Detox the right way – a Dietitian’s perspective

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Detox diets and cleanses seem to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, especially with so many of us over indulging during the Christmas and New Year period. Whilst indulging was fun at the time, it leaves many wanting a quick fix – exactly what detox diets and cleanses promise. But are they really all they are cracked up to be? … Read More

What is Zinc, and is it healthy?

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What is Zinc? Zinc is an essential mineral that our body needs a small amount of every day to stay healthy. Zinc can be found in a variety of foods and is added to the processing of other foods such as some breakfast cereals. It is also available as a dietary supplement. What does it do for the immune system? … Read More

Spring Nutrition Plan

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Foods to make you feel fresh, light and healthy in Spring. As we head into spring it’s time to make the switch from porridge to bircher muesli, from soups to smoothies and from hearty roasts to spring salads. We bid farewell to the hearty nourishing winter foods and welcome light, fresh and colourful foods that will leave you feeling happy, … Read More

The one thing that almost ruined my netball career

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For as long as I can remember nutrition has played a large role in my life – both positively and negatively. I haven’t always had a healthy relationship with food. Whilst at the Australian Institute of Sport the role of food in my life took a turn for the worst. As crazy as it seems, at a time in my … Read More

Hydration. Is it really that important?

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Dehydration has a HUGE influence on performance, so the goal is to always start training sessions and games well hydrated. Dehydration causes us to become physically and mentally fatigued, meaning it is harder to concentrate, make decisions and maintain our skill level on the netball court. It also makes us feel like the exercise is harder than it actually is … Read More