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.

Simple (but important) Things to Know about Electrolytes

Are you one of those athletes with rings of white on your hat post-training? Are you feeling fatigued at the end of a session? Are you feeling smashed for the day post-training sessions? Are you training in your luteal phase? Answered yes to any of these? You may need to consider an electrolyte replacement. What are Electrolytes? Electrolytes are salts that are found in nature in the form of minerals. They have an electrical charge, either a positive or a negative ion, that is part of our nerve communication system. They speak to the opposite ion; the negative will communicate with the positive i.e. opposites attract! I mean do opposites really attract? I don’t know about that but in this case, they do! In addition ...

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Tips for Bush Fire Relief

It’s been a tense, emotional and incredibly sad start to the year for the people and animals affected by the bushfires in Australia. I have found it difficult to find words that fit the enormity of what is happening and the long term effects environmentally, emotionally and financially to the people of Australia and the flow-on effects to the world. Our friends in New Zealand are already feeling the environmental impact. The reality of what was happening hit me when I spoke with friends who were leaving town to get to safety and I wondered what I could do to help as a nutritionist. I started back in my gold coast nutrition clinic this week and speaking with patients, many are feeling helpless, guilty to be enjoying a day at the beach ...

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A Nutritionists Guide to Christmas…

It's more than just food! The festive season is renowned for celebrations from Christmas parties, family get-togethers, and end of work events, fun, right? Absolutely, however along with the celebrations often comes with overindulging and a lack of sleep. The result of this can be bloating, skin breakouts, fatigue and generally feeling worn out and exhausted by the new year. Here are some of my tips to surviving Christmas and starting the new decade feeling fresh, positive and like you are ready to rock the world. It's OK to Say No For many of us (looking at you people pleasers!), this is a difficult thing to do and learning that a polite “no” does not require any further explanation can take time. Saying no is the key to ...

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Citrus Gut Gummies

Citrus Gut Gummies The benefits of these gummies are they are made on gelatin. Gelatin, contains amino acids, in fact, the same amino acids as collagen just with a different chemical structure. Gelatin contains proline, glycine and glutamine, to name a few. These amino acids are beneficial for collagen production, tissue and cartilage repair, healthy gut lining and can also help with sleep quality. Ingredients 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice8 tbsp grass-fed gelatin Instructions Place juice in a saucepan and gently heat on low heatSprinkle 1 tablespoon at a time onto the juice as it is heatingStir until gelatin has completely dissolvedPour into a silicone ice cube trayPlace in freezer ...

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Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding I'm often recommending this easy and quick to make dish that provides a sweet alternative whilst providing fibre, essential fatty acids (omegas) for vegans/vegetarians, magnesium, calcium and protein. Ingredients 1/2 cup chia seeds2.5 cups coconut/macadamia milk1/2 tsp vanilla powder1/4 cup shredded coconut1 tbsp sulphur-free sultanas Instructions Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combinedPlace the mixture in the refrigerator overnightSeperate into airtight jars or serveGarnish with berries or fruit of your choice Notes Add 2 tsp of cacao for a chocolate puddingAdd 2-4 tsp of maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter tasteCan substitute 1 cup of the milk for coconut waterThe texture will change ...

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