The festive season is upon us which means more entertaining. No matter what the event, if it’s yours or a friends, at any social gathering a grazing platter is always welcome! And it doesn’t need to be complicated. You can make an epic healthy platter in no time. Enjoying a healthy platter is also a great way to keep your health in check, let me show you how…Read More
First off, I want to encourage you to have a little flexibility with food and drinks around this time of year. Because remember, being perfect with our diets is not healthy, but having balance and enjoy foods and drinks in moderation (guilt free) is healthy. We are human, and being too strict with food and drinks can cause us to feel more guilt when indulging in life’s pleasures.Read More
Mindfulness has gained considerable popularity for its health benefits, and weight loss is no exception. Research has shown mindfulness based practices can improve eating behaviours and reduce weight, with a recent study finding mindfulness based interventions may be particularly useful for long-term weight management.Read More
Sometimes the morning can get away on us and making breakfast can feel like the last thing on your mind. But, every time you eat it's an opportunity to nourish your body, what you start your day on can either set you up for the day or it can have a negative impact on your health.Read More
Leaky gut is getting more attention by the day, and is a term often thrown around by medical professionals and health practitioners. It’s something I’ve personally suffered with and is now something I talk about on a weekly basis with my clients in clinic. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know how passionate I am about gut health. Gut health truly does play such an important role in our overall health. Having leaky gut isn’t fun, I’ve faced many health challenges such as IBS (causing constipation and bloating), low energy, low immune system, eczema, hormonal imbalances (PCOS), sugar-addiction, food allergies and intolerance, with many of these being caused by leaky gut.Read More
Body scrubs can be expensive to buy, so why not make your own? You can whip up this recipe for a couple of dollars, and you’ll know exactly what’s in it: no synthetic fragrances, additives or preservatives here.Read More
Every week in clinic I see numerous clients struggling to lose those last few kilos. But did you know to lose weight and keep it off for good you actually need to get healthy? When it comes to weight loss there are numerous things to consider. It’s most definitely not all about calories in vs. calories out and spending hours each day exercising.
You need to consider your thyroid health, for example, are you getting the right nutrients in your diet to support thyroid health, because your thyroid is what controls your metabolism. You need to consider your adrenal health, and what your adrenals are doing to your thyroid, and then your stress levels and what your stress is doing to your adrenals because if you’re stressed your adrenals secrete stress hormones which affect thyroid health. You also need to consider your gut health, viruses, illnesses, emotional bases issues.Read More
Let's be real… no one like cellulite, especially on our butts and thighs. In fact, cellulite is among the major complaints that women have about their bodies. And the vast majority of women develop cellulite (including myself). One of the reasons that we suffer from this not so lovely "cottage cheese” like problem is because our collagen breaks down and our fat cells break free, racing to the surface for everyone to see. Collagen is a necessary component in the connective skin tissue that sits just below the uppermost layers of your dermis (second layer of skin), and it helps to provide plumpness and elasticity to our skin. Truth be told, cellulite affects over 90% of women, regardless of age or weight. Unfortunately, there is no way to eliminate cellulite, but there are some things you can do to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
A very important message and a very moving post written by Tim Kavermann.
For most of my life, the idea of self-love has been absent to me. To truly look within and have compassion and care for myself has been an experience I have only read about. Looking back, it seems somewhat silly to me that I have at times given those who are undeserving my love – when it’s me who really needed it. I guess I felt it selfish to take time out to discover myself, perhaps even counterproductive… Surely, giving my all to others would bring around the same in return. Time and time again it has proven to not be the case.Read More
Sleep is such an important part of our overall wellbeing. In fact, I consider getting adequate sleep to be one of the foundations for great health. Getting enough sleep helps to lower cortisol your stress hormone, it keeps your appetite hormone in check, it supports mental health, your sex drive, hormonal health, your immune system, helps you concentrate and feel more alert throughout the day so you can perform best whether that’s at work, running around after kids, wanting to improve exercise goals.Read More
It takes 21 days to create a habit. If you’re serious about improving your health I highly recommend trying this plan out for 21 days to create new healthy habits. Commit to it, 21 days is a short period of time but it could do wonders for your health. What have you got to lose, take the challenge!Read More
As a holistic nutritionist, I see many clients who have a blood sugar imbalance. This can lead to all sorts of health problems, but the most common one I see in clinic is fatigue. If you want stable energy levels throughout the day then it’s time to consider how you kick-start your day. Stabilizing blood sugar levels also helps with weight management and can prevent cravings, the next two common health problems I see in clinic.Read More
Now, first things first, I’m not pro or against coffee. It truly does come down to a personal preference and your health goals. A lot of people can do really well with 1-2 coffees per day, and there is plenty of research to back that moderate amounts of coffee can actually be good for our health.Read More
Applying deodorant daily is something many people do, and without question because that’s what society has told us to do to avoid any funky smells. But, have you ever stopped to think about what is in your deodorant?Read More
I’m seeing more and more corporate workers who are wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle but don’t know where to start. They feel overwhelmed by all the mixed advice out there, they have tried a range of diets but can’t stick to them, or get bored, or simply just can’t figure out what is actually right for them. Well, that’s my job! I’m here to make your life easier, healthier and take away your thought process of “what should I have tonight for dinner”. Trust me when I say healthy living shouldn’t be time consuming or boring. It IS possible to live a healthy life while working full time.Read More
I get asked all the time, what am I supposed to eat, when am I supposed to eat, how much should I eat, what shouldn’t I eat, what is healthy. Well, unless you’re a client of mine this is very hard to answer. Why you ask ... because I’m a Holistic Nutritionist, I look at the individuals needs, no one diet fits all, everybody’s body requires different nutrients, different exercise patterns, different lifestyle requirements. It comes down to your individual needs!Read More
When eliminating refined sugar from your diet it can seem very overwhelming. I know from personal experience. Before I went to university to become a Holistic Nutritionist I actually worked in the corporate world. I have a Bachelor of Business and worked in digital marketing for a few years. It was at this time my sugar cravings and binging was at an all-time high, and after 20 years of health struggles I decided enough was enough! It was at this point when I took my health seriously that I quit sugar, almost 8 years ago now.Read More
Stress wreaks havoc on our body, in particular our digestive health, hormones, sleep habits, moods, energy levels, it can cause weight gain or make it difficult to lose weight, it increases inflammation which causes a range of health conditions, to name just a few. Yes, stress is inevitable, but being mindfulness of this and finding ways to manage stress can be a game changer to your health.Read More
The more natural products you can incorporate into your lifestyle the better! Why... because it decreases your toxic load which lessens the load on your liver (your main detoxifying organ).Read More
I see so many clients who suffer from fatigue. I’ve been there myself and it’s becoming almost too common with adults these days. In fact, fatigue is one of the top health issues I see clients about in clinic, along with weight loss and gut health issues.Read More