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A women’s diet in the lead up to and during pregnancy has a significant impact on the health of their future baby. So what do you need to be mindful of in order to give you baby the best start to life? Listen in to my chat on Life Matters to find out.
Are you pregnant and confused about which foods you should avoid in order to have a healthy pregnancy? Melanie reveals which ones you should be keeping clear of.
Do you have PCOS? Did you know a few simple dietary and lifestyle changes can significantly help improve symptoms?
Melanie, along with other PCOS health professionals, share their thoughts on the best foods for managing the syndrome.
Do you get overwhelmed by the milk selection at your supermarket? Not sure if you should be choosing low-fat vs no fat vs full cream vs almond milk? I had a great chat to John and Gary from Talking Lifestyle about the health benefits of different types of milk (even...
It’s a question that may divide many - ‘Is obesity a result of genetic or environmental factors?’ Here are my thoughts I shared with SBS Food on the topic. There's more to your weight than what you eat and how much you exercise. “They just need to exercise more and...
Most Australian women have an incorrect idea about the quantity of food they should be consuming when they’re expecting. I find that most women are very aware of what foods they should be avoiding for listeria but they have no idea what kind of dietary changes they need to make in terms of quality and quantity.
It’s hardly surprising that our understanding of how much we should be eating has become foggy in the past couple of decades. Find out the correct portion sizes for some common foods in my chat with Today Extra.
Did you know children can out grown their allergies? New research suggests that egg and peanut allergies are the ones most likely to be out grown in children by the age of four. Repeat exposure to these allergens both inside the womb, during breastfeeding and in the...
New research from the CSIRO suggests that a ‘flexi diet’ could be the key to successful and sustainable weight loss.
The bread aisle at the supermarket can be overwhelming. There are lots of different types to to choose from… white bread, brown bread, wholemeal, high fibre, low GI, gluten free, wholegrain, rye… but which one is best?
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