Category Archives: Vive Health Nutrition

Theories of Aging | Why Do We Want to Know This

Written by Marilyn Lemaire | Naturopath & Master Herbalist Aging is happening to all of us.   My peer group, the “Baby Boomers” are reaching the time of their lives when they are the new “Senior’s”. The Health Care System is … Continue reading

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Why Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum Is a Superhero for Digestive Function

Dietary fibre & prebiotics are cementing themselves as essential components to long term health & well-being. Science is beginning to confirm that without these dietary inclusions, there may be a considerable detriment to our health & subsequent increases in chronic … Continue reading

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Is Salt Good or Bad for You? | Balancing Nutrition

 by Megan Crockart | Balancing Nutrition Is salt good or bad for you?  Which type of salt is better?  These are some of the most common questions I get asked about salt. These days there are so many options out … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Organic Turkey Shanks | A Warming Winter Dish

Through-out winter we love nothing more than coming home to the smell of a slow-cooked meal. There truly is nothing that beats that aroma. This turkey number is the perfect healthy & nourishing comfort food. Turkey is one of our … Continue reading

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Herbal Medicines that Increase Breast Milk Supply

Galactagogues are a group of medicines or agents that are believed to or have been proven to help breast milk production at the beginning of breast feeding or for the continuation of feeding. Herbs have a long history, in many … Continue reading

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Why Dietary Fibre Is The Key To Long-Term Health

What is Dietary Fibre? Dietary fibre is the part in fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, cereals and legumes that is not digestible by humans.  It is also known as roughage and passes through the digestive tract and along the way it … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Body Manage Stress & Build Resilience To Prevent Burnout

Lets face it, our modern day lives are pretty stressful, they may not appear to be obviously stressful to many of us but boy are we overstimulated. You can only truly recognise this when you step away from everyday life … Continue reading

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Slippery Elm | Why It’s One Of Our Most Recommended Products!

I’m sure many of us have heard or even tried Slippery Elm before? As a Naturopath it’s one of our secret weapons. It’s a true chameleon in the gut. With the capacity to address a number of common digestive complaints … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids + Bonus Recipe

As we all know Omega 3 essential fatty acids are crucial to be included in the human diet.  But do you eat fish 3-4 times a week to maintain good levels of these Omega 3’s?  Do you have a fish … Continue reading

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Medicinal Mushrooms | How To Choose The Right Mushroom For Your Health (Part 1)

Medicinal mushrooms are fast becoming a staple supplement in many peoples regimes. To help support wellbeing & vitality as well as successfully treat a myriad of health concerns. Medicinal mushrooms have been utilised in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for hundreds, … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Brownies | Vegan, Wheat Free & Refined Sugar Free

This recipe is too good not to share. Original recipe created by Deliciously Ella one of our favourite plant-based recipes resources. These are the perfect treat (with added health benefits) to make for the week ahead or any occasion really, … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Maple Apricot Granola (GF, DF & Vegan)

Need some breakfast inspiration? It’s so easy to get stuck in a breakfast rut, we know we’ve all been there. Why not try this delicious granola recipe, the perfect summer breakfast to prep for the week & canvas to add … Continue reading

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Cooking with Medicinal Herbs….That Aren’t Ginger or Turmeric

Spices have been traditionally used medicinally for centuries with knowledge handed down generation by generation. They didn’t need scientific studies to know these natural plants worked, they just did. Each plant, seeds, berry and root containing multiple medicinal compounds and … Continue reading

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How Collagen Hydrolysate Can Improve Joint Mobility, Digestive Function & Skin Health

Collagen. It seems to be the new kid on the health block, popping up in everything, from bars to smoothies to supplements, you name it. Collagen has been added to it. With that being said however there has been a … Continue reading

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Our Favourite Summer Smoothie Recipes

It’s good ol’ smoothie season again & we couldn’t be more excited! Not only are they super delicious & refreshing (this time of year especially) but smoothies are a fantastic way to jam pack nutrients into your day. To make … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Own Gut Loving Kombucha

At Vive we absolutely adore Kombucha! Not only is it super refreshing (especially this time of year) & delicious but its contains a wide variety of gut loving bacteria & enzymes which assist in the maintenance of a healthy digestive … Continue reading

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How to Maintain Good Gut Health for Healthy Immunity, Mood & Digestion

Mindy Duncan (Clinical Naturopath) www.nourishnaturopathy.com.au For bookings click here It’s no secret to all of us that the health of our digestive tract can have significant impact over many aspects of health. Therefore I’m sure we all know how important … Continue reading

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How to Detoxify Naturally for Better Energy, Digestion & Mood

by Leia Mulroy (Clinical Nutritionist) www.poppysandpistachios.com To book with Leia click here It’s no secret that we now live in a world where our exposure to toxicity is reaching an all time high. Chemicals can be found absolutely everywhere from … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Supplementing with Beetroot Juice

Matt Steinacher | Naturopath + Nutritionist Beetroot juice is a rich natural source of Nitrate that may be converted to nitrite and then further metabolised to produce Nitric Oxide in the body.  Nitric oxide is thought to be a useful … Continue reading

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Conventional vs. Organic Wine | What defines an Organic Wine?

At Vive we are super passionate about all things certified organic including our favourite beverage, that’s right WINE! The organic wine industry is on the rise, with new winemakers gearing towards organic & bio-dynamic practices all the time. With the … Continue reading

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