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7 Ways to Boost your Immune System This Winter!

7 Ways to Boost your Immune System This Winter!

People seem to come down with a cold or flu when the seasons change. The dramatic temperature change can challenge your immune system but sometimes the temperature shifts permit a different group of viruses to flourish, and it’s the viruses that make people sick.  Many studies show that rhinovirus and coronavirus are the two main… Continue Reading

Ten Tips for staying Healthy when Traveling

Ten Tips for staying Healthy when Traveling

Traveling is medicine for the soul! Travel with no regrets and live with no excuses! I have had the travel bug for years and have so much more to see and experience! There is no price for the memorable experiences like seeing the world, cultural diversity, amazing scenery, food variety and adventures you pursue!  There is no snooze… Continue Reading

Get Moving Humans!

Get Moving Humans!

Consistent movement/ exercise and nutrition plays a vital role in your ability to maintain your overall health and quality of life.   Most of us spend far more time sitting or lying down than we do standing or walking! Technology is undoubtedly the biggest factor in the global change from active to sedentary lifestyles. Some… Continue Reading

Sleep, Gut Health and Overall Health

Sleep, Gut Health and Overall Health

Many people do not prioritise sleep and think it is ok to survive on less then 5 hours of sleep every night! Your body goes into cell repair when you sleep and if you are struggling to get enough sleep or have poor quality sleep; you will never feel fully energsied. Good sleep equals a good environment for your body which equals good bacteria.  Continue Reading

Nutritional Supplementation

Nutritional Supplementation

Nutritional Supplements 🥝💊 Supplements are there to ‘supplement’ your current lifestyle. While nutritional supplements can help bridge any gaps or to address deficiencies, they cannot replace a nutritious way of eating. There are some nutrients that are quite hard to get in through your diet. For example, New Zealand lacks selenium, iodine and chromium in our soil… Continue Reading

Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli Sprouts

As it turns out broccoli sprouts have a lot of health benefits. I would actually consider this vegetable a ‘superfood’ (even though most vegetables are in their own way). Primarily because of the strong antioxidant compound it contains called sulforaphane. There is evidence to suggest that sulforaphane prevents DNA damage which leads to cancer and… Continue Reading

Beef Bone Broth

Beef Bone Broth

One of the major nutrients in bone broth is Glutamine. Glutamine is an amino acid that has been well researched and has shown to be beneficial in healing and repair within the body. Glutamine is great for your gut, connective tissue, bones, tendons & ligaments and muscle repair/ growth. The body seems to utilise glutamine in… Continue Reading

Healthy Tips Over the Festive Season

Healthy eating over the festive season can be challenging as there is often a lot more food and alcohol around, not to mention the extra social events there are to attend. It is important to remember that this is a time to relax with loved ones and delicious food is part of the enjoyment so… Continue Reading

Which Diet should you be doing this Summer?

Image – Shape magazine Paleo, keto, vegan, intermittent fasting, keto-vegan? In an industry where there is so much noise and a LOT of conflicting opinions and research, it’s hard to know which diet will actually give us the results we have been looking for. From celebrities promoting the latest detox teas to very convincing, yet… Continue Reading

Leaky Gut

Leaky Gut

There has been an explosion of gut research in the last few years that has shed light into the workings of the human body and more specifically the gut. Gut Health should be our number one priority. It will be your gut that will decide what is going to be good for you or bad… Continue Reading

How to Overcome the 3pm Crash and Cravings!

How to Overcome the 3pm Crash and Cravings!

You get up early to drink your lemon water, exercise and meditate; eat a healthy nutrient and antioxidant rich breakfast; snack on green juices, nuts and seeds and devour a healthy bowl of salad with lean protein for lunch, when suddenly 3pm rolls around and it all goes out the window. Hey, we’ve all been… Continue Reading

Thyroid Function and Nutrition

What is the Thyroid Gland? The thyroid is a brownish- red, highly vascular two inch gland shaped like a butterfly. The thyroid is located just below the surface of the skin and is therefore readily accessible for examination. Why is the Thyroid important? The functionality of the thyroid gland will affect your body’s overall wellness.… Continue Reading

PCOS and Nutrition

PCOS and Nutrition

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder characterized by hyperandrogenism, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries. Its etiology remains unknown. PCOS is one of the leading causes of infertility and involves insulin resistance and glucose intolerance. Women with PCOS have a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease,  metabolic syndrome,  hypertension. The underlying… Continue Reading

Food Cravings

Food Cravings

Inspired by Robb Wolf…. Does chocolate start calling your name around 2 p.m.? Does that bag of potato chips start talking to you an hour after dinner?The reasons we crave sugar and salt are partly physiological, partly psychological and partly because of the environment in which we live. One reason is due to the hyper… Continue Reading

Energy Dense vs Nutrient Dense Foods

Energy Dense vs Nutrient Dense Foods

“Energy density” and “nutrient density” are phrases that get tossed around a lot in conversations about food and nutrition. Both are important concepts but they describe completely different aspects of food. Nutrient density refers to how much nutrition a food provides per calorie. Nutrient density is most useful as a way to compare two foods.… Continue Reading

Full Fat vs Low Fat

“Drinking full fat milk will make you gain weight”. ” Go for margarine its better for you then butter.” ” Full fat yoghurt is bad for you always go for the low fat option.”  You’ve undoubfatly heard a lot of these statements before. But how true are they? A lot of recent research proves that… Continue Reading

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