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Why you need to eat leafy greens (and how!)

One of the most common food groups omitted from a patient’s food diary is that of leafy greens. Leafy greens are an incredible source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and in my opinion, out rank any of the pre-packaged superfoods on the market. Want to know why these should be added to your diet? And…

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Who Gives A Crap? I do!

I am not one to promote products because I believe as a society we consume WAY too much but toilet paper… well, toilet paper is a necessity and why not do a little good whilst we’re at it? I’ll be honest, I have come across the brand “Who Gives a Crap” a few times and…

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Why I don’t use Nuttelex & Other Dairy Free Spreads

For one reason or another dairy free spreads like that of Nuttelex, seem to be marketed as the healthy alternative to margarine. I’m not entirely sure why, perhaps it’s the name? Maybe consumers believe that Nuttelex implies that it contains nuts? Funnily enough, it doesn’t, so let’s unpack it some more.  NOTE: Before we delve in,…

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IN THE NEWS: Oh, Honey!

Even one of nature’s purest substances isn’t immune to dodgy labelling. A recent report has shown that a number of brands available on Australian supermarket shelves, weren’t 100% honey. So what was it? And how do we know what we’re getting?

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Dear Students… With Love x

Dear Students… is a piece I wrote for all students about to embark on yet another semester of study. Just know I’ve been there and hope you find this piece relatable, comforting and mildly amusing. If you don’t that’s OK because you will soon. You’ve got this. A not so typical piece for this blog, but something that had to be said.

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Why I don’t eat Margarine

Like many Australian families, my parents were led to believe that margarine was a much healthier alternative to butter. Doing what they thought was was the right thing, they jumped on the margarine band-wagon, as did their parents, and we enjoyed it here and there as kids. This all changed when I was about 10 years old and to this day, I cannot thank my mum enough.

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My personal battle with hormones – Alyse Co-cliff

    If you’ve ever asked a practitioner why they started clinical practice, 9 times out of 10, they began their career with a quest for answers. My career began because I needed answers to a health problem of my own… my hormones. Like many women, signs of a hormonal imbalance became apparent when my…

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