Stress over extended periods causes the adrenal glands to produce cortisol, which promotes the release of glucose and fat into blood, to be carried to the muscles where it will be used to generate energy to run from danger. In today's society, our mostly sedentary lifestyle means there is no danger, and we are less… Continue reading Top 5 Tips To Manage Adrenal Fatigue
As 2016 draws to an end, we are bombarded with messages to eat clean, strip the fat, sign up to 28 day or 12 week challenges. Weight loss companies know that we have probably eaten more than we needed over the festive/holiday season and are looking for a quick fix to a slimmer, healthier you… Continue reading If you keep doing the same things, you will get the same results
Following a low FODMAP eating plan can often limit food options. This should not impact your enjoyment over the festive period. With endless parties, gatherings and ultimately Christmas day, it would be nice to have a list of "safe" foods that you know are not going to send you to the bathroom or leave you doubled… Continue reading How to enjoy a Low FODMAP Christmas
I often wonder if vegetables had labels with health claims, would we be inclined to eat more of them? It is a common belief that to eat healthy is expensive. If we ate according to the Australian Guide To Healthy Eating, and achieved the required serves of fruit (2) and vegetables (5) each day, fruit and… Continue reading If vegetables had labels would we eat more?
People often ask me "Do you eat chocolate?", and (I'm almost certain) they are surprised when I confirm that, yes of course I do, most days I like to indulge. I once had someone at my house ask for a coffee, then paused and said, "but I doubt you would have any in your house".… Continue reading What does a Dietitian eat? Top 10 foods I always have in my house
Packaged food is always going to be at risk of misleading health claims, with the overuse of persuasive terminology frequently employed to promote a product. So called 'baby' products are not immune. Just like packaged foods marketed at adults, these processed foods will have almost anything on the packet to entice a sleep deprived parent. Here is my… Continue reading Health claims on baby packaged foods