Health & Wellbeing

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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How to beat jet lag with food

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jet lag & nutrition

If you’re a traveling athlete (OR just an active travel-loving individual), having strategies to manage travel fatigue and jet lag, and having thought ahead about your food choices can minimise the challenges of travel. This is even more important if you are competing in your sport soon after arriving. Jet lag, illness or inappropriate food […]

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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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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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Hydrating in the Heat

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In October we attended the Sports Dietitian Australia Conference in Melbourne. This year it was all about training in the heat, hydration and sodium. On the back of this (and in light of the weather heating up!), we have put an article together about taking care of your hydration in the heat. What happens when […]

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Are you choosing the right probiotic?

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Probiotics have been around for centuries, but they are now exploding in popularity. There isn’t any strong evidence that probiotics confer a significant benefit for healthy people, but there are studies showing certain strains can help with certain health conditions. What exactly is a probiotic? Many of us might already know that probiotics are beneficial […]