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Category Archives: Diet & Exercise

Autumn walking in Trondheim 

My husband and I continue to walk on my Friday off work every week. It gives us time to talk, think and reconnect. We live in Trondheim, Norway without a … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Is stress making you sick and what can you do about it?

When stressed our bodies release cortisol and it enhances deposition of abdominal fat and is linked to weight gain, depression, osteoporosis and hypertension. Under stressful conditions, cortisol can move fat from storage depots … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

Sugar-country senator defends sugar

Last week, Senator Boswell from Queensland launched a strong defence of the sugar industry in Federal Parliament (95% of Australia’s sugarcane is grown in Queensland). He opened his address to the … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grain-free living

Today I was asked about my current diet and eating regime. In fact since starting this practice of intermittent fasting and limited grains/sugar/carbohydrates I’m often asked: Why don’t you eat … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · 28 Comments