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January 2015

IN THIS ISSUE: We chew over whether breakfast is the most important meal of the day; Nicole Senior discusses the unpopular truths about alcohol; we look at what quality carbs are; exciting news about the new online Total Wellbeing Diet.


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Food for Thought

Nicole Senior takes a good look at the very large pink elephant in the room. Let’s talk about alcohol – the very large pink elephant in the middle of the room that no one seems to be looking at. There’s[...]

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What’s New?

Is breakfast necessary? Leptin and blood pressure – is there a link?? Our thoughts on new research that indicates that a low glycemic diet does not improve insulin sensitivity, lipid levels or blood pressure[...]

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Perspectives with Alan Barclay

What are quality carbs? Carbohydrate is the macronutrient currently under the spotlight as health professionals look for reasons why rates of overweight, obesity and type 2 diabetes continue to rise around the[...]

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Putting Fun into Fitness with Emma Sandall

Ballet barre – Ballet barre fitness programs are very popular these days, especially with women. I spoke with Renee Scott, founder of Barre Attack, about the benefits of these programs and how and why she[...]

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Nicole Senior’s Taste of Health

Having a crush on garlic! This month’s focus is all about garlic and the many uses and therapeutic benefits that it has to offer (and how to get rid of that garlic breath). Nicole also interviews Hanan[...]

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In the GI Kitchen

In the kitchen this month Anneka Manning shows us how to roast garlic, dinner at Dr Joanna’s house is delicious lean and mean turf burritos perfect for all the boys in her family and Johanna Burani shows us[...]

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News from the GI Foundation

Get into shape with the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet NOW online. The GI Foundation has teamed up with the CSIRO to provide the new, personalised 12-week on-line Total Wellbeing Diet weight-loss program that includes[...]

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Q&A with Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller

Many of the studies you write about in GI News talk about “insulin resistance” and “insulin sensitivity”. Can you explain these terms in a really simple way? Insulin is a hormone that plays several critical[...]

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