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The 6-Week Sugar Detox Program

How often have you started a diet only to find you can’t stick to it and you “fall off the wagon” a month or two after starting? Why do diets fail? Because they often change everything about your diet all at once. Because they often restrict calories which leaves you feeling unsatisfied and drives hunger & food cravings. Because […]

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The Wellness Summit Melbourne Summary

This weekend, I had the pleasure of joining 600 people from all over Australia (and even some from NZ), who were all keen to learn about how they could bring more wellness into their lives. The Wellness Summit was a huge event! 10 hours of informative presentations from some really dynamic and entertaining presenters…I was […]

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“Dear Paleo, it’s not you, it’s me…”

I have to admit that I’ve never ended a relationship with a “Dear John” letter and I’m pretty sure I haven’t pulled out the “it’s not you, it’s me..”  line when trying to sell a reason to break-up…at least not since I was about 14 years old. But, when your relationship isn’t working out the […]

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Is a Paleo Diet Just For The Snobby Elitist?

So I was standing in a Dr’s clinic last week and the latest Time Magazine caught my eye (and not just because it wasn’t a Woman’s Weekly from 2004!) Inside was an article by Dr Mehmet Oz with the tag-line: “What To Eat Now The Anti-Food-Snob Diet” In this article, Dr Oz aims to dispel […]

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Jo Fitton on Being a Cardio Addict: Low Carb Down Under

Exercise is good for you right? Jo Fitton, co-ordinator of the Melbourne Paleo Meet-up Group told us her cautionary tale about the effects of too much exercise on her body and her psyche at the Low Carb Down Under seminar in Byron Bay. Her dry and witty account of her experiences with starting to run, losing […]

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Crystal Fieldhouse on What is Paleo: Low Carb Down Under

At the Low Carb Down Under seminar in Byron, I gave an overview of the Paleo Diet and my thoughts on Paleo being about more than just what we are eating. I do think that Paleo is about eating, sleeping and moving in tune with our basic biology. A focus on all three will help us to […]

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Christine Cronau on Why Saturated Fat is Good For Us: Low Carb Down Under

Christine is the author of The Fat Revolution and Great Health is a Piece of Cake. In her presentation at the Low Carb Down Under in Byron, the lean Christine soundly dispelled the myths surrounding the conventional wisdom that saturated fat is bad for us and damages our heart health. She showed us some before […]

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Ian Blair Hamilton and Cassie Bond on Coconut Oil for Alzheimer’s: Low Carb Down Under

Next up were Byron Bay locals Ian Blair Hamilton & Cassie Bond. This was a story that I was particularly interested in. I studied Neuroscience at uni and anything brain (or mind) related just totally fascinates me. Cassie’s Story Cassie shared her own journey to better health with us. A self-confessed “health-nut,” Cassie has tried […]

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David Gillespie on Sweet Poison: Low Carb Down Under

First up at The Low Carb Down Under Seminar in Byron was David Gillespie, author of Sweet Poison and Big Fat Lies. This was the second time I had seen David speak (the first was last weekend in Melbourne) and he was fantastic! David Gillespie shared his weight-loss story with us, having lost 40 kgs since cutting out sugar […]

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Jimmy Moore on The Story behind Livin’ La Vida Low Carb: Low Carb Down Under

(Be warned, I am not going to let the cat out of the bag too much because I don’t want to steal Jimmy’s thunder for the events yet to come in Sydney, Brisbane & Adelaide!) But I will say, that I think Byron locals got an unexpected treat in Jimmy Moore at the Low Carb […]

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Low Carb Down Under Byron Bay Wrap

If you are living in Australia and follow a Paleo or Low Carb Diet you would have had to be living under a rock (or in a cave) to have not seen the Facebook and Instagram buzz about the Low Carb Down Under series. Melbourne anaethetist Rod Tayler and Jamie Hayes, owner of Healthy Inspirations, […]

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How to Substitute Your Weekly Staple Veggies For Something Different

Did you check out the Wild Food Challenge last week? If you didn’t, then this post will make no sense to you whatsoever, so read this first. Ok, those of you who are still with me, hands up if you read the Wild Food Challenge and thought “Well, that sounds good… in theory. But how […]

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