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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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To My Mentee

To My Mentee

“It might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will always find its way” Unknown I believe one of the reasons people develop burnout and mental depletion is because we have more outputs than inputs. A couple of years before I...

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Carbs

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Carbs

This blog is part of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly blog series. Specific macronutrients aren’t bad (e.g. carbs or fats).  It depends on the source and quality. Lovingly nicknamed ‘carbs’. Provides four calories per gram. Referred to as our...

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Fats

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Fats

This blog is part of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly blog series. Specific macronutrients aren’t bad (e.g. fats or carbs).  It depends on the source and quality. Fats provide nine calories per gram, although this does not mean you should...

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Be a Limey

Be a Limey

Vitamin C gets all the publicity as the captain of the immune-enhancing ship, because it is essential for a properly functioning immune system. Multiple cells which comprise our immune system utilise vitamin C to perform their tasks. Vitamin C is...

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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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Go Nuts on Coconuts

Go Nuts on Coconuts

Coconut is a superfood. Coconut oil and palm oil have unique medium-chain fats (whereas other foods have long-chain fats).  As you may have heard, palm oil should be avoided due to the livelihood of orangutans.  Medium-chain fats are not stored...

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