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The Good and Bad of Certified Organic

Cyndi O’Meara takes an indepth look at organic certification and explains that, just because a food is certified organic, it does not mean that it is healthy for you.

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Cyndi’s Top Food Trends for 2019

Every year, new ways with food – and even foods themselves – come about. Here, Cyndi shares her predictions for the top food trends of 2019. Happy New Year!

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The True and Untold History of the Ketogenic Diet

At the Functional Nutrition Academy we base the nutrition course on two overarching principles; the first is taking an historical and anthropological perspective of nutrition, and the second is the philosophy of vitalism (as opposed to mechanism). I’d like to address...

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Going Gluten-free: Not Easy, But Important

My article on the coeliac vaccine (you can read it here) seems to have pushed a lot of buttons. Mostly people who had children or loved ones with the autoimmune disease, or were suffering themselves, were angry at my opinion. It’s not easy to have coeliac disease...

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Can a Vaccine Fix Coeliac Disease?

I read recently that human clinical trials are beginning for a new vaccine for coeliac disease. Coeliac disease is one of 80 plus autoimmune diseases. Coeliac disease (CD) may affect up to 1 in 70 people. This disease is believed to be unique in that the inflammation...

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Can a Vaccine Fix Coeliac Disease?

I read recently that human clinical trials are beginning for a new vaccine for coeliac disease. Coeliac disease is one of 80 plus autoimmune diseases. Coeliac disease (CD) may affect up to 1 in 70 people. This disease is believed to be unique in that the inflammation...

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Does Organic Mean Nutrient Rich?

Recently I was at the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine conference in Brisbane. The lectures were informative, albeit sometimes too scientific without much practical application. I decided to head to the forum of dietitians where nutritionist Rosemary Stanton...

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How to Boost Your Brain Health Naturally

Imbalances in your gut can impact your overall health, including your brain health in terms of cognition, memory, clarity, emotions and more. We take a look at some natural foods that can benefit your gut and your brain.

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Stevia – Safe to Consume or Best Avoided?

There are many different kinds of artificial sweeteners available – and lots of conflicting information about their effects (good and bad) on the human body. Here we take an indepth look at one of the most popular sweeteners, Stevia.

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Stevia – Safe to Consume or Best Avoided?

There are many different kinds of artificial sweeteners available – and lots of conflicting information about their effects (good and bad) on the human body. Here we take an indepth look at one of the most popular sweeteners, Stevia.

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Allergic to Coconut? Here are the Alternatives

Coconut is a very popular, healthy, versatile ingredient, used in recipes all over the globe. If, however, you are allergic or sensitive to coconut, or simply don’t like the taste, it can be hard to find alternatives for your favourite dishes. We hope these suggestions will help!

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Is Your Mattress Toxic?

You spend A LOT of time asleep on your mattress. But have ever considered what exactly you are sleeping on? Your mattress might be one of the most toxic things in your home. We explain more here.

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Sugars – Are They All Bad?

Sugar comes in many, many forms – from natural produce like fruits, grains and vegetables to processed forms like caster sugar. As with most foods, the quality of the sugar is much more important than the quantity. Our nutritionist explains.

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10 Common Nutrition Myths Debunked

Think butter is bad for you? Enjoy a ‘healthy’ breakfast cereal each morning? You might want to read this blog! We debunk some common food myths that just might change the way you look at the food you eat…

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The Importance of Eating Your Food Slowly

Taking time to enjoy your food has more benefits than you might think – including improving your digestion and helping it to function more efficiently. We explain how simple steps, like chewing your food properly, can go a long way in aiding your body’s digestive processes.

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