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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Are carbs the enemy?

The latest craze seems to be to villainize carbohydrate. But is there truth to this? At the end of the day, carbohydrate is just a macronutrient that provides your body with energy. So why all the commotion?   We seem to live in an era where fear has encouraged diets to be all or none […]

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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 […]

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Tired of Endometriosis? Want to live comfortably and pain-free?

If what you are doing hasn’t worked – it is time to consider a new approach. There are a number of helpful forums, blogs and talks, illuminating the agony of living with this condition. And while I can certainly attest, it is fantastic having the reality of this condition surfacing, it doesn’t answer the out-of-reach […]

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The top 4 excuses not to exercise – Are you using them?

Every day I hear people come in with at least 2 or 3 excuses as to why exercise just doesn’t fit into their lifestyle. So what are these reasons and how do we use simple strategies to overcome them? 1. My favourite is “I dont have time” There are 24 hours in a day and […]

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The Truth about Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition which occurs when to 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. […]

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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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Andropause: The Middle-Age Conundrum for Men

Like women entering menopause, men embody their own version of physiological changes due to a variation in hormones. From the age of anywhere between 40 to 55 men will encounter a gradual decline in their testosterone levels. This is a natural process and for some, there are no obvious symptoms as the process is gradual. […]

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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 suffers 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 […]

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7 tips to reduce ‘after dinner’ snacking

Do you snack at night? You’re not alone! Snacking in the evening after dinner seems to be a common phenomenon and can be the downfall of even the healthiest eater. Half the problem is that the snack food consumed isn’t normally carrot and cucumber sticks but rather biscuits, chocolate, ice cream, lollies, crackers, alcohol, soft […]

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6 reasons to see a Dietitian

Have you ever been referred to see a dietitian? You may wonder why see a dietitian and if so, how will this benefit you? Let’s take a look at what a dietitian can provide you. There is so much information out there on what to eat, what not to eat and which diet is the […]

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6 reasons to cook healthy meals at home

In today’s busy world more and more often we are eating out or having ready made meals instead of cooking healthy meals from scratch. While this is ok occasionally, eating out too often can lead to weight gain over time. Additionally eating out all the time or buying pre-made meals is expensive! When eating out, […]

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6 ways to stay injury free this spring

Spring is here and summer is fast approaching, meaning motivation and activity levels are peaking! Here are 6 ways to stay injury free training this spring getting ready for that summer body. 1. Strength training Strength training helps to increase tissue tolerance and endurance through loading. In recent studies strength exercises have shown a tendency toward reducing injury rates. […]

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