FOR years, many of us have subscribed to the theory that an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away. But now it turns out that taking a daily blood thinner might actually do more harm than good. While a new study has found aspirin doesn't really reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or dementia in the over 70s, it has been found to increase the risk of serious internal bleeding. These days it seems like everything we've known about health and nutrition is continually being questioned. One minute carbs are bad for us, then they're good. We should follow a high-protein diet, then we shouldn't. Who can keep up? Here are just a few of the wellness myths busted recently: Myth 1 - Carbs make you fat "No carbs before Marbs" might be the motto for the cast of TOWIE but it's recently been proved that low-carb diets are a load of rubbish. They're often chronically low in vital nutrients that we naturally get from fibrous fruit and veg - with a recent study by US scientists claiming that cutting … [Read more...] about Nine health myths busted and it’s good news – carbs and fat ARE good for you
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THE majority of us enjoy a drink or two, but few will be fully aware of what too much booze can do to our bodies. It all seems fun and games when we head to the pub on a Friday - but what exactly are the risks? Beyond your standard hangover and texting-the-ex-regret, most of us aren’t too clued up on what binge drinking is actually doing to our brain, liver, stomach and heart. And if we did, we probably wouldn’t be so blasé about that fifth glass of rosé. Professor Kate Conigrave, a specialist in addiction medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, is well-versed in the short-term effects of overdoing the booze. “Up to 30 per cent of people attending emergency departments have alcohol-related presentations,” she says. “If I can use a pun, it is sobering.” Below, is a look at exactly what’s going on when you drink too much.Brain damage There are reasons some people knock back a “personality drink” before social … [Read more...] about What happens to your body after a night of heavy drinking? From liver poisoning to brain damage
Composting advice. Cutting down on your energy consumption. Crafting a natural skin care routine. What these eco Instagram stars don’t know about upping your sustainability routine probably isn’t worth knowing. Hit ‘follow’ on this lot, and turn your scrolling into something that’ll spark sustainable living. Based between San Francisco and Sydney, Anita Van Dyke is a qualified ‘rocket scientist’ with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aeronautical Space. After leaving her corporate job behind, Anita refocused her life and now aims to live as minimally as she can. Expect useful zero waste storage tips alongside practical everyday advice. She’s so knowledgeable she’s even got a book about this stuff. Following a plant-based diet and specialising in food-based medicine, Rachelle is your go-to for herbal advice. Currently living in New York, she’s is all about eco-friendly habits and experimental … [Read more...] about Eco Instagrammers Who Could Inspire You To Live A More Sustainable Life
Not since Cronulla Sharks arrived in town have I looked forward to a game at the DW Stadium as much! It’s not that I’m looking forward to tonight’s match with Leeds, though it should be intriguing for several reasons. No. It’s that for nearly two months, Wigan have been on the road. Shaun Wane hasn’t used the run as an excuse for a wobble in form – “The coaches we have are the dogs, they are five-star, they have Sky, the players are well fed, they’re looked after... it’s not as if they’re mixing concrete or digging holes,” he said. Which was great to hear. But this block of matches has been costly for fans, and it’s great to get back home (on a new hybrid pitch, no less). I’m excited to see what Joe Greenwood brings in his debut. I’m predicting Leeds to be better than their six-match losing run suggests. And I’m expecting a great spectacle at a sun-kissed stadium in front of fans as happy as me to … [Read more...] about Talking RL: Looking forward to some home comforts… at last!
A PLAYBOY Muslim bodybuilder has sparked outrage by flaunting his "haram" lifestyle on Instagram. Sydney-based powerlifter Yakiboy regularly shares snaps of elaborate body art, diamond-studded watches, and luxury motors with his 62,000 Instagram followers. In one provocative shot he stretches out on his bed's silk Versace sheets while gazing at a £1,000 lamp made from a gold-plated Beretta handgun. The bodybuilder frequently posts semi-nude shots - often with his privates covered with a pizza slice emoji. One semi-naked selfie is captioned "You're sleeping at night, you wake up and find me in your house, my balaclava hiding my face and my RIG FIT undies hiding my anaconda. What you going to do in this situation?" But several commentators have taken issue with his posts - claiming that he is going against his Muslim faith. Earlier this year one fan wrote: "Are you ever scared that on the day of judgement allah [sic] will ask you about your tattoos? "Tatooed [sic], alcohol and … [Read more...] about Inside the lavish lifestyle of tattooed ‘Muslim soldier’ Instagram star who infuriates critics with his ‘haram’ body art