Milk for babies – breast, formula or plant based milks?

There’s been a bit of a social media blow up over milk for babies (bottle vs breast vs plant based), so I thought I’d briefly say something on the topic. 🍼 Fed is best. There is so much pressure on parents these days to be perfect and parent perfectly. And everyone has an opinion. Do what’s…

How to talk to your tweens and teens about growth

This is my middle child when she was 8 or 9 and had ‘faltering growth’. She’s always been super skinny (it’s her natural body type), but she got really skinny, lost 6% of her body weight, felt the cold all the time, got sick nearly every week and took weeks to recover. Many GP and…

Body Positive Resources

In the media we are shown are very narrow view of what ‘beauty’ is and what the human body looks like. Studies show that only seeing white, thin, able bodied conventionally beautiful + photo shopped images increases rates of depression, anxiety, low self esteem and low self worth, even after only 15 minutes a day…

How to boost your immune system

What is an immune system? Your immune system is designed to protect your body against infections (bacteria, viruses, parasites etc). The immune system is made up of two different parts: The innate immune system The adaptive immune system The innate immune system is like your first line of defense. It’s a non-specific guard against all…

Filling bellies on a budget

I’ve been asked about filling hungry bellies on a budget.And if your kiddies are anything like mine, they have times when they seem to be unfillable! The basic idea is for each meal and snack to have carbs for energy and fibre, protein for muscle growth, and fats for energy. Foods with fibre, protein and…

Everything you need to know about fat

To start, we need to understand the different types of fats. There are two main types of fats: Saturated and Unsaturated. This is mostly to do with the fats chemical structure. Saturated fats have no double bonds. This means they can compact together closely which makes them solid at room temperature. Unsaturated fats can have…

Orthorexia

Do you or someone you know worry about eating healthily? Ever been over-occupied with “clean eating” or a restrictive eating plan? Do your eating worries stop you from enjoying food and social outings with friends and family? Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with food. It’s not an official eating disorder or diagnosis, but it is…