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Recommended eating

Natural Choice Cafe 541 High Street, Penrith.

The Shack – Organic Wholefood Market 12 The Crescent, Penrith. Website:

NuCafe eat in and take home healthy meals (Numeals), 6-19 Lambridge Place, North Penrith (in the Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club Gym carpark)

Manic Organic High Street, Penrith

Grill’d has great gluten free and low carb options, Westfield Penrith ground floor, entrance on Riley Street.

Fruit and Vegetable Delivery

In the Hawkesbury

Carrots on Wheels

Free Range Meat

Paddock to Plate (not sure if they are currently selling meat, please check with them directly)

  • Grass fed and grass finished Angus beef grown locally in the Hawkesbury Area
  • Seasonal boer goat and suffolk lamb. Pasture raised eggs

At each market they sell an entire beast nose to tail, including offal and bones.
Place your order via their Facebook Page or Email and collect at these markets: Richmond Good Food Market, Castle Hill Farmers & Fine Food Market, Glenorie Growers Market. Or contact them about home delivery to the Hills/Hawkesbury areas.

Recommended Gyms

Penrith: Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club, 16-19 Lambridge Place, PENRITH 2750  Phone: 4760 0700 (ask for Dane, he ensures all Informed Health clients are matched up with the right service/trainer for their needs)

Atmosphere is a health and fitness club. It has been designed to create a comfortable environment for people of all ages, with many training areas and a heated pool, targeting all aspects of health, fitness and wellbeing.

Windsor: Hawkesbury Oasis Fitness and Aquatic Centre, South Windsor


Recommended health professionals

Linda Campbell, Hypnotherapist/NLP/Life Coach, Penrith (The Jade Healing Centre)

Cath Edwards, The Stress Less Coach

 Chandu Bickford, Transformational Coach

Steve Squassoni, The Jade Healing Centre, Penrith Ph 4704 8490  (RoTai Pain Relief, QiGong)

Penrith Physiotherapy and Sports Centre, Lethbridge Street and Barber Avenue, Penrith. Ph 4721 5567

Mary Anne Lowery Chiropractor, 44 Castlereagh Street, Penrith. Ph 4721 2143

Sue Mitchell, Massage & Reflexology, Essential Bodyworks, Penrith

Vicki Cook, Kinesiology, Massage and Raw Food Expert, Inspired Change, Winmalee

Rhonda Rolfe, Kinesiology and Scenar Therapy, Harmonising Health, Llandilo

Melissa Ferrari, Psychotherapist (psychotherapy, marriage, relationship and personal counselling)

Isaih McKimmie, Couples Therapist, Sex Therapist

Penrith Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, Lemongrove (Penrith)

More research/science websites

David Perlmutter, MD, Neurologist,

Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, Family Medicine,

Robert H. Lustig, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist,

Terry Wahls, MD, Professor of Medicine

Malcolm Kendrick, MD, GP

Gary Fettke, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Aseem Malhotra, Cardiologist

Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Jimmy Moore’s Livin La Vida Low-Carb

Recipe websites

The Doctor’s Kitchen

The spunky coconut

Against all grain

Eat drink paleo

Nom nom paleo



Paleo diet and lifestyle

Beauty and the foodie

Eat Fat Lose Fat

Pizza base recipe

Gutsy By Nature

Grok Grub

Paleo Bread recipes:

Books/resources for Emotional Health

The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown, this 6 hour lecture style books is brilliant, one of Fiona’s all time favourites and should be taught in school. Best price audio download is at

Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen

Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise – that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

The Power of Vulnerability is a very personal project for me,” Brené explains. “This is the first place that all of my work comes together. This audio course draws from all three of my books – it’s the culmination of everything I’ve learned over the past twelve years. I’m very excited to weave it all into a truly comprehensive form that shows what these findings and insights can mean in our lives.”

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting by Brené Brown,

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown, 

Rising Strong by Brené Brown, Dare to Lead Brené Brown

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Thank and Grow Rich by Pam Grout

Emotional First Aid by Guy Winch

Follow Brené Brown’s Facebook page.

