Farming has changed dramatically over the years. The farming systems used all over the world now are destructive to the planet and us. The way we produce food destroys the soil, mows down rainforests, depletes our freshwater resources, and drives massive loss of biodiversity. We have lost a lot of our insect population and approximatelyContinue reading “Farming matters”
Lipids Lipid definition: Greek: Lipos = fat Lipids are an important component of living cells Lipids include fats, oils, waxes, steroids and fatty acids Eating too much fat, the wrong type of fat as we know can lead to weight gain However, including lipids in the diet is essential to health What are the functionContinue reading “Healthy fats, what are these?”
Today I want to talk about Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. What is PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?) Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a very severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which can cause many emotional and physical symptoms every month during the week or two before you start your period. It is sometimes referred to as ‘severeContinue reading “Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder”
Going food shopping can become a minefield, if like me you are trying to shop for the healthy options. My partner almost groans when we walk down the cake and bread aisle as I often shout out ‘poison, poison aisle’. In fact, in all seriousness that’s exactly what it is. Some of it I wouldContinue reading “Why go organic”
Today I want to think about how we can rid our body of harmful toxins. Firstly where do toxins come from? Water: Did you know tap water contains an array of chemicals including chlorine, ammonia, flouride and hormones? It is always best to filter your tap water Food: Our food contains heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides,Continue reading “How do we detox?”
As many of you will know from my previous posts, I suffer from migraines. It has been a long journey learning how to cope with this debilitating disability of the brain. Today I want to talk about Chinese medicine and in particular Chinese herbs and acupuncture for healing. I first discovered my Chinese herbal practitionerContinue reading “Chinese medicine. Why I am a fan.”
As anyone reading my blog will know I am almost religious in following a more sustainable, organic lifestyle. We all know if we carry on consuming in the way we are, the planet and us will become extinct, it’s that serious. We can make changes and give back to our beautiful world. I have justContinue reading “Pesticides, the danger to human life and the planet”
As you will know from my previous post, I am studying a course in nutrition with The College of Naturopathic Medicine. I don’t believe anyone is past learning and even though health and nutrition is an area I am well read in and passionate about, I want to learn more from the experts in theirContinue reading “The sweet danger of sugar”
Good nutrition is essential for energy levels. Food provides fuel for the body as well as essential nutrients. It helps with resistance to infections and diseases It repairs and maintains cellular health Growth Reproduction Mental and physical health “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates (468-377 BC) What is correct nutrition?Continue reading “What is good nutrition?”
Butyrate is produced by your gut bacteria and supports digestive health and disease prevention. The Microbiome is an ecosystem of bacteria, yeasts and other microscopic beings that live in the gut. Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that provides fuel for the cells of our gut lining, supports immune system functions of the colon wall and protects against certainContinue reading “What is Butyrate and Microbiome and why are they so important?”
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