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The Clever Guts Diet

Posted On: 8/08/17 6:22 AM

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“How much do you think about the food you eat and what happens when it gets to your gut and how it may affect your health? Well Dr Michael Mosley swallowed a camera to see in detail how the human digestive system works, and he came up with very conclusive results. He sets the record […]

To Supplement or not to Supplement

Posted On: 13/07/17 2:13 AM

Vitamin pills and dietary supplements are big business, with Australians spending an estimated $1.5 billion on them every year. 73% of the population are taking 1 or more supplements but are they just a waste of money or do they add some real value to our health? First things first – get your diet right. […]

Gut Health Part 3

Posted On: 6/07/17 2:10 AM

 “All diseases begin in the gut”   Hippocrates Let’s have a look at some natural digestive aids which can help relieve gastro intestinal discomfort. Over the counter medication for nausea, acid reflux, constipation and stomach pain can cause more harm than good in the long run, so here are some natural alternatives. Natural Digestive aids:- Ginger […]

Gut Health Part 2

Posted On: 28/06/17 2:09 AM

“All diseases begin in the gut”   Hippocrates So now you are all experts on the importance of Gut health and what not to do, this time we will look at how you can optimise your gut microbiota and improve you general health as a whole. Ditch the high sugar, refined and processed foods. Why? Sugar […]

Gut Health Part 1

Posted On: 22/06/17 2:07 AM

“All diseases begin in the gut”   Hippocrates You’ve probably already heard about the importance of a healthy gut to our overall wellbeing and the link between the gut and the brain, so I’m going to go a little in to the how and why. In the next newsletter we will look at what you can do […]

5 Reasons why most sushi is not a healthy choice

Posted On: 16/06/17 1:05 AM

Many people choose sushi over a sandwich for lunch in the belief that it is a healthier option. In fact, there can be very little nutritional value in sushi and here’s why: A hand roll is usually about 70% white rice (equivalent to about two slices bread) which the body quickly breaks down into sugar, resulting […]

Banana Boost

Posted On: 2/02/17 5:40 AM

Written by Alison Wright, nutritional practitioner at Balance Osteopathy I love bananas – they are a regular part of my diet and I would be lost without them! Here are 5 reasons to include them in your day:- For mood – bananas contain high levels of tryptophan which is converted into the calming neurotransmitter serotonin. […]

Introduction to Nutrition 

Posted On: 19/01/17 12:41 AM

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This 90 minute workshop is designed to help to guide you through the noise and contradiction that surrounds our food choices. Our nutritionist, Alison Wright will discuss why nutrition has become so complicated and how important it is for us to eat to support our health.   Content includes: Why diets don’t work and how to shift your […]

Dehydration & Cognitive function

Posted On: 26/04/16 6:11 AM

Have a quick read through this short article on some of the key cognitive effects of being dehydrated, and some guidelines on how to stay hydrated effectively.  

5 ways to live longer

Posted On: 13/04/16 4:00 AM

In Good health magazine May 2016, an article discussing Dr Sanjiv Chopra’s new book “the big 5”, explains how drinking coffee, keeping up Vitamin D levels, exercising, eating nuts and meditating are key to greater longevity and vitality. 1. Dr Chopra, professor of medicine and brother of alternative health practitioner Deepak Chopra, describes how coffee […]