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Paleo Seed & Nut Bars – No Bake (paleo/vg/gf)

These Paleo Seed & Nut Bars are quick, easy and all kinds of healthy delicious. Free from grains, gluten, refined sugar, dairy and eggs. Packed with protein, good fats, and fiber for healthy skin, hair and nails, as well as hormone, digestive and immune health. Perfect for a healthy afternoon snack and school lunch boxes to satisfy a sweet tooth!

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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 as possible. We spoke to a Nutritionist about the scientific research behind Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the health benefits (I’m big on clinical nutrition and food as medicine so I loved this). Oh and we were treated to delicious food and wine by a brilliant chef! As a self-confessed nutrition nerd and foodie (and someone who already loves and uses olive oil), I found this amazing!

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Is Coffee Healthy?

There isn’t a black and white answer to whether coffee is healthy or not. Yes, coffee can provide several health benefits, but it 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 fat, genetics). Each person’s sensitivity or tolerance to caffeine can vary, and can change depending on stress and energy levels, health or medical conditions (including pregnancy), food intake, medication, liver and kidney function, amongst other factors.

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Anzac Biscuits (GF/DF/V/refined sugar free)

You know when your friend calls and says she is popping around in half an hour for a cup of tea and you have no yummy treats? That’s me, always. Mostly because I don’t buy packaged foods like biscuits and honestly because when I do make whole food treats they NEVER last long… So here is a healthier vegan version of Anzac biscuits, using nutritious ingredients, free from refined sugar, dairy and gluten free. Plus an optional twist on a traditional favourite, half coated with homemade dark chocolate.

Afternoon tea with your bestie? Work or lunchbox treats? Problem solved.

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Relief for Gluten Intolerance with GluteGuard

When most people think of gluten containing foods they think wheat, bread, pasta, and grains like rye, oats and barley, etc. But there are so many common products we don’t realise contain gluten that can cause symptoms – soy sauce (Tamari sauce is a GF soy alternative), other sauces, marinades, dressings and seasonings (as they often use wheat flour to thicken), malt (including most beer, malt vinegar, Milo, etc.), Brewer’s Yeast, pre-made soups, processed meat and deli meats, some supplements and medications. Sometimes products containing glucose syrup, starch and dextrin are also made from wheat products (it should state this on the label). Not to mention cross contamination of gluten in kitchens, particularly when eating out or travelling when you are unsure of what you are eating. This is why it’s a good reason to consume a wholefoods diet free of processed and packaged products if you need to avoid gluten.

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2017 New Years Resolutions Goals

New Years Resolutions & Goal Setting

Self-improvement is a shared hobby and why so many of us make new year’s resolutions and set goals. An Australian study found that 54% of new year’s resolutions made in 2016 were related to health and fitness, yet less than half were kept. Some statistics show as little as 8% success rate of new year’s resolutions.

Why do so many people fail at resolutions and more importantly how do we succeed at sticking to them?

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