Eat Your Way to Healthier Sleep

                      This post was adopted from Reliv International Research by the Sleep Health Foundation has found between 33 and 45 per cent of Australians have poor sleep patterns that lead to fatigue and irritability that’s putting them at risk of low productivity. Most people who […]

Mastering Mindful Eating

  Eating is a natural, healthy, and pleasurable activity for satisfying hunger. However, in our food-abundant, diet-obsessed culture, eating is often mindless, consuming, and guilt-inducing instead. Mindfulness, the concept of being present in the moment, and mindful eating, being aware of all facts of the eating process, is being used widespread as a tool to […]

Food Fight: Tips to Get Your Toddler Eating!

A toddler who refuses to try a new food at least half of the time is a fussy eater. Approximately half of all toddlers fit this description, so it is no surprise that food issues are a source of stress for parents. Here are some tips to get your tricky toddlers eating right: Offer healthy options: […]

8 Helpful Steps for Intentional Grocery Shopping

                        We have all been there. It’s almost dinner time and you don’t have what you need to prepare a meal. You reluctantly go to the grocery store. Eyes glazed over, stomach rumbling and mindlessly roaming the isles, you begin to grab whatever looks […]

Good Mood Foods – Are you in the know?

Feeling good can be hard to do in the midst of balancing life and its pressures – but eating the right foods could prove to be the boost we all need. Studies have found balanced nutrition management in everyday life can impact on depression and our over-all wellbeing.  Studies have shown how our mood has […]

The Gender of Food

Is there a gender based preference for food? Do men and women have different taste buds or is it just a cultural thing? When asking a girl what’s her favourite food, “chocolate”, “ice cream” or “cupcakes” are predictable answers, while if we ask the same thing to a boy “steak”, “burgers” and “chips” are likely […]

Health Myths

Over the years it seems a growing number of health myths have crept into our daily lives with the ambitious promise of larger than life results. Working in a pharmacy for several years I saw the latest and greatest of misconstrued health queries- I couldn’t really blame customers though as I too often struggled to […]

The better to eat you with!

If you thought that getting fresh and healthy food was an accomplished goal to become healthy, I am terribly sorry to say that it’s not enough. Apparently, the cooking methods you use, the storage, the time you keep the food before you eat it and some other factors might strongly influence the nutritional benefits of […]

Comfort foods: Is our body trying to tell us something?

We all have that moment where we get that inkling for a sweet sugary fix. Food is the shoulder you cry on when everything seems to go wrong, the celebratory meal when things go right and the instinctive ritual when nothing is really happening. For what seems like a lifetime of confectionary microwave minutes researchers […]