Tag Archives: healthy eating


Anzac Biscuit Balls

Ingredients: 3C cashew nuts 4Tbsp cashew butter* 3C desiccated coconut 2Tbsp stevia (or any natural sweetener equivalent to the sweetness 2Tbsp sugar) 3 Tbsp honey 1/3C water Method: Preheat oven to 160°C Blend all ingredients together in a food processor on high until the mixture is well combined and sticky....

Is Gluten Free for Everyone?

Gluten free’ used to be a guidance phrase for those diagnosed with coeliac disease. Nowadays, it is becoming an increasingly popular term adopted by food companies, cafes and restaurants alike, and you may have already been tempted into buying these products yourself because they appear to be the ‘healthier’ option....

10 ways to stop your Snaccidents

You’ve done it again, you’ve looked down and all the chocolate is gone! Who ate that?  You ask… Then with a feeling of total dismay, you realise the grim truth, that it was all you. Don’t fret, it happens to us all and while the occasional snaccident may not be...

It’s about so much more than ‘diet’…

By Cliff Harvey ND, Dip.Fit, PhD (c) In nutrition, we debate the relative virtues of all sorts of things, from high-carb vs low-carb, through to plant-based vs paleo, and many other seemingly contrary points of view.  What’s seldom talked about though is that the ‘exact’ diet you follow possibly has...

Macros & Calories

Macros or macronutrient are the three major units that provide energy for your body, they are comprised of carbohydrates, fats and protein. Macronutrients have a huge impact on the biological processes within your body, including hormonal production, the health of your immune system, metabolic functioning, body composition and many more....

Low-Carb Diets. Don’t throw out the baby protein, with the bathwater!

By Cliff Harvey ND, Dip.Fit, PhD (c) Most people think of ketogenic diets when they think ‘low carb’. Ketogenic diets are low enough in carbohydrate (and protein), and high enough in fat, to encourage the creation of ketone bodies. This creation of ketones resulting from diet is called ‘Nutritional Ketosis’....

Paleo and Primal Style Diets

The premise of the paleo diet is that genetically we haven’t changed much since the time of the earliest humans. It has been said that “From a genetic standpoint, humans living today are Stone Age hunter-gatherers displaced through time to a world that differs from that for which our genetic...

Is there a diet we were born to eat?

By Cliff Harvey ND, Dip.Fit, PhD (c) Humans have eaten very high-carbohydrate foods (especially grains) for only a short time in their overall development. For many thousands of years’ humans survived as hunter-gatherers and it is only in the past several thousand (an evolutionary ‘blink of the eye’) that we...

Cooking Mistakes that Could Make you Gain Weight

HOME cooked food is generally more nutritious than restaurant meals — but sadly it’s also very easy to get wrong. WHILE HOME cooked food is generally more nutritious and lower in calories than take away and restaurant meals, it can also be exceptionally easy to overdo things in the kitchen...

A Guide for Creating Healthy, Balanced Meals

When it comes to eating healthy, fad diets and calorie counting can do more harm than good. Instead, look at what’s on your plate. Let this serve as a guide for creating healthy, balanced meals! 1/2 of your plate: Vegetables and fruits Veggies should make up the major portion of...

Fueling Performance – Is what you’re eating letting you down?

Whether you walk, ride, tri or CrossFit, what goes into your body has a significant impact on your energy levels and performance. Does this sound familiar? Halfway through your 5km morning jog or while lifting a weight, you smashed the week before, out of nowhere that unfortunate crash 'n' burn...