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Boost Your Immune System With These Foods

I recently wrote about some supplements I recommend for boosting your defences against viruses. Now, while I believe that taking supplements is a completely appropriate thing to do at this time, I want to help you double down on that by looking some of the best foods to incorporate into your diet to support your […]

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5 Supplements To Boost Your Immune System

For most of us, being in the midst of the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is overwhelming experience. Sometimes we may feel, despite our best efforts to distance ourselves socially and wash our hands regularly throughout the day,  a bit like a sitting duck! Thankfully, there is lots we can do nutritionally to support our immune […]

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5 Reasons To Include Chia Seeds In Your Diet

If you haven’t already heard, chia seeds are the latest addition to the growing list of superfoods on the market. It’s a plant native to the Americas, though its nutritional benefits can be traced all the way back to the ancient Aztecs. Today, more and more people are consuming chia seeds, thanks to the many […]

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Are You Getting Enough Magnesium for Optimum Health?

It’s not unusual for a naturopath or nutritionist to have a favourite nutrient, and, hands down, mine is magnesium. I’m certain I’m not alone in that as magnesium is having a distinct moment in the sun, (which, by the way, I wholly support). This mineral is truly amazing and I’m about to tell you why. […]

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5 Common Vegan Nutritional Deficiencies & How to Avoid Them

Veganism might do wonders for us, for animals and for the planet, but truth be told, there are some essential nutrients that are hard to obtain from a vegan diet. This is because they are not as widely available in plant-based foods or their bioavailability in plant sources is low. This of course doesn’t mean […]

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Raising Children On A Plant Based Diet – The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik Shares Her Thoughts

A social post went viral recently in which a lady rants at Wellington vegan café owners about their customers not getting the right nutrients from a vegan diet. Well, we’re all perfectly capable of making the right decisions on good nutrition for ourselves, thank you. But when it comes to parents raising children on a […]

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A Vegan Milk Guide. Here’s What You Need to Know

Not too long ago, a decision to avoid drinking animal milks really just meant one thing – soy milk. Now, there are so many alternatives and that can make the decision about which one to choose pretty tricky. To help you navigate the options, we’ve done an overview of the main vegan milks you might […]

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Beans, Beans, The Musical Fruit, The More You Eat, The More You Toot

The most common discussion topics for new vegans are (in no particular order) animal rights, mushroom risotto, vegan wine… and flatulence. Actually we just made this up, based on a straw poll around the office. So guess which one we’re going to discuss here? Last week, my five year old brought home a book from […]

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Protect Yourself From The Upcoming Cold & Flu Season

Want to stay well this winter and avoid any colds or flu? Prefer to do so without having the ‘flu shot’ or taking pharmaceuticals? Great! So do we and it seems we have the perfect, anti-bug, natural solution. Turmeric. Of course, you’re thinking, we have all heard it before about turmeric being such a wonderful […]

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Can You Be Vegan And Follow A Keto Diet?

The answer is yes, according to naturopath Caroline Robertson, from Flannerys Organic and  Wholefood Market, who explains the whys and wherefores to The Vegan Company’s Lifestyle Director, Shonagh Walker. “The ketogenic, or keto, diet is a very low carb, high fat diet which aims to put the body in a metabolic state called ketosis, when sugar […]

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Why Vegans Have The Upper Hand on Relaxation

Despite the age-old, super-tired stereotype of an angry vegan, science now tells us that those who follow a plant-based diet are actually more relaxed – physically, mentally and emotionally. Why? It all comes down to a super-mineral called magnesium, which is abundant in vegetables, fruits and plant-based foods. “Magnesium is necessary for over 300 enzymatic […]

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How To Master The Urge Of Snacking – Yes! It’s Guilt Free & Vegan!

In a world of mixed nutritional messages, one of the most confusing concerns the humble snack. To snack, or not to snack? That is the question. Unless you’ve got the discipline of a Zen master, the urge to eat between meals happens to all of us. The question really should be – when I snack, […]

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Add Coffee Naps To Your Morning Routine & Feel Like Superman (Or Woman)

Drink a coffee and go back to sleep; sounds counterintuitive, but it may be just the answer to all your stimulation needs. Here’s how it works. Step 1: Drink coffee, quickly. Straight and black is the best option. Step 2: Immediately go to bed for 20 minutes. No more. Step 3: Wake up and feel […]

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Here Are 5 Plant Based Protein Sources To Keep You Going

Calling all vegetarians and vegans! Studies have found that the number of vegetarians in Australia has risen from 9.7% of Australians in 2012 to 11.2% today. Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan or sticking to a flexitarian or Meat Free Monday diet trend and looking to replace your protein source from meat to something more cruelty […]

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