Is Lipedema connected to perimenopause and diet?

Is Lipedema connected to perimenopause and diet?

Lipedema (Lipoedema) is a connective tissue disorder, that comes on in puberty (and during hormone changes) that causes painful fat growth – often in the legs and sometimes in the arms and other parts of the body too. Learning that I had this painful condition …

A change in mindset- How I learned to love my body

A change in mindset- How I learned to love my body

Disclaimer: I’m not a health professional, this is simply my story and what’s working for me on my health journey. Talk to your health provider about diet or treatment options. ❤️ Someone asked me today if I was doing Keto… and my answer was… wellll… …

15 Delectable Allergy Friendly – Gluten free, Vegan and Dairy free Christmas Cookies

15 Delectable Allergy Friendly – Gluten free, Vegan and Dairy free Christmas Cookies

We’ve got a family of varying dietary requirements, allergies and intolerances. Three kids who are dairy free, myself who is dairy free and gluten free… kids friends who are vegan and my husband who shouldn’t eat dairy, but does! … Dairy doesn’t sit well with …

Guest Post: Conquering Disease – My personal journey back to health

Guest Post: Conquering Disease – My personal journey back to health

I was just 21 when I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. A crippling bowel disease I had acquired through an intrinsically linked set of epidemiological circumstances that occurred throughout my life as a child. That, I would come to learn later. I remember how sick …

Youvetsi Lamb & Orzo Stew

Youvetsi Lamb & Orzo Stew

My gorgeous and talented friend Kristie Macaulay is a pro foodie… she’s owned and managed many, many great food establishments right here in NZ.  Her Youvetsi Lamb & Orzo Stew caught my eye! She got the recipe from her friends mum who spends her Summers …

Baked turmeric, tomato & chicken risotto

Baked turmeric, tomato & chicken risotto

So, this lockdown has us taking our time. Cooking, spending time doing the small and methodical tasks that I have taken for granted for far, far too long. I’m walking my talk and taking each moment as it comes. Enjoying the normal, enjoying the feeling …

Vegan potato gratin

Vegan potato gratin

My son is dairy allergic, so apart from me being DF due to health issues, we don’t cook with dairy at home for him as well. My husband is working from home right now with New Zealand in lockdown. He’s been a busy boy! Not …

Dairy free, gluten free banana bread

Dairy free, gluten free banana bread

Been baking a lot more during the lockdown. Its calming and soothing and takes time. I’m enjoying the peace and brainspace of slowing down. This wee gem is a fave – gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. You can either add choc chips …

Vegan (protein powder) blueberry pancakes

Vegan (protein powder) blueberry pancakes

The fabulous Sandy Rasmussen popped this delectable vegan pancake recipe into my inbox and I had to share… perfect for a Sunday brunch to share with the fam! 💛 These Protein Pancakes have none of the high GI foods in them and they’re delicious.  Sandy …

Nutrition, autoimmune disease and perimenopause

Nutrition, autoimmune disease and perimenopause

My name is Sandy Rasmussen and 2020 marks my 50th year. I have 3 children aged between 9 and 14 and I am also a practising qualified Personal Trainer, and I have a passion for nutrition and I love to share what’s worked for me. …