Posts by FNH

Iron

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Iron Daily Requirement Women                                         18mg Men                                                8mg Infants 0-6 months               0.27mg 6 months – 1yr                            11mg Children 1-3yr                             7mg                 4-8yr                           10mg                9-13yr                            8mg The daily requirement of iron is higher for women due to menstruation. Post menopause men and women have the same iron requirements. Boys aged 14-18 have a slightly higher iron RDI of 11mg. Reasons For Iron Deficiency Iron...

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Blueberry Blissballs

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Print Recipe Blueberry Blissballs These blueberry blissballs are protein rich and low in natural sugars. Plus the blueberries add a nice polyphenol - antioxidant, good bacteria feeding hit. So I like these as an alternate snack to fruit for my toddler. Course Snacks Prep Time 10 minutes Servings Small Bliss balls Ingredients 400 g Nuts I like to use a mix of different nuts - usually I have about 200g of almonds and then top up with a mix of macadamias, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans and/or walnuts100 g Fresh medjool dates You could probably use pitted dried dates but I recommend...

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Pumpkin and Almond Pancakes

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Print Recipe Pumpkin and Almond Pancakes These pancakes are so easy and delicious. I was feeling bad about often feeding my 13 month old rice crackers to snack on (they were the good ones - organic brown rice), but even so they are pretty void of nutrients. So I wanted something high in protein and fibre and easy to carry around - so I came up with these and they are yummy! My whole family loves them so they are on our breakfast rotation - usually with yoghurt and berries. Course Breakfast Cuisine Almond, Breakfast, Pumpkin Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Servings Pancakes Ingredients 140...

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The Facts about Fats

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sometimes trying to be healthy can be difficult. There’s so much info out there, it can be hard to know what to do. Fats are especially confusing in this way. So I’ve put some info together to help add some clarity.   Fats Firstly we need fats in our diet, in fact dietary fat should provide between 15-20% of our total energy intake. The human brain is about 60% fat. Fats are a component of every cell in the body and are essential for hormone and neurotransmitter production. However not all fats are created equal. Some are very good for us, some very bad, some are very good but can...

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Natural Thyroid Health

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Natural Thyroid Health What does the thyroid do? The thyroid gland is like our speedometer, controlling our basal metabolic rate (BMR)  (3). We have receptors to thyroid hormones in every cell of the body, basically telling them to speed up or slow down. The thyroid is stimulated by the hypothalamus-pituitary-axis which is a negative feed back loop. The thyroid hormones T3 and T4 are made from the amino acid tyrosine and the mineral iodine (4). T4 is the main hormone produced but the T3 has a much stronger action, T4 is converted to T3 mainly in the liver, but also in the kidneys, heart,...

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