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...
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...
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...
5 quick reasons to avoid grains

5 quick reasons to avoid grains

Today’s post looks at some quick reasons why you should avoid grains. This is part of my 5 quick.. series, which are short and informative articles about important nutrition and lifestyle topics. If there is a topic you’d like to learn more about then please get...
5 quick reasons to eat more saturated fat

5 quick reasons to eat more saturated fat

I am officially changing things up on A No Grainer. For the next few months I will be taking it right back to basics to give you some pearls of wisdom, readily applicable to your everyday food and lifestyle habits. Today I am kicking off my 5 Quick…series. Short and...
How to build healthy neurotransmitters & mental health

How to build healthy neurotransmitters & mental health

We all know someone that suffers from anxiety or depression and the common solution is to write a prescription. Mental health is treated the same as other chronic physical conditions, we are told to take a pill and hope things get better. Rarely is there any...
Good nutrition will support mental health…here’s how

Good nutrition will support mental health…here’s how

We all know someone that suffers from anxiety or depression and the common solution is to write a prescription. Mental health is treated the same as other chronic physical conditions, we are told to take a pill and hope things get better. Rarely is there any...
Macronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

Macronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

Need to Know #3: macronutrients   As we discussed in the previous article on essential nutrition basics, all food is comprised of three main components: calories, macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are the groups of larger nutrients that the body needs...
Micronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

Micronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

In the previous articles on “nutrition basics you must understand” we looked at calories and macronutrients – two components of food that supply our body with energy and nutrition. In this article we look at micronutrients to show you why it is so...
Calories: nutrition basics you need to know

Calories: nutrition basics you need to know

There is so much information about nutrition out there that things can get very confusing. It seems like everyday there is a new diet being advertsied as the miracle cure to your weight and health issues. However, more often than not there is also someone or some...
Milestones in human nutrition: where did we go so wrong?

Milestones in human nutrition: where did we go so wrong?

In part I of this series on the evolution of the human diet, we looked at how our ancestors of 40,000 years ago ate. While our brains have developed exponentially since our hunter gatherer times, the majority of our genetics, including those that digest and metabolise...
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...
Our skeleton and blood acidity (pH)

Our skeleton and blood acidity (pH)

As I delve deeper into my nutritional therapy studies I am discovering the many mechaisms our body has to maintain homeostasis - stability. In this article discover the fascinating way in which our bones help regulate blood acidity levels through the tight and...

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