Tag: nutrition

Healthy Christmas baking + a recipe

Christmas time was always exciting as a child because it meant Christmas baking. With Grandma, Christmas baking was Shortbread – all of them neatly lined up in greaseproof papers, their buttery goodness crowned with a blanched almond gently placed in the middle Stirring the American Fruit cake batter, which is mainly nuts and fruit held together with a small amount…

Adrenals – what are they + what is Adrenal Fatigue

It’s that time of year with everyone rushing around, the year winding up, feeling like there’s never enough hours in the day to do it all, stumbling our way through December and just hanging out for some time off over Christmas. You can feel the frazzled energy in the air, you can hear it in people’s voices and it’s contagious…

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Cacao and chocolate

The Cacao bean or the raw cacao powder that comes from the bean is traditionally named after ‘the food of the gods.” In the modern day, it is considered a ‘superfood’ due to the high density of essential nutrients, very few side effects and proven health benefits. Raw cacao comes in many forms: whole cacao beans, cacao nibs, cacao powder, and cacao…

Reflecting on the journey so far + a Video

A few years after I began making some real progress on my own health journey, The Australian Ballet together with the wonderful people at The Apiary put together this little video about Health and Lifestyle. It was originally shared on the Company’s blog Behind Ballet and is also accessible on The Australian Ballet Youtube channel here. Along with Rudy Hawkes and other ballet colleagues, we were…

Electrolytes + my Ultimate Favourite

Macronutrients often steal the limelight in terms of nutrition, these being the nutrients that the body needs in large amounts – carbohydrates, fats and proteins. However, there’s another group of nutrients that while only needed in small amounts, are also hugely important for good health. This group are called Micronutrients which include vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. Today I am focusing on…