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Uncategorized Jul 28, 2021

 

It's pretty common to find high-performing professionals caught up in their work. After all, if you ask most parents, they would tell you that (9 times out of 10) hustling to build their empire is the answer to a better life for their children. While it's a worthy and commendable reason to work hard, it is easy to fall into the exhausting grind that makes you forget why you're hustling in the first place. And before you know it, your health is slipping, your lifestyle becomes overwhelming, and your family gets left behind. Sound familiar? 

At Chris & Filly Functional Medicine, our mission is to forge a tribe of power parents across Australia, and even worldwide! It may sound like a lot, but the desire we have in helping high-performance entrepreneurial parents like you makes this number nothing but exciting. 

See, we thrive on supporting you, simply because we understand your struggles all too well. The principles and processes we have created to turn...

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Minced Stir Fry Breakfast

Uncategorized Jul 22, 2021

 

Nope, this is not my dinner. This was breakfast! Who else loves having mince and veg for breakie?

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 250g mince (beef, pork, or chicken)
  • 4 cups of beans, spinach, or other greens
    1/4 bunch basil or other fresh herbs.

Directions

  1. Add olive oil to a frypan.
  2. Heat over medium.
  3. Add garlic, sauté until soft.
  4. Add the mince, cook, until browned, tossing occasionally.
  5. Add the greens, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cover until greens are wilted and soft.
  6. Sprinkle herbs over the mince and mix in. Ready to serve!

Other options: top with 1 – 2 poached eggs, or serve with salsa or avocado. For extra carb, if needed, add a tbsp of cooked quinoa or wild rice.

 


This recipe is approved for our following Healing Diets:

- Adrenal Healing Nutrition Plan (post 2-week blood-sugar reset)

- Gluten-Free / Celiac & Non-Celiac Gluten-Sensitivity

- Dairy-free 

- Anti-Candida Diet

- Low-histamine

 

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6 Principles You Need To Master To Become a Productive, Healthy & Connected Power Parent

Uncategorized Jul 21, 2021

 

Are you a busy, burned-out parent, struggling to show up as the best Mum or Dad (or human being!) that you can be? Has trying to juggle the demands of your business or work, as well as the household chores, and trying to keep the kids alive and happy, got you feeling overwhelmed…and quite frankly, sick?

After working with over 2,000+ parents in leadership & business over the last combined 20+ years (and having experienced our own parental burnout, while trying to run our own businesses), we have gained a deep understanding of the three dominant problems professional parents face, and they are:

3 Problems Working Parents Face

  1. Sick, tired, and in pain, with no root cause diagnosis. Slowly over time, you notice your body isn’t functioning as well as it used to. You might even feel like your body is breaking. You might feel a bit like death. You find yourself collapsing, exhausted, on the couch when you get home from work…or even curled up in an anxious...
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Macro Smoothie

Uncategorized Jul 01, 2021

Struggling with time to make a nutritious brekkie in the morning? This is a super simple smoothie recipe that balances your macronutrients, fats, carbs & protein to help keep your energy and blood sugar levels balanced throughout the morning.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop (or 30g) natural collagen protein powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened rice milk

Directions

  • Blend all ingredients together. 
  • Add more water or ice for desired consistency.

 


This recipe is approved for our following Healing Diets:

- Adrenal Healing Nutrition Plan (post 2-week blood-sugar reset)

- Gluten-Free / Celiac & Non-Celiac Gluten-Sensitivity

- Dairy-free 

- Low-histamine

- SIBO Biphasic Diet

 

Author: Filipa Bellette, Clinical Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Practitioner

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Top Functional Medicine Tests For Gut Health

Uncategorized Jun 30, 2021

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to cope with constant tummy troubles like bloating, belly aches, and emergency trips to the bathroom! Especially when you’re a busy on-the-go working Mum!

In this article, we’re going to share what most doctors miss when it comes to sorting out GI issues and the best functional medicine testing to get to the bottom of things (mind the pun, lol!).

When All Your Conventional Medical Testing Comes Back as “Fine”

Typically, when people go to their primary care physician complaining of gut issues, their doctor will do some standard labs, which usually involve scopes or maybe a blood test. 

While scopes and blood testing are important, it may provide only a small portion of information you need, and doesn’t reveal important information about the microbial balance of your gut health.

So if your test comes back fine, they may suggest it’s just a sign of getting older or may just be “stress”. They...

