Mindful Eating

What is mindful eating? You may be familiar with the term ‘mindfulness’, but are you aware this can be applied to our eating habits? Mindful eating uses the act of mindfulness, or being present, to help overcome eating problems in our increasingly busy lives. The goal is to shift focus from external thinking about food…

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Dietitian versus Nutritionist

Is there a difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?  The answer is YES—there is a difference. As an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist, I believe it is extremely important to find a practitioner best suited to your individual needs; and it is imperative to make an educated choice. Who can call themselves a…

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Detox Diets—Are They Necessary?

The New Year is the traditional time for setting ambitious health and fitness goals. And when January rolls around we all inevitably hear the word ‘detox’ thrown around by friends, family and work colleagues. But what does detox really mean? Do these diets offer any real health benefits? And do we really need one? What…

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Executive Functioning

Helping your child succeed at school: The important role of Executive Functioning If you are a parent, you most likely want the best possible outcomes for your child in life. While each family is different and has a unique set of family values, generally most parents will agree that they want their children to be…

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What makes a child, a child?

Roles to play We all have different roles to play. As adults, we may be a Mother, Father, Worker, Gardener, Cook and/or student. For each of these roles, we have different tasks that need to be completed in order to fulfill our role. Children also have roles, which usually include being a son or daughter,…

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Taming Toddlers

How do I tame that beast toddler? The term ‘toddler’ is synonymous with incredible leaps in social, emotional and cognitive development. We see a significant burst in language, physicality, creative play, social interactions, and brain development during this important stage.   Aside from this, when we think of toddlers, the most frequent image that comes to…

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