MiNDFOOD Mike

Identifying dyslexia

There are many cases of people going through school being labeled slow, naughty or inattentive, only to be diagnosed with […]

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A strong immune system: the three golden keys

Sickness was inevitable. At work people were coughing and spluttering, and at home my sons were battling gastro. It seemed […]

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Christmas cooking

Stop that pre-Christmas hassle and stress and organise everyone coming to Christmas lunch or dinner to bring a plate. I […]

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Cook the books

I’m often asked if I have a favourite cookbook. As there are so many that come into the MiNDFOOD office […]

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Pete Evans: start the day the right way

Chef, author, TV personality and clean-living advocate Pete Evans considers the benefits of taking a new approach when it comes […]

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A fresh look at fats

I get super excited when the cooler months of the year come around as this is when I find cooking […]

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The Skinny on Sardines

If there were ever a title for champion of the ocean, then the amazing sardine would be a heavyweight performer. […]

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Cooking with creativity

Our new columnist Pete Evans shares his journey to becoming an innovative and inventive chef and how creativity has enriched […]

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Healthy Fats

I choose to eat and feed my family a nutritious diet that is rich in healthy fats so that our […]

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Withdrawing from sugar

A few years ago I spent a week at the Gwinganna health retreat when I had just finished weaning my […]

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Charlotte’s Law: the cyberbullying debate

The tragic news that the former model and television presenter Charlotte Dawson had taken her own life last weekend has […]

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Mobile phones and our health: playing it safe

From about 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday, my husband is on his mobile phone. Of course, he is not […]

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Good sleep habits for good health

I have a longstanding love-hate relationship with sleep. A few years ago when I had a small child and a […]

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Healthy eating at school

With school returning this week, the thing I’m dreading most is school lunches. My eight-year-old son would like something “interesting […]

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New year, new you

Weight loss is a common resolution for the New Year. For nearly two decades, I promised myself every January 1 […]

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Managing stress this Christmas

While Christmas can be a time of great joy and fun, for many people it can also be a time […]

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Interview with Ayurveda practitioner Farida Irani

I have been a fan of Ayurveda practitioner and clinical Aromatherapist Farida Irani for many years. Her knowledge of various […]

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Stay energised this silly season

If you are already feeling the effects of the silly season kicking in, it may be time to stop, take […]

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New test reduces antibiotics use

Like many people I have a love-hate relationship with antibiotics. I don’t hesitate in using them when needed but I’m […]

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Yoga & Pregnancy

Donna Duggan interviews certified yoga instructor, television host and creator of the best-selling Yoga for Surfers DVD series, Peggy Hall, on […]

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The Byron Bay Way

Having spent the last week at the lovely northern NSW town of Byron Bay, I’ve been inspired to make a […]

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Anxiety: A bright side

According to the mental health organisation beyondblue, three million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. With a population of […]

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Soft drinks – worse than you think for kids

Most parents know soft drinks are not great for kids, but a new study shows they’re even worse than previously thought. While […]

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Asthma Emergencies

The very sad news of the death of an 8-year-old boy who suffered cardiac arrest due to an asthma attack […]

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