Lets talk about cramps

Almost everyone has had a cramp once in their lifetime. Cramps can occur when asleep, during sport or sometimes you may have to stop during an activity as a result of a cramp.  Two out of three athletes have experienced a cramp during sport. Usually a cramp can be felt in the calf muscle when…

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Dear Diet

How many times can you have your heart broken before you finally say, enough is enough? Dear Diet, it’s not me it’s you. I think we should break up. And no I don’t think we can be friends. We’ve been together since my teens, when I think about it we’ve been together forever. I watched…

Diabetes Awareness Week

Diabetes

This week is National Diabetes Week and this year the focus is on diabetes related amputations. You can find out more about this campaign at Diabetes Australia. Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated).…

Warming Winter Recipes

Winter Warmers – Recipes for Winter

A classic winter warmer. Beef and Red Wine Casserole 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 bacon rashers, trimmed, chopped 1 large brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 kg beef chuck steak, trimmed, cut into 3cm cubes 2 tablespoons plain flour 250mls (1 cup) red wine 375mls (1 1/2 cups) beef stock 1 x…

Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Disease

It’s Coeliac Awareness Week!!  Condolences to you gluten challenged peeps!  Since gluten (along with sugar) seems to be a trendy thing to quit right now (without a medical reason) I thought it was worth having a look a bit more deeply at gluten and Coeliac Disease. Coeliac disease is not the same as wheat allergy. …