The importance of iodine has not gone unrecognised. In 1924, iodised salt was introduced into the United States to correct deficiencies to avoid numerous diseases, with Australia following through with this idea not long after. Iodine was one of the first trace elements to be considered as essential, which means it must be supplied to […]
It’s hot and you are trying to spend minimal time in the kitchen…but you fancy a treat! Why not whip up a batch of one of our favourite no-bake goodies? These recipes are great for a little pick-me-up or an afternoon treat for the kids as they’re getting back into the swing of a new […]
We are faced with countless toxins in the world we live in – things like pesticides, heavy metals, food additives, skin care additives, black mould and more. But did you know that our bodies can also produce toxins? If there is an imbalance of microbes in your gut, it means you have an overgrowth of […]
It's much easier to complete all four phases of the Fat Loss Protocol without interruption from our social life. So, in an ideal world, it would be a great idea to begin at a time when you are able to focus on the protocol, keeping social engagements limited,...
Mindful eating is a new concept… until processed foods came along, there wasn’t a need to eat mindfully. For thousands of years, foods were always natural – not tampered with, not genetically modified, and free of dubious additives. Today, eating healthily often involves becoming more aware of what not to eat. Way back when, we […]
Have you ever worked hard to change your diet and lifestyle to lose those pesky extra kilos, only to find them creeping back on - and bringing some extra ‘friends’ with them?! It seems you are not alone.An estimated 80% of people who have successfully lost weight...
I understand… it’s tempting. Tempting to reach for the desserts that everyone has made for Christmas dinner, or that box of chocolates that have been gifted to you by a loved one. But, do you really want to go through the festive season feeling sluggish, tired, irritable, moody or even sick? Christmas is a time […]
I’m a nutritionist, traveller and explorer, constantly seeking more information on food and nutrition. That’s why I was honoured to spend 4 educational, inspirational days at Wise Traditions 2017 – a conference celebrating the love of natural foods, farming and health – deep in farm country in Minneapolis, USA. The calibre of speakers was high: Sally […]
For those adventurous souls planning a road trip over the holidays, Bella from Me & My Travel Bugs shares her favourite travel-friendly granola bar recipe. Preparing your own snacks goes a long way to helping you stay healthy on the road, and is one of Bella’s top tips for better travels: Make your own snacks […]
Antibiotics have their place in the world – they were founded for a good reason and have helped many people. However, their misuse and overuse is concerning. Doctors are prescribing antibiotics up to 9 times more than they should according to the current guidelines, with over 4 million individuals receiving a prescription which may not […]
Did you know that some nightshade foods may actually be causing inflammation in your body? This group of foods baffled me for a long time. How could something natural—like tomatoes or eggplants—that have been around for countless years and which people have not tampered with or changed in any way, be causing inflammation? Nightshade foods […]
Sometimes when you chat to people about their health, they often say that they can’t change because of their genes replying ‘My Mum’s overweight, so that’s why I’m heavy too, it’s in my genes’ or ‘My dad had a heart attack at 45, so now I’m prone to heart disease too.’ Some people just accept […]
I’ve changed my habits – but what about my kids?You’ve made some healthy changes yourself, but what about your family? Where once you may have thought of your children’s diet as relatively healthy, you now look at it from a whole new and informed perspective, and see...
The rich cultural tradition of food and most importantly the concept of using basic nutrition principles to raise our children, is something I am so passionate about. I believe that over the years, we as a society have done everything we can to complicate the issue and as parents, we are now left completely confused […]
We understand that it can be a real challenge to get kids to eat nutritious, real food, and that’s before you start consuming fermented food. Below are a few simple tips to start to introduce these foods into your diet, so they can benefit from the probiotic bacteria. Tips to encourage children to consume more […]
Do you have frequent pains in your body, such as headaches, aches and pains, hay fever, fatigue, anxiety, skin rashes and inflammation? What if these pains and symptoms in your body, were actually a way for your body to communicate with you. It has been ingrained within us to stop listening to these symptoms, to […]