Your diet is a powerful tool for looking after your cholesterol levels and your heart generally. Unlike your age or family history, your diet something that is largely within your control to change. Most importantly, eating well doesn’t require… …read more
Hay fever plagues around one in seven Australians, which means that while most people celebrate spring, millions of people affected by allergic conjunctivitis are suffering.
Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, affect… …read more
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
20 g (¼ cup) raw almonds, roughly chopped
20 g (¼ cup) pumpkin seeds
20 g (¼ cup) sunflower seeds
100 g (1 cup) cooked quinoa
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Makes: 3 bowls
4 frozen bananas
1 cup plain unsweetened yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
2 tablespoons protein powder (or milk powder)
1 tablespoon honey (or to taste)
½ cup almond milk or cow’s milk
1 cup blueberri… …read more
Serves: 4 (2 sliders per person)
Paprika potato wedges
8 medium potatoes, cut into wedges
Rice bran oil, for drizzling
Ground paprika, mild, for dusting
2 large chicken breast fillets, butterflied
2 tablespoo… …read more
We all have habits we wish we could change. Whether it’s snacking on chocolate biscuits after dinner, forgetting to floss our teeth, or hitting snooze when the alarm goes off, we know if we could just break that habit we would see a small but r… …read more
Roast chunks of sweet potato with some beetroot and toss in a salad of leafy greens, feta cheese, quinoa and pepitas.
Recipe inspiration: Throw together this sweet potato and quinoa medley for a delicious salad option… …read more
It may not be a traditional porridge but this gluten and dairy free version topped with tangy rhubarb is a perfect start to the day.
1 tablespoon raw sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla be… …read more
Starting life in a new city is the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button on your exercise routine. Zara D’Cotta from wellbeing blog Oh My Goodness discovered this recently when she moved from cosmopolitan Melbourne to … …read more
We all want to keep ourselves healthy and free from serious conditions, as much as we possibly can.
Fortunately, most Australians have access to healthy and diverse food, a broad education, clean water and free or affordable health care. After … …read more
This dish is also fantastic using chicken instead of guinea fowl.
Serves: 2 (per bird)
For the guinea fowl
2 litres chicken stock
1 guinea fowl (or small chicken)
6 sprigs of thyme
1 celery stick
2 brown onions
1 bay le… …read more
2 pieces of flat pita bread
Sweet vine tomatoes, thinly sliced
Button mushrooms, thinly sliced
Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
1 bunch of fresh basil leaves
Sundried tomato pesto
1 cup semi-sundried tomatoe… …read more
If you have diabetes, travelling can come with a few additional challenges. It’s important for you to make sure you have the right food, and that you’re prepared for any bouts of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels).
Whether you … …read more
“Blood gives life” is probably a catchphrase you have come across. For many people though, it is not a mere phrase but a very real dose of reality.
Who needs blood?
Blood transfusions, or the process of transferring … …read more
With plenty of running events coming up on the calendar, the choice is yours – fun run, short, middle, long or ultra distance, trail, triathlon, road, local, international, obstacle, extreme, altitude, desert, snow or beach.&… …read more
What does the liver actually do?
The liver is an amazing organ that performs over 500 different functions. A healthy liver can process food nutrients well and helps deal with toxins in the body. It can help you feel generally more healthy and vibran… …read more
This is probably one of the most popular and traditional Brazilian dishes. It is traditionally served every Wednesday and Saturday lunchtime and has been on the menu since the 1850s.
500 g black beans
400 g dried salted… …read more
With a driving purpose of For Better Health, Medibank plays a role in supporting the health of members with chronic conditions. For Rebecca Bell, Medibank’s General Manager of Utilisation Management, this means ove… …read more
1 bunch beetroot
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 brown onion, chopped
3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons macadamias, roasted, coarsely choppe… …read more
2 teaspoons white chia seeds
1 medium banana (120 g)
250 ml soy milk
1 tablespoon amazake
Small handful (10 g) baby spinach
1 heaped teaspoon green tea matcha powder
1 teaspoon minced or grated ginger
U… …read more
We all know that post-holiday feeling – tired and happy, but sluggish from too much eating and drinking. When you’re away from home, following your usual healthy eating routine can be difficult. There are new delicious treats to explore, more o… …read more
July’s employee of the month was awarded to Megan Hooper from Medicross Strathpine. Megan was awarded employee of the month for her dedication, hard work and ‘can do approach’ to all tasks
May’s Employee of the month was awarded to Alana Hofman from Medicross North Maclean. Alana was awarded employee of the month for her commitment to her job and for always being reliable
April’s employee of the month was awarded to Karyn McNeil from Medicross Springwood and Medicross Rochedale. Karyn was awarded employee of the month for being a dedicated hard working employee who is always willing to go the extra mile. She also puts a lot of pride and effort into her work and always makes sure that patients feel welcome and comfortable in the practice
Makes: 2 bowls
2 handfuls of spinach
½ cup brown rice, cooked
½ cucumber julienned
½ carrot julienned
Sweet cherry tomatoes, sliced
Nori seaweed sheets,
Seasoned tempeh (see… …read more
Resilience has become a bit of a buzzword, but it’s something we should all know more about in order to protect and improve our mental health.
Mental resilience is your ability to bounce back after experiencing tough times…. …read more
A recent trip with my dad and uncle to the edge of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory was one third amazing, one third eye opening and one third baffling.
The amazing part couldn’t even begin to be covered here. As for the eye opening and t… …read more
When it comes to bike-friendly cities, the Danes are hard to beat. In Copenhagen bikes now outnumber cars 5 to 1, investment in bike-friendly infrastructure is high, and the city’s bike modal share (the percentage of pe… …read more
Name: Trish Beukers
Local parkrun: The Entrance, NSW
Attending since: March, 2016
For most her life, Trish had been dealing with depression, anxiety and PTSD, which manifested itself as a struggle with obesity. “There were years I didn&rsquo… …read more
Name: David Noonan
Local parkrun: Ellenbrook, WA
Attending since: October 2014
In August 2014, David moved home to Perth, overweight and struggling to stay motivated to exercise.
“I started off at 144 kilograms,” says David. “It… …read more
Running is fantastic for your health, but there is always the potential for injury. Some research even suggests that 70% of runners are sidelined by an overuse injury at some point throughout the year, potentially undoing weeks of hard work.
He… …read more
85 g dates (soak for 10 minutes in water prior to using)
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon honey
50 g granola
1. Add the dry granola mix to a bowl and set aside.
2. Plac… …read more
Pinch cardamom powder
Pinch cinnamon powder
2 teaspoons raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon honey (or to taste)
1 ½ cups macadamia milk (to make your own, try this recipe)
1. Combine the cardamom, cinnamon, raw c… …read more
370 ml skim milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch (cornflour)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg yolk
½ teaspoon natural vanilla essence
1 banana, thinly … …read more
Organ donation can be uncomfortable to think and talk about. None of us want to imagine being in a position where we – or our loved ones – no longer need our organs and tissue. But should such a situation arise, you may be able to save someone else… …read more
Having braces can be a transformational experience, giving you a straight smile that you love and feel good about.
However, it’s important to take extra steps to care for your teeth while you have braces, as the proces… …read more
Form a mental image of ‘what a doctor looks like’, and two things might immediately spring to mind. The first is the ubiquitous white coat. But the second would be a strange, bracketed bridle-type device hooked loosely around the neck.
T… …read more
This is the perfect side dish or an addition to steamed or grilled veggies or salad. It also makes a great vegetarian option for barbecues, or mixed into curries and stir fries.
Tempeh has a nutty, meaty, mushroom-like flavour, and is a good plant-b… …read more