When Good Enough Is Just Right

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It wouldn’t be a visit to my parent’s home in rural Victoria without returning with a boot load of goodies, and a recent trip did not disappoint – home grown grapes, pears, apples, fig jam, tomato chutney and cucumber pickles.  A foodie’s heaven! Upon being presented with an abundance of glorious home grown granny smith…

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Five Tips For Surviving a Long Haul Flight With Haemochromatosis

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Tomorrow we set off on an overseas holiday, which when you live in Australia invariably means a long haul flight or two.  Aching legs, swollen feet, poor quality sleep and limited food choices are just a few of the many challenges faced on a long haul flight.  Whilst jet setting around the world is not…

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A Tribute To Oats and ANZACS

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One of the best ways to lower the absorption of iron in the body is to eat foods which inhibit the amount of iron first getting into your blood stream. Foods containing phytates, an antioxidant compound found in whole grains, walnuts, almonds, cashews, sesame, dried beans, lentils and peas, do just this – they are…

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Haemochromatosis – Ten Things Everyone Should Know

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Haemochromatosis, an inherited disease which results in iron overload, is incredibly common, yet many people know little or nothing about this disorder. Personally I’m not surprised about this, as until recently I also didn’t talk a lot about having this disease, even though it is a significant part of my life and has been for…

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