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May 23, 2018

From fermented foods, kombucha tea, ingestible beauty powders and even topical skincare, probiotic fortified products are a booming business.

Regular probiotic intake has been shown to promote the healthy balance of gut bacteria which is linked to a wide range of  healt...

May 2, 2018

If those mid-afternoon sugar cravings are sending you to a lolly eating, cookie jar raiding frenzy fear not.  We have the answers for you that will kick the sugar cravings to the curb once and for all.

Cinnamon - Cinnamon is used in Ayurvedic medicine to help control bl...

April 16, 2018

Paleo, keto, low carb, high fat, intermittent fasting, vegan, raw food and the list goes on. Whatever happened to good old healthy eating? As I say in my book The Forensic Nutritionist, I have yet to meet anyone that has lived to 100 years of age that has followed one...

March 18, 2018

Reasons to eat carbs – why you will want to eat bread again

Carbs are an important source of fibre

 Carbs (the right kind) are an important source of dietary fibre which can help us to lose weight. Researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah followed the eating habit...

March 11, 2018

Brain atrophy is a normal part of the ageing process, but years of unhealthy diet and lifestyle choices may accelerate cognitive decline. Nearly 1 in 10 Australians aged 65 and over have dementia. It is highly likely that for many Australians, by the time we reach our...

March 5, 2018

Don’t swallow apple seeds as they are poisonous/ Apples contain cyanide

Apple seeds contain amygdalin, a plant compound known as a cyanogenic glycoside. When apple seeds are chewed or crushed and metabolized, the amygdalin turns into hydrogen cyanide, which is poisonous...

February 26, 2018

The standard Australian diet is full of processed foods, refined sugars, salt, pesticides, chemical additives, alcohol, coffee, stress and a general lack of sleep. These are all contributing factors to creating acidic waste within the body. When our body is in an acidi...

February 18, 2018

We are told to cut down on coffee, eat low fat, low carb, and eat the keto way and yet seemingly every week there is a differing opinion on what is good for us. Time and time again we see extreme recommendations for eating yet the evidence always comes back to balance...

February 11, 2018

Granola

If you thought Granola was healthy think again. Whilst it does contain the super food oats which are a good source of fibre and iron and nutrient rich nuts, granola can often be very high in calories as it generally has high amounts of sugar added (often with he...

February 4, 2018

As you know I am not about fad diets, cutting out food groups or following cult trends however I am about promoting healthy eating and learning to listen to your body. Every year we see new diet trends and 2018 is no exception. This week on the blog I give a quick over...

January 22, 2018

There is so much confusion as to how often and what time of the day we should be eating. Some experts promote eating small meals every couple of hours; some are adamant that 3 meals per day is the way to go whilst some promote snacks as an important part of any healthy...

January 14, 2018

 We read so much in the media about new potions to help you detox such as activated charcoal, detox drinks and diets, it leads to the question - do we really need to go on a strict detox or does the body do a good job on its own?

Our body has 5 major organs of detoxific...

January 7, 2018

Eat fat to lose fat

Eating good fats is crucial to a healthy well balanced diet. We need to eat fat for many biological functions including hormone production and regulation, brain function, a healthy nervous system, energy production, cell immunity, healthy lung functi...

December 11, 2017

New research finds that eating cheese may reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease

If you have a cheese fetish and  feel guilty after devouring a hefty wedge of brie off the cheese platter fear not I have good news! It has long been thought that eating cheese leads t...

December 3, 2017

Can we drink alcohol over Christmas and stay healthy?

With the party season in full swing it’s very easy to get caught up in a whirl wind of social engagements and the sound of popping champagne corks. Whilst Christmas is a time to let our hair down and enjoy the celebr...

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