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27 JulGestational Diabetes- Our diet and blood glucose control

A new diagnosis of gestational diabetes can be overwhelming, but in many cases a few dietary tweaks can help improve blood glucose control and prevent complications down the track. Here’s 4 tips for managing your gestational diet:   1. A gestational diabetes diet is really just a healthy eating diet.…

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20 JulHeart Health – How can exercise help my heart?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death worldwide, accounting for almost one third of all deaths - with the majority due to heart attack and stroke. Although this is quite an alarming figure, a positive way to think about CVD is to recognise how much control we…

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07 JulExercising for Woman in Midlife and Menopause

Let’s face it girls, our bodies are not the same in our midlife and after menopause as they were in our 20’s. So why would we expect to do the same exercise as we did then. Exercise is one of the most positive strategies you can use to help you…

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22 Apr“CARPE DIEM” – SIEZE THE DAY – Part 2

MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT My insightful, older friend gave me some wise advice, “Don’t get stuck on the old stuff”, stuff from the past, old regrets, old arguments, old disappointments. Many of us take our time on this beautiful planet for granted. In reality, the clock is ticking. Don’t worry…

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22 Apr“CARPE DIEM” – SIEZE THE DAY – Part 1

From its ancient philosophical interpretation to the modern Mindfulness interpretation, what does “seize the day” mean to you? I was truly blessed to have had a conversation with an elderly friend about how he copes with his illness. He has a terminal illness and expects significant cognitive decline over the…

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09 AprKeeping well during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prioritising both physical and mental health is even more important given the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world. Below are some tips for keeping well: Physical activity: It’s important to find ways to keep active for our physical health as well as our mental wellbeing. If you can’t do your usual…

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12 MarFood Intolerance Part 2 – Diagnosis & Management

There are different strategies for managing food intolerance and the most suitable approach will depend on many factors including an individual’s:  Symptoms – type, severity, frequency  Suspected triggers  Lifestyle & social factors For many people a specialised diet is required for both diagnosing food intolerance and for managing symptoms. These…

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27 FebFood Intolerance Part 1 – What is it and how is it diagnosed?

What is food intolerance Food intolerance refers to unpleasant reactions or symptoms after eating certain foods or food components. Symptoms of food intolerance vary between individuals but may include: • Reflux • Nausea and/or vomiting • Stomach pain, bloating, wind • Altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhoea) • Irritable bowel syndrome…

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20 FebSleep – a non-negotiable, biological necessity

We humans are the only species that deliberately deprive ourselves of sleep. Just let that sink in. In our world of ever-increasing demands and as technologies continue to grow, sleep is often the first thing we compromise. Sometimes in society it is almost considered ‘impressive’ to make it through a…

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