Smoothie
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Which milk should I choose?

I’m often asked Which milk should I drink?  Is cow’s milk ok?  Should I avoid soy?  Which nut milk is the most like cow’s milk?  The choice of milk is overwhelming and I understand why…
POKE bowls healthy
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The perfect poke bowl

Poke bowls (pronounced ‘poh-kay’) are all the rage at the moment and with good reason, they are fun to make, full of healthy ingredients and bursting with umami flavour. Originating in Hawaii, ‘poke’ means ‘cut raw fish’.  Fisherman…
Fussy eater
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Why won’t my children eat their veggies!

Eat your veggies! Getting children to eat their vegetables can be a daily battle for many parents.  Whether they are picky, stubborn or just prefer ‘other’ foods, children have quite a reputation for disliking their vegetables.   Veggies…
natural sunscreen
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What is the best sunscreen for your family?

In Australia, we understand it is essential to be sun-safe and wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing during the summer months and when we spend a considerable amount of time in the outdoors. As a naturopath, I’m…
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8 steps to mindful eating

Mindful eating is a simple yet powerful technique that can help you gain control over your eating habits. This meditative practice has a number of health benefits including improved digestion, weight loss, reduced binge eating, and increased…
Water hydration dehydration
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Optimal hydration for your health

We all know that drinking sufficient water is essential to our health, yet so many people don’t drink enough water and are dehydrated.  This can lead to a number of health issues including: Water is the main constituent of cells, tissues…
Anxiety in children
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Buteyko breathing for stress, anxiety, and panic disorders in children

Stress is a fact of modern life. We enjoy unprecedented levels of convenience and technological advancement and our daily lives are busy and high pressured, even for our children. Our body’s autonomic nervous system has sophisticated mechanisms…
Seasonal allergies solutions
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Why are my allergies so bad in the spring?

Why are my allergies so bad in the spring? Spring has arrived!  And with spring arrives seasonal allergies.  In spring trees, grasses, and plants release pollen into the air with the goal of fertilizing other plants.    For…
Intermittent fasting, nutrition, weight loss, gut health
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A Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

Fasting has been practiced for thousands of years and is still a part of many religions and cultures around the world today. Recent research has shown that fasting has many health benefits including better digestion, weight loss, improving…