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Are You Meeting Adequate Protein Intake?

Are You Meeting Adequate Protein Intake? We know we all want to eat healthily and need to meet adequate protein but what does that actually look like for each meal? If we want to maintain a normal body weight not just to look good but to serve our body, avoid becoming...

How to support Vaginal Microbiome

How to support Vaginal Microbiome

The vaginal microbiota and pH has a lot to do with improving your vaginal ecosystem. This system is dominated by D-lactate-producing lactobacilli species. An unhealthy pH, that is one that has a pH >4.5, is a clear indication of a problematic ecosystem (in...

How long will you live? Do these 5 simple tests by Dan Go

How long will you live? Do these 5 simple tests by Dan Go

We are always looking at ways to assess, measure and improve our health! I absolutely love this great blog done by Dan Go giving 5 simple tests to check your longevity barometer! He has also included what you can do about improving things, so give these 5 tests a shot...

A Podcast Episode- A Patient Story on ‘Ovarian Cysts’

A Podcast Episode- A Patient Story on ‘Ovarian Cysts’

I recently did a podcast with Daniel on A Patient Story where I share a story on how I resolved my client’s ovarian cysts. ⁠Have a listen if you also suffer from ovarian cysts, cysts generally, or inflammation, this will be useful. You can listen to it here. Maria...

Juice Cleanse with Nadia K

Juice Cleanse with Nadia K

Ever wanted to do a juice cleanse? Well, we have partnered with Nadia K, who has become the juice cleanse guru! Nadia can assist you with info about this type of cleanse and provide you with her perfect juices also! Juice cleanses can be useful at certain times when...

Deep Dive Into Your Biochemistry

Deep Dive Into Your Biochemistry

An individualised approach for you Having some understanding of what is actually happening to your body from a symptom perspective is one thing, being able to reveal your biochemistry through pathology tests to provide context is quite another. Pathology tests provide...

Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

It is common to see many dairy free milk options out there but it is always important to check the ingredients! Most of them have additives and vegetable oils that are inflammatory and cause havoc to the body. So the best way to know what you are putting into your...

Veggie Bowl

Veggie Bowl

Quinoa, hummus and halloumi elevate this dish from other veggie bowls you might have tried! Great source of protein, healthy fats and veggies, it is so easy to make perfect for those busy days. You can prepare veggies, quinoa and hummus beforehand so you can just add...

Gluten-Free Diet Explained

Gluten-Free Diet Explained

This handout from Eagle Natural Health below is a great outline of a gluten-free diet. It can be a daunting experience to go gluten-free but finding out what alternatives you can work with and getting all the resources can help with the transition. There are many...

Bones and Prunes for Postmenopausal Women!

Bones and Prunes for Postmenopausal Women!

It's very interesting and exciting when science discovers easy interventions that can be implemented to improve our health! Dried plums aka prunes as low as 50 grams per day (around 6 prunes a day) have proven to be a dietary intervention that has the ability to...

Is this Menopause? Make it Stop!

Is this Menopause? Make it Stop!

Interestingly, and understandably, most women under the age of 40 are hard-pressed to describe what menopause is, let alone perimenopause! So for many women the start of the 4th decade can hit you like a ton of bricks, things start changing and you don't understand...

Prune and Almond Cake

Prune and Almond Cake

Prune and Almond Cake Recipe This cake is naturally sweetened with no added sugar and it's gluten-free, perfect for a dessert or an afternoon treat for your kids. You can make this dairy-free by using coconut yoghurt instead. Did you know prunes are great for...

Mouth Breathing Effects on Kids

Mouth Breathing Effects on Kids

I would like to thank Dentist, Nic Lippis, who has a special interest in sleep disorders and early intervention in childhood growth and development disorders, for providing this fantastic overview and understanding on mouth breathing. As a mother of young adults I...

Brilliant Bone Broth

Brilliant Bone Broth

Bone broth is an amazing staple to have in your fridge/freezer. If you freeze in an ice cube tray you can easily add them to your cooking. You can use bone broth in so many things to elevate the dish, for example: Bolognese sauce, casserole, soup, curry or a nice hot...

Understanding The Glycemic Index & Load of Food

Understanding The Glycemic Index & Load of Food

What is the Glycemic Index (GI)? All carbohydrate foods behave differently in our bodies and the Glycemic Index (GI) is a way to differentiate the ranking of foods according to their effect on our blood sugar levels. High GI foods produce high levels of blood sugar...

Chargrilled Cauliflower with Fried Butter Beans and Pumpkin Hummus

Chargrilled Cauliflower with Fried Butter Beans and Pumpkin Hummus

Do you need inspiration for lunch/dinner ideas? This recipe is an amazing way to incorporate more veggies by sneaking them in as hummus. It can be as a main dish with lettuce cups or pita, or perfect to take to a get together with family or friends! Thank you for this...

FREE Introduction to Nutritional Psychiatry by Rachel Arthur

FREE Introduction to Nutritional Psychiatry by Rachel Arthur

My long time mentor Rachel Arthur has created this amazing video which helps us understand the role NUTRITION has on our MOOD!  This is an absolute must watch for everyone, weather that be for yourself, or to understand what others possibly close to you may be going...

Immune Tools for Covid-19 Support

Immune Tools for Covid-19 Support

I am sure you have noticed covid is now here! Instead of being 'scared' why not be prepared!? We thought you might be interested in immune tools to help support you through this time now that covid is well amongst us and we have now observed what other countries have...

Guiding Principles for Treating Menopause

Guiding Principles for Treating Menopause

Have you got a ‘Diet Mindset'? The word 'diet' actually just means food that you eat! In our modern world, it's become a term that conjures up feelings of deprivation, starvation and punishment promising more than what can be delivered in the long term but useful in...

The Interplay of Menopause Hormones

The Interplay of Menopause Hormones

  If we are 40 plus and start to experience exaggerated mood responses, overwhelm, fatigue, menstrual changes, temperature changes, weight gain or sleep issues the first thing we think about is menopause! Or should I say perimenopause? Because some of the main...

Your Gut Health Took Kit

Your Gut Health Took Kit

I want to share with you this great information on how we can improve our gut health by Metagenics. They show us not only the benefits of these nutrients in supplemental form, but the food sources that are high in each nutrient. We can incorporate this straight away...

Amy

Walked away feeling so happy after my consultation with Maria Harpas! I learnt so much in such a short period of time, Maria’s knowledge and experience is exceptional. Thank you for all your help Maria x

Long-Term Dietary Patterns and the Gut Microbiome

Long-Term Dietary Patterns and the Gut Microbiome

This recent study looks at the importance of consistent healthy eating to modulate the gut microbiome and decrease intestinal inflammatory markers. The gut microbiome has considerate effects on our body, largely the immune system. Eating whole foods such as legumes,...

Make Your Own Cleaning Products

Make Your Own Cleaning Products

Do you have skin issues, allergies or autoimmunity? You will benefit from taking a good look at what you are using to clean the house and also on your body! Did you know that chronic skin irritation is mostly caused by synthetic fragrances found in household cleaning...