Tag Archives: nutrition

26 Feb 2024

Alluring addictiveness of fast food


Did you know the brain has a reward system? It’s a primal system that rewards us when we do something that encourages our survival – such as eating food. Unfortunately, when we eat junk food, the chemical dopamine (aka the reward), is released in larger amounts into the brain than when we eat whole foods. Learn more…

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20 Nov 2023

Alcohol and Health

Everyone is affected by alcohol differently. Additionally, drinking is never completely without risks. For this reason it is good to have an understanding of recommendations around alcohol intake to make an informed choice. This article summarises Australian guidelines around alcohol consumption.

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14 Nov 2023

Eating healthy is a lifelong journey

Eating healthy is a lifelong journey Different stages of our life have different nutritional requirements. Just as it was important to eat well as a baby or a child, it is also important to eat well over 50. Here’s how we can do that… As we age our lifestyle can change and our appetite may…

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26 Sep 2023

Low Carbohydrate Diets and Type 2 Diabetes

If you have diabetes chances are you’ve heard of a low carb diet before. This article will discuss the premise behind this diet and some important considerations before trying it. Carbohydrates and Blood Sugar Level It’s not just sugar that impacts our blood sugar level. Any carbohydrate food, when eaten and digested, is broken down…

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16 Mar 2023

Nutrition for endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue which lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. This can lead to various symptoms including pain, irregular periods, subfertility, fatigue, mood changes. Below are a few tips on what to eat if you have endometriosis.

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24 Oct 2022

Personalised Nutrition and Advances in DNA Research

Nutrigenomics is the study of how our genes (or DNA) affect the relationship between the food we eat and our bodies. It’s a booming industry and it’s forecast to get even bigger. The mapping of the human genome back in the 1990s brought about an era of science never seen before and by the early…

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25 Jul 2022

What’s the best dietary approach for Diabetes management?

Keto, paleo, low carb, low glycaemic index (GI), vegetarian, Mediterranean… if you search for dietary approaches to manage blood sugar levels or diabetes you will probably end up rather confused about the best approach to take.    This is because what will work for one person may not work for someone else. Things that impact…

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20 Jun 2022

The Mediterranean Diet Explained

Countries such as Greece, Italy, Southern France and Spain (all bordering the Mediterranean Sea) are touted as the countries where the lifestyle first originated. Consuming healthy whole foods and avoiding processed foods is the basis of the lifestyle which is associated with benefits such as promoting heart health, regulating blood sugar levels, reducing type 2…

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27 Jul 2021

Gestational 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. It can be helpful to…

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