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Why dietitians aren’t holistic and recommend sugar*

 *Please note the sarcasm of the title of this article I don’t usually do this, but today I’ve decided to weigh in on a recent debate. Last night 60 minutes aired a segment with Peter FitzSimmons, which made comment about the Dietitian’s Association of Australia. Today, we are all lucky enough to hold our own […]

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Gelatin for Joint Health

As some of you know I’ve had knee issues for some time, with everything getting a little worse recently. When I called my Nana to tell her the news, her advice was ‘start adding gelatin to your diet, just mix it in water and drink it’.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling […]

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What Should I Eat? – Seminar Review

I was lucky enough to be invited along to the recent event from Business Chicks titled ‘What Should I Eat’. Given the amount of confusion in the media, and the varying philosophy’s of the speakers, it was always going to be an interesting event. Panellists included Damon Gameau, Lola Berry and Jessica Sepel, along with Luke […]

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Checking out Chobani

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As most of you know, I am a bit of a fan of experimenting with food, and trying out new recipes, so when I was lucky enough to receive a delivery from Chobani Yoghurt recently, some recipe experiments have certainly been happening!

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CSIRO Healthy Diet Score

The CSIRO Diet Healthy Diet Score report card came out recently, with some mixed results. Overall, we scored only a 59 out of a possible 100 points, with discretionary foods being the most concerning.  On average, we are consuming approximately 3 serves of discretionary foods each day, with alcohol, chocolate and lollies being the top choices.

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Bananas for Bananas!

Anyone who has spent much time with me knows that I am a pretty big fan of the humble banana. They make one of the best pre-training snacks going around due to their carbohydrate and micronutrient content, and are a convenient, easy to transport ‘packaged’ snack. Plus, they freeze super well (banana nice-cream anyone?). One […]

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Foods for Great Skin

Taking care of our skin, the largest organ in the body, is paramount to many of us. Having great skin is linked to health and vitality, and a bad skin day can reduce in lower confidence and self esteem.

What we eat has a big impact on the health of our skin. As food is digested, it is broken down into polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are then used to build healthy skin. If you eat highly processed foods, low nutrients foods, or deprive yourself of good nutrition, your skin won’t be as healthy as it could be.

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Matcha Green Goodness

Matcha green tea has been around in Japan for years, however it is a relatively new player in the Australian foodie scene. I remember trying  matcha green tea on a trip to Japan about five years ago, but wasn’t able to easily find it anywhere once I returned to Oz. Regardless, it seems to be […]

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Benefits of Meditation and Switching Off

Switching off. It is something that so many of us struggle to do, though more and more research is indicating the importance of doing just that. Research shows meditation may be where it’s at. I was chatting with friends recently about stress, anxiety and how busy we, as a society, all are. My friend said […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Eating

Since becoming a dietitian, one of the things that has been on my bucket list was to publish a recipe book. This item has been ticked off the list, with the release of ‘Anti-Inflammatory Eating: Recipes from your Dietitian’s Kitchen’. This has been a massive project over the past year, but our finished product is […]