LSA – Linseed, Sunflower Seed & Almond Mix – the Genuine Superfood

Homemade LSA mix in plate - Linseed or flax seeds, Sunflower seeds and Almonds. Traditional Australian blend of ground, source of dietary fibre, protein, omega fatty acids.

Do you know the health benefits of LSA and why you should be adding it to your porridge and smoothies? We take a look at this popular superfood. What is LSA? LSA is short for linseed (also known as flaxseed), sunflower seeds and almond meal. This seeds and nut combination is ground together to create … Read more

Chia Seeds – Worth their Weight in Nutritional Gold

Chia seeds in a metal tart tin on a wodden table with another scoop of chia seeds

When you start looking at chia seeds, you soon realise that they are really quite astounding. Measuring all of 2 mm in diameter, these tiny oval seeds are an absolute powerhouse of nutrients. Lots of foods are described as superfoods these days, but chia seeds definitely deserve the name. What Are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds … Read more

Gain Lean Muscle Mass Whilst Shredding Fat

Happy, well-built young man doing a plank in a gym. Gaining lean muscle is hard.

Stripping fat whilst growing muscle at the same time can feel like mastering the dark arts. It has been called the holy grail of weight training: how does one simultaneously gain muscle mass whilst also shredding body fat, and promoting toned muscle definition? It’s a wonderful goal, but it most certainly isn’t easy. Building muscle … Read more

Natural Solutions for Acne

A side-on view of a young woman with acne.

Conventional acne treatments can come with serious side effects according to naturopath and nutritionist, Nina Stephenson. Read her suggestions for natural acne solutions. Acne can present as acne vulgaris (where overactive oil glands block pores, creating inflammation, blackheads and pimples); acne rosacea (affects capillaries, causes flushing); and acne conglobata, or cystic acne, which results in … Read more

The Winter Dilemma

back view of a woman hiking in winter in the countryside with a mountain ahead of her.

Fitness goals often take a back seat as winter sets in. It doesn’t have to be this way. It is definitely colder, wetter and generally more miserable weather-wise this time of year. This makes getting out and exercising (or just getting out) harder than normal. It also means all of the comfort foods that may … Read more

Omega-3, the good fat

A selection of foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids

If you think all fat is a no-no, think again. Omega-3 is incredibly good for you. Fat is not a dirty word when it comes to health. In fact, certain fats are – literally – essential. Omega-3s are called ‘essential fatty acids’ (EFAs), meaning the body requires them for optimal functioning, but they cannot be … Read more