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How Does Your Gut Actually Work?
Naturopath Brisbane How Does Your Gut Actually Work
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How Does Your Gut Actually Work?

Nurturing Your Adrenals in a Stressful World
Naturopath Brisbane Nurturing Your Adrenals In A Stressful World
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Nurturing Your Adrenals in a Stressful World

Stress is one of those words that can mean a lot of things. In a basic sense, stress is s physiological process that happens in your body – sometimes as a result of ‘being stressed’, but also as a result of other stressors, like environmental toxins, lack of sleep or too much coffee. One thing’s […]
Cleanse time!
Naturopath Brisbane Cleanse Time
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Cleanse time!

It’s cleanse time! I’ve blogged about detox a lot here and here but in this post, I want to share with you what I’m planning to do this month for a bit of a cleanse. On a personal note, it hasn’t been the best year for me. I separated from my husband at the beginning […]
Focus on Food – Brazil Nuts
Naturopath Brisbane Focus On Food Brazil Nuts
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Focus on Food – Brazil Nuts

Are Brazil Nuts Healthy?
Naturopath Brisbane Are Brazil Nuts Healthy
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Are Brazil Nuts Healthy?

Nuts are an essential addition to any diet – but Brazil nuts are particularly good for us, being a rich source of selenium. Watch the video below to find out more!
Cacao vs Cocoa
Naturopath Brisbane The Difference Between Cacao And Cocoa
Diet, Blogs, Food, Digestion

Cacao vs Cocoa

The difference between cacao and cocoa It’s a question asked by my patients all the time. To simplify things, cacao and cocoa are actually the same things. They both come from the same plant originally – the cocoa bean. The production of each of the powders is what differentiates them. With traditional cocoa they take […]
Wheat-Free vs Gluten-Free (video)
Naturopath Brisbane Wheat Free Vs Gluten Free
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Wheat-Free vs Gluten-Free (video)

Transcript: Wheat Free vs Gluten Free – 2 Minutes to Health In this episode I’m going to talk about wheat free versus gluten free. Hi, I am naturopath Katherine Maslen, welcome to Two Minutes to Health. In today’s episode I’m going to be talking about wheat free versus gluten free. So the deal is […]
Vitamin D and Health
Naturopath Brisbane Vitamin D And Health
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Vitamin D and Health

Vitamin D is so important for health. In this episode of 2 Minutes to Health you’ll learn
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Naturopath Brisbane Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil
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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

In this episode of 2 Minutes to Health, I explain why coconut oil is so healthy and how you can use it in your diet to improve health. Video Transcript is below: In Today’s video, I’m going to be talking about coconut oil and what kinds of health benefits it has. Hi, I’m naturopath […]
How to make a green smoothie
Naturopath Brisbane How To Make Green Smoothies
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How to make a green smoothie

Green smoothies are an excellent addition to a healthy diet. They are high in minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium which are more easily absorbed due to the blending process. Green smoothies are very easy to make – all you need is some green leafy veggies, fruit, water and ice. You can also make […]
Juicing for Health
Naturopath Brisbane Juicing For Health
Detoxification, Blogs, Juicing

Juicing for Health

Fresh juicing is one of the best things that you can do for your health. When you juice fresh fruit and vegetables, you remove the fibre and are left with a concentrated form of nutrients. Without the fibre you are able to absorb the nutrients and phytochemicals from the juice much more easily. Here are […]
Saturated fat – bad or not?
Naturopath Brisbane Saturated Fat Bad Or Not
Food, Blogs, Fats

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
Naturopath Brisbane Dirty Dozen And Clean 2014
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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, […]
Bacterial Biofilms and Chronic Disease
Naturopath Brisbane Bacterial Biofilms And Chronic Disease
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Bacterial Biofilms and Chronic Disease

There is a lot of mounting evidence for the role of bacterial biofilms in the persistence of chronic infections and the associated conditions that they cause or exacerbate. Bacteria are becoming increasing resistant to antibiotics and attack by your immune system. The reason for this is that bacteria are evolving to thwart efforts to kill […]
Cholesterol Lowering Diet
Naturopath Brisbane Cholesterol Lowering Diet
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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 that increase cholesterol levels. This is very different from traditional low cholesterol diets, which aim on reducing cholesterol intake in a bid to reduce cholesterol levels. Only a small amount of our […]
The Alkaline Diet
Naturopath Brisbane Alkaline Diet
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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 is that […]
Oat, Honey & Banana Muffins
Naturopath Brisbane Oat Honey And Banana Muffin
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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 […]
Focus on Food – Quinoa
Focus On Food – Quinoa (1)
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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
Focus On Food – Wheatgrass
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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 […]
High Protein Oat & Honey Muffins
High Protein Oat & Honey Muffins
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High Protein Oat & Honey Muffins

