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Real Salt is Good for You!
Real Salt is Good for You! 960 639 Janie

We have been told that salt is bad for us – that it will raise our blood pressure and increase our risk of heart disease – and so we must reduce our intake, but is this really true? Recently we…

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Nutrition that Nourishes
Nutrition that Nourishes 960 639 Janie

Nutrition has become very confusing. Should we eat low fat? low carb? Paleo? vegetarian? do intermittent fasting? go on a juice detox? The answer to this question may be different for each person, but there is one thing that we…

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The Relentless Execution of the Fundamentals
The Relentless Execution of the Fundamentals 960 640 Geoff

Stop looking for the easy way to lose weight or turn around your health. It does not exist. Why do some people achieve their goals in life and others fail? Why can some turn their health around and live life…

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Movement that Matters
Movement that Matters 960 638 Geoff

You probably don’t like exercise. And you most likely hate “working out”. We don’t blame you. In fact, “working out” is usually a miserable experience. The mainstream fitness model would have us believe that we need to “work out” to…

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10 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Snacks
10 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Snacks 960 640 Janie

One of the hardest things for many people when switching to a real food lifestyle is finding easy, delicious, nutritious snacks. Healthy snacks require some preparation because unfortunately the snacks you find in most shops will undermine your best efforts…

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Are You Getting Enough Water?
Are You Getting Enough Water? 960 640 Janie

We are mostly made of water and we need it to transport nutrients around our body and eliminate waste. Water helps with weight loss because it supresses appetite. It also increases energy and reduces fatigue, cures headaches, gives you better…

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“Germs” – Have We Got it All Wrong?
“Germs” – Have We Got it All Wrong? 960 639 Janie

There has been a lot of talk about gut health recently. Many scientists, health practitioners and health coaches have been touting the importance of having a healthy gut “microbiome” (us included!).  We are seeing a resurgence in fermented foods and…

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7 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight
7 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight 960 640 Janie

Have you ever wondered why 95% of people fail long-term in their weight loss attempts? Here are some interesting reasons why this happens. And it’s not because they are just eating too much or not exercising! Here are 7 things…

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Good Health Begins in the Gut
Good Health Begins in the Gut 960 639 Janie

At Thrive Health we are very upfront about the fact that improving your health is hard work – there are NO quick fixes or miracle products that will replace the need to make changes that might not always be comfortable.…

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Are you Committed to Health or Habit?
Are you Committed to Health or Habit? 958 614 Janie

Many people say that they need to find some commitment to achieve their health goals. They feel that when they find the time and energy to be committed to doing what they know they need to get healthy, THEN it…

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What really leads to weight gain?
What really leads to weight gain? 960 640 Janie

Did you know that research shows that over 90% of attempts to lose weight fail? Many of our clients have tried various weight loss and wellness strategies in the past. These include short term commercial transformation programs, calorie or points counting, meal replacement products, gym memberships, boot camps and a…

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Eat Butter, Don’t Jog
Eat Butter, Don’t Jog 960 638 Janie

We have been told that butter is an unhealthy food and that jogging is the ultimate health activity. But what if this advice was… well wrong? Mainstream health advice would have us believe that butter should not be part of the ideal diet – with a fat content of 80%…

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10 Different Ways to Think About Food & Health
10 Different Ways to Think About Food & Health 960 640 Janie

Stop thinking current mainstream advice is the best way to lose weight and get healthy and start thinking logically. The 2 things the health industry tells people to do to lose weight are to eat less and exercise more – yet these are the 2 things that increase appetite the…

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Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss in 10 Bullet Points
Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss in 10 Bullet Points 960 640 Janie

Calorie restriction (aka ‘dieting’) results in weight loss, NOT fat loss. If you ‘diet’ and lose a few kilograms, a lot of the weight lost is muscle mass and fluid. And even worse – when you stop dieting and put the weight back on (as happens with 90% of dieters),…

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Breaking the Cycle of Sugar Addiction
Breaking the Cycle of Sugar Addiction 960 640 Janie

Sugar has been shown to be one of the most addictive substances we can consume and there is a very good reason for this. Our ancestors only ate 22 teaspoons of sugar per year – so the body evolved to make the most of sugar on the rare occasions it…

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A Quick Summary on What Leads to Fat Storage in 10 Bullet Points
A Quick Summary on What Leads to Fat Storage in 10 Bullet Points 960 640 Janie

Here’s my latest take on what leads to fat storage and what leads to weight loss summarised into 10 bullet points! The hormone primarily responsible for whether we store fat or use fat is INSULIN When insulin is secreted it promotes the storage of whatever calories we have eaten as…

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The Facts on Fat in 10 Bullet Points
The Facts on Fat in 10 Bullet Points 960 640 Janie

First, let’s be clear on what we mean by fat. You need to eat a significant amount of high quality natural fats from sources such as free range bred animals, fish, coconut oils and free range grass fed dairy. This is vital to our health. The fat in processed foods…

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Insulin Friend or Foe? in 10 Bullet Points
Insulin Friend or Foe? in 10 Bullet Points 960 733 Janie

The hormone insulin is a double edge sword. Here is why in 10 bullet points. Insulin’s main job is to maintain our blood glucose levels. Glucose must be maintained within a very narrow range – or we will die – so when there is too much glucose, insulin is secreted…

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Dietary Debate – The Misunderstanding of “Paleo”
Dietary Debate – The Misunderstanding of “Paleo” 960 640 Janie

There is an interesting debate going on at the moment between mainstream nutrition experts and the rapidly growing community of real food supporters. A lot of this debate has been amplified because high-profile Australian Chef Pete Evans has become a vocal and powerful supporter of the “Real Food Revolution”, and…

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Why you must read and understand food labels.
Why you must read and understand food labels. 1024 683 Geoff

Ever wondered why they make food labels so small? Yes, so they fit on the packet, but if you also said “so they are hard to read” you would also be right. And there is a very good reason for making them hard to read…… Learning to read and understand…

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