The idea of cosmetic surgery for children (classed as anyone under 18 years of age) is shocking to many people. They argue that it is not ethical, or moral, or safe. And there certainly are valid arguments on all sides. Let us take, for a moment, a detached view of some of the reasons why…

There’s never been a better time to improve your heart health with oats and barley. Get your fill of these super grains proven to reduce heart disease in five delicious ways. Nutritional Advisor for Freedom Foods, Dr Jo Mcmillan says, “Diets high in wholegrains have been associated with a lower risk of several cancers, cardiovascular disease,…

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Unfortunately, it probably does not. But there can be no denying the important role that healthy living and a well-balanced diet play in maintaining an on-going state of good health. The Australian Government has released dietary daily guidelines for food types for the average person…

Eat what you want five days a week, send your body to starvation mode for two. The part-time diet that still allows you to eat chocolate cake has hit the headlines and taken off in a big way. The practice of fasting has been around for years, with tests carried out to uncover the potential effects…

Alcohol products should warn about the harmful effects of drinking, just like cigarettes warn smokers – Britain’s All Parliamentary Party Group on Alcohol Misuse says.     The calorie content and health risks associated with alcohol should be spelled out clearly on labels, an influential group of MPs has said. Drinkers should be clearly informed about the…

Most Australians will try alcohol at some point in their lives, be it socially, to relax, to alter their mood or to comply with peer pressure. The majority of Aussies drink at levels that have little effect on their day-to-day lives, and continue to be productive members of society. Alcoholic drinks such as beer, wine,…