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An analytical enema on detox diets

An analytical enema on detox diets

Welcome to For Your Information. Today, Helen figures out if detox diets are a load of old milk thistle.

Paleo is a stupid cult, and it is killing people

Paleo is a stupid cult, and it is killing people

A toxic mix of scientism and a delusional belief in pseudo-history have created a world in which we pick and choose easy "answers", rather than search for actual knowledge.

Who ya gonna call … fat busters … or are you?

Who ya gonna call … fat busters … or are you?

Can’t shift those love handles? Diet not working? Sick of your cellulite? What about those new machines that freeze or fry your fat away? asks Loretta Marron.

New Margaret Thatcher files released

New Margaret Thatcher files released

Fascinating new files have been released from Margaret Thatcher's first year as British PM, containing revelations ranging from a debate with Jimmy Carter over the Iranian hostage crisis to the Iron Lady's 28-egg a week diet. Read them here.

CSIRO serves up a muddled meal

CSIRO serves up a muddled meal

After copping flak for its previous meat-heavy diets, the CSIRO is now trying to please greenies and vegos as well with a confused new set of dietary recommendations that will probably annoy everybody.

Fat chance of diet regulation, but we’ll weight and see

Fat chance of diet regulation, but we’ll weight and see

Will the weight loss industry just standing there and take the imposition of professional standards, set by the Preventative Health Taskforcem without a fight? Not likely, writes David Gillespie.