Pregnancy Nutrition

Before we dive into pregnancy nutrition, let’s look at the general nutrition status for Aussies – according to research only 4% of Aussies eat the recommended 5 serves of veggies a day, and it’s estimated that up to 80% of Aussies have a nutritional deficiency, such as iron and Vitamin D deficiencies You can seeContinue reading “Pregnancy Nutrition”

Calmbirth®

Prepares you emotionally, mentally, and physically for birth. Calmbirth® is Australia’s leading and fastest-growing Childbirth Education Program. Calmbirth® takes a very holistic and evidence-based approach to its education with the fundamental underpinning of the program being the Mind-Body-Birth Connection. Pregnant couples and Birth workers alike are educated and reminded in Calmbirth® courses, of the resourcesContinue reading “Calmbirth®”

Chronic Stress: Is this the new normal?

Stress is something that we all talk about, however, I’m not sure we realise what a profound effect stress has on our health or hidden stress that we may not even consider. Stress arises when environmental demands are perceived as taxing or potentially exceeding one’s own capacity or resources to adapt to them, and thereContinue reading “Chronic Stress: Is this the new normal?”

But my bloods are normal!!

Should we be aiming for normal or optimal? I’m sure we have all been to our GP before because we haven’t felt well, had some blood tests and been told ‘everything is normal, there is nothing wrong with you.’ This can be very frustrating and upsetting as the reason you went is because you knowContinue reading “But my bloods are normal!!”

The Liver & Its Usefulness

Most of us have probably heard of the liver and how it helps breakdown any alcohol we ingest. And whilst this is true it has so many more functions to perform. Without a functioning liver a person cannot survive. This essential organ is involved in over 500 vital functions. Some of its many functions include:Continue reading “The Liver & Its Usefulness”

Men’s Menopause

Andropause is a syndrome associated with “a decrease in sexual satisfaction or a decline in a feeling of general well-being associated with low levels of testosterone in older men.”1 Symptoms to look out for are similar to Menopause; including loss of muscle mass and strength, increased body fat deposition, depressed moods, loss of bone densityContinue reading “Men’s Menopause”

Growing Your Own Sprouts

Sprouts are an absolute favourite of mine. My favourite sandwich as a child was wholemeal bread with butter, tomato, black pepper and alfalfa sprouts. As well as tasting delicious, sprouts have many health benefits including: High in vitamins and minerals. They generally contain high levels of folate, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin K. In fact, theyContinue reading “Growing Your Own Sprouts”