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Eczema in Babies — 3 things you can do right now!

Baby eczema flare-ups in babies are often a sign of underlying issues within their digestive and immune systems. While food sensitivities can trigger these flare-ups, the root cause is usually deeper, stemming from an imbalance in the baby’s gut microbiome.Food isn't the problemContrary to popular belief, it's not the specific foods that are the main problem. Instead, the state of the baby's gut health plays a crucial role. An unhealthy gut can lead to inflammation and a compromised immune sys...

June 27, 2024

Chocolate Protein Bliss Balls

Bliss balls are a fantastic energy-boosting healthy snack.Great for kids and mamas, it provides essential nutrients, and is high in protein, healthy fats, carbs and fibre.Lunchbox friendlyPost-workout friendlySnack friendlyBreastfeeding friendlyMade with raw natural ingredientsMakes 10 servingsWHAT YOU NEED8 medjool dates (pitted)2 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup1 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp cacao powder¾ cup raw almonds3 tbsp melted coconut oil1 tbsp Norish Nutrition Smoothie Booster½ cup desicca...

January 19, 2024

Gut-Loving Beetroot Feta Dip

I can never resist a good dip. Dips are the ultimate snack accompaniment, and this one is a cinch to make - the food processor does most of the work. Not only is this dip quick and healthy, but it also looks beautiful on a table. The Power of BeetsBeets are the star of this dip, and they bring a lot to the table, nutrition-wise. They're rich in fibre and one of the best sources of glutamine, an amino acid that helps maintain a healthy intestinal tract. Beets aid in detoxification of the bod...

October 11, 2023

Mango Chia Pudding

Chia seed puddings are always part of my weekly prep, they are so easy to make and super handy to have in the fridge for an on-the-go snack or breakfast.Chia seeds are also a great source of:Omega-3 fatty acids (a plant-based source of ALA)A source of protein A good balance of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fatsThey also do wonders for digestion and are known as constipation-relieving foods, so perfect for postpartum mothers and babies starting solids.Makes 4 chia puddingsWHAT YOU NEED&...

September 24, 2023

Easy Ways to Boost Your Child's Gut Health

A robust and well-functioning gut serves as the cornerstone for a strong digestive and immune system, a fundamental aspect of overall gut health.The intestinal wall barrier - think of it as the body's guardian, standing guard to prevent undigested food particles, toxins, and pesky microbes from sneaking into the bloodstream. But here's the thing: when this intestinal wall barrier weakens or gets damaged, it opens the door to what's known as a "leaky gut."Here's where the magic comes in – integ...

September 24, 2023

Top 4 Reasons to Hold Off on Solid Foods for Your Baby

As a nutrition consultant specialising in infant health, I often encounter parents eager to introduce solid foods to their babies before they've displayed the essential developmental signs of readiness. While it's exciting to witness your little one's growth, waiting for these cues indicates when a baby’s intricate system is ready and mature enough for the introduction of solid foods.Here are the key reasons why it's important to hold off on introducing solids until your baby is developmentall...

September 22, 2023

Probiotic-Rich Popsicles

I love making these popsicles for the kids, they are super simple and are an excellent sweet treat. They are also packed full of healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates, making them a perfectly balanced snack.The addition of Norish Smoothie Booster makes it extra nutrient-rich and not only supports gut health, but is also a source of iron and other essential nutrients.Makes 10 small icy polesWHAT YOU NEED 1 x 270 ml can of full-fat AYAM coconut cream or 1 tub of coconut yoghurt (for ad...

September 21, 2023

Snickers Dates

This makes the best after-dinner snack or anytime snack really, and it’s perfectly macronutrient balanced helping stabilise blood sugars.Dates are rich in magnesium, and vitamin A & B complex and are also a source of insoluble dietary fibre. Not only that, they are a great source of antioxidants and a source of carbohydrates (perfect for helping build milk supply if breastfeeding). In addition to this, dates have been shown to positively affect birth outcomes when consumed in the last...

September 21, 2023

Naturally Fermented Foods vs Probiotic Supplementation

A healthy gut is the foundation of overall well-being, and maintaining a balanced gut microbiome is essential for good health. When it comes to promoting gut health, two popular options often come to mind: naturally fermented foods and probiotic supplements. While both have their merits, as a nutrition consultant, I strongly advocate for the consumption of naturally fermented foods over probiotic supplementation.Let me explain why I believe natural fermentation is the superior choice.1. Diversit...

September 13, 2023

The Role of Iron: An Essential Nutrient for Postpartum Health

The iron deficiency problemDuring pregnancy, the body's iron requirements increase significantly, leading to further depletion of iron stores. As a result, many new mothers begin their postpartum journey with already compromised iron levels.Studies have shown that a staggering 80% of women enter pregnancy already deficient in iron (Oh Baby Nutrition, 2023). According to another study, it’s been found that 49% of women were considered anemic in the third trimester of pregnancy and were also ane...

August 2, 2023

5 developmental signs that your baby is ready for solids

Introducing solid foods to your baby is an exciting milestone in their development. As a parent, you want to make sure your little one is ready and receptive to this new adventure in eating. While each child is different, there are some common signs that can indicate your baby is prepared for the transition from exclusive breastfeeding or formula to the world of solids.There are key developmental signs of readiness a baby must display before starting solids. Current guidelines state that complem...

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