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One of the most common questions I get from my patients on low carb or ketogenic diets is about fruit, and also which sweeteners to use when the taste buds are calling for something sweet. Let's start with sugar. Sugar comes in a number of forms. Most people are familiar with cane sugar - the white crystalline substance added to sweeten food.

Suffering from bloating, pain, constipation, diarrhoea or reflux? Uncomfortable gut symptoms indicate an imbalance in your digestive system. Gut health can affect your whole body, with digestive imbalances related to allergy, autoimmunity and even cardiovascular disease. So don’t ignore your symptoms!
 

While a low salt diet has been recommended for decades, the relationship between low salt and health isn’t as clear as once thought. Some research suggests a low salt diet can increase your risk of insulin resistance and paradoxically, hypertension.

It's a common story: you eat well and yet the results aren't fully there. Some people find that despite doing everything right, they just can't shift weight from parts of the body or health conditions are not improving.

It wasn’t that long ago that age-related bone degeneration and subsequent loss of height, due to osteoporosis was accepted as a normal part of ageing. In Australia today it is estimated that 15% of women and 3% of men over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis, and many more from osteopenia.

Do you shudder when you hear someone cough nearby because you just know you’re going to get sick? Do you or your family of often complete a course of antibiotics to treat an infection, only for it to return a month later? You are not alone!

Do certain foods leave you bloated and headachy? Does your dog send you into a sneezing frenzy? Or do pollens and certain grasses leave your skin desperately itchy?

Everyone has experienced the remarkable phenomenon of acute inflammation - a sprained ankle, splinter, or cut – and as a result have witnessed the affected area turn red, puffy and hot as your immune system rushes to your aid to assess the injury and fight any pathogen that might have entered your body.

Think back to a time to when you were at your healthiest. Do you still feel the same way? Can you pinpoint a moment in time when your health started to go downhill? Many people have not felt 100% since having a virus or other infection.

Most people have experienced low energy or fatigue at some point in their lives. After juggling home, work and family life, it’s no wonder there is little energy left for yourself!