Your Health from Melrose
In this issue Dear Readers....
Naturopath News by Jacinta
Castles - Fish Oil and Arthritis WATCHING adept hands whip up mouth-watering creations has become a
national pastime for food loving Australians. The first two seasons of Good
Chef Bad Chef aired on pay TV, with Master Chef judge Gary Mehigan going
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head-to-head with Melrose ambassador nutritionist and naturopath Janella
Purcell demonstrating their different approaches to food.
New Product - Nature’s Due to Master Chef commitments, Gary Mehigan has been replaced by
Goodness Beetroot Juice Adrian Richardson for season three, screened on Ten.
concentrate Adrian Richardson’s full-flavoured, alternatives. ‘‘That has been a softer
mostly meat-based creations are approach for people, so rather than
Research - Do trans fats cause in stark contrast to Janella Purcell’s them thinking, ‘She’s a pain, she’s
nutrition-focused, often vegetarian taking every bit of pleasure out of
depression? approach. ‘‘It’s a different dynamic my life’, they’re saying, ‘She actually
now, but the feedback has been loves food as much as me but she
Winter Recipe - Janella’s really good,we’ve softened it a little also has digestive problems and
bit, the first two seasons were more health problems and weight issues
of me being a bit of a nag, which was like me’, people think of healthy food
the whole premise of the show, but as boring rabbit food. They think
I didn’t like that so much, because I they’ve got to have celery and a
Health Events Calendar think it should be more about giving quarter of a cup of cottage cheese
people two different perspectives, for lunch, but it’s not about that, as
Bowel Cancer Awareness Week and letting the viewer decide what far as I’m concerned it’s all about
5th – 11th June they want.” eating whole food. I’m not on a diet.
I don’t feel I’m deprived. I think I
‘‘Anything in moderation, including
International Men’s Health have the best diet on the planet and
moderation, is my motto,’’ says
that’s because I know how to eat
Week Janella Purcell.
properly. I just want to teach people
13th – 19th June that.”
‘‘I’ve always been out there flying
the flag for food as medicine and a
‘‘There are always ways to make
holistic way of life, but TV people
things healthier. Go for the 80-20
didn’t seem to think anyone really
rule. Be good for 80 per cent of the
cared a few years ago,they said,
time, and naughty for 20 per cent of
‘That’s why Nigella is so popular,
because she gives you permission
to be indulgent’. I said, ‘That’s whyOne of Janella’s most popular
we have more people now dying of creations is a rhubarb crumble, which
obesity than nicotine. It shouldn’t all
is made from stewed apples, pears,
be entertainment, it should be a little
dates and rhubarb and topped with
bit educational as well.’’ a mixture of oats, almonds, pepitas,
sunflower seeds, cinnamon powder
Janella expects the reason Good
and Melrose Omega Spread. (See
Chef Bad Chef has been so popular is
page 3 for the recipe.) ‘‘Melrose
because it represents both sides and
Omega Spread is a really beautiful
offers the best of both worlds.
product,’’ she said. “Margarine has
The butter, cream, sugar and salt trans fats, and butter is beautiful
are there, but there are healthier because it’s whole food, but a lot
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of people have heart disease and diabetes and
cholesterol to think of, so there’s always a big June Health Events
argument over what’s better.
Bowel Cancer Awareness Week
‘‘But Melrose Omega Blend Spread has olive oil, 5th – 11th June
flaxseed and sunflower oils and they’ve whipped
it up in a way so that it’s like margarine but made
with good oils. I think the next big fad on telly is Bowel Cancer Awareness Week aims to raise
going to be food and health with yummy, healthy public awareness of a disease that claims the life
foods.’’ Janella loved cooking shows like Master of one Australian every two hours.
Chef, but the majority of the concoctions on the
show were ‘‘sometimes foods. It’s a treat. It’s art. The Week has a positive message - saving lives
But you can’t eat like that all the time,’’ she said. through early detection - as bowel cancer is one
of the most curable cancers if detected early.
