does exercise help the immune system
Does Exercise Help The Immune System?

Today I’d like to answer the question, does exercise help the immune system? I recently wrote a blog on training, exercise, and being sick. You can find my guide on…

1 July 2021 | Read More

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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…

17 June 2021 | Read More

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How Safe Is Exercise While Fasting?

I was recently a guest on the Run Smarter Podcast, where we talked all about exercising while fasting. In this discussion I talk about: 🏃‍♀️ The benefits and misconceptions of…

2 June 2021 | Read More

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What to Eat (and Not Eat) to Lose Weight

Today, let’s talk about what to eat to lose weight. And just as important – what not to eat. I get a lot of clients coming in wanting to shift…

16 March 2021 | Read More

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The 5 Ws of Weight Loss (aka Food Habits)

Let’s open the can. Let’s talk about the proverbial elephant in the room. Something which, in the day of self-love and banishing the body shame, has become a bit of a…

10 March 2021 | Read More

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Understanding Dietary Fats Benefits, Functions, Diet Types and Portions for Meal Planning

What are dietary fats? Dietary fats are one of the three macronutrients. Of the three macronutrients, fats are the most energy dense. While protein and carbohydrates each give us 17kj…

9 February 2021 | Read More

Mindful Eating

The idea of ‘being mindful’ and ‘practicing mindfulness’ has been getting a fair bit of airplay of late. After the year that shall not be mentioned, many of my friends,…

4 February 2021 | Read More

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Eating for Endurance – What every athlete & trainer needs to know

Understanding all about eating for endurance comes from my love of working with endurance sports. Whilst I love working with athletes across all manner of sports, there’s no denying how…

16 January 2021 | Read More

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Factors Determining CHO Intake In Athletes And ‘Normal’ Populations

When I talk to clients about Sports Nutrition and carbohydrate intake, and how it’s different to nutrition for optimal health and wellbeing, I often like to say the following: Athletes…

13 January 2021 | Read More

Which diet for which Athlete?

I’ve been working as a Naturopath for over 25 years. In that time, I’ve seen in practice the following philosophies:  No two bodies are the same.  No two sports have…

5 January 2021 | Read More