Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)

Having a food intolerance is not fun.  It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort and nausea.  It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhoea.  Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion and even skin symptoms like rashes and eczema. Dairy is just one of …

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days.  Or …

Inflammation – Nutritional Landmines

As a follow on from our blog on Inflammation – The Fire Within, we would like to highlight the anti-nutrients that promote inflammation. What are Anti-Nutrients? Anti-nutrients are natural compounds found in a variety of foods that interfere with the absorption of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.  These include: Lectins Phytates …

Microbiome and Gut Health

Harvesting Aliens Microbiome There are trillions of bacteria in your gut.  The ecosystem of bacteria located within our bodies are called the microbiome.  Gut microbiome regulates your immunity, appetite and inflammation. Many diseases can be traced in some way back to the gut and health of the microbiome.  Poor gut …

Inflammation – The Fire Within

Inflammation is the body’s natural defence system.  It is our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. Chronic Inflammation Chronic inflammation “occurs when your immune system gets set permanently to ‘on’.  As a result, it constantly releases a flood of damaging chemicals that could sicken your cells. It’s …