Gut health….the secret ingredient to weight loss

Gut health is something most of us have heard of thanks to the massive amount of research that’s been done on it in the last ten years.  Hence why products like kombucha, bone broth, sauerkraut and kimchi are becoming more common in some peoples households. Recent research is also associating poor gut health, with overweight…

Protein

  Protein is obviously needed for muscle repair and growth, maintenance of the organs and to keep the immune system functioning properly. The human body can’t store protein like it can with carbs, so we have to obtain it from our food. The amount of protein per day varies between the individual: on average the…

Hay fever….tips to treat naturally

With horrendous Melbourne days like today its hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner, but it is. And with that comes hayfever. Hay fever sufferers dread this time of year and for some its a case of taking anti-histamines almost every day for 3 months, which is not ideal. However, there are…

Tips for a sugar free diet

With my 5 day sugar free challenge starting on Monday I thought I’d give some tips that may help people not only for the challenge, but also to reduce sugar in their day to day lives. Breakfast: in some ways this is the hardest meal to do sugar free if you’re used to supermarket breakfast…

10 foods to help boost metabolism

One of the secrets to kick starting and boosting your metabolism is to improve bowel function. It can be an awkward topic, especially for males, but what’s the big deal, we all do it! And the more regular the better. Anything less than once a day, is a sign your bowel is not functioning at…

Healthy Eating Habits for Children

Getting children to eat healthily can be hard work. The amount of packaged food that is available these days is overwhelming. It’s just as easy to grab a banana, blueberries or dried biscuits though, as it is a bag of chips or tiny teddies. Preservatives and additives seem to be in everything; the nasty No….

Why so many food intolerances?

I am often asked why food intolerances are so common.  There are a number of reasons; the western diet, poor digestion or sometimes it’s hereditary.  Research is showing our modern diet can be high in sugars, animal fat, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods.  A diet which doesn’t necessarily support healthy gut bacteria but rather promotes…