High Protein Muffins These muffins are a great snack, being high in protein and free of sugar and wheat. Wholegrain spelt flour is much higher in protein than wheat which helps to increase the protein content of these muffins. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 1/4 cups wholegrain spelt flour 1/4 cup plain protein powder (pea or rice […]
Labna
Labna (1)
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Labna

Labna is a cheese which is easily made from yoghurt. It has the benefits of containing good bacteria that is beneficial for your gut, and is easier to digest than most other cheeses. You will need: Muslin cloth for hanging Pot or bowl to catch liquid Probiotic yogurt (preferably organic) – Jalna biodynamic is a […]
Cacao and Banana Smoothie
Cacao And Banana Smoothie (1)
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Cacao and Banana Smoothie

This smoothie makes a great breakfast or snack, and takes minutes to prepare. It works best if you peel and freeze the banana, to give it a thicker consistency. Ingredients: 1/4 cup Nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds, etc.) 1 tbsp Lecithin granules (optional, not a raw ingredient) 1 rounded tbsp ground raw Cacao Nibs (grind in […]
Causes of a Weakened Immune System
Causes Of A Weakened Immune System
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Causes of a Weakened Immune System

Our immune systems are made up of billions of cells, designed to fend off invaders and keep things balanced, so what happens when these cells get out of control? Without proper functioning of our immune system we suffer from frequent colds, allergies, asthma, skin conditions and even autoimmune disease. So how does our immune system […]
Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie
Juicing, Recipes

Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are great for detoxification and reducing inflammation in the body. Don’t give up if it doesn’t work well the first time, you may need to play with the ingredients to get it right for your taste. In a blender, place: 2 handfuls of any green leafies – baby spinach, mesculin lettuce, romaine lettuce, […]
Antioxidant Health Benefits
Antioxidant Health Benefits
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Antioxidant Health Benefits

Antioxidants; why we need them and where you get them from. Antioxidant is a word that is thrown around a lot in food advertising these days – you hear about it in breakfast cereals, juices, and even now on chocolate! The hard part is deciding how to interpret this information – dark chocolate is high […]
Flu Fighting Recipes
Flu Fighting Recipes
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Flu Fighting Recipes

Try these recipes to help fight the flu this winter! Honey, lemon and ginger drink Yes, an oldie but a goodie. For best results, stir the honey through once the drink is slightly cooled. 1/2 lemon 5 slices of fresh ginger 1 tsp of honey Cut lemon into pieces, put in a mug and crush […]
Colds, Flu’s, and Bacterial Infections. What is the Difference?
Cold Flu
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Colds, Flu’s, and Bacterial Infections. What is the Difference?

Winter is the time when our immune system is more vulnerable to catching the common cold and influenza. Both the common cold and influenza start out as a virus, which makes them very contagious. These viruses change year to year, with many different strains around each flu season. The common cold is relatively harmless if […]
Boost Your Imune System Naturally
Flu Recipe
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Boost Your Imune System Naturally

As we all know that with winter comes the cold and flu season. Although a flu shot may protect you against certain strains of the influenza virus, the best defense against both influenza and the common cold is your immune system. The immune system is complex, including different armys of cells to identify invaders and […]
To Detox and What to Detox
Nutrients3
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To Detox and What to Detox

To detox or not to detox, that is the question. For many people the thought of a detox can be very off putting, but a good detox program can leave you feeling great if done correctly. A detox is not a detox. The process of detoxification occurs in many places in the body, so there […]
LSA Recipe
Flax And Pumpkin Seeds Mixture Ameliorates Diabetic Nephropathy In Rats
Accompaniments, Recipes

LSA Recipe

LSA, or Linseeds (also known as flaxseeds), Sunflower Seeds and Almonds, provides good fats including omega 3 fatty acids, the nutrients iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, folate andare high in protein. It is important to make your LSA fresh, as the oils contained within the nuts and seeds oxidise easily once they have been crushed. […]
To Wheat or Not to Wheat
Wheat
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To Wheat or Not to Wheat

Wheat Gluten and Wheat Intolerance Explained Wheat free, gluten free, yeast free… the list is forever expanding of things that we should supposedly not be consuming. There is a fair bit of overlap of why you should not eat these foods groups and what kind of people should avoid them. This article aims to shed […]
Easy Springtime Detox
Easy Springtime Detox
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Easy Springtime Detox

Detox doesn’t have to be difficult! Try this easy springtime detox to clear out the cobwebs, improve digestion and increase your energy levels. Step 1 – Cut back on the wheat Try to avoid wheat during this detox. Wheat is quite heavy on the digestive system and is not well tolerated by many. Wheat free […]
Healthy Salad Dressing Ideas
Healthy Salad Dressing Ideas
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Healthy Salad Dressing Ideas

