Do we need to supplement calcium or can we get it from foods? Can we take too much and how do we know what we need? Calcium is a trace mineral which people often wonder if they are getting enough of. The dairy industry has hammered at us for years with the idea that we need … Read More
Christmas is time to relax and enjoy the company of loved ones. It’s also a time of feasting and merriment. In traditional times when food was not so abundant, feasting meant fine meats, seasonal vegetables and traditional home made puddings. Just having that was considered well off as being able to afford good food was not something everybody enjoyed.
These days we have abundance of food. Year round we are overfed but often under nourished. Modern diets are usually high is sugar and refined carbohydrates while low in vital nutrients needed for good health. At christmas this goes into overdrive as we gorge on sweet things, alcohol, coffees and other treats.
If you’re anything like me there comes a point during Christmas where it starts to feel like too much. Too many parties, late nights, buckets of chocolates and my favourite mince pies, all take their toll on your health and state of well being. Christmas week draws on and the hangover intensifies. Read More
Ah the microbiome, the forgotten organ, yet so critical for our health.
This article follows up from “Taking Care of Your Microbiome” Part 1 & Part 2, so check those out to find out how the micobiome interacts with the rest of the body and why it breaks down. In this article we’ll take a look at some practical steps to “Heal the Microbiome”
The microbiome is name given to the trillions of bacteria and yeasts that live inside your gut. The exact number is completely unknown but people like to pretend it’s around 100 trillion (1). These bacteria interact with our bodies either helping or hindering both our guts and our immune systems. Read More
Are you interested in living a very long and healthy life? Earlier this year researchers were given permission to study the residents of a remote town on the west coast of Italy where inhabitants commonly live to be over 100 years old. Read More
This is the second part of three articles on the Microbiome.
After reading part 1 you should be convinced that having a healthy microbiome is key not just to digestive health, but also to health in many other ways as well . Clearly we if we could master our micobiome we could possibly reduce the risk and occurrence of many of our modern ills. But what does a healthy microbiome actually look like? Read More
‘All disease may begin in the gut, but the key to a healthy gut is the microbiome’.
Microbiome is the name given the some 10 trillion bacterial cells that make their home inside your gut (1). There are more than 1000 different species in each gut and the species vary from person to person. Research shows the micobiome effects many aspects of human health. These include weight gain (2), autoimmune conditions (3), digestive problems, mood (4), hormonal issues and susceptibility to colds and flues. Read More
There are plenty of companies going around at the moment offering food intolerance tests. With a growing market all you have to do is a google search to find plenty of options. There are also plenty of testimonials of people including celebrates who claim to have seen dramatic improvements since eliminating intolerant foods. So what actually is food intolerance and … Read More
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is common and affects up to 1 in 5 people (1). At some point you may realise you’ve had bloating, gas and cramps for some time so you go see the doctor. He gives you the label of IBS and some drugs to help you along your way. However, neither of these actions helps you … Read More
Up until recently if your heard someone talking about leaky gut they probably had a pony-tail and sandals. And up until recently it was laughed at by the medical profession. It was nothing more than a theory developed within the alternative circles to explain how inflammation in the gut could lead to an increasing number … Read More
As a nutritionist, I seldom get a client who doesn’t have some sort of problem with their digestion. For a lot of people bloating, gas or cramps are the norm, or often food just seems to sit in the stomach. Digestive problems are on the rise in the western world and our modern diet and … Read More