Have you finished the year feeling depleted? Do overindulge during the summer holidays? Are you wanting to start 2021 on a positive note? Inside this e-book, you’ll find plenty of advice, actionable tips and inspiration to help you reset your health over the summer holidays. If you’re feeling exhausted from what has been an emotional year or you’re someone who finds it difficult to stick to your health goals over… Read More »The Healthy You Summer Reset
Yes, we are still here with the clinic open and nutritionist Sarah Appleford still seeing patients in-person and online. Regional Victoria has gone back into Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions and masks are now mandatory outside the home. While these restrictions have lead to disruptions and closures of businesses, Sarah Appleford Nutrition is still operating and offering nutrition consults to adults and children. There have, however, been some changes to the… Read More »COVID-19 Clinic Update
Inflammation is a normal process that can be incredibly protective as it is a key part of our immune system’s response to infection or injury. The physiological response helps to signal the immune system to heal damaged tissue in the event of a wound. Inflammation enables the immune system to fight foreign invaders such as pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Inflammation causes an increase in white blood cells to the site of injury and symptoms such… Read More »Fight Inflammation with These 10 Healing Foods
To say we’re going through uncertain times thanks to the coronavirus pandemic is probably an understatement. Social distancing no doubt has only added to the stress as businesses come to a standstill, jobs are lost and schools close in a bid to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19. During stressful times like these where there is an overwhelming feeling of loss and uncertainty, it’s vital we pay attention to our own mental health and that of our loved ones. Isolation from friends and family… Read More »Managing your stress and anxiety during uncertain times
If you’re feeling apprehensive about the current coronavirus pandemic and the financial outlook, you are not alone. This can be an overwhelming time, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to slow down and look at optimising your own health including supporting your immune system. In this video, I discuss briefly the role of the immune system and what it means to have a healthy immune system. I share my three… Read More »Diet and lifestyle tips to optimise your immune system today
With Coronavirus in the headlines and the change of season ahead, it’s the ideal time to focus our attention on supporting our immune system. As we change from one season to the next, it’s common for sniffles and coughs to creep in. And with the spread of Coronavirus, it’s a good excuse to place more emphasis on supporting our immune system with nourishing foods and healthy living strategies. Here, I… Read More »9 tips to boost your immunity
As new mothers, often our attention shifts from caring for ourselves during pregnancy for optimal fetus growth to meeting the demands of a new baby. We’re sleep-deprived and overwhelmed as we adjust our lives during this postpartum period. The honest fact is eating a healthy diet and meeting our own nutritional needs often falls to the bottom of the list. Our priorities are elsewhere, but to effectively recover from birth,… Read More »Top postnatal nutrients to include in your diet
If you’ve been on any sort of weight loss diet or been given any sort of advice by health and fitness professionals (including a nutritionist, dietitian or personal trainer), you’ve probably been advised to calculate your activity level on any given day and the number of calories you need to eat based on your energy expenditure to lose body fat. This last part is called calorie counting and it’s been a common strategy for a long time.… Read More »Is calorie counting worth the time and effort?
Postnatal depletion is a term you may have been hearing more lately, particularly if you are pregnant or a new mother. That’s because it’s become more recognised in the medical world and talked about in mainstream media. What is postnatal depletion? To grow and sustain the life of a baby requires a huge amount of nutrients. During pregnancy, the baby depends on the mother’s macro and micronutrients to develop and grow, and in the process,… Read More »Do I have postnatal nutrient depletion?
Feb Fast is in full swing with many of our members ditching the booze for a good cause and giving their liver’s a break after the festive season. Beyond reducing your health risks and raising money, there are plenty of other benefits too, especially if your conditioning your body with goals to build muscle, lose weight or increase endurance. By going alcohol-free you’ll be reducing your caloric intake, minimising fat… Read More »Nutrition tips to maximise your Feb Fast detox