Pre-made salad dressings are often high in sugar and other additives, which is why it is best to make you own. The following dressings are healthy and delicious options and are all easy to make! Remember to use only cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Mix together 50/50 or drizzle […]
Boosting Energy Naturally
Boosting Energy Naturally
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Boosting Energy Naturally

Good energy levels are achieved and maintained by a balanced diet rich in nutrients, regular exercise and a good nights sleep. Here are some things that you can do to boost your energy. 1. Get a good nights sleep A good nights sleep will ensure that your battery is recharged to face the day ahead. […]
Sleep and Detoxification an Essential Link
Sleep Hygiene Hints
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Sleep and Detoxification an Essential Link

Do you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or simply don’t wake up with as much energy as you’d like? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you are not getting the vital sleep that we need to fully detoxify, repair and rejuvenate the body. Sleep is more than simply a time […]
Baked Apple in Rice Milk
Baked Apple In Rice Milk
Desserts, Recipes

Baked Apple in Rice Milk

This is a healthy dessert, or sweet snack. Rice milk is available from the supermarket, either fresh or long life section. This can be served with some organic cream or yoghurt if desired. Sprinkle fresh berries over the top for those beneficial antioxidants! Ingredients: 4 apples 4 tbsp tahini 1/4 cup almonds, chopped 1/2 cup […]
Sleep Hygiene Hints
Sleep And Detoxification An Essential Link
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Sleep Hygiene Hints

Sleep hygiene involves more than having a shower before bed! Try the following tips to ensure you are ready for a good nights sleep: Ensure the room is dark. Light from outside will lower melatonin levels and disturb your sleep. Make the bed. Getting into a nicely made bed is always nicer than a pile […]
Healthy Lemon Meringue Pie
Healthy Lemon Meringue Pie
Desserts, Recipes

Healthy Lemon Meringue Pie

Ingredients: Pastry 1 cup spelt flour 1 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup rice bran oil 2 tbsp + 2 tsp apple juice concentrate 1/4 cup lemon juice Lemon filling 3/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup apple juice concentrate grated rind of 1 lemon grated rind of 1 orange 1 1/4 cups of water 1/2 cup […]
Balancing Celebrations and Your Health During the Festive Season
Balancing Celebrations And Your Health During The Festive Season
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Balancing Celebrations and Your Health During the Festive Season

Christmas time is full of celebrations, parties, barbeques and work functions with an abundance of alcohol and not so favourable food choices. Try some of these handy tips to help keep you healthy during the festive season. Keep hydrated Ensure that you are getting in around 2 litres of filtered water every day. If you […]
Wheat and Dairy Free Banana and Carrot Cake Recipe
Wheat And Dairy Free Banana And Carrot Cake Recipe
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Wheat and Dairy Free Banana and Carrot Cake Recipe

Try this delicious and healthy banana and carrot cake recipe. It is wheat, sugar and dairy free, so great for digestive health, detoxing or just as a healthy snack! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups rye or spelt flour 2 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp celtic sea salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg […]
Healthy Easter Fun for Big and Little Kids
Healthy Easter Fun For Big And Little Kids
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Healthy Easter Fun for Big and Little Kids

Easter can easily be all about giving chocolate to children. Try these tips for some family fun over the easter break, and make easter more than just a time to eat chocolate. Decorating easter eggs An oldie but a goodie, children love to make their own coloured eggs. Make sure you wear old clothes and […]
Easy Homemade Muesli
Muesli
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Easy Homemade Muesli

Muesli is a great breakfast food, but most store bought varieties are high in sugar, preservatives and even artificial flavours and colorings. Making your own is easy, and you can change it day to day or week to week. Either have the ingredients seperate and make it on the spot or mix up a batch […]
Apple and Cinnamon Toasted Muesli
Apple And Cinnamon Toasted Muesli
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Apple and Cinnamon Toasted Muesli

This muesli is delicious and healthy, being free of sugar, additives and preservatives. Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats 2 cups puffed millet 2 cups puffed amaranth 1/2 cup apple juice concentrate 1/4 cup macadamia oil, or coconut oil 11/2 tbsp ground cinnamon 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup pepitas 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or other […]
Protein Essentials
Protein Essentials
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Protein Essentials

Protein is found in every cell in our body. It is essential for cellular function, repair, mood balance, immune function, blood sugar regulation and muscle building. So how do you know if you are getting enough protein? It may be a surprise that most people are not consuming adequate amounts of protein to achieve all […]
Warm Sweet Potato and Asparagus Salad
Warm Sweet Potato And Asparagus Salad
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Warm Sweet Potato and Asparagus Salad

