Confused about dairy products? Should you be “dairy free”?

Dairy can be a confusing food group as there are many different types of dairy available.  Dairy products may be derived from cow, sheep and goat milk.  Dairy includes; milk, cheese, cream, icecream, butter, and fermented products like yoghurt and kefir.  Then we have A1 and A2 milk, lactose free milk and cheese, as well … Read more

Improving your exercise results with the right nutrition

The weather is warmer, the days are longer and at this time of year many of us are participating in additional exercise. Maybe you are a runner or triathlete or perhaps you like bike riding. You could be training for an event or simply working on improving your times. Perhaps you enjoy a hit of … Read more

Prebiotic food

Everything you need to know about prebiotics and probiotics

I’ve previously written about the human microbiome and the important role it plays in our health, so how can you create a healthy microbiome? Well, it all begins before you’re born….. A human is first ‘seeded’ with microbiota (bacteria and other microscopic organisms such as yeast and fungi) in utero, meaning your mum’s microbial environment … 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

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

Quick and easy nutritious breakfasts for your good health

Are you in a breakfast rut? Same thing every day….coffee and a cigarette, toast and vegemite, cornflakes or even nothing at all? One of the key areas I work on with my naturopathic clients is their diet. I believe a healthy diet is fundamental to good health in pretty much every aspect…better energy, weight management, … Read more

Autumn fruits and vegetables…eating with the seasons

I’ve written previously about the benefits of eating with the seasons. So, 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 or ones that provide us with the key nutrients we need to survive … Read more