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Your Fad-Free Spring "Cleanse"

And behold, spring is upon us! I can’t help but notice the amount of detox and cleansing ads that are popping up so I decided to put together my own spring “cleanse”, which does NOT involve juicing, fasting or any other miraculous concoction. Here’s how…

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Trending now: Teff, Hemp hearts and Maca

Fashion. A fast moving industry with new trends each season and surprisingly, the food scene is exactly that. So, here’s what is currently “à la mode” when it comes to hip ingredients that everyone seems to be experimenting with. First up, have you heard of teff? 

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Is it a food allergy or intolerance?

Food allergies and intolerances are becoming increasingly common and the rise of the self-diagnostic, pseudo, unorthodox tests tends to follow. With all the misinformation out there, people tend to self-diagnose or claim to have a specific “allergy” or “intolerance”, with a huge lack of understanding of what

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Your Guide to Successful Menu Planning

Menu planning can be an effective way to save time and money when it comes to weekly meals! It does take a bit of time to find what works for you, which is enjoyable, likely to last and effective! Here are my top tips for getting those

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Letting Go Of Extremes in 2016

Before heading off to celebrate the start of a new year, here’s one last post for 2015 and it does not involve resolutions and none of that “new year, new me” talk! Extreme views on what healthy eating and living should be have inundated our minds and it’s

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The "Two-Faced" Phenomena of Food

Food is not just a word that signifies nourishment and health but can also be perceived as a cause for disease. Epidemics of both obesity and diabetes are still on the incline yet we fail to see the fine line between health and disease. What I hope

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Why I do not use coconut oil

Don’t get me wrong, I love coconut. Love the flavour especially IN CURRIES AND DESSERTS but you won’t see me drizzling coconut oil on everything and ditching the greatness that is EVOO. Coconut is NOW SEEN AS A MIRACLE WORKER FROM being continuously promoted for great skin to

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Why the words "Detox" and "Cleanse" make dietitians cringe

This might come across as another long rant, but repeat after me: there is no such thing as a cleanse or detox. As a dietitian, I am flabbergasted when other dietitians jump on the cleanse bandwagon to appeal to a larger crowd and endorse products that clearly have

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Jamie Oliver vs Pete Evans

The title says it all…Whose team are you on? I don’t normally start a segment with my conclusion but I am hands down team J.A.M.I.E! Celebrity chefs and media personalities have become the ultimate advocates for healthy living yet there’s a fine line between promoting scientifically sound information

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The Matcha Madness

Matcha matcha matcha! a not-so-new craze but a renewed obsession – why is the world going bonkers for matcha? It’s everywhere: in your latte, on doughnuts, sprinkled onto smoothie bowls and offered as mini shots at high-end fashion shows. So umm, the scoop? 

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