Nutrition and Fertility

Fertility in Australia In Australia, one in six people will experience infertility. Fertility is defined as the inability to conceive within a year of trying or experiencing pregnancies that do not result in a live birth. There are many reasons someone may find they are having difficulty falling pregnant with age being biggest factor. There are,...
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The Importance of Dairy

Why do people avoid dairy? There are many reasons people avoid dairy. Vegans and some vegetarians will avoid dairy products as they do not eat animal products, other people believe that dairy is fattening and is often one of the first food groups to be excluded on a weight loss diet.  Other people may suffer from...
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Intermittent Fasting

What is Intermittent Fasting? By now, you may have heard about this new way of dieting called Intermittent fasting (IF). Promoted by celebrities and social media influencers the diet involves going for a certain period of time without eating and has become a popular method for weight loss with claims of all sorts of added benefits....
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Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?

What is the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance? Food allergies and food intolerance are two distinctly different reactions often confused for the same thing. A food allergy induces an immune response while food intolerance is a chemical response and often less serious than a food allergy. Many people with food intolerance are able to tolerate...
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Should we count our calories or make our calories count?

In the early 1900’s a healthy diet was considered to be no more complicated than a simple addition and subtraction of calories. In other words, if you consume the equal number of calories to meet your body’s energy needs, your weight should not change. Despite 100 years having passed, to this day, many foods and meals...
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We often hear about how we can boost our metabolism, kick start it and speed it up. It’s a weight loss buzz word that holds all the answers to our weight loss success but what is metabolism and do we actually have any control over it? What is metabolism? Your metabolism is simply the name for...
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Keeping Up With Keto

What is a Keto diet? A Ketogenic diet (Keto for short) is a diet high in fat and very low in carbohydrates. People on a Keto diet derive the majority of their energy (70%) from fat and are limited to no more than 50 grams of carbohydrate (the equivalent of a slice of bread) a day....
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Back to School Lunches

Back to School Lunches While many parents rejoice in the end of the school holidays, back to school time also comes with the dread of figuring out what to do for school lunches. For many parents, figuring out what to put in the lunch box every day can be a source of great stress and frustration...
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How To Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when we’re all run ragged by the events of the year gone by and are ready to kick up our feet and indulge in life’s sensory pleasures. It’s also the time of year when once we’ve enjoyed our decadence, we decide it’s time to get back into things, start fresh...
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Tap Versus Bottled Water

Tap Vs Bottled Water In recent times bottled water has become the preferred way for consumers to meet their water intake. Western Australians are the biggest consumers of bottled water in the country, with the most recent data indicating that 30% of us are drinking bottled water every week. But why do we do it? Some...
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Is Teflon Safe?

Does Non-Stick Make You Sick? There is a reason they called the first non-stick pans the “Happy Pan” in the 1960s. The coating on non-stick cookware, commonly called Teflon, means you don’t have to worry about food sticking to the surface of your pan; making flipping those eggs and pancakes that much easier. They’re also super...
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Butter Vs Margarine

Butter Vs Margarine In recent times Australians have started turning their back on margarine in favour of butter, rejecting the long held idea that margarine is the healthier choice. Fear around the manufacturing process of margarine and its chemical composition (no, it is not one molecule away from becoming plastic) has lead consumers back into the...
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12 Ways to Improve Elderly Nutrition

Elderly nutrition is a broad and important topic because older adults are especially vulnerable to malnutrition, and many of the diseases they suffer are direct results of dietary factors. The changes we experience as we age also affect our metabolism. Certain needs diminish; for instance, our lean body mass and basal metabolic rate decline with age,...
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Wishes From The Grave

There’s a saying “Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness” One of our nutritionists is currently involved in research with those who are in palliative care.  One of the questions she asks respondents as part of her research is “do you wish you’d...
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Busting Superfood Myths

What is a superfood? Superfoods are a range of foods that have gained mass credibility in recent years due to their high concentrations of nutrients. The lists of superfoods is ever-expanding, but some of the more common superfoods include goji berries, acai, matcha tea, berries, quinoa, maca, turmeric and kale. Almost anything healthy these days is...
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Avozilla’s Versus the Humble Avo

Avozillas have hit the shops and been selling out faster than a bag of chips thrown into a flock of seagulls! So, what can you do with a 1.2kg avocado and how do they compare nutritionally to the standard sized avocado? Brace yourselves for an avozilla sized shock! Our dietitians recommend no more than a quarter...
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Healthy Eating Tips for Busy People

We see many people in our clinic who find it difficult to eat well due to their busy lifestyles. Work, kids, friends and family all place demands on them which means eating well ranks a poor last on the list of priorities. If this sounds familiar to you, don’t despair! We’ve put together some practical tips...
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Nourish Your Family

Recently I read a post from Humans of New York (HONY) about a blind woman. Here it is: “When I’m home, nobody will talk to me. It’s like I am dead. I don’t like quiet because I have nothing. So I ride the train into the city. Compared to home, the city is like heaven. There...
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Vitamin B12

B Vitamins Who has heard of the B vitamins? Out of the 13 required vitamins in our diet, eight of them are in the B-group. These water-soluble vitamins play an important role in the body including forming red blood cells, regulating metabolism and nerve cell formation. Consuming the recommended daily intake of all B vitamins should...
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Alcohol and Your Weight

Alcohol and Your Weight How many of you have struggled losing those last few kilos of weight or heard people complain they don’t know why they are overweight because they don’t overeat? Many people consume the equivalent of a whole meal in alcohol each day without knowing it and wonder why they can’t lose weight. We...
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Dieting – Why Do We Do It?

Dieting – Why do we do it? Dieting has become common and normalised in our society with many of us having an unhealthy or disordered relationship with food. Studies indicate that up to 82% of the population is ‘sometimes’ or ‘very often’ on a diet. Our culture has been brainwashed into thinking that ‘ultra-thin’ is equal...
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Back to School

With the start of the new school year so close we thought we’d offer some healthy food suggestions and lunch box ideas to make sure your kids are off to a healthy start.   Breakfast Many breakfast cereals are laden with sugar so learn how much is in the product you feed your kids and choose...
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Healthy Eating or Orthorexia Nervosa?

“All I could think about was food. Even when I became aware that my scrabbling in the dirt after raw vegetables and wild plants had become an obsession, I found it terribly difficult to free myself. I had been seduced by righteous eating” – Stephen Bratman Orthorexia Nervosa or ‘Healthy Eating’ disorder was coined by American...
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Habits of people who keep a healthy weight – Part 3

Those who maintain a healthy weight have a common set of habits that we are going to share with you in our 3 part blog.  If you wish to reach and maintain a healthy weight and improve your overall health then be sure to read all three parts that will be posted over several weeks.  Enjoy...
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