Beat the January Blues

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Have the January Blues hit you already? The festivities are over, dry January has commenced and we no longer have an excuse for overindulging! January doesn’t have to be so blue. This is the best time of year to set your goals and start a fresh, with new beginnings and prospects. Your body is probably suffering in silence right now, …

What contributes to a healthy balanced meal?

So what is a healthy balanced meal? In our busy day to day lives we don’t always have the time to be consciously thinking about specific ingredients and foods that you need to create a balanced meal! This blog explains ‘balance’ in more simple terms to avoid that dreaded weekly shop that ends up taking you hours. Deciding what is …

5 ways to increase your energy

Lacking energy can not just make you feel sluggish and lazy but it can send your emotions all over the place. You get nothing done then make yourself feel bad about it. There are several reasons why you feel that you are lacking in energy so let’s explain. Are you not getting enough sleep? Throughout your life sleep plays a …

What contributes to a healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle can mean different things for different people, but generally speaking a healthy lifestyle is a balanced lifestyle. This starts with fuelling yourself with nutrients to nourish the body. This ensures that your body can be in a state of optimal health. Providing yourself with the right nutrients comes from adequate consumption of the right nutrients.  A healthy …

Combat your cravings

Sugar cravings are something that many people struggle with. Cravings arise for many reasons, they can occur when you reduce your food intake, increase your exercise, after a poor night’s sleep or if you’re just simply having a stressful day. There are several studies that when we reduce our food intake, we ultimately reduce the consumption of nutrients, including minerals …

Father’s Day Gift for a Health Conscious Dad

June has just begun, the sun is making more of an appearance, and Fathers Day is just around the corner. The only problem you have is what to get your dad that he won’t already have. Read on to see how to pick the perfect father’s day gift. Picking the perfect Father’s Day gift When it comes to picking dad a …

How to reduce stress in modern, busy lives

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What is Stress? Stress is the response/reaction in the body, to a certain situation. The body goes into flight or fight mode, stimulating the pituitary gland and the adrenals to release specific hormones. The hormones released are cortisol, adrenaline and norepinephrine. The resultant hormonal changes that occur in the body can impact the body and mind. How do you improve …

A Day in the Life of a Nutritionist

Why I wake up psyched everyday: Having grown up with a “foodie” family, cooking with home-grown vegetables and experimenting in the kitchen has always been something I have loved from a young age. My passion and love for food became something close to my heart when I started to notice how nourishing my own body with the right nutrients and …

Coughs and colds – here they come!

Cold and flu season is approaching. It’s the time of year when everyone is sniffling, spluttering and coughing into tissues, which makes it pretty hard to avoid picking up infections. With over 200 strains of the cold virus, it’s no surprise that adults suffer from 2 to 5 colds per year. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you need the …

Organic YOUR September

  You could ask anyone what their opinion of a healthy diet is, and everyone would say something different. Some people think you shouldn’t eat carbs, some avoid high fat diets and others think sugar is a no-no. But generally, the best way to eat healthy is to eat a nutritious and balanced diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables. …