Warm salads are a great tasting alternative to your traditional cold raw salads, and there are many ways to have them. Try using cooked potato, parsnip, pumpkin, beans and broccoli. Ingredients: 1 small sweet potato, diced into small cubes 3 asparagus spears, chopped in pieces ¼ red onion, diced finely ½ handful baby spinach 1 […]
Edible Flowers
Edible Flowers
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Edible Flowers

Springtime means that there are flowers everywhere – but did you know that you can eat them? Flowers have been consumed as foods since the beginning of time. Not all flowers are edible though, so you need to know what you are looking for. Flowers can be enjoyed in salads, as garnishes to foods and […]
10 Tips for Healthy Living
Healthy Living
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10 Tips for Healthy Living

 1. Chew your food Your mouth is the first part of your digestive system, containing enzymes which begin the process of breaking down carbohydrates. By chewing food thoroughly you are aiding the digestive process, as particles will be smaller and easier to digest once they reach the stomach. Chewing food thoroughly also prevents overeating, as […]
Hearty Scrambled Eggs
Hearty Scrambled Eggs
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Hearty Scrambled Eggs

This breakfast will give you sustained energy release, being high in protein and nutrients. Change ingredients to your liking but try to always include onion or garlic. Serve with dark rye or organic sourdough bread topped with avocado or tahini. Serves 2 Ingredients: 4 Organic Eggs 1/4 cup rice, oat, BONSOY or organic dairy milk […]
Top 5 Weight Loss Foods
Top 5 Weight Loss Foods
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Top 5 Weight Loss Foods

There is a lot of emphasis on food and weight loss, but most of it is focused on the caloric content of a food, or whether it contains too many carbs or fats. There are many foods which have been shown to help the body up-regulate fat burning pathways, due to specific vitamins and phyto-nutrients. […]
Asparagus With Poached Egg Sauce
Asparagus With Poached Egg Sauce
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Asparagus With Poached Egg Sauce

This dish is simple but delicious as long as you like your eggs runny. Asparagus is high in fibre and chromium which is balancing to blood sugar levels. Use only a cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, and use the eggs straight from the fridge to retain their shape. Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 tsp white […]
Focus on Food: Organic Eggs
Eggs
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Focus on Food: Organic Eggs

Yes, the humble egg is our food focus. So what’s so special about an egg? Eggs are packed with protein, essential nutrients and good fats and there are so many ways to prepare them! A whole egg contains approx 6-7 grams of protein, mainly contained in the egg white. The yolk is packed full of […]
Raw Pesto Tomato and Capsicum Soup
Raw Pesto Tomato And Capsicum Soup
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Raw Pesto Tomato and Capsicum Soup

Serves 1 Ingredients: 2 ripe tomatoes, diced 1/2 cob corn, removed from cob 1 green capsicum a handful of baby spinach a handful of fresh basil leaves a handful of macadamia or pine nuts (soak for at least 2 hours) 1 clove of garlic 1/4 cup olive oil pinch sea salt 1/3 cup water Directions: […]
Smoked Trout, Avocado and Snowpea Salad
Smoked Trout, Avocado And Snowpea Salad
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Smoked Trout, Avocado and Snowpea Salad

Ingredients: 2 smoked trout (about 800g) 300g trimmed snow peas three small Lebanese cucumbers 2 baby cos lettuce 1 peeled, seeded and thinly sliced avocado salt flakes and cracked black pepper 3/4 cup good quality mayonnaise (sugar free and preferably homemade) 1/2 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves 4 peeled and quartered hard-boiled eggs Directions: […]
Focus on Food Kale
Kale
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Focus on Food Kale

Kale is a little known vegetable with amazing healing properties. It is an ancient member of the cruciferous family, the same family as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. Kale boasts the highest antioxidant ability of any leafy green vegetable! As well as this it is very high in calcium and chlorophyll and contains magnesium, potassium, iron, […]
Healthy Salad Ideas
The Importance Of Green Leafy Vegetables In Our Daily Diets
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Healthy Salad Ideas

Summer is a great time to make salads part of your daily diet. Salad doesn’t have to be boring! Try some of these ideas for salad ingredients to keep your salads fresh and exciting! Leafies Mesculin lettuce, romaine lettuce, rocket, baby spinach, red cabbage Raw veggies Grated carrot and beetroot, tomato, grape tomatoes, cucumber, capsicum, […]
Focus on Food – Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds
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Focus on Food – Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds, also known as linseeds, have multiple benefits. Flaxseeds are high in the the essential fatty acid Omega 3, lignans, fibre and protein. Flaxseeds is the best source of omega 3 from vegetarian sources, as this nutrient is mainly found in fish. Omega 3 is essential for your brain, nervous system, immune system and reproductive […]
Yummy Cauliflower Soup
Cauliflower Soup
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Yummy Cauliflower Soup

