COVER STORY: Oprah Winfrey
Actor, producer, philanthropist, iconic talk show host – Oprah Winfrey, the undisputed Queen of All Media, talks exclusively with MiNDFOOD this month about her personal take on US politics, what makes a true friend and reveals that one thing she specifically scouts the world looking for.
COMMUNITY: A FAIRER CHANCE
When the World Child Cancer Charitable Trust began working in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji, the odds of any child surviving cancer in these islands were zero. For the last decade, a group of dedicated medical specialists have been volunteering to help train local hospital staff and save the lives of our smallest Pacific neighbours. MiNDFOOD travelled to Tonga to witness their incredible work.
With daylight savings in full swing, it’s time to make the most of the warmer weather and longer evenings with alfresco dining and a delicious selection of enticing recipes. PLUS: rediscover the ancient goodness of asparagus and, if you’re keen as mustard, try making your own at home.
HEALTH: BRAIN FITNESS
More than 60,000 New Zealanders are currently living with dementia, and many people think cognitive decline is an inevitable part of the ageing process. But the brain is a muscle, and like any other muscle can be exercised and strengthened to help it perform well into age old age. The question is how do we do that?
With its influential arts scene and renowned institutions, Austria’s history-filled capital Vienna offers up culture aplenty, along with world-leading fashion, cuisine and the famous Sacher-Torte – a cake with a royal connection.
WELLBEING: TOTAL RECALL
What makes us forgetful? It’s a question receiving a lot of attention as researchers look into early signs of Alzheimer’s and other forms of cognitive decline. The good news is we can greatly improve our memory function through what we choose to eat.
PSYCHOLOGY: STREET SMARTS VS BOOK SMARTS
IQ testing has traditionally been seen as the best indication of how clever a person is, and consequently, their potential for success. Yet in the real world “book smarts” are often no match for “street smarts”. What is the real difference, and can these “smarts” be accurately measured?
MiNDFOOD October 2016 issue, on sale October 10 in New Zealand and October 13 in Australia.