Diet myths with Gemma Monaghan, Corporate Dietitian When it comes to diet, nutrition and cooking, everyone is an expert! In a world full of misinformation, it can be hard to find the right information and make the right choice.  When it comes to food and eating healthy, we all know what we need to do, … Read more

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While some bacteria are associated with diseases, others are extremely important for your overall health. In fact, your body is teeming with trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that keep you alive and healthy. These are collectively known as your microbiome. A healthy gut microbiome is essential for your immune system, weight, heart, mood and … Read more

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The health of our guts and, by extension, our whole bodies are largely influenced by a diverse community of trillions of microbes living in our intestinal tract. Our diet plays a key role in determining the health of our gut flora and since we’ve come to realise this, health professionals have promoted a variety of … Read more

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When you’re injured playing sports, one aspect of your recovery that you shouldn’t overlook is nutrition. Athletes may think it is a good idea to cut back on their caloric intake due to decreased levels of activity. However, your body’s natural processes kick into a higher gear when injured. A body that’s busy with recovery … Read more

Ketogenic diet foods with a ketogenic diet food planner

You may have heard the buzz about the almost zero-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet. Depending on whom you talk to, it’s either a revolutionary way to curb appetite, improve both your brain’s ability to focus as well as your body’s ability to burn fat reserves, and enhance performance – or a total scam. So, what’s the … Read more

Healthy nutrition

1. Clean out your cupboards and freezer– get rid of the junk food that has crept in over the colder months. Get rid of chips, chocolate, lollies, ice cream, desserts and other packed food that have a high calorie content and low nutrient value. If you don’t want to waste food give it to your … Read more

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Changing your habits can be a difficult task. The information about what to do is more prevalent than ever, with social and commercial media both understanding how well nutrition and lifestyle rates. However, how to change your behaviours and what mistakes to avoid are often overlooked. Having worked within the Nutrition and Fitness Industry for … Read more

By Edwina McDonald   How often do we hear the saying- use your gut instinct. There is no doubt that there is a link between your digestive system and your mind/ mood. In today’s fast paced, stressful society there has been an explosion of food intolerances and digestive issues, suggesting the link between our mind … Read more

By Dietitian Edwina McDonald   Our gut plays an important role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients from foods. Food intolerances are becoming increasingly more common. While fructose and lactose are two of the more common intolerances. FODMAPs refer to a group of dietary sugars including; fructose lactose, ploys, fructans and galactans. So, now knowing … Read more