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31Jul 2017

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 […]

27Jul 2016

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 […]

12Jul 2016

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 […]

02Jul 2016

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 […]

30Dec 2015

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 […]

16Jun 2015

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 […]

19Mar 2015

Ingredients 200g bunch English spinach, roughly chopped 1 medium zucchini, sliced 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1cm cubes 4 tbsp chopped walnuts 400g tin cannellini beans 1 tbsp capers 150g cherry tomatoes, halved 1 C tomato passata 2 tsp oregano 2 ½ C Water 75g polenta 45g grated parmesan 2tbsp fresh chopped parsley   Method […]

05Feb 2015

Mention the word “carbs” in a crowded room these days and the majority of people are likely to boo and hiss at you. Carbs are today what fat was in the 80s and 90s, a taboo food group to be avoided lest we break our diets and bust our jean buttons. The problem is, most […]

28Jan 2015

Fasting in various forms has made a resurgence as a means for losing weight. This type of energy restriction has long been used by Eastern cultures in particular for its perceived religious and spiritual virtues. In Buddhism, fasting is an initial stage of self-discipline to acquire self-control. One of the five pillars of Islam is […]