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.

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...
5 quick ways to detoxify your life

5 quick ways to detoxify your life

We live in a modern world full of toxicity. In this article I look at five quick and easy ways to reduce the toxic load on your body and detoxify your life. These are life hacks that won’t break the bank or stress you out – focus on simple, clean living. Quality of food and personal care products DOES matter, learn why here.

5 quick reasons to avoid grains

5 quick reasons to avoid grains

Avoiding grains will have many health benefits. In today’s article I explore the macronutrient problems as well as the inflammatory components of grains. We also have a quick look at the environmental problems associated with farming huge monocrops like grains.

5 quick reasons to eat more saturated fat

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.

Five inflammatory foods that are doing you damage

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

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.

Macronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

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.

Micronutrients: nutrition basics you need to know

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.

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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