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Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and 1/3rd most common cause of cancer death. An overall healthy and balanced diet is critical which includes enough servings of fruit and vegetables as well as low in saturated and trans fats. The mightiness of eating or drinking enough fruit and vegetable servings cannot…
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You are what you eat…. NUTS!

Sometimes the nut gets a bad reputation as ‘fattening’ because of its high energy content, but I am here to put your mind at ease and explain why nuts are a healthy snack. Here are 5 benefits of including 30g (a small handful) of nuts into your diet: Nuts contain protein and other components to help…
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Beauty is Health

So much of media tells us that to be beautiful we need to have a certain shape and look a certain way but I disagree. To me health is the most beautiful thing, it is unique and individual and each person shows beauty in a different way. Through looking after your body and your mind…
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Problems with the ‘clean eating club’

As a nutritionist I get asked frequently about the best ways to eat. Most of the time the response I give shocks when I reply by saying a “balanced diet”. There is no food that is ‘evil’ or ‘bad’ normally linked with foods and drinks like soft drinks, doughnuts and fast food etc. The Australian…
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Calcium, the mighty mineral!

The majority of women are not getting enough calcium in the diet. The importance of calcium goes beyond strong bones which are important to prevent osteoporosis. Calcium also helps the active woman by helping muscle contractions, regulating the heart rate and blood clotting or helping the bleeding stop if we cut ourselves. On top of…
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Triggers That Make Us Overeat

Eating is necessary for life. We innately crave foods and drinks high is sugar, fat and salt. This comes from our ancestors who had to hunt and gather food and there was potential for periods of fasting. As a result our bodies crave the food that can potentially contain and store the most energy for…
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Why Following a Fad Diet Often Leads to Failure

How many diets have you tried? How many have led to long term success and change? The trick used is any form of energy deficit leads to weight loss. This can come from eating only soup, bananas etc. The problem is this cannot be maintained out of boredom or potentially health consequences. So you may…
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The Sugar Demon

With 2 in 3 adults or 63% of Australian adults now classified as obese (BMI equal or above 25) or obese (BMI 30 over above) the World Cancer Research Fund has introduced guidelines on recommended sugar intake. Without knowledge of what types of sugar should be limited this could lead many to cut out essential…
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