The Impact of Technology on Your Wellbeing

It’s now midway through winter in Australia, many of my clients are spending longer hours immersed in technology, watching TV and playing games on the ipad.

However, this may be at a cost to health.

Check out my latest clip on the impact of technology use (particularly late night technology use) on your wellbeing. I’d love to know what you think.

With Love and Nourishment xx

 

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An Easy Detox Cleanse for Optimal Wellbeing

As a Registered Nutritionist, I am regularly asked for my opinion on detoxes, cleanses and new diets. Are juice fasts beneficial? Will I lose the last 5 kilos? Will me energy levels increase? Should I become Paleo? Should I be vegan? Do I need supplements? etc etc

Check out my new clip for my thoughts. It is appropriate for almost all individuals…

 

The New Food Pyramid

Food Pyramid

Food Pyramid

Exciting news in the Nutrition world is the official launch of the new Food Pyramid. After 15 years it has been updated!

 

The new pyramid separates each layer into 5 specific food groups. Plant based foods are still the “eat most” category; with fruit, vegetables and legumes in the largest layer.

The grain section now contains quinoa and soba noodles which reflects how our culture has evolved.

 However, my favourite alteration is the addition of herbs and spices. They are packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and an excellent flavour enhancer so less salt can be used.

 Only 7% of Australians eat enough vegetables and less than half consume enough fruit.

Quite simple, quite the fad diets and consume more plant matter.

With Love & Nourishment, Sharon xx

 

A Magical Elixir

Watch this clip for the secret to a youthful complexion, boosting your digestion and metabolism, enhancing concentration and improving your overall health. You might be surprised ….. 🙂

 

The Upside of Life

I am bursting with excitement to share my news… I have been invited to join THE UPSIDE SPORT blog as a contributor!!!
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I have been such a fan of the practical and stylish clothing brand ever since it was launched. THE UPSIDE is recognised for their healthy living philosophy; particularly this season’s #BEYOU campaign which is about acceptance for who you are. I am thrilled and delighted to be a part of the family.
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Check out this link for my first piece
Images courtesy of: http://blog.theupsidesport.com

Supplements- Yes or No

A Wellbeing Tip to start your morning, too much of a good thing is not a good thing….

I see so many clients consume copious amounts of multivitamin and mineral supplements.

Unless you have a blood test result that confirms a deficit in certain nutrients, it is not necessary.
Excess water soluble nutrients are filtered out via the kidneys into urine and excess fat soluble nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E and K tax the liver.

 An excess of nutrients may increase your risk of conditions such as Hypervitaminosis A, too much Vitamin A often leading to hair loss, weakened bones and joints, dizziness, nausea, vision changes and liver damage.


For almost all individuals it is possible to acquire sufficient nutrients from REAL food.


With Love and Kindness, Sharon xx

A Healthy Chocolate

There is something you may not know about me, I don’t like very sweet foods.

I use to love sultanas, their sticky sweetness sandwiched between apricots and almonds was my go to snack. Fast forward a number of years and quite frankly I’d prefer a bowl of crisp raw veggies. Seriously, what beats the crunch and refreshment of cucumber and celery.

However, after the gorgeous boost of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals there is space for some wholesome chocolate in the form of homemade chocolate bark. Even the virtuous are allowed a chocolatey snack occasionally 🙂

This recipe is easy peasy and mighty delicious. Sub any of the ingredients for other nuts, nut butters, seeds and dried fruit. You could even impress the guests with the addition of edible rose petals, lavender or freeze-dried raspberries. You are limited only by your imagination.

chocolate bark

Ingredients:

250mL Cacao Butter

2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder

2 Tablespoons Honey

2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup Buckwheat Groats

1/3 Cup Almonds

1/3 Cup Goji Berries

Method:

Over a low heat, melt the cacao butter.

Once melted, remove from the heat.

Stir through all remaining ingredients. Set aside.

Line a flat tray with baking paper.

Pour the chocolate bark contents into the tray.

Place in the freezer until set.

Once set, break up into ‘bark’ pieces.

Store in the fridge.