Health Documentaries

Is it just me! or is there so many documentaries on health and lots of them are pushing a vegan agenda there is nice big list on PETA web site (1). So Netflix has a good variety of health documentaries also FMTV is great (the Netflix for mind body soul) so check them out. I have…

Vegan or Omnivore Part 1: Introduction

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting a group of articles that will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a vegan and omnivore diets. Looking at the possibles effects on health due to the bioavailability of macro nutrients and micro nutrients in both diets. I will aim to take a balanced view and use a variety…

Nutritional Therapy Semester 1

I have made my first steps into a new career.  Footsteps to where? I have just finished my first semester at ION studying nutritional therapy. I had two subjects Nutrition science and principles of nutrition. This was far harder and more time consuming than I thought it was going to be. I had up’s and downs…

Eggs friend or foe ?

  Consider having an egg or two: Is it a dietary demon chock-full of artery-clogging cholesterol, or a perfect food, rich in healthful nutrients? Facts/Myth Well, let have a look at the common misconceptions that keep many people, especially those worried about cholesterol, from eating eggs. In the July issue of the Harvard Heart Letter…

Almonds all good?

    Image thanks to Nuts for life What’s in 30 grammes of almonds? 758kj (the energy of 2 pieces of fruit) 6 grammes of protein (the protein of one egg) 15 grammes of healthy monounsaturated oil (like extra-virgin olive oil) 1 gram of saturated fat 2.6 grammes of fibre (2 slices of mixed grain…

What’s on my book shelf ?

I like to buy my books local as poseable one of my fave is Readings on Lygon St, Carlton  website   Here are the books that are on my desk, by my bed, in the kitchen and with me when I go to the park. If you have any book recommendations I love to here just…

Going Nuts for Nuts

Hi, all this introduction to a few new blogs that will be coming up with nuts as the topic so keep your eyes open. “98% of Australians do not eat a handful of nuts a day and the number one reason is that they are concerned about nuts’ fat content and their potential to cause…

History of My Home Town

Tweed Area Brief introduction In 1770 Captain James Cook in HMS Endeavour, on his way up the eastern coast of Australia, he saw the sun on the mountain which he named Mt. Warning. The Aboriginal name for the mountain was Wollumbin or Rainmaker. The Tweed was gradually opened up to selector farmers from 1866 to…

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

With another successful year under its belt, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is still ranked in the top five flower shows in the world! The world renowned flower and Garden Show will be entering its 17th year in 2012 and is regarded as the largest and most successful horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere….