Changing Habits Blog

10 Signs You Should See a Nutritionist

How often do you see a qualified nutritionist? Jordan, one of the Changing Habits nutritionists, explains the many ways in which a nutritionist can help with your health and why you should consider making an appointment with one.

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Bee Pollen – What’s The Buzz?

Bee pollen is one of nature's most perfect and complete foods.  It is created when flower pollen from the male part of the flower (the stamen) is collected on the bodies of bees. Flower pollen on its own is also nutritionally beneficial and can be consumed, but when...

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What May Be Causing Your Weight Issues

In our latest FB Live session, our nutritionist Sheridan focuses on what may be causing you to gain weight (or making it difficult for you to lose weight), including things beyond the food you are eating.

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What is Xanthan Gum & Should I Avoid It?

Have you ever noticed something called ‘xanthan gum’ listed as an ingredient on the products you buy? It is found in foods such as ice cream, gluten-free baked goods, custard and even salad dressings. But what is xanthan gum and should we eat it or avoid it? Here’s...

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Why I Encourage My Clients to Have Regular Epsom Salt Baths

In my blog Signs of Magnesium Deficiency & What You Can Do About It, I discussed how important magnesium is when it comes to your health. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body, such as regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping...

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Why We Should Tax Ultra-Processed Foods

The future looks bleak for the Australian health care system. If we fail to make major changes now, it will need an extra $57 billion of funding by 2040 to provide adequate care for our population. The government already spends around $170 billion a year on health...

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Curcumin: A Remedy for Alzheimer’s?

Is there no end to the wonders of turmeric? Recent research has found that curcumin, the active component of turmeric, can benefit those with memory problems, like Alzheimer’s. The study, conducted by UCLA, involved 40 participants, aged 50 to 90 years, who had mild...

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How to Achieve Glowing Skin – by Glow With Nat Russell

Nothing screams health like glowing skin. Many of us are on the quest for it and the cosmetics and toiletries industry in Australia has capitalized on that fact - to the tune of $4 billion annually (and growing!). But what if glowing skin didn’t come from the outside,...

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Top 4 Sources of Iodine and Why You Need it

The importance of iodine has not gone unrecognised. In 1924, iodised salt was introduced into the United States to correct deficiencies to avoid numerous diseases, with Australia following through with this idea not long after. Iodine was one of the first trace...

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Our Favourite No-Bake Treats

It’s hot and you are trying to spend minimal time in the kitchen...but you fancy a treat! Why not whip up a batch of one of our favourite no-bake goodies? These recipes are great for a little pick-me-up or an afternoon treat for the kids as they’re getting back into...

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6 Natural Ways to Help Detox Your Body

We are faced with countless toxins in the world we live in - things like pesticides, heavy metals, food additives, skin care additives, black mould and more. But did you know that our bodies can also produce toxins? If there is an imbalance of microbes in your gut, it...

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Top 10 Natural Food Sources of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is different from other vitamins because our bodies can make most of what we need with enough exposure to sunlight. Australia is renowned for its sunny weather and outdoorsy, beach-loving lifestyle, yet research says that 23% - or 1 in 4 - of Australians are...

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Activated Charcoal: What You Need to Know

Most of us are familiar with charcoal. It's the stuff that helps you have a killer barbecue, or the black stick you might have drawn with in art class when you were young. But more recently, people are consuming activated charcoal (which is quite different) as a...

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4 Ways to Promote a Healthy Gut-Brain Connection

Do you ever have that ‘gut feeling’ that something isn’t right, mentally or physically? As your brain and gut actually do communicate with one another, this could be more accurate than you perhaps think. The gut (gastrointestinal tract) is an important organ,...

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5 Ways to Build a Healthy, Mindful Relationship with Food

Mindful eating is a new concept... until processed foods came along, there wasn't a need to eat mindfully.  For thousands of years, foods were always natural - not tampered with, not genetically modified, and free of dubious additives. Today, eating healthily often...

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