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So far Lauren Atkins has created 24 blog entries.

Body Image: how to love the skin you’re in!

2019-06-07T03:09:16+00:00

Don't let your mind bully your body... Read on to learn how my trip to India could help mend the relationship between you and your body!  My time in India was sensory overload! Incredible food, flavours, colours, nature and delightful people. One thing that was apparent to me was how [...]

Body Image: how to love the skin you’re in!2019-06-07T03:09:16+00:00

It’s a miracle! Can this fruit really change our taste?

2019-05-31T05:37:02+00:00

From sour to sweet: how ‘miracle fruit’ changes our taste.  What is Miracle Fruit? How's the name right? Before you roll your eyes let me just point out that the name comes from the active ingredient, ‘miraculin’. Or at least that’s what got me through my research on it. Miracle [...]

It’s a miracle! Can this fruit really change our taste?2019-05-31T05:37:02+00:00

Weight Bias: what are we weighting for?

2019-04-23T03:07:28+00:00

We're dietitians but we may not weigh you. Here's why... Obesity has been firmly positioned in the public eye as a worldwide public health issue. The links between overweight and obesity to all cause mortality and chronic disease are frequently cited and publicised. Whilst the intention may be well-meaning to [...]

Weight Bias: what are we weighting for?2019-04-23T03:07:28+00:00

The bees knees of cheese

2019-03-25T02:23:59+00:00

Yes we're dietitians. But we're also humans. We love cheese as much as the next guy. Read on for my top five...the bees knees of cheese! 1. Goats cheese More medium chain triglycerides than cow's dairy, which is better for our weight and cholesterol management, brain and blood sugar control. [...]

The bees knees of cheese2019-03-25T02:23:59+00:00

The GI: Oh Gee I love carbs!

2019-03-16T23:33:38+00:00

Hugs, sunsets, crispy ciabatta. Just some of life’s greatest pleasures. In the big world-wide-web world we live in, carbs cop a fair beating. Apparently they can make us put on weight, cause cancer and a multitude of other diseases, make our bodies a fire-pit of inflammation and they seem to be in pretty much [...]

The GI: Oh Gee I love carbs!2019-03-16T23:33:38+00:00

Apple Cider Vinegar – the burning truth

2019-03-07T02:13:55+00:00

I was on the phone to a friend overseas the other day who was telling me about his current nutrition regimen. One aspect that stuck with me was his ritual of drinking apple cider vinegar (ACV) each morning to ‘help with digestion’. Now this is by no means the first time I have heard [...]

Apple Cider Vinegar – the burning truth2019-03-07T02:13:55+00:00

Love your pancreas

2019-03-05T06:26:33+00:00

5 reasons to love your pancreas 1. Without it we can’t digest our food. Particularly protein. Everybody loves protein. 2. It produces insulin. Without it our blood sugar levels would be sky high. 👆🏽 3. It also produces glucagon. Without it our blood sugars can drop dangerously low. 👇🏽 4. [...]

Love your pancreas2019-03-05T06:26:33+00:00

The Fast and the Furious

2019-02-11T02:11:39+00:00

Is intermittent fasting safe for you? You may have noticed by now that there are a few things in the nutrition world that get us excited. Coffee is one. Intermittent fasting (IF) is another. But IF is not for everyone and is not effective unless it’s done properly. Read on to find out if [...]

The Fast and the Furious2019-02-11T02:11:39+00:00

Burn, baby, burn!

2019-03-05T06:26:11+00:00

 Step awayyyy from the fat burners, pills and potions. Here’s our list of actual real foods that can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Backed by science, not marketing.  1. Nuts Just because they’re high in fat doesn’t mean you can’t eat them and still burn it! The [...]

Burn, baby, burn!2019-03-05T06:26:11+00:00

The power of the mind

2019-01-13T09:33:22+00:00

Can mindfulness can help with weight loss? January is often a time for new routines, goal setting and healthy habits. If you’re anything like us you might not be feeling quite yourself after the festive season (or in my case I‘m still feeling every bit of my month-long South American [...]

The power of the mind2019-01-13T09:33:22+00:00

Sell-ery Juice

2019-01-10T06:01:29+00:00

Selling you a damn good myth We have each been asked about celery juice 3 times this week! So we're here to dish up the facts, origin and evidence around this so-called  'powerful cure all remedy' which has been heavily trending on Instagram. A quick google search and The Global [...]

Sell-ery Juice2019-01-10T06:01:29+00:00

Getting fizzy with it

2019-01-08T23:30:47+00:00

 The lovely waiter offers you still or sparkling...what do you choose? Carbonated water (soda or mineral water) is water with carbon dioxide dissolved in it under pressure. It cops a bit of heat with concerns about reducing bone mineral density and causing tooth decay... What’s the real 411 [...]

Getting fizzy with it2019-01-08T23:30:47+00:00

To fast or not to fast?

2019-01-07T01:54:12+00:00

Intermittent Fasting and Cancer Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, believed that fasting enabled the body to heal itself; and modern research is proving his theory right! The dietary practice of intermittent fasting (IF) is an age old method which has gained much traction in today's nutrition world! [...]

To fast or not to fast?2019-01-07T01:54:12+00:00

Bittersweet – does sugar feed cancer?

2019-01-02T09:42:28+00:00

Does sugar feed cancer? The irresponsibly short answer is ‘yes’. An equally irresponsible, dismissive answer is 'no'. The more reasonable (but somewhat dissatisfying) longer answer is ‘yes, but cancer feeds off everything and sugar feeds everything'. Read on for the full story. What exactly do you mean by sugar? [...]

Bittersweet – does sugar feed cancer?2019-01-02T09:42:28+00:00

OnCore’s 6 tips for navigating festive feasts

2019-01-05T04:30:18+00:00

Don't let anything kill your festive spirit this year. Here are our 6 Top Tips for navigating festive feasts...drum roll please... 1. Don’t overthink it. So you ate too much cheese. Acknowledge it then move on. 😊 2. Move when you can. A brisk walk with the fam is a [...]

OnCore’s 6 tips for navigating festive feasts2019-01-05T04:30:18+00:00

Antioxidants vs Anticancer

2019-01-27T10:27:30+00:00

Antioxidants vs Anticancer Why we should avoid a high antioxidant load during radiotherapy You don’t know what you don’t know. One area of our practice that often comes as a surprise to people undergoing cancer treatment is the recommendation to avoid high doses of antioxidants during radiotherapy and some types [...]

Antioxidants vs Anticancer2019-01-27T10:27:30+00:00

What the fruc is fructose?

2018-08-11T02:06:43+00:00

What the fruc-tose? It cops a lot of hate. But what’s the actual deal with fructose and is it really the enemy? What the fruc is fructose? Fructose is a simple sugar. When buddied up with glucose they combine to become sucrose, or table sugar. While glucose is the main [...]

What the fruc is fructose?2018-08-11T02:06:43+00:00

The DL on Vitamin D

2019-05-14T10:22:45+00:00

We're here to give the humble Vitamin D the praise it deserves... Vitamin D Last night I saw a client who had quite a number of questions about the wonderful Vitamin D. Many of us are unaware of the huge health benefits that this humble vitamin offers. I'm here to help [...]

The DL on Vitamin D2019-05-14T10:22:45+00:00