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Combat poor food choices when stressed?

Combat poor food choices or overeating when stressed or busy.

Ever had a super busy or stressful day, week, month or months?  Yes, my hand is also in the air.

I have 4 questions for you:

  1. Did it undermine your good intentions to make healthy food choices?
  2. Did you instead find yourself craving or seeking out comfort (aka energy dense unhealthy) food?
  3. Did you find yourself inhaling your food at a rapid rate?
  4. Did you eat something before you were aware you had it in your hand?
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How to achieve optimal health?

How to achieve optimal health?  So many health experts, so many health solutions.

Health information and solutions appear infinite.

If you start reading or researching, you may disappear for days, weeks or maybe for months.  And it is likely you will resurface still confused about where to start.

What is it you need to know before you jump in?

Read on for clear and simple insights into what appears to be our modern-day holy grail – our desire for optimal health.

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How to nap to improve mood & alertness

How to nap to improve mood and alertness.

Did you know statistics indicate we are becoming more not less sleep deprived?  Poor quality or lack of sleep that leads to sleep deprivation contributes to and is associated with a range of health conditions and diseases.

Other than investing in 7-8 hours sleep a night, did you know you can use napping as a simple strategy to help combat sleep deprivation.

Read on to understand how to reap these benefits of napping.

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Vitamin D and Sunshine

Vitamin D deficiency appears to be more prevalent, even outside the season of winter.

And as it is winter, I thought it timely to return to the topic of vitamin D and sunshine.

We understand that excessive amounts of sunshine, particularly during those times of the day when the sun is intense can increase our risk of developing skin cancer.  It is an important message that has been communicated effectively.

However we are unfortunately seeing increasing levels of Vitamin D deficiency particularly in women.  Like most things there are likely multiple factors contributing to this.

I am often asked questions about Vitamin D including why is it important, can get it safely from sunshine, are there are sources and is it possible to take too much when taking a supplement?

Read on for my answers.

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Winter health tips

Winter health tips? How can you help prevent bugs from knocking you out for the count?

It is that time of year, when because we are indoors more we can be at risk of coming into contact with more bugs.

Three questions I am commonly asked are:

  1. How do I limit or avoid my contact with bugs?
  2. How do I help fortify my your immune system?
  3. What are some key nutrients I need to ensure are in my diet?

You know the drill, read on.

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Healthy eating and living, is there a quick fix?

Healthy eating and living, is there a quick fix?

How easy do you find incorporating and/or embedding healthy eating and living habits into your day to day life?

My experience suggests that for many of you it is challenging?

Why is this?

Long term success is complex change  

The concept of healthy eating and mindful-living sounds simple enough does it not?  Don’t we just go out and buy some healthy food and start exercising?  Is that not all there is to it?

I do not think it is this simple.

I believe if you want to achieve long term quality health you need to understand the concept of integrated health and to understand that health comprises a number of elements.  And importantly that is when these elements are in ‘reasonable’ balance that we have the best chance of achieving long term quality health.

Let me explain.

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