<strong>IBS flare-ups: How to manage them</strong>

If you’ve been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the unfortunate reality is that sooner or later, you will likely experience IBS flare-ups. To get through this, here are some tips that can help you manage the symptoms to minimise the interruption and improve your quality of life.  Accept that you’re having an IBS flare-up, and […]

The benefits of carbohydrates for gut health

There’s no need to fear carbohydrates. In fact, alongside protein and fat, carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient that, ideally, should meet between 45 and 65 percent of a healthy adult’s daily energy needs. Not only do they provide essential fuel for cellular metabolism throughout the body, but carbohydrates are also integral to a healthy gut […]

How to optimise your workout with food

Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, food plays an important role in getting the most out of each workout. Whatever your goal might be, timing your meals and snacks around your training, along with maintaining hydration, are necessary to appropriately fuel each session and aid recovery. Achieving the right balance of nutrients also plays a critical […]

<strong>Optimise your sleep in 10 easy steps</strong>

A restful night of sleep is vital to living a healthy life, so if you’re having trouble getting to sleep or find yourself waking up during the night, here’s how you can optimise your sleep with 10 tips that might really help.  1. Don’t consume caffeine after midday  Throughout the day, adenosine binds to adenosine receptors […]

How to nourish your gut this year

Your gut health is the foundation of your health. It affects your digestion, your mood, your hormones, your immune system, and the list goes on. Evidently, learning how to nourish your gut is a great way to ensure your body is functioning at its best. Here are 7 tips that can help you with this.  […]

<strong>The health benefits of kefir</strong>

A fermented drink that contains more than 20 strains of healthy bacteria and yeast cultures? Yes please! The health benefits of kefir include improved gut health and digestion, calcium for bone health and may help to assist our immune system to function optimally. Let’s dive into the details.   What is kefir?  Kefir is a fermented […]

Resistant starch: Why you need to know about it

You may have heard the phrase ‘resistant starch’ get thrown around when it comes to gut health. Adding it to your diet is a great way to support a healthy gut microbiome. However, if you don’t know what resistant starch is or what food it’s in, you’re in luck. Today I am here to tell […]

Easy nutrition for new mums

Bringing your baby home from the hospital is one of the most exciting and nervous times of being a new parent. There are thousands of resources on how to care for your baby from the day you bring them home, but there are way fewer on how to care for yourself during this time. Here […]

<strong>Gut health, food and mood</strong>

Did you know that the foods you eat can impact your mood? Serotonin is a chemical that can stabilise mood, assist with sleep and digestion and contribute to feelings of happiness. Around 90% of the serotonin in our bodies is produced in your gastrointestinal tract, which is why it is important to keep our ‘good […]

Top 10 healthiest Thai food dishes you can order

When it comes to eating out or ordering in, Thai food is one of Australia’s most popular options. You don’t have to worry about missing out just because you’re trying to eat a bit better. As with any cuisine, some dishes are healthier than others. To take the guesswork out of ordering, here is a […]