Healthy tips

Find the cause - weight gain

Find the cause: weight gain

Next on my myth busting list of so-called ’causes’ of common symptoms…weight gain. Have you gain weight over recent months, maybe years, but other than that you don’t feel much has changed? You think your diet is pretty good. You exercise. But you’re feeling yucky, tired and over it. Common suggested cause: eating too much …

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Find the cause - bloating

Find the cause: bloating

My myth busting of so-called ’causes’ of common symptoms continues… does this bloating story sound familiar? You feel bloated after you eat some foods. You think it’s after you eat onions, or maybe garlic? But some days it feels like everything you eat makes you bloated. There’s no way you can eat lentils and then …

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Chickpeas and white beans

How to soak your own beans

Every Friday at 5pm I have a phone reminder which beeps to tell me to “SOAK BEANS” … ok I’m not crazy, just organised when it comes to my fibre intake! Have you ever soaked and cooked your own beans? They taste phenomenally better than from a can (really!), plus you avoid packaging waste and …

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Find the cause: low iron

Find the cause: low iron

I am trained to know where to look to find the root cause of your symptoms. I work to understand how your body systems are interacting and what’s happened in your life to trigger or sustain your health issues. The cause isn’t always easy to find, but I put on my detective hat and leave …

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It's what you do everyday that counts

What is the 19/21 rule?

Consistent healthy habits trump random indulgences. It’s what you do every day that counts. I understand that a health regime of extremes can be easier to follow than finding a balance as balance can be ambiguous. I often hear of people going on 30 days of quitting sugar, alcohol, wheat, gluten, dairy, chocolate etc etc. …

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Oaty snacks

Snacking to reduce anxiety

When your blood sugar levels drop too low, your body sees this as a stress and there are complex survival mechanisms in place to ensure enough sugar gets to your brain. Low blood sugar can flip you into ‘fight or flight’ mode, which can increase feelings of anxiety, so it’s important to plan your intake …

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Supplements and herbs

Health in a bottle?

How many bottles of supplements do you have on your kitchen bench? Supplements are big business backed by extensive marketing, so it’s tempting to believe there’s a silver bullet for a particular health issue. Nutrients and herbs can play an important role in restoring health, but they need to be used as part of a …

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Apple crumble

Gut healing apple crumble

A major upside to these cooler months is the abundance of juicy apples available. We’ve had heaps in our veggie box the last couple of weeks and as much as I love to crunch on them raw, they are also delicious stewed in a crumble. Health benefits: There are specific gut health benefits to stewing …

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Mashed potato

Gnarly mash

Let’s face it, my mashed potato would not do well on Masterchef! But, I make it gnarly for a reason – to increase fibre and nutrient content. White potatoes get a bad rap. Yes, they do convert to sugar quite quickly in your body, but I take a number of steps to combat this. Use …

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