Simple, effective “eating rules” to boost your health

When it comes to your health, I’m not a big fan of hard and fast rules. They don’t always allow for individual needs and possibly just set you up to fail. BUT these guidelines are a great place to start if you want to improve your health. Even though everyone is unique, some general eating … Read more

Autumn fruits and vegetables…eating with the seasons

With the onset of autumn, it’s time to start thinking about autumnal food. The weather starts to cool and the time is right to contemplate foods that are more warming as well as ones that provide you with the key nutrients you need to survive the onset of cold and flu season. It’s funny how … Read more

These spring fruit and veg will bring you out of hibernation

Spring is definitely on our door step now.  I can see the green returning to the trees along the Yarra. Do you enjoy eating with the seasons? It can be a challenge sometimes, especially as the major supermarkets work hard to keep their shelves stocked with our favourite fruits and vegetables all year round….sometimes to … Read more

Do you need more iron in your diet?

Iron is an important mineral required for a diverse range of body processes including; energy production, protein and carbohydrate metabolism, DNA synthesis, and thyroid and immune function (to name but a few). However, it is probably best known for its role in energy production as often fatigue is a primary symptom of iron depletion or … Read more

Six reasons why you eat even when you don’t really need to

If you are trying to achieve and maintain a healthy weight or perhaps improve your health through the foods you eat but are struggling with those sneaky snacks that creep into your diet, there may be an explanation in the following tips. Most of us (including this naturopath) have been there at some stage. Standing … Read more

Your guide to wonderful winter fruits and vegetables

I’ve written previously about the benefits of eating seasonally so I won’t go into to them again. Suffice to say that, the more you adopt food choices that reflect the season, the better for your wallet, the environment, your taste buds and your health. (Want to know more? Read How eating with the seasons can … Read more

7 easy, quick and healthy snack ideas to avoid biscuits

Do you find yourself dipping into the biscuit barrel, reaching for the “charity chocolates” or mindlessly eating lollies while you work? If you do, you aren’t alone. I know what it’s like…you have an attack of the munchies and your next meal is a few hours away. Your energy is going down along with your … Read more