Parenting Hack – Make nutrition fun

Parenting Hack – Make nutrition fun

If you’re looking for some tricks to tempt your toddler into a healthy eating regime, we’ve got 10 parenting hacks to make nutrition fun.

Kids and vegetables

Kids and vegetables

We all know that we should be getting our kids to eat more veggies – particularly green ones – which are full of B vitamins, have anti cancer effects, protect against heart disease and help prevent obesity by being nutrient dense and calorie poor. Dr Valerie Duffy –...
Risk Factors for Dementia

Risk Factors for Dementia

As more research is conducted focusing on dementia, we are learning more about the risk factors and what we can do to minimize our risk. The evidence is showing that many of the risk factors occur in mid-life, and to effectively lower your risk of dementia you need to...
Dementia and Brain Changes

Dementia and Brain Changes

Dementia will touch the lives of almost every Australian at some time in their life, either as a person with dementia or as a family member or carer. We investigate the latest evidence on what causes dementia. Tonic TV | T-S154 | S06Ep07
PTSD and Heart Attacks

PTSD and Heart Attacks

This segment focuses on the astounding statistics about the chances of developing debilitating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from common medical emergencies. With Karen Carey. Tonic TV | T-S152 | S05E06
What causes stress headaches?

What causes stress headaches?

What’s the relationship between stress and headaches? Norman has the answers… Tonic TV |T-S016 I S01E03
The benefits of honey

The benefits of honey

Honey: an ancient remedy making a comeback. One of the most ancient treatments for infections – especially on the skin where a lot of our microbiome lives – is honey. Research is showing this isn’t a myth, honey really does have remarkable properties. Casey Beros...
Stretch before exercise

Stretch before exercise

Research has called into question whether stretching is worth the time and the effort. With Casey Beros. TonicTV | T-S032 | S01E08
Targeted cancer treaments

Targeted cancer treaments

The laboratory revolution helping us learn why drugs work in some people but not in others Norman speaks to Professor Alan Shuldiner from the University of Maryland about testing whether medicines will work on people by testing their genes. It’s called...
Sleep problems – What other problems can snoring cause?

Sleep problems – What other problems can snoring cause?

Snoring keeps your partner awake all night and means they’re grumpy in the morning – but could snoring be causing more problems when it comes to your health? Casey Beros heads to the Baker IDI Institute in Melbourne to find out about the link between snoring and a...
Sceptic – Why fat and salt tastes so good

Sceptic – Why fat and salt tastes so good

Why do we love eating fat and salt? We all love salt and fat, and those who say they don’t are lying to themselves and to their genes. Do we have a choice? Could there be a physiological need for hot chips? Tonic’s resident sceptic Richard Brophy wonders… Tonic TV |...
Anxiety in childhood

Anxiety in childhood

three part series on anxiety – an incredibly common psychological problem that often goes unrecognised and untreated. This week we look at the time in life when anxiety often begins and is missed – in childhood. We meet a young boy who suffers from anxiety...
Your exercise  – the burpee

Your exercise – the burpee

Picking the one very best exercise for your body is almost impossible. There are cardio exercises, strength exercises and more so it’s like comparing oranges and apples. However research from the US has suggested ‘the burpee’ is one of the most effective exercises for...
Adolescent depression

Adolescent depression

Depression is very common – a high percentage of us will experience it at some point in our lives. It often presents in adolescence, and the trouble with that is that it can be difficult to decipher between normal teenage angst and a depressive illness, making...
Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Vitamin D is in the news a lot these days – from heart health to bone health to risk of cancer, but what about pregnancy? There’s been a fascinating study of women who developed diabetes in pregnancy which found nearly half of them had low vitamin D levels, and...
Protein powder

Protein powder

Tonic’s resident sceptic Rich Brophy wonders whether protein powders are the holy grail in the search for the perfect body. Tonic TV |T-S041 |S02E10
Preventing strokes in women

Preventing strokes in women

Tonic’s Consumer Affairs reporter Karen Carey explains how what’s in your genes can determine everything from your susceptibility to diseases to what foods you like. Plus, how women can reduce their chance of having a stroke by doing exercise. Tonic TV |T-S003...
The future of immunisation

The future of immunisation

The future of immunisation: Immunisation is our most potent weapon for protecting and improving public health. With more infections threatening wide spread illness, what can we expect from immunisations in the future? Tonic TV |T-S002 |S02E06
Reducing your blood pressure

