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Gut Health – Why It’s Important and How to Achieve It!

Hippocrates, traditionally regarded as the father of medicine, certainly was on to something back in the BC days of early medicine. It is now very widely accepted that he was correct in his assertion that “All disease begins in the gut”. Just as an aside, Hippocrates also said that “Wine is an appropriate article for mankind, both for a healthy …

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Superfoods v Super Foods

I was walking around the Noosa Farmers Markets a few weeks ago and shared a smoothie purchased from one of the stands. I hadn’t realised until after that this was a ‘Superfood Smoothie consisting of a number of items, one of which was Maca Root Powder. Magazines articles, social media and the like have driven a rise in daily health …

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Herbs for Healing

So it turns out that, aside from providing us with a beautiful, self sustaining and much loved ecosystem in which to live, Mother Nature is also an amazing pharmacist! You don’t even need a prescription to access her remedies – bonus! I have suffered from eczema since I was a baby and, for many years, I relied on doctor prescribed …

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Healthy Hormones

Hormones…. moody teenagers, spotty skin, monthly source of relationship stress, gateway to fertility, necessary for health and happiness! The hormones that circulate through our body are essential for our health and wellbeing, however, keeping them balanced can be tricky business in today’s high paced world full of financial and job stresses, long days at work, and quick & easy food …

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Fuel Your Recovery

Post workout nutrition has three basic purposes – to replenish glycogen stores, to decrease protein breakdown and increase protein synthesis. In simple terms this means that we are looking to replenish energy, increase muscle and repair damage done during the workout. Yep, that’s right – damage done during the workout! This is a principle that is referred to as ‘tear …

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Fuel Your Workout

As a Personal Trainer, one of the most common questions I was asked by my clients was “What do I eat before a workout to get the most out of training?” Back in the day, prior to my knowledge and research regarding the impact of grains and sugars on our bodies, I would recommend the tried and trusted ‘honey on …

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‘Gluten Free’ is Not a Health Kick or a Fad Diet

Gluten Free…GF…we’ve all seen this cropping up on menu’s, café signs, loaves of bread, in supermarket shelves and even on packets of…rice? Being Coeliac for the past decade, I have become very used to ordering gluten free food to ensure that I don’t suffer the pains and unfortunate reactions that coeliac sufferers experience after being ‘glutened’.  Over the years, I …