VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN DIETS - LET'S TALK PLANT-BASED EATING...
On Tuesday the 30th of April at The Source Lane Cove, I discussed Plant-Based Eating and why becoming Vegan or Vegetarian comes with some important nutrition considerations. We had a great turn out from both already Plant-based Eaters and those who were curious, lots of questions were asked and different ideas explored. When planned well ‘Plant-Based Diets’ are extremely beneficial, and you will thrive. Some people say, they ‘have never felt better ‘once they became vegetarian or vegan. BUT, if it’s not planned well and you are not educated on what nutrient deficit is created when leaving an animal-based diet, nutrients such as protein, calcium, B vitamins, EPA/DHA and iron, which are essential for good health can have a negative impact on your wellbeing if they are not replaced by 'plant-based' equals. These essential nutrients ARE provided by a plant-based diet, but you must know what food sources contain them, how much you should be having and why… If you have questions or what help with making this change, I am here to support and guide you.
UNDERSTAND YOUR GUT TALK
On Tuesday the 14th November, Alicia Kell and I were at The Source Lane Cove to discuss 'Gut Health'. We talked about how your gut impacts your overall wellbeing, plus why and how, diet and lifestyle changes can dramatically improve it. The 'Brain Gut Axis' is very real and if we find the time to understand our bodies we also will find the time to live life how we want to. Gut problems are very common today, caused by stress, an inadequate diet, food sensitivities and more. It may be as simple as adding more probiotic foods into your diet, or it could be complex and require medical investigation, but we should all be aware of our gut health, as gaining control here will have a positive impact on all areas of your life. See this nutritionist today if you are curious...
INTERNATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH DAY @ GOOGLE HEAD OFFICE
I was invited to talk at the Google head office in Sydney on the topic of Mental Health on 10 October, 2018 The short talk was part of a day long workshop for the employees, to put the spotlight on this topic and provide them with different tools and information that would prove to support and educate them. I discussed the importance of nutrition and exercise, how it is linked to our brain gut axis and how that in turn can affect our mental health. Why looking after your microbiota helps us produce neurotransmitters that are very important in the regulation of our mood and mental health. And, I also talked about what we were doing daily that harmed our microbiota and this brain gut connection, as well as what nutrition and fitness tools are used to improve it. What an experience!
WOMEN'S WELLNESS HOUR
On Wednesday the 5th of September 2018, DPNF and Alicia Kell Nutrition held our very first 'Women's Wellness Hour' at The Source Lane Cove. This discussion was for women wanting to learn how to support themselves through perimenopause and menopause. We talked about nutrition and lifestyle modifications that are scientifically and traditionally proven to help and support women at this time of their lives and ways to practically implement them. The ladies asked many questions, had a few giggles and enjoyed nibbles that demonstrated how supporting foods can be incorporated into a recipe. We look forward to holding more of these discussions around Sydney for ladies who want to find themselves at their best health when this time arrives and all the way through it.