• Diet & Depression: Is there a link?

    By now most of us are aware that what we eat has a big impact on our physical health, but can the food we eat also influence our mood and mental health too? Research suggests that yes it can! Mental health conditions are on the rise with an estimated 1 in 2 Australians experiencing a… Continue Reading

  • Eat to Beat Cholesterol

    It is estimated that 1 in 3 Australians have high cholesterol, putting those people at a greater risk of coronary artery disease which can cause heart attacks and stroke. So it’s not surprising that coronary artery disease was the leading underlying cause of death in Australia in 2016 contributing to 12% of all deaths. While… Continue Reading

  • Super Food, Super Hyped, Super Expensive

    I cringe when I hear the word ‘superfood’ it gives me images of Dr Oz flogging some miracle food that instantly burns fat, reduces cellulite and speeds up metabolism – and it can be yours for only $495 (+ postage and handling)!!! Many super foods are super hyped and super over priced. The so called… Continue Reading

  • Skip the Extremes and Start with the Basics.

    I feel like people are bypassing the basics and seeking out extremes to eat healthier or to lose weight. People automatically get on the latest fad diet when actually if they took the time to look at their lifestyle, their dietary patterns and habits they would realize that they don’t need to jump on the… Continue Reading

  • A Guide to Processed & Packaged Foods

    Nearly all foods have gone through some form of processing before being eaten. Processing can involve harvesting, butchering, fermenting, canning, preserving as well as simply cooking and preparing foods.  The processing of foods has many benefits which include improving the safety of food by removing micro-organisms and pathogens, preservation, easier distribution, longer shelf life and… Continue Reading

  • What if…?

    image credit What if everyone stopped dieting?  What if everyone stopped counting calories, worrying about gluten, fructose, fat, protein, carbs and just ate healthy, wholesome foods? What if everyone stopped being so focused on what the number on the scale said and they focused on being as healthy as they can be?