Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health June 2019

Good Health - for people with a healthy attitude to life! Our aim is to make Good Health informative, up-to-date, relevant to women´s lives and entertaining. Every issue is packed with information - cutting edge medical advances, psychology, relationship, kids, food, beauty and much more. Above all, we want to empower our readers with a sense that they can do something POSITIVE to enjoy a long and healthy life.

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in this issue

1 min.
oh so simple

I love that nature has the solution to so many of our health challenges. It’s amazing to think that straight from the soil comes so much of what we need to support our system and protect us from sickness. It’s literally growing on trees! American physician Dr Michael Greger has made it his life’s work to help people live better and longer by explaining how to eat your way to good health, naturally. In his book How Not to Die – a title that cuts right to the chase – he outlines the ‘Daily Dozen’ things we need to help prevent illness and lifestyle diseases. From broccoli to linseeds, it’s simple stuff that’s ripe for the picking. See page 56 to find out more. Of course, just knowing what’s good for…

1 min.
have your say

SHINE A LIGHT The article titled ‘Light in the Darkness’ in the April issue was a very thought-provoking and motivational read. Kevin Billett mentioned many things I could relate to, especially that medication didn’t solve the issues of depression – it just made things a little easier. I am going to buy the book he has written, so that I can pursue a path to healing through shifting my thinking. – Deborah PAGE TURNER I purchased Good Health on the way to the hairdressers and just read the entire magazine from cover to cover. It was like the edition that just kept on giving. Initially I picked up a copy because I wanted to read about immunity boosting, then as I turned the pages there were so many articles that I enjoyed reading,…

1 min.
embrace the season

After visiting my hairdresser, I very surreptitiously whispered to her that I was feeling ‘bored’. Imagine my surprise when I opened up April’s Good Health to find the article, ‘Is boredom really that bad?’ Entering a new season in my life after downsizing to a two-bedroom home, no longer having a house full of exchange students, and my own two young adult children living much more independent lives, my life has changed. And yes, I was feeling embarrassed about not being more busy. I started looking for extra work, then had an absolute knowing in my soul that I’m exactly where I need to be. Thank you Good Health for giving me the permission to just sit. To just be. To reflect and enjoy the quiet. And no matter how…

1 min.
taking control

The invention of hormonal birth control revolutionised women’s healthcare, but for the past 70-odd years it’s meant most of the contraceptive burden has been on women. Now, a male contraceptive pill has passed the first stage of safety trials. But how far away is it from shelves? ‘OUR RESULTS SUGGEST THAT THIS PILL WILL DECREASE SPERM PRODUCTION WHILE PRESERVING LIBIDO’ Research carried out by the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Washington showed promising results for the pill, also known as 11-beta-MNTDC. The doctors behind the study say the first trial involved 40 healthy men, aged 18 to 50. Despite low testosterone levels in the men taking the drug, researchers reported “no serious adverse events”. However, participants had issues with fatigue, headaches, acne (side effects that women are already…

12 min.
health now

Diet dilemma In a study that’s been heralded as “a wake-up call for the world”, researchers have found that one-fifth of preventable deaths around the globe are associated with poor diets. The study, published in The Lancet, looked at global eating habits from 195 countries between 1990 and 2017, and found that a poor diet caused 11 million avoidable deaths, the vast majority of which were from cardiovascular disease, followed by cancer and type 2 diabetes. A poor diet, researchers say, is one short on fresh veges, seeds and nuts but heavy in salt, sugar and trans fats. They add that it’s not so much what we’re eating, but what we’re not eating. For instance, the global average intake of red meat was 27g a day – slightly higher than the…

10 min.
top of the morning

First up, I should say that I’ve known Kylie for eight years, four of which we actually worked together. While the nation sees her glammed up in front of the camera every morning, I’ve seen her makeup free and in tracksuit pants, on the phone juggling babysitters and football practice scheduled for her two boys, and tackling all the other challenges that come with working mum territory. So for this interview there’s no PR standing by and no ‘time allocation’. Instead it’s all hugs and kisses, and just the two of us shooting the breeze, gossiping about life, love, kids and everything in-between. Catching up in a café adjacent to the Channel 7 studios in Sydney’s Martin Place, I’m surprised that the TV host isn’t having her usual coffee; instead she’s ordered…