Health Insider – Jessica Cox

May 5, 2016

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Jessica is a passionate foodie and qualified, practicing Nutritionist with a Bachelor Health Science (Nutrition), with ten years of clinical experience. Jess is the founder and business owner of the successful Jessica Cox Nutritionist Clinic based in Brisbane, Australia. The Jessica Cox Nutritionist Clinic (JCNC) treats all facets of health conditions, though specialises with ongoing digestive issues and food intolerances.

Jess is also the creator of the Jessica Cox website and blog, which is an expression of everything she loves rolled into one, including her passion for creating recipes that catering for food intolerances. 

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Favourite Healthy Books & Documentaries

May 3, 2016

I have learned so much from reading nutrition books and this has really changed my views on nutrition and self-care. I think its so important to keep learning and bettering ourselves. There is so much misinformation out there about nutrition, that if you do not learn some of the basics for yourself, how are you meant to make informed choices?

I think the food industry at the moment is like the tobacco industry in the sixties. Everyone smoked without questioning what impact this had on their health and just trusted the marketing that it wasn’t bad for you. It’s so sad that the food industry have the power to hide things and trick people into eating processed foods without clearly and honestly labelling their goods.

I know I was fooled for years. When I first read the research showing how dairy and meat can have terrible effects on peoples health, I though that was completely ridiculous. When I first discovered that the ‘healthy’ cereal bar I used to snack on had the same amount of sugar as their was in a mars bar, I was so angry!

I’m not hear to preach or pretend I know it all about food or try sway anyone on their decision making process, but I do think that people should be really well informed so they can make the decisions for themselves.

Below are some books and documentaries that have helped me come to my own conclusions. Hope they add some value for you too!

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Salted Chocolate Macadamia balls

April 18, 2016

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Need a new snack for on the go? These macadamia bites are so yummy and perfect to keep you satiated between breakfast and lunch! They keep really well in the fridge and the chocolate coating is optional, depends if you have time to do that extra step.. they are delicious without it too! Enjoy x Continue Reading…

Get a better nights sleep!

April 13, 2016
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I used to really struggle with falling asleep. It could take me an hour or 2 of just lying there before sleep would eventually come around. For me, I think it was due to over-thinking and stress. But a few changes I have made has really helped me have a deeper longer sleep.

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Creamy Buckwheat Veggie Pasta

April 11, 2016

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I came up with the idea for this pasta sauce during my detox last month. I love pasta and also love creamy sauces. During the detox, I was off dairy and gluten so I had to come up with an alternative. Buckwheat pasta is delicious and I have this as an alternative to white pasta a lot anyway. The sauce was made by blending cashews, water and some zucchini which gave it a really creamy consistency, plus you are sneaking an extra vegetable in making the whole recipe even more nutrient dense. Win win! Continue Reading…

Health Insider: Got Milk?

April 6, 2016

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This week we have Karley Neyenhuys of Complete You joining us once more! Karley has recently started her own blog where she shares delicious recipes and lifestyle advice. She is very kindly sharing one of those articles today. Karley is an Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist, Biologist and Health Educator so she really knows her stuff. Enjoy x

 

Got Milk?

The growing concerns with dairy

Milk, why are you so complicated?! Growing up we learnt that dairy is a food group we need daily. But today more and more diets are excluding dairy (think paleo), and we hear more and more about lactose intolerance, milk allergies and dairy increasing the risk of certain cancers and arthritis.

Before we look at the growing concerns, let’s remember the nutritional benefits of dairy.  One glass of milk (250 mls) will give you:

Carbohydrates in the form of lactose for energy

Calcium for strong bones and teeth

Protein for muscle growth and repair

Fat – structural component for hormones and cell membranes

Phosphorus for energy release

Magnesium for muscle function

Riboflavin for healthy skin

Folate – important for pregnant women, it helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects in growing babies

Vitamin A for good vision and immune function

Vitamin B12 for normal functioning of the brain and nervous system

Vitamin C, an antioxidant in our bodies

Zinc for proper immune function

Iodine for a healthy metabolism

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Beetroot Mousse with crispy chickpeas & black rice

April 4, 2016

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If you have not seen my last post, I have teamed up with James from The Flavour Collective to bring you a new Sydney dining event: Black and White Gourmet. Black and White Gourmet is a new pop-up restaurant with a focus on fresh seasonal produce and bringing interesting people together for a night of fine dining! Our first event will be held in Darlinghurst on the 29th April at 6.30pm. Tuscan Twist is the theme of the menu and we will be serving up Italian inspired canapes, a three course fine dining meal and matching Premium Hunter Valley wines.

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Black and White Gourmet

March 29, 2016

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This week I am excited to announce the launch of a brand new Pop-Up Restaurant called BLACK AND WHITE. It has always been a dream of mine to have a pop-up restaurant in the future and when a friend James suggested we do it together, it seemed perfect!

I moved to Sydney 3 years ago with my boyfriend not knowing anybody and with no friends or family here whatsoever. It took a really long time to feel settled and feel at home in Sydney. I found it really hard to meet new people as I worked in a small company and I don’t play any sports and usually they are the best ways to network.

I would have absolutely loved if there were food clubs and dinner parties back then that I could have gone to, to meet like-minded people in the same age group. There are meet-up events in Sydney, but alot of the time these are targeted at an older demographic.

So, as much as I am doing this for great food and amazing wine, I also want this to be an opportunity for young professional foodies to come together and meet and have fun over a great dining experience.

I am hoping to host more than one of these dinners all going well. It would be so amazing to have this as a regular event where I can meet other Sydney foodies and we can all come together for a great night of food and meeting new friends.

I would absolutely love if you can come join us and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about it! The details are below and I hope to see you there.

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Health Insider: Annalies Corse

March 24, 2016

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I recently had the pleasure of working with Medical Scientist & Naturopath, Annalies Corse, on her branding and website.

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