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Eat fat, get lean with a Ketogenic

THE ketogenic diet has been making waves in the health world recently. Described by some as ‘Atkins on steroids’, the ketogenic diet involves eating foods that are high in fat, contain just a moderate amount of protein and which are low in carbohydrates. Creators of...

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Drinks: separating ‘pure’ from ‘poison’

By Alexandra Treloar IT can be relatively easy to determine what foods are good for us and what are not, but drinks can be a little more deceptive, and marketing has a lot to do with it. Drinks from the supermarket, health food stores and cafes may be branded as...

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Ben’s got a recipe for success

CAREFUL preparation and quality produce have proven to be the recipe for success for young Mildura cook Ben Treloar. The first-year apprentice chef from Stefano’s Restaurant served the winning dish at SuniTAFE’s Chefs of the Future Cooking Competition last week, which...

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Flying through history with Jim

By Paul Mensch SITTING down for a conversation with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) veteran Jim Keppler could best be described as a stop-start affair. The 90-year-old is a regular at the Mildura RSL, and as we sit at the bar, drinks in hand, his popularity becomes...

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The power is in the fit

THE PERFECT FIT: All About Me Undergear owner Sharyon Peart and team members Margie Rayson, Jenni Woodward and Maria Rodi, all agree that a well-fitted bra should be a priority for every woman. By Alexandra Treloar DON’T underestimate the power of a properly fitted...

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Sister Grace marks a milestone birthday

NINETY YEARS YOUNG: Sister Grace Rogers, who celebrated her 90th birthday this week, has spent more than 70 years of her life working in communities as a Sister of Mercy. IF there was only one word to describe the personality of Sister Grace Rogers, her first name...

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Mandy helps unlock the power of essential oils

SMELLING OUR WAY TO WELLNESS: ‘Clean living warrior’ Mandy Riordan was in Mildura recently to teach local residents about the benefits of essential oils, and how they’ve helped her fight back against lupus. By Alexandra Treloar WHILE essential oils have been around...

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Roger’s Mildura Show passion a long-running family tradition

WHEN it comes to names synonymous with the annual Mildura Show, Hancock is certainly one that springs to the mind of many. Alongside the likes of the Bawden, Bland, Porker, Ryan, Rowse, Weir and Zoch families, the Hancocks – represented by current Mildura Show Society...

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Competition puts the spotlight on local green thumbs

COMPETITION TIME! Greening Mildura member April Fuda and president, Gail Mottram, pictured in the garden of Mildura residents John and Gwenda Dean, are calling on local green thumbs to consider entering their garden in this year’s third annual Greening Mildura Garden...

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The benefits of gardening for the mind, body and soul

A stress buster As a matter of fact, it may be an even more effective stress buster than other leisure activities. A study in the Netherlands concluded that gardening reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol more than reading a book does. Brain health A study...

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