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.

How to properly prepare your body for a detox

How to properly prepare your body for a detox

A huge number of toxins are processed by the digestive system and eliminated as waste products. Due to the digestive system’s role as a major detoxification path, it is critical that it is working effectively before a detox is commenced to ensure that toxins are...
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...
The truth about heartburn

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 I: the key to good health

Digestion I: the key to good health

It might seem obvious and straight-forward, but digestion is one of the most basic foundations of good health. This incredible process, through which our body extracts nutrients from food, is responsible for sustaining our very survival. Digestion is a series of...
Lessons in human nutrition from the Pottenger cat study

Lessons in human nutrition from the Pottenger cat study

Dr Francis Pottenger inadvertently became a nutritional pioneer when he observed that nutrient deficient diets have a long-term, cumulative effect on animals. This is a very real problem for humans in the Western developed world today. Processed and packaged food,...
Understanding cooking fats

Understanding cooking fats

For at least two – three generations we’ve been told to steer clear of saturated fat because it causes heart disease. This has pushed many people toward using polyunsaturated fats such as vegetable and seed oils as an alternative. But you need to ask...
Stop counting calories

Stop counting calories

Most of us who have embarked been on a weight loss quest have probably been conscious of calories. While it is good to take notice of what you put into your body for health purposes, focusing on calories is not a healthy or useful way to go about...
Humans are animals too: Part 2

Humans are animals too: Part 2

Why do human animals have such special eating habits? In part I of this article we looked at two important differences in the dietary and exercise habits of humans and our friends in the animal kingdom. In this section we go a bit deeper. 3: Humans are the only...
Humans are animals too: Part 2

Humans are animals too! Let’s eat like them: part I

Why do human animals have such special eating habits?   We might be more intelligent than most other animals, but physiologically humans work in pretty similar ways to other living creatures. We have developed the tools to provide shelter, farm food and implement...

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