This is your guide to living well so you can feel amazing this December. I know this time of year can feel hectic. Juggling work, social events, holidays and trying to keep your health in check. Doing too much can get you run down (I know I'm sure feeling the pressure). Routines often go flying out the door, energy levels drop, digestion may be thrown all over the shown. There are some things you can do to look after yourself.
Last week I went on a little adventure in the South Island, exploring Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown before heading to a friend’s wedding in Martinborough. Being a nutritionist I’m always health conscious, so when I travel I take specific supplements and/or powders with me to ensure I keep my health in check.
Are you anxious, constipated, crampy, or having trouble sleeping? Yes these are common symptoms (ones I see often in clinic), but they all have something in common, it could be your body giving you a signal that it’s low in magnesium.
Feeling bloated, irritable, and uncomfortable or having trouble moving your bowels? Don’t worry you’re not alone! This is something I’ve gone through personally, having battled my own share of digestive issues since I was young, I’m driven to help others on their journey to better digestive health. In clinic I see many clients with digestive issues, I work them closely to help them improve their bowel habits, as it’s vital for health reasons that you clear your bowels at least once daily
wanted to write a post about balance, and how important it is today for our mind and body. Being a nutritionist people often assume I eat healthy 100%, exercise all the time and go to bed by 10pm each night. I can assure you this is not true! I am human, just like the rest of you and I do indulge in things which are not 100% healthy every single week.
I can’t emphasize enough the importance of a healthy gut! It truly has such a big impact on our overall health. If you suffer from low energy, food cravings, skin problems, hormonal imbalance, digestive discomfort, I highly recommend you consider the health of your gut!
Want to know how to eat healthy without feeling deprived? As a nutritionist I am here to give my clients the tools to enhance their daily health choices without making them feel deprived or overwhelmed on their health journey.
Many people are worried that they’ll never be able to go to a café or restaurant again if they’re going to lead a healthy life. Trust me, you can! This is something I get asked all the time. There is no need to give up your social life because you fear you can’t eat healthy meals when you’re out.
As a clinical nutritionist and health coach, I am here to help you reach your health goals by giving you the tools, guidance and knowledge to achieve optimum health. I have a holistic approach, this means I look at the whole person, by looking at your lifestyle, diet, stress levels, sleep, exercise, digestive system, and much more. I gain the history behind habits and patterns. I will work with you to tailor a specific nutrition and wellness plan to suit your lifestyle and needs.
How do you feel right after you open your eyes in the morning? Are you excited to start your day, or do you feel exhausted so you decide to roll over and go back to sleep? The choices you make in the morning can really set you up for the day and have a huge impact on your mood and stress levels. I often get asked about morning routines, so I thought I would share with you my morning routine. I’ve been doing this for years and find it really sets me up for the day!
Who doesn’t want softer, smoother, hydrated and dewy skin! Our skin is the largest organ in our body, there are many ways to nourish it but the most important place to start is from the inside with proper nutrition. I always say, if you want to be sparkling on the outside you have to start sparkling on the inside.
As a clinical nutritionist one thing I deal with a lot in clinic is helping clients lose weight, as well as helping them improve their energy levels, their digestive system and self-esteem so they can feel their most vibrant, happiest self. Weight loss isn’t easy. It takes commitment and dedication.
As a holistic nutritionist one thing I come across a lot in clinic, from people of all ages is – their desire for more energy. There are many diet and lifestyle factors which can impact energy levels, so I thought I would share with you 5 ways you can boost your energy today.
After years of personal health struggles with asthma, eczema, food allergies and intolerance's plus being on medication for 15+ years I completely suppressed my immune system and impaired by digestive system.
I’m all about keeping good quality healthy snacks on hand. You never know when you are going to need them! I make sure my snacks are nutrient dense and are high in protein. Protein helps to keep you satiated, stabilizes blood sugar levels, helps with weight management and helps to keep you focused.
Kombucha is fermented beverage made from tea. Over the past few years Kombucha has exploded in popularity. I’ll be the first to put my hand up to say I jumped aboard the booch band wagon. I’m obsessed with herbal teas, so as soon as I heard about a fermented tea and all it’s amazing health benefits I couldn't resist trying it out.
So many people nowadays live with gut-based illnesses. It’s vital for our overall health and wellness that we take exceptional care of our gut. Having been diagnosed with “IBS” by a medical doctor 8 years ago I know how a lot of people feel. But trust me, there is light at the end of the tunnel! I healed myself, and you can too!
Do you ever find yourself wishing you had more self-control around food? That you could stop at 'just one bite' of sweet or savory rich food and be satisfied? Don't worry I hear you! You're not alone. And please know there is nothing wrong with you!
There is no easy or quick way to lose weight. If there was, weight loss wouldn’t be such a hot topic! I believe if you want to maintain your ideal weight you need to bring it back to the basis, and maybe let go of old habits or old thought processes. Changing behaviours is often more difficult than losing weight.
Many of you have probably heard that drinking a glass of warm water with fresh lemon juice in the morning is good for us, but why? Lemon water provides our bodies with plenty of vitamins, minerals and vital trace elements. Upon rising drinking a glass of warm water with fresh lemon juice is extremely hydrating for the body, helping to flush out toxins, and boost our energy.
When it comes to comes to health and beauty the health of your liver is something to consider. If you want to look and feel your best, have balanced hormones, clear skin, sparkly eyes, fat loss, or lots of energy, I would highly recommend giving your liver some additional loving.
Nobody likes the feeling of a bloated stomach. It can really weigh some people down and mess with emotions. There are many factors which can cause bloating such as overeating, hormonal imbalances, stress, weak digestion, but often it’s a result of improper eating habits.
Anxious, worried, overwhelmed, stressed out? Don’t worry you’re not alone! Anxiety is a huge struggle for a lot of people! Self-doubt, indecision, fear of failure, constant worry about the future are all part of the bigger picture of anxiety.
This vital nutrient is one many people don't really think of, yet populations around the world are suffering with a vitamin D deficiency. It's crucially important to assist in the maintenance of a healthy heart muscle, bone mineralisation, skin conditions, mood/cognitive function, immune function, inflammatory response, enhance calcium absorption and more.
Magnesium is one of my favourite minerals. It’s essential for over 300 different bio-chemical reactions occurring in the body. There are many ways in which magnesium is lost from the body, poor dietary habits (too much processed foods), regular coffee consumption, alcohol, being under stress, pharmaceutical drugs, depleted soils. It’s a very common mineral to be deficient in, yet most people have no idea about this magnificent and vital nutrient