With thanks to the NEWCASTLE HERALD Wed, February 2, 2011 People at risk of developing the disease are
encouraged to talk to their doctor and not ‘die of
For more of Janella’s recipes - embarrassment’.
go to www.melrosefoods.com.au
International Men’s Health Week
13th – 19th June
For IMHW 2011, Andrology Australia is producing
promotional posters and a fun booklet that can be
ordered now. You can also sign up to a monthly
men’s health events e-newsletter. This monthly
e-newsletter will focus on ways to make your
community men’s health event the best it can be.
Do trans fats cause
A new study has found a link between trans
fatty acid consumption and depression. Spanish
researchers followed 12,059 people for six years
and found those who had 1.5grams of trans fats
a day were 48 per cent more likely to develop
depression than those who had none. The
researchers believe trans fats may cause depression
by inhibiting the nervous system from sending
feel-good chemicals throughout the body. The
researchers also looked at diets containing “healthy
fats” such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated
oils. They found those who consumed more than 20
grams of olive a day were 30 per cent less likely to
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Place the fruit, juice and dates in a pot over a low
Janella’s Rhubarb Crumble temperature, and put the lid half on. Stew until the
fruit is tender, about 15mins
2 apples cored and sliced thinly
2 pears cored and sliced thinly Meanwhile, make the topping by mixing all the dry
1 cup rhubarb trimmed and sliced finely ingredients together in a large bowl. Using your
1 cup fresh orange juice hands, rub the oil/spread through this mixture,
1/2 cup dates deseeded and roughly chopped keeping it a little chunky. Set aside.
2 cups Four Leaf rolled oats
1 cup almonds roughly chopped In a small baking dish or loaf tin spread the stewed
1 cup pepitas/pumpkin seeds fruit over the bottom, and then top with the
1tbsp cinnamon powder crumble.
1/2 cup sunflower seeds Bake at 180C until the oats just start to change
1tbsp Melrose OmegaCare Spread or Sunflower Oil colour (approx 15mins). Serve with a dollop of
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Fish Oil and Arthritis
Fish oil is derived from the tissue of cold
water oily fish such as mackerel, salmon, Dosage of Fish Oil for the Treatment of Arthritis:
tuna, herring and sardines. Health researchers
attribute the many fish oil benefits to the fact Research suggests the dose needed to reduce
that it is a rich source of essential Omega 3 inflammation is 2.7 grams of omega-3 (EPA
fatty acids, namely EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and/or DHA) daily. This dose usually requires
and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid). either:
The Head of Rheumatology Professor Les • 14 standard 1000mg fish oil capsules e.g.
Cleland from the Royal Adelaide Hospital states Melrose 18/12 Fish Oil 1000mg capsules per
“We’ve known for more than 20 years that fish day, or
oil supplements can benefit the symptoms of • 15mL of bottled fish oil per day e.g. Melrose
rheumatoid arthritis. We’ve also found that 18/12 liquid Fish Oil.
people who take fish oil have a reduction
in cardiovascular risk factors, and they use How long will it take to Notice an Effect when
fewer NSAIDS. NSAIDS, or non-steroidal Taking Fish Oil for the treatment of Arthritis?
anti-inflammatory drugs, have been shown to
increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and At the recommended daily arthritis dosage, it
gastric bleeding. may take two to three months before patients
notice an improvement in their arthritis
The Royal Adelaide Hospital sells Melrose 18/12 symptoms but results may vary between
Fish Oil at its Preventative Care Centre. For different people.
every bottle sold of Melrose Fish Oil products we
donate a percentage to the hospital to support
research into arthritis. That was $177,849.00
last financial year.
Health Benefits of Fish Oil for the Treatment of
Fish oil contains the omega-3 fatty
acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors
to eicosanoids that reduce inflammation
throughout the body. Due to its anti
inflammatory properties, Fish Oil is effective in
reducing inflammation in blood and tissues.
Regular consumption of fish oil is helpful to
those suffering from chronic inflammatory
diseases such as arthritis and similar conditions.
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