This is a great recipe to whip up at the last minute and is wheat, dairy and sugar free. Ingredients: 1 whole cauliflower roughly chopped 1 small sweet potato roughly chopped 2 small potatoes (skin on) roughly chopped 4 celery tops (the leafy bits) chopped finely 2 onions diced 1/2 cup split red lentils 1tbsp […]
Focus on Food Red Dulse
Red Dulse
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Focus on Food Red Dulse

Red dulse is a seaweed available form most good health food stores and organic markets. Unlike most other seaweeds, red dulse has a mild pleasant taste without the ocean like taste most other seaweeds have. Sea vegetables are rich in nutrients, with dulse containing vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and E as well […]
Spicy Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Soup
Light Meals, Recipes

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin, roughly chopped 1 small sweet potato, roughly chopped top half of a whole celery, roughly chopped 2 large onions, diced 1tbsp coconut or rice bran oil 1/4 cup barley 1/2 cup split red lentils 1 tbsp rosemary leaf, fresh or dried 1 tsp nutmeg 5cm piece fresh ginger,chopped finely 1 red […]
Hidden Toxins in Common Plastics
Hidden Toxins In Common Plastics
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Hidden Toxins in Common Plastics

Plastics are so common in society today that they are generally regarded as a safe and useful product. Although plastics do have many advantages and indeed it would be difficult to do without them, many studies are now confirming that there is more in plastic than meets the eye. Bisphenol A One of the most […]
Focus on Food Grapefruit
Grapefruit
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Focus on Food Grapefruit

Many people think of grapefruit as being sour and unpalatable – but they can actually be quite delicious if served correctly. Grapefruits are packed full of powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C and citrus bioflavonoids. Pink or Ruby grapefruits are particularly high in antioxidants. They contain good levels of lycopene, the same antioxidant that gives […]
Lentil and Mushroom Soup
Mushroom Soup
Light Meals, Recipes

Lentil and Mushroom Soup

I love lentils. Although they take a long time to cook this soup is very easy. It is a great source of iron and protein – enjoy! Ingredients: 1 cup green or brown lentils 2 large onions, finely diced 1 small bunch fresh thyme, or 1 tbsp dried thyme 2 large portobello mushrooms (about the […]
Stress Busting Techniques
Stress Busting
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Stress Busting Techniques

Stress is often overlooked and deemed part of a normal life, however did you know that stress contributes to more illness and disease than smoking and alcohol combined?? Stress can affect your digestion, cause headaches, disrupt hormone balance and sleep. When you are under stress, your adrenal glands secrete a hormone called cortisol, which puts […]
Roast Beetroot Spinach and Feta Salad
Roast Beetroot Spinach And Feta Salad
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Roast Beetroot Spinach and Feta Salad

Ingredients: 2 large roasted or boiled beetroots, peeled after cooking 100g organic feta cheese 2 large handfuls baby spinach 1/2 red onion sunflower seeds Extra virgin olive oil – cold pressed Balsamic vinegar Directions Cut beetroot into 5 – 10cm cubes, and finely slice red onion. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add a […]
Buckwheat
Buckwheat
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Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a little known grain with great medicinal properties. Although the name contains ‘wheat’ buckwheat is in fact not a wheat at all, but an ancient gluten-free grain. Buckwheat is one of the few grains that has alkaline properties, meaning that it has an antiinflammatory effect in the body, improving blood pH. This makes […]
Roast Pumpkin and Sweet Corn Salad
Pumpkin Corn Salad
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Roast Pumpkin and Sweet Corn Salad

Ingredients: 1 fresh cob corn – corn cut off the cob 1 cup roast pumpkin – cut into small cubes before roasting 1/4 red capsicum, diced 1/4 cup pepitas or pine nuts 1 small handful of fresh parsley or coriander, chopped finely Extra virgin olive oil – cold pressed Balsamic vinegar Directions: Mix all vegetables […]
Focus on Food – Beetroot
Beatroot
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Focus on Food – Beetroot

Beetroot has been used for centuries as a food, dye and even a source of sugar. It’s no wonder beetroot has been so popular – it’s packed with antioxidants, is great for detoxification and is a great source of energy. The scarlet red colour of beetroot is due to a combination of betacyanin (yellow) and […]
Chicken Peach and Macadamia Salad
Chicken Peach And Macadamia Salad
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Chicken Peach and Macadamia Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients: 600g organic or free range chicken breast 1 orange 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 3tbsp macadamia oil 2 large ripe peaches 1 small red onion 1 punnet (250g) cherry tomatoes 1 cup raw macadamia nuts Directions Juice orange and place 1/3 of the juice in a bowl with 1tbsp balsamic vinegar and 1 […]
Paracetamol use in Children Increases the Risk of Allergies
Paracetamol Use In Children Increases The Risk Of Allergies
Research in Complimentary Therapies, Health Articles

Paracetamol use in Children Increases the Risk of Allergies

In an analysis of over 205,000 children aged 6-7 years old, from 31 countries, the use of paracetamol in the first year of life was associated with increased risk of asthma, allergic inflammation of the eye and eczema. This means that paracetamol use in infants under 1 year old could have a detrimental effect on […]
Rosti With Roasted Vegetables
Rosti
Recipes, The Main Event

Rosti With Roasted Vegetables

This dish is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For the protein component you can serve with some organic meat, organic chicken or fish. For a vegetarian option, serve with some quinoa or add some drained and rinsed canned legumes of your choice to the roasting pan at the last minute. Ingredients: Rosti 900g potatoes, […]
Diet soft drink increases the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome
Diet Soft Drink
Research in Complimentary Therapies, Health Articles

Diet soft drink increases the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome

‘Diet soda intake and risk of incident metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis’ A recent study has found that diet soft drink intake is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Over 6,500 people aged 45 to 84 years took part in the study, which was […]
Lamb Koftas With Chickpea Mash
Lamb Koftas With Chickpea Mash
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Lamb Koftas With Chickpea Mash

This meal is very high in protein so is beneficial for weight loss. Adding some other steamed vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and beans can help to make this a complete meal. Ingredients: 250g lean lamb mince (preferably organic) I onion, finely chopped I tbsp chopped fresh coriander 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley ½ […]
Drinking Water Is Associated With Weight Loss in Overweight Wome
Drinking Water Is Associated With Weight Loss In Overweight Wome
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Drinking Water Is Associated With Weight Loss in Overweight Wome

A recent study has found that drinking water is independently associated with weight loss. In the study, dieting overweight women were studied for 12 months to determine their water, food and other beverage intake and compare to their weight loss. The average amount of water required is 1.5L a day, which can be increased to […]
Moroccan Lamb
Moroccan Lamb
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Moroccan Lamb

Ingredients: Spice mix, combined in small bowl: 1 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tsp ground black pepper 1½ tbsp paprika 1½ tbsp ground ginger 1 tbsp turmeric 2 tbsp ground cinnamon 1kg of lamb, trimmed and cut into chunks 2 large onions, grated (or chopped fine) I large yellow sweet potato, cut into chunks 2 tbsp […]
Bioavailability and Health Effects of Cocoa Polyphenyls
Bioavailability And Health Effects Of Cocoa Polyphenyls
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Bioavailability and Health Effects of Cocoa Polyphenyls

Chocolate is good for you! In a recent review, it was discovered that cocoa (or cacao in the raw form) was protective against cardiovascular disease. Cacao is very high in polyphenyls, especially catechins. Green tea also contains this phytonutrient, which has reputed antioxidant activity. Unlike the catechins in green tea, those in cocoa are much […]
Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D Deficiency
Research in Complimentary Therapies, Health Articles

Vitamin D Deficiency

High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in young children in a highly sunny humid country: a global health problem A recent study has found that young children who live in a sunny climate are still at risk of vitamin D deficiency. In the study, 650 children under the age of 16 were evaluated fro vitamin […]
Protective Effect of Lycopene in Cardiovascular Disease
Protective Effect Of Lycopene In Cardiovascular Disease
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Protective Effect of Lycopene in Cardiovascular Disease

Lycopene, an antioxidant found in high amounts in cooked tomato and tomato products such as tomato paste and canned tomatoes has been found have a protective role in cardiovascular disease. A review of both animal and human trials has found evidence that lycopene helps prevent cardiovascular disease, probably due to its ability to reduce oxidative […]
Common Tea Formulations Modulate In Vitro Digestive Recovery of Green Tea Catechins
Common Tea Formulations Modulate In Vitro Digestive Recovery Of Green Tea Catechins
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Common Tea Formulations Modulate In Vitro Digestive Recovery of Green Tea Catechins

Why not add a slice of lemon to your green tea? A recent study has found that certain substances can dramatically alter the absorption of catechins from green tea. Catechins are the phytochemicals responsible for the beneficial effects of green tea, including antioxidant, antiageing, cardiovascular protection and blood sugar regulation. The regular absorption rate for […]
Association of Trans Fatty Acid Intake With Metabolic Risk Factors Among Free-Living Young Japanese Women
Association Of Trans Fatty Acid Intake With Metabolic Risk Factors Among Free Living Young Japanese Women
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Association of Trans Fatty Acid Intake With Metabolic Risk Factors Among Free-Living Young Japanese Women

