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Optimal Zinc Levels May Change Your Life

I wish I discovered my zinc deficiency earlier, as it made that much of a difference to my life. After a lot of healing many years ago, my health improved, however after I discovered zinc, everything got a whole lot better. My concentration increased, I became even...

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10 Foods To Eat for a Healthy Pancreas

Many people have never even given this precious spongy tube-shaped organ a second thought. The pancreas lies in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach and plays a very important role in your digestion. The pancreas has 2 main roles in the body, an exocrine function...

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7 Natural Food Remedies for Anxiety

As our lives get faster, some people struggle to get through an average day as it leaves them feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Our everyday life can be filled with anxiety provoking events. Whether it’s an exam, a work deadline, perhaps you’re running late for work,...

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How to Find Love … in Cooking

Do you find cooking to be a chore? Today, most of us live in a world where we have a choice of what we eat with an endless supply of real food and the opportunity to prepare and cook the food in a kitchen. So I find it sad to hear that so many people find cooking to...

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Xylitol – Is it Safe or Dangerous?

Many people use xylitol as a sweetner. It's also used as a sugar substitute in many ‘low-carb’ or ‘sugar-free’ food products such as chewing gum, cakes and soft drinks.There is a lot of conflicting information out there these days, and many of my clients often ask me...

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10 Healthy Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

Do you feel as though you’re stuck in a breakfast rut? Are you eating the same breakfast day in and day out? The breakfast habit seems to be one of the hardest to change, as it’s so ingrained into your morning routine. Most people consume cereal, toast and coffee or...

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Importance of Eating Prebiotic Foods for Optimal Digestion

Eating a whole food diet which includes a variety of organic seasonal vegetables, probiotics from fermented foods and avoiding inflammation causing foods is critical to your optimal health. Cultures all over the world eat a variety of fermented foods depending on what...

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When it Comes to Health, is There Such a Thing as a Quick-Fix?

Many people start their week by saying “I’m going to eat healthy food this week” but perhaps a day or two later, they end up saying “I don’t have time to cook healthy meals” or “I can’t afford it” or “healthy food doesn’t taste as good” and “this is too hard, I...

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Why Self-Care Matters for Mothers

These days, most Mum’s lives revolve around juggling the needs of others day in and day out, which often results in them putting themselves last. However this pattern isn’t sustainable because it’s not long before they start to feel overworked, stressed, utterly...

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Thyroid Health and Pregnancy

Thyroid disease is one of the most common endocrine illnesses in women of reproductive age and if unrecognised, it can increase the risk of miscarriages, placental abruption, hypertensive disorders and growth problems. Pregnancy poses a huge impact on the thyroid,...

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Three All-Natural Foods to Help Relieve Arthritis Symptoms

Did you know that there are over 120 different types of arthritis? According to the latest statistics, 3.85 million Australians have arthritis, which is 1 in 5 people! It’s also estimated that by the year 2050, 7 million Australians will suffer from arthritis. What...

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Arthritis Prevention – What Can Help?

Arthritis refers to a range of musculoskeletal conditions where the joints become inflamed, which may result in pain, stiffness, disability and/or deformity. These symptoms can often have a significant impact on a person's everyday life. In 2014-2015, 3.5 million...

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A Ketogenic Diet for Beginners

What Exactly is a Ketogenic Diet? Ketogenic diets seem to be the latest diet trend at the moment. But what exactly is a ketogenic diet? It’s a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet with moderate amounts of protein. It involves drastically reducing your carbohydrate intake...

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Help Your Body Heal Naturally After Surgery

If you missed Part 1 to this blog series, click here to read all about how I prepared my body for surgery. Recently I had emergency surgery to remove all four of my wisdom teeth. The surgery I had required me to have general anaesthetic which renders you unconscious,...

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How to Naturally Prepare Your Body for Surgery so it Recovers FAST

In less than 24 hours I went from planning my weekend to planning emergency surgery… well, not quite ‘emergency surgery’ as I was lucky enough to have five days to prepare my body for it. But out of nowhere, one of my wisdom teeth got infected and started to cause me...

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Epigenetics and the Influence of Our Genes

“Genetics load the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger.” Caldwell Esselstyn Do our genes have an influence on our health? You might have heard many people around you say, ’My Mum’s overweight, so that’s why I’m heavy too, it’s in my genes’ or ‘My dad had a heart attack...

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The Importance of Prevention in Health Care

Prevention – what does that even mean? The definition of ‘prevention’ is to keep from occurring, avert, hinder or stall. Let's first look at the state of our health, then look at what has caused this instability of health and what do we do to change habits in order to...

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How to Read a Food Label

When I was studying to become a nutritionist, we were taught to always refer to the nutrition panel on food. This is the table that lists the amount of fat, salt, sugar, carbohydrates and protein in the food. So, I began to do this and became obsessed by it. I knew...

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What to Eat if You’ve had Gallstones or Gallbladder Removal

There seems to be a common trend that ‘if you suffer from gallstones then the solution is to remove your gallbladder.’ Why? Every organ within our body has its own function and is vital for your body to perform optimally. If the organ wasn’t serving a purpose, why...

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Signs You Might Have Candida and What You Can Do About It

Yes, I have been there. I had a number of symptoms of a candida overgrowth for years before I even realised it. Eventually my body wouldn’t allow me to ignore the symptoms anymore. I researched my symptoms and was positive I had candida, which was confirmed when I had...

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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Coffee Healthier

Coffee doesn’t just give you a boost in the morning by keeping you alert; it also helps to improve cognitive function, mood, reaction time, memory and raises the metabolism. Coffee also appears to lower the risk of liver cancer. There are also many nutrients found in...

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