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 Homemade Vegemite

Super Easy Homemade Vegemite I often have an absolute hankering for vegemite and many years ago I read the ingredients and it left me a little hhmm.. Our much loved vegemite gained its taste from a range of added flavours in addition to colours and synthetic vitamins. The colours and flavours can play havoc on gastrointestinal function, particularly for the little humans. Here is a simple one you can make at home. Ingredients 140g black tahini100g tamari2 tbsp nutritional yeast 2 tsp apple cider vinegar I use Foods Alive nutritional yeast available on iHerb as they do not use synthetic vitamins. Instructions Mix together until very well blended and store in an airtight container in the fridge. "He just smiled and ...

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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats This delicious breakfast is a simple answer to not having time in the morning for breakfast whilst gaining the benefits of beta-glucan which is a soluble fibre, beneficial for gut health and healthy cholesterol levels. The oats can be made the night before and stored in airtight jars in the fridge for a few days. They are great for breakfast or for snacks throughout the day. Ingredients 1/3 cup rolled oats1 tbsp chia seeds1 cup almond/oat milk1/2 cup grated carrot1 tbsp shredded coconut1 tbsp sultanas/raisins1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp vanilla powder1/2 - 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (if you wish to sweeten) Instructions Mix all ingredients together until well combinedPlace in airtight jars and store ...

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Is your Microbiome affecting your Athletic Performance?

What is the Gut Microbiome? The gastrointestinal microbiome/microbiota or gut microbiome is the microbes that reside in the intestines and can weigh up to 2 kilograms. The microbiome starts at birth from contact with the mother’s vagina and from skin contact in the following three to five days and then builds from the food the infant consumes and the environment they come into contact with. The microbiome stabilises from around the age of three years and evolves with age and food diversity. The microbiome consists of over 1000 species of bacteria which is over 3 million genes, this is 150 times more than the human genome! What makes it so special is approximately 1/3 of the microbiome is common to the general population, however 2/3 ...

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Summer Rainbow Salad

Summer Rainbow Salad This salad is a quick and easy salad for that last-minute barbecue or get together. Rocket is considered a bitter green which aids in digestion by supporting bile flow and enzyme production which in turn supports nutrient absorption. The western diet often focusses on salty and sweet tastes, adding bitter greens to the diet is a wonderful way to stimulate the bitter taste buds.Blueberries add a touch of sweet whilst providing antioxidant benefits via their phytochemical compound called anthocyanin. It’s this plant compound that gives blueberries the blue colour and many of the health benefits. Goji berries are a second sweet snap to the salad whilst also providing vitamin A and C, essential fatty acids and eleven ...

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Post-Workout Smoothie

Post-Workout Smoothie Eating whole foods post training is the best option, in fact chewing and consuming whole foods is often, the best option regardless. However, there are times post exercise where the digestive system may not be welcoming to whole foods. If the training schedule includes a second session for the day consuming carbohydrate and some protein within 30 minutes is highly recommended, so if whole food is out of the question, a recovery smoothie is your next best option.This powerhouse smoothie contains carbohydrate to replace glycogen stores, protein for muscle synthesis and repair, cacao for magnesium, chia seeds for essential fatty acids, nut butter for healthy fats and blueberries for an antioxidant ...

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