Category: Healthy Living

Time Saving Hacks in your Kitchen
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Time Saving Hacks in your Kitchen

Many Australians have a desire to cook homemade meals and three in four (74%) families cook their family a meal five or more nights a week.  Some challenges that confront home cooks are the cost of groceries, confidence in the kitchen, trying to “please the masses” and being time poor.  Indeed a recent report highlights...

Be Your Own Food Tribe – Just do Food
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Be Your Own Food Tribe – Just do Food

According to a recent study, one-in-three Australians exclude specific food groups from their diet – including wheat or gluten, dairy and/or animal products.  My observation within my practice is that this number may be even higher. Every day I hear conversations around what food movement people follow and it seems that this food avoidance is...

Shaking the Salt Habit
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Shaking the Salt Habit

Australians are eating too much salt and this over a long period of time can have an effect on health.  It can contribute to chronic disease such as blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  There is a linear relationship with high sodium intake and high blood pressure and reducing the salt intake of someone...

What to Eat & Drink for a Winning Smile
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What to Eat & Drink for a Winning Smile

Eating dairy foods rich in calcium, casein and phosporous is important for building strong and healthy teeth.  There are many other foods and drinks that have a detrimental effect on dental health and tooth enamel. Recent Australian statistics (2018) reveal that 42% of all children aged 5 – 10 years have experienced tooth decay in...

Get off the Diet-Merry-Go-Round
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Get off the Diet-Merry-Go-Round

There is a common misconception that people fail at diets because they lack will-power.  The truth of the matter is that diets fail people – every single time.  Our bodies and our minds are not meant to diet, and if our body is forced to eat less than what it needs each day, it will...

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

Activate your Energy Levels with the Food Choices you make
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Activate your Energy Levels with the Food Choices you make

Energy is one of the body’s most precious resources and one that is so directly affected by the busy “switched-on” lives we lead, the food we eat, the activity we do, and the sleep we get.  The good news is there are many things that you can do each day to increase your energy and...

IBS and how a Low FODMAP diet can help
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IBS and how a Low FODMAP diet can help

Happy and healthy bowels are the pillars for our body, mind, health and well-being.  The gut is an amazing organ that turns the food that we eat into the cells of our body and the energy that we feel.  When our gut is working well, we feel fabulous and full of energy.  If it is...

Beating Bloat: The Role of Nutrition in Treating IBS
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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...

Food, Mood, Gut & Depression
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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...