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The incredibly common disease making everyday life painful

<p>I have vivid memories of my gorgeous grandma sitting in her favourite chair in our living room at the end of the day, watching the chaos and bustle of family life unfolding around her.</p> <p>In my mind, she is always rubbing her knees, and when it came time for her to go to bed, helping her up was always accompanied by groans and utterances (she was far too polite to swear) as her joints had seized up and moving was agony.</p> <p>I know now that she had osteoarthritis (OA), and probably quite severely. But back then it was just "grandma's knees" and something that was to be expected for all older people.</p> <p>Sadly for many older people, and some younger ones too, this is true – this type of joint disease is incredibly common, and more so as we age. Figures show that half of us will get OA in our knees during our lives, and 1 in 4 of us will have it in our hips by the time we reach 85 years old. Other joints commonly involved include hands, neck and lower back.</p> <p>OA is really a process of "wear and tear". The overuse of our primary weight bearing joints (ie knees and hips) as well as joints we are constantly moving (such as the small joints in our hands) eventually leads to destruction of the cartilage, whose role is to provide a cushion between the bones ends.</p> <p>Once this cartilage starts to erode, fluid and inflammation build up in the joint, the bone ends become ragged and can even start to chip off, and eventually all that is left is bone rubbing against bone.</p> <p>The symptoms caused by this process vary depending on which joints are affected, but classically include:</p> <p>- Pain on movement, especially when getting out of bed in the morning, or, as in my grandma's case, after sitting or resting for a long time</p> <p>- Pain in the affected joints at rest</p> <p>- Swelling in and around the joints – this may be particularly evident in joints such as knees and hands</p> <p>- Weakness of the muscles around the joints</p> <p>- Creaking or crackling in the joints with movement</p> <p>- Restricted movement in the affected joints</p> <p>- Permanent deformity of the joints, especially evident if the fingers are affected.</p> <p>Sadly, there is no magic cure for avoiding OA, but knowing if you are at risk is important, as there are steps you can take to try and look after your joints.</p> <p>Although most of us will develop some degree of OA as we get older, there are definitely groups of people who are likely to be affected at a much younger age – these include those with a strong family history of OA, athletes who have "overused" their joints or had repeated injuries (the classic being rugby players who often need joint replacements in their 40s and 50s), people with high impact occupations such as farmers, and those who are obese as the extra weight puts more strain on ageing joints.</p> <p>If you think you fall into a high risk group, it's important to try and minimise the impact on your joints as much as you can – you can do this by altering what kind of exercise you do (for example water based activities are far less likely to cause a problem than running on a hard surface); ensuring you wear good, cushioned footwear at all times; reducing your weight if that is an issue; following a good "Mediterranean" diet high in olive oil, fruit, vegetables, fish and nuts; and avoiding injury where possible. Easier said than done I know.</p> <p>The other key piece of advice for anyone suffering from OA is to talk to a health professional early. The pain and immobility OA causes can have a huge impact on your life, and eventually may start to affect your mental well-being as well as your ability to function as you would like. You don't need to suffer to that extent and managing your symptoms early will lead to a much better quality of life.</p> <p>There are great options now for pain relief, most of which work best if they are used regularly, as well as good exercise regimes that will help ensure your joints stay mobile and functional for as long as possible. Alternative therapies such as acupuncture can help some people reduce the swelling and pain, and good physio or hydrotherapy can vastly improve functioning.</p> <p>If the "first line" treatments haven't worked, I would suggest you ask your doctor what else can be done – more invasive management includes steroid injections into the affected joints, surgery to "clean up" the wear and tear in a joint, or joint replacement where the affected joint is removed and replaced with an artificial one. The good news is that OA is an area where much research is happening, so the future will hopefully bring different treatment options that avoid the need for major surgery.</p> <p>If you or a loved one suffer from OA, or any other type of joint problem, I would highly recommend you get in touch with Arthritis Australia (<em><a href="https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/">www.arthritisaustralia.com.au</a></em>) – they are there to help, support, connect and advise and have a wealth of really useful resources.</p> <p><em>Written by Dr Cathy Stephenson. Republished with permission of <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/106397044/dr-cathy-stephenson-the-incredibly-common-disease-making-everyday-life-painful" target="_blank">Stuff.co.nz</a>.</em></p>

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How doctors know you're lying about how much you drink

<p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__intro sics-component__story__paragraph">It seems "Trust me, I'm a doctor" doesn't cut both ways. New research has found that 71 per cent of GPs think their patients, when asked about how much alcohol they drink, are economical with the truth.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">As someone who worked as a doctor for six years, to say we all think you're a bunch of liars with a can of petrol-strength lager hidden in every pocket is something of a misrepresentation. It's more that it's medically important that we know how much you're actually drinking, rather than how much you tell us you are.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">It's strange, perhaps, in a culture where the ability to down more beers than you can count on two hands is a badge of honour (or even a vote-winner, as William Hague apparently thought in 2000), that boozy pride tends to evaporate as soon as you walk into the waiting room. But we know you're embarrassed by it, and that you guilt-trip yourself over those six glasses of rosé you knocked back at the weekend.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph"><span>We know you don't really tot up every drink, or remember the recommended limits, and we know how easy it is to underestimate. We get it – just like people upgrade their CVs to make that summer job in Starbucks seem like they were running the company single-handedly.</span></p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">We're good at reading people; we meet a lot of you, often for very short periods of time, and we're not accusing you of lying.</p> <div class="sics-component__ad-space sics-component__ad-space--storybody "> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">But sometimes it's crucial, life-saving, even, that we don't take everything we're told at face value. </p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">So don't make our lives harder than they have to be. Being straight with us about the little things saves us all time and lets us get to the heart of the matter. Rest assured, you won't be the person who drinks the most in that morning's clinic – and that includes the doctor.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Doctors are human, and we totally get it. Don't forget, once we clock off we don't just go sit in a cupboard and recharge our batteries for the next day – sometimes we're the ones getting overly rosé-happy on a Friday night. We have lives, and families, and we know how scary it is to be a patient. Sometimes, we are the patients.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">We also make poor decisions, say the wrong things when we're stressed and get embarrassed. Don't underestimate the relief that comes from being open about your issues: the truth feels good once it's out there, so let's say it how it is. </p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph"><em>Written by Adam Kay. Republished by permission of <a href="https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/106276454/trust-me-doctors-know-youre-lying">Stuff.co.nz.</a></em></p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph"> </p> </div> <div class="sics-component__ad-space sics-component__ad-space--storybody "></div>

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Take the quiz: What type of eater are you?

