The Down Low on the Low FODMAP Diet

For those suffering from diagnosed IBS the Low FODMAP diet can make the difference between pain and discomfort and a manageable normalness. So what is the Low FODMAP diet and how does it work? The Low FODMAP diet, unlike your average diet, is a medical diet. I guess the first question most people ask is,…

A Daily Nutrient: Zinc

Everyone has heard of zinc, and it can be found in a lot of different products, including skin products and supplements for warding off colds over winter. If you would like a little more information about what is in fact a pretty amazing nutrient please read on… What does zinc do? Zinc participates in a…

Reasons to Keep Going

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball. It might be illness or injury, something unforeseen. Or it might be something that seeps in slowly like tiredness, loss of motivation or feeling overwhelmed. Maybe life has changed and you find yourself procrastinating. Whatever the negative influence, right now, in this moment is the most important time…

Margarine or Butter?

Many of us, when it comes to the butter or marg debate, have just gone with our taste preference. Some of us have thrown our hands in the air and quit it altogether for the debate just got too confusing. Butter comes from dairy, so there we have saturated animal fats. Margarine is processed and…

A Resourceful Place

Hi all, I have just added a new resource page to the website riverlandnutrition.com. This will be constantly added to as I find and make more downloadable material for you and locate other great organisations and businesses that you may find interesting and helpful. You can find the resource page HERE. Or just head over…

It is Done!

Today is officially my first of three ‘last-exams-for-the-year-are-done’ days!! I am so relieved! I’d happy dance if I wasn’t so brain tired from having literally just signed out of my exam. But oh it is a good feeling. I plan to take a moment or two to just let that accomplishment sink in (yes, just…

Pre-Celebrations

It is almost the end of the year. Almost the end of the study trimester. Almost that satisfying end of the first stage goals. It is such a great feeling to accomplish goals, and make progress on others. I believe that life is supposed to be a constant evolution and that it is that process…

Taking the Plunge

Being motivated can be challenging, and it isn’t always there for anyone all of the time. Being dedicated is probably even more important when it comes to following through on goals. But how do you give yourself that initial push to get started in the first place? It comes down to one simple thing: How…