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Thermogenic Foods

Thermogenic Foods

These are natural foods that kick-start your metabolism. Not the artificial thermogenic fat-burning pills and energy drinks!  Grapefruit Contains an enzyme that increases metabolism.  The old wives’ tale turned out to be true! Eat half a...

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The Problem with Plants

The Problem with Plants

“Every living thing possesses the drive to survive and pass on its genes to future generations” Steven R Gundry, MD Plants are out to get us.  Plants aren’t just there to accept their fate that they’re going to end up on our dinner plate.  There...

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A Dozen Organic Reasons to Eat Eggs

A Dozen Organic Reasons to Eat Eggs

The amino acid balance of egg protein is almost perfect to meet human requirements. This means eggs are the best source of protein on the planet.   Egg-white omelettes are off the menu! Egg yolks out-muscle egg whites in any competition...

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Kale is King

Kale is King

I used to think kale was only for vegans or horses (no offence!).  I think I was the only Naturopath/Nutritionist for years who didn’t eat kale!  Until I tried a massaged kale salad and now I eat it nearly every day for dinner (I miss it...

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How To Quit Sugar in 7 Days

How To Quit Sugar in 7 Days

“No added sugar, you’re sweet enough!” Humans are born with a sweet tooth.  Breast milk is very sweet.  The sweet taste is nurturing and comforting.  Hence why we still reach for sweet foods for comfort even as an adult.  When people emotionally...

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All About Anaemia

All About Anaemia

Anaemia is one condition that can affect any age or stage in life.  It is defined as deficiency of red blood cells (haemoglobin) in the blood.  Haemoglobin carries oxygen around the body.  Oxygen is required in the energy equation to create...

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Happy World Chocolate Day!

Happy World Chocolate Day!

I highly recommend you eat some to celebrate! Cacao means “food of the gods” in Greek.  Chocoholics rejoice!  Dark chocolate is rich in iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and antioxidants. The antioxidants in chocolate (flavonoids...

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All About Dairy-Free

All About Dairy-Free

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. NZ being a dairy-producing country, we are big milk drinkers.  It must be good if kids get it free in schools, right? Milk has...

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All About Vegetarian

All About Vegetarian

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. Types of Vegetarians: Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Eat dairy products and eggs.  This is the most common type of vegetarian, as many as...

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All About Vegan

All About Vegan

This blog is part of the All About Fad Diets blog series.  They’re not really fads, but more like lifestyles. The million-dollar question is, are almonds vegan? “Veganism is a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and...

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