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Chicken Nachos

Uncategorized Jun 24, 2021

Hey guys! How's your Thursday? Today's recipe is chicken nachos! This recipe takes all of 5-minutes to make (no joke...I did a virtual cooking class last year, and timed it!). It's also packed with lots of fresh veggies - a great way to get more veg into the kiddos :)

Ingredients

**Amount will vary depending on how many you’re making for, but these are the basic ingredients.

  • Organic corn chips (or make your own Paleo chips for a grain-free alternative - or have nachos without the chips)
  • BBQ chicken, torn apart
  • Home-made style tomato sauce or tomato relish
  • Can kidney beans, drained
  • Grated cheddar cheese (or Vegan hard cheese for DF alternative)
  • Iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Capsicum, diced
  • Carrot, grated
  • Tomato, diced
  • Avocado, mashed with a bit of salt & pepper & lemon juice.
  • Sour cream (or hummus for dairy-free alternative)

Directions

  • Place corn chips in a serving bowl. Top with shredded BBQ chicken & kidney beans. Drizzle tomato sauce/chutney...
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Habit Stacking

Uncategorized Jun 23, 2021
 

Are you struggling to break bad habits? Or to create new habits? 

You probably know what you SHOULD be doing to be healthy, happy and have the lifestyle you’ve always wanted, but you actually struggle to make the changes you need to make, to create new, long-lasting behavioural patterns - and a new life.

Now I could write a thesis about all the neurological, psychological, mental-emotional, generational reasons why you struggle to change your habits. But I’ll leave these theories for another time.

Today I want to share with you a really practical, handy little tool that can help you start creating new habits - TODAY. Many of our clients use this tool, with great results. It’s ridiculously simple. 

Creating a New Lifestyle By Habit Stacking

I’ll share this tool with you real soon, but first I wanted to talk about habit stacking. When you stack habits upon each other, you create for yourself a lifestyle, a type of body, and relationships. You see,...

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Energy Bars

Uncategorized Jun 16, 2021

Hey hard-working Mumma! Are you looking for a quick, healthy snack to keep your energy humming? Try these yummy Energy Bars! These are also a great lunchbox snack or treat for the kids after school :)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (120g) dates
  • ¾ cup (200g) natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup (60g) shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder

Directions

  • Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until well combined.
  • Spoon mixture into a paper-lined 20 x 10cm loaf tin.
  • Smooth the top with the spatula.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1-hour (ok, so it takes less than 5-minutes to make…but you still need to wait an hour before eating it!).
  • Keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

 


This recipe is approved for our following Healing Diets:

- Adrenal Healing Nutrition Plan (post 2-week blood-sugar reset)

- Gluten-Free / Celiac & Non-Celiac Gluten-Sensitivity

- Dairy-free 

- Vegan

 

Author: Filipa Bellette, Clinical Nutritionist...

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Why Compromised Immune Function Starts in the Gut

Uncategorized Jun 16, 2021

More and more working mothers are focused on immune health, what with all the bugs children can bring home, and also the need to be on top of their game to ensure they can keep work and family and everything else spinning.

But often Mums don’t have the full picture of the things that impact immunity the most.

In this article, we’re going to share why compromised immune health can often start in the gut.

 

Immunity is Much More Than Supplements & Exercise

When people think of immune health they think about taking supplements, eating a little better, or working out.

While all of those things are important, often they miss some of the most important areas where they need to focus if they want to protect their own and their family’s immunity… and one of those areas is gut health.

And one of the things that can impact your gut the most is stress! And hustling mothers, we know there is a lot of that!

 

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Apple Pikelets

Uncategorized Jun 10, 2021

Here's an easy kids' snack with no added sugar that will surely make their (and yours) tummies full!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder 
  • 2 cups almond milk 
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 green apples, grated

Directions

  • In a large bowl, gently combine all ingredients until the batter is just combined. Don’t over mix, lumps are OK!
  • Heat a pan of medium-high heat.
  • Brush a bit of oil on the pan and pour about  2 tbsp of batter into the pan.
  • Flip the pikelets once the edges appear slightly cooked and small bubbles form on top. Cook on the other side until lightly browned.
  • Serve on their own, or with your choice of topping - i.e. pure maple syrup, yogurt, coconut cream, berries, banana, nut butter, lemon juice, etc.

 


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