<p>When it comes to losing weight, one in four Australians will fail. Many of us want to know why and what we can do about it. But the issue rarely lies with the diet — it lies with the dieter. Psychologist Dr Meg Arroll and respected journalist Louise Atkinson’s mutual interest in the psychology of dieting has led to them developing an effective strategy which allows readers to gain a deeper understanding of their eating habits, helping them to pick the right diet, stick to it more effectively, lose weight and actually keep it off – forever.</p> <p>So what type of eater are you? Are you a…</p> <ul> <li><strong>Rebel </strong>who’s either fully immersed in a diet or thoroughly ‘off message’</li> <li><strong>Scrambler </strong>forever nibbling, grazing, snacking on the hoof</li> <li><strong>Traditional </strong>adhering to deeply established dietary conventions</li> <li><strong>Gourmet </strong>who lives to entertain and indulge</li> <li><strong>Soother </strong>who finds comfort and solace in food</li> <li><strong>Magpie </strong>flitting from one sparkly new diet plan to another?</li> </ul> <p><strong><u>TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Which of these most closely describes your friendship style?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>My friends are <em>extremely </em>important to me, but I struggle to keep up</p> <p><strong>B </strong>I enjoy the company of people who share my interests</p> <p><strong>C </strong>I have a small number of very core ‘best’ friends</p> <p><strong>D </strong>My partner/family are my best friends</p> <p><strong>E </strong>I’m not too interested in making new friends, I stick close to my old buddies</p> <p><strong>F </strong>I enjoy meeting new people and building new friendships</p> <p><strong>What is your most-cherished dream?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>To live a fabulous life free from mundanity</p> <p><strong>B </strong>To achieve tip-top health</p> <p><strong>C </strong>To be truly, deeply happy</p> <p><strong>D </strong>To be mortgage- and debt-free and financially secure</p> <p><strong>E </strong>To be the best of the best in everything I do</p> <p><strong>F </strong>To get to the end of each day without some mini disaster</p> <p><strong>If you invite friends over for dinner you are most likely to serve up:</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>Fine food made from exquisite ingredients, laboriously prepared and beautifully presented</p> <p><strong>B </strong>A healthy and nutritious meal featuring the latest superfood ingredients</p> <p><strong>C </strong>A simple but delicious curry with rice, naan and all the trimmings</p> <p><strong>D </strong>Shepherd’s pie with peas/carrots or lasagne (with garlic bread)</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Steaks (preferably medium rare)</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Pre-prepared chicken/salmon breasts with bagged salad</p> <p><strong>When someone says CAKE do you think:</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>‘Which recipe is this? What are the ingredients?’</p> <p><strong>B </strong>‘Does it contain gluten? Sugar? Refined flour? Is it organic?’</p> <p><strong>C </strong>‘Mmmm, delicious!’</p> <p><strong>D </strong>‘If only I had a cup of tea to go with it’</p> <p><strong>E </strong>‘No thanks, I’m trying to be good . . . oh go on then’</p> <p><strong>F </strong>‘Can you wrap me a slice to go?’</p> <p><strong>How would you best describe your grocery shopping style?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>I like to browse independent delis and shop locally when possible</p> <p><strong>B </strong>I’m a fan of health food shops and the ‘free from’ aisles</p> <p><strong>C </strong>I find it hard to stick to my list and I’m easily tempted by offers</p> <p><strong>D </strong>I stick closely to my usual shopping list or my online ‘favourites’</p> <p><strong>E </strong>I’ll grab something at the express supermarket close to work</p> <p><strong>F </strong>I have an online food delivery every week and I’m always on the look-out for BOGOF deals</p> <p><strong>Which celebrity impresses you most?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>Barack Obama</p> <p><strong>B </strong>Gwyneth Paltrow</p> <p><strong>C </strong>Oprah Winfrey</p> <p><strong>D </strong>David Attenborough</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Bear Grylls</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Davina McCall</p> <p><strong>What kind of books do you prefer?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>World events/politics</p> <p><strong>B </strong>Literary prize winners</p> <p><strong>C </strong>Romance</p> <p><strong>D </strong>Celebrity autobiographies</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Personal development/specialist magazines</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Audio books</p> <p><strong>What movie genre is your favourite?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>A foreign film with subtitles</p> <p><strong>B </strong>True stories/docu-dramas</p> <p><strong>C </strong>Romantic comedies</p> <p><strong>D </strong>Classic action movies like James Bond</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Horror</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Sci-fi</p> <p><strong>What’s your preferred breakfast option?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>Homemade muffin warm from the oven or organic Greek yoghurt</p> <p><strong>B </strong>Green juice or smoothie</p> <p><strong>C </strong>Porridge</p> <p><strong>D </strong>Cornflakes or toast and jam/marmalade</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Protein shake</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Black coffee</p> <p><strong>Your perfect holiday would be:</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>The latest word in high-end luxury</p> <p><strong>B </strong>A fastidiously researched city break with a packed itinerary</p> <p><strong>C </strong>A super-chilled villa/beach/pool holiday</p> <p><strong>D </strong>The same place you love to go back to each year</p> <p><strong>E </strong>High-octane adventure/trekking</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Fun family holidays that involve inevitable compromise</p> <p><strong>What’s your perfect kind of car?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>Lexus (high-end luxury)</p> <p><strong>B </strong>Tesla (economical/environmentally sound)</p> <p><strong>C </strong>Volvo (super-safe)</p> <p><strong>D </strong>Land Rover 4x4 (practical/useful in all conditions)</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Porsche (sexy sports car)</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Ford S-Max (practical/useful)</p> <p><strong>What’s your confrontational style?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>What confrontation? I’m usually right</p> <p><strong>B </strong>I try to read the signs before working out the best option</p> <p><strong>C </strong>I’ll usually do anything necessary to find a swift resolution even if this means compromise</p> <p><strong>D </strong>I try to avoid conflict and keep things to myself if I can</p> <p><strong>E </strong>I’ve been known to flounce off in a huff</p> <p><strong>F </strong>I’m good at conflict resolution and sorting things out</p> <p><strong>What’s your preferred snack option?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>Smoked almonds or olives</p> <p><strong>B </strong>Granola bar</p> <p><strong>C </strong>Chocolate</p> <p><strong>D </strong>Biscuits</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Energy ball</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Diet cola</p> <p><strong>What would you typically choose for lunch on the hop?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>Homemade soup with sourdough bread and cold French butter</p> <p><strong>B </strong>A packaged salad</p> <p><strong>C </strong>A baked potato with cheese and baked beans</p> <p><strong>D </strong>Ham or cheese sandwich on sliced bread (pre-packed)</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Canteen meal or pub lunch</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Chocolate or a couple of biscuits</p> <p><strong>Chocolate of choice?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>Minimum 85% cocoa solids</p> <p><strong>B </strong>Cacao nibs</p> <p><strong>C </strong>Quality Street/Celebrations</p> <p><strong>D </strong>Cadbury’s Dairy Milk</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Chilli-infused chocolate</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Freddo, Finger of Fudge, fun-sized Milky Way</p> <p><strong>How do you best like to chill in your spare time?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>With friends, food and wine</p> <p><strong>B </strong>Reading or researching</p> <p><strong>C </strong>Box set/Netflix</p> <p><strong>D </strong>DIY/gardening</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Working towards my latest goal/challenge</p> <p><strong>F </strong>What spare time?</p> <p><strong>What’s your preferred work style?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>Entrepreneurial: I like to forge ahead and find new opportunities</p> <p><strong>B </strong>Flexible: I’m happy to balance work from home with the office</p> <p><strong>C </strong>Collaborative: I strive to ensure the team is happy and effective</p> <p><strong>D </strong>Conventional: I like a clear plan and set deadlines</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Managerial: I’m happiest when others let me take charge</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Eclectic/diverse: Some of my best work is done at night</p> <p><strong>What is your favourite tipple?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>Pastis/schnapps/brandy</p> <p><strong>B </strong>Obscure label gin</p> <p><strong>C </strong>Prosecco</p> <p><strong>D </strong>Whisky/Rioja</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Beer</p> <p><strong>F </strong>White wine (in a large glass)</p> <p><strong>What is your favourite drink on the go?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>Fresh ground coffee</p> <p><strong>B </strong>Smoothie</p> <p><strong>C </strong>Latte with a flavoured syrup</p> <p><strong>D </strong>Tea</p> <p><strong>E </strong>Energy drink</p> <p><strong>F </strong>Instant coffee</p> <p><strong>What do you look for in food labels?</strong></p> <p><strong>A </strong>I prefer to buy fresh artisan food which doesn’t have labels</p> <p><strong>B </strong>I scrutinise the labels looking for sugar derivatives, preservatives and gluten</p> <p><strong>C </strong>I rarely look at food labels</p> <p><strong>D </strong>I’m brand loyal for familiar names from my childhood (Heinz, Kraft, etc.) and I don’t tend to look at nutritional information.</p> <p><strong>E </strong>I’ll check protein content</p> <p><strong>F </strong>I’m more interested in price, offers and deals</p> <p><strong><u>RESULTS</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Mostly As: You could be a GOURMET</strong></p> <p>You love food – but not just any food. It has to be the finest you can find. The process of sourcing and preparing food is as important to you as the ingredients, and hosting well-catered parties is an outlet for your exuberant personality. You have a flair for storytelling and you are socially adept. Your curiosity and fascination also spans current affairs, politics, and you have a deep interest in those around you. Any negative issues with food and eating behaviour only appear because you find it incomprehensible not to consume the best food and drink – surely that’s what life is all about?</p> <p><strong>Mostly Bs: You could be a MAGPIE</strong></p> <p>Magpies love to experiment with sparkly new health approaches. You are a trendsetter in many things, moving on from the ‘next big thing’ before most of your friends have even heard of it. Your keen investigative skills spill over to all areas of life – you are the go-to person to organise holidays and you are flawless in planning and execution. You also keep an eye on all health news and file it away in your vast memory. The Magpie can quickly lose interest in one diet plan and switch to the next, causing confusion (and overeating), as well as diet fatigue.</p> <p><strong>Mostly Cs: You could be a SOOTHER</strong></p> <p>Soothers are highly intuitive, and you care deeply for those around you. You soak up other’s pain and heartache and, as a truly compassionate soul, you strive to make everyone happy. Food is truly comforting due to its neurochemical and rewarding effects that you don’t receive elsewhere, so you seek to self-soothe with food. This makes it very hard to resist carb-laden foods and stick to diets when feelings start to peek out from under the surface.</p> <p><strong>Mostly Ds: You could be a TRADITIONAL</strong></p> <p>As a Traditional, you hold your core values very dear. You have great respect for law and authority and you strive to ‘do the right thing’. You know what you like and what you don’t and you’re not comfortable taking risks. You do like the idea of adventure and spontaneity, but it takes quite a bit of persuading. Friendships and relationships might take longer to build, but once established they are secure. The Traditional sticks close to long-established patterns of eating and will be frustrated by changes in nutritional dogma and the fact that the old dietary rules and portion sizes no longer serve to keep you slim.</p> <p><strong>Mostly Es: You could be a REBEL</strong></p> <p>The Rebel is a very black and white thinker – success and goal-meeting are extremely important. You take everything to the max and you’re more than happy to lead by example. You’re no shirker, and you will exercise to the point of exhaustion, but you’ll think nothing of meeting friends in a bar afterwards and drinking double the calories you just burned in the gym. You’ll show exemplary willpower and stick to the toughest, most rigid diet plan – with impressive results – then blow everything on an all-you-can-eat buffet.</p> <p><strong>Mostly Fs: You could be a SCRAMBLER</strong></p> <p>The Scrambler is busy. Really busy. Whether you’re juggling young children, ageing parents, a demanding job, committee work, voluntary positions, you love the challenge of keeping all those plates spinning.</p> <p>For you, life would feel dull if every minute wasn’t a multi-tasking challenge. But amid all this organised chaos, it is all too easy to forget to take care of yourself – it can be tough to work out which plate you are going to have to drop to make room. With so little time for proper meals you graze and nibble your way through the day or find yourself starving and out of control in the evenings.</p> <p><em>This is an edited extract from </em>The Shrinkology Solution<em> by Dr Meg Arroll and Louise Atkinson published by Quadrille RRP $19.99 and is available where all good books are sold. </em>Find more: <span><a href="https://www.shrinkology.co.uk/">https://www.shrinkology.co.uk/</a></span></p>

