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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Salmon Nourish Bowl

These bowls are quick and a great way to get a bowl full of nutrients. This bowl has salmon, seaweeds, edamame, and greens, lots of nutrients to support a healthy menstrual cycle with magnesium, iodine, essential fatty acids (omegas), and carbohydrate. Serves 3. Ingredients 2 cups cooked rice (choose your favourite)150g edamame1 avocado1/2 cup fresh seaweed1 sheet dried seaweed or dulse flakes345g sashimi salmon100g tempeh2 handfuls baby spinach3 radishes1tbsp sesame seeds Instructions Cook rice. I like to do absorption method. Add around 1 cup rice to a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to the boil, take lid off stir, drop the heat to low and simmer with the lid on until all water has goneAdd cooled rice to the ...

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Fish with Plum & Herb Salad

Someone once said to me, "wow, you're a nutritionist and you don't love to cook?". 100%!! It surprises some people that not all nutritionists are recipe creators, chefs, and love to spend every spare moment in the kitchen. If I'm honest I'd rather be out trail running. I'm lucky enough to have a partner who loves to cook and is bloody amazing at it - yep I know, scored on that one. The food I make is simple, fresh, doesn't take a lot of time and can often be made in one pan, because cleaning up isn't fun either, right?! This one is simple, contains all of your macronutrients and lots of colour to feed your gut microbiome. Ingredients 450-500g flathead fillets4 large potatoes2.5tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 tsp grass-fed butter2 ...

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DIY Sports Drink

There are many brands of ready made sports/electrolyte drinks to choose from to recover from those big sessions or a summer training session. I generally look for brands that have little added to the essential ingredients as possible. One of my favourite brands currently is PURE Sports Nutrition. Ingredients 600ml filtered water1/4 cup lemon juice1/4 cup lime juice1/8 tsp Celtic/Himalayan salt3 tbsp maple syrupIce it up, baby! Drinking it chilled is bliss! Extra Bits... If you are seeking a carbohydrate-free mix you can use stevia as a sweetener, however, keep in mind this will not provide energy.Can add 100mg magnesium citrate/bisglycinate to the mix.Not a maple syrup fan? Swap for honey or 60g glucose. ...

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Peach Porridge

It's not even cool weather, but I had a hankering for a bowl of porridge this morning and I was after a protein hit post-training so here was the protein peach porridge. Oats are a nourishing breakfast, particularly in winter! They are a source of fibre and contain beta-glucans which are helpful at maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Enjoy! Ingredients 40g vanilla protein powder1/2 cup rolled oats1/4 tsp cinnamon1/2 small apple (grated)Fresh peach1/4 cup coconut yoghurt Instructions Mix the oats, grated apple and cinnamon with 3/4-1 cup of water (this will depend on how thick you like your oats!Bring to the boil, add protein powder and simmer with the lid on until cooked.Serve with sliced fresh peach and coconut ...

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Why I think BMI is actually BS

I started to write this after having a handful of clients this week who have been told by PTs and GPs that their BMI indicates they are obese and need to lose weight. These clients have been given various protocols to lose weight from shake diets to ongoing 1200kcal diets. None of these practitioners have been trained in nutrition or considered the effects of this dietary advice. The effects of the comments and the advice lead to stress, revisited weight trauma, self-esteem loss, and unhealthy eating practices and relationships to food. Let alone the impact these diets can have on the gut microbiome and hormonal health. What is BMI? It is body mass index, an equation designed by an astronomer and statistician to categorise people ...

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