Should Teenagers supplement?

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The Teenage years mark a crucial period of growth and development, including both physical and mental. During this time, teenagers undergo rapid body changes, placing unique demands on their nutritional needs.

As a sports nutritionist/naturopath, I often encounter questions regarding the role of supplements in teenage diets.

Should teenagers supplement? Is it necessary, or even safe, for them to do so?

In this article, we'll explore these questions and the potential benefits and risks of teen…

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Naturopathy, Nutrition & Supplements

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Curious how naturopathy and nutrition can enhance your health and fitness? In this episode, Vanessa introduces Kira Sutherland from Uberhealth.

As an Australian Naturopath and Sports Nutritionist with over 25 years in clinical practice, Kira shares her wealth of knowledge on the:

  • Importance of supplements
  • Role of self-motivation
  • and the influence of social media on the fitness industry.

She also provides practical tips on how to incorporate these insights into your daily routine. You’ll…

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Health, Happiness & Human Kind - Fasting Like A Woman

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In today’s episode, we are joined by Kira Sutherland, to discuss fasting for women.

We consider traditional Naturopathic models of fasting in comparison to the popularised versions of our current day, our concerns around long-term fasting and nutrient intake, fasting and training, the role of coffee in fasting, how to truly fast like a woman and so much more.


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Supercharge My Practice - Mastering Success: Business Growth Strategies

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In this episode, I chat with the much-loved Kira Sutherland, an international speaker, Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Herbalist with over 25 years of clinical expertise. We delve into Kira’s journey from the early days of her clinical practice and how she got started, to her remarkable success today.

Kira also shares her experiences, addressing common obstacles faced by new practitioners and offers practical advice on attracting clients, improving compliance, and when/if you should consider nich…

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A Patient Story - Sustainable Weight Loss (When All Else Fails)

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The age-old advice to "eat less and exercise more" has long been the go-to formula for weight loss. However, as many of us have experienced, it's not always that simple. Countless individuals struggle to shed those stubborn pounds despite their best efforts, leaving them feeling frustrated and defeated. But fear not, because there's a world of weight loss wisdom beyond this clichéd mantra.

Kira Sutherland, a renowned nutritionist, and her client Tash delve into this through their discussion of …

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Seasonal Eating: Maximizing Flavour and Nutrition Naturally

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In today's busy world, the pursuit of a healthy diet can sometimes seem daunting, not to mention expensive. Yet, there's an approach to nutrition that not only promotes well-being but also helps you save money: Seasonal Eating.

Let's look into the world of seasonal eating and explore its numerous advantages.

What is Seasonal Eating?

Seasonal eating means enjoying foods that naturally flourish during the current season.

In the past, seasonal eating was the norm. But with advancements in techn…

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Podcast feature: Exercising Throughout The Menstrual Cycle and Beyond

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Have you ever wondered why some days you feel so strong and full of endurance while training and others you feel weak and exhausted? Well, we might just have the answer for you.

Hormones fluctuate all the time. And understanding the hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle helps women exercise in a way that actually feels good.

So in this week's episode, we chat with Sports Nutritionist and Naturopath, Kira Sutherland, about how to get the most out of the exercise we do. We chat ab…

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The Ultimate Guide to Intermittent Fasting for Women: Benefits, Tips, and More

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Trends come and go in the nutrition world and Intermittent fasting has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years, there isn’t a week that goes by where clients come to me and share their Intermittent fasting schedule.


Intermittent fasting is a popular diet strategy that involves cycling between periods of fasting and eating. While it's gained a lot of attention in recent years, especially for weight loss, there are some important considerations for women who are considering intermitte…

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Podcast feature: Maintaining Vitality As You Age

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Kira divides her time between clinical practice, lecturing at the undergraduate level, and mentoring practitioners of complementary medicine in the application of holistic sports nutrition. In her free time, she competes in endurance sports and skis with her family as much as possible. She wants to inspire people to tap into the simple things to support their health and find the power that comes from moving into this wisdom phase of life.

In this episode, Kira talks about:

  • How she became a N…

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Podcast feature: Muscle Health and Cardiometabolic Health

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There is an interrelationship between muscle and cardiometabolic health that can often be forgotten or misunderstood. Listen to Sports dietitian Dr Dominique Condo and I as we discuss the mechanism while also equipping practitioners and patients with the tools they need to ensure healthy muscle growth and development at any age and life stage.

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