Author: Amy Hotz


Latte Trends: Turmeric, Beetroot, Matcha and Charcoal

By GMB Advisor, Naturopath Amy Hotz The superfood latte trend has taken both Instagram and the health food scene by storm. While I adore my morning coffee this new wave of lattes is a fun and tasty way to incorporate extra nutrition into your day. Switching to a superfood latte from a regular flat white is an excellent way to eliminate caffeine from your diet while still enjoying your morning ritual. Here, I’ve selected five different lattes so you can take your pick next

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Supercharge your kids lunch box with these healthy swaps

By Naturopath, Amy Hotz A healthy lunch box is key to fuelling your kids with wholesome foods to keep them focused, energized and nourished throughout the day. Below are my top food swaps that will help you provide your little ones with a nutritious and yummy lunch box – that will be both eaten and enjoyed! 1. Swap white bread sandwich for quality bread Sandwiches are a quick and easy lunch to whip up. Swap your white bread sandwiches for a high-quality sourdough bread or buckwheat

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What you should know before buying a protein powder

By Naturopath, Amy Hotz Do those bliss balls you love or your banana bread recipe call for a scoop of protein powder? Or are you looking for a nutritious snack to cure that 4-o’clock slump? Protein powder has risen in popularity as a convenient meal replacement, snack or dietary supplement, and while it’s always best to eat a wholefood source of protein, powders do have a place in our busy lifestyles. This blog will help you navigate that crowded protein aisle and pick

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10 Guilt-Free Chocolate Snacks to Buy from the Supermarket

By Naturopath, Amy Hotz Is a cheeky chocolate your go-to snack? If, like me, you’re a chocoholic, then this is the blog post for you. Chocolate can be part of a balanced diet; as long as you choose the right kind. A healthy chocolate made from raw cacao can provide a rich source of magnesium, minerals and antioxidants and also boasts mood boosting therapeutics. To help you navigate the supermarket aisle, I’ve put together 10 healthy and guilt-free chocolate snack ideas. Enjoy! Naturally

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Nutrition
How to shop for a healthy gluten free snack

By Naturopath Amy Hotz Do you get lost looking for healthy, gluten-free snacks suitable for work or your kids’ lunchbox? Then you’ve come to the right place. Shopping for gluten-free goodies is a favourite past time of mine, and I’m passionate about educating my clients on how to make savvy food choices. As the health food industry booms, so too do the amount of products that claim to be healthy, but are in fact, quite the opposite. Here are my top 5 tips

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Mind & Body
Five Natural Beauty Swaps You Need Right Now

By Naturopath Amy Hotz Just like the foods we eat, many of the beauty products we use can contain synthetic chemicals that can be harmful to our health and wellbeing. According to the Environmental Working Groups (EWG), ‘the average adult uses 9 personal care products each day, with 126 unique chemical ingredients’. That’s a huge amount of chemicals that we are exposed to, which can be absorbed straight into our bodies through our skin. Why are chemical ingredients harmful? Synthetic chemicals can cause skin

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