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Food and Nutrition in Pregnancy

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) What you eat during pregnancy affects your developing baby. During this time, it is important for you to have the right nutrition for you and your growing baby. Pregnancy places extra nutritional demands on your body, but this doesn’t mean you need to ‘eat for […]

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A Guide to Improve Gut Health

Written by Vicki Ma (APD & Sports Dietitian) Don’t be grossed out – these little guys living in our stomach are our friends! The 1000 little bacteria species in our intestine are just trying to help us out. Why should you care? Believe it or not, these little guys in our stomach can have major

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Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad

serves 2  Ingredients: 1 large cauliflower, trimmed and broken into florets 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil  ½ cup uncooked quinoa  1 teaspoon cumin  1 tablespoon ground turmeric  2 cups coriander, finely chopped  1 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped  salt and cracked pepper  ½ cup Greek-style yoghurt  1 garlic clove, crushed  2 tablespoons freshly squeezed

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How Much Protein is Too Much?

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) If you think there’s no such thing as a protein overload, think again! Take one look at the booming supplement companies, it says it all, our culture is obsessed with protein. Why is protein so important?   Every part of our body, including the skin and

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Are You Getting Enough Iron?

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) Tired of feeling tired? Chances are, you could be low in iron! Symptoms of low iron levels  Tiredness Lethargy Poor concertation Dizziness Low mood Frequent infections If you have any of these symptoms see your doctor for a blood test to confirm whether your iron

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How to Boost Calcium Intake

Do you get enough calcium? According to the Australian Health Survey over half of our population are not meeting their requirements. That’s a bit of a concern!  Calcium is an important nutrient in our diet, especially as you get older. We need calcium to help keep our bones strong and healthy so that we can

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Sleep for Better Health

Written by Vicki Ma  (Accredited Pracitising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian)  Nodding off as you read this? Are you getting enough sleep? Studies are showing we’re a sleep-deprived nation – Australians are not spending enough time clocking up the Zzzz! Lazy weekend sleep-ins seems to be a thing of the past. Many people are now sacrificing sleep

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