Hi, I’m Christine.
I believe that we are all entitled to good health and that food and lifestyle are the best medicine.
We should not underestimate the consequences of our food choices.
Good Nutrition and lifestyle choices can give you the chance to reverse or even prevent chronic conditions.
If you are looking to make a lifestyle change and improve your health and wellness then Nutrition Coaching will assist in arming you with the right tools and mindset to do so.
Let’s create healthy habits together, come on a health journey with me.
This mildly spiced, easy, eggplant spinach & chickpea curry is on the menu on repeat in autumn.
It’s a one pot dinner so no fussing about with more pans. It is mildly spiced for the sake of my daughter but you can add more heat if you wish. A finely chopped green chilli added when you add the garlic and ginger will do the job nicely. My daughter loved this but I guarantee you she wouldn’t love it so much if there was more heat involved.
This eggplant spinach and chickpea curry can be made a day ahead if you like.
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Ahhh Autumn. The colour of the landscape starts to change as the leaves get ready to fall. The duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably. And, in the kitchen I start to look for more comforting warm and satisfying meals.
One of our favourites for the cooler weather is Vegetarian Chilli.
It might look like a mighty long list of ingredients but this chilli is really 14 minutes of prep and you can sit back and relax while waiting for the magic to happen and the flavours to develop in the pot.
I’ve served this on it’s own (it is a complete meal!) or with steamed vegetables, or as a filler for tacos and nachos, or in a bowl with brown rice and avocado….. once you master this chilli there is no going back.
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We live in an era of convenience foods which are highly processed.
Nature has provided us with all the food
we need to stay healthy, active and full of energy. However when we start
tampering with natural foods we lose the chemical and biological structure of
The more food is processed, the more
nutrient depleted and chemically altered it becomes.
Apart from losing its nutritional
value, processed foods also lose their taste, flavour and colour. So, to
compensate for that, manufacturers add additives, preservatives, colours,
flavour enhancers other chemicals.
Many of these chemicals have been
shown to contribute to poor health.
Natural foods get changed into various
chemical concoctions which are then packaged and presented to us as food.
I want to talk about the most basic
ingredient – Flour.
Continue reading “Are Fortified foods and Vitamin supplements enough in a world of fake food?”
What is INTUITIVE EATING?
Any weight loss plan can achieve short term benefits, but over time the weight creeps back, and it’s not unusual to end up weighing more than you did before you started dieting.
Research shows us that intuitive eating can help you get off the diet roller coaster for good.
One of the principles of intuitive eating is to make peace with food and to abandon the idea of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ food.
If you’re interested in working with me check out my ‘Beautiful You’ program link in bio. We all deserve health and to be able to enjoy life a little more without stressing about diets and food.
I even have a new shirt that says ‘You are Beautiful’ because you ARE!
Let’s play a game. Can
you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions?
There’s a gap between where I am now and where I want to be
I can make and keep appointments to work on my goal(s)
I’m committed to do the work required and take action to get to where I want to be
I’m willing to change any self-defeating behaviours and beliefs that limit my success
I am willing to try new things, even if I’m not yet 100% convinced they will work
More than three yes’s?
Then coaching is what you need.
So what is coaching anyway?
coaching is a future-focused conversation with a trained professional. A
conversation that’s 100% about you and helping you think differently about
things you’ve previously felt stuck or unclear about. It’s action-oriented.
Coaching gets you results.
Why do I
need a coach?
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The school holidays are the perfect time to get in the kitchen
with the kids and get creative. And we all know how hungry the kids are during
These chocolate brownies have been a hit in our house this
Slightly tweaked recipe from previous brownies and it has
taken a bit of trial and error – but that’s what baking is all about for me. I
love experimenting with flavours and recipes.
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Magnesium is a mineral essential for over 300 enzymatic systems in the body, many of which relate to brain and nervous system function. Inadequate intake of magnesium is linked to cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases, skeletal disorders and neurological abnormalities.
Magnesium and mental wellbeing
Magnesium comes up a lot when talking about muscle cramp relief, exercise recovery and sleep. However, magnesium is also a very beneficial mineral when it comes to supporting your body to adapt to stress and promoting mental wellbeing.
Magnesium has been shown to help reduce the release of hormones, which lead to over activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which plays a role in our stress response. Over activation of this axis is associated with increased stress and lower stress tolerance, which can lead to poor mental health such as increased anxiety and low mood.
Magnesium is also an important co-factor necessary to help synthesise neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, a deficiency in either of these can lead to symptoms of depression, nervousness, inability to concentrate and anxiety.
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