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“I would be starving”: Michelle Bridges' tiny lunches criticised

<p>Former <em>The Biggest Loser</em> trainer Michelle Bridges is famous for her tough stance on health and fitness.</p> <p>But her latest promo of her new range of lunch boxes has fans questioning her small portion sizes.</p> <p>Taking to Instagram, Bridges shared photos of her homemade lunches – which look delicious but on the small side.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmcUTqUgVKn/?utm_source=ig_embed" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmcUTqUgVKn/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">Getting quite addicted to finding new and colourful combos for my take-to-works 😋🍽 Today's #5minutelunchbox is brought to you by hot smoked salmon (store bought but totes inspired to smoke my own this weekend @commandosteve 🐟), lemon hummus, leftover brown rice and fridgy bits and pieces. Looks good right 😎👌 #mblunchboxrevolution @woolworths_au @bigwaustralia</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/mishbridges/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank"> Michelle Bridges</a> (@mishbridges) on Aug 13, 2018 at 7:25pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmJ7NP9AJy7/?utm_source=ig_embed" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmJ7NP9AJy7/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">Had to take a snap 📸 of my #5minutelunchbox this morning, even though this caption will take me longer to write that it took me to put this together! Last night's quinoa (made a cup or so extra), chucked together with some fridge staples while I boiled a couple of eggs🥚🥚 #sosimple #mblunchboxrevolution @Woolworthsau @bigwaustralia Love Mish 💋❤️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/mishbridges/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank"> Michelle Bridges</a> (@mishbridges) on Aug 6, 2018 at 3:59pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl1rBNugK0z/?utm_source=ig_embed" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl1rBNugK0z/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">Today's #lunchsorted in 10 minutes this morning thanks to my MB Meal Prep Kits 🙌 Cauliflower 'fried' rice with vegetables, pan fried chicken breast and a very portion controlled serving of my incredibly moorish tamari seed mix from the pantry 😋 #mblunchboxrevolution @woolworths_au @bigwaustralia</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/mishbridges/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank"> Michelle Bridges</a> (@mishbridges) on Jul 29, 2018 at 7:13pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Many of Bridges’ followers commented on her tiny lunch photos, noting these portions would not keep them full throughout the day.</p> <p>“I would be staaaaarving still after eating that,” one person wrote. While others said “That would keep me going for about seven minutes” and “My 1 year old eats more than this.”</p> <p>Another wrote: “Love the colours these come in but I don’t think they are big enough!”</p> <p>However, many followers leaped to the personal trainer’s defence saying the smaller size would help them avoid overeating.</p> <p> “Where do you get these trays - they look perfect for portion control,” one commenter wrote.</p> <p>“Love these, hubby and I both use the set I bought to take our lunches to work,” another said.</p>

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Dentist reveals the “scary” impact of one gin and tonic

<p>A Sydney dentist has revealed the terrifying impact just one sugary beverage can have on teeth.</p> <p>Dr Lewis Ehrlich shared confronting before and after images, with the dentist saying carbonated drinks leave teeth with “more holes than Swiss cheese”.</p> <p>“You only get one set of adult teeth,” he said.</p> <p>“If these drinks can dissolve the hardest part of your body it’s scary to think what they would be doing elsewhere.”</p> <p>First, Dr Ehrlich shared a magnified photo of a healthy tooth with a “smooth” intact surface, after being exposed to still drinking water.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:269.140625px;" src="/media/7820273/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6ef92d32990c42eb8ebe66c707c50760" /></p> <p>He explained that when sugary and acidic beverages are consumed, it can damage tooth enamel and leave holes.</p> <p>He then shared an image of tooth enamel after drinking just one sweetened “sugar free Vodka cruiser”.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:269.140625px;" src="/media/7820274/2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9b4e77c818a24aedbcc820b3e5e3305f" /></p> <p>“There are more holes than Swiss cheese,” Dr Ehrlich said of the impact of this pH 3.2 beverage.</p> <p>Finally, the dentist showed how tooth enamel is impacted after drinking a very acidic pH 2.2 Gin and Tonic.</p> <p>“The enamel has seen better days after a late night,” he said.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:269.140625px;" src="/media/7820275/3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/78d4847f126a48ff8763cd59581d37a1" /></p> <p>Dr Ehrlich encouraged people to avoid “carbonated and sweetened drinks where possible” but gave some advice to those who couldn’t.</p> <p>“If you’re going to have them, drink them through <span style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit !important;">a (biodegradable) straw</span> and chase them with a water,” he said.</p> <p>“Wait at least 30 mins before brushing your teeth, and it’s not a bad idea to have some healthy food around to help stimulate saliva and protect those chompers.”</p>

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Erin Molan responds to Footy Show backlash over fat shaming: “I’m totally appalled”

<p>Erin Molan has responded to backlash from viewers of Channel 9’s Sunday Footy Show panel, after a segment was slammed for shaming former NRL forward Dave Taylor.</p> <p>The segment was intended to showcase a gutsy play from the athlete but instead, appeared to make fun of his size in an attempt of humour that backfired.</p> <p>Taylor, who played for the Canberra Raiders last season, was poked fun at for his appearance by the panel, which included Erin Molan, Peter Sterling and Brad Fittler.</p> <p>“He was a gun player in his day, wasn’t he?” asked host Molan.  </p> <p>NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler responded, “What an athlete.”</p> <p>Former Tigers player and co-host Joel Caine also joined in. </p> <p>“Well Dave, look, it’s a three-letter word, 'fit', OK, but it’s very easy to turn the ‘i’ into an ‘a’, that’s all I’m saying — get that ‘a’ back to an ‘i’,” he said.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7820225/0.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/320217e0fed6445893ecf2aa33a92546" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 373.9205526770294px;" src="/media/7820225/0.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/320217e0fed6445893ecf2aa33a92546" /></p> <p>After the backlash from viewers, host Erin Molan took to Twitter to share her regret over the segment.</p> <p>“Absolutely appalled by this,” she wrote.</p> <p>“Unreservedly apologise on behalf of the show to Dave Taylor. The panel were expecting this vision to show a gun try or big hit as our gusty play. There was no malice or intent to offend but that doesn’t matter. We are sorry.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Absolutely appalled by this. Unreservedly apologise on behalf of the show to Dave Taylor. The panel were expecting the vision to show a gun try or a big hit as our gutsy play. There was no malice or intent to offend but that doesn’t matter. We are sorry. <a href="https://t.co/wB4z5PggwO">https://t.co/wB4z5PggwO</a></p> — Erin Molan (@Erin_Molan) <a href="https://twitter.com/Erin_Molan/status/1028875032800387073?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 13, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Dave Taylor currently plays for the Central Queensland Capras for Queensland’s League and the CEO of the team, Peter White, hit back at the show after the episode aired.</p> <p>“Our club is proud to have Dave Taylor as part of our organisation and while Dave will be the first to admit he is not playing his best football, personal circumstances have affected his life this year,” White said.</p> <p>“Dave’s wellbeing is vitally important to us and I have no doubt next year we will see the best of him.</p> <p>“The Channel 9 Footy Show hosts comments are totally unprofessional to say the least, and they should rightfully so be feeling very ashamed of their behaviour.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BPOGNG3g151/?utm_source=ig_embed" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 62.4537037037037% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BPOGNG3g151/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">Tough session with this massive human @raiderscanberra</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/davetaylor091188/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank"> dave taylor</a> (@davetaylor091188) on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:50pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>A spokesman for Channel Nine also apologised to Dave Taylor.</p> <p>“Nine would like to apologise to former NRL player Dave Taylor for any offence caused by a segment on the Sunday Footy Show yesterday,” a spokesman for Channel Nine said.</p> <p>“We apologise to Dave Taylor for yesterday’s segment on the Sunday Footy Show.</p> <p>“It was not the intention of the show to embarrass him.</p> <p>“He’s been a wonderful rugby league player for many years, and through his playing and his personality off the field has contributed greatly to rugby league in this country.”</p> <p>Some viewers also agreed that the segment was harsh.</p> <p>“It's a cheap shot at a guy who has always been quite big. If his weight has blown out, it's no-one else's business but his own to be honest. Imagine if they'd taken aim at Erin Molan's weight/figure instead; they'd be an uproar to rival all uproars,” wrote one.</p> <p>“@Erin_Molan @JoelCaine absolutely disgusting fat shaming Dave Taylor, goes to show the double standards in the media industry. No wonder Australian men have the highest suicide rates in the world, should be sacked by @Channel9 but we know that won't happen,” added another.</p> <p>Do you think the segment crossed the line? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Why do we get nose bleeds?

