Do you struggle to lose weight? Are you constipated? Do you often feel flat, fatigued and depressed? Do you feel more sensitive to cold than your friends? If so it might be time to get your thyroid checked. Oh and for those of you who think you've already had it checked I have bad news... the sad truth is unless you have a diagnosed thyroid disorder, or unless you have paid for a specific and comprehensive test, then it's highly unlikely that you have had a full, accurate and
Weightloss... where to begin? There is a lot of information out there and many people offering quick fixes or cheats. But do any of them actually work? Are they necessary? Or can we truly just eat well and exercise? The truth is that weight loss is a fairly simple process, it should not be difficult to achieve or to maintain. What I'd like to do today is offer you some quick tips to get you started. At the bottom of this article you'll find the basics for successful and susta
The secret to being a morning person is having something to look forward to- a delicious and healthy breakfast to welcome you into the day. Ok maybe that's not really the secret. The secret is correcting the issue causing the morning grump - a good sleep routine, good stress management, optimise your nutrition and exercising in the morning sure helps too. However one thing's for sure, I've never gone to bed thinking "I can't wait to wake up and eat toast!" - but maybe that's
With a library of fresh and easy 10 minute meals, you're equipped for even the longest of days. Here's my all-time favourite: Zucchini Pasta with Fresh Basil & Tomato Sauce Ingredients: 1 zucchini peeled or spiraled into "pasta" sheets 1/2 a cup of organic button mushrooms 1 punnet of fresh cherry tomatoes 1 handful of fresh basil leaves 1/2 a cup of crushed tomatoes (from a jar or bottle rather than can if possible) 1 clove Aussie garlic 1 tsp of chili Directions: Add all in
With Christmas just around the corner it's time to stockpile your favourite healthy treats. Loading up on delicious, but healthy, treats helps you to enjoy the festivities and feasting without feeling bloated, tired or compromising your weight loss goals. Here's one of my favourite recipes. These protein balls are fun, and quite messy, to make so are a great recipe to get your kids involved with making. Ingredients: 1-2 scoops of your favourite protein powder (I used Raw prot
As a Nutritionist I really do believe that each person needs to be seen as an individual. That each person who steps in to my office has their own particular needs, preferences, health requirements and of course available time to dedicate to preparation. I firmly believe that this all needs to be taken into consideration when I'm designing the ideal dietary guidelines for someone. So when I'm asked, "what is the perfect diet?" my answer is that there is no one answer for ever
We would all like to float through our days in a sea of calm, but sometimes life just gets in the way. Simple annoyances, frustrations and tensions can become overwhelming and can lead to feeling overwhelmed, angry and unable to cope. The benefits of meditation are really starting to become known in the past few years. Previously reserved for the hippie type, yoga-going happy people and buddhists, meditation is now becoming a recognised form of healing within it's own right.