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Nutrition & Wellbeing

Monthly archive for March 2013

The truth behind organic vs free range chicken

The truth behind organic vs free range chicken

I recently went on a mission to learn more about the production methods behind  organic chicken compared to free range, because of the common misconception that free range chicken and eggs are the same as organically produced. I believe much of the confusion amongst consumers, around the  term “FREE RANGE” stems from labelling that can infer a product is organic, but to be officially certified organic, a product must display the official logo. My organic chook expedition lead me to Inglewood Farms in South West Qld and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to discover their impressive operation was not only aimed … Continue reading

My Bali Food Trail

My Bali Food Trail

  I recently took some much needed ‘time out’ to visit my favorite home away from home, Bali. It was my first trip back after I spent nearly 6 months living there in 2011 to make a decent dent on my upcoming book.  Perhaps one of the things that resonates most with me, aside from Bali’s laid back pace of life, is the organic and whole food movement that has really taken off there since my maiden voyage 13 yrs ago. I feel like I am in whole food heaven when I am in Bali and I swear I eat twice as much because the … Continue reading

Tired? Run down…? Could this be why?

Tired? Run down...? Could this be why?

If you have been feeling tired and run down lately then perhaps one of the reasons is because you are B12 deficient. B12 belongs to the group of B vitamins, essential for our neurological, immune, reproductive and thyroid function as well as energy production. Deficiency in B12 is very common and often misdiagnosed because the conventional blood test for B12 uses a range that does not assess for functional B12 deficiency.  B-12 deficiency can take years to become clinically evident, meaning deficiency can set in long before acute symptoms appear. I assess every patient for B 12 deficiency and the majority of … Continue reading

Could the kale craze be making you fat?

Could the kale craze be making you fat?

If you have been looking for ways to get healthy then you may have jumped on what I term the ‘kale craze bandwagon’ being peddled by a plethora of food coach’s of late, without the technical training to understand the flip side to their recommendations. Kale is known as a cruciferous vegetable, belonging to the Brassica family, also joined by cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and bok choy. Now it’s a fact that the cruciferous family of vegetables are rich in vitamins, soluble fiber and selenium, with potential anticancer properties, thanks to the presence of a recently discovered compound known … Continue reading

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