Organ Meat… Good or Bad?

I know, the topic has strayed from what I usually discuss… My dear relative told me recently that she wanted to increase her intake of organ meats. After swallowing the bile rising in my throat I promised I’d look at what the research out there says. As a doctor, we’ve been told to use the …

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Perfect run. Perfect food. Perfect day!

This was the weather in Melbourne today… Perfect weather for a run!* *As the Scandinavians say, “there is no such thing as bad weather… Only inappropriate clothing”. Chugged along and did about 7km. Aside from the baby girl tap dancing on my bladder at the start (we’re 27+2 weeks along today), it was a near …

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Birth Spacing… (Oh Yeah, We’re Pregnant Again.)

Yes, you read correctly, baby #2 is on the way… I have to say “baby #2”, rather than just “#2” because otherwise I keep having “WHO DOES NUMBER 2 WORK FOR?” on repeat in my brain. Sigh. So our boy was born Aug 2013, and baby #2 is due late July 2015. Yep, your maths …

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Toddler Foods are High in Sugar & Salt

I found this article quite relevant based on recent experiences on a trip to the Motherland… In Australia, where we live, parents are often well-informed (sometimes obsessively so!) about the nutritional content of kiddie food. Most parents I know don’t stuff their children full of sugar/ salt/ additives, preferring them to eat au naturel as …

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Binge-Eating Disorder: Diagnosis & Drug

This disorder was first described in 1959 however was only added as a diagnostic entity to DSM-IV in 2013. It is defined by recurrent episodes of binge eating at least 2 days a week for at least 6 months. In addition, there is a subjective sense of a loss of control over binge eating, which …

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“Strength Training During Pregnancy”. Apparently.

OK, I originally started this blog because I was quite dissatisfied (read: pissed off) with the available information out there regarding exercise in pregnancy. It was both a lack and inaccuracy of good information. Over the past two years I thought the evidence was getting a bit better, with less focus on ‘taking it easy when …

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Supermodel Health & Beauty Tips

Yeah. Don’t worry I’m not referring to myself. Recently read a magazine article interviewing a famous supermodel about her health and beauty tips. You might want to take these on board and YOU TOO can live and workout like a supermodel: “Exercise helps me relieve stress.” “After exercise I feel amazing even though I’m sweaty.” …

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Study – No benefit of “Low GI” diets

The Glycaemic Index (or GI) ranks carbohydrates in food on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating: Low GI foods raise blood glucose more slowly and cause a smaller rise in insulin levels – eg. beans, legumes, non-starchy vegetables, sweet potatoes, whole grain breads, …

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Study – Cost-effectiveness of common weight loss strategies

Just saw this interesting and topical paper – it looked at the cost-effectiveness of clinically proven non-surgical commercial weight loss strategies for those with BMIs between 25 and 40. A systematic analysis was done of RCTs of weight loss studies of at least 1 year duration – it included two lifestyle programs (Weight Watchers and …

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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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