Penny in the Media, Channel 7 Queensland Weekender

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As part of the Brisbane City Council’s Active & Healthy Program and #BrisBetter days out campaign, I recently appeard on Channel 7 Queensland Weekender! The segment featured the wonderful ways we can enjoy our own back yard in the Mt Coot-tha precinct, including hikes, guided Botanic Garden tours as well as fresh nutrition and cooking workshops in the kitchen garden … Read More

Gluten Free Cooking – Workshop Wrap Up

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As a contracted provider for the Brisbane City Coucil’s Active & Healthy Program, I recently ran a series of two “Gluten-Free Workshop” cooking & nutrition workshops. And what a fantastic venue the Brisbane City Council provided in the Outdoor Kitchen at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens! I regularly run free & low-cost nutrition and cooking workshops for the Brisbane City … Read More

A Healthy Christmas

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a healthy christmas

And that’s a Wrap! A Healthy Christmas” Workshops done for this year ? And what a ball we had ? These workshops were a part of Brisbane City Coucil’s Active & Healthy Program which provides low-cost health-focussed activities for Brissie residents. And what a fantastic venue the Brisbane City Council provided in the Outdoor Kitchen at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens! … Read More

Spring Clean Your Menu

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As a contracted provider for the Brisbane City Coucil’s Active & Healthy Program, I recently ran a series of four “Spring Clean Your Menu” cooking & nutrition workshops. And what a fantastic venue the Brisbane City Council provided in the Outdoor Kitchen at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens! I regularly run free & low-cost nutrition and cooking workshops for the … Read More

Vitamins – An Overview

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When it comes to the world of health, dieting, combating diabetes & obesity, weight-loss, fitness, nutrition and wellbeing in general, there are many terms being thrown around that aren’t completely understood by the majority of the population. Things like low-carb, paleo, ketogenic, vitamins, insulin-resistance, nutrient-deficiencies, high-protein and much more. In a previous blog post, I broke Nutrition down into the basic principles … Read More

How to make a Smoothie that is Nutritionally Balanced

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Conceptually, smoothies (and smoothie bowls) are simple enough to make – ingredients, blender, that’s it. Nutritionally, however, many people get it wrong quite often. If you want a smoothie to sustain you, help control blood sugar and fuel your day then it’s important your smoothie is nutritionally balanced. Here I teach you the key principles of making a nutritionally balanced … Read More

“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

Resources

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I regularly use these resources to expand my health and wellness knowledge. 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 Press – Evidence-based blogs written for the every-day person to understand the science stuff! Positive Health Wellness – www.positivehealthwellness.com