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What is the Vagus Nerve?

What is the Vagus Nerve?

Last week we talked about gut health, covering off on some of the (big) myths that are out there, and also giving a few evidence-based tips on how you can ensure you’re looking after your gut. In that blog, I talked about the Vagus nerve. This nerve is a pretty big deal. It communicates with your brain, heart, lungs and digestive tract, making it a pretty powerful influencer of these major organs. It can affect the passage of food through your gut, your heartbeat and also your ability to feel satiated when eating. Let’s take a step back, and meet...

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Gut Health and How You Can Impact Yours

Gut Health and How You Can Impact Yours

So, following on from last week’s post on mental health, I thought it was a good time to dive a little deeper into the world of gut health.Gut health and mental health are closely linked. There’s a direct line of communication (the vagus nerve) running from your gut to your brain, so focussing on improving your gut health can have a widespread, positive influence on your overall health.The only problem is, the amount of incorrect information out there regarding gut health is terrifying. I heard someone describe it as “The Wild West” and that’s a pretty accurate description of the...

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Amit Jivani
How Your Diet Is Affecting Your Mental Health

How Your Diet Is Affecting Your Mental Health

The most recent Australian Bureau of Statistic’s survey reports that approximately 20% of Australian’s suffer from a mental or behavioural condition.  I know that starting a blog with a statistic is a bit dry but oh boy is that a staggering number. Now there is no doubt that mental health is an incredibly complex, multi-faceted problem and I am in no way suggesting that if you just follow these tips below everything is going to be ok, but if these are things you’re not implementing in your current diet, I strongly urge you to give them a try.   Neurotransmitters...

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Kiddies and Veggies

Kiddies and Veggies

They go together like oil and water. Look, there’s no doubt that getting your kids to eat their vegetables can be tough. So to help, Here are a few strategies that can help you survive dinner time, all whilst helping you positively build your child’s relationship with their food. Hide It This only really works when they’re very young, because past a certain age kids unfortunately get wise to this tactic, and it can end up doing more harm than good. If you’ve got very young ones, grated/food processed/blitzed vegetables are just as nutritious as their whole counterparts, so sneaking...

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