Myths About Food

by Dr John Cummins First published in the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Magazine There are some myths about food and meal habits that need busting. I encourage you to read Myths About Food. If you are short of time you’ll find some highlights below. While children definitely need breakfast to boost their concentration, there …

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What do we know about prostate cancer and nutrition?

Although nutrition plays a role in the development of prostate cancer no specific diet can prevent or eradicate this disease. Prostate cancer, like other cancers, is an extremely complex process. No single factor (e.g., diet) can explain the various facets of this disease. Here is a summary of a recent article. Be lean — The …

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How do you know if you have plaque in your arteries?

Why bother checking for plaque? Because 4 in 10 of us will die from a plaque-related disease – and this is preventable! What is plaque? Plaque is the gunk that builds up in your arteries – a bit like rust in pipes. If your arteries (pipes) become blocked everything after the blockage becomes stagnant and …

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Preventing heart disease – the Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean diet may cut the risk of cardiovascular events by as much as 30% in people at high risk of developing heart disease, as compared with people advised to eat a reduced-fat diet. These findings were presented at the International Congress on vegetarian nutrition in February 2013. Trial results: Low fat or Mediterranean diet? …

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Understanding your cholesterol reading

Your cholesterol reading on your blood test is made up of: good cholesterol (HDL) bad cholesterol (LDL) some other minor lipid particles that are not routinely measured on pathology testing triglycerides LDL – bad cholesterol Vascular risk is mainly concerned with your bad cholesterol (LDL). And for most people, your LDL should be around 3.0 …

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Dr Cummins had the opportunity to take part in the inaugural CEO Cookoff on Monday, February 6th to raise awareness around food security and one of Australia’s major social issues, homelessness. The CEO CookOff is a joint initiative of OzHarvest and Qantas. John mingled among 30 top-notch chefs and 150 CEO’S, including Neil Perry, Bill …

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