CONSTIPATION: QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF 💩

LIFESTYLE? Do you listen to your urges? Go when you need to go?Make time each morning to sit on the 'throne', relax & breathe?Start your day with a warm cup of water? EMOTIONS? Too stressed or busy?Anxiety? Always worried?Unresolved emotions? "Holding it in"? HYDRATION? Very common & overlooked.Drinking enough? (urine clear)Drinking often? FIBRE? At least … Continue reading CONSTIPATION: QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF 💩

“Chew Your Food 30 Times”

A good Indian friend likes to tell me to chew at least 30 times - wisdom from his ayurvedic traditional medicine heritage. As I pondered on this, it occurred to me that our mouths are the only place in our digestive tract where food can be broken down mechanically. I've learnt that this mechanical process … Continue reading “Chew Your Food 30 Times”

Spelt Pancakes and the Wonders of this Ancient Grain

🥞 Dad tried making spelt pancakes this morning for the 1st time! We don’t drink/have milk at home so he decided he should just omit the 1.5 cups of milk from the recipe… First batch came out like scones... 😂 Luckily I was around to suggest adding some Greek yogurt to get a more runny … Continue reading Spelt Pancakes and the Wonders of this Ancient Grain

Plant-based Breakfast Bowls

Many people worry about what to eat if they have to cut out bread or milk or eggs from their breakfast. "How do I get enough protein/calcium?" ... "Will I have enough energy?" My go-to is a simple bowl of overnight soaked rolled oats/spelt, cooked with some salt and spices like cinnamon or turmeric. From … Continue reading Plant-based Breakfast Bowls

Vegetarian Fridays

Every Friday we make it a point to go vegan/vegetarian. Here’s some simple lunch ideas: For protein, soak some chickpeas overnight and cook in a pressure cooker with curry spices.This will double up as carbs and fibre!Stirfry some vegetables to compliment … and voila! There you have a hearty meal that will leave you full … Continue reading Vegetarian Fridays

Healthy Plate: Carbohydrates

My definitive guide to Carbs. #longtimecoming #nutritionseries #healthyplate

Healthy Plate: Protein

Another important portion of the healthy plate is the 1/4 allocated for protein. I cannot emphasise how important protein is for our health and wellbeing. what is Protein?and why is it important? "If your body was a house, the bricks that form its walls are the amino acids you get from digesting protein. The cement … Continue reading Healthy Plate: Protein

Healthy Plate: Vegetables

We are often told to "eat more vegetables" or "eat the rainbow" but I find these advice too vague and thus rather unhelpful. Here are some more specific guidelines I have learnt and implemented. The 3 Major Groups of Vegetables From Dr. Terry Wahls's Wahl's Protocol [1], the emphasis is on low-sugar / low-starch vegetables … Continue reading Healthy Plate: Vegetables

Planning a Healthy Plate

Here is a simple image I like to give to clients to teach them how to plan a healthy meal. The foods here are only examples, not meant to show how much of each to eat at one time. [1] The basic rules are: Have at least 1/2 your meal filled with Vegetables Divide the … Continue reading Planning a Healthy Plate

Stewed Apples for GUT/IMMUNE Health

Its amazing how a simple and delicious dish like this can address the root cause of so many diseases today.