Follow Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook page.

Playing Big by Tara Mohr

Why Modern Day Motherhood Feels so Frustrating


Recommended books

That Sugar Movement have some terrific books and e-books full of great recipes and dietary advice, aswell as That Sugar App available here: 

Grain Brain, the surprising truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers by David Perlmutter, MD, Neurologist

Brain Maker by David Perlmutter

The Real Meal Revolution, The radical, sustainable approach to healthy eating by Professor Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot and Sally-Ann Creed

The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz

Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD, Cardiologist

The Vegetarian Myth, Food, Justice and Sustainability by Lierre Keith

Fat Chance, Beating the Odds against sugar, processed food, obesity and disease by Robert H. Lustig, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist

Minding your Mitochondria and The Wahls Protocol, how I beat progressive MS using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine by Terry Wahls, MD, Professor of Medicine

The Paleo Solution – the original human diet by Robb Wolf

The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson

Primal Body Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas

The Paleo Diet, your lifelong plan to optimize health and well being by Loren Cordain, PhD

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell & Thomas S Cowan

Cholesterol Clarity, what the HDL is wrong with my numbers? by Jimmy Moore with Eric C. Westman, MD

Death by Food Pyramid, how Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health – Denise Minger

Gut by Giulia Enders

Recommended viewing/listening

Fiona’s 5 minute chat with Damon Gameau from That Sugar Film, April 2016 at Bring Back the Fat seminar:

Doctor in the House, Dr Rangan Chatterjee Episode 1 and Episode 3 (dietary solutions for type 2 diabetes and hormonal issues)

How to make diseases disappear, Dr Rangan Chatterjee TED Talk, can you actually make a disease disappear? Dr Rangan Chatterjee thinks you can. Often referred to as the doctor of the future, Rangan is changing the way that we look at illness and how medicine will be practised in years to come. Watch here:

Sugar: The Bitter Truth, Dr Robert Lustig

Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0, Dr Robert Lustig

Wise Traditions London 2010: Natasha Campbell McBride

Big Fat Lies

Cereal Killers

Minding Your Mitochondria: Dr. Terry Wahls at TEDxIowaCity

The Food Revolution, Dr Andreas Eenfeldt

Should we Bring back the Fat? Dr Ross Walker is joined by Dr Aseem Malhotra, renowned across the media for his revolutionary treatment of patients and controversial opinions on statins (cholesterol medications) and using fat as medicine and Christine Cronau, Nutritionist.You can listen to this interview here:


That Sugar Film started as one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarked on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived, or promoted to be “healthy”.

Fiona is proud to be a That Sugar Film Ambassador.

The Big Fat Fix film:

The Big Fat Fix is a brilliant film. It gives bite-sized looks at food as medicine and diet and lifestyle in disease treatment and prevention by Dr Aseem Malhotra, Cardiologist and Donal O’Neill producer of Cereal Killers 1 and 2 (both excellent films).

In The Big Fat Fix, Malhotra and O’Neill travel to Pioppi in southern Italy where the residents enjoy longevity and a healthy old-age with low rates of heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Dr Malhotra recommends the Pioppi Protocol should as our dietary model, Malhotra says. His first advice to patients (he works at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage) is that they should eat a handful of nuts a day. Then they should cut all processed and refined sugar. They should never buy anything marked low-fat but should eat lots of veg and oily fish, which is high in Omega 3. Counting calories is out too: “It’s the quality of the calories you are eating that matters, not the number.” The film is available here:

How to Make Stress your friend, TED Talk by Kelly McGonigal. Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others. Watch here:

The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage, TED Talk by Susan David. Watch here. Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share.

Miessence skincare and protein powders

Fiona recommends Miessence certified organic skin care and cosmetics who are an Australian company.

Miessence is the world’s first extensive range of internationally certified organic skin, hair, body, cosmetic, oral and nutritional products. These range of products stand in a class of their own. They are independently certified to international food grade standards by some of the world’s most respected organic certifying organisations – Australian Certified Organic (ACO), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and IFOAM (Europe).