Feeding our Kids’ Brains

With a title like that, don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying academic intelligence is everything; I would actually go as far as saying emotional intelligence is more important. Yes our children use their brains for learning English and Math and for understanding the world around us, but they also use it for everyday cognition (thinking) … Continue reading Feeding our Kids’ Brains

Getting The Most From Your Fruit and Vegetables

A few years ago I became aware of how the produce we eat this century is so very, VERY different from the previous. Due to modern agriculture, important nutrients are depleted - even missing completely - from the soils we now grow our grains, fruit and vegetables in. Add to that artificial ripening and the … Continue reading Getting The Most From Your Fruit and Vegetables

The Additive Hiding in Dairy-Free Foods

Is carrageenan listed as an ingredient in your almond milk, dairy-free cheese or coconut icecream? Most people these days know there is controversy around the safety of the flavour enhancer MSG (additive #621 or monosodium glutamate). Although I had no idea back in my uni days until I had a flatmate who reacted to soy … Continue reading The Additive Hiding in Dairy-Free Foods

When Your Partner Isn’t On The Wellness Wagon With You

Gosh this blog post has been written and rewritten and is now taking an angle I hadn't envisaged when I first started it. It's been healing in fact - as writing can be... It was going to address the fact that as a nutrition coach I struggle with my husband not following my passion for … Continue reading When Your Partner Isn’t On The Wellness Wagon With You