<p><em><strong>David King is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland.</strong></em></p> <p>Nose bleeds, or epistaxes, are often a mystery to the <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK435997/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>60% of us</strong></span></a> who have had at least one in our lifetime. Suddenly, and without obvious cause, bright red blood starts streaming from one nostril.</p> <p>Usually they’re not something to worry about, but why we get them is not always clear.</p> <p><strong>What causes nose bleeds? </strong></p> <p>The nose is very prone to bleeding. This is because of the important role it plays in warming and humidifying the air we breathe. Large numbers of small blood vessels lie just under a thin layer of skin, as a heat exchange mechanism for air going to the lungs.</p> <p>A number of things can cause those vessels to rupture and the nose to bleed.</p> <p>A blow to the face may lead to a nose bleed, with or without a fractured nose.</p> <p>Nasal infections and dryness are known to increase the frequency of bleeds. In one study, people who got nose bleeds were <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="https://journals.lww.com/jcraniofacialsurgery/Abstract/2014/11000/Epistaxis_and_Staphylococcus_aureus_Colonization.91.aspx">seven times more likely</a></strong></span> to have staphylococcal bacteria in their nose than than their peers who didn’t get nose bleeds.</p> <p>Very hot or cold weather may increase the likelihood of nose bleeds, with low levels of humidity making this worse. One study from the United States showed <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0194599816667295">40% more attendances</a></strong></span> to the emergency department for nose bleeds in winter, while nose bleeds in <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26070824"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>parts of Africa</strong></span></a> are higher in the hot, dry season.</p> <p>Depending on the location of the ruptured blood vessels, the bleed is classified as anterior (the front part of the nose) or posterior (the back part of the nose). The blood from an anterior bleed will predominantly flow out of the nostrils, while with a posterior bleed, much of the blood will end up in the throat to be spat up or swallowed.</p> <p>Occasionally, the cause of vomiting up blood can be traced to a nose bleed the person wasn’t aware of.</p> <p><strong>Higher risk groups</strong></p> <p>Nose bleeds are common in young children, where it is usually mild and from the front of the nose.</p> <p>A <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29224751">study of children</a></strong></span> presenting to a US emergency department showed the majority had stopped bleeding before they were assessed by the doctor. Of the small number who required treatment, 93% settled easily with simple treatments, such as pressure to the front of the nose.</p> <p>Young children also have a tendency to pick at “scabs” in the nose – consisting of dried mucus and dead cells – exposing shallow blood vessels just under the inflamed skin.</p> <p>The second peak is in the over-65 age group, where the nose bleed may be more severe.</p> <p>In this group, nose bleeds may be indicative of a <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28821888">more serious health problem</a></strong></span> such as bleeding disorders and chronic sinus infections. Rarer causes include <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21806856">local cancers</a></strong></span> and leukaemia.</p> <p>Bleeding due to blood thinning medication, or sometimes as a side effect of <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28821888">nasal steroid sprays</a></strong></span>, are becoming more common.</p> <p>Bleeding from the back of the nose, while less common overall, is more likely to occur in older people. It’s also likely to be more difficult to control and may continue for many hours.</p> <p>Extensive blood loss may occasionally lead to anaemia or require a transfusion. The risk of death from nose bleeds is extremely low. Out of 2.4 million deaths in the US in 1999, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/statab/vs00199wktbli.pdf">four were due</a></strong></span> to nose bleeds. Often the nose bleed has simply complicated other existing medical conditions.</p> <p><strong>What to do</strong></p> <p>Not knowing how long your nose will continue to bleed and the amount of blood lost can be disconcerting. But people generally overestimate blood loss.</p> <p>Most <a href="http://www.health.vic.gov.au/edfactsheets/downloads/nosebleeds-epistaxis.pdf"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>first aid recommendations</strong></span></a> are fairly consistent. They suggest the patient should be quietly seated, leaning forward (to avoid swallowing blood) and applying pressure to the front, soft part of the nose.</p> <p>If the bleeding is severe, persists for more than 30 minutes, or is caused by a blow to the head or side effects of medication, see a doctor.</p> <p>Doctors will use various methods to apply pressure directly to the site of the bleeding. These include packing the nose with a long thread of ribbon gauze material soaked in medication to constrict blood vessels, or the use of balloon catheters (small balloons inserted into the nostrils).</p> <p>If you have recurrent minor bleeds, try nasal decongestant sprays or nasal lubricants such as petroleum jelly (Vaseline).</p> <p>The other approach is to seal the bleeding vessels with chemical (such as silver nitrate applicators) or heat cauterisation. But cauterisation is painful and a <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004461.pub3/abstract">systematic review</a></strong></span> of treatments showed it’s no more effective than antibiotic cream or petroleum jelly.</p> <p>Sesame oil based nasal sprays have shown benefit in <a href="https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaotolaryngology/fullarticle/482595"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>small trials</strong></span></a> in the lubrication of dry noses. This may assist in controlling crusting that’s associated with nose bleeds. But sesame oils are yet to be comprehensively assessed for this purpose.</p> <p>Simple nose bleeds can usually be managed with simple treatments. If recurrent or serious then a search for the underlying cause is needed to guide effective treatment.</p> <p><em>Written by David King. Republished with permission of<strong><a href="https://theconversation.com"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> The Conversation.</span></a> </strong></em></p> <p><img style="border: none !important; box-shadow: none !important; margin: 0 !important; max-height: 1px !important; max-width: 1px !important; min-height: 1px !important; min-width: 1px !important; opacity: 0 !important; outline: none !important; padding: 0 !important; text-shadow: none !important;" src="https://counter.theconversation.com/content/97367/count.gif?distributor=republish-lightbox-advanced" alt="The Conversation" width="1" height="1" /></p>

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We asked five experts: Is cheese bad for you?

