Weight Loss


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I spent 3 days over the weekend in Brisbane at an intensive training for maximising healthy ageing with the Vitality, Longevity and Healthy Ageing Program (VLA).for the clinic - I am pleased to say that this new option is NOW AVAILABLE! *happy dance*      How Can You Achieve Vitality, […]

Introducing…VLA Quadscan Body Composition & Cellular Health Analysis


Adjusting The Body's Natural Set-Point For Weight   Have you ever lost weight, only to regain it after a relatively short period of time?  Did you find yourself back where you started (and perhaps even worse off)?   This can be exceptionally frustrating, but it is a common side-effect of […]

The Key To Long-Term Weight Management


Low-carbohydrate diets have recently been the talk of the town, and are quite popular amongst those who are trying to lose a few kilos.  Chances are you have come across this type of diet (also called low-carb-high-fat (LCHF) or ketogenic diet) at some stage – either you’ve tried it yourself, […]

Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Clearing Up The Myths



Let’s face it, we’re all looking for that elusive ‘magic pill’ that will melt fat off without the need for a single sit-up. There have been a few natural products that have been shown to assist with fat-burning, (such as green tea, which probably deserves an article all to itself), […]

Can A Probiotic Help You Lose Weight?


I was recently scrolling through Facebook with my mind elsewhere, and noticed an article from our local paper. The article was talking about a lady who had recently lost quite a bit of weight, after having bariatric surgery. Funnily enough, it wasn’t the article that got my attention, rather, the […]

5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight


Smoothies are great!   They are convenient, quick and easy, and you can change the ingredients according to what kind of mood you are in (in other words, they are perfect for us women!).   Using a protein powder to give your smoothie a bit of extra ‘body’ (or even […]

Cheat’s Guide To Choosing A Good Protein Powder



** National Diabetes Week 10th-16th July 2016 **   By the year 2031, it is estimated that 3.3 million Australians will be living with diabetes*. There are 2 different types of diabetes, and most of us are familiar with the basics:   Type 1 diabetes is also known as ‘juvenile […]

National Diabetes Week July 2016


A thyroid gland that's not working as well as it should can affect so many other parts of the body, and it is a temperamental little thing – it is easily upset by stress, digestive problems, nutrient deficiencies and exposure to chemicals. And if your thyroid isn’t functioning well, you […]

How’s Your Thyroid?


One of my favourite quick and easy snacks is some raw macadamias – is there anything more delicious?   Macadamia nuts are packed with protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and they are a great snack to fill you up in between meals. They are also perfectly fine to […]

Macadamias Rule!



Exercise.  No, not 'eggs are sides'.  I wish!   :-)   There's a long-held belief that exercise is beneficial for burning fat ONLY while you are doing it.   However, exercise not only burns glucose and fat during the event, but what happens in the 24 hours following an exercise […]

Exercise Helps Burn More Fat


  I came across a post on my Facebook feed this morning – one of my friends who had popped up an ‘ideal body weight range’ chart, and was (quite understandably) a bit put out because, according to this chart, she was around 10kg heavier than she should ‘ideally’ be. […]

Why I Tell My Patients To Ignore The Scales


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Have you heard of intermittent fasting?    Also known as ‘The Fast Diet’ or ‘The 5:2’.    You may have a work colleague who has decided to skip lunch because they are on a ‘fast day’, or a friend who has opted for a light meal.  Are they crazy, or are […]

Intermittent Fasting – The 5:2 Approach



Vitamin D is crucial for the health of the cardiovascular and skeletal systems, it assists in blood sugar balance and thyroid hormones and it can play a role in how easily you can fight off colds and flus. But did you know that it may also play a part in weight management? […]

The Vitamin D – Weight Loss Connection


In the clinic, I see many clients with thyroid issues - and in my opinion, thyroid problems are becoming more and more common.  I also have found that it can take a long time for a thyroid problem to be diagnosed - with many people experiencing thyroid symptoms for months, […]

Your Thyroid


We’ve all had them – that overwhelming, all-consuming need for a Mars Bar RIGHT NOW!  They are capable of derailing the most saintly of dietary intentions (usually at around 3pm!).   The good news is there are things you can do to help reduce cravings for sugar and get your balance back: […]

Beat Sugar Cravings! 10 Tips For Getting The Better Of ...