Keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in Women's health and exploring information on a healthy living lifestyle (backed up by the facts)

is important if we are to make informed decisions about our well-being. My health blog is designed to bring you up to speed with the latest information.

January 19, 2016

New, compelling research once again focuses on processed sugar and fructose as the

real dietary demons associated with heart disease.


Just a few weeks of a high sugar diet changes risk factors in blood that pose a risk to 

artery health.


Heart health markers like total c...

January 11, 2016

An important confirmation of common sense comes out of the University of Texas 

today, linking a high sugar diet with an increase risk of breast cancer and lung 



Previous population studies have shown a correlation with a high sugar diet (think 

‘typical weste...

September 11, 2014

By Dr. Karen Coates


Food is meant to nourish, give us palatal satisfaction and provide a social focus for family and friends. What better way to spend Sunday afternoon than around a traditional barbeque.



Well, if you want to reduce your family’s risk of cancer from th...

September 4, 2014

By Dr Karen Coates


Here’s the proof. Life is too short to give up all of life’s pleasures, but sometimes just a little compromise can make a huge difference.


Eating up to 50 grams of dark chocolate each day may be beneficial in the management of high blood pressure and...

July 15, 2014

More evidence in defense of saturated fats based in science from Dr. Karen:


 A comprehensive review of all the research and studies on the role of saturated fat and human disease was recently released to the medical arena in March 2014. The conclusion?


“We found essent...

July 15, 2014

By Dr. Karen Coates


Sometimes things just don’t go to plan. A great marketing idea.


 A weight loss product, complete with calorie in, calorie out research that, in theory, should make the product perfect for a weight loss diet.


But….then there’s this study published th...

June 25, 2014

By Dr. Karen Coates


Heart attack, stroke, cancer. Scary words. But read on to find out how one tiny change can dramatically reduce your risk of dying of these diseases.


Researchers in Spain studied over 7000 people over the age of 55 years and analyzed their diet and h...

May 19, 2013

When I analyse the information from mainstream medicine research it sometimes surprises me as to how far from the healthy middle ground we have strayed when it comes to assessing the risks associated with ourdietary choices.


Did you know that drinking one can of soft d...

May 18, 2013

Research vs dogma


More and more evidence is emerging which questions the decades of advice on what constituted a healthy intake of fat in a standard diet. A very robust study published in the British Medical Journal in February 2013 is one in a long line which challeng...

April 1, 2013

By Dr Karen Coates


Food is the fuel we use to energize our bodies and support optimal wellness. A diet perfectly designed for humans to eat provides vitamins, minerals and energy and also modulates our acid/alkaline balance. Human bodies thrive on balance and good heal...

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