Do you think you have a 'Normal' eating pattern? Take a look at this diagram detailing various eating patterns from our lecture today on Nutrition and Mental Health. Really food for thought eh? I must admit, after trying so many diets and multiple bouts of fasting over the past years, I think I have a … Continue reading What is Normal Eating?
We all love our coffee and teas don't we? Some so much that it could be consider a sacred religious routine not to be missed in their daily lives. However what no coffee or tea company will tell you are the toxins and anti-nutrients? Yesterday in our Herbal Medicine class, I came across something interesting … Continue reading Toxins in our Favourite Beverages
How often do you hear: “You need fibre from your fruits and veggies to prevent constipation!” Or another popular claim: “You need fibre to feed your microbiome!” Well if you decided to dig deeper, the truth might surprise you. Here is a brilliant and humorous talk by esteemed professor Zoë Harcombe, researcher and author of … Continue reading Fibre: Necessity or a Fibrous lie?
Reversing Type 1 Diabetes, Cancer and Crohn's through a Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet?! These are some outrageous claims and surely require some outrages evidence, right? I mean Type 1 diabetes is basically a disease that usually starts at childhood and sentences a child to a lifetime of insulin injections. Crohn's is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease … Continue reading Reversing Type 1 Diabetes, Cancer and Crohn’s through a Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet?!
If you know me, for the past 3 years I've pretty much been vegetarian/vegan and I've attributed most of my autoimmune healing to a plant-based, mostly animal-free diet. So when I heard about the Carnivore Diet doing wonders for all sorts of autoimmune diseases, I started questioning and finding out more. It has since been … Continue reading Curing Autoimmune Disease with a CARNIVORE DIET???
Here's a neat factsheet on how a modified ketogenic diet can help autoimmunity and chronic diseases!
This week in our nutrition class, we covered nutritional interventions for Mental Health. It turns out there is so much you can do, nutritionally, to improve your mental health. And this doesn't just apply to people with conditions like depression, anxiety or insomnia. I was so fascinated by these tables that I thought I'd share … Continue reading Eating for your Mental Health
Did you know that the most consistent factor among the blue zone centenarians are the fact that they all consume legumes regularly? Did you also know that traditional wisdom calls for proper preparation of grains, seeds and legumes such as soaking or sprouting before cooking? These days I like to sprout them because it makes … Continue reading Sprouting Made Easy
This great analogy popped into my mind today. You know those insecticide sprays you use to kill cockroaches or nasty bugs you don't want in your homes? Would you spray that all over your salad or veggies for dinner? Sure, you can argue that you can always wash it off but seriously ... even after … Continue reading Why Choose ‘Organic’ or ‘Spray-Free’?
Summary You only need 0.8-0.9 g/kg of protein a dayThe best clean protein sources are plant-based whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.Proper preparation and adequate consumption is required to meet your daily requirements. Protein, protein, protein ... supplement companies and mass media tell us we need to eat protein to build muscle, stay lean, lose … Continue reading Healing Diet Part 2: CLEAN PROTEIN