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Saturated fat – bad or not?

Cambridge University released the results of a study on saturated fat last month that has turned the mainstream health community on its head about the matter. Saturated fat has been given a bad wrap by the medical community for a very long time. It has been blamed for obesity and heart disease, with the promotion […]

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen 2014

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I’m passionate about organic food. Eating 100% organic is not always possible – for reasons like budget constraints or unavailability. Every year a study is conducted to evaluate the levels of pesticides and herbicides in conventional fruit and vegetables in the US. In Australia […]

Cholesterol Lowering Diet

What is a cholesterol lowering diet? A cholesterol lowering diet is aimed at assisting the body to reduce cholesterol using cholesterol lowering foods and avoiding foods which increase cholesterol levels. This is very different to traditional low cholesterol diets, which aim on reducing cholesterol intake in a bid to reduce cholesterol levels. Only a small […]

The Alkaline Diet

The Alkaline Diet – It All Comes Down to the PH The acid/alkaline diet may be something you have heard of before, but what does it mean? Foods have different properties when consumed. Acid or alkaline refers to the effect the food has within the body, being acid forming or alkaline forming. A common misconception […]

Oat, Honey & Banana Muffins

Ingredients 1 cup wholemeal spelt or rye flour 1/2 cup white spelt flour 3/4 cup rolled oats 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarb soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup rice bran or macadamia oil 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup organic plain yoghurt 3 small, or 2 large eggs […]

Male Fertility

Male fertility issues account for at least 50% of all infertility cases, but is often overlooked with the focus usually on the woman’s fertility rather than both parents. Katherine ideally treats both the mother and father to be, as this will ensure the best chance of healthy, happy baby. There are many causes of male […]

Pre Conception Health Care Program

Katherine loves working with couples who have decided to start or expand their family, and uses a variety of techniques to promote a healthy conception and pregnancy. Having optimum nutrition and general health is the best way to ensure that a healthy pregnancy is achieved and that your baby has the best chance of good […]

Focus on Food – Quinoa

Quinoa, pronounced keen-wa, was the staple food of the Incas. It is gluten-free, has the highest protein content of any grain and contains many nutrients including calcium, iron, zinc and B vitamins. The seed coating contains saponins which can irritate the intestines, so quinoa must be soaked and washed under running water thoroughly to remove […]

Focus On Food – Wheatgrass

Have you been asking yourself what the craze is with wheat grass? Wheat grass is a fantastic companion to a healthy diet, as it contains high levels of chlorophyll, the nutrient that gives it its deep green hue. Chlorophyll is structurally very similar to haemoglobin, the molecule responsible for carrying oxygen around our bodies, and […]