<p>Almost everyone loves a good Vegemite and cheese sandwich or some brie with a glass of wine. But the evidence seems to shift about whether or not cheese should be part of a healthy diet.</p> <p>Most types of cheese contain salt and saturated fat, but it’s also high in protein and calcium, so what’s the verdict?</p> <p>We asked five experts if cheese is bad for our health. And five out of five experts said NO. </p> <p><strong><span class="heading">Clare Collins, </span><span class="expertise">Nutritionist – Answer: </span><span class="response">No</span></strong></p> <p>"Unless you’re part of the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/lookup/4364.0.55.007main+features12011-12" target="_blank">4.5% of Australians</a><span> </span>with a cow’s milk protein or dairy product allergy, eating cheese can be consistent with good health, and a tasty way to boost your protein, calcium and vitamin B12 intake.</p> <p>"The Australian Guide To Healthy Eating recommends two to three serves of dairy foods per day (or four serves for women over 50 years), with a serve equivalent to about 40 grams (about the size of a matchbox) of full fat or reduced fat cheese. The reduced fat option helps reduce your<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/food-essentials/five-food-groups/milk-yoghurt-cheese-andor-their-alternatives-mostly-reduced-fat" target="_blank">total kilojoule intake</a>.</p> <p>"When it comes to specific heart health risks, the question of whether to eat full fat or reduced fat has not been adequately addressed. A<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29564646" target="_blank">review published in 2018</a><span> </span>identified four studies that looked at cheese intake and found a<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/your-heart/heart-conditions/what-is-coronary-heart-disease" target="_blank">lower risk of heart disease</a><span> </span>as cheese intake increased. Having moderate amounts of cheese regularly is consistent with good health."</p> <p><strong><span class="heading">Evangeline Mantzioris, </span><span class="expertise">Dietician - Answer: No</span></strong></p> <p>"Cheese contains a variety of nutritious components which need to be considered. Most of the components – calcium, protein and saturated fats – are also in other dairy products. Calcium is important for reducing the risk of osteoporosis and protein is required for synthesis and repair of tissues. These two provide clear benefits to our health. The saturated fat in cheese is more controversial in terms of its role in the development of heart disease. But the consensus from<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/div-classtitledairy-consumption-and-cvd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysisdiv/077820003592691D3E346A1C8EFE50DC" target="_blank">large studies</a><span> </span>is that cheese is neutral – that is, it neither has a positive or negative effect.</p> <p>"Cheese is also a fermented food, containing bacteria or yeast, which contribute to healthy microbiomes. But remember a serve of cheese (40g) has about 500-650kj, so stick to the guidelines of consuming three serves of dairy per day and including some of these as cheese – if you like it. If you're trying to reduce weight or have existing heart disease, check with your doctor."</p> <p><strong>Rebecca Reynolds, Nutritionist - Answer: No</strong></p> <p>"Cheese is a good food. It's an important source of beneficial nutrients for omnivores and vegetarians, such as calcium.<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/4364.0.55.007~2011-12~Main%20Features~Milk%20products%20and%20dishes~721" target="_blank">One third of Australians consume cheese</a><span> –</span> mostly hard cheeses, such as cheddar. Dairy products and their alternatives (such as soy-based cheese) are a core recommended food group in the Australian Dietary Guidelines, although it's advised people aged two years and over consume reduced-fat alternatives (such as reduced-fat cheddar cheese - although only 15% of cheese consumed is reduced-fat).</p> <p>"This is because fat is an energy-dense nutrient and lots of us are overweight, and because a lot of the fat in cheese is the ‘bad’ saturated fat. But<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5867544/" target="_blank">some evidence suggests </a>dairy is either neutral or beneficial to heart health – including full-fat products.</p> <p>"Cheese is also high in protein, which our bodies need. Some negative aspects of cheese include its higher salt content, the food poisoning risk of some varieties posed to pregnant women, and the ethical aspects involved in its production (cow and bobby calf welfare, greenhouse gas emissions and fair pay to dairy farmers)."</p> <div class="responseButton no"> <div class="buttonItems"><strong><span class="heading">Regina Belski, </span><span class="expertise">Dietician – Answer: No </span></strong></div> </div> <div class="responseText show"> <p>"Cheese can be a healthy part of the diet, but not all cheeses are created equal and we don’t need to eat a whole wheel of brie in one sitting. According to the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, a serve is about 40g of hard cheese like cheddar and about half a cup of ricotta. Next time you’re at the supermarket look at the back of three different cheeses and see what you are actually eating, what are the ingredients? How much sodium, saturated fat and calcium does it contain? Then pick the best out of the three choices – more calcium, less sodium, less saturated fat and enjoy in moderation."</p> <div class="responseButton no"> <div class="buttonItems"><strong><span class="heading">Yutang Wang, </span><span class="expertise">Biomedical Scientist – Answer: No</span></strong></div> </div> <div class="responseText show"> <p>"Cheese is one of the most ancient foods for humans and has been part of our diet for several thousands of years. Cheese is rich in proteins and fat which provide important building blocks (amino acids and fatty acids) for our body. It also contains many other important ingredients, including vitamins and minerals, all of which are needed to maintain good health.</p> <p>"So far, there are no studies showing cheese consumption is associated with heart disease. Although industrial trans-fat increases the risk of heart disease, the natural trans-fat contained in cheese does not. Although cheese contains saturated fat, we're not sure this is what clogs arteries. Even though cheese itself is not bad for us, we should avoid it if travelling to tuberculosis-endemic countries where pasteurisation is not enforced (such as Nigeria)."</p> </div> <p><em>Written by Alexandra Hansen. Republished with permission of <a href="https://theconversation.com/we-asked-five-experts-is-cheese-bad-for-you-98156">The Conversation</a>.  </em></p> </div> <div class="profileLink"></div>

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Body language experts analyse the Queen’s relationship with her grandchildren

<p>She might be the Queen to the world, but to her <strong><u><a href="http://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/2017/04/prince-williams-adorable-nickname-for-the-queen/">grandchildren she’s simply “gan-gan” or “granny”.</a></u></strong></p> <p>With eight grandchildren (from her four children), we wonder what the Queen is like as a grandmother. <strong><u><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXi1vjJpenQ">Prince William has previously said</a></u></strong>: "She works very hard and she sees her service as important but behind closed doors, she worries and minds an awful lot about the rest of the family. She makes sure everyone is happy and finding their own path in terms of success." </p> <p>And body language experts back up Prince William’s assertion, with Susan Constantine, human behavioural expert and author of <em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Idiots-Guide-Reading-Language/dp/161564248X?tag=goodhousekeeping_auto-append-20&amp;ascsubtag=%5bartid|10055.a.48025%5bsrc|"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The Complete Idiot's Guide to Reading Body Language</strong></span></a>, </em>telling <strong><u><a href="https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/a22607539/queen-elizabeth-grandchildren-body-language/">GoodHousekeeping</a></u></strong>: “It's incredible how attentive, hands-on, and engaging she is given the fact that she has a royal rulebook to follow."</p> <p><iframe width="320" height="240" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yb9MIJIjW3k?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Captured in the early 1990s, this video of Her Majesty with Zara Phillips, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie at Balmoral in Scotland shows the Queen being a typical grandma.</p> <p>"This particular instance is striking because she throws her 'royal body bubble' out the window and gets close with her grandkids," Patti Wood, body language expert and author of <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Snap-Making-Impressions-Language-Charisma/dp/1577319397?tag=goodhousekeeping_auto-append-20&amp;ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10055.a.47552%5Bsrc%7C">SNAP: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma</a></em></strong></span> tells GoodHousekeeping.</p> <p>"Normally, we see the Queen in front and a few steps ahead of everyone else but here, she steps back and lets the kids lead the way," Wood continues.</p> <p><iframe width="320" height="240" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MI9KUymMybk?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>When the whole family is together however, it’s clear the Queen is in charge. While taking the official royal Christmas photo in 1990, the Queen is the one that shoos the photographers away and put her grandchildren in place.</p> <p>"The mums – Duchess of York and Princess Diana – step aside and let the Queen take over the parenting role, which is interesting to see," says Constantine.</p> <p>But the Queen has always had a close relationship with her grandchildren – and now, great-grandchildren.</p> <p>Just look at her with her very first grandchild – Peter Phillips. "Her movements such as bending forward and reaching out her hand are purposeful," explains Constantine. "She wants to be connected to the newborn but the royal standards simply hold her back from being as affectionate as she'd like to be."</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-peter-young-1533072980.png?crop=1xw:0.9997671169073126xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" alt="queen elizabeth with grandchildren" title="Queen Elizabeth with Grandchildren" data-srcset="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-peter-young-1533072980.png?crop=1xw:0.9997671169073126xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-peter-young-1533072980.png?crop=1xw:0.9997671169073126xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" /></p> <p>Or this adorably casual moment with Zara Tindall in June 1984.</p> <p>"You can sense just how relaxed the two of them are. It's evident that the Queen isn't afraid to show emotional connection despite the public setting," Constantine says.</p> <p>"The physical closeness between the two is a type of 'heart intimacy,' which is a telling sign of their close bond," adds Wood.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-zara-young-1533072974.jpg?crop=0.9997216035634744xw:1xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" alt="queen elizabeth with grandchildren" title="Queen Elizabeth with Grandchildren" data-srcset="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-zara-young-1533072974.jpg?crop=0.9997216035634744xw:1xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-zara-young-1533072974.jpg?crop=0.9997216035634744xw:1xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" /></p> <p>These close relationships have continued as the grandchildren have grown into adults.</p> <p>The Queen’s pursed lips when she goes in for a peck with her grandchildren actually has positive meaning behind it.</p> <p>"To feel close to someone and allow the body to completely focus on the moment, people may tightly close their eyes or lips," explains Constantine. "Here, the Queen's pursed lips indicate that she's deep in thought and feeling strong emotion."</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-harry-kiss-1533072977.png?crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" alt="queen elizabeth with grandchildren" title="Queen Elizabeth with Grandchildren" data-srcset="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-harry-kiss-1533072977.png?crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-harry-kiss-1533072977.png?crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" /></p> <p> </p> <p>And even though the Princess Beatrice of York isn’t a working royal, it’s clear that the Queen still loves her granddaughter, as evidenced by both their wide smiles.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-beatrice-smiling-1533072976.png?crop=0.99975xw:1xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" alt="queen elizabeth with grandchildren" title="Queen Elizabeth with Grandchildren" data-srcset="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-beatrice-smiling-1533072976.png?crop=0.99975xw:1xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-beatrice-smiling-1533072976.png?crop=0.99975xw:1xh;center,top&amp;resize=480:*" /></p> <p>"Beatrice, in particular, has all teeth on deck," Constantine tells us. " Even while putting on her gloves, the Queen is looking directly at her granddaughter and completely engaging in the moment."</p> <p>Ultimately, although the Queen may have an unconventional relationship with her grandchildren, she dearly loves them.  </p> <p>"Their relationship, while different than the idealized concept, may be peculiar to us but it's <em>their</em> normal," explains Wood. "Regardless, there's a genuine joy in her face when she's with her grandchildren and that's all that matters."</p>

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Fans outraged at Australian Ninja Warrior grand final

