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Cure your bloating for good with a low FODMAPS diet

One of the most common complaints I’m seeing with clients involves bloating, bowel issues and stomach pain.  They just want a cure for their bloating!  After medical investigations with no answers, the diagnosis is often irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The good news about IBS is that while it can be a pain in the butt, […]

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Avoiding nutrient losses in cooking

We all know vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals, but how we cook and store them can have a marked effect on their nutrient levels. Nutrients can be destroyed by light, heat, oxygen and microwave cooking, as well being lost in cooking water.  Water soluble vitamins are lost when we cook them […]

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Vital Greens + a giveaway

Multinutrient powders are the new thing in the world of supplements.  Rather than popping a pill, you simply add couple of spoonfulls of the powder into a glass of water, or even in recipes like smoothies and bliss balls.   I recently sampled Vital Greens multinutrient powder which was a tasty way to get an added […]

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Mood foods: 30 days of wellness

When we think about foods, we often just think about nutrients, but did you know foods do have the power to influence your mood.  As we move into the cooler months I think a few of us get a case of the winter blues – myself included!  I think I get cabin fever – I […]

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Supplements: 30 Days of Wellness

Image from Vitamins NZ I never used to be a big believer in supplements, but there are some that I now take and some that I do recommend in certain circumstances.  My philosophy is always food first, then supplement if necessary.  There are some natural remedies that are evidence based and do make a difference […]

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