Category Archives: Vive Health Nutrition

The Most Common Causes of Chronic Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a condition I’m sure many of us are familiar with. In fact, IDA is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, affecting up to 25% of the population, according to the World Health Organisation … Continue reading

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Recipe | Lentil, Mushroom & Herb Sausage Rolls (Vegan + GF Option Available)

If you are looking for the perfect weekend recipe for the entire family, these vegan lentil, mushroom & herb “sausage” rolls are so perfect. Whether you’re vegan or not, these plant-based sausage will definitely impress. So moreish, satisfying & just. … Continue reading

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How to Nourish & Optimise Liver Function

by Mindy Duncan | Nourish Naturopathy Our liver is an incredibly important organ, it plays an essential role in a number of bodily processes including detoxification, digestion & production of energy. Whilst the liver is also a very powerful & … Continue reading

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Natural Ways to Reduce and Avoid Inflammation

by Megan Crockart | Balancing Nutrition At this time of year after countless Christmas parties and new year celebrations, most people will be experiencing some level of inflammation from overindulging in food, alcohol, accidents minor and major that seem to … Continue reading

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The Main Ingredients In Cosmetics To Avoid & Why

The natural beauty market has grown exponentially over the past few years, with consumers demanding more natural alternatives & better transparency when it comes to what they are putting on their bodies. In the commercial skincare & beauty market, there … Continue reading

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Why Adaptogen Herbs are Essential for Supporting our Long-term Well-being

Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath Nourish Naturopathy As Naturopaths we like to think of adaptogens as our secret weapons. Adaptogens by definition increase the resistance to physical, environmental, emotional or biological stressors, and restore normal physiological function to the body. … Continue reading

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The Vegan Athletes Nutritional Guide

Elite Performance demands an optimized nutritional status. For vegan athletes, this requires evidence based food planning, regular nutrient testing and tailored supplementation when testing indicates. Key Points Ensure your diet is professionally designed by an experienced sports nutritionist and it … Continue reading

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Are All Supplements Really Created Equally?

by Megan Crockart (Balancing Nutrition) There are so many supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, oil supplements etc) on the market it can be mind boggling. In 2017, research was undertaken to get an idea of the supplement use in Australia … Continue reading

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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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