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Why We Should Tax Ultra-Processed Foods			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(2)

Why We Should Tax Ultra-Processed Foods 5/5 (2)

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...

Curcumin: A Remedy for Alzheimer’s?			No ratings yet.

Curcumin: A Remedy for Alzheimer’s? No ratings yet.

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...

Top 4 Sources of Iodine and Why You Need it			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(1)

Top 4 Sources of Iodine and Why You Need it 5/5 (1)

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...

Our Favourite No-Bake Treats			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(1)

Our Favourite No-Bake Treats 5/5 (1)

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...

6 Natural Ways to Help Detox Your Body			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(1)

6 Natural Ways to Help Detox Your Body 5/5 (1)

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...

Top 10 Natural Food Sources of Vitamin D			No ratings yet.

Top 10 Natural Food Sources of Vitamin D No ratings yet.

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...

Activated Charcoal: What You Need to Know			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(1)

Activated Charcoal: What You Need to Know 5/5 (1)

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...

4 Ways to Promote a Healthy Gut-Brain Connection			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(3)

4 Ways to Promote a Healthy Gut-Brain Connection 5/5 (3)

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,...

6 Tips for Avoiding Sugar at Christmas 			No ratings yet.

6 Tips for Avoiding Sugar at Christmas  No ratings yet.

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,...

What We Can Learn From Wise Traditions			No ratings yet.

What We Can Learn From Wise Traditions No ratings yet.

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...

Favourite Real Food Recipes for Christmas Day			No ratings yet.

Favourite Real Food Recipes for Christmas Day No ratings yet.

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...

Top 10 Natural Food Sources of Calcium			No ratings yet.

Top 10 Natural Food Sources of Calcium No ratings yet.

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....

Why Nightshade Foods Can Be Problematic			No ratings yet.

Why Nightshade Foods Can Be Problematic No ratings yet.

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...

What is Gut Dysbiosis & Leaky Gut?			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(1)

What is Gut Dysbiosis & Leaky Gut? 5/5 (1)

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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