Do your teams have the guts to be high performing?

High performing organisations need high performing staff; that’s just a given nowadays.  But did you know that one of the ways we can assist our people to be high performing is to make sure they have a healthy gut?

To have the capacity to be creative, solution oriented, innovative and resilient we need good brain function and if you want a brain that functions optimally, the best place to start is the gut. Although it may not be apparent at first, the gut and brain are very closely linked.  Good gut health naturally supports your mood, cognition and mental performance.

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It's time to supercharge your brain; how to eat for optimal brain function.

The food that we eat can influence how the brain operates. Some foods can interfere with how the brain works. However, if you focus your diet on the nutrients that the brain needs, you can support optimal brain function improving your cognition, mood, sleep, creativity and innovation.

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Easy ways to boost your energy and productivity naturally

If I had a dollar for every time I hear a busy professional say how they are tired and how they struggle to get through the day, I’d be a very rich girl indeed.

 The right nutrition can have an immediate impact on your energy, concentration and performance.  This article provides you with some nutritional tips to boost your energy and productivity naturally.

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What is nutritional medicine and what does a nutritionist do?

While studying and when opening my clinic, I was often asked a couple of questions, “what is Nutritional Medicine?” and “why would I see a nutritionist?”. This article provides some insight into the world of Nutritional Medicine and what I do as a clinical nutritionist.

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Its time to take control of your health!

At first its fun.  You're performing every day, giving it your all, and loving the thrill of the game.  You strive to do it all and have it all.  You work hard and play harder.  You have a successful career, wonderful family and you're upstanding in the community.

And then it happens, you start to get tired, put on weight, and lose your mojo.  Your get-up-and-go just got-up-and-went.  You feel tired all the time and lack motivation.  You feel like you are losing your memory, have trouble focusing, and have brain fog.

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The real cost of pulling an all-nighter

When we think about it, it makes sense that not getting enough sleep will impair the way we perform, but we push that out of our minds when we have a deadline to meet and a pile of paperwork on our desks.  In fact, working long hours, pulling all-nighters, and sending emails in the middle of the night has kind of become a badge of honour in many of our "high performing organisations".

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To be Gluten Free (GF) or not to be? That is the question.

Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye and most oats and can cause health concerns for people with Coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity. Coeliac disease affects about 1% of the population although it is believed that up to 75% of cases go undiagnosed. Gluten sensitivity is said to affect 6 – 10% of the population; gluten sensitivity is considered to be where you have been tested negative for Coeliac disease but show improvement in your health when gluten is removed from the diet.

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Are you heading for holiday burnout?

High achievers are always pushing themselves to be better, faster and more productive, however that drive for perfection could be taking you down the road to burnout town.  With the holiday season ringing in our ears, its ‘stacks on’ for those of us that try to be all things to all people.

If this time of year leaves you feeling extreme stress, overwhelmed and physically or emotionally exhausted, here are a few things to keep you from losing your mind and your mojo in the lead up to the holidays.  Here are 7 timely tips to keep you on track leading into the holiday season.

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