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Detox diets: fact or fiction?

Feeling a little sluggish? Detox diets are popular but are they all they’re cut out to be? Here we debunk the myths about detoxing and provide some healthy advice to achieve better health for the long-term.

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Stuck? Preventing Constipation

When it comes to staying regular, fibre alone isn't enough – you need to wash it down with plenty of fluids, too.

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Gluten-Free – Fad Or Foresight?

Gluten has a tendency to polarise people. While there are some who liken it to a modern-day poison, others staunchly believe the trend towards gluten-free is nothing but a con. So what's the real story with gluten?

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Good Bugs, Bad Bugs

Putting out the welcome mat for some bacteria in our bodies and telling others to pack their bags may mean weight control takes on a whole new meaning.

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Dairy A Must, Even For Lactose-Intolerant Kids

New guidelines suggest lactose intolerance in children be managed by adjusting dairy food choices and eating patterns, rather than eliminating dairy completely.

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Stamp Out Stomach Pain

Increasing your activity levels can help decrease pain and discomfort experienced in the stomach and bowels, particularly if you're overweight.

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Fibre Fundamentals

We hear a lot about dietary fibre and how it plays a vital role in keeping us running smoothly. But fibre is not only essential for good ‘inner' health, it may also protect against some diseases.

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Stop The Burn

The prevalence of heartburn is increasing along with the widely reported rise in obesity - and science has found that the two are linked.

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Belly Bug May Combat Colon Cancer

It may be cold comfort for any traveller who has endured an unwelcome dose of Bali or Delhi Belly but it seems the bug that causes those sprints to the toilet may be a warrior in the war against colon cancer.

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Breath Testing For Belly Ache

Researchers are urging physicians to consider adding breath-testing - for fructose rather than alcohol - to their diagnostic tools used on patients with unexplained abdominal pain, gas, diarrhoea and intestinal rumbling or gurgling.

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Upset By Irritable Bowel?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome may affect up to one in seven Australians at some point in time - which makes for a lot of cranky colons. What can we do about this debilitating condition?

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An ABC Of Hepatitis & Liver Disease

With hepatitis overtaking alcohol as the main cause of liver disease, sex, drugs and viruses have joined booze as common triggers.

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Toilet Technique Tips

It's a tough job but somebody has to do it. Go potty with our in-depth examination of toilet traumas and how to rectify them.

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