Digestive Enzymes

Huh, what are you talking about?  OK, your organs work together to make up your digestive system.  This system processes the food break down, so nutrients can be transported & absorbed, to make energy for growth & repair within the body.  It is digestive enzymes that help with the breakdown process so foods can beContinue reading “Digestive Enzymes”

Reducing Your Sugar Intake.

Depending on your diet this can be a seriously hard task but the benefits of that decision are huge.  The impact of high added sugar in your diet links with various medical conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, & of course, dental health to name just a few. Why is it hard to give up? Continue reading “Reducing Your Sugar Intake.”

Is there a link between anxiety and food?

When your nervous system is under pressure – your body responds with a switch to fight or flight mode.  Whilst some stress is normal, a prolonged state of high-level stress is not.  It will push your body into overdrive & can actually increase how often you experience anxiety attacks.  Food choices can have an impactContinue reading “Is there a link between anxiety and food?”

Anti-inflammatory Eating

Essentially it is actually our immune system that processes acute issues like an ankle sprain or an infection.  Wow, interesting right?  However, an injury can sometimes be a more prolonged affair (often described as chronic).  This can be triggered by poor diet, obesity, lack of exercise or even just exposure to environmental pollutants.  Bottom lineContinue reading “Anti-inflammatory Eating”

Well hello Sunshine 🌞 😊

Seriously how good is this weather! Vitamin D has some pretty impressive effects on the body. Sadly, a lot of people are currently vitamin D deficient. Lifestyles are just more indoors now, often – we work indoors & weekends involve more indoor activities, or for the southern states there is less sunshine during the dayContinue reading “Well hello Sunshine 🌞 😊”

Stock, broth or bone broth??

Often people assume these are the same & it is true, they are a bit same:same with little variations. OK, so what IS the same? ✅ Using leftover veggies, meat, bones, salt, herbs & spices✅ Simmering in water for great flavour.✅ Straining & keeping the liquid. Alright, the DIFFERENCES? BROTH🥄 Water, veggies, predominantly meat (sometimesContinue reading “Stock, broth or bone broth??”

Let’s talk about your liver

Ok, so you’ve heard of it – but what does your liver actually do? 🤷‍♀️  It leads the charge in eliminating toxins from your body, it is a powerhouse. Often we don’t help the liver to do its job for a multitude of reasons (THINK poor diet, stress, medications, even chemicals & pesticides which areContinue reading “Let’s talk about your liver”

Gut Health & Constipation?

A lot of people have constipation issues & many don’t even realise they are issues nor how bad it is for their health.  Basically, sometimes your normal, just isn’t normal.  Now I talk about this a lot.  Why?  It is a great indicator of how your gut is working. Some conditions can & do causeContinue reading “Gut Health & Constipation?”

Count Colours on Your Plate

The more colours you have, the more diversity you are getting – that means more antioxidants, more phytonutrients & more nutrients in general – yup, all the good stuff.  There is no single coloured fruit/vege which contains everything you need.  Bottom line –you need variety to get a good mix of multiple phytochemicals. The differentContinue reading “Count Colours on Your Plate”

Hands feeling icky?

Got to be honest, I thought I’d do this as a winter post but the extra level of handwashing & use of hand sanitisers has left my hands feeling unloved, dried out & irritated. Yup, we use our hands everyday & they cop a lot of exposure to not only heaps of chemicals but alsoContinue reading “Hands feeling icky?”