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Vitamin B12 – Do we really need it?

What is B12? B12 is a water-soluble vitamin which is vital for normal physiological functioning of the human body. Why do we need B12? B12 is essential for the metabolism of virtually all cells in the body. It is an essential cofactor in DNA synthesis, particularly the development of the nervous system and production of red blood cells. B12 deficiencies often manifest with neurological problems such as fatigue or memory problems, or it can also present as anaemia (low haemoglobin in our blood). Who needs it? 26% of Australians have subclinical levels of Vitamin B12 and only 2% of the population follow a plant-based diet. It is therefore an issue regardless of the diet you consume so it is important...

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Episode #2 - Robyn Chuter on why no oil or sugar

Ok, so we have all herd about or been exposed to the ‘health’ benefits of oil right? It’s trending and there is a lot of marketing and misleading information out there about it. How do you know who and what to believe? Is oil really healthy for you? If you want to learn some simple facts about oil then you need to hear Robyn’s perspective. She does not hold back on oil. Robyn goes deep into why it is not considered a wholefood and why coconut oil has no real proven health benefits when ingested. Saturated fat found in coconut oil has been linked to high cholesterol and early onset of heart disease. Did you know that coconut oil is...

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Episode #1 Robyn Chuter and a wholefood plant-based diet

So let me tell you a little bit about Robyn Chuter. She is a renowned certified lifestyle medicine practitioner, naturopath, nutritionist and counsellor. She has been practising since 1995 in Australia. Currently, Robyn is a health transformation practitioner and the owner of Empower Total Health on the Gold Coast. Robyn’s passion lies in helping people reverse serious and chronic lifestyle disease and illnesses such as Type II diabetes, high blood pressure and many autoimmune conditions, just to name a few. Her philosophy is around living your most optimal and healthy life, and to be free from disease and illnesses that can be overcome from adopting a whole food plant-based diet (WFPBD). She also believes it is a lifestyle approach including regular exercise,...

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Episode #7 Dr Andrew Little on Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Iodine and Omega-3-6-9 Fatty Acids

Watch the full episode below with @plantbased_aussie_doctor and @vegan_like_benny   There is said to be four essential nutrients that cannot be obtained readily from the average Australian diet. This is due to a number of factors being the high amount of low nutrient food we consume, the diminishing health of our soil and current lifestyle practises.We have been led to believe that supplements are the easiest was to obtain missing nutrients.  Dr Andrew once questioned the need for supplements on a plant-based diet. When you think about it, vitamins and supplements are most of the time synthetic versions of wholefoods in isolation. People who don’t get enough nutrients which come from plants and whole foods are generally recommended to seek supplements. However, if...

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Episode #6 - Dr Andrew Little on Masculinity, Impotence and the 3 P’s

Watch the full episode below with @plantbased_aussie_doctor and @vegan_like_benny   Men’s health is a topic that in the past never got talked about much. Sadly today, it is still a topic that doesn’t get as much attention or awareness brought to it as it should. Why do men take a sideline stance when it comes to their health? Why do we as women conform to societal beliefs around masculinity and femininity? Has our definition of masculinity negatively impacted the health of the males in our life? Is it time to redefine masculinity in our modern day world? So many questions that I hope spark some curiosity and the evolution of new directions in answering these questions. Dr Andrew and Benny are two men...

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5kg Fruit Box

Ideal to accompany you on your individual health journey, or can be shared in the workplace or amongst the family.
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