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Tips for Going Sugar Free

Tips for Going Sugar Free

Spring clean your diet with these top Tips for Going Sugar Free! High Quality Protein helps to balance blood sugar.  It keeps our blood sugar more stable so we don’t experience a rollercoaster of sugar highs and lows throughout the day.  Sources...

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Jelly is a Superfood!

Jelly is a Superfood!

It’s not a typo.  I recommend jelly for dessert, daily!  Not Jelly Tips or jelly and ice-cream (unless it’s coconut nice-cream!).  Jelly is simply made from gelatin and 100% fruit juice.  All the goodness comes from gelatin!  Gelatin is made by...

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Winter Wellness Wisdom

Winter Wellness Wisdom

Vitamin C is probably the most well-known nutrient for the immune system.  It is a water-soluble vitamin (like B complex vitamins) that cannot be stored in the body, therefore, must be consumed on a daily basis.  Vitamin C is found in kiwifruit...

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My dramatic diet change over the years

My dramatic diet change over the years

This was my diet for many years before developing leaky gut, food intolerances, and studying to be a Naturopath and Nutritionist. Breakfast: 5 Weetbix, 1 cup of low fat milk, pottle low fat yoghurt and fruit. Morning tea: muesli bar and fruit...

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The Importance of Stomach Acid

The Importance of Stomach Acid

A Personal Experience… the first digestive symptom and first indication of leaky gut I experienced was hypochlorydria (low stomach acid), which is rare for someone 16 years of age.  Little did I know then, that it is linked to so many digestive...

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Considerations for Anaemia

Considerations for Anaemia

Anaemia is defined as deficiency of red blood cells/haemoglobin in the blood.  It is commonly caused by dietary deficiencies of iron, vitamin B12 and folate (vitamin B9).  Anaemia is the most common nutrient deficiency, particularly in women. ...

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Probiotics and Prebiotics

Probiotics and Prebiotics

What are Probiotics? Live bacteria which are beneficial for our health, especially the digestive system.  In Greek “pro” means promoting and “biotic” translates to life, therefore, probiotics promote life. Benefits of Probiotics: Help to relieve...

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Resistant Starch… the new Fibre?

Resistant Starch… the new Fibre?

Most of us have heard of soluble and insoluble fibre… but what about resistant starch? It’s the third type of fibre. The definition is “the sum of starch and products of starch degradation not absorbed in the small intestine of healthy...

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