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 –...
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...
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...
Weight loss discovery

Weight loss discovery

Scientists at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas have developed a drug that targets fat cells in the same way cancer treatments target cancer cells. Dr Norman Swan reports.
How many calories in a kilo of fat?

How many calories in a kilo of fat?

How many calories in a kilo of fat? It’s easier than you think to put on a kilo here and there. Norman shares the mathematics your hips, waist and thighs need to know. Tonic TV |T-S044 I S01E05
Protection for health consumers

Protection for health consumers

The regulation of complementary medicines and advertising to consumers is done to protect consumers. The organisation, which regulates complementary medicines, is the Therapeutic Goods Administration, who regulates some sixty thousand products so their resources are...
Self induced Famine

Self induced Famine

Tonic’s resident sceptic Rich Brophy reminisces about his feeble attempt at a 40 Hour Famine, and explores what happens to the body when it goes into starvation mode. Tonic TV |T-S040 |S02E11
Why salt matters

Why salt matters

Cutting back on salt – do we really need to reduce our intake? There are plenty of health promotion messages about reducing your salt intake, for good reason. We’re eating 5 to 10 times more salt than we evolved to consume. It’s one of the main reasons our blood...