<p>Fans of <em>Australian Ninja Warrior</em> took to social media to slam the show for once again failing to produce a winner for the second year in a row.</p> <p>In order to claim the $200,000 prize money and be crowned Australia’s first Ninja Warrior, a contestant has to complete the eight obstacles in Stage 2 in less than two minutes 45 seconds, then six obstacles in Stage 3 and then finally climb a 22-metre rope to the top of Mt Midoriyama in less than 30 seconds.</p> <p>And just like in season one, not a single competitor was able to make it past the second stage in <em>Australia Ninja Warrior.</em></p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">No winner on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NinjaWarrior?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NinjaWarrior</a> ? What a stupid course! Surely they could set a course that requires more balance and agility than just brute arm strength. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/lame?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#lame</a> Get a woman to set it next time <a href="https://twitter.com/Channel9?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Channel9</a></p> — Elsa Evers (@elsa_la_guerita) <a href="https://twitter.com/elsa_la_guerita/status/1024254429988450304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">2 years in a row and no prize winner, anticlimax to the max. At least give the leader some cash <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NinjaWarrior?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NinjaWarrior</a></p> — Justin Morley (@alanlength) <a href="https://twitter.com/alanlength/status/1024254829198069761?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">That was THE most anticlimactic season finale ever. A course so difficult literally NO ONE makes it thru? What a flop. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NinjaWarrior?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NinjaWarrior</a></p> — Allie (@heyheyitsalliej) <a href="https://twitter.com/heyheyitsalliej/status/1024252934333198336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Absolutely stupid that their fastest 3 has to compete in the rain! Completely unfair - and what’s the point if no one wins? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NinjaWarriorAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NinjaWarriorAU</a></p> — Jessica Smart (@jesssmart_) <a href="https://twitter.com/jesssmart_/status/1024253466816827393?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Who wants to watch a show where no one wins though like...it’s disappointing and there’s literally only one shot left to win so ??? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NinjaWarrior?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NinjaWarrior</a></p> — gay space princess (@alllydia) <a href="https://twitter.com/alllydia/status/1024251886327590913?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>On Tuesday night’s grand finale, Ninja Warrior’s most popular contestant Sam Goodall collapsed on course and was forced to retire hurt.</p> <p>Before the course, Sam had warned producers that he was struggling with the effects of Ross River virus, which he contracted months before the show was filmed.</p> <p>“I am concerned that my health is going to be a problem,” Goodall said in a piece to camera.</p> <p>“This Ross River virus has just really smashed me … Even though I’m not feeling as strong, I think if I put my mind to it, I’ll be able to push the body further than it wants to go.”</p> <p>Sam made it through the first two obstacles in Stage 2 of the grand final course, but fatigue set in and he only just managed to complete the Spider Jump.</p> <p>“It looks like he’s in some trouble,” host Ben Fordham said.</p> <p>Sam then dramatically buckled to his knees as his wife Rachael pleased with him to abandon the course.</p> <p>“Darling, you won’t be able to do it,” she said. “Just have a rest.”</p> <p>Unable to stand, Sam had to leave the competition.</p> <p>“This is such an upsetting way for Sam Goodall to finish season two on <em>Australian Ninja Warrior</em>,” host Rebecca Maddern said.</p> <p>Rob Patterson, an engineering student, technically finished in first place by going the farthest and fastest in the course, but was unable to finish the Unstable Bridge which was the 7th obstacle in Stage 2.</p> <p>In second and third place was Bryson Klein and Alex Bigg respectively who also made it to the Unstable Bridge.</p> <p> </p>

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Duchess Meghan’s strict new bedtime rule

<p>We learned this week that Meghan Markle has a number of <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/health/body/the-strict-pregnancy-rules-duchess-meghan-must-follow-if-she-has-children">pregnancy rules</a> she must follow, in the event she and Prince Harry start a family – including the rule that baby showers are not allowed.</p> <p>Now, there’s another tradition the new Duchess of Sussex must get accustomed to, and it’s her new royal bedtime.</p> <p>According to one of the Queen’s private secretaries, Sir William Heseltine, whenever members of the royal family stay with the Queen, they must wait until Her Majesty herself retires to bed before the rest of the royal family members may also call it a night.</p> <p>If anyone did go to bed before the Queen, Sir William explained it would be considered “bad form”, revealing in an interview for a book called <em>The Royals In Australia</em> that “nobody felt it right to go to bed before the Queen did”.</p> <p>It’s yet another royal rule in a long list of traditions that Prince Harry’s new wife Meghan must become accustomed to, and it was one particular rule that her late mother-in-law Princess Diana struggled with.</p> <p>Sir William revealed, “For Diana the long royal evenings were agony.”</p> <p>He continued, “There’d be an hour or so in the sitting room of everyone sitting around making conversation, and nobody felt it right to go to bed before the Queen did.</p> <p>“And Diana was driven to such extremes that she’d excuse herself and go to bed, which was thought to be rather bad form, going to bed before the Queen.”</p> <p>What do you think about this bedtime rule the royal family members must follow? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.</p>

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Warning against pedicures after woman almost loses leg

<p>A woman in America has warned of the dangers of getting a pedicure at a nail salon after almost losing her leg.</p> <p>Tracy Lynn Martinez suffered a serious infection in her foot and leg after indulging in a pedicure at a local salon, which she claims was caused by a callus cutter.</p> <p>"I just wanted to share my story to save someone from going [through] what I'm going through or even death," Martinez wrote on Facebook.</p> <p>Martinez believed the "grade A salon" in Winston Salem to be very clean.</p> <p>"The whirlpool baths have the disposable bags, and they bring the new fresh tools in a new bag," she said in her Facebook post, "but also bring a nice bacteria infected callus cutter too."</p> <p>Martinez visited the nail salon on June 22 for her pedicure and the next day, was suffering nauseousness, chills and vomiting. She attempted to sleep off the symptoms of what she thought was the beginning of a cold, but by June 24 – just two days after the pedicure – she had no strength, lack of balance and her leg had swollen to a huge size.</p> <p>She continued explaining on her post on Facebook, "I am [in an] ambulance to the Emergency Room to find out [if] I am toxic and have a serious case of cellulitis caused by a strep infection in my blood stream caused by the scrapes on the outside of my heel from the callus cutter."</p> <p>Martinez added, "I have been through hell, pain, shock, all of it.... But I want to raise awareness. Say NO to the callus cutters/shavers."</p> <p>The 35-year-old has since discovered that callus cutters are not permitted in nail salons in North Carolina, writing, "There is no way to properly disinfect this tool to continually [use] on people. I no longer recommend pedicures but definitely say NO to these callus shavers if you do go!"</p> <p>She is still recovering from the infection after a two-week stint in hospital and is required to take medication for the next 3 months. Martinez explained that she will also have to wear compression stockings for the rest of her life, to protect herself from another infection, as well as take a separate medication for life.</p> <p>"Every day was a new chapter of what was going to happen to my leg. Was I going to lose my leg? Was I going to lose my life?" Martinez shared.</p> <p>Do you regularly get pedicures at nail salons? Tell us in the comments below.</p>

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New test results: Bottled water is LESS healthy than tap water

<p>You could be doing more harm than good by choosing “pure and natural” bottled water over tap water, as new figures reveal some bottled water contain dangerous levels of acid.</p> <p>Water straight from the tap ranked among the best quality for drinking in Australia when compared to market leading water brands like Pump and Mount Franklin.</p> <p>In the season two premiere of ABC’s <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em><a href="http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/war-on-waste/">War on Waste</a></em></strong></span> popular water brands were put to the test, comparing them to Gold Coast water in a Griffith University’s testing labs.</p> <p>Australian tap water is well-regulated to ensure it’s safe to drink but bottled water is classified as a food product and not subject to the same controls, which means quality can vary depending on the brand.</p> <p>Tests show that when it came to mineral content, calcium and magnesium, tap water had the highest concentration out of all brands, except Fiji.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/3ed09c3e766146edd3aa1646ddf78e12" alt="The first test revealed Gold Coast tap water had higher levels of minerals than several of the brands. Picture: ABC" width="650" height="366" /></p> <p>Water scientist Dr Fred Leusch also looked at the pH levels or acidity, with a seven being neutral and any number below considered too acidic and potentially harmful for teeth enamel.</p> <p>Tests found three popular bottled waters – Mount Franklin, Mount Franklin lightly sparkling and Pump – contained below safe levels of PH, respectively 4.8, 3.7 and 4.6.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/ebef3dbd9cdb9f61c181ec8787db17dd" alt="The red coloured figures show the brands that had higher acidity because they were below the neutral level. Picture: ABC" width="650" height="366" /></p> <p>“Below four is something that does damage your enamel,” Dr Leusch said.</p> <p>“We’re in the range of Coke and coffee — we know these are not great for our teeth.</p> <p>“Tap water should really be marketed as mineral water.”</p> <p>Last night’s episode of <em>War on Waste</em> also highlighted how Sydney-based Nature’s Best is essentially charging customers for packaging, as the water, although treated, comes straight from the tap.</p> <p>Labelled as “pure, safe, Australian water”, Dr Leusch said: “I find the name ironic — Nature’s Best, pure, safe Australian — it’s an acknowledgment that tap water’s safe,” he said.</p> <p>“In the end, I reckon when you’re buying this, most of the cost is the plastic container. What’s inside is just worth 0.1 of a cent.”</p> <p>For people who avoid fluoride in their water, it’s in the bottled stuff too, with the tests finding all bottled water containing some fluoride.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/349aa96d1222c41cae7f4c435b70146f" alt="Even bottled water had fluoride in it, with the Nature’s Best brand having slightly more than the tap water. Picture: ABC" width="650" height="366" /></p> <p>“It’s a chemical found in rocks and so if that groundwater has been in contact with fluoride containing rocks, it will have naturally higher concentrations of fluoride.”</p> <p>Dr Leusch said it was easy for people to get confused and fall for market “gimmicks” used to persuade them into buying things they don't truly need.     </p> <p>“All our water is eventually from the same place, it’s a closed cycle,” he said.</p> <p>“The water that fills our rivers is actually sometimes fed from the ground, sometimes fed from rainwater — it’s all the same water in the end.</p> <p>“Because they’re regulated as food the words can have a very specific meaning — spring water must really mean it’s sourced from groundwater. Pure water is more generic than that and it can actually be tap water that has been filtered and bottled into this.”</p> <p> </p>

