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Sugar-Free Banana Bread Recipe

This paleo banana bread recipe is grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, and fructose-friendly if you can stick with one slice. It does have a lot of bananas in it so people's tolerance may vary. It's really moist and delicious, and you can enjoy it...

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Fructose Friendly Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's pie is my go-to dish during these cold Winter days in Melbourne. I often make one large dish, and portion the rest out into my glass snapware, and freeze it. That way, I have a healthy meal ready to go on a lazy night when I don't have the energy to cook....

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What is fructose malabsorption?

  Fructose malabsorption is the current name for what used to be called ‘fructose intolerance’.  The old name led to many people confusing the condition with another one called ‘hereditary fructose intolerance’   Hereditary fructose intolerance Hereditary...

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Low FODMAP Tacos

Low FODMAP Tacos Tacos are a handy option for families whose members have various food intolerances as each person can create something suitable for their needs, yet the whole family doesn't have to miss out.  We make them nearly every week as it's such a quick and...

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8 Ways to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

8 Ways to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

The coronavirus has bought with it and truckload of stress.  Many people's have lost their job or face the threat of losing income in the future, the sharemarket has crashed and many people are left wondering how they're going to pay the rent, cover the mortgage and...

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1. Get outside in nature

1. Get outside in nature

Increasing the time spent in nature has been shown to significantly reduce cortisol levels, improve cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure.  So prioritise at least half an hour every day to get outside (unless under strict quarantine that is).  Even if you ARE...

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2. Get daily exercise

2. Get daily exercise

Exercise has been shown to increase our levels of serotonin and dopamine, which has a beneficial effect on mental health.  Gyms and sporting clubs have closed around Australia, and the sports channel now has little to report about, but that shouldn't stop you from...

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3. Get Enough Sleep

3. Get Enough Sleep

With many of us not required to be at the office by 9 am, our night-time routines have slackened and we may not be getting adequate amounts of sleep.  Studies show that insufficient sleep increases the likelihood of feelings of depression, hopelessness, restlessness...

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4. Be careful with coffee consumption

4. Be careful with coffee consumption

Coffee often gets demonised by mainstream media and health bloggers, however, it also has many offers many benefits.  In fact, 2 cups of coffee per day (24oz) is associated with a reduced risk of cancer and all-cause mortality. Despite these health benefits, the dose...

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