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Lifestyle and FODMAP's

Lifestyle and FODMAP’s

Lately there has been so much hype around the low FODMAP diet, that you may have noticed the increase in low FODMAP food products appearing in the health food isles. While Dr. Google may give the impression starting the low FODMAP process is effortless and thoughtless, success on the low FODMAP diet in reality, does take some effort and […]

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Gluten free food

How to Maintain a Gluten Free Diet 

There is increasing demand and push for gluten free diets. According to Coeliac Australia, 1 in 10 Australian adults have been diagnosed with Coeliac disease and approximately 2.4 million adults follow a gluten free diet to an extent (without being Coeliac). It isn’t always easy to adjust and maintain a GF diet. However, there are a […]

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To Supplement Or Not To Supplement

Fibre: To Supplement Or Not To Supplement? 

“Are fibre supplements necessary for good gut health?”  With the recent surge in research confirming the importance of overall good gut health, I commonly get asked whether a fibre supplement is needed. The benefits of fibre or dietary fibre (interchangeable terms) seem endless. Fibre is more than just a preventative measure for constipation, it has been shown to lower cholesterol, stabilise blood glucose levels and even support long term weight […]

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Young Women Preparing Salmon at Home

The Best Cooking Methods to Reduce FODMAPS

Did you know that different cooking and processing techniques can alter the FODMAP composition of a food? Fascinating, right? Research suggests that whether a food is boiled, strained, canned, pressed or fermented, can influence the FODMAP component of a food!  (Just remember the research around FODMAP content, food cooking and processing is still early, so […]

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vegan salad tortilla wraps

Vegetarian Sources of Iron: Are you getting enough?

Did you know that 23% of Australian women are iron deficient? Iron deficiency can be a common concern linked to vegetarian and vegan diets.  And rightly so!  Iron is an important mineral that is responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood.  It also plays a critical role in immune function, muscle function and also with […]

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Pelvic pain

The Gut Series Part 1: Is it Really IBS?

IBS (aka. Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder. Frustratingly, IBS shares many common symptoms with more serious diseases. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, irregular bowel habits, excess wind and nausea (just to name a few!). Despite what Dr. Google advises, there are currently no definitive tests available to adequately diagnose IBS, other […]

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