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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Who is this girl?

Who is this girl? While I can see it’s me, I barely recognise myself. This is a flashback to 13 years ago, on 10 September 2006 when I was all packed and ready to depart the UK for my big adventure around the world. My decision to travel was the result of a major emotional …

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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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Chai spiced macadamia cookies

Chai-spiced macadamia cookies

Oh yes! I came across this recipe thanks to my friend and study buddy The Passionate Nutritionist. It’s a winner! The perfect afternoon snack for chai-lovers like me. Really low in sugar (just 2 tbsp maple syrup in the whole batch) and a good hit of protein with the tahini and nuts. I’ve made these …

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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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Healthy orange muffins

Healthy orange muffins

These muffins are incredibly light, moist and pretty low in sugar. They are grain and gluten free and with just 5 ingredients, what’s not to love! Ingredients: 2 organic oranges 250g ground almonds 4 eggs 1/2 cup honey 2 tsp bicarb Directions: Boil whole oranges for 1 hour (ensure there’s enough water to cover them). …

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Karla Rawles Naturopath with her Dad

30 years

My Dad died 30 years ago today. He was 50. I was 8. He went to sleep one night and didn’t wake up. Here one day, gone the next. At such a landmark anniversary, when yet again I’m reminded how long I’ve lived without him, I reflect on the impact of his death on my …

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Healthy breakfast bar

Breakfast to go, the healthy way

Despite all good intentions, sometimes the reality of a healthy breakfast on the run can’t be avoided. I think it’s important to be realistic about these things to avoid creating unachievable goals. Or feel like you’ve constantly failed with your healthy eating ideals. (Remember my 19/21 rule from a few posts back? This applies here …

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