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Nutrition for The Kokoda Challenge – Tips on fuelling your body

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5 easy hacks to help prevent weight gain this Christmas and New Year!

Did you know that 50% of peoples annual weight gain occurs over the Christmas holiday season? Christmas and New Year are loads of fun where we socialise, eat and drink and generally have a good time. Here are some simple ...
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Silly Santa

Getting through the “Silly Season”

Getting through the “Silly Season” by Delina Rahmate- Clinical Nutritionist Healthy food substitutes for common ingredients As Christmas is approaching we can start to panic about parties, gift baskets, alcohol and snack foods being readily available. We may have worked hard ...
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meal replacement

Shaking it up- Are meal replacement shakes a healthy option for us?

Meal replacement shakes come at a high price and promise great results so are they worth the price we pay? In today’s article we’ll delve into the ingredients added to meal replacement shakes that may be doing your body more ...
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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

To fast or not to fast….understanding intermittent fasting Over the past few years intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular, but is it good for us? Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves periods of food restriction (fasting) followed by ...
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Gluten Intolerance or Gliadin Intolerance?

Today’s article is the second article dedicated to the gut and sensitivities, this week will focus on gliadin a protein found in many gluten containing foods. This article has been adapted from an article written by Ben Greenfield - Gluten ...
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Gut Sensitivity in Athletes and Non-Athletes- FODMAP’s

My next few articles will be dedicated to the gut and sensitivities that many of us may experience on a daily basis whether we are athletes or not. Today’s article will focus on FODMAP sensitivity which may be a leading ...
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Sleep! Are you getting enough?

Not Getting Enough High-Quality Sleep can Lower Metabolism! I thought it might be timely to write about sleep in the wake of daylight savings throwing some of our bodies into turmoil. Anyone that knows me well knows that I am ...
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Sugar…Hidden in Plain Sight

Did you know that 74% of packaged foods, both sweet and savoury, have added sugar? Even if you are not a sweet tooth you may be consuming more sugar than you realise. Some foods promoted as "natural" or "healthy" are ...
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Coffee: Are you a Caffeind?

Are you a Caffeind? Here are 8 health benefits of coffee that are backed by science. 1. Coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the western diet. Caffeine is not the only compound that makes up coffee. The antioxidants ...
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Go Bananas

You'll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas may assist in the following: combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, ...
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Mushrooms: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Mushrooms, though classified as vegetables in the food world, are not technically plants. They belong to the fungi kingdom and although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several important nutrients. It's common knowledge that the key to getting enough vitamins and minerals ...
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  Some kinds of inflammation in the body helps us heal, but chronic inflammation is the root of many modern day ailments and issues – among them, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease, according to Dr. Andrew Weil. A diet ...
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Bread Gluten

Bread, Gluten and some healthy bread options

Gluten in Grains Gluten comes from the Latin word for ‘glue’ which gives dough the elastic property that holds gas when it rises.  Bubbles of carbon dioxide are released from fermenting yeast, which become trapped by the visco-elastic protein, ensuring ...
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Testosterone and Endurance

  What can lower testosterone and what we can do about it naturally?   Low Testosterone as a result of endurance training Low levels of testosterone can lead to poor muscle mass development, increased body fat stores, compromised athletic performance, ...
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fruit and vegetables

Fruit and Vegetables – are you getting enough?

