The internet is flooded with people claiming to be health experts and doling out cookie-cutter nutrition advice. Navigating the world of nutrition alone can be overwhelming and confusing. But I am here to hold your hand throughout your journey to a healthier, happier you. My name is Alethea Mills, a Gold Coast based Clinical Nutritionist with a Bachelor's Degree of Health Science in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine. I'm passionate about helping people rediscover the spark of vitality deep within.

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Richie’s Rustic Broth

My partner decided he wanted to include bone broth in his diet after reading the benefits and remembering how much he loved it as a child. After experimenting with a few bought products, he decided he would make his own as he loves to cook. So here we have for you, Rich's bone broth. What is bone broth helpful for? Bone broth provides a natural source of gelatin which is made up of amino acids such as cysteine, glycine, proline, and glutamine. These amino acids support gut health by improving the quality of the gut lining and decreasing intestinal permeability - "leaky gut" and supporting the release of gastric acid for digestion. The amino acids and minerals found in bone broth are also supportive of healthy joints and reducing ...

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11 Ways to Decrease Stress & Support Immune Health

I’ve mentioned a few times on posts and you have probably heard it thrown around a bit lately, the association of stress and the impact on the immune system and why in the current environment these are both so important. How does stress impact the immune system? When demands on the body exceed the ability of our body to cope and deal with the current demands is when we experience stress. Stress is not always bad for the body to experience, acute stress, such as exercise is positive for our body. This is the type of stress that we might experience over an hour training session or at a time the body senses and emergency, then the body has time to relax, be calm and reset. It is our “fight or flight” mode, our in-built survival ...

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Essential Tips for COVID-19

We are currently in unprecedented times and terms such as “social distancing” and “self-isolation” have become part of a standard conversation. For most of us, we are used to living in a fast-paced world, where everything is available at the click of a mouse, tap on a phone and an abundance of whatever the hell you want in all of our stores. This change can be tricky for us and slowing down can be difficult. I have found it helpful to focus on what I can do to make the most of this time and focus on how I can remain in good health, mentally and physically. That’s the organised Cancerian coming out in me! Keeping Sane in Home Isolation! Daily routine -  implement work time, family time and exercise. Get showered and dressed ...

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Going Vegan…what you need to know.

Living a vegan lifestyle has been gaining in popularity since the early 2000s with Google trends showing an increase since 2004. People are changing to a vegan diet for a multitude of reasons including reducing animal cruelty, seeking improved health, environmental reasons and religious beliefs. Difference between vegan and vegetarian Dietary Vegan – consumes no food that is sourced from animal products and yes this includes honey for the strict vegan. Vegetarian – consumes no meat or fish but will often eat eggs and milk. Ovo-Vegetarian will consume eggs but no milk, lacto-vegetarian will consume milk but not eggs and an ovo-lacto vegetarian will consume both eggs and milk. Got it? Is it suitable for everyone? Like most ways ...

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Essential nutrients to watch in a vegan diet

The on-watch list of nutrients Plant-based eating holds some wonderful health benefits, however, it is important to keep in mind that there are some nutrients that are low or not available in a vegan diet. I have included a list of those nutrients in this blog. As mentioned in my other blog, it is important to gain pathology and a baseline of many of these essential nutrients prior to dietary changes to assess and address any nutrient deficiencies. A nutritionist can help you with this process. Vitamin B12 – This vitamin only occurs naturally in animal foods. It is essential for healthy cells and making DNA, kind of important. Being low in vitamin B12 can lead to fatigue, nerve issue and depression. Vitamin B12 should be closely ...

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