Paleo Diet vs Dietary Guidelines: What are we missing out on?


In our previous blog we looked at the evidence supporting the Paleo diet. While promising, these few studies were very short in duration, had relatively small numbers, and were targeted mainly at people with metabolic conditions. What is still unknown though is the long term ramifications of eating the Paleo way as there are no […]

Being a coffee snob is good for your health


I was in Perth for work last weekend. I don’t know Perth very well at all, yet alone South Perth, where I was staying. This means that I did not know where I could find a good coffee on Monday morning, which is a problem as I am quite the coffee snob. Fortunately I had […]

When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters


November is lung awareness month, a chance for everyone to stop and listen to their breathing. Many of us don’t even think about our breathing until we experience challenges. Alarmingly, one in seven Australian’s die because of lung disease every year! With such a high prevalence it is clear we need to pay greater attention […]

Paleo vs Dietary Guidelines: How do paleolithic diets stack up against more standard fare?

paleo plate

In our last iNform Voice blog we explained the main differences between a Paleo diet and our current Australian Guidelines. However, do we know if this way of eating is good for us or is it just another fly-by diet? Is there actually any research to this diet and if so what does it tell […]

Man vs. Horse: Two runners, one winner. Who will it be?

horse human

Who would win a foot race between a man and a horse? Sorry if you are waiting for a punchline, it is a legitimate question. To answer that, a clarifying question is needed- over what distance? Ok, let’s day Melbourne Cup distance- two miles. The race record for the Melbourne Cup is held by Kingston Rule […]

RunStrong- The blog about Black Caviar’s Arse……..

black caviar

Mark Lindsay, from Eliza Park Stud (where Black Caviar was conceived) was once quoted as saying of the great sprinter “she’s got an arse like a bus”, which he meant as an utmost compliment. Her generous rump was one of the physical gifts she possessed that gave her such a phenomenal turn of speed. A […]

The evolution of Paleo diets: Hunting the roots of this food movement

hunter gatherer

It seems everyone has an opinion on the Paleo diet. Some herald it as the the saviour to the human race while others warn of its potential dangers. It is a topic that polarises many people, and it certainly has created many misconceptions. But who do we believe? Many groups and individuals have vested interests. […]

Sleep, stress and sickness. Are they interrelated? Part 1.


Could you ever imagine that you have a mind body connection? And it may sound difficult to understand, and hey! If you had to consciously think about making your heart beat every time that would be exhausting right? And this is because a lot of your autonomic aka “automatic” functions happen without you having to consciously think about it, […]

Where are you getting your information from?

Brain explosion

I am generalising here, but usually your phone/tablet/laptop is the first thing you see in the morning and last thing you may see at night. Facebook, twitter, Instagram, reddit… Social media is everywhere (even if you try and ignore it).  Through these information sources we are now constantly bombarded with information, facts, and opinion pieces […]

Life after Military Service: What does it mean for your health?


Transitioning from military service to civilian life can hold many challenges for veterans and health matters can be at the forefront. Life in military service typically involves free medical, dental and health support with many systems in place including compulsory annual check-ups. This allows our service members to get on with doing their jobs without having to worry […]