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Liv’s 3 Day Food & Exercise Diary

Liv’s 3 Day Food & Exercise Diary

Pre-Race Day, Race Day and Post-Race Day Here is what I ate the day before, the day of, and the day after my 11km run.  I’m not a crazy long distance runner as you can probably tell from my body shape, I am built for sprinting or short...

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Food For Thought

Food For Thought

We all know someone who is affected by Dementia or Alzheimer’s.  Alzheimer’s is the most common form of Dementia, it contributes to 60-70% of cases.  It is estimated 5-8% of the population over 60 years old has Dementia.  Some call...

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What Liv is Currently Eating 02/08/19

What Liv is Currently Eating 02/08/19

(Latest photo of me) We all go through phases of cooking the same meal, whizzing up the same smoothie, and reaching in the cupboard to pull out the same snack.  A Nutritionist is no different.  Habit removes the stress and time spent hovering...

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N=1 Self Experimentation

N=1 Self Experimentation

I believe self-experimentation is the most effective way to determine your ultimate diet.  Even the best diet template is generalised and not tailored to your unique self. So I have been around the block.  As a Naturopath/Nutritionist n=1 is my...

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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...

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Health Benefits of Summer

Health Benefits of Summer

Your Health Loves Summer! Welcome summer!  Here are my top 10 reasons to love summer… Vitamin D ~ deficiency of this important vitamin may be the reason you feel SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) during the winter months. Vitamin D enhances...

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5 Surprising Foods Naturopaths Eat

5 Surprising Foods Naturopaths Eat

Chocolate… dark only! Cacao is one of the highest sources of antioxidants in the world, which protects against many chronic diseases. Boosts mood by releasing feel-good hormones. Nutrient dense containing B vitamins, calcium, sulphur...

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Things Liv Eats Regularly Without Fail

Things Liv Eats Regularly Without Fail

All of these foods are functional, which I recommend instead of supplements as they are abundant in nutrients.  Functional foods are like superfoods that are extremely high in at least one particular vitamin or mineral.  Therefore, they have a...

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