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Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are always on our radar; however, have you ever heard of metabolic syndrome, otherwise known as syndrome X? Well you should have, given that one in four Australians meet the diagnostic criteria. In our article “Metabolic Syndrome,” we explore this pandemic, touching on the risk factors—such as elevated fasting blood sugar and increased blood sugar—plus how to prevent and treat metabolic syndrome.
You’ll find this and much more in the autumn issue of alive.
There are many reasons why particular foods may not agree with us. Many people believe the reason for their food-related symptoms is an allergy to a particular food or ingredient. But in the vast majority of cases, a bona fide food allergy is not the cause of the problem. We sort out the differences between allergies, hidden allergies and sensitivities, and provide strategies for reducing adverse reactions.
What you don’t know can hurt you. Arthritis can strike anyone at any time, and although researchers don’t know what causes arthritis, with early diagnosis and treatment therapies you can still enjoy an active lifestyle. We shed light on this common condition that represents more than 100 rheumatic diseases, and offer ways to improve quality of life such as low-impact exercise, yoga, tai chi and massage therapy.
Every day we shed thousands of skin cells, which is why we need replenish them with the support of antioxidants and other nourishing nutrients. We provide readers with a laundry list of beneficial ingredients for the skin, including the free-radical fighters vitamins C and E, and moisturizing ingredients such as hazelnut oil, coconut oil and shea butter.
Indian cuisine is revered not only for its sophisticated layering of flavours, but also for its link to good health. The healing components of Indian cuisine are largely represented by a variety of herbs and spices; how they are combined and how they are prepared is part of the magic. We share with readers a variety of authentic Indian dishes, including Dosas—potato and pea-filled savoury Indian pancakes—and Sambar, one of the most loved dishes in South India.
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