Seasonal Eating: Maximizing Flavour and Nutrition Naturally
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…
Podcast feature: Exercising Throughout The Menstrual Cycle and Beyond
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…
The Ultimate Guide to Intermittent Fasting for Women: Benefits, Tips, and More
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…
Podcast feature: Maintaining Vitality As You Age
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…
Podcast feature: Muscle Health and Cardiometabolic Health
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.
Sports Nutrition & Recovery Guidelines for Everybody
In this episode, Elly McLean and I talk about nutrition and recovery guidelines that are relevant to anyone who exercises regularly and wants to maximise their training outcomes. Whether it be for the sake of endurance performance, muscle growth or fat burning. We talk about the importance of post training nutrition for recovery, including what should be in your post training meal. You will learn why athletes should take a holistic view of their training, nutrition and recovery strategies. Liste…
Metabolic Health and Vitality for Women Over 40
In this podcast episode, Lara Briden and I share a closer look at metabolic health for women over 40, specifically:
- The missing health science for mid-life women and the science sex gap.
- The dynamics between insulin, mitochondria, and cellular metabolism.
- How the nutritional advice often suggested for men and young women does not always apply to mid-life women.
- The role of muscle and mitochondria in health and metabolism.
- Updated weight loss strategies for women over 40.
- If the ketogenic…
Perimenopause & Performance for Women 40+
In this podcast episode I share a closer look at perimenopause and performance for women over 40, specifically:
- the hormonal picture
- the role of insulin
- how to optimise intermittent fasting
- what’s the deal with alcohol
- the importance of having other strategies to nourish your nervous system
- and so much more.
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Perimenopause and Performance for Women Over 40 with Lara Briden and Kira Sutherland
Recently Lara Briden and I had the opportunity to chat about Metabolic Health and Vitality for Women over 40 on the Natural Medicine Podcast. If this is something you're interested in, today's post is for you. We cover the lived experience of women transitioning through perimenopause to menopause and the physical and emotional aspects clinician's need to be mindful on when working with women over 40. In this episode, we chatted about:
- Anabolic elements of estrogen
- Why alcohol is an important…
Sports Nutrition Course Online Sneak Peek
I've got a special sneak peek for you today related to a Sports Nutrition Course online I'll be presenting on the 22nd of March. That sports nutrition course will be different from the usual slides and technical teaching. Instead, I'll walk you through case studies that illustrate exactly how I work with my clients, as well as all the things I use to help them with performance, recovery, and injury, including:
- nutrients - macro and micro
- and more
In this s…