Most people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. Fruit and veggies are high in disease fighting phytonutrients. For optimal health - Eat 1 cup of each colour everyday Greens Spinach/green peas/salad greens/Brussel sprouts/broccoli/green beans/kale/parsley etc. also ...
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Metabolism and Nutrition – Part 2

In last week’s blog we looked at the science behind metabolism.  This week we’ll look at how we can boost our metabolism in our daily diet. Metabolism Boosting Ideas for our Daily Diet The following are some ideas of how ...
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Metabolism and Nutrition

Nutrition and Metabolism What do you think of when you hear the word “metabolism”? Weight loss, energy, getting older? The term is used in many contexts…but what does it really mean? One authoritative definition of metabolism is the following: “The ...
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stress and thyroid

Stress and its Effects on the Thyroid

Are you under stress and feel as though your metabolism is slowing down? Your thyroid may be affected as a response to chronic stress.   When we are under prolonged levels of stress we will begin to experience multiple system ...
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Nutrition for injury

Nutrition for Injury Recovery

Food and supplements to speed up healing. Are you injured and need to heal quickly? Aid the healing process with these powerful tips on nutrition for injury recovery. Put the right eating and supplement strategies to work for you.   Injuries ...
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plant-based foods

4 Impressive Reasons To Eat More Plant-Based Foods!

During flu and cold season, building your immunity is very important. One way you can do this is by eating more whole, plant-based foods. Here are athlete and author Brendan Brazier’s 4 reasons why you should start incorporating more nutrient-dense ...
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The Importance of Accountability & Support for Weight Loss Goals

How to Be Accountable to Your Weight Loss Goals When trying to achieve weight loss goals by dieting and exercising, willpower alone is not always enough to stay on track. To be able to lose weight and keep it off for good, ...
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The Weekend Binge

Are you a victim of weekend overeating? The following 5 strategies can help you ditch the binge, guilt and extra weight. So often I hear the story from clients and friends that weekday food choices are healthy and very controlled…..then ...
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fluid and electrolytes

Fluid and Electrolytes for Endurance – Kokoda Challenge

Are you aware of your fluid and electrolytes? By drinking regularly during exercise, athletes can prevent declines in concentration and skill level, improve perceived exertion, prevent excessive elevations in heart rate and body temperature and improve performance – good justification ...
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Healthy gut

Healthy gut – the key to a healthy life?

In a healthy digestive system there is a good balance between beneficial bacteria and harmful bacteria. In fact there are more than 100 trillion bacteria living in your gut. In most people who are well and eat a varied and ...
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Fuelling Endurance

Fuelling for Endurance- Kokoda Challenge

Fueling for Endurance – Kokoda Challenge  by Delina Rahmate BHSc Nutritional Medicine In recent years there have been several changes in the way that we see carbohydrates in everyday use and in our training diet which for most people ...
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Larah Brook – An Inspiration

Today I am so happy, this beautiful lady Larah Brook made my day! 14 kilograms down and 10 to go! Larah is running her first half marathon in October and we've been working together since January to build some base ...
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5 Ways Alcohol Hinders Fat Loss!

Many people enjoy alcohol’s sedating influence and use it as part of our society’s traditions. Here, David Robson, has put together details about alcohol and explains the main concerns, how it is processed and more ALCOHOL SUPPLIES EMPTY CALORIES: CALORIES ...
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Weight loss, lose weight

Ladies – want to lose weight?

Lose weight using a scientifically substantiated method. No fads, no meal replacements, no gruelling exercise regimes; just simple but effective nutrition and exercise advice. I recently read a research study on weight loss in females. The female subjects had around 10kg ...
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Dietary Supplements and Ergogenic Aids

A minefield for athletes Sports supplementation is an ever growing industry and as athletes we are enticed by very clever marketing strategies and testimonials.  Internationally athletes using sports supplementation is estimated to be as high as 89% with the majority of ...
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Chronically elevated cortisol

Overweight, stressed, fatigued and can’t lose weight?

Chronically elevated cortisol could be the culprit.   Chronic stress is something most of us are dealing with in today’s fast paced lifestyle. Juggling family, work, travel, partners working away, no partner, finances, school and physical activity all increase the ...
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Nutrition for athletes

Nutrition for Peak Performance

Athletes are often so keen to see results that they will go to all lengths in their attempts to succeed. However sometimes this can result in inflexible training regimes and strict dietary plans which may lead to being miserable and ...
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