World Mental Health Day 2017

world mental health day “Mental health…. is not a destination but a process. It’s about how you drive not where you’re going.”

- Noam Shpancer

10th October is World Mental Health Day. A day designed to put the spotlight on a massive health issue. Continue reading

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Rocket, Parmesan and Tomato Salad

rocket, parmesan and tomato saladSometimes we all need a bit of recipe inspiration. Not necessarily the MasterChef variety, just something simple, easy and quick we can whip up.

So if your food mojo needs a bit of a kick up the pants, you’ll like our recipe of the month. It’s Rocket, Parmesan and Sun-Dried Tomato salad and we adapted it from a good-old fashioned Women’s Weekly recipe. It takes 10 minutes and that’s all. Hooray! Continue reading

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Let’s talk food privilege

“Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem personally for you”

bananasFact: In 2014 – 2016, 795 million people or 1 in 9 people were suffering from undernutrition*

Of those 795 million people, 780 million live in developing countries.

I’m fresh home from a trip to the Solomon Islands with some Bond University nutrition students and I’d love to talk food privilege!

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It’s national diabetes week!

national diabetes week National Diabetes week runs 9-15 July this year.

It’s estimated 300 Aussies develop Diabetes every day so it’s a great campaign to be aware of. Continue reading

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It’s bowel cancer awareness month – let’s talk healthy bowels

“Good friends talk about their sex life. Best friends talk about poop”

BowelCancerAustralia_BowelCancerAwarenessMonth2016_InstagramBowel Cancer Awareness month runs June 1-30 every year.

The campaign is designed to increase awareness in our community about the condition.

We know 80 Australians die each year from Bowel Cancer but the great news is it’s one of the most treatable cancers.  

Even better is that nutrition can help prevent it.

So let’s talk healthy bowels as you never know , it could save your life! Continue reading

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What does it mean to be a mindful eater?

what does being a mindful eater meanI feel like it’s time for a blog rant. My last little tirade was on the Paleo diet in 2014 (you can read it here). So I’m well due for another rant, right? This time? On mindful eating. Continue reading

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9 nutrients in bread all bread lovers should know about

bread“All sorrows are less with bread”

 Every now and then we like to post about the nutrients in every-day foods. We feel it’s important to do this for 2 reasons:

  1. to help nurture your outer wisdom. That is, what’s in food and how it helps our health
  2. highlight that regular old  [untrendy] foods are just as good as the popular fad food of the moment

Today’s food is uh-oh -  the humble loaf of bread. Much loved and much feared by many a soul. Continue reading

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top 10 mindfulness resources

mindfulness quotemindful newsflash

I’m smack-bang in production mode for an exciting mindful eating project (more news to come soon…top secret – ha ha)

In the meantime, I’d love to share some mindful bites from the project with you.

Today’s topic? mindful meditation. Continue reading

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The best rice salad

rice saladWe used to make this rice salad recipe A LOT. We made it at our cooking sessions at the local Aboriginal Health Service.   We can’t quite remember where it originally came from. Maybe a combo from different ones we found on the internet.

It’s a recipe for warmer weather. Easy and cool but still fills you up (i.e. It’ not just a bunch of greens!)

We hope you like it :) Continue reading

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The nutritional benefits of eggs

eggsIt’s a common question many people ask us – Are eggs OK to eat?

Answer – of course!

Before we get to why, there are 2 things to be aware of when it comes to eggs:

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