reading my medical alerts today. Some genius hypothesised that sleep deprivation would decrease doctor performance (in this case, it was found that being on-call and performing an emergency procedure led to a 24% decrease in adenoma detection rates the next day). This result echoed that of another study that found that sleep deprivation …

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Almond Bread Recipe

We’ve been on this LCHF way of eating for a couple of weeks now, and I’m starting to miss bread a bit. Not so much bread itself, but something I can hold my peanut butter together with. 🙂 I’m impatient at the best of times, so wanted a quick and easy recipe. I’m so Martha …

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Fabio. The most fabulous man in the cosmos.

In my previous post about my ‘Salmon & Brussels Sprouts Recipe‘, I made reference to Fabio. My only memories of Fabio are the whole “I can’t believe it’s not butter” business. BUT unbeknownst to me, here had a whole plethora of advertising gigs going on, check them out: