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Why do I feel so bloated?

Do you often feel bloated and tired? We’ve all experienced bloating at some point or maybe all the time. There are a number of reasons that can cause bloating and fatigue and I see it so often with clients for a range of different reasons. Its common but not normal to feel bloated. Its also important to consult a health professional to work out what is causing the problem rather than second guessing and eliminating foods that you think are causing the problem. So here are some common reasons for feeling this way, which are not always food related. Stress This probably doesnt seem that logical but it can happen especially when we spend the day running around and inhaling our food as we go. Properly chewing our...

7 Reasons to see a Nutritionist

I find some people look at me a bit blankly when I tell them I'm a Nutritionist which makes me think that maybe it isn’t that obvious how I help people. Here are some reasons why anyone would need to see a Nutritionist you’re not sure what food you should be eating anymore. You’re so confused by all the diets and superfoods that are promoted you have lost your way with what to eat your digestion isn’t working as well as it used to. You have IBS or feel bloated, lethargic or you have a lot of gurgling or constipation you are trying to manage your weight but you are not sure what diet to follow or how to go about it. No matter what...

How gut health is key to clear skin

When it comes to beautiful skin its easy to focus on beauty from the outside in when its just as important to focus on beauty from the inside out. Your skin is not just a layer, its an organ and is an amazing indicator of what is going on inside your body - specifically your gut health. A lot of skin conditions from acne, dry skin to redness are a manifestation of our body’s internal needs, particularly nutritional ones. If our body is not getting the nutrients it needs or digesting food properly due to poor gut health, our skin wont receive the support it needs. Also if we are not detoxifying properly the skin will suffer. This can affect skin elasticity and collagen production resulting...

How food affects your mood

Many of us do not think about how food can impact the way we feel, but we all know the feeling of using food as a short term pick-me-up. When we are feeling a little tired, stressed or bored, we often reach for a sugary snack to help us feel good. But, this can actually make things worse in the long term. Australian researchers have recently confirmed that unhealthy diet and mental ill health are linked. One study showed that a modified Mediterranean diet significantly helped patients with severe depression within 12 weeks. An unhealthy diet, whether it’s too much junk food, or not enough ‘nutrient-dense’ foods, or both, is a risk factor for depression and anxiety. It also appears to be a risk factor for more general...

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Steps to better digestive health

Our gut is central to every aspect of our health. It is where we digest and absorb the goodness from our food. If functioning well, we effectively utilise all the nutrients we put into our body and it gets what it needs to function effectively. When your digestive system is off, your health can suffer in all sorts of ways. This includes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn or gas.  You may also experience food allergies, weight gain, skin problems and more. If unaddressed, these symptoms can easily manifest into more chronic health conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, motility issues, anxiety, depression and more. Here are some easy tips of what can help support your digestive naturally. Chew your food A key tip to improve your...

5 easy ways to up your vegetable intake

I know many people who struggle to eat the recommended amount of vegetables per day and the recent Australian Health Survey found that less than 4% of adults eat 5 serves per day. I think meat and carbohydrates have traditionally played a starring role in our food culture rather than the vegetables. ...

Are your hormones balanced?

I think hormones are highly underrated when we are talking about our health and particularly hormone balance. They play such a crucial role when it comes to how we feel each day as they affect every aspect of our health and wellbeing....

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