The Average Australian Woman

I know I am not telling you anything ‘new’ when I say that, as a nation, we are becoming more and more overweight.  In fact, according to the latest statistics, around 54% of Australian adults are now overweight. If we analyse this further, the rise in the overweight adults has literally exploded in the last…

What’s Your Size?

 Recently, Target Australia announced that they were going to standardize their clothing range by ‘scanning’ the bodies of 20,000 men and women.  The scanner will then reveal what the standard size is of their average customer, and will then endeavour to manufacture clothes to suit the bodies of the 21st century.    This, according to Target Managing…

Fertility and Weight Loss

  Carrying excessive weight can increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and even certain cancers.  However, for young women who would like to start a family, the chances of falling pregnant are definitely reduced if they are overweight.  That is why women struggling to fall pregnant are often recommended to lose weight in order…

Don't be an Easter Feaster!

Easter is a 4-day holiday NOT a 4-day feast!!  Easter should be a time to relax and enjoy the company of family of friends, and I hope you all have a chance to do this while being ‘sensible’ and  not overindulging in Easter bunny treats!  Of course, you are only human…so I know you are…

Detox The Natural Way

The concept of Detox is not new:  in fact, Detoxification methods have been used for thousands of years.  Fasting, as a way of detoxification, is one of the oldest therapeutic practices in medicine. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek known as the “Father of Western medicine,” recommended fasting as a means for improving health.   Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional…