Tag: healthy foods

7 posts in this category

Strong Body, Strong Mind

February 13, 2018

I’m a huge believer in the mind body connection, that the power of our mind and our mindset has an influence on the physiology of our body. Conversely, I also believe that a strong body influences the state of our mind, our mood, our thinking and our choices. For example over the Christmas and festive season it is wonderful to celebrate with family and friends with festive foods and alcohol; to relax our routines and to rest and rejuvenate. But come the end of January and start of Februa....

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You Are What You Eat

August 16, 2016

I like to classify food into two groups:  “every day foods” and “festive foods”. I purposely use these terms as opposed to “good” and “bad” foods, because ‘good & bad’ are quite emotive terms and I don’t think it is healthy to place emotion on food. Festive Foods These are our treat foods – the ones we eat occasionally for celebrations. They are not for every day. Cakes, biscuits, muffins, chocolate, desserts, white bread, pasta are examples of these “occasional ....

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Last Chance to Get Your Seat

May 25, 2015

Now Is The Last Chance To Grab Your Seat To “An Evening With Kate” Kate will share with you in simple terms the ageing process and how it affects us all. We now know disease stems from inflammation so Kate will teach you the common drivers of inflammation and what we can all do now to become more anti-inflammatory. She will teach you practical ways to prevent common ageing conditions and share with you her top 10 supplements and what they do for us. You will leave with an understandin....

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Geelong’s Adult Health Report

March 18, 2015

Geelong has an adult population of 160,000. And our health, as a community, is not looking that great. According to Healthy Together Geelong, 56% of us are overweight or obese and a whopping 95% of us do not eat the recommended 5-6 serves of vegetables per day. Over half of us drink alcohol at risky levels for our health and 19.2% consume sugar-sweetened drinks every single day. There are about sixteen teaspoons of sugar in a 600ml bottle of regular soft drink so that cumulative effect of su....

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Junk Food Makes You Sad

August 12, 2013

I was interested in research published  in The Geelong Advertiser (Sat 19th March) which reveals that the food we eat has a direct influence on the way we feel. I think most of us have already worked out for ourselves that different foods have different effects on the way we think and the way we feel. But the 15 year research done by Dr Jacka and her team from Deakin University shows a clear link between junk food and anxiety and depression. The study declares that “eating fried foods s....

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Food As Medicine

July 1, 2013

 Food As Medicine Did you know that the food you eat directly impacts your vitality, your mood, your stress coping mechanisms, your risk of illness and disease, your energy levels, your sleep quality,  and your hormones. We’re finding that many are becoming  very disconnected with their  food and very confused about what foods are  healthy and supportive of their body (in the short-term and the long-term) and what foods are working against you. Come in and learn how foods impact ....

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Eat Well

October 10, 2012

“Geelong Fails Health Check 90% of us don’t eat enough fruit and veg.” This is the headline on the front page of today’s Geelong Advertiser. Which means that only one in ten people in Geelong eat adequate amounts of fruit and vegetables to maintain health and wellness. No wonder so many of us are walking around feeling tired, lethargic and unmotivated, have cravings for foods high in sugar, salt and fat, have hormonal imbalances, mood swings, suffer from allergies, headaches, aches and....

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