Exercise for Weight Loss

There is a common misconception that when it comes to exercise to lose weight, the number of calories burned is the only goal. The more calories you burn, the more weight you will lose. Research is now showing that rather than just the number of calories burned during exercise, the key is the number of…

OILS ‘AINT OILS – THE TRUTH ABOUT FATS AND OILS

For many years, we have been hearing conflicting advice about fats. We have been told that the only way to weight loss is by adhering to a low fat diet, to stop eating saturated fats because it will cause a heart attack, and it seems that the opinion on what fats are “good” and “bad”…

Weight loss strategies

Losing weight is often a challenge, but with these helpful strategies, it can be made easier. PORTION SIZES: Controlling portion sizes is an important part of successful weight loss. Use a smaller dinner plate. This will decrease the amount of food served, but visually appear to be a large serving. If part of your food…

Sugar – time to lick the habit

Sugar – children love it, adults love it. I don’t eat THAT much, so it can’t be TOO bad for me, and it gives me a great little “pick me up” when I have that mid afternoon slump. Sound familiar? How much sugar do we actually eat, and how bad is it really for us?…

Constipation

Constipation – it’s something most of us have suffered from at various times. There is a tendency to just put up with it, maybe take a laxative and forget about it. But it is important to understand that, like any other condition of the body, there is always an underlying cause and it is the…

12 WAYS TO PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS

Tried every fad diet there is but still not losing weight? Or maybe you lose weight, only to put it back on plus more? The problem with all of the weight loss “programs” is that they don’t treat the underlying causes of weight gain and they force you to live by regimented, unrealistic rules that…

10 reasons to eat organic

1.  It’s good for your health … The average Australian consumes 2kg of food additives each year, many of which are linked to food intolerances, allergies and behavioural difficulties in children. The consumption of these additives also puts enormous pressure on our liver and kidney, two essential detoxifiers of the body. By buying organic produce,…

Chocolate, fruit and nut cluster

200 grams quality dark chocolate, preferably organic 1 cup organic macadamia nuts, chopped into rough pieces 1 cup organic dried cranberries (Cranberries are best  but can be replaced with saltanas) ½ cup organic goji berries 2 – 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil (depending on how soft you want the final product to be) Organic shredded…

Hayfever – natural remedies

Spring is in the air – and with it the itches and sniffles of hayfever. If you suffer from seasonal hayfever, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, there are natural ways to help reduce the frequency of, and alleviate those irritating symptoms of sneezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes and nose. One of the…

Healthy Bones

For years people have been told that to have healthy, strong bones you need to increase your intake of calcium. But, as with most things, it isn’t quite that simple. Yes, bones do need calcium, but that is just a small part of a very complex picture. They also need magnesium, potassium, manganese, boron, silica,…

Healthy Ageing

Each generation of Australians is living a longer life, but when that life becomes beset with health problems and pain, the quality of life diminishes. Is there a key to living a long AND healthy life? Sure, genetics play a part, but how about a healthy diet and a healthy emotional state? When it comes…

Chia – The Miracle Seed

The many reasons to include Chia Seeds in your daily diet Chia seeds are packed with loads of nutrition and should be included in your every day diet.  Omega 3 is required by every cell in your body, and is essential for healthy brain and nervous system function and Chia seeds are packed full of…