Girls on Tamoxifen know that estrogen mediates tendon repair, and the reason we know this is that, after a life time of swinging legs this way and that and laughing at the advice not to over do stretching, with exclamations of “you wimps!”, suddenly it seems we have to be very very careful with ourselves.

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Make Mine Eggs


After struggling a bit to get back to following my eating ideals after Christmas I told myself to do better and get back to the principles I know work. To that end, for the last few days, I’ve been sticking to the diet outlined here and I (re)discovered something amazing;

Eggs are the most fabulous diet food.

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Protein Porridge


By and large, I stick to my diet described on this site, but every now and then it becomes just too boring. I received a free sample of protein porridge with my last order of protein powder and thought that could be a way to relieve the monotony, but the taste was a bit … well, yucky!

I’m not a big fan of artificial sweeteners so I thought I could do better. After a bit of googling and calculation of calories etc, I came up with this recipe.

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The Golden Rule


There are a lot of rules in our house about eating, none of which are religiously adhered to (except the no caffeine rule). Why, for instance, is there  bread in the house when we are supposed be anti-refined-carb? If “sometimes food” is only to be consumed on Saturdays, why does Saturday seem to start on Friday night? There is, however, one over arching guideline that dictates these rules, even if the rules themselves aren’t always followed, and that is,

Food manufacturers do not have their customers’ well being at heart.

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There, but for the Grace of …


Like many others, I’m sure, I was saddened to hear of Olivia Newton-John’s recurrence last month. For those that don’t know, Olivia Newton-John is an Australian entertainer who became world famous for playing Sandy in the movie, Grease.

Cancer seems to have it in for Australian singers. There’s Kylie, Olivia and Delta Goodrem, and whenever I hear of one of these ladies it makes me very sad for all the other people battling cancer without the world cheering on, whereas really, anyone battling cancer deserves a little mention in the paper, I think. Continue reading