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it’s A No Grainer

5 quick… reasons to eat more saturated fat

In my first 5 quick reasons article I look at why we should eat more saturated fat! It is an essential building block, tastes great and helps with maintaining a healthy weight. Everything you need to know in my short article.

How to build healthy neurotransmitters & mental health

In part II of my mental health articles we look in detail at neurotransmitters. What are they, what are they made from and how can I support healthy production. This will challenge the accepted paradigm around mental health. Do not miss this.

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. Rarely is there any investigation of what could be the root cause of our mental health troubles. But we cannot overlook the role of nutrition in supporting mental health.

Why high blood sugar is toxic

We are inundating our bodies with refined carbohydrates and have not evolved to cope. Learn exactly what happens to sugar in your body and why it is TOXIC.
Dysregulated blood sugar could be the key thing preventing you from losing weight and enjoying stable moods and energy. This is a must read.

Macronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

Carbs, protein and fat – confusing isn’t it?
Today we look in detail at the three macronutrients our bodies need: carbohydrate, protein and fat. These nutrients have different impacts on blood sugar and hormones.

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...

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...

Micronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

Micronutrients are the essential minerals and vitamins required by your body to perform all of its functions from breathing to hormone production. When we have even a small nutrient deficiency it can result in a host of issues.
Learn how to maximise nutrient consumption in your food in this explanatory article.

5 quick… reasons to eat more saturated fat

In my first 5 quick reasons article I look at why we should eat more saturated fat! It is an essential building block, tastes great and helps with maintaining a healthy weight. Everything you need to know in my short article.

How to build healthy neurotransmitters & mental health

In part II of my mental health articles we look in detail at neurotransmitters. What are they, what are they made from and how can I support healthy production. This will challenge the accepted paradigm around mental health. Do not miss this.

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. Rarely is there any investigation of what could be the root cause of our mental health troubles. But we cannot overlook the role of nutrition in supporting mental health.

Why high blood sugar is toxic

We are inundating our bodies with refined carbohydrates and have not evolved to cope. Learn exactly what happens to sugar in your body and why it is TOXIC.
Dysregulated blood sugar could be the key thing preventing you from losing weight and enjoying stable moods and energy. This is a must read.

Macronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

Carbs, protein and fat – confusing isn’t it?
Today we look in detail at the three macronutrients our bodies need: carbohydrate, protein and fat. These nutrients have different impacts on blood sugar and hormones.

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...

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...

Micronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

Micronutrients are the essential minerals and vitamins required by your body to perform all of its functions from breathing to hormone production. When we have even a small nutrient deficiency it can result in a host of issues.
Learn how to maximise nutrient consumption in your food in this explanatory article.

Good nutrition starts with real food

Understand why grains are not a health food and why we don’t need to be scared of fat. Calories and nutrients broken down to help you make informed choices.

Create nutrient dense food

Put your new nutrition knowledge into practice with my easy, nutritious and grain free recipes.

Stay well while you travel, naturally

Travel can be difficult at the best of times. Food intolerances only add to the challenge. Find my tips for travel in parts of Asia here.

I’m a nutritional therapist in training.

I can help you nourish yourself well using whole foods. Get in touch to arrange a free fifteen minute consultation.

"Whole grains are healthy. Fat makes you fat. Cholesterol will kill me."

Let’s debunk the nutrition myths that are preventing us from eating REAL FOOD.

Let’s debunk the nutrition myths that are preventing us from eating REAL FOOD.

Latest recipes

Baked butternut squash

An easy, tasty and great looking vegetable side that will accompany any meal. This takes no time at all and can be swapped for any kind of pumpkin!

Spicy chicken wings

These buttery, tasty chicken bites are one of my simple go-to meals and are a winner every time I make them. They are coated in a rich sauce that will go perfectly with any vegetables. For best results use free range, organic chicken.

Carrot and fetta mash

If you are looking for a creamy and tasty alternative to mashed potato you’ve stumbled upon the right recipe! Using carrots instead of potato reduces the amount of carbohydrate you’re consuming without compromising nutrients or flavour.

Recent nutrition articles

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...

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...

The shocking truth behind our fear of saturated fat

Lies, misinformation and dubious studies wrongly shaped beliefs and official guidelines about saturated fat. Learn where the fear of saturated fat, the fat that comes from nature, began in this post.

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)

The body’s skeletal system serves a multitude of functions far in excess of providing structural support. One of they key functions of the skeleton is to act as a storage facility for our body’s mineral supply and through this serve as a key regulator in our blood pH...

Gluten intolerance is real and your body needs you to understand it

There is a big reason for the gluten free craze sweeping the world. Learn about this sticky protein and the damage it causes in this comprehensive post where we cover Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance. An article that your health won’t want you to miss!

Dairy’s problematic components: lactose and casein

In part one of my articles on dairy I looked at why full-fat dairy can be a healthy part of a balanced diet. However, we should be aware that like grains, dairy products contain a number of inflammatory compounds that can be quite problematic for many people. Like...

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 III: the pancreas, liver and gallbladder to the intestines

Stage three in the digestive process involves a number of organs. The chyme has reached the bottom of the stomach (the duodenum) and is ready to move to the next phase… Stage three: Release of pancreatic enzymes  It is very important that the pH of the stomach is low...

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