OK, nutritionist vs dietitian – what’s the diff?

This is a question I get asked A LOT & often. I don’t mind because they are pretty similar in that they both deal with diet – but the approach is where things get a little different. A nutritionist has a holistic approach to health management. The emphasis is identifying a root cause of theContinue reading “OK, nutritionist vs dietitian – what’s the diff?”

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.”

Reducing Waste

An average of 1/3 of the contents of average household bins is food waste.  Crazy right!  Here are some ideas to try & reduce that, whilst still getting in your 5 & 2. The aim is to use everything, the ‘misshapen’, ‘ugly’ or imperfect vege.  Yup, I’m talking about eating the whole vegetable – skin,Continue reading “Reducing Waste”

Food & Mood

There is so much can be done through good food choices plus there is further research being done to get more information on this topic.  It is kind of obvious that your body & brain are interconnected, so it makes sense that what you eat can & will impact your brain.  Anxiety will impact prettyContinue reading “Food & Mood”

Let’s Talk Probiotics vs Prebiotics

First up – probiotics what are they?  These are the live bacteria in your gut, which give health benefits & add to the good bacteria living in your gut microbiome.  How does that work?  The population of good bacteria thrives, which means the opportunistic bad bacteria struggle to survive & thrive.  Additionally, probiotics can haveContinue reading “Let’s Talk Probiotics vs Prebiotics”

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”

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?”