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The impossible quest for purity
The impossible quest for purity
Sunday morning, church hour, and my family has absconded to grandmother’s. For 60 glorious minutes the house is mine. Against my conscience, I...
Festive spirit: Is it worth the weight?
Festive spirit: Is it worth the weight?
Nothing beats lazing around next to the swimming pool on a long summer’s day, drinking ice-cold cocktails from even longer glasses. After a year...
Noakes-like diets don't work the way they say they do - study
Noakes-like diets don't work the way they say they do - study
Low carbohydrate diets, such as the diet that Tim Noakes from the Sports Science Institute of South Africa at the University of Cape Town advocates, result in no more weight loss than "recommended balanced diets", a Stellenbosch University study released on Wednesday night has found....
The free-ranging woman
The free-ranging woman
Jane Goodall – primatologist, anthropologist and United Nations peace messenger – is the world's leading expert on chimpanzees. She spent 45...
Dukan diet creator struck off medical register
Dukan diet creator struck off medical register
Pierre Dukan has been struck off the medical register in France for commercialising the high-protein diet that bears his name.
Why your diet is doomed to fail
Why your diet is doomed to fail
In recent years there has been a considerable backlash against the diet industry. The fact that we pour billions into its coffers each year while...
'Is sugar the new tobacco?'
'Is sugar the new tobacco?'
"Is sugar the new tobacco?" David Benson, a professor of psychology at Swansea University, in Wales, asked delegates at...
Bolivian says ancient diet kept him alive for 123 years
Bolivian says ancient diet kept him alive for 123 years
Bolivian indigenous farmer Carmelo Flores, who could be the oldest person to have ever lived, attributes his longevity to quinoa grains, riverside...
The new superdrug -- food
The new superdrug -- food
I was 17 when I had my first migraine. For several hours, I felt sick, dizzy, oddly distanced from my surroundings. Then came the pain: a relentless, all-encompassing stabbing just behind my right eye. My mother, a lifelong sufferer, promptly issued me with a series of nutritional...
When people's opinions make you unhealthy
When people's opinions make you unhealthy
Eileen (not her real name) has been on a diet for most of the past 60 years. When she was 15, her classmates decided to organise a big party before...
Dietary supplements: food for thought
Dietary supplements: food for thought
In a perfect world we'd all eat nothing but balanced meals. We'd never skip lunch. We'd religiously stick to five fruits and veggies a day, as well...

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