October 31, 2016

For many years, I was unaware of what the best salt to purchase was. I had noticed in the supermarket that table salt was either iodised or not, but I didn’t really know what that meant. I assumed it was related to flavor. Many years down the track, I was introduced to...

October 31, 2016

One of the best parts about fermenting your own foods is the cost benefits. With very few exceptions (for example cheeses) it is much cheaper to make it yourself. In addition, it doesn’t take very long to prepare the raw products for fermenting and then they are just l...

October 31, 2016

So the answer is: Eat them! Thats the end of this post. Nah, just kidding!

It's all well and good to know that probiotics are good for us, but is it just a matter of eating probiotic food? Well the answer is apparently not!

To benefit from probiotics, the environment int...

October 25, 2016

I have been interested in probiotics for a long time, particularly since reading the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) book by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MMedSci (Neurology) MMedSci (Nutrition). I was actually hoping to cover a lot about probiotics in my dietetics de...

October 25, 2016

The Paleo diet suggests that it is best to avoid dairy foods as many people are intolerant to the lactose in dairy products. Although this may be true, dairy products are important, as they provide calcium for healthy bones

Both my parents grew up on dairy farms in Vi...

October 10, 2016


When talking about legumes, this includes a variety of beans such as: , black beans, kidney beans; a variety of peas such as chickpeas, green peas, snow peas: certain nuts like peanuts and soy nuts; and lentils

The Paleo diet encourages people to avoid leg...

October 6, 2016

This post will be the start of my concerns with the paleo diet.


For those of us who have tried to follow the Paleo diet, one of the hardest parts of the diet to follow is its restrictions on eating grains. Luckily for us, we don't need to totally avoid them.


October 6, 2016

Continuing on from my previous post on Paleo, I will be looking at four more things that are mostly good about the Paleo diet.

1. Leafy Greens

Most of us know that we should eat more greens as they are “good for us”. So take a LEAF out of my book, and add them in wheneve...

October 5, 2016

The Paleolithic diet has had such a huge following over the last few years. I as well as several of my friends have experimented with this diet. Reading the blurb about what the paleo diet entails, it is easy to see why so many people like it so much. The paleo diet as...

October 5, 2016

For my first post, I would like to talk a bit about the journey I have had to arrive at the place I am at now - an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD).

I am a mother of 3 adult children. Over the years, I developed an interest in how our diet affects our health. This...

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