2 December 2020
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Control your cholesterol

We have been bombarded with the importance of controlling our cholesterol as a way to reduce long term risk for heart disease.

Fish, fish oil & prostate cancer

A study showed that men who had the highest percentages of Omega 3 polyunsaturated fats in their blood stream had a 44% higher risk for low grade prostate cancer.

Heart attack - part four

Cholesterol For the past twenty to thirty years we have been bombarded with the importance of controlling our cholesterol as a way to reduce long term risk for heart disease. Most people have the misconception that if you have a high cholesterol, you are slowly clogging your arteries with this harmful substance. The problem with […]

5 major factors that make your ticker stop ticking

Know the primary risk factors for heart disease.

The five foundations of good health

It is important to practice the five foundations of good health. These are...

Sudden death after 40

The sudden unexpected death of Soprano star, James Gandolfini, raises the vital question – could his and all other sudden cardiac deaths be prevented?

Sugar: the raw deal

Did you know that one teaspoon of sugar equals four grams? You probably did. In any case, I challenge everyone to keep reading and question something. Repeat – one teaspoon = four grams of sugar. Start thinking of how you can analyse the labels. I want to teach everyone how to read labels. Once you […]

Sleep yourself better! Five reasons why you need a good night's sleep

Have you had a hard day at work or with the kids? Turned on the TV or laptop for a bit of downtime, but are now lying in bed, wide-awake, without the faintest idea why your mind is still so alert? You are not alone. So what causes such mental stimulation when all you want […]

Three population bubbles explode

There is a serious myth doing the rounds that the retirement of Australia’s ‘baby boomers’ – that is, those born between 1946 and 1961 – will trigger a massive new wave of housing supply that will swamp incoming demand and depress prices. This fiction was exemplified in an article last week by the commercial property […]

The secret to winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup

In 2011, New Zealand hosts the biggest global sporting event of the year, the Rugby World Cup, which, it saddens me to say, Australia's young warriors have not won since 1999. The World Cup is expected to generate over $1 billion in economic activity, with more than half that figure being pumped into New Zealand's […]

Are females systematically more negative than males?

According to CBA, yes ...

Did the advent of the telephone depersonalise communications?

I wonder whether the development of the telephone paradoxically depersonalised communications. One thing you are struck by when you read history from the pre-telephone days is how intimate and personal the correspondence was. Men writing to each other often did so in a manner that would be described in sensual or homophobic terms today despite […]

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