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Gratitude for my ‘Unknown’ Mentor

‘Who knows what I would have done if it were not for Brandon Bays inspiring me to act on my love and passion?’ Cyndi explains how one woman turned her life around.

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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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