Health

08/26/2011
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Stiff neck? Tight shoulders? Chronic back pain? You're not alone. Liz Nowosad explores effective options to bring relief.
Back pain is one of modern life’s most common health complaints. Hours sat at a desk, excess weight (especially around the middle), stress, poor bedding and sedentary living habits can all exacerbate the problem. There are many options to explore when seeking relief, and as Melbourne based osteopath Danny Williams suggests, an integrated approach – which incorporates different healing modalities – can be an effective way to address the problem.
06/22/2011
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Liz Nowosad explains different massage techniques with this easy A to Z guide to massage
With over 80 different types of massage, it’s easy to be confused as to which form is best for you.
06/10/2011
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Are you looking for a feel-good meal other than the calorie-laden, comfort-food kind? Jennifer Kang investigates the belief that nutrient-rich foods on your plate can play a significant part in the path to happiness.
You can get a feel-good, energy-boosting hit from nutrients in healthy foods that work similarly to the way a mid-afternoon snack does.
06/10/2011
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Wellness writer and co-author of 7 Things Your Doctor Forgot to Tell you, Andi Lew, fills us in on the truth about artificial sweetners.
Although you may think you're losing weight or being healthier by replacing sugar or fat with artificial sweetners, you may be doing the opposite.
06/10/2011
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Willow Aliento explores the highly emotional vaccination debate.
Is it possible to rid the world of measles, whooping cough and mumps by mass vaccination programs? Or can vaccination cause more health problems than cures?
06/10/2011
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Diabetes can be a debilitating condition, but fortunately, there are many ways to effectively manage it. Phoenix Arrien goes in search of the natural alternatives.
Type 2 diabetes is Australia's fastest growing chronic disease. Learn how to manage it with the help of natural treatments.
05/06/2011
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We live in an age where the easiest solution for a headache is to simply pop a pill. Yet countless studies warn of the side effects of over-the-counter drugs, and ironically, painkiller overuse is the third most common cause of headaches.
Debbie Willimott goes in search of alternative headache busters that treat more than just the symptom.
12/17/2010
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For a woman who wants a baby, there is no off switch to deactivate the longing. Sadly, however, one in six Australian couples are affected by infertility – 20 per cent of whom are considered unexplained.
The good news, as Diana Timmins discovers, is that there are an abundance of stress-free, natural therapies that can help.
12/17/2010
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When we think of sugar and the foods containing it, we tend to think of a treat. A chocolate biscuit with a cup of tea, an ice cream on a hot summers day, a slice of birthday cake or a cold, refreshing can of soda.
We don’t so much consider, that refined sugars are present in large amounts in many of the foods we consume on a daily basis. Liz Nowosad looks a little deeper into the implications of high sugar levels on our health.
12/17/2010
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Bones are living, dynamic, interacting organs of the human organism that do more than provide skeletal support. They are continually breaking down and building up.
The trick to having strong bones, explains Naturopath, Sally Mathrick, is to ensure that the rate of breaking down doesn’t exceed the rate of rebuilding.
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