• The Ins & Outs of Gut Health

    Gut health. It’s the latest buzz word when it comes to health and nutrition. Not only are new ‘gut friendly’ foods popping up on supermarket shelves and in the trendy cafes but research on the links between the gut and health is constantly evolving making the gut more fascinating than ever before. Gut 101 The gut –… Continue Reading

  • Going Vegetarian: What you need to know

    Vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming more mainstream as people are giving up meat and animal products and turning to a plant based diet. While dedicated vegetarians and vegans don’t like it to be referred to as a ‘trend’ it certainly seems that ditching the meat is the food ‘movement’ of 2016. And I’m all… Continue Reading

  • Fruit, the forbidden food?

    I never thought the day would come when people were scared and worried about eating fruit. And I’m not talking about the scare we had last year when certain frozen berries were contaminated with hepatitis A!!! I’m talking about people being worried that fruit is unhealthy, that fruit will cause weight gain, diabetes and be… Continue Reading

  • Healthy eating, why are we so confused?

    If you asked a random sample of people what healthy eating was I’m sure you would get varying and often contradicting answers: ‘It means eating a gluten free diet’ ‘Eating high fat and low carb foods’ ‘Consuming plenty of plant based foods such as wholegrains, beans, lentils as well as fruits and vegetables’. ‘Eating paleo… Continue Reading

  • You’re a Dietitian and You Eat What?!

    As a dietitian people often ask me about my own ‘diet’. What I eat, what I don’t eat and what I think about a particular food or diet. I have come to accept it now as part and parcel of being a dietitian. And I certainly don’t blame people for asking either. I’m always intrigued… 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