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Why We Should Tax Ultra-Processed Foods

The future looks bleak for the Australian health care system. If we fail to make major changes now, it will need an extra $57 billion of funding by 2040 to provide adequate care for our population. The government already spends around $170 billion a year on health...

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Curcumin: A Remedy for Alzheimer’s?

Is there no end to the wonders of turmeric? Recent research has found that curcumin, the active component of turmeric, can benefit those with memory problems, like Alzheimer’s. The study, conducted by UCLA, involved 40 participants, aged 50 to 90 years, who had mild...

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How to Achieve Glowing Skin – by Glow With Nat Russell

Nothing screams health like glowing skin. Many of us are on the quest for it and the cosmetics and toiletries industry in Australia has capitalized on that fact - to the tune of $4 billion annually (and growing!). But what if glowing skin didn’t come from the outside,...

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Top 4 Sources of Iodine and Why You Need it

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...

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Our Favourite No-Bake Treats

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...

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6 Natural Ways to Help Detox Your Body

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...

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Top 10 Natural Food Sources of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is different from other vitamins because our bodies can make most of what we need with enough exposure to sunlight. Australia is renowned for its sunny weather and outdoorsy, beach-loving lifestyle, yet research says that 23% - or 1 in 4 - of Australians are...

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Activated Charcoal: What You Need to Know

Most of us are familiar with charcoal. It's the stuff that helps you have a killer barbecue, or the black stick you might have drawn with in art class when you were young. But more recently, people are consuming activated charcoal (which is quite different) as a...

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4 Ways to Promote a Healthy Gut-Brain Connection

Do you ever have that ‘gut feeling’ that something isn’t right, mentally or physically? As your brain and gut actually do communicate with one another, this could be more accurate than you perhaps think. The gut (gastrointestinal tract) is an important organ,...

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5 Ways to Build a Healthy, Mindful Relationship with Food

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...

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11 Light Dinners for Those Days When You’ve Eaten Too Much

Over indulged a little too much earlier in the day and can't face fixing yourself anything for dinner? The last meal of the day doesn't have to be big and 'meaty' to be satisfying - and there are plenty of options other than a salad that are quick and easy to put...

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6 Tips for Avoiding Sugar at Christmas 

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,...

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What We Can Learn From Wise Traditions

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...

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Our Nutritionist Jordan’s Favourite Recipes for Christmas Day

If you’re hosting Christmas this year and are determined to stick with your healthy eating habits, don’t worry - we have you covered! I have compiled a few of my favourite recipes to give you some inspiration on what you could serve for dinner, dessert, snacks and...

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Road Trippin’ Good Granola Bars – by Me & My Travel Bugs

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...

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Top 10 Natural Food Sources of Calcium

Did you know that calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body? It supplies the strength to our teeth and bones as well as playing a crucial role in the function of our nervous system, heart, muscles, hormone secretion, blood clotting and enzyme function....

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Why Nightshade Foods Can Be Problematic

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...

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3 Common Dietary Supplements That Aren’t What You Think

Getting all the nutrients your body needs from food alone can be challenging, especially because the soils are becoming more and more depleted of nutrients and minerals. Not to mention nutrients can be difficult to absorb properly if you have gut dysbiosis, if you’re...

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Have you watched Cyndi’s TEDx Talk – What’s With Wheat?

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...

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Why We All Need Vitamin C and How to Source it Naturally

Vitamin C is so important for our health and well-being, that it's actually critical to supply your body with it on a daily basis. As humans, we lack the functional enzyme to complete the synthesis of Vitamin C itself, so it must be supplied from exogenous sources...

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What is Biofilm and How Can it Affect the Health of My Gut?

Biofilm is exactly what it sounds like – it’s basically a sticky film. I like to think of it as a bomb shelter for yeast, parasites and bacteria to hide under so they can survive even the strongest antibiotics and anti-fungals (natural or medications) that would...

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What is Gut Dysbiosis & Leaky Gut?

Have you heard the joke about the fight between the different parts of the body? One day they were arguing over whose role was the most important. The heart said it was the most important because it was beating to keep the body going. The head said it was the most...

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12 Foods That Will Make Your Skin Glow

Acne and other skin conditions can really affect a person’s confidence, especially when you don’t know what could be causing it. There are several factors that can contribute to skin issues such as; stress, the food you consume or don’t consume, pollution, mould and/...

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