Should you include dairy in your diet?

I find myself endlessly spruiking the benefits of dairy foods, and with good reason too. Not only are dairy foods downright delicious, they are also extremely healthy – the evidence doesn’t lie.
Dairy foods provide a nutritional punch. They contain more than 10 nutrients important for our general health, nervous …read more

Grilled snapper, charred corn, almond and buckwheat tabouli recipe

½ cup buckwheat, soaked in water overnight
2 cobs corn, peeled
½ cup whole almonds
1 punnet cherry tomatoes
1 bunch flat parsley, washed, roughly chopped
½ bunch mint, washed, torn
3 shallots, washed, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice 1 lemon
4 fillets snapper approx. 150 g (from a responsible source)
Extra lemon for serving
1. …read more

CancerAid: A new tool for cancer patients

Five Sydney-based doctors have developed a new smartphone app to support cancer patients during treatment. CancerAid helps patients and their families tho to organise their journey with clear, individualised information.
Co-founder Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh, a radiation oncology registrar, shares why he believes this app can make a difference.
What does CancerAid …read more

Turkey, nectarine and walnut salad in lettuce cups recipe

Serves: 4
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
600 g turkey steaks
6 thin slices pancetta
3 nectarines, stone removed and diced into 1cm pieces
1 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
1 cup watercress leaves
2 tablespoons chives cut into 1cm pieces
1 buffalo mozzarella, roughly torn into pieces
¼ cup walnut oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 …read more

Tzatziki dip recipe

500 ml EasiYo unsweetened Greek style yogurt
Garlic clove, crushed (add more cloves if desired)
½ cucumber, deseeded and finely sliced
Juice and zest of half a fresh lemon
Bunch of mint, roughly chopped, and extra leaves for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil to garnish (optional)
1. Place the sliced cucumber over a …read more

Fresh prawn, shaved zucchini, avocado, fennel, basil and hazelnut salad recipe

1 kg fresh cooked tiger prawns
½ cup hazelnuts
2 medium zucchini
1 medium bulb fennel
1 avocado
1 cup picked basil leaves
1 cup picked flat parsley leaves
1 cup picked mint leaves
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 bunch dill, picked
1. Peel the prawns, leaving the tail intact.
2. Preheat the …read more

7 delicious ways to enjoy avocado

1. Classic guacamole
Whip up this summer entertaining staple with ripe avocado, lemon and salt. Add some coriander and chilli for extra zing.
2. Vegan mayo
Blend avocado, white vinegar, lemon juice and salt with some garlic and onion powder for an easy, yummy mayonnaise.
3. Pudding
Freeze avocado overnight then puree …read more

5 reasons to try an outdoor gym

We live in a beautiful country with lots of sunshine, fresh air and space. Yet many of us spend hours sitting indoors, often in front of a screen.
With warmer days and a new year upon us, now is the perfect time to head outdoors with the family and establish …read more

Spanish chargrilled capsicum salad recipe

Serves: 4-6
3 large green capsicums
3 large red capsicums
2 shallots, very finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, crushed
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Small handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt flakes
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 ½ tablespoons sherry vinegar
80 ml extra-virgin olive oil
1. Heat a chargrill pan over high heat, add the whole …read more

Tomato and herb quinoa salad recipe

1 cup raw quinoa
1 ½ cups water
4 tomatoes, diced
1 small red onion, peeled and finely diced
1 long red chilli, halved, de-seeded, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
2 large handfuls of coriander, washed and chopped
1 handful of parsley, washed and chopped
60 ml extra-virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juiced for …read more

Cucumber, lime and mint agua fresca recipe

Serves: 8
4 large cucumbers, coarsely chopped
2 large handfuls of mint leaves
6 limes (juiced for 1 cup lime juice)
1 cup sugar
4 cups water
1. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.
2. Put all of the ingredients into the blender.
3. Add enough water to fill three-quarters …read more

