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Nutrition and MTHFR Mutation

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MTHFR Mutation

I recently encountered a client with an ‘MTHFR gene mutation’ – a genetic condition that affects up to 30-50% of our population. Chances are – if you DO have it – you don’t know. This isn’t necessarily a problem – as the mutation comes with different degrees of severity. What is MTHFR all about? MTHFR […]

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Phytochemicals and your Gut

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Ever heard that chocolate is good for you (or hoped)? Well, this is at least in part true, due to its fantastic disease-fighting phytochemical content! What are phytochemicals? Phytochemicals are a group of tens of thousands of plant chemicals (with likely more not yet discovered). They are not necessarily essential to your body’s day-to-day functions […]

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Should you be consuming dairy?

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One of the five core food groups in Australia (and many other developed countries around the world) is dairy. This group includes milk, yogurt and cheese and all of the alternative to these foods as well (products made from soy, coconut, nuts etc). Even though this group of foods has been extensively researched and is […]

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DIY Sourdough Starter

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I was unfortunately not lucky enough to have a sourdough starter passed down to me from a bread-making grandparent. But, I recently learnt how easy it is to make your very own sourdough starter – a fact that really surprised me! The best part of all is that it requires no fancy ingredients – just […]

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Diet and Endometriosis

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More than 700,000 Aussie women and girls are living with endometriosis. A lack of research into, and understanding of the condition often leads to delays in diagnosis – with some women waiting up to 12 years for a diagnosis! This is an awful amount of time to be suffering with an undiagnosed condition. Thus, we […]

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Are you Eating Enough?

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Are you eating well and training hard but just not getting the results you are after? Have you considered that you might need MORE FOOD… this can be a really foreign concept to some people but it is a strategy that I often use to help people reach their goals! Taking the time to listen […]

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What to look for on a food label

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In this article we are looking at packaged foods and what to look for on the label. Ideally, our diets would be made up mostly of unpackaged foods (ie. Fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts, seeds etc). But In reality, we do consume some packaged foods in our day to day diet and that is ok! […]