Be Well Week


On April 17th 2007, the world as I knew it fell apart. My Dad was unexpectedly diagnosed with bowel cancer. Within one week he underwent surgery to remove 40cm of his bowel and was told that there were traces in his lymph nodes also. Within two weeks he had started a 6-month course of … [Read more...]

Boosting Men’s Health

Dad and son

Just over a week ago it was Fathers Day in Australia and millions of Dad’s all over the country were inundated with socks, electrical appliances and of course, a multitude of vouchers. It is a time when we remind our Dad’s, husbands, granddads and the significant men in our lives that they are … [Read more...]

Five Breakfast Idea’s to start your engine

Five Idea's for Breakfast

We often hear about breakfast being awarded holy grail status in the race of 'who is the most important meal in the day' competition.  Of course, all meals we eat are important but breakfast is right up there don't you think? I know for a fact that bad things will happen to me and to others if … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cake Batter Chia Pudding Recipe

chia pudding

It might seem like I am a little obsessed with chia seeds lately as it's not long ago that I was whipping up a batch of Blueberry Chia Jam. The thing is, I can't help it.  These little seeds are just so good for our health with their bundle of healthy omega-3 fats, fibre and protein.  Chia seeds … [Read more...]

3 ways to make exercise fun again

Making Exercise Fun

Before I start complaining about my lack of motivation to exercise based on the wet, cold and dark, I will acknowledge that I do live in Perth and that our cold weather is not exactly the same as other colder, wetter places. However, it's all relative isn't it?  At 5.30am my fingertips and ears … [Read more...]

Healthy Bones – Are you taking action?

Healthy bones

This week, the 3rd - 9th August brings with it Healthy Bones Action Week, which calls on Australians of all ages to take three simple actions to build and maintain healthy bones: Increase daily serves of calcium through milk, cheese or yoghurt Go for a walk or commit to some regular exercise … [Read more...]

How to Make Blueberry Jam Without Sugar

no added sugar jam

This week I wrote a blog post which you can find here at Kale and Co. about the smart little seed known as chia. I, along with so many others around the world, have loved the amazing healthy properties of chia seed for a while now and take every opportunity to sprinkle it; on my porridge, in … [Read more...]

How to Break the Snooze Habit

Snooze Button

This morning I woke up to the sound of raindrops not so gently tapping on my bedroom window, just moments before my alarm started blaring in my ear. That alarm is the obvious sign that I need to get up and at ‘em and meet my buddies for a run. But you know what, the rain, cold and pitch black … [Read more...]

Get Packed – how to organise your healthy lunch

Lunch leftovers

Regardless of how old you are, it only takes a moment to remember what it was like to go through the routine of getting ready for school. A big part of that process was packing your lunchbox because if you accidently forgot that (which I did on occasion) then your day was definitely below par. As a … [Read more...]

Life expectancy vs. healthy life expectancy. Can you close the gap?

Healthy Life Expectancy

Last week along with three other Australian nutrition professionals and delegates from a number of Asian countries, I was lucky enough to be invited by Yakult Australia to go to Japan and visit their manufacturing plant, research institute and listen to the latest research on the role of probiotics … [Read more...]