5 tips for choosing the right pet for you

Bringing a new furry family member into your life is an exciting decision. No doubt you’re already imagining all the cuddles, walks and playtime you’re going to have with your very cute companion. But before you commit to being a pet owner, it’s important to think it through carefully.
Choosing …read more

Medibank Australian Open Survey: Terms & Conditions

Medibank Australian Open Survey
Medibank Private Limited ABN 47 080 890 259, Level 4, 720 Bourke Street, Docklands, VIC 3008, Australia. Ph: 134 190
Promotional Period:
Start date: 01/02/17 at 09:00 am AEDT
End date: 08/02/17 at 11:59 pm AEDT
Eligible Entrants:
Entry is only open to Australian residents who are 18 years and over.
How …read more

John Dory with nectarine and lychee salsa recipe

Serves: 4
Cook time: 8 mins
Prep time: 10 mins
3 ripe nectarines, stone removed and cut into 1 cm cubes
8 lychees, stone removed and roughly chopped, juices reserved
1 small red chili, deseeded and finely diced
2 tablespoons mint, finely shredded
1 tablespoon fish sauce
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon coconut sugar
½ cup macadamia nuts …read more

Fresh guacamole recipe

Serves: 4-6
3 avocados
½ red onion, finely chopped
Small handful mint, chopped, plus extra leaves for garnish
Small handful coriander, chopped
1 teaspoon salt flakes
¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
Juice of 1 lime
1-2 teaspoons of your favourite hot sauce (we prefer to use a green hot sauce)
Pepitas, for garnish
Olive oil, for drizzling
Tortilla chips, to …read more

5 outdoor adventures you have to try

With the weather heating up, now is the perfect time to take your workout from the gym to the great outdoors. We asked the team at Australian travel and adventure specialists Mountain Designs to share their recommended fitness activities for summer.
“Australia is home to the world’s best natural adventure …read more

How often should you poo?

Some people are like clockwork and others struggle. How often we go to the toilet to use our bowels varies greatly and so does what is considered normal and healthy.
Normal pooing frequency can be anything from three times a day to once every few days. You are not necessarily …read more

Apricot chia bliss balls recipe

Makes: 25
Prep time: 15 mins
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons coconut water
250 g whole raw almonds
18 fresh dates, stones removed
4 large fresh apricots, halved and stones removed
½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Zest of 1 orange
1 teaspoon cinnamon
⅓ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup desiccated coconut for rolling
1. Place chia seeds and coconut water …read more

The best way to prevent hearing loss

Noise is like radiation or ultraviolet light. A little might not hurt, but over time damage accumulates, and that’s what’s damaging our ears.
It is estimated that 1 in 6 Australians currently have hearing loss, and 7 out of 10 people over 70 years of age experience severe hearing loss.
Symptoms …read more

How often should you poo?

Some people are like clockwork and others struggle. How often we go to the toilet to use our bowels varies greatly and so does what is considered normal and healthy.
Normal pooing frequency can be anything from three times a day to once every few da… …read more

The 7 best Australian beaches

Summer in Australia is all about the beach. Whether you’re holidaying at coastal caravan parks, settling into a summer rental or heading off on a daytripping adventure, one thing abounds – sublime surf.
Zipping from coast to coast, here are so… …read more

Medicross 2016 Christmas Party

The 2016 Medicross Medical Christmas gala evening was held at Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour.  Various awards were presented to staff members during this prestigious event. The award winners are (from left to right): K Reid (Practice Manager of the Year), C Casey (Rising Star Award), A Queen (Outstanding Performance Award), S Petersen (Rising Star Award) and [...]

The history of the condom

The popular use of condoms has risen and fallen throughout history, depending on the political and cultural attitudes of the time. Our understanding of disease and infection has played a big role, as has developments in materials and construction. An… …read more

7 apps to make you happier

1. Gratitude Journal
$4.49 – iOS
Take five minutes out to jot down what you’re grateful for today. This app makes it easy to build a daily gratitude habit, unleashing good feelings and helping you reframe your outlook on life.
2. The 7-m… …read more