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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 it...

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HOLY GUACAMOLE !

HOLY GUACAMOLE !

Avocado gets a lot of attention for being the rich kid.  They say we have to give up smashed avo on toast if we ever want to buy a house.  But does avocado deserve all of the hype it gets? Facts About Avocado: Avocado was originally called...

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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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Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Zinc

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Zinc

Zinc is like the middle child, screaming for attention.  Move over magnesium!  Here is why you should be considering zinc… Zinc is involved in over 200 enzymatic pathways in the body. It is a co-factor which converts one substance into...

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Leaky Gut & Digestion ABC’s

Leaky Gut & Digestion ABC’s

Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice – 1 tablespoon 15-20 minutes before meals to aid digestion. Bone broth – 1-2 cups per day, drink chicken broth straight or use chicken/beef broth as a base for soups and cooking. Chia and flax seeds...

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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...

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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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Is Eating Out Healthy?

Is Eating Out Healthy?

Top 10 Tips… Water is the cheapest and healthiest drink – add berries, citrus fruits or mint to naturally flavour water, instead of sugar-laden soft drinks. Eat your salad or vegetables first – fill your stomach with goodness...

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Beauty Foods

Beauty Foods

Do you eat these beauty foods for beautiful skin, hair and nails? Avocado is moisturising for dry skin, eat them or use it in a face mask to balance your skin. Dark chocolate contains cacao which is one of the highest sources of anti-ageing...

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Acai Berries

Acai Berries

Acai (ah-sigh-ee) berries are extremely high in antioxidants.  Antioxidants are found in some of the healthiest foods in the world.  They protect the body against free radical damage, involved in the development of ageing, cancer, blocked...

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The Sunshine Vitamin

The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin”, is the nutrient you’re most likely to be deficient in during the winter months. “Vitamin” means vital for health and vitamin D is unique because our food is not the main source.  In winter the sun...

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