Silly Season… beat the challenges!!!

It is again that time of the year when you want to just eat, drink and be merry. Christmas is a time for celebration and fun, time to dig in to all the puddings and treats which are presented to us laden with love and cream, even before we realize, our current wardrobe might face […]

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Unravelling PCOS

It is a common belief that Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a rare condition which affects only a few, but the fact is that one in ten women in New Zealand and 10% of estimated in the child-bearing age around the world suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a very common hormonal disorder […]

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Festive Cooking – Time to change

It is festival time and glitter is in the air. It is also that time when we dig in to foods that we relish and which have been a part of our tradition and culture. As much as we enjoy these festive foods it is high time we think of these in line with our […]

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Is your food making you happy or sad?

If someone told you “Oh…my food makes me feel happy” your immediate reaction would be “Have you had your pills?”…. think hard and you may find that this could be true for you too. Food can impact moods and generally this is attributed to taste, aroma and even texture. It can make you feel good […]

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Muscle & Fa[c]t’s

The Rugby World Cup has allowed men with muscles and well toned bodies invade our homes through our television screens. I often get queried if these players are blessed genetically we ‘the common souls’ can ever attain these bodies and my answer to the question is ‘Yes’. These players are normal human beings too and […]

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Snacking – Is it Right?

• Back from work at 5 pm and dinner at 7 pm- Are you feeling hungry? • Catching a late night movie and you want to nibble on something – may be? • Unable to sleep as too stressed with the day’s activities – craving for a chocolate bar to cheer up the mood. • […]

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Life Begins at 40 !

We can’t change the fact we’re going to get aged and with age will come health complexities. Every time we jump on the weighing scale it seems that the needle does not shift and if it does its towards the non-desired end. From cutting back the portion size to refusing the favourite dessert and / […]

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Super Size – The facts !

Super-size is the in-thing, from television screens to food plates everything is served super large. While this may be good in certain aspects, a super sized diet is an area of profound concern. The portion sizes underwent a makeover and have been expanding; unfortunately we fail to notice this and are eating large portions. We […]

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Weight Loss – What Not to Do !

In the past I have addressed common questions of weight loss, in this article I will highlight what not to do when on a weight loss journey. When trying to lose weight, it is common to fall in traps of doing things which often act as barriers to your goal. The most common is to […]

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What’s your ‘Gut’ Feeling?

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine has stated that “All disease begin in the Gut”. If the gut is healthy, so is the rest of the body. Generally, people understand that diet has an impact on their gut. However what we don’t realise is that our lifestyle can have an impact on the digestive health […]

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