My recent experience on the Three Capes Trek, Tasmania, has inspired me to share more about the health and wellbeing benefits of overnight hikes and treks.
I am fortunate to have completed some wonderful hikes and treks in New Zealand, Tasmania, Queensland, and Nepal.
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“What is happening to my mind and body?” This is a question that I found myself asking when I first noticed perimenopausal symptoms.
It was like the “how to do guide” that I had developed over the past 47 years was no longer of any use. My body was changing and my mind was working differently too.
I decided to view these changes as challenges that could be overcome, just like reaching a mountain pass in Nepal.
Continue reading 3 Perimenopausal Challenges to Overcome
The experience of perimenopause varies as women are all different. In this post, I share what has worked for me, as well as research on the topic. The gifts of menopause offer a pathway for you to follow.
At an annual check-up with my GP, he was intrigued when I told him “menopause is an interesting journey”. He immediately asked, “How is this?” And then asked whether I ever felt angry, depressed or overwhelmed. Unfortunately, he mostly hears the stories of women experiencing severe symptoms of menopause, which are thought to affect about 20% of women. I will outline the challenges of perimenopause in part 2 of this series.
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We often hear and read about superfoods from chia seeds to broccoli and blueberries. But how do they fit into a healthy way of eating? My post on nutritious foods was prompted by an article published by the BBC, The 100 Most Nutritious Foods
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It probably seems confusing that I am writing about the health benefits of whole grains when there has been so much coverage promoting grain-free and carb-free diets. Whole grains have been on the menu for at least ten thousand years, so why would we want to stop eating them?
As mentioned in part 1 of this series, I think the real confusion has come about due to our misunderstanding of the differences between whole and refined grains. In this article, I outline the health benefits of whole grains.
Continue reading Health Benefits of Whole Grains: There are Many
I am often asked about whole grains. Two of my most frequently asked nutrition questions are “Do I need to eat grains?” and “How much do I need?”
So much confusion has arisen about grain foods, gluten, and carbohydrate containing foods due to fad diets that focus on eliminating food groups.
In this post, I will explain what whole grains are, and why most of us need to eat them. I will also discuss who should avoid or limit certain grain foods.
Continue reading Whole grains: Do I really need them?