Distilled water and hydration

Distilled water and hydration

Hydration is critical to good health and supports a huge number of bodily functions. However, hydration is more complex than simply drinking water. In addition to H2O our bodies require the right balance of electrolytes to adequately absorb and utilise fluid in our...
Fat chemistry and cooking stability

Fat chemistry and cooking stability

Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fats, omega 3 fats, polyunsaturated fatty acids… It’s no wonder we feel confused about which fats we should be eating. In this article I will get to the fat chemistry, which influences their structure and stability to...
What’s the deal with dairy? – Part I

What’s the deal with dairy? – Part I

“Drink your milk so you grow up big and strong.” I imagine there are not many readers who didn’t hear this at least once or twice when growing up. The need to consume dairy products is ingrained in all of us. On this blog I talk a lot about how marketing is...
The truth about heartburn

The truth about heartburn

The current paradigm is wrong!  It is common knowledge that if you experience heartburn (a burning sensation in the oesophagus), then you should take an antacid. If the problem becomes ongoing then a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) might be a good solution. This logic is...
Digestion I: the key to good health

Digestion I: the key to good health

It might seem obvious and straight-forward, but digestion is one of the most basic foundations of good health. This incredible process, through which our body extracts nutrients from food, is responsible for sustaining our very survival. Digestion is a series of...
Understanding cooking fats

Understanding cooking fats

For at least two – three generations we’ve been told to steer clear of saturated fat because it causes heart disease. This has pushed many people toward using polyunsaturated fats such as vegetable and seed oils as an alternative. But you need to ask...

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