BOOK REVIEW: DR HELENA POPOVIC – NEUROSLIMMING

  We live in an obesogenic environment. It’s a world of fast living, sedentary jobs and leisure activities, labour-saving devices, and an overabundance of cheap, accessible, energy-dense, nutrient poor, highly-processed foods. It’s also an environment where a growing majority of people are overweight or obese and those who succeed in shedding weight will often find…

BOOK REVIEW: ADAM MACDOUGALL – THE MAN PLAN

  The Man Plan is a no-nonsense health and fitness book specifically designed for the modern individual. It is targeted at men in particular and those who have become complacent about their health and confused by the inundation of messages about fad diets and fitness plans while the Western world battle a burgeoning obesity epidemic….

FILM REVIEW: THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film is a provocative documentary by Underbelly actor and former Tropfest winner, Damon Gameau. It nods at Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me (by turning one healthy man’s body into a vessel for an experiment) and shares the entertaining, stunt documentary style that Michael Moore favours. Gameau begins as the pillar of health and…

BOOK REVIEW: THE CSIRO & BAKER IDI DIABETES RECIPE BOOK

Diabetes – and the type II variety in particular – is becoming increasingly common. There are now more than 1.5 million Australians with the disease and this number is set to double in the next five to 10 years. In the past, when people were diagnosed they were often told they would have to cut…

BOOK REVIEW: MICHELLE BRIDGES – YOUR BEST BODY

For many people, keeping their weight under control and making exercise a regular occurrence is often thrown into the “too hard basket”. The Biggest Loser trainer, Michelle Bridges knows all too well about this. The author of six health and fitness books should be left with nothing more to say about these issues. But her latest work, Your Best Body looks…