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Simone Callahan reflects on marriage to Shane Warne: “I didn’t really enjoy that time”

<p>Simone Callahan has opened up about her 10-year marriage to Shane Warne, with the famed cricketer's ex-wife revealing she “didn't really enjoy that time in the spotlight”.</p> <p>Speaking to <em>A Current Affair</em> on Monday night, she revealed: “The person I wanted to be was suppressed a little bit, through everything that happened.”</p> <p>She added: "I tend to shy away from all of it.”</p> <p>Describing herself as "more introverted than extroverted", the 48-year-old said she never liked the attention that came with being one half of Australia's most famous couple, particularly after Warne’s high-profile string of affairs.</p> <p>But the mum-of-three says that part of life is all behind her now, and that yoga has helped her become the happiest she's ever been.</p> <p>“I just used to see yogis and see pictures and thought they looked so peaceful and calm, and I wanted to feel that way," she told <em>A Current Affair</em>. "It's been very good for me, for calming myself."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlYtg9JnCj6/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlYtg9JnCj6/" target="_blank">Strengthen yourself no one else can do it for you 🙏🏻🦅🌴🌻🏹🧘‍♀️⚓️💜🕉☯️#yoga#strength</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/simonecallahan/" target="_blank"> Simone Callahan</a> (@simonecallahan) on Jul 18, 2018 at 1:32pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Callahan has quickly amassed thousands of fans from around the world on her Instagram, with many impressed with her daily motivational yoga videos.</p> <p>"I've been surprised by the feedback that I have had on Instagram," she said. "It's a really good tool with connecting with people."</p> <p>The former WAG, who is now a Melbourne yoga teacher, credits the discipline for helping her overcome the pain of her divorce.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlggxWslObQ/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlggxWslObQ/" target="_blank">When your body surrenders to movement your soul remembers its dance... Gabrielle Roth 🧘‍♀️🧡🙏🏻#yoga#movement#soul#dance#iloveyoga</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/simonecallahan/" target="_blank"> Simone Callahan</a> (@simonecallahan) on Jul 21, 2018 at 2:02pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"It definitely brings happiness, because you're aligning the mind with the body and everything is working as it should be, it gives you a sense of calmness,” she said.</p>

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The strict pregnancy rules Duchess Meghan must follow if she has children

<p>While the world hopes newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan will one day soon have children, the royal couple are certainly under no obligation.</p> <p>But if they do decide to follow in Prince William and Kate’s footsteps, and start their own brood, there are royal pregnancy rules Harry and Meghan will be expected to follow.</p> <p><strong>1. The gender is kept a secret</strong></p> <p>While it’s not known whether the parents find out the sex of the baby before it’s born, the world didn’t know the gender of any of Prince William and Kate’s babies until their births were officially announced. Royal reports claim William and Kate didn’t know the gender of Prince Louis before he was born.</p> <p><strong>2. Absolutely no overseas travel</strong></p> <p>While Kate made many public appearances during all three of her pregnancies, once she passed her debilitating morning sickness, she never travelled abroad. The only time she has broken royal protocol was when she travelled to Sweden and Norway earlier this year during her pregnancy with Prince Louis, to accompany Prince Harry.</p> <p><strong>3. Strictly no baby showers</strong></p> <p>Baby showers aren’t generally a tradition in England to begin with. But royal expert Victoria Arbiter also explains that, considering the royal family are “very wealthy … a lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate.”</p> <p><strong>4. Royal midwives</strong></p> <p>Another tradition when it comes to royal pregnancies is to have midwives by the mother-to-be’s side during the labour and delivery. It was reported that Kate had three, and they were all sworn to secrecy.</p> <p><strong>5. The first person told when royal baby is born</strong></p> <p>It’s no surprise that the Queen is the first person to hear about the new royal arrival before anyone else. It’s royal protocol that Her Majesty is told the good news on an encrypted phone.</p> <p><strong>6. Why the baby will have many names</strong></p> <p>A lot of thought goes into a royal baby’s name and names are usually chosen that have special meaning. The monikers are usually traditional and picked from their own family tree.</p>

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Turia Pitt’s brutally honest confession about breastfeeding

<p>Inspirational burns survivor and motivational speaker, Turia Pitt, has remained brutally honest about the journey of motherhood since announcing the news of her pregnancy last year.</p> <p>Now, Turia has shared a candid photo showing how her body has been affected since breastfeeding her son, Hakavai Hoskin.</p> <p>In the photo shared on her Instagram story, Turia is wearing a bikini top which is filled out on one side and gaping on the other.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 295.1070336391437px; height:500px;" src="/media/7819891/1.jpg?width=295.1070336391437&amp;height=500" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1d4f1696635947b7b8f9f58a30689d26" /></p> <p>"Retired,” Turia wrote over the photo, with an arrow pointing to her smaller boob.</p> <p>“Very much at work,” she wrote next to the visibly bigger one.</p> <p>The first-time mum’s honest sense of humour has been praised by fans for her relatability.</p> <p>Turia and her partner, Michael Hoskin, welcomed their baby boy into the world last year in December, six years after she suffered burns to more than 60 per cent of her body.</p> <p>Since the shocking accident, which saw her trapped in a bush fire in Western Australia, Turia has become an author and motivational speaker, gaining an online following of over 830,000 people.</p> <p>In March, she told <a href="https://au.be.yahoo.com/turia-pitts-brutally-honest-post-breastfeeding-122434042.html"><strong><u>Yahoo! 7</u></strong></a> that is was easy to feel “overwhelmed” by becoming a mum.</p> <p>“It’s easy to get stressed and overwhelmed when your baby is crying or not sleeping, and get in that loop of ‘oh, if he doesn’t sleep now, then he won’t sleep later, and then I won’t sleep well tonight, which will make tomorrow stressful etc,'" she said.</p> <p>“But that doesn’t help anyone! So I’m trying to stay in the present moment – and enjoy all of it,” Turia added. </p>

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Ita Buttrose gets defensive as the Today Extra panel discuss her sex life

<p>She’s used to asking the tough questions, but the tables were turned on Ita Buttrose during a panel discussion on Friday's episode of <em>Today Extra.</em> <br /><br />During a debate about a blogger's opinion that men prefer “debt-free virgins without tattoos”, the 76-year-old became defensive when asked about her own sex life <br /><br />Prue MacSween pointed out that the former Cleo editor once committed herself to celibacy. <br /><br />“Ita was known as the woman who had never had sex!” she said. <br /><br />“Don't be ridiculous, I had two children,” Ita snapped back.  <br /><br /><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fiwakeupwithtoday%2Fvideos%2F2101902129844441%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=560" width="560" height="432" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe><br />Ita explained that she had chosen to abstain from sex in the ‘80s as part of a health campaign amid the HIV/AIDS epidemic. <br /><br />“You shouldn't sleep around and a lot of us had signed the celibacy pact,” she said. “I did not sign it for life.” <br /><br /><strong><u><a href="http://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/tv/ita-buttroses-surprising-new-job">Ita is co-hosting</a></u></strong> <em>Today Extra</em> with David Campbell while Sonia Kruger is away on a “top secret” work assignment, <br /><br />Less than three months ago, <strong><u><a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/2018/04/ita-buttrose-explains-her-sudden-departure-from-studio-10/">Ita shocked fans</a></u></strong> when she announced she was leaving rival morning show Studio 10 after five years. </p>

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Embracing her beauty! Tracy Grimshaw shares new make-up free photos

