For those of us living in the southern hemisphere we are over half way through Autumn. Living in the subtropics, as my family does, means we don’t experience major seasonal changes. No matter where we live though, the change towards cooler weather and shorter days leads to an increase in the circulation of cold and flu viruses. Oh joy of joys! Whilst we can’t eliminate our exposure to these viruses, there are a number of simple things we can do to strengthen our immune system so our bodies are healthy and more capable of fighting off these viruses. Continue reading “TIS SOON TO BE THE SEASON OF THE DREADED COLD AND FLU…”


Home-made Muesli Bars

Muesli bars are a great between-meal snack. Their combination of oats, nuts, seeds and fruit means that they are a great source of energy and nutrition, and tend to satisfy our hunger for longer. There are many muesli bar varieties available on the supermarket shelves and some are better than others (the sugar and salt content of some well-known brands is pretty high). For this reason, I love to make my own. They are quick, easy and versatile. Continue reading “Home-made Muesli Bars”

Pumpkin-Halloumi Fritters & Salad Wraps

It has been a while since my last blog entry. Other things have taken priority over the last so long. Namely, painting the exterior of our house (fun-fun!), acupuncture patients to treat, weekends away with friends … and so on. Continue reading “Pumpkin-Halloumi Fritters & Salad Wraps”

Easy Corn Fritters

Here’s an easy recipe for those of you with little people – although from my experience ‘big’ people enjoy these just as much as the kiddos! With school holidays coming up I like to have a few quick and easy lunch options that I can make with Abi. Corn fritters are always on the list!

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Eating for long-term health

Is anyone out there confused about what foods we should and should not be eating?! There are so many theories, diets and approaches out there. Who do we listen to? What do we believe? Despite all of the different diets and approaches our societal health is in decline. In Australia, nutrition is the greatest burden of disease. Continue reading “Eating for long-term health”