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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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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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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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.

Listen to the podcast via:

Metabolic Health & Vitality For Women Over 40

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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…

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Quantity vs Quality: How To Do A Macro Eating Plan Right

Have you been hearing a lot about macro eating lately? Me too. But I have some concerns about what I'm seeing. So let's take a look today at how to do a macro eating plan right.

I follow a lot of health, wellbeing, and fitness folk on social media. I do this for two reasons.

The first is that I love supporting my community. I love having a strong network of peeps I can call on, share with, or be inspired by.

The second is, it’s a great way of keeping on the pulse of what food philosophies are trend…

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Sports Nutrition For Active Women

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There's a lot of confusion around sports nutrition for women. And whether you're an athlete, gym junkie, a runner, wanting to build muscle in midlife, or just need to get fit and healthy again after pregnancy - it's hard to know how the right way to fuel your needs. I was recently featured in the Wholehearted Health & Nutrition podcast with Samantha Bennett, where we chatted about exactly this topic. In this podcast, we talk about:

  • Is the protein powder you're using good? Or should you even b…

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Why You Shouldn't Train When You're Sick

The days are shorter, the nights are colder, and there is a crisp chill in the air.  This means that down here in the Southern Hemisphere, cold and flu season is here. This begs the question - should you exercise when sick?

Now, before I tell you all about my top nutrients for immune support (stay tuned for a later blog), I want to talk about the second most popular question my athletic and sporty clients ask me at this time of year ...
“Can I train if I’m sick with...?”
Often, I’ve got an athlet…

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