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Fuel Yourself to Be Exam Ready

Fuel Yourself to Be Exam Ready

Everyone knows that a nutritious diet is important when training for a sports competition or a big game.  However, many people don’t understand the importance of optimal nutrition for study and exam preparation.  The brain requires essential nutrients and foods to improve alertness, concentration, memory, mood and your ability to cope with stress.  Lack of sleep, missed meals and an...

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NEW Eating Disorder Medicare changes are here!

NEW Eating Disorder Medicare changes are here!

A monumental day, a landmark achievement and a significant move forwards in the treatment of eating disorders in Australia.  On 1st November 2019, the Australian Government has introduced 64 new Medicare item numbers for the treatment of eating disorders.  This means that patients with eating disorders (who fulfil the eligibility criteria) will have access to an evidence-based, best practice model...

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Meeting all Your Needs with Vegetarian Eating

Meeting all Your Needs with Vegetarian Eating

The popularity of vegetarian eating and veganism is growing world-wide.  People are choosing this eating style for health, ethical and environmental sustainability reasons.  Unfortunately, for a small percentage of people who choose vegetarianism or veganism, this choice may lead to further food restrictions and more rigid food behaviours.  In these circumstances, the quest for improved health may in fact lead...

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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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Be Your Own Food Tribe – Just do Food

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 being linked to a sense...

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Find your joy and happiness with food

Find your joy and happiness with food

The Spoon Project is an initiative of Rachael Bradford, Nutritionist and Director of Eat and Enjoy Nutrition, to help people have an enjoyable, freeing & healthful relationship with food.  to help people move towards a positive, healthful and happy relationship with food. The Nourish & Nurture spoon is a uniquely special spoon with hand-stamped inscription of “nourish & nurture” on...

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Foods to Fight Inflammation

Foods to Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural response by its immune system to repair a damaged cell.  Most people have experienced acute inflammation at some time with an insect bite, a cut or an injury.  This results in redness, swelling and pain as the body works to repair the damaged tissue.  However, chronic inflammation lingers on for quite some time. It is...

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Health benefits of fermented foods and how they can help you

Health benefits of fermented foods and how they can help you

For centuries around the world, fermenting foods has been a way to preserve food and lengthen its shelf life, whilst producing a unique flavour. Fermentation relies on the natural action of micro-organisms (yeast and bacteria) to convert carbohydrate in food into short chain fatty acids and other by-products.  It is the ingestion of these fermented foods in the gut that...

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