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Why Self-Care Matters for Mothers			No ratings yet.

Why Self-Care Matters for Mothers No ratings yet.

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...

Thyroid Health and Pregnancy			No ratings yet.

Thyroid Health and Pregnancy No ratings yet.

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,...

Arthritis Prevention – What Can Help?			No ratings yet.

Arthritis Prevention – What Can Help? No ratings yet.

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...

A Ketogenic Diet for Beginners			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(1)

A Ketogenic Diet for Beginners 5/5 (1)

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...

Help Your Body Heal Naturally After Surgery			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(1)

Help Your Body Heal Naturally After Surgery 5/5 (1)

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,...

Epigenetics and the Influence of Our Genes			No ratings yet.

Epigenetics and the Influence of Our Genes No ratings yet.

“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...

The Importance of Prevention in Health Care			No ratings yet.

The Importance of Prevention in Health Care No ratings yet.

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...

How to Read a Food Label			No ratings yet.

How to Read a Food Label No ratings yet.

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...

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Coffee Healthier			No ratings yet.

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Coffee Healthier No ratings yet.

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...

Soy – Is It As Healthy As You Think?			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(2)

Soy – Is It As Healthy As You Think? 5/5 (2)

Today, it’s really easy to become a vegetarian or vegan as the soy industry has created numerous products for vegetarians and vegans to get their daily protein needs. From the humble soy bean we have soy flour, tempeh, tofu, soy milk, soy sauce, vegetable oil, miso,...

Travelling Abroad the Healthy Way			No ratings yet.

Travelling Abroad the Healthy Way No ratings yet.

I’ve recently just come home from a 3 week holiday in the South Island of New Zealand. Anyone that loves hiking, adventures and hates the humidity as much as I do would understand why I wanted to stay there forever, it was glorious. People often ask me how I managed...

Ketosis – can we achieve it in a pill?			No ratings yet.

Ketosis – can we achieve it in a pill? No ratings yet.

The body’s ability to be healthy is not hard. It just needs clean air, clean water, real foods, movement, a sense of purpose and meaningful human connection.Science has changed all this:- funding, interests, poor design, poor hypothesis, non-replicable research have...

Staying On Track With Your 2017 Goals			No ratings yet.

Staying On Track With Your 2017 Goals No ratings yet.

Do you have big dreams and goals for 2017?  Are you one of those people that make New Year’s resolutions each year and keep them or do you have great intentions to make changes in your life, however a couple of months into the New Year, your ‘day to day’ life seems to...

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