Experts

Can a healthy diet help cancer survivors?

How eating a nutritionally balanced diet can support you on your cancer journey.

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Community

Blizted ’em! How Peter FitzSimons lost 45 kg

The sports writer shares a few gems of wisdom gained.

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Experts

Should you include dairy in your diet?

Dairy – good or bad? Dietitian Joel Feren busts a few myths.

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Experts

The real way to slim down and improve your diet

Forget quick fixes and miracle cleanses. Dietitian Emma Stubbs shares seven smarter tips.

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Community

The healthy food gap

There is not just a healthcare gap in Indigenous communities, but a healthy food gap too.

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Experts

What pro athletes really eat

Learn why you don't need to make drastic life changes to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

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Experts

Carbohydrates: Good or bad?

Confused whether carbs are good or bad? We break it down here.

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Experts

Do you really need to quit sugar?

Thinking about quitting sugar? Here are some tips on the best ways to manage sugar intake.

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Experts

Food principles for diabetes management

Diabetes is a condition in which your body can’t regulate the amount of glucose in your blood.

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Experts

How a healthy diet can prevent chronic disease

Chronic disease is often discussed in terms of four major disease groups

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Community

What I learned from a month without sugar

What giving up sugar to raise money for charity taught Medibank member Kamna Muddagouni.

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Experts

5 reasons not to cut grains from your diet

Fibre-rich whole grains are vital to a balanced diet. Accredited Dietitan Tim Cassettari explains

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Experts

Tree of life

Just as trees need nourishment, our bodies need consistent, loving care to grow a healthy future.

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Experts

What drives our food choices?

From mood to cost to nutritional value, a complex variety of factors influences what we eat

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Lifestyle

9 health pledges to make in 2015

Turn over a new leaf and make a pledge for better health this year

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Experts

Diet for type 2 diabetes

How to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes

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Experts

Decoding food labels

Four simple tips for understanding the wealth of nutritional information on packaged food products

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Experts

The Paleo diet: pros and cons

Nutrition expert Professor Tim Crowe untangles the fact, fad and fantasy of the popular Paleo diet

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Experts

A day on a plate

We take a peek at what Accredited Practising Dietitian Sanchia Parker is dishing up this summer.

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In Brief

Fruits and vegetables for mental health

Eating five serves of fruits and vegetables each day boosts your mental health and wellbeing.

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Experts

How much salt are you eating?

Dietitian Dr Kacie Dickinson takes us through the facts about salt intake.

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Experts

What Australians are really eating

Professor Tim Crowe takes us through what the Australian Health Survey found.

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Lifestyle

How healthy are smoothies?

How to make your smoothie better for you

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Lifestyle

Healthy behaviours: an Australian report card

Many Aussies are committed to healthy behaviours, but Medibank research shows there’s more we can do

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Community

Preventing type 2 diabetes

For Stephanie Jang, positive fitness, diet and lifestyle changes helped reduce her diabetes risk.

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Experts

Low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome

Dr Sue Shepherd explains the origins of the low FODMAP diet.

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Community

Collective wisdom: Food

Gems of wisdom from the experts, helping you make smart choices for nourishing, nutritious food

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Experts

One diet to rule them all

A scientific review paper has sought to answer the question of what is 'the' best diet for health.

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In Brief

Junk food and your memory

Here’s another reason to cut back on foods high in sugar and saturated fat.

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Lifestyle

Nutrition for triathletes

Preparing for a triathlon? Don't fall into these common diet traps.

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Lifestyle

Benefits of eating less meat

How reducing your meat intake – and eating more vegetables and fruits– can benefit your health.

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In Brief

Mediterranean diet for diabetes prevention

Filling up on healthy fats favoured in the Mediterranean may help reduce your risk of diabetes.

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Experts

Teachings from the Blue Zones

What we can learn from the places with the world's longest lifespans.

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Experts

Natural alternatives to sugar

Enjoy sweetness sans the sugar. Practitioner Katie Molloy shares the top natural alternative.

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Lifestyle

5 sources of sugar in your diet

Here are some of the not so sweet facts about our sugar consumption.

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In Brief

Canberra bans sugary drinks in schools

Canberra public schools will be banned from selling fruit juice and soft drink in vending machines.

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Guides

Portion sizes explained

How much should we eat of each type of food? Here’s how to put together a healthy, balanced meal.

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Lifestyle

Healthy home cooking

Why you just can’t beat good old-fashioned cooking at home

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Guides

Nutrition facts – a healthy diet

We try to demystify the confusion surrounding nutrition and make suggestions for a healthy diet.

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Lifestyle

How to get more dairy in your diet

Calcium is essential for strong bones and pearly whites. Here’s how to get more of it.

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Lifestyle

8 benefits of cutting back on sugar

From weight loss to healthy skin, there are plenty of reasons to reduce your sugar intake.

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Guides

What is the Paleo Diet

The ins and outs of the caveman way of eating.

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Experts

Fats: The good, the bad and the ugly

Professor Cameron-Smith takes us through different varieties of fat and what they do to our bodies.

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Experts

Chinese medicine and digestion

Digestive function is one of the keys to good health. Improve digestion with Chinese medicine.

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In Brief

Aussies lead the world in daily veggie consumption

A new study emphasises the importance of eating five serves of veggies a day.

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Community

Why the Mediterranean diet is so good for you

Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos explains why eating Mediterranean-style can make you healthier.

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Community

Healthy mum, healthy baby

A new resource provides a wealth of information on healthy weight gain and pregnancy.

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Experts

The multivitamin dilemma

Should you supplement your diet or not?

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be. magazine spring 2013

The spring edition of be. magazine is now in store.

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In Brief

Teenagers, parents and body image

Keeping communication lines open about body image is crucial for happiness and wellbeing.

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Community

The ritual of tea

The health benefits of a humble cuppa.

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Lifestyle

Courtney Roulston’s winter food ideas

Simple soups, tasty salads and hearty lunches to keep you warm this winter.

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Experts

Diabetes shopping tips

How to be savvy in the supermarket and make healthy choices.

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Experts

How to reduce your risk of diabetes

Simple lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of diabetes.

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In Brief

Australians unaware when it comes to diabetes

Almost half of global diabetes sufferers go undiagnosed.

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Experts

Diabetes myths busted

Busting some of the common myths associated with diabetes.

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Community

Healthy eating made easy

Simple tips to make healthy eating easy.

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In Brief

Health advice as easy as ABC!

Double your dose of be. over winter with the new A-Z Guide - For Better Health.

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Lifestyle

What is the perfect sandwich?

How to make a humble sandwich healthy and scrumptious.

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In Brief

The Australian Dietary Guidelines explained

Here's how to make sure you're eating a wide variety of nutritious foods from the five food groups.

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Lifestyle

Focus back on 2 fruit, 3 veg

Local growers explain how your fruit and veg gets from farm to table.

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In Brief

Move to Ikaria – fast

Frequent naps, no clocks and an abundant diet are the secrets to a long life.

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Lifestyle

Food on the move

Run on solar power and vegetable oil the Veggie Patch Van is bringing healthy food to you.

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In Brief

Work-off a factor in food labelling

How long would it take you to work off your afternoon snack?

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In Brief

A spoonful of beans…

How beans and other legumes can help type 2 diabetes sufferers.

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Experts

Cutting your cancer risk

A diet rich in unprocessed grains and meats, fruits and veggies can reduce your risk of cancer.

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