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Struggle with Meal Planning: A 4-part series of tips

Comments 0 March 17, 2017 Get Organized
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​Are you like most of my clients who find that their struggles are: a. Finding time to plan? b. Making a shopping list? c. Fitting cooking into my working week? d. Coping with unscheduled changes that effect dinner time? If you struggle with one or all – we hear you – the struggle and pain is […]

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ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS: Increasing weight, hyperactivity and insomnia

Comments 0 July 13, 2016 Blog
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{ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS} great research out of the University of Sydney !!!  Just so you know – the study was done on fruit flies, but they were able to replicate the findings in mice.   They examined how artificial sweeteners (sucralose aka splenda) impact the brain’s response to food intake.  They found why using artificial sweeteners might lead people […]

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Food Additive: Colour Quinoline Yellow – E104

Comments 0 January 27, 2016 What's In Our Food

Quinoline Yellow (E104) is a food colour you might find in custard, lollies, snacks.  Avoid it if you have asthma or allergies.  Studies have shown it may also be linked to hyperactivity. If you want to learn more – check out: Additive Alert: Your Guide to Safer Shopping Click here to check out the book Community […]

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Food Additive: Disodium 5-guanylate – E627

Comments 0 January 20, 2016 What's In Our Food

Disodium 5-guanylate (E627) is a Flavour Enhancer that you will often find in foods like chips and stock powders. Asthmatics, aspirin-sensitive people and gout sufferers find it helpful to avoid.  It has also been noted by some to contribute to hyperactivity. If you want to learn more – check out: Additive Alert: Your Guide to Safer […]

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Food Additive: Antioxidant Octyl gallate – E311

Comments 0 January 13, 2016 What's In Our Food
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Octyl gallate (E311) is an antioxidant that can be found in dairy blends, edible fats and oils, reduced fat spread, margarine, dripping, and salad oil. It’s best avoided by asthmatics and aspirin-sensitive people.  It may cause gastric and skin irritation, If you want to learn more – check out: Additive Alert: Your Guide to Safer Shopping […]

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Food Additive: Sodium Benzoate – E211

Comments 0 January 6, 2016 What's In Our Food
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Sodium Benzoate (E211) is a preservative you might find in a range of products – from cordial, soft drink, to sauces, relish, baked goods, and lollies.  It may be associated with hyperactivity, nettle rash, allergic reactions and asthmatic attacks.   If you want to learn more – check out: Additive Alert: Your Guide to Safer Shopping […]

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Food Additive: Tartrazine – E102

Comments 0 December 30, 2015 What's In Our Food
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Tartrazine is a food colour you might find in a variety of foods – everything from soft drink to snack foods and bread.  This artificial food colour may be linked to hyperactivity, skin rashes, migraines, behavioural problems and asthmatic attacks. If you want to learn more – check out: Additive Alert: Your Guide to Safer […]

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Food Additives: Diet Products

Comments 0 December 23, 2015 What's In Our Food
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If you have diet products, take a moment to really look at what the ingredients are.  To make a product diet they need to take out fat, sugar and put in all sorts of ‘fake’ things in!! It’s much better to eat better quality real food and you don’t need to eat diet foods full of […]

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Meatless Monday – What’s for Dinner in Spring

Comments 0 September 9, 2015 Meatless Mondays
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If you’re wondering What’s for Dinner use this Meatless Monday Spring collection of Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables for inspiration. You can easily add antioxidant rich foods into your weekly menu with this collection showcasing: Cauliflower, Pumpkin, Avocado The recipes that are featured include: Cauliflower Tater Tots Butternut Pumpkin Penne with Mint and Avocado Chopped Salad Ricotta and Cauliflower Gnocchi Cauliflower Tater Tots […]

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How to organise your fridge so you don’t waste fruit and vegetables

Comments 0 August 26, 2015 Get Organized
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This month I had the absolute pleasure of popping into the ABC Local Radio studio to chat with Tim Cox. The theme of the EAT GROW DRINK segment was all about getting your fridge organised so you don’t waste food! We chatted about the statistics and discovered clever ways to store vegetables (in particular) for […]

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