Client Interview with Susan Birch

  Roy had been in pretty good health for most of his life but for as long as he could remember he’d had a ‘dodgy stomach’. Injuries had caused him to take a fair few anti-inflammatories and pain killers so he could keep active and working on his lifestyle block. But things were progressively getting worse and…

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The War On Fat

For almost 30-years I have been on an incredible journey of education and discovery about fat – all because a friend couldn’t lose weight and I wanted to know why. What I have learned has taught me enormous respect for the human body.  It is truly remarkable.   The more I understand, the more compassion I…

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Are dairy foods and red meat really the enemy?

Recently, the media reported how doctors in Gisborne have been using a ‘real food’ diet to improve the health of patients with Type II diabetes and high cardiovascular risk. It was a high-carb, low-fat diet that eliminated red meat and dairy and focused on fresh vegetables and fruit, grains, cereals, legumes and nuts. The goal…

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Weight loss..the only way to keep it off for good

Have you seen the latest? The all new “Blast the Fat” and the real “Fat-loss Training System” diet trends for 2017. These ‘new and improved’ diets are all designed to make you feel inspired about achieving your weight loss goals. However, there’s something these diets will never be able to achieve…lasting weight loss. Sucks doesn’t…

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Lessons From My Dad

The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to reflect back on our lives, assess what is important and to think about how we want the future to look. Looking back on 2016 feels good. It was a year where I had satisfaction in achieving some of my goals and I’m feeling positive about…

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Is now the right time to lose weight?

Unless you are one of the genetically gifted few, you’ve probably looked in the mirror at some stage and thought – yuck – far too many wobbly, sticky out bits – I need to lose some weight.  With summer here, the first foray into shorts and skirts can be a heart thumping moment.  When pale…

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Are supplements doing you more harm than good?

I have just caught an advert on the television for a children’s multi-vitamin that caused me to pause, think for a few moments and then look up the ingredients. This is a topic I have been turning a blind eye to for quite a while because it is fraught with controversy. However, as an advocate…

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Getting the Most Out of Exercise

Exercise can be a wonderful tool – helping you to feel great. Or it can be a drag, requiring endless will power and determination to keep going. To help you understand what exercise is doing for you right now, go through the lists below and answer YES or NO: Fitness and training • I just…

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Clear Out the Brain Fog

Many people suffer from brain fog. You’ve probably experienced it before, you wake feeling un-refreshed and like you’re sleep walking through the day. You might find yourself forgetting things or you have short-term memory and concentration problems. This goes hand in hand with feeling chronically fatigued. Brain fog is a complex issue. Researchers are discovering the condition…

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Optimise Your Weight

Many people are concerned about their weight. Oftentimes, weight issues are present with other health problems such as fatigue, brain fog/poor concentration, digestive problems and hormonal issues. Many people have lost and regained the same 5-10kg over and over again. They have tried multiple diets and exercise programmes and after a few months each one leaves…

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