Tag: Heart

Herbal Medicine – a snapshot

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 80% of the world’s population use traditional medicine for their primary health care needs. Most of this therapy involves the use of plant extracts or the active components from plants. Plants have been used for their… Continue Reading “Herbal Medicine – a snapshot”

Vitamin K2

Population-based studies have shown an inverse association between dietary menaquinones (MK-n, vitamin K2) intake, coronary calcification and coronary heart disease risk, suggesting a potential role of vitamin K in vascular health. Vitamin K serves as a cofactor for γ-glutamate carboxylase, promoting the post-translational conversion… Continue Reading “Vitamin K2”

The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome

Optimum nutrition plays the major role in optimum health. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a disease of unhealthy diet and lifestyle. It is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, including elevated triglyceride levels, fasting plasma glucose level (hyperglycaemia), elevated blood pressure, increased waist circumference, and reduced… Continue Reading “The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome”

The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome

The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome: Can an ancient diet be the way of the future? Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease, especially cardiometabolic syndrome. Cardiometabolic syndrome has numerous risk factors, including increased waist circumference, elevated… Continue Reading “The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome”

Açai: the superfood antioxidant power punch

The superfood antioxidant power punch 🥊 any time of the day. Açai is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Combine Açai with seasonal fruit, kiwi, banana, strawberries, berries, chia seeds, coconut, nuts, seeds, and granola = awesome! This is my “go to” for breakfast or… Continue Reading “Açai: the superfood antioxidant power punch”

Believe in yourself

If you want it you got it. You just got to believe in yourself. Wise words to follow from the great philosopher Lenny Kravitz. 💫 Believe in yourself. Any time you feel stressed, sit back, close your eyes, and look within. Know that you… Continue Reading “Believe in yourself”

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing. Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease. 🥗 Eat colourful foods daily: – black: blackberries, grapes, black sesame seeds, nori, kelp – blue: blueberries, plums, berries –… Continue Reading “Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing”

Mothers are very special

Mothers are very special. There are no words that describe their unconditional love. Today is Mother’s Day, but everyday is their day for you. Spoil her today with her favourite treats… ❤️

Heart Week – Don’t get the sits

Heart Week is 29 April – 6 May and focuses on the benefits of physical activity and empowering Australians to get moving. Cardiovascular disease is a very serious health issue. It encompasses a wide range of cardiometabolic conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, high blood… Continue Reading “Heart Week – Don’t get the sits”

ANZAC Day

Lest we forget They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Today is Earth Day. It is time to end plastic pollution. 48 years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. Earth Day is a global event each year. More… Continue Reading “Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution”

Raw velvet cacao smoothie

Raw velvet cacao smoothie (and gluten-free, dairy-free carrot cake) at my favourite place in Byron Bay

Relaxing and writing in Byron Bay

Byron Bay is such a beautiful place. I’ve spent the last 4 days relaxing and writing. Yes I know, doing some work in a place that is so beautiful, but the creative juices start flowing. And once they start… Get ready for exciting things… Continue Reading “Relaxing and writing in Byron Bay”

High carbohydrate intake has been associated with higher risk of total mortality

Cardiovascular disease is a global epidemic with 80% of the burden of disease in low-income and middle-income countries. Diet is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study is a… Continue Reading “High carbohydrate intake has been associated with higher risk of total mortality”

National Nutrition Week

Vegetables are awesome! Each year National Nutrition Week raises awareness around the role of food on our health, and supports the community to enjoy healthy eating. This year we are encouraging families to find more ways to enjoy vegetables, and to eat one extra… Continue Reading “National Nutrition Week”

Some blueberries per day…

Are blueberries the superfood we are looking for? Well, as we know, blueberries have been used as “food as medicine” for a very long time. Blueberries have a wide spectrum nutritional profile and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The increased consumption of berries has… Continue Reading “Some blueberries per day…”