Ephesians 4:12 “Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.“ | An initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (North NSW)

The hidden side of antidepressants: are they putting young lives at risk?

Antidepressants double the chance of a young person making a suicide attempt. Flickr/kamera kz In early 2009, two 16-year-old Queensland girls tragically hanged themselves within weeks of each other. The girls’ lives were plagued with abuse, self-harm and illicit drug use, and their deaths raised questions about the quality of care provided for troubled teens […]

In a Rush on the Way to the Airport | PositiveChoices.com

Written by Fred Hardinge on September 29th 2011 at 10:21pm The other day as I was rushing to return a rental car and catch a flight I remembered I needed to fill the gas tank — making my schedule even tighter. As I hurried into a gas station and pulled up to a pump I […]

CNN Documentary – The Last Heart Attack

A great new documentary from CNN has become available on the web. This 40 min film takes a close look at how people like Bill Clinton have used diet to tackle their heart disease. Click ‘continue reading’ to watch the film on Vimeo or YouTube.

Sanitarium | Good Food News Spring 2011

The latest edition of Sanitarium’s Good Food News is out. You can download it directly here or better yet, you can subscribe directly to Good Food News. Visit https://www.sanitarium.com.au/membership to receive the regular magazine. 

Sanitarium | Red and processed meat linked with Diabetes risk

In May 2011, the World Cancer Research Fund issued up-dated advice on diet and lifestyle factors that impact the risk of colon cancer and stated that there was convincing evidence that red and processed meat increased colon cancer risk. A new study from Harvard now highlights the risk associated with red and processed meat intake […]

Sanitarium | Is 15 mins of daily exercise enough?

Taiwanese researchers recently published a study involving 400,000 people that indicated 15 minutes of daily activity could increase life expectancy by three years and reduce death risk by 14%. They also found that more exercise delivers even better gains with each additional 15 minutes of daily activity reducing all-cause mortality by another 4%.

New site for CHIP Australia

CHIP Australia have just launched their fantastic new site. Full of resources and regional contact details this site is the perfect place to start if your are interested in planning a CHIP program. Visit www.chiphealth.org.au 

Government must act on alcohol tax omission

From the Australian Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation www.aerf.com.au    Leading health and medical organisations have criticised Treasurer Wayne Swan’s decision to renege on commitments that October’s tax forum would consider alcohol tax issues. You can have your say…

Obesity and Cancer of the Esophagus | PositiveChoices.com

Posted by Elvin Adams on July 18th 2011 at 12:41am Obesity is associated with a higher risk of several cancers, including cancer of the thyroid, colon, kidney, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and uterus. But the strongest association between obesity and cancer is with the esophagus. 

Resource: Creation Health

Creation Health is a resource produced by Florida Hospital (owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church). CREATION is a clever acronym which reflects our traditional Adventist Health Message. C – ChoiceR – RestE – EnvironmentA – ActivityT – TrustI – Interpersonal RelationshipsO – OutlookN – Nutrition We have a facilitators kit available to hire (order here) […]