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  • Eating for Endometriosis and Constipation

    Eating for Endometriosis and Constipation

    Diet and nutrition are first line therapy for treating constipation. And with constipation a common symptom seen in people with endometriosis, eating for endometriosis and constipation can have a profound impact on your symptoms. What is endometriosis Endometriosis is a condition characterised by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine lining. Typically on the…

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  • Fertility After Bariatric Surgery

    Fertility After Bariatric Surgery

    Diet forms a crucial component for long-term health and fertility after bariatric surgery. First up, pregnancy is very possible after surgery. Strategic nutrition and supplement planning should be in place though to ensure adequate dietary nutrients for fertility after bariatric surgery. Planning a nourishing diet which makes every bite count with a tailored supplement regime…

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  • Prenatal Supplements

    Prenatal Supplements

    “What prenatal supplements do you recommend?” is one of my most asked questions in clinic, on instagram and from friends. So first up, unless you are my client and I know your history, I can’t recommend a prenatal supplement for you. There is no one size fits all supplement, despite what supplement companies would like…

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  • 3 mistakes I see postnatal clients make

    3 mistakes I see postnatal clients make

    Coming home from with a new baby is mental isn’t it? And it doesn’t matter if it’s your first, or 20th baby, welcoming a new family member is an enormous physical and emotional shift. These are a few topics I find myself talking about regularly in clinic with my postnatal families. 1. Not considering subsequent…

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  • Morning(all day) sickness

    Morning(all day) sickness

    I recently asked my instagram community what concerned them most during their pregnancy. The overwhelming response centred around uncertainty of nutritional adequacy, especially on the topic of food aversions and tolerance. This to me says nausea and vomiting (morning/all day sickness) not only generates physical stress, but also emotional stress during pregnancy. I want to…

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  • Food For Fertility

    Food For Fertility

    A landmark study in 2007 followed over 17,544 women’s fertility journey (as they tried to, or became pregnant) and lifestyle, including diet, for 8 years. The authors scored diet quality based on its resemblance to a fertility diet characterised as: High in: monounsaturated fats plant-based protein fruits vegetables low GI whole grain carbohydrates moderate full-fat…

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  • Supplements for Fertility

    Supplements for Fertility

    When it comes supplements, there is a plethora on the market – how do you know which is the right one for you? Well, step one is to speak to your healthcare provider or qualified dietitian. Especially if you are looking at using supplements for fertility. Research suggests 20-30% of women will encounter fertility challenges.…

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  • Perinatal Constipation

    Perinatal Constipation

    WHAT IS CONSTIPATION? If you are not opening your bowels regularly (regularly for you), are straining on the toilet, passing hard, lumpy or pebble-like bowel motions, or feel like you haven’t fully passed everything (complete bowel evacuation), then you may be constipated. WHY DOES IT OCCUR IN PREGNANCY? Early in pregnancy, hormonal shifts such as…

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