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

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

In this article I want to dispel the myth that grains are a wholesome, healthy food. In part I we look at the nutritional profile of grains and why removing some of them from your diet is a healthy choice.

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...
Calories: nutrition basics you need to know

Calories: nutrition basics you need to know

Weight management is far more complex than a simple calories in = calories out equation. You can’t out think your body, you need to work with its hormones. Today we look at one of the very basics of diet and weight loss.
Starting with calories, we examine nutrition basics over three articles to help you.

Adrenal fatigue – everything you need to know

Adrenal fatigue – everything you need to know

“Adrenal fatigue” refers to a cluster of conditions where the adrenal glands become overworked and unable to produce the right balance of hormones. In a society where we value hard work, deal with financial stress and often don’t meet our nutritional needs, the occurrence of stress related fatigue is epidemic. In this article I cover the basics of adrenal fatigue and why it is critical that we all de-stress a little to support our physical and mental health.

How grains disrupt digestion

How grains disrupt digestion

Although grains are promoted as a dietary staple they contain many components that humans simply cannot digestion. Compounds such as lectins, phytates and saponins are designed to protect the grain and ensure survival of the species. But how does this go for humans? The answer is not so great. Understand how grains disrupt digestion in this quick guide.

Why saturated fat is not the enemy

Why saturated fat is not the enemy

For years we have been told to fear and avoid saturated fat. Governments and official nutrition bodies are some of the biggest proponents of this advice.
Today I am here to tell you that it has all been a big saturated fat lie!
Learn why saturated fat is healthy and cholesterol is essential for your body.

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

There are a myriad of reasons why grains are not an appropriate staple in the human diet. Starting with why human digestive systems are not built for grains, this article explores some of the other physiological reasons why grains are not a health food and why other foods that have long been demonised should have a place in our diets.

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 emotional stress, and a life threatening situation. In this article I will teach you about the very important parasympathetic vs sympathetic states and how these stress responses effect every cell in your body. 

Why protein is critical to human health

Why protein is critical to human health

Protein is the building block of life. Muscle, neurotransmitters, hormones and many other critical parts of the human body is made from proteins.
Learn why consuming protein is so important and understand which forms that your body will absorb.
Plus a key recommendation to support gut health.

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...

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