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Summer Beach Bikini Body

Making Friends with Your Body this Summer 

Now that we’re well and truly in the warmer months, the Big Marketing machine is in full swing preying on our body hang-ups in a bid to make a quick dollar. Just look on the cover of most magazines or morning show ad segments. Everyone has got some new diet or product that promises to […]

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Why is tummy fat worse than other types of body fat? 

Why is tummy fat worse than other types of body fat? 

Thinking about our body fat may make a lot of us wriggle uncomfortably in our seats. Which is easy enough to understand, given how aggressively all those diets and “one simple trick/food/exercise” click-bait articles promising a shredded physique are being marketed to us on a daily basis. Not to mention all those pictures posted by Insta-famous influencers who […]

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Healthy lunch in bed for pregnant woman

Help! I’ve Got Gestational Diabetes! Now what?

You’re mid-way through your pregnancy and your doctor has scheduled a routine test for gestational diabetes. You’re feeling pretty confident as you drink that awful sugary sweet test drink. Why shouldn’t you be? Diabetes doesn’t run in your family, you’ve never been obese and you feel like you eat fairly healthy. You’re totally going to […]

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Vegetarian breakfast bowl with spinach, arugula, avocado, seeds and sprouts

5 Weight Loss Food Traps to Watch Out For!

Have you ever felt like you’re struggling to keep the weight off, despite only eating “healthy food”? With so much conflicting nutrition “advice” floating around social and mainstream media, as well as clever marketing and advertising, you could almost be forgiven for being duped into thinking you were doing your waistline a favour by eating […]

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Gut health

Rally Your Bacteria! 4 Simple Tips to Spark Your Own “Gut Revolution”!

A couple of weeks ago I tuned in to ABC’s Catalyst 2-part special on the “Gut Revolution”. In the series they placed two individuals on experimental diets aiming to change the profile of their gut bacteria and improve their symptoms. For those who missed it, here’s a breakdown of the two participants and what they […]

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