Category Archives: Vive Health Nutrition

What is Intermittent Fasting?

by Megan Crockart | Balancing Nutrition The term Intermittent Fasting (IF) has been around since 2012, although fasting of various types has been around since at least 5th century BC or longer and is regularly performed by many religions. The … Continue reading

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Top 3 Benefits of Charting Your Menstrual Cycle

by Clinical Naturopath Mindy Duncan Nourish Naturopathy Ladies, do you chart your menstrual cycle? You’re probably really aware of menstrual charting but you’re not planning to conceive at the moment so don’t need to right? Well, what if I told … Continue reading

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Food Diary of a Nutritionist with Megan Crockart

by Megan Crockart (Clinical Nutritionist) Over the years since becoming a Clinical Nutritionist, many people have been intrigued to know what I eat.  I listen to my body and it may have taken a few years to work out exactly … Continue reading

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Staying Calm Among The Chaos | A Guide to Cultivating Calm Throughout Your Day

by Zoe Satara (Clinical Nutritionist & Yoga Instructor) With a lot of change and uncertainty in the world and life lately, I’ve found it super important to incorporate a morning ritual that I can count on every day. To cultivate … Continue reading

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Keeping You & Your Family Well Through-out this COVID-19 Crisis

We hope you & your loved ones are all staying safe & well during this time. In today’s blog post we are running through some simple ideas you can incorporate into your daily life in order to support your physical, … Continue reading

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Basic Nourishing Recipes Using Pantry Staples To Have Up Your Sleeve

We find ourselves right now in a very surreal time. All our favourite cafe & restaurants are closed for dine-in service, our local grocery store is running out of staples or limiting what you can purchase & many of us … Continue reading

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The Carnivore Diet | What You Need To Know

by Megan Crockart | Balancing Nutrition What is the Carnivore diet? Is it another new diet fad to hit the internet?  What are the pros and cons of such an extreme diet? The Carnivore Diet was created by an American orthopaedic … Continue reading

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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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