Tag Archives: Healthy Living


Move, Nourish, Believe – 3 Steps to Wellbeing

Made famous by Lorna Jane, popular Instagram hashtag #movenourishbelieve is an encouraging start in the direction to make changes for the better for our health, wellness and happiness.  With 698,000 posts and counting it’s awesome to see so many people adopting this thought process and taking action in their lives....

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...

Calories, Macros or ‘Quality’?

By Cliff Harvey ND, Dip.Fit, PhD (c) A common debate in nutrition is what’s most important, calories, macros, or ‘quality’ of the food we eat? On balance, I’d have to say that for most people, most of the time, calories are king!  Now before you spit up your kombucha and...

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...

Great Reasons to Meal Prep

The theory behind meal prepping is that it should save you a considerable amount of time throughout the week, as well as saving you money and generally keeping you on track for a healthier diet. For many people, meal prep may take place as a cook up once or twice...

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....

Mind Muscle Connection & Glute Activation

Mind Muscle Connection (MMC) Mind Muscle Connection needs to be addressed in your first weight training session.  What is MMC?  In simple terms, MMC is the movement controlled by the brain to signal your muscles to work or contract.  By increasing your MMC you are increasing the number of muscle...

The Benefits of Resistance Training

Weights are no longer for the bodybuilding elite of the fitness world, they’re for your everyday guys and gals, too. Now, we know that most guys know the benefits of the gains game and women are catching onto this a little too. In this blog, we really want to emphasise...

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...