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The Short and Long of Coffee and its effect on your Health

The Short and Long of Coffee and its effect on your Health

We certainly live in a vibrant coffee culture and it is fair to say that many of us share a love of coffee.  While our overall coffee consumption has declined slightly in recent years, our café visits and ownership of household espresso machines has risen.  A 2014 study reported that parents have a higher coffee consumption than those without children...

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Beating Bloat: The Role of Nutrition in Treating IBS

Beating Bloat: The Role of Nutrition in Treating IBS

Happy and healthy bowels are the pillars for the body.  They’re also the cornerstone of vitality, health and well-being.  When the gut is working well, people feel vibrant and full of energy.  However, if there is a chink in its armour, the body will soon exhibit unpleasant bowel symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder, affecting...

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Food, Mood, Gut & Depression

Food, Mood, Gut & Depression

Food can affect our mood, and indeed our mood can affect the food choices that we make. Many studies around the world are showing that the same nourishing dietary patterns which improve your physical health can also have a protective effect against depressive disorders.  Conversely, dietary patterns which are very high in ultra-processed foods (refined sugar, trans-fatty acids) can have...

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Trying to go Eco-friendly from Shop to Kitchen

Trying to go Eco-friendly from Shop to Kitchen

It is so fascinating to observe and evaluate your own environment-friendly practices when a forced change is on its way.  I am talking about the imminent plastic shopping bag ban on all single use plastic and even biodegradable single use plastic shopping bags taking place on 1st July in Queensland.   Now is the time to transition (if you haven’t already...

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