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Nutrition Articles

How to tell if you are insulin resistant

Amelia Phillips

Insulin resistance is a silent, asymptomatic condition that is a precursor to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. As with many diseases, prevention is better than cure, so identifying if we are insulin resistant is a major step in preventing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

 

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia and adults with Type 2 diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop heart disease than those without type T2D. Find out who is at risk of insulin resistance, the tests needed and treatment available.

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How to Get Motivated When the Weather Cools Down

Amelia Phillips

As the weather cools down, we have to be careful that our motivation doesn’t as well. Is it the shorter days, the cooler weather, or covering up our bodies that dampens the motivation barometer? Probably all of the above!

Fast track to summer and we’re regretting those missed workouts and extra stodge consumed, but not this winter! This winter we will stoke the motivation fire and stay on track. Follow these six simple but effective tips to get motivated when the weather cools down. (Read More - Link to article). 

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What are Beta Glucans and Why We Should Pay Attention

Amelia Phillips

Dietary beta glucans (β-glucans) are a type of soluble fibre found in the cell walls of certain mushrooms (eg reishi, shiitake, maitake), cereals (e.g. oats, barley) yeasts, seaweed and algae.

Researchers are particularly interested in β-glucans because more and more studies are identifying their significant impact on health, such as lowering insulin resistance, blood cholesterol, obesity prevention and immune boosting properties including fighting cancer. 

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Why is Low GI a Sustainable Way to Eat?

Amelia Phillips

We hear alot about low GI eating in the media but what does it really mean? What does a low GI meal plan actually look like and is it just for diabetics or can we all benefit? To answer this we must first understand what a Low GI is. 

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