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Gut Healing Bone Broth

Gut Healing Bone Broth

  Bone Broth has long been used as a medicinal healing remedy to maintain and restore healthy digestive and immune function. The gelatin found in bone broth helps to reduce joint pain and inflammation, thanks to the amino acids, glycine, proline, and arginine, as well as being rich in chondroitin sulfates, glucosamine, and other compounds extracted from the boiled down cartilage. Bone broth also contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients that play an important role in healthy bone formation as well promoting healthy hair and nail growth. You can use any bones you prefer – including chicken, beef, pork, or … Continue reading

Red Meat – to eat or not to eat

Red Meat - to eat or not to eat

  The age old debate over whether humans should eat red meat or not, has divided society for centuries. Whether you choose to eat red meat or not is a very personal decision.  For some avoiding red meat is based on ethical and animal welfare reasons, for others it’s because they simply feel better on a meat free diet, whilst others swear they cannot function without it. The truth is, when it comes to the biochemistry of our bodies, we are all different.  To a certain extent our bodies response to red meat is influenced by our blood type in addition to our microbiome – the bacteria … Continue reading

6 Mistakes People Make With Their Green Juice

6 Mistakes People Make With Their Green Juice

Just like green smoothies green juices have become all the rage when it comes to living a healthy life, but like many crazes, people can get a bit ‘crazy’ and derail with some of the core principles when it comes to embracing certain healthy habits.  I recently wrote about this in relation to the Paleo trend.  But is it any wonder that so many people find themselves bewildered and confused, thanks to the mass of information available on the internet nowadays  – and the majority of it coming from unqualified sources.  But in this post, I want to focus on six of … Continue reading

5 Healthy Habits To Stay Clean & Lean In 2015

5 Healthy Habits To Stay Clean & Lean In 2015

I often get asked “what are the top things I can do to be healthy each day? And my response is always the same – “there is no silver bullet” when it comes to achieving your ideal weight and optimal energy, but rather, it’s the sum of all parts”… meaning it’s all the little things you do each and every day that add up over time to determine your health. But if you could choose 5 things to do everyday that would make a serious dent in boosting your health…. these would be my pick: Start your day with warm … Continue reading

6 Ingredients to avoid adding to your green smoothie

6 Ingredients to avoid adding to your green smoothie

  Let’s face it, the green smoothie trend has exploded into the stratosphere in popularity amongst health enthusiasts, wellness freaks and those on the hunt for eternal youth, but despite it’s popularity, is the green smoothie all its cracked up to be?  As a Nutritionist who has been around the block a few times, I am amazed at how this latest trend in health and wellness has taken off, but have we become a little over zealous in our embrace for all things healthy and completely missed the mark on this one? There’s no doubt green smoothies look and taste … Continue reading

The PI on Low GI – should you trust the glyceamic index for weight loss

The PI on Low GI - should you trust the glyceamic index for weight loss

  You may have heard the term ‘low GI’ or Glyceamic Index bandied around in the plight to lose weight, with many processed food manufacturers sporting ‘LOW GI’ on products including Milo and sugar laden yoghurts and breakfast cereals!   But just how much trust can we place in these two letters ‘GI’ when it comes to gauging the healthfulness of a food?  In my view, most foods claiming to be ‘low GI’ are up there with the Heart Foundation’s tick of approval – highly misleading and provide a skewed view of the nutritional value of a food. So firstly what is … Continue reading

Is the Paleo diet dangerous?

Is the Paleo diet dangerous?

I receive many emails from readers asking me what I think about the Paleo diet, and the short answer is ‘I concur’ on the majority of their principles anyway  – especially considering they are largely aligned with those in my eating program Eat Yourself Healthy . In fact I wrote this program over 11 yrs ago – long before I had even heard the word ‘Paleo’.  The main point of difference my program offers, is about how to heal your gut, so you can actually reap the nutritional benefits of your food. I also do not believe the Paleo diet should be … Continue reading

5 ways to ward off winter weight gain

5 ways to ward off winter weight gain

If you’re like me, winter sends a chill right to your core, making it my least favourite season which most definitely has something to do with having an underactive thyroid, and even though mine is largely under control now, it hasn’t changed the fact that I am the worlds greatest cold frog! But although winter’s not on our doorstep quite yet, the recent cold snap across most of Australia, has certainly provided a taste for what’s to come!   Winters also a time when many of our healthy eating habits adopted over summer,like eating lighter foods such as salads, smoothies … Continue reading

How to do a post Easter detox

How to do a post Easter detox

So I guess I don’t need to ask if you over indulged in a few too many chocolate Easter eggs, hot cross buns with lashings of honey and maybe even a few too many sherbets this Easter break……?  After all isn’t that what holidays are for!? But with the Anzac day holiday on Friday, many of us are taking an extended and well deserved break and that might translate to a little extra ‘over indulgence’.  So now’s a good time to make a plan for tackling that sugar monster that may have taken up residence in your brain, post Easter … Continue reading

How Excess Oestrogen Can Wreak Havoc On Your Health

How Excess Oestrogen Can Wreak Havoc On Your Health

  Imbalances in our sex hormones  – oestrogen and progesterone can wreak havoc on our health, causing everything from PMS  – premenstrual syndrome, hormonal acne, fatigue, weight gain, fibroids and conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome – just to name a few.  Like most things in life, the key to healthy hormones, lies in getting the balance right. The role of oestrogen in our health Our body needs oestrogen, but only in it’s natural form. In females, oestrogen plays an important role in the regulation of menstruation, maintaining pregnancy, as well the clotting potential of the blood, bone strength, blood … Continue reading

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