Women’s Health Nutritionist: NDIS, Mental Health & Metabolic Balance

Author: Bev

  • Chocolate Avocado Mousse

    Chocolate Avocado Mousse

    And in case you’re worrying about all the fats in this chocolate avocado mousse, rest assured that they are of the much-needed healthy variety. With 50% of our brain being made from fat, it is critical for brain function as well as being the building block for many hormones. You can read more here.

  • Spicy Beetroot Slaw

    Spicy Beetroot Slaw

    If you love beetroot you might also like these beetroot brownies.

  • Avocado and Papaya Salad

    Avocado and Papaya Salad

    Click here for more salad ideas.

  • Chocolate Cheesecake Balls

    Chocolate Cheesecake Balls

    These chocolate cheesecake balls were so yummy that I forgot to share the recipe sooner! I know they’re a bit decadent but perfect for a special occasion or even as a gift.

  • Asparagus and Golden Beetroot Salad

    Asparagus and Golden Beetroot Salad

    Love beetroots? Then check out our beetroot slaw or beetroot brownies.

  • Detox Salad

    Detox Salad

    Want to try some new salads? Click here to find some inspiration!

  • Tzatziki

  • Guacamole

  • Beauty Bliss Balls

    Beauty Bliss Balls
  • Hemp Protein Smoothie

    Hemp Protein Smoothie
  • Paleo Diet and mental health

    Paleo Diet and mental health

    Is the paleo diet helpful for mental health? With advocates of this popular diet reporting a wide range of health improvements from less depression and anxiety to enjoying more energy, less kilos, better cardio health and improved digestion, the answer seems to be yes. Here we take a look at what makes up the paleo…

  • Vegan – the Pros and Cons of this latest food trend.

    Vegan – the Pros and Cons of this latest food trend.

    Is it just another food trend or is it a healthy way to eat?  With over 900 million results on google for the word vegan and heaps of new products hitting the supermarket shelves monthly, the vegan diet is definitely becoming increasingly more popular. Here we take a look at the pros and cons from…

  • Your genes need not be your destiny!

    Your genes need not be your destiny!

    Whilst you cannot change the genes that you were born with, the good news is that you can make changes to regulate whether they are switched on or not, based on the concept of epigenetics. You may be from a family that has a genetic history of mental health issues but perhaps as a result…

  • Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin and depression

    Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin and depression

    Could Vitamin D the sunshine vitamin, often automatically associated with healthy bones, help ease your depression? With a substantial amount of research supporting a positive link between vitamin D deficiency and depression, this freely available nutrient could be part of your treatment plan. Even though here in Australia we have an abundance of sunshine, well…

  • Chocolate, the natural mood booster!

    Chocolate, the natural mood booster!

    Have you ever noticed how chocolate acts as a natural mood-booster? You might have felt low or on edge and devoured chocolate for an instant “pick-me-up”. So, it might be no surprise to you that good quality chocolate has been highly-regarded for its medicinal qualities for centuries with its first use dating back to as…

  • The effects of sleep on your mood

    The effects of sleep on your mood

    Sleep often goes hand in hand with mood and the good news is that dietary modifications and/or some key nutrients with lifestyle measures may make the world of difference. Back in the day we would go to sleep when the sun went down and wake up in sync with sunrise. This daily cycle of light…

  • Nutrients and Depression

    Nutrients and Depression

    Eat a great diet but feel you’re not quite getting the right nutrients to lessen depression? Sometimes eating a nourishing, wholefood diet isn’t enough and we need to focus on key nutrients.  Here’s my favourite Key Nutrients for Depression, when diet isn’t enough Omega 3 Fatty Acids You might be familiar with fish oil but…

  • Nutrition myths – what to eat

    Nutrition myths – what to eat

    With so much conflicting information widely available on the internet, it’s easy to get bewildered as to what you should and shouldn’t eat. Here I take a look at some common nutrition myths that have been busted by science. Myth No 1. Eggs are unhealthy Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition and a versatile food…

  • Food – is what you eat making your sick?

    Food – is what you eat making your sick?

    Food allergies and intolerances are becoming increasingly more prevalent in Australia, with more than 20% of people in industrialised countries suffering from food allergies or intolerances. In some instances, the link between a food sensitivity and health issues is not always obvious but research is finding that the effects on health can be far-reaching and,…

  • Sugar sweet and dangerous

    Sugar sweet and dangerous

    Sugar is one of the most popular and ubiquitous substances in our diets today, both sweet and dangerous. At times its presence is obvious but sometimes, it’s not easy to discern or to necessarily taste. Nonetheless you’ve probably seen its effects in action. You may have noticed the behaviour of young children, especially the ones…

  • The great FAT debate

    The great FAT debate

    Are you puzzled by the great fat debate?  Should you avoid saturated fat? Ditch the butter? Eat polyunsaturated spreads?  Or forget about low-fat options and go for full fat? During the latter part of the 20th century, the humble saturated fat was vilified and shunned by nations worldwide as it became maligned as the cause…