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Thoughts on Mindful Eating

I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday who has decided to use a diet tracker app to watch what she's eating - she used it for the first time after what she thought was a "healthy" day, and was shocked to find that she'd consumed an exorbitant amount of calories and a pretty [...]

By |June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Diet Advice You’ll Ever Get

I keep hearing more and more people saying they're cutting carbs/sugar/etc for health reasons. The truth is: being scared to eat a sweet potato or a piece of fruit because you're worried about one of its constituents is NOT healthy, and your body and mind will suffer.
The best way toward health is to get to [...]

By |June 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spirulina and Weight Loss 

I read a really interesting comment today that pointed out that even if spirulina does reduce your appetite and increase your energy, it's not going to help you lose weight unless you decrease or adjust your food intake. And I thought: what a perfect illustration of how our attachment to food is as much cultural [...]

By |June 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Functional Pathology Testing

It's hard when you're not well or something just isn't right, but you just cannot figure out why. When sleep doesn't fix fatigue, when medication and therapy can't put a dent in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and good diet and exercise make absolutely no difference to the increasing numbers on the scale. 
Functional pathology testing, [...]

By |May 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Not All Sugar is Created Equal 

No artificial sweetener pun intended - but it's true. The war against sugar is doing more harm than good. When I'm seeing patients who are afraid to eat fruit because of the sugar content, that makes me incredibly frustrated and sad.

I'm thinking about this because I read an article this morning that said smoothies and [...]

By |May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Use for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil may have a number of health benefits, but I think it's easy to forget that it's still an oil, and excessive consumption of any kind of fat isn't a road to great health. Jamie Oliver recommends using it in recipes like curries or stir-fries where it adds something to the flavour rather than [...]

By |May 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MTHFR and Methylation Issues: My Approach to Treatment

  

Assessing what biomarkers are required for MTHFR or methylation issues depends on so many different factors. It can be incredibly complex, so it's crucial that you see someone with specialist knowledge and training. 
I start with a thorough, comprehensive case taking to assess a person's diet, nutritional status and lifestyle factors – as even low water [...]

By |May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Easiest DIY Greenhouse

If you're struggling to get seedlings up or don't have an outdoor growing space - use your bathroom. It's an incredibly budget friendly alternative to a hothouse or greenhouse. You can use old yoghurt pots, a cheap serving platter with segments, or even just self-contained pellets; just make sure you've got some good seed starter [...]

By |May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anxiety and Our Genes

Anxiety is considered a mental illness, but it can be just as much about our physiology as it is about our emotional and mental state. For example, people who don't ingest enough "good" fats can be prone to depression and anxiety, because our neural pathways need omega-3 fatty acids to stay supple and healthy; and [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taste the Rainbow for Better Health

  
I keep hearing more and more people saying they're cutting carbs/sugar/etc for health reasons. The truth is: being scared to eat a sweet potato or a piece of fruit because you're worried about one of its constituents is NOT healthy, and your body and mind will suffer.
The best way toward health is to get to [...]

By |April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments