Author: Zoe Bingley-Pullin

  1. Which foods are best for anxiety and depression?

    Which foods are best for anxiety and depression?

    Mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression are becoming all too common in our modern society and unfortunately, they’re on the rise. Beyond Blue says that there are around 3 million Australians living with anxiety or depression right now. Are you one of them?

    We’ve known for a while about the scientific evidence around diet and lifestyle factors improving our physical health and wellbeing. Now there is a growing body of research to demonstrate that specific vitamins and minerals can also boost your mood and mental health too, helping to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. Let’s take a look.

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  2. Hormonal imbalance. How to balance hormones with food

    Hormonal imbalance. How to balance hormones with food

    The role of hormones

    Hormones are chemical messengers that carry signals from one part of the body to another. Some well-known ones are insulin, melatonin, cortisol, adrenaline and testosterone, though there are over 200 altogether. They are made, stored and released by our endocrine system and it’s their job to regulate the activity of cells or organs throughout our body.

    Hormones control a variety of functions including mood, growth, appetite and weight (metabolism) and sexual development and function. Whilst we will all experience periods of natural hormonal fluctuations in our life, hormonal imbalance can also occur when the endocrine glands are not working properly. Correcting this is important as hormonal imbalances can lead to a range of serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease to name a few.

    In this article I’ll cover tips on how to balance your hormones but firstly, let’s explore some of the early signs that your hormones may be out of whack.

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  3. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Top that - 10 meal toppers to supercharge your diet

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Top that - 10 meal toppers to supercharge your diet

    We’re all busy and sometimes don’t have time to fully prep and cook all our own meals. And even if we do, we can run out of ideas for how to make them both appealing and healthy too. But if you’re after a short-cut to achieving a higher nutrient hit for the meals you do eat (whether bought or home-made), I’ve got a secret to share with you. Toppers.

    If you haven’t yet embraced soup and salad toppings as a way of adding extra nutrients to improve health, this article will help. If you have, then I’m here to give you some extra inspiration.

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  4. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Sustainable eating - top tips to choosing sustainable food

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Sustainable eating - top tips to choosing sustainable food

    What is sustainable eating?

    Sustainable eating is about choosing foods that contribute to a healthy balanced diet while additionally having a low impact on our environment. To define it further would be to say that sustainable diets aim to ensure food security for present and future generations; protect biodiversity; respect cultures; be economically fair; optimise nourishment; plus combat malnutrition and obesity. Sustainable eating is about more than just the food itself – it’s about production, distribution, packaging and consumption.

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  5. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Eat your way to better skin. The best foods for glowing skin.

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Eat your way to better skin. The best foods for glowing skin. If you think radiant skin is just for the under 25’s, think again. You can have a healthy glow at any age and I’m about to show you how. Read more...
  6. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Work smarter not harder – best meal prep ideas for 2021

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Work smarter not harder – best meal prep ideas for 2021

    Here’s a statement I’ve heard a number of times – ‘meal prepping’s not for me’. If you’re a person with loads of time on your hands, then I’d probably agree. You may not need to meal prep. But most of us don’t have that luxury. Instead we’re juggling jobs, home, learning, partners, parents, kids, recreation and an overflowing email inbox! Unless you’re super woman, being busy and eating well don’t usually go hand in hand. So that’s where meal planning and prepping comes to the rescue.

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  7. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Food trends 2021. What could you be eating this year?

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Food trends 2021. What could you be eating this year?

    I love eating variety and appreciate how good food diversity is for gut health and overall wellness. It’s because of this that I’m always fascinated to hear about new ingredients. New foods inspire me to get creative in the kitchen, sampling new taste combinations and inventing new recipes.

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  8. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Is your home poisoning you?

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Is your home poisoning you?

    Learn if you’re living in a healthy home or harmful one

    Have you ever thought about how healthy your home is? Most people haven’t. We tend to think about our health in terms of what we eat or how much we exercise. Thanks to modern research we can now get an understanding of the impacts of external factors on human health and the homes that we live in play a large part in this.

    Exactly what is going on under your roof? If only the walls could talk! Let’s dive into everything you need to know about air quality, dust, household chemicals, cosmetics and food. Plus practical tips on how you can reduce your exposure to any nasties and make your house a healthy home for all who occupy it.

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  9. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Sick of eating rabbit food? How to stay excited about your diet

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Sick of eating rabbit food? How to stay excited about your diet

    Are you thrilled to be on a diet? Probably not. Most people don’t go on a diet because it’s a fun or inspiring thing to do. In fact, dieting is akin to torture for many people.

    I’m definitely the kind of nutritionist that advocates eating well everyday as a lifestyle, rather than dieting. However, if you’re feeling sluggish, are carrying excess kilos and have a certain goal weight in mind, then you may well need a clear, targeted approach. Plus you’ll need some motivation to stay on track.

    So let’s address the key problems with conventional dieting and discuss helpful tips to beating food boredom while getting your weight down to a healthier level.

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  10. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Why most people fail at meditation. And why that’s perfectly ok!

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Why most people fail at meditation. And why that’s perfectly ok!

    If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of meditation and you probably think it’s a good thing to do. But you may be grappling with these typical obstacles – thinking it’s too hard, you’re not the type for it, you don’t know how to do it or you don’t have the time to master it. Did your previous attempts leave you feeling that it didn’t work or you didn’t see the point?

    If you’re a bona fide meditation flop, this article is for you. I’ll take you through the powerful benefits you can experience when you give meditation a try, provide ideas on how to get started, plus star tips from the pros. Lastly, I’ll give you my own recorded sample to help get you on your way. My aim is to show you why failure is just a stepping stone to meditation success.

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