A recent study has found an association between trans-fat intake, waist circumference and glycosylated haemoglobin. Waist circumference is a measure of obesity and glycosylated heamoglobin is a diabetes marker. This study shows that even a small amount of trans fat intake can increase the risk of obesity and diabetes. Trans fats are found in margarine, […]
Bromelain’s Activity and Potential as an Anti-Cancer Agent: Current Evidence and Perspectives
Bromelain’s Activity And Potential As An Anti Cancer Agent
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Bromelain’s Activity and Potential as an Anti-Cancer Agent: Current Evidence and Perspectives

A recent study has found the enzyme bromelain to have potent anticancer properties, proving to be highly antiinflammatory, antithrombotic and antineoplastic. Bromelain is found in pineapple, in especially high concentrations in the stem. Bromelain has potent immune stimulating function and may help to reduce the growth of cancers. Pineapple is also high in the antioxidant […]
Grape Juice, Berries and Walnuts Affect Brain Aging and Behavior
Grape Juice, Berries And Walnuts Affect Brain Aging And Behavior
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Grape Juice, Berries and Walnuts Affect Brain Aging and Behavior

A recent study has found that consuming berries, walnuts and grape juice can help to reduce brain aging, reducing the decline in cognitive function that often happens during the ageing process. Including these foods in your diet is therefore of benefit for the aging population who is having difficulty with memory and recall, or for […]
Romaine Lettuce Has Anti-Neurodegenerative Effects
Romaine Lettuce Has Anti Neurodegenerative Effects
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Romaine Lettuce Has Anti-Neurodegenerative Effects

Romaine lettuce is a common variety of lettuce which is showing to have higher health benefits than other common lettuce varieties. In this study, the authors found that romaine lettuce was high in vitamin C and phenolic compounds, both of which have potent antioxidant effects. It was also found that these phenolic compounds protected neurons […]
Flax and Pumpkin Seeds Mixture Ameliorates Diabetic Nephropathy in Rats
Flax And Pumpkin Seeds Mixture Ameliorates Diabetic Nephropathy In Rats
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Flax and Pumpkin Seeds Mixture Ameliorates Diabetic Nephropathy in Rats

A recent study has found that flaxseeds (linseeds) and pepitas (pumpkin seeds) have the potential to decrease the risk of diabetes complications. In the study, diabetic rats were fed a mixture of pepitas and flaxseeds had an increased antioxidant status and had less signs of diabetic nephropathy signs such as kidney damage. An intake of […]
The Effect of Increasing Consumption of Pulses and Wholegrains in Obese People: a Randomized Controlled Trial
The Effect Of Increasing Consumption Of Pulses And Wholegrains In Obese People
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The Effect of Increasing Consumption of Pulses and Wholegrains in Obese People: a Randomized Controlled Trial

A recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Nutrition has found that pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils) and wholegrains can help with fat reduction. The study involving 113 people showed that although there were no large differences in body weight at the end of the 18 month trail, those who ate more […]
Simple Skin Care
Simple Skin Care
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Simple Skin Care

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look after your skin – try some of these simple recipes made from everyday ingredients to nourish and restore the skin. Ingredients: Aloe Vera gel – the inner gel from the aloe vera leaf is cooling, soothing and healing to the skin Baking soda – […]
Chocolate is Good For You
Chocolate Is Good For You
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Chocolate is Good For You

Easter, Christmas and holidays are all times when there is a lot of chocolate around. The good news is that chocolate doesn’t have to be bad for you, and if you eat the right type it can actually benefit your health! Although seemingly too good to be true, studies have shown that cacao beans are […]
What is Whole Food
What Is Whole Food
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What is Whole Food

Wholefood is food in its natural state, unprocessed and still ‘whole’ in nature. A pear, a carrot, a wheat berry, an almond, an oyster; they are all whole foods. Nature is very clever, as within whole foods are all the nutrients which are required to break them down so that they can be assimilated by […]
Sugar-Free Date and Banana Muffins
Sugar Free Date And Banana Muffins
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Sugar-Free Date and Banana Muffins

These muffins are free from, sugar, wheat and even dairy if you choose, but taste fantastic! They are a great source of calcium and fibre, so are great for kids lunchboxes or morning tea! Makes 12 Ingredients: 250g pitted dates, roughly chopped 45g butter and 45g coconut oil (or 90g coconut oil for dairy free […]
10 Tips for Healthy Living
Healthy Living
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10 Tips for Healthy Living

