All posts by: Kirsty

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There is not a clinic day that goes by that I don’t take a supplement history from an athlete that includes a magnesium tablet or powder. It seems to be an almost universally accepted notion that magnesium supplementation will assist in preventing (exercise associated) muscle cramps. So let’s see if it is worthy of taking […]

Whether we are frying some haloumi for a weekend breakfast, swapping out butter in baking for canola oil, or adding a splash of olive oil to stop our pasta from going gluggy (a tip from Maggie Beers I learnt on the weekend); most of us have a staple bottle, or two in our pantries. But […]

If you’re a runner it’s not uncommon that at some stage mid-stride you have experienced that literally bowel wrenching feeling of urgency to find the ‘facilities’ in a hurry! Approximately 30-50% of distance runners have had exercise-related intestinal problems (de Olivera 2011). If you are part of the fairer sex, unfortunately you are more likely […]

Most Australians have too much salt. In 2013 the Australian government signed up to the Global Salt Reduction targets, set by the World Health Organisation, to reduce our mean salt intake by 30% by 2025 (WHO,2016). It is well known that high intakes of salt increase our risk of heart disease and stroke. However, salt […]

This is a great recipe given to me recently by a client. It’s a treat, which has none of the guilt attached. High in fibre, zinc, iron, calcium and good fats, vegan and gluten free. Trust me, you wouldn’t think it was healthy if I didn’t tell you! Enjoy…. Ingredients 1 large sweet potato ~650g […]

Summer in Queensland and the triathlon season is in full swing. As temperatures rise runners take refuge in the early hours of the morning to beat the heat. During the summer of racing approximately 67% of triathletes, 30-50% of runners and 60% of cyclists will experience anything from a muscle twinge to a completely debilitating […]

Watching Jamie’s Oliver’s new Super Foods series I was immediately drawn to this “Eggy Bread” recipe because I loooove French toast and berries! After making it as a recovery brekkie post long ride and run session I realised how nutritionally perfect it is for providing all the ingredients you need for super recovery of muscles, […]

I must make a disclaimer at the start of this blog that it is part opinion piece and part science. I’m hoping that science will catch up and back my opinion at some point!   It is infrequent that clients who walk into my clinic room aren’t taking at least two different dietary supplements; from […]

Ingredients 1 C dry couscous ½ C currants 30g toasted pine nuts 30g baby spinach leaves 1 C cubed, roasted pumpkin/ grated carrot 2 C canned chickpeas/ brown lentils 1 Tbsp cold pressed olive oil ¼ tsp turmeric ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp cumin ¼ tsp cayenne pepper ½ C fresh squeezed orange juice/ combo […]