Understanding Food Labels
Knowing what to look out for when reading food labels can help you make the right decision when shopping and choosing the healthiest foods for you and your family. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) regulates food labelling in Australia. Most packaged food and drink must have a nutrition information panel.
HEADACHE OR MIGRAINE?
Although less common than headaches, about 20% Australians will suffer from a migraine at some stage in their lives. Typically, migraines can be characterised by one-sided, moderate to severe throbbing or pulsating pain in the head, often aggravated by movement (i.e. walking, going up stairs).
What is a probiotic?
A healthy digestive system is made up of a balance of “good” bacteria and “bad” bacteria. If the balance is upset, often from lifestyle and dietary factors, harmful bacteria can flourish increasing the risk of diarrhoea, vaginal yeast infections and many other health problems.
It’s ok to seek help. Sadly, men take their own lives at four times the rate of women. MensLine Australia is a great resource to help support Australian men who are struggling to deal with a range of issues and offer practical strategies to help navigate through tough situations. For more information contact 1300 78 99 78 or visit www.mensline.org.au
What is influenza?
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a respiratory viral infection that can cause serious complications, particularly in young children, older adults and people with certain medical conditions. Symptoms of influenza usually occur 1 to 3 days after infection and may include sudden onset of fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, severe tiredness and loss of appetite.
It’s hard to argue against the benefits of eating your vegetables. But how good is drinking your vegetables?
Head lice is an itchy condition, affecting many people, in particular children, worldwide. While head lice may cause some mild irritation, thankfully the lice are more of a nuisance and don’t spread bugs that make us sick.
Countless publications and articles discuss the association and direct link between weight and certain health risks. Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnoea, fatty liver, knee osteoarthritis, infertility and reflux are just part of the long list of ailments associated with obesity.