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Q + A | I have celiac disease, now what?

Q + A | I have celiac disease, now what?

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 20, 2019

Q: After years and years of struggles with my health I have finally been diagnosed with celiac disease. My doctor told me I need to stop eating gluten forever, but didn't tell me why or how. I am constantly checking packets and looking for anything that says 'gluten free', but it's still hard. Can you please explain what celiac disease is and how I can eat gluten free without starving all the time

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Real Life Tips to Eating Real Food

Real Life Tips to Eating Real Food

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 20, 2019

We have all read the articles where celebrities or Instagram babes share their real food diets. Starting their day with fancy smoothies made from; coconut, mushroom powder, five different herbs you have never heard of, and three types of kale, or they have a fancy food delivery service for every meal. This is not the only way to eat real food. For most people this situation is not real life, most people have some sort of budget to consider when buying food, they have other people to feed, and have limited time to source and cook their food.

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Just eat the cake! (and other things I have learnt as a nutritionist)

Just eat the cake! (and other things I have learnt as a nutritionist)

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 20, 2019

It’s ok not to be perfect. In fact, it’s better if you aren’t. If I tried to eat what I perceive to be the perfect diet 100 percent of the time, I would go insane.

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Iron and you

Iron and you

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 20, 2019

I am a big advocate for plant-based eating, I believe that for good health we should be following a diet made up of whole plant foods topped up with a few animal products like; organic butter and eggs, lean meat, poultry and fish.

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5 Ways to Beat the Midday Brain Fade

5 Ways to Beat the Midday Brain Fade

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 20, 2019

The midday slump might be something that gets you every day, or maybe just every so often - either way it really drains your productivity for the rest of the day. Here are my top tips to avoid midday fatigue.

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Skin Saver Smoothie

Skin Saver Smoothie

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 20, 2019

Acne, wrinkles, aging dry skin, or eczema - no matter your concern this blend will help support repair and growth of new cells.

This smoothie contains wonderful nutrients for great skin health. Vitamin C, selenium, zinc and collagen all aid in promoting repair and growth of skin, tendons and ligaments. 

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The one thing that gives you better sleep, skin, mood and periods

The one thing that gives you better sleep, skin, mood and periods

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 20, 2019

The secret is ovulation.  The process of ovulation is what triggers the magic ingredient to be produced - progesterone is the wonderous hormone so many women are missing out on.

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What happens when you see a nutritionist?

What happens when you see a nutritionist?

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 20, 2019

There are a lot of miss conceptions about what I do as a nutritionist, who I help and what happens when you come to see a nutritionist. Let me break it down for you…

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The gut-skin connection

The gut-skin connection

by Jessica Giljam Brown March 20, 2019

Our skin is our largest organ, and is a barometer which can be used to monitor internal health. Acne, facial redness, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, and rosacea are all skin conditions which can have the same root cause; poor gut health.

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7 Factors of Infertility

7 Factors of Infertility

by Jessica Giljam Brown March 02, 2019

Fertility struggles are on the rise and more and more couples are turning to IVF and assisted reproduction. Making babies just isn’t as easy as it used to be, but why? First we need to look at what you need in order to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy and...

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Grey Hair and Acne? Welcome to Peri-Menopause

Grey Hair and Acne? Welcome to Peri-Menopause

by Jessica Giljam Brown January 09, 2019

We’re all taught about the awkward and irritating changes of puberty but no one warns women about the combination of grey hairs, wild mood changes, weight gain and acne that begins again in your 40’s.  Welcome to peri-menopause. What is peri-menopause? Some women describe peri-menopause as round two of puberty that no one...

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Better breast health in 5 steps

Better breast health in 5 steps

by Jessica Giljam Brown December 28, 2018

Five easy things you can do to support great breast health, reduce breast pain and your risk of breast cancer. 

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