Gluten Free tips

Let’s Talk Gluten Free

You’ve been diagnosed with coeliac disease or you have been advised to do an elimination diet by a nutritionist or dietician. What do you do?

Healing Naturally Sleep Advice

Are you Sleeping Enough?

Research has shown that lack of sleep is a key lifestyle factor that will determine whether you will get Alzheimer’s or not. Going without sleep for a week would affect your blood sugars to such an extent that you would be classified as pre-diabetic.

Intermittent Fasting

Is Intermittent Fasting Good for Us?

Fasting is an ancient tradition that has been around for eons and the amount of research into the benefits of fasting has increased vastly. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself, if we allow it too. Generally we eat too much and too often and we choose the wrong foods.

Chronic Fatigue

Still Fatigued After Your Holiday?

We all feel tired from time to time, that’s a normal part of life. However, ongoing fatigue can be an insidious beast and over time it can become the norm for many people. If you are one of those people that find themselves drowsy during the day, having difficulty concentrating, experiencing brain fog or wanting to lay down, then perhaps you should be digging a bit deeper and finding out why.

How to survive christmas

How to Survive Christmas and Thrive

Are we trying to live up to unrealistic expectations of creating a ‘perfect’ Christmas? Should we rather be keeping things simple and enjoying our time with our family and friends? Are we being sucked in by all those ‘fabulous’ marketing campaigns? Christmas is a tradition that is religious for some. For others it may be the time to have a well-deserved holiday.

Infused water

Naturally Infused Water Recipe Ideas

This is a great way of staying hydrated and still enjoying a libation during the holiday period, particularly since many people don’t like the taste of plain water. Infused water is really easy to make and is a much better option than sugary fruit juices, sodas or artificial sweetened beverages.

Self Caring

Are You in Need of Self-Care

Self-care should be at the top of our list, yet for many of us it’s at the bottom of the pile. Self-care is not being selfish. Rather it’s about attending to your needs so that you are able to support those that you love.

Boost your immune system for Covid-19

COVID-19 has brought home to me just how fast things can change and how important our health is. It’s hugely important that we take steps to strengthen your immune system.

microbiome

What is the Gut Microbiome

Mainly made up of bacteria, some fungi, viruses and protozoa, we have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with our microbes that function together in an ecosystem. This is our Mocrobiome.

Sugar and Nutrition in Wanaka

Sugar… Friend or Foe

As a nutritionist, I was taught that sugar’s nutritional value is zero, so the question needs to be raised. Why do we eat so much of it?

Immunity and Resilience

Tips for Boosting Immunity and Building Resilience

It’s really important to try and support the body when you are feeling unwell. If you are dealing with a virus, many over-the-counter medications only treat the symptoms. These medications don’t support the immune system to fight the virus.

Can Reiki Help with Sleep

Can Reiki Help with Sleep

A study in 2004 looked at whether Reiki could reduce insomnia and improve sleep patterns. It found that Reiki was a beneficial therapy for sleep problems since it decreased episodes of insomnia and improved sleep patterns. Reiki also had a positive effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, which is associated with relaxation.