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…

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

The single most frequent question that I get asked in clinics is: “should I be eating breakfast?” We’ve all heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And the importance of eating breakfast has been strongly impressed on us. But in reality, it’s just another food rule that may…

17 nutrition myths busted!

Let’s bust some nutrition myths. 🥚eggs will not increase your cholesterol and give you a heart attack ☕️ coffee will not give you cancer 🥦Antioxidants in foods are great and may help prevent getting cancer. Antioxidants in supplements don’t work. 🍉 Vitamin supplements do not improve health or increase our life span (they’re best used…

Top Tips for raising healthy kids

Top Tips for raising healthy kids: 1. depending on age, kids need between 10 – 12 hours sleep 2. water is the preferred drink 3. follow the division of responsibility: it’s the parents job to provide the food at appropriate times. It’s the kiddies job to choose how much they eat from what is offered…

Orange Juice vs actual Oranges – the nutrition breakdown

High fibre OJ? 🤔 First off – what’s fibre? Fibre is the undigestable carbohydrates that feed the bugs in your gut and make up the bulk of your stools. We get our fibre from fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Adults need around 25 to 30 grams of fibre each day and most of us…