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why can i have cheese yoghurt butter but not milk

Why Can I Have Cheese, Yoghurt & Butter But Not Milk?

By Marianne Fernance | Jun 20, 2012

Cow’s milk has a long history as part of the standard western diet, and other than meat is often the major dietary source of protein. Milk, for many, is also the major dietary source of calcium, which presents many problems of it’s own, resulting from the low availability of the calcium in milk. While the…

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natural alternatives for high blood pressure

Natural Alternatives for High Blood Pressure

By Marianne Fernance | Apr 27, 2012

Do you have friends or relatives with high blood pressure or taking blood pressure medication? Statistics show that approximately 32% of men and 27% of women have high blood pressure or on medication. This is an exceptionally high number of Australian’s affected by something that is predominantly a lifestyle condition. If you are healthy your…

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are you taking a fibre supplement three things you need to know

Are You Taking a Fibre Supplement? Three Things You Need to Know

By Marianne Fernance | Apr 26, 2012

In Australia, like most other developed nations, the incidence of irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, are soaring. It is currently estimated that 12% of visits to primary care practitioners and 28% of visits to gastroenterologists are due to irritable bowel syndrome. Many people affected by bowel or gastrointestinal problems,…

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easy tips for turning off the stress switch

Easy Tips for Turning Off the Stress Switch

By Marianne Fernance | Mar 7, 2012

Did you know that stress is one of the common, biggest, risk factors behind many of today’s chronic diseases? Constant, high levels of stress, and a badly functioning stress response, have been implicated with: Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and insulin resistance. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Cancer. Cardiovascular disease and heart disease. To live a long,…

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stop counting sheep 5 nutritional strategies to support sleep

Stop Counting Sheep, 5 Nutritional Strategies to Support Sleep

By Marianne Fernance | Mar 7, 2012

A lot of us tend to take a good night sleep for granted. We have no problems with drifting off as soon as our head touches the pillow. Did you know that this is not the case for many people? In fact, some studies have suggested that insomnia could affect as much as 58% of…

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easy steps to healthy eating

Easy Steps to Healthy Eating

By Marianne Fernance | Jan 3, 2012

You’ve probably heard the saying “you are what you eat?” While this is true, a better way of saying it is “you are what you consistently eat”. It is the things we do, or don’t do, consistently rather than those things we do every now and then, or for a short time, that makes the…

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five foods you should not put in your mouth

Five Foods You Should Not Put in Your Mouth

By Marianne Fernance | Jan 3, 2012

Did you know that every day you may be consuming foods that are doing incredible harm to your body? These aren’t poisonous foods, or even illegal foods, they are worse than that! They are foods that have become such major ingredients that most processed, supermarket or pre-packed food contains many of these deadly ingredients. In…

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top ten tips to get kids to eat their vegetables

Top Ten Tips to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

By Marianne Fernance | Nov 17, 2011

We all know what it’s like don’t we. You’ve spent hours preparing dinner, slaving over the proverbial hot stove and your lovely four year old has just decided his not going to eat his vegetables. While sending them to bed hungry make work in the short term; it is not going to help cultivate that…

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top five phytonutrients for your health

Top Five Phytonutrients for Your Health

By Marianne Fernance | Nov 17, 2011

You’ve probably heard the saying “variety is the spice of life”? Often when starting a new diet, or lifestyle, it can be all too easy to think about the foods you’re not going to eat and forget about how many different foods you can eat. This leads to the same foods becoming weekly staples and…

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