“What The Health” documentary – WTF??

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The recent release of the What The Health documentary on Netflix seems to have stimulated a lot of discussion amongst the wider community. I’ve heard of some people turning their existing healthy dietary habits around and deciding to go completely Vegan, I’ve also heard a lot of flack from other parties as well. If you plan on watching the movie, or … Read More

Other Useful Resources and Affiliates

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These resources include journals, websites and people I trust when it comes to Nutrition, Health, Fitness and Wellness. If you can’t find what you’re looking for with me then you may find what you’re needing with these guys! Pubmed and Google Scholar – are fantastic databases you can use to search for evidence-based research. Jessica Cox Nutritionist  – www.jessicacox.com.au The Nutrition … Read More

Fussy Eaters

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Are your kids FUSSY EATERS? Would you like some tips on how to minimise ‘fussiness’? A recent article by the BBC delves into why some children are more fussy than others when it comes to food choice. Genetics, environmental and evolutionary influences all play a role in a child’s like/dislike of a food. Up until 24 months of age it seems most … Read More

Fruits and Vegetables – Exactly How good are they for you?

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We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are good for us but did you know just HOW good they are? Today I’m summarising some of the compelling evidence available regarding consumption of vegetables and fruit. What do Fruits and Vegetables Contain? Fresh fruits and vegetables are nature’s nutrient powerhouses(1). An individual can easily meet their requirements for all vitamins … Read More

Ask A Question

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Ask me your Nutrition & Health Questions Do you have a nutrition or health related question that has been bugging you for a while? Maybe something that you’re embarrassed to ask your friends, family or coach about and want to remain anonymous? Well I’m here to answer them! This is your chance to have your question(s) answered and ‘hit me with … Read More

Menopause, Surgery and Weight Gain

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My mate, Karl Innes, over at CF40 Masters Blog had a question from one of his female followers regarding menopause, surgery and fat loss. Out of his area of expertise, I offered to help answer the question and thought I’d share my response here as you might find it useful and insightful as well. The Question: So ladies as far as … Read More

Do I have an Unhealthy Relationship with Food?

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Last week I published a post, my story really, of the last 5+ years struggling with disordered eating.  The response has been overwhelming!  I’d been writing that piece on and off for several months and it took a long time for me to finally hit the ‘publish’ button. I think that by pressing publish I was saying to the world … Read More

I’m recovering from an Eating Disorder

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^photo credit (right) The Official Photographers **Warning**  This is a long post, with few pictures Today I am sharing something that has taken me a long time to process and feel confident enough to talk about openly. I struggled with an eating disorder for over 5 years. Finally, 18 months ago I stopped denying it and consciously made the self-realisation that … Read More

NEW STUDY: Living near fast-food stores makes you obese!

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… Or does it? Headlines like this grab your attention, don’t they? Unfortunately, they are often misleading and misinterpret associated research. Today I’ll take you through a recent nutrition study, to show you some things to look out for! The Study Compelling evidence already independently links one’s exposure to fast food(1-3) and lower socioeconomic status (SES) (4-6) with increased risk of … Read More

ATP – How does our body make Energy?

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 As an assessment for a unit in my Masters of Nutrition degree, I recently had to put together a ‘Factsheet’ on how our bodies make ATP (targeted at the level of a fellow student). I received a HD for this assessment piece and several of my friends expressed how interesting they found the factsheet. So I thought I’d share the information with … Read More