Reducing your blood pressure

High blood pressure is one of the most potent risk factors around, causing heart disease and in particular stroke. Getting yours down and keeping it there is really important, and there are various ways to do that – Norman has some tips and tricks to help. Tonic TV...
Preparing placenta

Preparing placenta

Preparing placenta: Whether you think eating the placenta is wacky or wonderful, many women around the world do it, and our resident sceptic Rich Brophy weighs in on the debate. Tonic TV |T-S002 |S03E12
Baked Cheesecake

Baked Cheesecake

When we think of therapy we often think of medications, but food can be therapeutic too. Nikki Heyder shows us how to make a delicious, low fat cheesecake that’s high in calcium to help prevent osteoporosis. Why not make this delicious treat work hard for your health?...
Facts about LDL and HDL

Facts about LDL and HDL

Cholesterol as a risk factor for heart disease, is it all it’s cracked up to be? When you think of the risk factors for heart disease, the first that probably comes to mind after smoking is saturated fat in your diet. Doctors nag you about it all the time and...
Exercise to prevent depression

Exercise to prevent depression

One of the best and most natural ways to lift your mood if you’re feeling depressed is to take regular exercise. In fact, exercise is thought to prevent depression in the first place. The question though is what kind is best, which is what a group of British...
How safe are teeth whiteners

How safe are teeth whiteners

Teeth whitening products: safe or scary? There’s no end to the things some of us will do to ourselves to look good, and we can be easily tempted into the desire for a fresh set of pearly whites. Have you ever wondered what it is they put on your teeth to whiten them?...
Important information about selenium

Important information about selenium

Tonic investigates popular mineral supplement selenium – worth it or waste of time? Australians have some of the most expensive urine in the world due to the vast amounts of supplements we consume, from herbs to vitamins to minerals. The question is, are they saving...
Minus the Meat – Stuffed Capsicums

Minus the Meat – Stuffed Capsicums

Going ‘meatless’ a couple of times a week has significant benefits for our health, and can help slow the creep of those pesky extras kilos over time. On Minus the Meat we see Nikki and Jimmy battle it out in the kitchen to make delicious and healthy recipes the whole...
Minus the Meat – Mini hamburgers

Minus the Meat – Mini hamburgers

Going ‘meatless’ a couple of times a week has significant benefits for our health, and can help slow the creep of those pesky extras kilos over time. On Minus the Meat we see Nikki and Jimmy battle it out in the kitchen to make delicious and healthy recipes the whole...
Exercise on prescription

Exercise on prescription

There’s no doubt we’re getting fatter, but it’s no longer just about how fat we are, it’s where we store the fat as well. When it comes to the battle of the bulge and losing weight, we tend to focus on our diet, some of us resort to diet pills or even risky surgeries...
Can you control your fat cells?

Can you control your fat cells?

Fat in our bodies is stored in fat cells. However despite worldwide interest in obesity, we know very little about these fat cells. We don’t know how many we should have in our body and whether that number gets bigger or smaller over time. If you suck the fat cells...
Food to fight prostate cancer

Food to fight prostate cancer

When somebody develops cancer they often wonder if there’s something they could change in their diet to help control the tumour. Some exploit that by inventing mad diets which can do a lot of harm, but research at the University of California, Los Angeles, is finding...
Social justice and your brain

Social justice and your brain

A sense of fairness is considered by many to be crucially important to how we govern our lives and make decisions. Some people call this a sense of social justice, and research has found that humans are hard wired with it, and have discovered the area of the brain in...
Looking after your chronic illness

Looking after your chronic illness

We use management skills on a day-to-day basis. We manage our needs, our family’s needs, our careers and finances – all while trying to balance working hard and having some fun. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to managing a chronic illness there’s a growing...
What is Chronic Fatigue?

What is Chronic Fatigue?

Chronic fatigue is a mysterious condition. Rather than simply being knackered, something many of us are familiar with, sufferers experience a disabling level of fatigue that’s present on most days and stays with them for months and even years. It’s often associated...
Treating panic by extinguishing memories

Treating panic by extinguishing memories

Who would’ve thought that addiction to substances like nicotine, heroin and alcohol could have similarities to an extreme anxiety disorder like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD? That’s the finding from fascinating research at Johns Hopkins University School of...
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