<p><em>A Current Affair</em> host Tracy Grimshaw has posted some make-up free snaps on her Instagram account, in a bid to throw paparazzi off the scent, as they attempt to score unflattering photos of her on her private property, and away from her day job in front of the TV camera.</p> <p>The veteran Channel Nine journalist, who turned 58 on June 3, shared the make-up free photos at her property with her supportive fans, cheekily writing, “Paps are in my street again so here’s a free shot of what they’re after: without make up or hair done, looking unkempt and flushed from working, preferably with <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/restingbitchface/">#restingbitchface</a>, work clothes covered in furkid hair, and maybe some horse snot thrown in.”</p> <p> </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlPDBjogwlI/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlPDBjogwlI/" target="_blank">A post shared by Tracy Grimshaw (@tracygrimshaw007)</a> on Jul 14, 2018 at 7:12pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>She continued, “Now the mags and websites don’t have to pay to have me stalked by strange men to get this pic. I’ll buy a selfie stick so next time I can give you full length, because they like those. Especially from behind. Leave it with me.”</p> <p>Fans following the TV host’s Instagram account were quick to compliment the presenter for her natural look and congratulate and praise her for her actions.</p> <p>One follower wrote, “You look much better without all the TV makeup. It's a good shot!” while another commented, “Even more beautiful without makeup Tracy.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkrO7qSgfDm/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 62.5% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkrO7qSgfDm/" target="_blank">A post shared by Tracy Grimshaw (@tracygrimshaw007)</a> on Jun 30, 2018 at 9:24pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It’s not the first time Tracy has shared a make-up free selfie with her fans. The presenter posted a “before” snap prior to getting glammed up for the Logies earlier this month. And she wasn’t the only one.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkrOKKnBXDm/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 62.5% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkrOKKnBXDm/" target="_blank">A post shared by Lisa Wilkinson (@lisa_wilkinson)</a> on Jun 30, 2018 at 9:17pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><em>The Project</em> host, Lisa Wilkinson, 58, also posted a “before” pic on her Instagram account revealing her Logies red carpet transformation, writing: “And so the <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/logies/">#Logies</a> red carpet construction job begins...with an eye mask. But ladies, this is the real me. No makeup. Just remember, everything you see from here is all smoke and mirrors, and the talented hands of <a href="https://www.instagram.com/goochihairandmakeup/">@goochihairandmakeup</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/nomakeup/">#nomakeup</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/logies2018/">#logies2018</a>”</p> <p> </p>

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The hidden dangers of multivitamins and our heart health

<p>As the vitamin industry continues to boom as it promises that supplements can prevent various health issues, more and more studies are exposing these claims.</p> <p>Now, a new study has focused on getting to the bottom of a popular myth – whether multivitamins can prevent heart attack, strokes and other cardiovascular death.</p> <p>The <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.uab.edu/news/health/item/9587-study-multivitamins-do-not-prevent-strokes-heart-attacks-or-cardiovascular-disease-deaths" target="_blank"><strong>study</strong></a>,</span> by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, analysed data on 2000 people over 12 years and found that supplements made no impact on heart health.</p> <p>Lead author, Joonseok Kim, said supplements could be detrimental as people who took multivitamins felt they were improving their health, so made little other effort.</p> <p>"It is immensely difficult to convince the public that multivitamin and mineral supplements don't prevent cardiovascular diseases – especially when there is a strong preconception and commercial profits at stake," Dr Kim told the<em> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5938775/Stop-relying-multivitamins-supplements-heart-health-study-finds.html" target="_blank"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Daily Mail</span></strong></a>.</em></p> <p>"People tend to prefer a quick and easy solution, such as taking a pill, rather than the more effortful method to prevent cardiovascular disease. </p> <p>"It is easy to believe that taking [multivitamin] supplements can fill the nutritional gap that people may have, and improve cardiovascular health. Despite this strong popular belief, the cardiovascular benefit of these supplements has never been proven by population-based scientific studies. </p> <p>"I hope our study will get people to discuss the use of multivitamin supplements with their physicians, and reallocate their resources to something that is proven to work, like fruit and vegetable intake and exercise."</p> <p>The researchers analysed 18 studies that were published by the American Heart Association journal <em>Circulation</em>.</p> <p>After looking at the data, they found there was no benefit to heart health after taking vitamins.</p> <p>"We meticulously evaluated the body of scientific evidence," said Dr Kim, assistant professor of cardiology in the Department of Medicine. </p> <p>"We found no clinical benefit of multivitamin and mineral use to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death."      </p> <p>Dr Kim has called for people to protect their heart health by using measures that have been proven to reduce risk.</p> <p>"Although multivitamin and mineral supplements taken in moderation rarely cause direct harm, we urge people to protect their heart health by understanding their individual risk for heart disease and stroke and working with a healthcare provider to create a plan that uses proven measures to reduce risk," Dr Kim said. </p> <p>"These include a heart-healthy diet, exercise, tobacco cessation, controlling blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels, and when needed, medical treatment."</p> <p>Chief medical officer for prevention from the American Heart Association, Eduardo Sanchez, said the study was a vital wakeup call.</p> <p>"Eat a healthy diet for a healthy heart and a long, healthy life," Dr Sanchez said. </p> <p>"There's just no substitute for a balanced, nutritious diet with more fruits and vegetables that limits excess calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, sugar and dietary cholesterol."</p>

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Lisa Curry & Lisa Wilkinson's sons star in Australian Ninja Warrior

<p>Australian Ninja Warrior has returned to screens for its second season, and it turns out there are famous offspring in the pool of contestants who will be fighting for the title.</p> <p>At this year’s Logies, <em>The Project</em> host Lisa Wilkinson confirmed that her 22-year-old son Louis FitzSimons would be appearing on the show.</p> <p>“I'm so proud! He's done something in a million years that I wouldn't do,” she told <em><a href="https://thefix.nine.com.au/2018/07/01/18/43/logies-2018-lisa-wilkinson-son-ninja-warrior" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The Fix</strong></span></a>.</em></p> <p> “When we watched the show last year, we sat on the couch and he said I'm going to enter that,” she said.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img width="475" height="464" src="/media/7819694/lisa1.jpg" alt="Lisa1"/></p> <p>“And I said, 'Darling, there will thousands of people who enter, so if you don't get in and you don't get chosen you have to be prepared for that!'”</p> <p>Wilkinson said her son is goal orientated and when he “aims for something, he’s totally committed!”</p> <p>Last week, Louis pinned his mental and physical determination on the influence of his dad, former rugby player and journalist Peter FitzSimons.</p> <p>“I'd say my father led an important role in giving me that drive to succeed,” he told <em><a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/celebrity/tv/louis-fitzsimons-ninja-warrior-49389" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Woman’s Day</strong></span></a>.</em></p> <p>Last night’s episode of Australia Ninja Warrior saw Olympian Lisa Curry’s son compete in the challenging obstacle course.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkjAJDeB3lO/" target="_blank">When your son walks you down the aisle ... 😊💕 Not sure if our guests were watching me or Jett😂 I know 1 person didn’t take his eyes off me💕💍🤵🏻👰 @mark66andrew @jertkenny @jaimileekenny @morgan__kenny @marilyncrystellebridal @mondofloraldesigns @houseofkdor</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" href="https://www.instagram.com/lisacurry/" target="_blank"> Lisa Curry AO</a> (@lisacurry) on Jun 27, 2018 at 4:41pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The son of Lisa Curry and former Ironman Grant Kenny, Jett Kenny, splashed out in the second obstacle, the UFO Slider.</p> <p>The tricky new challenge wiped out five contestants in a row during the episode.</p> <p>The 23-year-old lifesaver told the <a href="https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/jett-kennys-short-but-sweet-ninja-warrior-debut/3462562/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em>Sunshine Coast Daily</em></strong></span></a> that the course was unpredictable.</p> <p>"The way stuff moves around on the course can be unpredictable, and if you haven't done it before then you don't know what you're in for," he said.</p> <p>"It's a hard one to do. A lot of the people doing it with me had done the Spartan races and had that background, where I was going into the course completely blind. The closest thing I'd done was climbing on some monkey bars."</p> <p>While his surf lifesaving background helped him complete the fitness test all competitors need to pass before making it on the show, Jett said the course requires specific skills to come out on top.</p> <p>"Surf lifesaving is a very intense sport when it comes to training and all the different disciplines," he said.</p> <p>"You think it would give you a bit of an advantage but it's completely different. Everyone saw last year how the rock climbers did really well because of their grip strength and that's a massive thing. If anyone is planning on doing it in the years to come I would highly recommend rock climbing or something like that to work on that grip strength."</p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p>Although he admitted he was disappointed with his result, Jett has set his sights on returning to the show next year.</p> <p>"I'd love to do it again. Coming off where I did I was a bit disappointed, but at the same time I didn't have major expectations to finish the course," he said.</p> <p>"It was a good, fun experience for me. I'm not happy with how I ended, but I'm still glad I did it.”</p> <p>It has also been rumoured that former Bachelor star Tim Robards and former NRL player Beau Ryan will be making a comeback this season.</p>

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