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5 quick… reasons to eat more saturated fat

In my first 5 quick reasons article I look at why we should eat more saturated fat! It is an essential building block, tastes great and helps with maintaining a healthy weight. Everything you need to know in my short article.

How to build healthy neurotransmitters & mental health

In part II of my mental health articles we look in detail at neurotransmitters. What are they, what are they made from and how can I support healthy production. This will challenge the accepted paradigm around mental health. Do not miss this.

Good nutrition will support mental health…here’s how

We all know someone that suffers from anxiety or depression and the common solution is to write a prescription. Mental health is treated the same as other chronic physical conditions, we are told to take a pill. Rarely is there any investigation of what could be the root cause of our mental health troubles. But we cannot overlook the role of nutrition in supporting mental health.

Why high blood sugar is toxic

We are inundating our bodies with refined carbohydrates and have not evolved to cope. Learn exactly what happens to sugar in your body and why it is TOXIC.
Dysregulated blood sugar could be the key thing preventing you from losing weight and enjoying stable moods and energy. This is a must read.

Macronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

Carbs, protein and fat – confusing isn’t it?
Today we look in detail at the three macronutrients our bodies need: carbohydrate, protein and fat. These nutrients have different impacts on blood sugar and hormones.

What’s the deal with dairy? – Part I

“Drink your milk so you grow up big and strong.” I imagine there are not many readers who didn’t hear this at least once or twice when growing up. The need to consume dairy products is ingrained in...

Gluten free Thai food by a no grainer

Having spent over six weeks in Thailand (with more planned) I feel fairly confident in giving my readers some tips on how to find good gluten free Thai food. In this post I cover the basics of...

Micronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

Micronutrients are the essential minerals and vitamins required by your body to perform all of its functions from breathing to hormone production. When we have even a small nutrient deficiency it can result in a host of issues.
Learn how to maximise nutrient consumption in your food in this explanatory article.

5 quick… reasons to eat more saturated fat

In my first 5 quick reasons article I look at why we should eat more saturated fat! It is an essential building block, tastes great and helps with maintaining a healthy weight. Everything you need to know in my short article.

How to build healthy neurotransmitters & mental health

In part II of my mental health articles we look in detail at neurotransmitters. What are they, what are they made from and how can I support healthy production. This will challenge the accepted paradigm around mental health. Do not miss this.

Good nutrition will support mental health…here’s how

We all know someone that suffers from anxiety or depression and the common solution is to write a prescription. Mental health is treated the same as other chronic physical conditions, we are told to take a pill. Rarely is there any investigation of what could be the root cause of our mental health troubles. But we cannot overlook the role of nutrition in supporting mental health.

Why high blood sugar is toxic

We are inundating our bodies with refined carbohydrates and have not evolved to cope. Learn exactly what happens to sugar in your body and why it is TOXIC.
Dysregulated blood sugar could be the key thing preventing you from losing weight and enjoying stable moods and energy. This is a must read.

Macronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

Carbs, protein and fat – confusing isn’t it?
Today we look in detail at the three macronutrients our bodies need: carbohydrate, protein and fat. These nutrients have different impacts on blood sugar and hormones.

What’s the deal with dairy? – Part I

“Drink your milk so you grow up big and strong.” I imagine there are not many readers who didn’t...

Gluten free Thai food by a no grainer

Having spent over six weeks in Thailand (with more planned) I feel fairly confident in giving my...

Micronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

Micronutrients are the essential minerals and vitamins required by your body to perform all of its functions from breathing to hormone production. When we have even a small nutrient deficiency it can result in a host of issues.
Learn how to maximise nutrient consumption in your food in this explanatory article.

Good nutrition starts with real food

Understand why grains are not a health food and why we don’t need to be scared of fat. Calories and nutrients broken down to help you make informed choices.

Create nutrient dense food

Put your new nutrition knowledge into practice with my easy, nutritious and grain free recipes.

Stay well while you travel, naturally

Travel can be difficult at the best of times. Food intolerances only add to the challenge. Find my tips for travel in parts of Asia here.

I’m a nutritional therapist in training.

I can help you nourish yourself well using whole foods. Get in touch to arrange a free fifteen minute consultation.

"Whole grains are healthy. Fat makes you fat. Cholesterol will kill me."

Let’s debunk the nutrition myths that are preventing us from eating REAL FOOD.

Let’s debunk the nutrition myths that are preventing us from eating REAL FOOD.

Latest recipes

Baked Mediterranean vegetable mix

This mix of Italian herbs and flavours is delicious. And the best part is it only takes a few minutes to prepare. Stick all the ingredients in some foil and then bake in the oven. Voila! The perfect side dish! 5 minutes prepation 30 minutes cooking 2-4 servings...

Roast vegetable, caramelised onion and goats cheese salad

My simple recipe to create an impressive roast vegetable salad with goats cheese and an exciting twist of caramelised onions. Everyone will be impressed with this tasty meal that is full of flavour and quality nutrition.
During the holiday period in Australia roast vegetables are one of my go-to dishes to contribute to a dinner party and serve guests in my own home. This means that I always have something on hand to throw into a salad and create a brand new meal or side dish. Create this out of any leftovers or quickly whip it up from scratch.

Recent nutrition articles

Digestion I: the key to good health

It might seem obvious and straight-forward, but digestion is one of the most basic foundations of good health. This incredible process, through which our body extracts nutrients from food, is responsible for sustaining our very survival. Digestion is a series of...

Lessons in human nutrition from the Pottenger cat study

Dr Francis Pottenger inadvertently became a nutritional pioneer when he observed that nutrient deficient diets have a long-term, cumulative effect on animals. This is a very real problem for humans in the Western developed world today. Processed and packaged food,...

Understanding cooking fats

For at least two - three generations we've been told to steer clear of saturated fat because it causes heart disease. This has pushed many people toward using polyunsaturated fats such as vegetable and seed oils as an alternative. But you need to ask yourself two...

Stop counting calories

Most of us who have embarked been on a weight loss quest have probably been conscious of calories. While it is good to take notice of what you put into your body for health purposes, focusing on calories is not a healthy or useful way to go about things.Calorie...

Humans are animals too: Part 2

Why do human animals have such special eating habits? In part I of this article we looked at two important differences in the dietary and exercise habits of humans and our friends in the animal kingdom. In this section we go a bit deeper. 3: Humans are the only...

Humans are animals too! Let’s eat like them: part I

Why do human animals have such special eating habits?   We might be more intelligent than most other animals, but physiologically humans work in pretty similar ways to other living creatures. We have developed the tools to provide shelter, farm food and implement...

Why vegetable oils are toxic

Vegetable oils are dangerous, not a healthy saturated fat alternative. They’re unstable, release free radicals and cause oxidative damage. In this post learn all about the dangers of vegetable oils and trans-fats and how to make healthier choices.

The A No Grainer guide to cooking fats

With so many fats available, it can be tricky to choose which one is best, particularly for different occasions types of food. Here's where my cooking fats guide can come in handy. Foods that are made of mainly saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are the best for cooking....

Let’s get back to real food

A big portion of our modern diets comes from things our ancestors would not recognise as food. Today I talk about the importance of real food for health.

Eat fat for weight management and weight loss!

We have long been told to avoid fat, but the science was wrong! Today I explain how you should eat fat for weight management and even weight loss. Understand the science behind it in this interesting, but easy-to-understand post.

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