Kids Nutrition and brain health

Kids Nutrition and brain health

A great deal of the brain’s structure and capacity is shaped early in life before the age of 3 years old. Failure to optimise brain development early in life may have a negative impact on education and adult mental health. Amongst the factors that influence early...

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Managing Morning Sickness

Managing Morning Sickness

For many this may bring back unpleasant memories or a feeling of dread for another pregnancy. However here are some useful tips on navigating morning sickness as comfortably as possible. Morning sickness is related to a rise in the bHCG hormone levels which are...

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I’m pregnant, now what?

I’m pregnant, now what?

  1) Calculate when your due date is and how far along you are. There are so many online calculators and Apps to make this simple and easy. Its also incredible to be able to see at each week how your baby is growing and developing, it makes it all so real and...

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The Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic diet, also known as the VLCD (very low carbohydrate diet, 20 – 50g / day), have been around from at least the early 1900’s when it was discovered that it was effective in the treatment of epilepsy in children.  It is still being used for that purpose,...

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Emotional eating

Emotional eating

When you are feeling stressed, bored, unhappy, lonely, or tired, you may have the urge to eat something comforting and delicious, and most of the time, something familiar.  This might give us a temporary feeling of enjoyment, satisfaction, and comfort, but this wears...

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Healthy Drinking Habits

Healthy Drinking Habits

The festive season is soon upon us and while it’s a great time to relax and unwind, its sometimes easy to let those drinks just add up a little to a bit beyond our comfort or safe zones. It may be quite sobering to realise just how much alcohol is safe and recommend....

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Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Contributor: Melissa Ludick, The alkaline diet, also known as the acid-base or the alkaline-ash diet, is marketed to the general public as a way to lose weight and to cure diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. It is said that if...

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High fat food – friend or foe

High fat food – friend or foe

Use low fat dairy. Give up butter. Stay away from margarine. Limit saturated fat intake. Use olive oil. Today’s fat messages seem to be forever changing and causing confusion amongst consumers. The reason behind all the confusion about dietary fat is due to its...

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Breastfeeding

In light of National Women’s’ month and World Breastfeeding Week 1 – 7 August 2019, I want to uplift all the amazing women out there and focus on the mothers. Carrying little humans and bringing them into life is one of the most admirable wonders for those who have...

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Snoring

Snoring

We all know someone who snores and have all at some point been kept awake by it. But while we feel like we're the only ones suffering a poor nights sleep, the person snoring is also likely to suffer a poor night’s sleep as well . The prevalence of habitual snoring...

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What is a normal Blood pressure?

What is a normal Blood pressure?

Traditionally a normal blood pressure (BP) has been cited as 120/80 but it is in fact more of a range that we consider normal, between 140/90 being the upper limit and requiring monitoring and lifestyle changes, and 90/60 being the lower limit which may make one prone...

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Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism Individuals adopt a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons including cultural, ethical or religious beliefs; economic reasons; taste preferences; and/or for certain health benefits. Different types of vegetarian diets that exist: Dietician, Melissa...

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