Changing Habits Blog
When you understand what really goes into the food on the supermarket shelves, do you make a change, or opt for willful ignorance?
Cyndi O’Meara takes an indepth look at organic certification and explains that, just because a food is certified organic, it does not mean that it is healthy for you.
You’re probably aware that too much sugar – especially added sugar – is not good for your health. But, unlike issues such as weight gain, the damage that sugar can do to your body is not always visible. Lisa Richards, creator of The Candida Diet, explains more.
Every year, new ways with food – and even foods themselves – come about. Here, Cyndi shares her predictions for the top food trends of 2019. Happy New Year!
Going gluten free? We share some tips on eating healthy PLUS our favourite gluten-free festive finger food ideas!
Still planning your Christmas menu? Take some inspiration from our favourite real food recipes for Christmas Day! From starters to mains, sweet treats and drinks, we have you covered this festive season.
‘There’s no money in keeping people healthy.’ Diabetes UK may have received some bad press when it announced its corporate sponsorship deal with a soft drinks firm, but Cyndi O’Meara wonders whether its other corporate sponsors are really that different.
Many people believe that if they lose weight then they will be healthy. But this is not necessarily true – how you achieve this weight loss is a very important factor, as Cyndi O’Meara explains.
At the Functional Nutrition Academy we base the nutrition course on two overarching principles; the first is taking an historical and anthropological perspective of nutrition, and the second is the philosophy of vitalism (as opposed to mechanism). I’d like to address...
My article on the coeliac vaccine (you can read it here) seems to have pushed a lot of buttons. Mostly people who had children or loved ones with the autoimmune disease, or were suffering themselves, were angry at my opinion. It’s not easy to have coeliac disease...
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.