Why I don’t eat Margarine

Butter Margarine Nuttlex - An Apple a Day - Alyse Co-cliff

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.

Potato Mash Substitutes: Sage & Celeriac Mash

Celeriac Sage Mash

Celeriac is more than likely one of those vegetables you walk past at your local fruit and veg market without even considering. Although it appears a little ugly on the exterior, like all good books, you should never judge a vegetable buy it’s cover. Celeriac is rich in vitamins A, C, K and E, carotene, micro elements and other nutrients that are known to boost the health of our digestive system, reduce inflammation and improve liver function. It makes yet another wonderful substitution for potato mash during the winter months.

What is Anxiety? What Causes Anxiety? Everything You Need To Know

Balloon Anxiety - An Apple a Day

Overwhelming feelings of stress and anxiety can happen to the best of us. The good news is there are a number of effective ways to manage these feelings without the use of any drugs or medication. Today on the blog I discuss 10 natural ways to overcome feelings of anxiety, including my #1 solution: watching what you put in your mouth…

Surviving the Holiday Season – Part 2

To finish off for the year, I have included my last few tips for surviving the festive season! Follow these tips for a happy and healthy Christmas and an empowering 2014!

Surviving the Holiday Season – P1

Christmas Diet Tips - An Apple a Day

The festive season is well and truly upon us and whilst we all set our sights on a happier and healthier 2014, putting in the ground work before the end of the year, will only have you kicking some serious goals come Jan 1st. Below I have compiled a list of my tips and tricks to surviving the festive season. Follow these tips and you will be flaunting the very best version of yourself in no time!

Why is my Green Tea Brown?

Green-Tea Brown An Apple a Day Alyse Co-cliff

When I first started to consume green tea a few years back, I peered into my cup and asked myself why on earth do they call it green tea if it turns the water brown? My journey into health and nutrition led me to uncover the answer and had me switching to a higher quality variety quick smart. If you are drinking green tea for its health benefits, be wary of the brand you are consuming.

Winter Greens Pesto

Winter Green Pesto - An Apple A Day

We love pesto in our house. So much so, that when the winter months rolled around and there was no Basil left in the garden, I went searching for a substitute. Turns out you can make pesto out of just about any green leafy veg! Load up on your nutrient rich greens this winter, with this delicious recipe!

How to BPA (& BPS) proof your busy lifestyle

Straws - An Apple A Day

As a result of my article “The Health Risks of BPA” published this week, I have had a number of people ask me for my personal recommendations when replacing their BPA plastics in their home. Instead of answering this question individually, I thought I would do it in a public forum, for all to see. These are just a few of the (super cute and very functional) products I use and recommend to clients. Happy Shopping!

The health risks of BPA

Health Risks of BPA - An Apple a Day

If you use plastic (whether it be drink bottles, lunch boxes or microwave containers), I am sure you have heard of the term BPA being thrown around, but how many of us actually understand the health risks associated with the use of this chemical? Are you aware that Canada has banned BPA and the US and Europe have stopped it from being used in infant feeding bottles, yet nothing has been done here in Australia? Even if you opt for BPA-free, there is a nasty cousin BPS you need to be aware of. What is BPA? What are the health risks? How can I avoid it? All revealed on the blog!