The shocking truth behind our fear of saturated fat

The shocking truth behind our fear of saturated fat

Today official dietary guidelines around the world tell us to limit our consumption of fat, particularly saturated fat. This message has become so ingrained in all of our minds, that it is now just habit to reach for low-fat milk or try to cut fat off your steak. Yet,...
Adrenal fatigue – everything you need to know

Adrenal fatigue – everything you need to know

Adrenal fatigue has become a popular topic in the alternative health and nutrition sphere in recent years. Now we are seeing this language creep into mainstream reporting – and with good reason. Most people are experiencing some kind of stress, fatigue and adrenal...
How grains disrupt digestion

How grains disrupt digestion

Certain components in grains can disrupt your digestion and inhibit nutrient absorption. Read on to understand how. Grains contain a number of protective components that humans cannot fully digest, rendering them a problematic staple in our diets. In this article we...
Why our ancestors would not recognise today’s “food”

Why our ancestors would not recognise today’s “food”

Today the western diet bears little resemblance to what our bodies have evolved to eat. While we might like to think of ourselves as completely different to our ancestors of 40,000 years ago, the truth is 99.9% of our genetics are the same! Of course our intelligence...
Why saturated fat is not the enemy

Why saturated fat is not the enemy

For a long time we have believed that fat makes you fat. Fat has more calories per gram than both carbohydrate and protein and so intuitively this seems to make sense. This is backed up by the misinformation we’ve been fed by various dietary and nutrition authorities...
Gluten free Thai food by a no grainer

Gluten free Thai food by a no grainer

Having spent over six weeks in Thailand (with more planned) I feel fairly confident in giving my readers some tips on how to find good gluten free Thai food. In this post I cover the basics of finding delicious gluten free options and in later articles I will...
Real facts about detox: part I

Real facts about detox: part I

What is detoxification? Detoxification is the way that our bodies heal and repair themselves. As chemical organisms, detoxification is the natural process by which our body removes toxins that can cause harm to our various systems. This is an ongoing process that...
5 reasons grains are not a health food: part II

5 reasons grains are not a health food: part II

In part I of “5 reasons grains are not a health food” we began to look at why grains are a poor source of nutrition. Centred on how human digestive systems are not built for grains we look at a few more reasons why cutting back will be great for your...
5 Reasons why Grains are not a Health Food: Part I

5 Reasons why Grains are not a Health Food: Part I

Today I want to do some myth busting and show you that grains are not a health food. For decades we have been told to eat a diet rich in ‘healthy whole grains’ because they low in fat, high in fibre and rich in minerals. We are told to increase our consumption of...
The A No Grainer guide to cooking fats

The A No Grainer guide to cooking fats

With so many fats available, it can be tricky to choose which one is best, particularly for different occasions types of food. Here’s where my cooking fats guide can come in handy. Foods that are made of mainly saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are the best for...
Five inflammatory foods that are doing you damage

Five inflammatory foods that are doing you damage

Food can be the most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison. If you’ve been following me for a while, then you will know just how much the food we eat impacts our health. But some of the things we eat on a daily basis are some of the most...
How chronic stress can kill you

How chronic stress can kill you

We live in a world full of stress -busy jobs, tight finances, relationships. But our bodies can’t tell the difference between chronic stress, and a life threatening situation. In this article I will teach you about the very important parasympathetic vs...
Why protein is critical to human health

Why protein is critical to human health

Have you heard of protein? What about amino acids – the building blocks of protein? Protein is the building block of life. Muscle, neurotransmitters, hormones and many other critical parts of the human body is made from proteins. Consuming adequate protein is...
Fats, prostaglandins and anti-inflammatory drugs

Fats, prostaglandins and anti-inflammatory drugs

An important part of nourishing yourself well is including plenty of healthy fats in the diet. Fats are the building blocks of many things in the body including cells, hormones and prostaglandins, regulators of inflammation. Fat can be either saturated (butter, beef...
What’s the deal with dairy?

What’s the deal with dairy?

“Drink your milk so you grow up big and strong.” I imagine there are not many readers who didn’t hear this phrase at least once or twice as they grew up. The need to consume dairy products is ingrained in all of us. On this blog I talk a lot about how marketing is...
5 quick ways to detoxify your life

5 quick ways to detoxify your life

In our busy, polluted modern world toxins are rife. Toxins can be anything that enters the body and shouldn’t be there. Naturally occurring chemicals can also become toxic if they accumulate in ratios too high for the body to manage. All disease is the result of...
Saturated fat is safe… this is the science that says so

Saturated fat is safe… this is the science that says so

Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fats, omega 3 fats, polyunsaturated fatty acids… It’s no wonder we feel confused about which fats are actually healthy. In this article I delve into the chemistry of fat chemistry, to show you which fats are best for...

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