1. Chew your food Your mouth is the first part of your digestive system, containing enzymes which begin the process of breaking down carbohydrates. By chewing food thoroughly you are aiding the digestive process, as particles will be smaller and easier to digest once they reach the stomach. Chewing food thoroughly also prevents overeating, as […]
Prune and Orange Muffins
Prune And Orange Muffins
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Prune and Orange Muffins

I love making these muffins! They are high in fibre and iron, sugar free and can be made without wheat and dairy too! Ingredients 280g pitted prunes, roughly chopped (preservative free) 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice Grated rind of 1 orange 1/4 cup water 1/4 vanilla pod, scraped or 1tsp natural vanilla essence 40g […]
To Diet or Not to Diet
To Diet Or Not To Diet Image
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To Diet or Not to Diet

Diet can be a very confusing word sometimes. We are constantly getting bombarded with advertising campaigns plugging low fat, no fat, low carb, high protein and other fad diets. The true meaning of diet is actually “the usual food and drink of a person or animal”. In clinical practice the best results for weight loss […]
Katherine’s Bliss Balls
Bliss Balls
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Katherine’s Bliss Balls

These Bliss Balls are a great treat, satisfying the sweet tooth without any added sugar! they are also packed with protein, low GI and taste great of course! Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried fruit 1/2 cup macadamias 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 3/4 cup amaranth 2 tbsp unhulled tahini 1 tsp chlorella or spirulina powder 1 tbsp […]
Oat and Honey Muffins
High Protein Oat & Honey Muffins
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Oat and Honey Muffins

Ingredients 1 cup wholemeal spelt flour 1/2 cup white spelt flour 3/4 cup rolled oats 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarb soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup rice bran or macadamia oil 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp honey 1/2 cup organic plain yoghurt 3 small, or 2 large eggs Directions […]
Change is in the Air
Change Is In The Air
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Change is in the Air

Change is in the air For many of us, change can be daunting, as it seems easier to stay in our current routine. Change is essential in life, from the change from young to old, month to year, season to season, change is constantly around us. It helps to keep us motivated, fresh and prevent […]
Focus On Food – Pineapple
Focus On Food – Pineapple
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Focus On Food – Pineapple

Pineapples are loaded with vitamin C, manganese, B1 and B6. As well as this they are high in fibre and contain a digestive enzymes called bromelain, so have a beneficial effect on the digestive system. The bromelain is highly concentrated in the core of the pineapple, so be sure not to throw it away! Bromelain […]
The Importance of Green Leafy Vegetables in Our Daily Diets
The Importance Of Green Leafy Vegetables In Our Daily Diets
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The Importance of Green Leafy Vegetables in Our Daily Diets

Have you ever been told to eat your greens? There is good reasoning behind your parents getting you to eat the green stuff – it is one of the highest nutrient sources that we can get in our diets, and has amazing health giving properties. By greens, I refer to the leafy variety, which includes […]
Sleep Duration and Obesity in Middle-Aged Australian Adults
Sleep Duration And Obesity In Middle Aged Australian Adults
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Sleep Duration and Obesity in Middle-Aged Australian Adults

A recent study involving 40,834 Australian adults has proved an indisputable link between sleep deprivation and obesity. In the study it was found that middle age adults who slept less than 7 hours a night had a much higher incidence of obesity than those that slept for more than 7 hours. This study highlights the […]
Fertility Resources
Familuy Resources
Resources

Fertility Resources

Fertility Friend – Free tool to chart your menstrual cycle on the internet Yoga Baby – preconception and pregnancy yoga – great for keeping fit and reducing stress associated with infertility Australian Breastfeeding Association – a fantastic resource for mothers wishing to breastfeed – you can find breastfeeding classes through this website Brisbane Natural Fertility […]
Associations
Associations
Resources

Associations

POSAA – Polycystic Ovarian Association of Australia – lots of PCOS info, forums and events calender QENDO – The Queensland Endometriosis Association – information about endometriosis, articles and events Ovarian Cancer Australia – Ovarian cancer support network. Information on avarian cancer and events WHQW – Women’s Health Queensland Wide – an education resource for women
Allied health
Allied Health Naturopath
Resources

Allied health

Natural Instinct Healing – a Bali and Australian health retreat offering fasting and detoxification programs in a gorgeous natural setting. Brisbane Osteopathic Centre – High quality Osteopathic Care located in Wilston, Brisbane Eve Health – I work with several doctors at Eve health for our fertility patients.
Brisbane Good Food Resources
Brisbane Good Food Resources
Resources

Brisbane Good Food Resources

Northey St City Farm Organic Market –the best place in Brisbane to get fresh affordable organic produce Spray Free Farmacy – good value organic/ spray free delivery service with deliveries all over Brisbane Orgran – gluten-free health foods available at most supermarkets Sol Breads – The best bread in Brisbane! Organic sourdough bread, with plenty […]
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