By Tim Fulton Source: What the health film  Over the past few months, Netflix has released a number controversial series and movies including ‘13 Reasons Why’ and ‘To the Bone’. Both of these were criticised for capitalising on serious mental health issues by dramatizing them for entertainment. Now, a trending documentary on Netflix, ‘What the Health,’ … Continued

Healthy Weight Week

By Georgina Lavan February 13-19 marks the 10th Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW), aimed at focusing on our health rather than the number on your scales. Initiated by the Dietitians Association of Australia, the campaign promotes smart food choices such as cooking from home. Research has shown that those who cook at home make healthier … Continued

What happens when you stop drinking alcohol?

By Georgina Lavan   Source: Simpson’s Wiki The silly season is in full swing and we’re celebrating with family, friends and work colleagues. Come January 1st, we’ll make the pact to do something different for 2017, and quite often, most of our resolutions revolve around alcohol. So what happens when someone gives up alcohol? Improvements in … Continued

4 Things That Influence What Foods You Like

By Neil Petersen. Original blog published on AllPsych. We don’t all have the same preferences when it comes to food. I know this to be true because if everyone had the same likes and dislikes as me, the cauliflower industry would have gone belly up a long time ago. What’s more mysterious, though, is where these preferences … Continued

What to Do When Diets Fail

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission; Adapted from original article by Karen Koenig. If you’ve heard the “news” that diets don’t work long-term and actually may make you fatter, you may be feeling really glum. It’s bad enough that you sort of guessed from experience that they weren’t succeeding, but now you know it’s not … Continued

How Social Factors Influence Eating

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission; Adapted from original article by Karen Koenig. If you think that who you eat with and what they eat may affect your choice of food and the quantity you consume, you’d be spot on. Or so says the upcoming article, “Social influences on eating” in Current Opinion in Behavioral … Continued

Reconnecting to your body with mindful eating

By Madalyn Oliver In today’s society, we are often encouraged to strive for impossible standards of perfection, particularly when it comes to the way that we look. Weight-control diets feed into this idea, inadvertently teaching us to be at war with our bodies by encouraging us to be fearful of foods, to strictly control what … Continued

Starchy Carbs, not a Paleo Diet, advanced the Human Race

Reposted from with permission. Starchy carbohydrates were a major factor in the evolution of the human brain, according to a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Agriculture and Environment. Published in the Quarterly Review of Biology, the hypothesis challenges the long-standing belief that the increase in … Continued

Health Check: the science of ‘hangry’, or why some people get grumpy when they’re hungry

Reposted from The Conversation with permission; original article Amanda Salis Have you ever snapped angrily at someone when you were hungry? Or has someone snapped angrily at you when they were hungry? If so, you’ve experienced “hangry” (an amalgam of hungry and angry) – the phenomenon whereby some people get grumpy and short-tempered when they’re overdue for … Continued