Improve Your Health with these Healing Herbs & Spices

Improve Your Health with these Healing Herbs & Spices

Not only do herbs and spices improve the taste of our food, they also provide a range of nutrients and health benefits. Some spices are known to boost metabolism, improve insulin sensitivity and improve digestion, among other benefits. Many herbs and spices also contain more disease-fighting antioxidants per gram than fruits and vegetables. The following [...]

Bone Broth: The Healing Health Benefits, How to Use It + a recipe

Bone Broth: The Healing Health Benefits, How to Use It + a recipe

It's no secret that I love bone broth. Hence, you can catch me regularly sipping on a warm cup of broth, or using it as a base for soups, stews, curries, risotto, sautéing greens, as a stock to cook my grains, and just about everything to add flavour and incredible nourishment to dishes. I also [...]

A Day at Cobram Estate + the health benefits of Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A Day at Cobram Estate + the health benefits of Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I recently had the privilege of spending a day at Cobram Estate's beautiful olive groves to learn and experience first-hand how olives are grown, harvested, and created into olive oil. We met with Rob McGavin, one of the very passionate owners of Cobram Estate, and learnt how Cobram Estate is committed to running as sustainable [...]

3 days in the foodie city Hobart (Tassie part 1)

3 days in the foodie city Hobart (Tassie part 1)

Hot coffees, cosy knits, fine food, wine and whisky. Waterfronts, wineries and weird art. Stunning views atop kunanyi/Mount Wellington, road trips, a hike or two, and being taken back in time for a lesson in Australian convict history. For a small city, Hobart has it all. Whether you're a foodie, nature lover, adventure seeker or appreciate a fine drop of wine, [...]

Is Coffee Healthy? Find out what the potential health benefits & risks are

Is Coffee Healthy? Find out what the potential health benefits & risks are

There isn’t a black and white answer to whether coffee is healthy or not. Yes it can provide several health benefits, but can also pose risks. Ultimately it depends on many factors such as how you drink it, how much and how often, the quality of coffee consumed, and your individual biochemistry (age, weight, body [...]

Garlic & Dill Hassleback Roast Potatoes + understanding Glycemic Index

Garlic & Dill Hassleback Roast Potatoes + understanding Glycemic Index

Is there anything better than a side dish of delicious oven-roasted potatoes?! No matter whether you prefer sweet, white or any other variety. Roasted as chips, fries, whole baked, hassleback or chopped in chunks. Seasoned with herbs, spices, garlic, olive oil or simply salt & pepper. There is no denying the humble potato is versatile, [...]

Nutrient Timing Revisited: The Science

Nutrient Timing Revisited: The Science

Nutrient timing is dietary strategy whereby specific nutrients (usually protein &/or carbohydrates) are consumed in and around exercise. The post-exercise period is widely considered the most critical part of nutrient timing. Theoretically nutrient timing is designed to optimize the adaptive response to exercise; rebuilding damaged muscle tissue and restoring muscle glycogen reserves. Hence, it is [...]

Beauty’s Natural Dirty Secrets: Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening & Oil Pulling

Beauty’s Natural Dirty Secrets: Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening & Oil Pulling

Along with eating a natural whole foods diet, I often rave about the health benefits of natural toxin free beauty products. I believe we should feed our skin like we feed our body. And our teeth should be no different. So when it comes to teeth whitening and oral hygiene I only use natural toxin free [...]

Foods to Boost Your Fitness & Performance

Foods to Boost Your Fitness & Performance

  What I LOVE about nutrition is the ability to use foods or manipulate macros and nutrients to use to our advantage. Nutrition is key to fat loss, muscle building, endurance and optimal performance. Time to eat smarter and train smarter, not harder! Whether you’re a professional or everyday athlete, or regular gym goer like myself, [...]