• Jun
    12
    2016

    Personalized Nutrition: Taking the Confusion Out of Diet

    Food is a fact of life. We need food to survive and to grow. In prehistoric times food was not something that we questioned or agonized over. We ate when we were hungry and stopped when we were full; we lived off the land and consumed what was available. What was available was exactly what […] Read More

  • May
    09
    2016

    Why Organic Food is NOT the Most Important Thing About Diet

    A Health Coach’s Story It happened to me, and I am not the only one. I ate only organic food, I ate a vegetarian diet and I added in essential fatty acids, superfoods like cacao, maca powder, hemp seeds and kale by the handfuls. I ate the best diet you can imagine, but I wasn’t […] Read More

  • Apr
    11
    2016

    Studies Find That Your Environment is Linked to Happiness

    Where are you most comfortable? Do you like to go out a lot and meet new people or do you prefer the company of a good book and a hot cup of tea? Do you work well when you have music pumping to motivate you or do you need absolute silence to concentrate? Do you […] Read More

  • Mar
    10
    2016

    How To Make Sure Your Drinking Water is Safe

    It may not be as tasty as soda, as sweet as iced tea, or as addictive as coffee, but water is an integral part of health. According to a recent publication in Nutrition Reviews1, men should be drinking 3.7L and women 2.7L of water each day. Why? Not only is the human body made up […] Read More

  • Feb
    10
    2016

    How Your Friends Can Help You Live Longer

    We all know that we need to eat well and exercise to stay healthy. The importance of mental health is also more widely recognized than ever before. Taking care of your body and mind is essential to ensuring you live a long and happy life. But did you know that your social life can have […] Read More

  • Jan
    22
    2016

    Kicking DIET for FUEL

    Do DIETS work? Now I know you were really hoping that I’d be saying – no, they don’t work, you should never diet! And it’s kind of true – one diet is NOT right for everyone – no matter what anyone wants us to believe. However,, if you tailor the food that you eat specifically […] Read More

  • Jul
    01
    2014

    Environment As Medicine: 5 Things I Learned About Geomedicine That Transformed My Health

    In late 2007, I left a well-established career as a physical therapist working with Olympic athletes and my lifelong home in Adelaide, Australia, to move to Brisbane. Although Brisbane was 1300 miles from almost everything I knew and loved, I felt happier and healthier there within just a few days of the move than I […] Read More

  • Jun
    01
    2014

    Working-out the way your DNA intended

    Can you imagine a workout so perfectly designed for you that it promoted health in both your body and your internal organs? When I first started working with Alice as her exercise physiologist, she couldn’t even conceive of the idea. Alice was 34—a working mother to two—and although she was generally healthy, she was dissatisfied […] Read More

  • May
    01
    2014

    FAP and Me

    At the beginning of 2007, I started to experience symptoms of a disease I now know is familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP). But before I was properly diagnosed in 2013, I was given a number of incorrect diagnoses. I remember that day in 2007 quite clearly – it was a beautiful summer morning in Adelaide, Australia. […] Read More

  • Apr
    01
    2014

    Why Diets Don’t Work: Finding the Right Food Plan For Your Genes

    You are what you eat—literally. The food choices you make everyday either feed your body with amino acids, vitamins, and minerals or deplete it with toxins, excess sugars, and hard-to-process fats. The science of nutrigenomics—the study of how foods can affect the way your genes are expressed—looks closely at this major influencer on our DNA […] Read More