Changing Habits Blog
Cyndi O’Meara asks whether vegan honey can really be called ‘vegan’ and takes a closer look at the ingredients in some popular fake meat products.
I read recently that human clinical trials are beginning for a new vaccine for coeliac disease. Coeliac disease is one of 80 plus autoimmune diseases. Coeliac disease (CD) may affect up to 1 in 70 people. This disease is believed to be unique in that the inflammation...
Recently I was at the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine conference in Brisbane. The lectures were informative, albeit sometimes too scientific without much practical application. I decided to head to the forum of dietitians where nutritionist Rosemary Stanton...
Does being fit and being healthy go hand-in-hand? After her recent trip to the Fitness Show in Melbourne, Cyndi O’Meara is not so sure.
Imbalances in your gut can impact your overall health, including your brain health in terms of cognition, memory, clarity, emotions and more. We take a look at some natural foods that can benefit your gut and your brain.
Whether you and your partner are just embarking on your conception journey, or you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, these times are your greatest opportunity to influence not only your own health, but your (future) child’s health. One of the most critical things to...
There are many different kinds of artificial sweeteners available – and lots of conflicting information about their effects (good and bad) on the human body. Here we take an indepth look at one of the most popular sweeteners, Stevia.
If you look after your good gut bugs, they will look after you! Probiotics are a fantastic way to support your beneficial gut bacteria, as our nutritionist Sheridan explains.
Coconut is a very popular, healthy, versatile ingredient, used in recipes all over the globe. If, however, you are allergic or sensitive to coconut, or simply don’t like the taste, it can be hard to find alternatives for your favourite dishes. We hope these suggestions will help!
Are you one of the many people who find they cannot tolerate dairy? We look at why this might be, the symptoms associated with dairy intolerance and what you can do about it.
You spend A LOT of time asleep on your mattress. But have ever considered what exactly you are sleeping on? Your mattress might be one of the most toxic things in your home. We explain more here.
Sugar comes in many, many forms – from natural produce like fruits, grains and vegetables to processed forms like caster sugar. As with most foods, the quality of the sugar is much more important than the quantity. Our nutritionist explains.
Think butter is bad for you? Enjoy a ‘healthy’ breakfast cereal each morning? You might want to read this blog! We debunk some common food myths that just might change the way you look at the food you eat…
Inflammation has been shown to be a huge factor in the development of diabetes and obesity – two health problems that affect many Australians. We explore how processed foods – and the inflammation they cause – may play a part in these diseases.
Taking time to enjoy your food has more benefits than you might think – including improving your digestion and helping it to function more efficiently. We explain how simple steps, like chewing your food properly, can go a long way in aiding your body’s digestive processes.
Antibiotics can damage your beneficial gut microbes, which can lead to autoimmune diseases, gut issues and insomnia, among other problems. They are over-prescribed – being used when they are not always needed – but what are the alternatives? We explore some natural ways to help heal your body.
Diabetes is a common disease, with a new diagnosis in Australia every 5 minutes. Read this blog to find out more about living with diabetes, including the types of foods that may be beneficial to you.
PCOS is a common disorder among women, with a range of symptoms including period irregularities, weight gain, depression and fatigue. Like many disorders, diet can have an impact on your symptoms. Here we share three tips for managing your PCOS with the foods you eat.
Love it or loathe it, exercise benefits your body in so many ways! We explain why it is so important for your health and how you can succeed in making time for movement every day – it’s not as hard as it sounds!
At 36, Melissa Hickey had a heart attack. She explains how this was the kickstart she needed to change her habits for good, and improve both her physical and emotional health – with some fantastic results for her mind and body.
Cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, arrhythmia and heart valve problems are believed to be highly correlated to the health of our gut. Our nutritionist Sheridan explains how to improve the health of your gut, to improve the health of your heart.
Melinda Blundell of EMU Wellness shares her delicious version of a Cherry Ripe slice. Nutritious and delicious – the perfect combo!
If you are tired, find it difficult to concentrate and keep getting sick, you might be deficient in iron. Iron is an important nutrient that helps your blood cells to deliver the oxygen your tissues and organs need to function optimally. We explain how to boost your iron levels naturally.
Dopamine is the brain chemical that concerns motivation, memory, pleasure and more and low levels can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, low libido and anxiety. Here we discuss how you can boost your levels of dopamine naturally.