Tag Archives: food is medicine

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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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 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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Lowering LDL Cholesterol with Phytosterols

Marilyn Lemaire (Master Herbalist) Phytosterols are compounds that have a similar chemical structure to cholesterol.  They are found in significant doses in vegetable oils such wheat germ oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, corn oil, almond oil and olive oil.  They … Continue reading

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Vive Health – Nutritionist – Megan Crockart

        Megan has always held an interest in food (a self confessed “Foodie” but also years of home cooking) along with health, fitness and exercise.  Megan was drawn to natural therapies as they can be used for … Continue reading

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Cold & Flu Prevention 101 | Our Top Tips

Yes, it’s that time of year again…..the cold & flu session is getting scarily close. Luckily there is so much we can do to help prevent getting sick & also help our body recover, if in fact we do get … Continue reading

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The Impact of Chronic Stress on your Health

Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath Stress is something we’ve become all too familiar with as it now appears to be a permanent phenomenon of modern life. It’s very normal to experience stress. The human body was built to cope brilliantly … Continue reading

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Resistant Starch | The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss

Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath We talk a lot about prebiotics, in fact, you can read all about them here. But it’s time we expanded on this topic & broke it down even further. Resistant starches, a type of prebiotic, … Continue reading

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It’s time to focus on a better you | February Special

Did you make a new year’s resolution to improve your health….. but you are not sure where to start? Naturopath Therese Hodgkinson can help guide you along your health journey. Therese uses a balanced yet professional approach to improve overall … Continue reading

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Pre-Diabetes | The Epidemic We All Need To Be Aware Of & What We Can Do To Prevent It

by Marilyn Lemaire (Master Herbalist) The Australian Diabetic website states: “PreDiabetes is a condition that affects approximately 2,000,000 Australians and it has no signs or symptoms”.  It is a serious condition that can lead to Type II Diabetes unless it … Continue reading

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Histamine Intolerance | The hidden cause of your runny nose.

by Leia Mulroy | Clinical Nutritionist Do you experience unexplained skin rashes or itchy skin? How about a itchy throat or flushed face after consuming cheese, eggplant, tomatoes or wine? Continuing irritable bowl symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, excess gas? … Continue reading

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The Importance of Stomach Acid in Digestive Health

by Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath We talk a lot about the importance of good digestive health here at Vive. Why pre-biotics are essential, which probiotics are most beneficial for certain conditions & generally how to optimise your microbiome. However, one … Continue reading

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Vive Health – Master Herbalist – Marilyn Lemaire

Qualifications Bachelor of Naturopathy Dip. Herbal Med. Masters Herbal Medicine   Professional Interests Herbal Medicine Gluten Free Foods Stress Management Health & Well-being     For the last 25 years Health Foods and Herbal Medicine have been two of Marilyn’s … Continue reading

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