This is from a recent handout I compiled regarding foods to avoid / eat more of for individuals with hypo-thyroid: Do note as we age, there is a tendency towards hypo-thyrodism where the thyroid glad doesn't function optimally and so the body's metabolism slows down. This can slow down digestion, cause constipation, weight gain, brain … Continue reading Hypo thyroid Foods
In order to heal, one needs to change. This realization has dawned on me recently both from my own healing journey (see about pages) and from observing other people on their own healing journeys. Why do some people get better and others don't? Why do some people take much longer to get better, or go … Continue reading True Healing = Change
I'm not one for writing long blogposts anymore so I'll keep this as brief as possible. Education (Naturopathy & Herbal MEdicine) My final year of Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine was the toughest and most rewarding one yet. Everything we learnt from previous years were put into practice. Starting with our classmates, we gradually transitioned to … Continue reading 2020>2021 Reflections
"Will this do more harm than good?" That's a question to ask yourself. As someone who has recovered from an "incurable" condition, my body is still quite fragile. Easily "broken" again might be another way to put it. I have learnt this the hard way many times over with my food choices. Take this once-a-week … Continue reading How to Make Wiser Food Choices?
We only have one body to live in. It takes care of us, but do we take care of it? Every moment of every day, our bodies talk to us and give us feedback on how its doing. Sometimes it is direct and immediate, like when your hurt yourself by accident. Other times, it is … Continue reading Your Body Knows Best
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!
Last weekend, I attended the annual Naturopaths and Medical Herbalists of New Zealand (NMHNZ) conference. This year, the theme was Enhancing Immunity: Mind, Body & Naturopathy. It was held in Wellington which also gave me a good excuse to travel out of Auckland and see Wellington! 😋 Here are some of my main takeaways summarized … Continue reading NMHNZ Conference 2019 – Takeaways
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