Nutrition

Are you getting enough of these five vital nutrients

Are You Getting Enough Of These Five Vital Nutrients? 12/05/2017 12:05 Dr. Libby Weaver Internationally acclaimed nutritional biochemist, author and speaker. For more information on books, tours and courses, visit www.drlibby.com We live in a world of abundant food and yet many people are under-nourished. By this I mean they are low, lacking or even deficient in some very important nutr […]

5 Ways To Improve Your Child's Diet

1. Whole fruit rather than fruit pouches, jellies or juices. What can be more convenient than a piece of fruit? Its ready to eat, prepackaged and is the perfect combination of macro and micronutrients including fibre to give your child as a snack or part of their lunch. There will never be any added sugar, colours, flavours or preservatives so you know exactly what your child is eating […]

Sugar More Addictive Than Drugs?

Sugar activates the reward center in our brain much the same way that drugs do, and provokes similar cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Studies in rats have shown that sugar activates the brain's pleasure centers more than cocaine does. The main perpetrator is not glucose, but fructose, which some researchers have dubbed alcohol without the buzz. In the United States, intake of added su […]

Overrated Health Foods

Foods that are labelled health foods always get alarm bells going for me, if you need to label something as healthy rather than it just been an obviously healthy food like a fruit or vegetables then it should always be questioned. The gym goer and health conscious person can fall victim to this clever marketing, so here are a few foods to watch out for next time you are doing a healthy […]

Seven Steps to Eating Well

Do you feel like you are always telling yourself that you need to start eating better? Well... Winter Wellness month is the perfect time to make those changes... Create a healthy routine around meals and food prep. Whether it's a simple shopping list that you stick to during your weekly shop or a weekly meal plan to plan out what meals and recipes you will use for the week ahe […]

Train Smart and Shed Excess Body Fat

How to train smart and shed excess body fat So you have started to train smarter, faster and quicker than ever before with HIIT and now you are looking to change the shape of your body through fat loss. HITT is the perfect way to exercise if you want to see a change in your body shape or size, it's an effective way to build muscle, use stored fat and initiate the after burn effect so yo […]

Eating for Immunity

Winter is here and with it comes all those nasty germs and bugs that knock you for a six each year, but do they have to? It's all about immunity and the level of protection that your body has to protect you from infectious disease. Think of your body as an army fighting the war against bacteria, viruses, germs and bugs. In your army your antibodies, antioxidants and good bacteria are […]

What Not To Wheat

It's 2013 and with modern advances in technology, science and food our health and quality of life has never been better-right? Just ask the 366 Million people worldwide living with diabetes or any of the hundreds of thousands suffering from chronic autoimmune diseases and gastro problems, not to mention the millions of obese and overweight people all over the world they will probably te […]

Definitely Not fake

There is a post going around on social media that says, You are what you eat so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake. I will try to show you how you might still be fast, cheap and easy but definitely not fake. Every few years our body rebuilds itself, literally (some cells are much faster than this, and others are a bit slower but this is a good ballpark figure). Cells are turned over, […]

Flatten Your Abs Forever Part 1

Food Sensitivities/Inflammation Inflammation in the gastrointestinal system leads to fat gain in a myriad of ways. Firstly, gut inflammation creates a stress response in the body, which will then produce Cortisol (Stress Hormone). This can lead to a suppression of the immune system, including suppression of the immune system of the gut, which can lead to an increased susceptibility to i […]