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Nutrition can be simple yet powerful

Healthy Vitality love learning from other clinicians and meeting colleagues. We recently attended an inspiring conference in Melbourne April 2018 with many international speakers highlighting factors that improve quality of life. One of the speakers was Dr Terry Wahls discussed her remission from Multiple Sclerosis by changing her food and adding certain supplements. However she […]

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Lifestyle for heart health – take action today.

Lifestyle. There is no getting around this simple fact – your health is directly related to how you live your life. However, drugs are forever in the forefront of the press as a “quick fix”. Yesterday’s headline from The Age newspaper “New wonder drug hailed as biggest breakthrough in fight against heart attacks and cancer”. The […]

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The vegetarian & iron deficiency

Choosing to be vegetarian and preventing iron deficiency requires considered food choices. A concerted effort to plan adequate intake on a daily basis is rewarded with an improvement in iron storage. Iron supplementation or iron infusions can be avoided with correct food choices. So how does a vegetarian maintain adequate iron in the diet? Iron is found in all […]

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Seed crackers

Seed crackers are an amazing source of nutrients with hummus or basil pesto dip, or alone. I make a batch every week – variations depending on the seeds I have on hand. This recipe has been adapted from a Norwegian rye cracker recipe and has been heartily endorsed by a marathon runner! Useful for teachers […]

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Dietary guidelines

Dietary guidelines – what do they mean? The 8th edition of the Dietary guide for Americans has been published by the United States Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture. The guidelines advise “….a healthy eating pattern throughout life with a specific focus on obtaining a good variety of food with appropriate nutrient density […]

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Simply Good Food Workshops

Inspirational food … how to make it, why it’s healthy and what makes it yummy. Attend this wonderful demonstration workshop to learn and gain confidence in eating for health & wellness. We include recipes to take home. Lunch included – BOOK NOW –  https://healthyvitality.com.au/workshops  

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Weight loss and sugar in fruit and vegetables

When trying to lose weight, avoiding high sugar foods such as refined carbohydrates like bread and carbonated drinks is fairly straight forward. However for other foods often the glycaemic index is useful as a guide. This can be handy but also perplexing! The glycaemic index (very simplistically) is a way of measuring how quickly and […]

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