Are sweeteners better for you than sugar?

Sweeteners have become increasingly popular as sugars are becoming commonly known as being unhealthy, yet people still desire that sweet taste. The attractive aspect of sweeteners include being low in energy or calories, with some having no energy, helping people lose weight whilst still eating and drinking versions of what they like, such as sugar […]

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Fats and their function

The functions of fats within our bodies are so versatile. It is important that we know these functions so that we can fully appreciate fats and make sure we don’t skimp out on consuming them. Fats include triglycerides, cholesterol, and essential fatty acids. Triglycerides are found in foods such as vegetable oils and animal fats […]

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Antioxidants – what even are they?

You may have heard about certain foods being advertised as “full of antioxidants”, but what even are antioxidants? Are they worth the hype and should we care about them? Firstly, you need to know what free radicals are to know about the function of antioxidants. Free radicals are small molecules that contain an unpaired electron […]

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Protein isn’t just for athletes and gym junkies

It can sometimes be thought that athletes and gym junkies are the only ones who need to make sure they are having enough protein, but that is a misconception. Protein is an important macromolecule that is made of ‘building blocks’ called amino acids and these are needed for everyone as they are used in bodily […]

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Toss the Fad Diets

Losing weight can be difficult, leading many to turn to the latest fad diet to get quick results. Who is guilty of this? These diets are hard to ignore with huge promises that can achieved in a short time span (sounds easy right?). How many of you have undertaken one of these diets?  How many […]

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5 Tips for Type 2 Diabetics

Insulin is a hormone that is released into the bloodstream by the pancreas to collect sugars and take them to the cells for fuel. When we consume certain foods particularly carbohydrates and sugars, they are broken down into glucose and released into the bloodstream – this is referred to as blood glucose. Type 2 Diabetes […]

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The Truth about Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition which occurs when the body loses its ability to regulate how much sugar is in the bloodstream. It loses this ability when the body becomes insensitive to insulin. Insulin is a chemical the body produces to control how much sugar is in the bloodstream. It […]

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Losing Weight to Minimise Pain

Often the answer to our injuries is to lose weight. This is a common recommendation from doctors, surgeons and specialists but is a hard one to take on board when it is exercise that hurts our joints. The catch to this is that exercise helps to relieve our pain, we just need to understand what […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Have you been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but don’t know what it means, how you got it or how to treat it? I have seen many patients who previously visited various practitioners complaining of bloating, flatulence, sensitive tummy, mood spikes and bowel fluctuations etc.  Unfortunately for the majority of sufferers, the outcome was […]

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What Mums with Young Ones Need to Know

Personally, I find that one of the hardest things about being a mum is not being in the ‘know’. Especially, with young children. Are they hungry? Are they crying because they need something? Where do I take the, ‘how to read minds’ course!? And while this is at best frustrating, we tend to get somewhat […]

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The Truth Behind Proper Hydration

The truth behind proper hydration Whether you are a marathon runner, footy player or a mother running after her child, hydration is key to getting you over the edge.  Hydration is often considered more important than what you are eating. No, I am not just talking about drinking water and avoiding the sugary drinks. I […]

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Hormones, Exercise and Fat Loss

Scenario – Husband and wife set a goal to lose 10kg each. They both weigh in at approx. 95kg. Both participate in the same eating lifestyle and exercise routine. Husband progressively drops the weight. Wife’s weight drops and rises and plateau’s. Thus, resulting in a fluctuating merry-go-round cycle. For years, I have heard women express […]

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