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So far Lauren Atkins has created 27 blog entries.

Best for the Breast


Best for the Breast: 5 Tips To Reduce Cancer Risk You, your sister, your aunty, your best friend’s mum, your neighbour.  Just about everyone knows someone touched by breast cancer.  With 53 Australian’s diagnosed with breast cancer every single day and an estimated 19,535 cases per year, it’s really no [...]

Best for the Breast2019-10-07T08:53:01+00:00

Eat or drink your greens?


Greens powders - are they really vital? Or were our Mamma's right and should we eat (not drink) our greens? Not too long ago, we relied solely on real food to obtain nutrients that help our bodies function efficiently. Today, if you find yourself wandering the isles of the supermarket, [...]

Eat or drink your greens?2019-09-24T23:50:47+00:00

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


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?


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?


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


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!


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


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


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


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!


 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


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


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


 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?


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?


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?2019-06-30T06:36:43+00:00

OnCore’s 6 tips for navigating festive feasts


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