Meal Planning: Carbohydrates Facts

CARBOHYDRATES Carbohydrates = 4 calories/gram There are many misconceptions out there about the type and amount of carbohydrates a person should eat. This program is here to set the record straight and eliminate all the confusion surrounding this vitally important macronutrient. Carbohydrates are our body’s primary and preferred source of energy. Our brains and red…

Meal Planning: Fat Facts

FAT Fat = 9 calories/gram The debate between ‘good’ fat versus ‘bad’ fat is a confusing one. In order to have a balanced whole foods diet you must consume fat on a daily basis. Fats are important for transporting nutrients, including vitamins A, D, E, K and other fat-soluble vitamins. Fat is also responsible for…

Why Personalised Nutrition?

Why look a nutrition plan that is personalised to you? Personalised nutrition involves creating a plan tailored to improving your health based on your individual biochemistry and genetics. More and more people are starting to understand the benefits of personalised nutrition. Everyone is different with different body compositions, genetic makeup and needs.  This is where personalised…

Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency seems to be common today with approximately 40% of people having low levels. It is a essential vitamin for the body supporting bone health and regulating the immune system. Vitamin D can be obtained from some foods and you can also create your own. It is synthesised by the body when exposed…

Allergies and Sensitivities

What is the difference? A allergy is a immediate reaction and can be seen as a anaphylaxis. It means there is an overproduction of the IgE antibodies in reaction to any one thing. On the other hand sensitivities or intolerances are results of an overproduction of the IgG antibodies. The reaction is slower and can often be linked…

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

This is a favorite comfort food soup! It’s a classic lentil soup: It’s warm, hearty and filling … and it’s even better the second day. Hearty Lentil Soup 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil 2 onions, diced 1 carrot, chopped ½ tsp dried thyme ½ tsp dried marjoram 3 cups of vegetable or chicken stock…

Chia Pudding Recipe

Overnight chia puddings are a great choice if you’re busy in the morning and still want a hearty, refreshing breakfast. This version is made with cherries but you can easily substituted with frozen berries. Don’t want to use honey? Try a few chopped dates to sweeten it up! Overnight Cherry Coconut Chia Pudding (Serves 2)…