Death by diet

One in five deaths worldwide in 2017 was linked to unhealthy diets, in both poor and rich countries, as burgers and soda replaced traditional diets and a warming planet impacted the variety of crops grown. The Global Burden of Disease study by the US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said unhealthy eating is killing 11 million people a year, up from 8 million in 1990 — while smoking kills about 8 million people a year.

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Greta Puls
In defence of the alkaline diet

“The alkaline diet it just is a good diet generally. The foods that are recommended to be avoided are usually the foods that are either known to create inflammation or can be difficult to digest. Or have other issues that are associated with them. Or have certain proteins that are known to be allergenic. The alkaline foods tend to be micronutrient-rich foods as well. I think even if you look beyond the acidic and alkaline thing it's just a good diet in general.”

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Greta Puls
Controversial naturopath’s story told in new podcast

MEDIA RELEASE: The extreme raw-food ‘cleansing’ diets of controversial Perth naturopath Dorothea Snook are back in demand, 30 years after a court case put her out of business. Mrs Snook, who died in 2008 aged 93, is the subject of a new podcast that investigates key events in the mother-of-seven’s life, leading up to the 1990 coronial inquiry into her brother Stanley’s death.

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Perth's nudist naturopath revealed

A Nedlands woman who was a noted nudist and tried to sell the first wholemeal bread in Perth in 1939, is the subject of a planned new book. Former Perth nurse Alice Caporn, born Alice Miriam White in South Australia in 1875, studied for four degrees, including a Doctor of Naturopathy and PhD at Columbia University in the United States during the 1920s and 30s. Two of her food and nutrition books are still held at Harvard University’s library.

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Greta Puls
The great Australian death ceremony

The Australian death ceremony started as a crude ritual back in the days of witchcraft. In recent years it has been developed into a science. This game is played by practically all Australians, except for a few ignorant souls who follow nature.

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Greta Puls
Mrs Snook’s Magical Gut Cleanse Diet

‘I thought I knew it all when it came to wellness,’ says Shaktiprem Blaschke, who reported experiencing an ‘unbelievable breakthrough’ with Mrs Snook’s raw-food gut-cleanse diet. Now the former pharmacy student and Yoga instructor is running the first ever Snook raw-food gut-cleanse retreat on Queensland’s beautiful Magnetic Island in July 2019.

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