Why sport's nutrition is important in clinical practice

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Hey, Naturopaths and Nutritionists! Let's discuss sports nutrition in your clinical practice. Did you know it can be applied to all your clients, even if they are not "athletes"? Many of its principles are used by everyone who exercises, especially those trying to change their metabolic health.

Are you feeling apprehensive about it? Are you overwhelmed or unsure how to integrate it into your clinical practice with your clients?

Firstly, let’s examine the scope of sports nutrition, how it diffe…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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
  • exercise
  • and so much more.

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