My life when wearing my nutritionist hat is 50% convincing clients to move beyond sandwiches, and 50% explaining to myself that the fabric of the universe WON'T collapse if I let *myself* have a sandwich once in a while 😘 amazing veggie filled goodness on the only decent egg-free paleo bread I've found, @almondroad. It's the BOMB. To all my disordered eating #EDwarrior s of every colour in the spectrum, its ok if you feel like the rest of your life is recovery. And it's also OK if you feel 100% recovered then have a day, or week, or month of ED thoughts, including "I'm an unworthy person if I eat a sandwich". Mindfulness and non-attachment can be helpful friends in your recovery journey. Contact me for details on mindful body-positive yoga classes or non-diet nutrition consults 💜 #ED #mindfulness #recovery #EDrecovery #yoga #yogateacher #nutritionist #goldcoastnutritionist #goldcoastyoga #sandwich #paleo #sandwichgoals #almondroad
Yum! Check out this Acai bowl I was blessed with recently @helensbulkfoods 🙏😋
A bit of sourdough with fresh fig + almond butter to cheer up this rainy Saturday ☔
Hydrate and invigorate your skin throughout the day with Spaceuticals Hydra-C mist ✨
NEW BLOG POST: What is Matcha? Are there any health benefits? How many Matcha’s can I have? Should I drink Matcha with caution (yes, if it’s from a certain part of the world!)? AND most importantly - IS MATCHA BETTER THAN COFFEE? These are questions I get asked a lot, so today on the blog, I’ve decided to explain. Link in profile.
This week's personal challenge, spurred on by the insane amounts of lunches I've been buying at work: spend $20 on food. This is $15.70 worth, and it's a hell of a lot more carbs than I would normally eat, and a whole lot less green veg. But it's sufficient. Next week I think I'll try for a more GAPS style haul with just a whole chicken and some veggies. For now I'm enjoying this lot as porridge, lentil curry, fried rice, hommus and tuna patties. . . . . #budget #frugal #economical #healthyonabudget #nutrition #nutritious #nutritionist #brownrice #lentils #oats #tuna #therealMVP #pescetarian #whatnutritionistseat #nutritiongoldcoast #goldcoastnutrition #nutritionistgoldcoast #goldcoastnutritionist
Happy Valentine's day! 💘 Show yourself some love today with a self-care practice: • Go for a walk somewhere pretty - a park, the beach, around a lake. Breathe in the fresh air. • Foot spa/soak with Epsom salts and lavender oil • Burn some essential oils to soothe the mind: lavender oil, chamomile, or my personal favourite - geranium 💜 • Treat yourself to a bit of quiet time with a good book or playing your favourite music • Herbal tea: treat your bod to a hit of antioxidants. • Swim in the ocean - if you're on the Gold Coast it's definitely warm enough! 📷 Throw back to my fave shot from our engagement pics 💕
🔸️FOOD ADDITIVES🔸️ Sulphites can often trigger Asthma, Hay Fever, Hives and coughing. Wheezing is the most common reaction. Sulphites are a harmful food additive used to preserve food, drinks and even your medications. Usually found in dried fruit, sauces, tomato paste, beer/wine and deli meats and seafood.
Lucky to call this home 😍
VITAMIN C 🍊🍋 Some people have gene alleles that predispose them to vitamin C deficiency if they don't meet their RDI 🙋 Some symptoms associated with vitamin C deficiency include easy bruising and taking a long time for bruises to disappear, bleeding gums when brushing your teeth, aging skin or reduced skin suppleness, poor immunity, fatigue, poor wound healing and skin dryness/rashes. Of course, first things first get these symptoms checked out by your Dr to rule out anything serious! It's realllllly easy to meet your vitamin C requirements through the diet with raw fruit and veg, but cooking and lengthy storage of these foods actually significantly lowers or destroys the vitamin C content, so it's important to be mindful of this during the cooler months (when we need it the most to fight off winter bugs 😷). Citrus fruits are a good source of vitamin C, and once you have an optimal intake of this nutrient you should start to see an improvement in your skins suppleness, and other deficiency signs ✨
CINNAMON Did you know, that adding cinnamon to food can trick you into thinking the taste is sweet,without the sugar? 🍩 This yummy spice has warming properties, improving circulation and digestion and is best known for it's ability to assist with regulating blood glucose levels, while it may also reduce triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and lower inflammation ✨ I love cinnamon sprinkled over porridge or muesli, added to smoothies, curries, used in chai tea or enjoyed on it's own as a tea ☕
It's the weekend!! 💃 I am excited to announce that I am taking bookings on the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast again. My main areas of focus include women's health, weight loss, gut health, stress management/support and guidance for healthy eating and living 🍉 If you would love some support in these areas, send me a private message to find out further details or to organise an appointment time 📆
GRAPEFRUIT 🍊 An awesome food as medicine for: • Blood sugar regulation • Weight loss • Liver detoxification • Improving immunity • To support the body during stress • Antioxidant / 👇oxidative stress • Heart health • Anti-inflammatory • Improve digestion • May prevent kidney stones Enjoy 1/4 - 1/2 a grapefruit before food daily to maximise these benefits, but very importantly ❕FIRST❕Check with your health professional to make sure grapefruit won't interact with any medications you're on ✔ as it does interact with quite a few!
Ok so I'm back!🌴I’m ready to get back in-clinic and am feeling super refreshed and excited for what Aussie Naturopath will bring in 2018. I’ve got a full week of consults but have spots next week, so message me if you would like a time.
GLUTEN FREE PASTA OPTION 😋 Home to an empty fridge & pantry🤷♀️ Picked up these beauties yesterday to help hubby replicate some Penang dishes. Glass sweet potato noodles (Dangmyeon) are gluten free and vegan friendly! And no artificial colours or preservatives!👌
Servicing the Gold Coast with at home Nutrition Consults... Each consult runs through a nutritional analysis of your specific dietary intake. Look beyond a one size fits all when it comes to your health and well being... contact me for more details 😊#nutritionist #nutrition #health #clinicalnutritionist #homeservice #goldcoastnutritionist
Simple and perfect. Jap pumpkin, celery, chicken masala-ish (used white wine and verjuice instead of masala, lots of @nutraorganics Chicken Bone Broth powder to thicken the sauce). Delish 👌 #whatnutritionistseat #chickenmasala #dinner #keto #lowcarb #lchf #bonebroth #nutritionistgoldcoast #goldcoastnutritionist
Fridge clean out last night = yummy salad today 😍. QUESTION: What are the top fruits/veggies that end up going to waste or being thrown out in your household?