Nutrition and Anxiety

Why are anxiety disorders more prevalent these days? Here's some snippets from an essay I just submitted. Role of health promotion projects Some epdemiological data Trends in Aoteroa (New Zealand) and a little about the impact of immigration on anxiety disorders What do you think? In your experience, are there additional factors not mentioned here? … Continue reading Nutrition and Anxiety

Eating for your Mental Health

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

6 Basic Health Practices Anyone Can Do To Stay Healthy!

What are some basic habits/routines/disciplines you do to stay healthy? Recently a friend of mine surprised me with this question and I was eager to share as helping others heal and stay healthy is my passion. Whilst typing the (looong) reply, I figured I might as well turn it into a blogpost to benefit as … Continue reading 6 Basic Health Practices Anyone Can Do To Stay Healthy!

Homework-turned-blogpost: Life-Changing Lecture – The Origins and Evolution of the Western Diet

"As I've previously mentioned, module 4 started me on this quest to find out exactly what kind of diet humans have evolved to eat over the millenniums. Finally! I think I may have found the answer. This is a lecture by Professor Loren Cordain about the origins and evolution of the western diet. It is about an … Continue reading Homework-turned-blogpost: Life-Changing Lecture – The Origins and Evolution of the Western Diet

Homework-turned-blogpost: Unreliable Scientific Data

"Another interesting video about how we have been misled to believe that Fats are bad for us. How distinguished scientists cherry pick their data to support their own hypotheses. How the media, politics, marketing and institutions all played a role in promoting their own agendas centered about profit and funding. How nutritional scientists jumped on … Continue reading Homework-turned-blogpost: Unreliable Scientific Data

What diet are humans designed for?

Last week's module was  on the changing view of Bodyweight, dieting and disordered eating. We delved deep into the Hippocratic methods for weight loss, the origins of BMI (Quetelet Index), President Taft's diet, the history of seemingly 'miraculous' Fasting Girls who went for months and years on end without food or water and finally about … Continue reading What diet are humans designed for?

Weekly Grocery Run: Sprouts 

From today's  weekly grocery shopping @ Sprouts! Organic Valley Eggnog $4.39 Organic virgin unrefined coconut oil  $14 Littlehouse Chunky Blue Cheese dressing & dip  $4 Himalayan coarse pink salt  $4.79 Organic valley pasture-raised unsalted cultured butter (1lb)  $6.29 Organic valley pasture-raised cream cheese  $3.79 Amy’s Gluten free rice mac & cheese  $3 6 bunches Green … Continue reading Weekly Grocery Run: Sprouts 

Pancake Experiment: Low-carb Gluten-free Flourless Strawberry Avocado Yogurt Pancakes

Woke up thinking of pancakes but since I only eat carbs at dinnertime, I scoured the net for a flourless low-carb pancake recipe to no avail. However, I did learn quite a bit about pancakes in general. Pancake Ingredients:  3 cage free eggs 6 tbsp organic grass-fed yogurt 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp organic … Continue reading Pancake Experiment: Low-carb Gluten-free Flourless Strawberry Avocado Yogurt Pancakes

Low-Carb Quiche Recipe

14 cage-free organic eggs 1 cup Heavy Cream 2lb organic uncured beef sausages (nitrate-free) 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese Chopped leak & spinach Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Sauté leak and sausages in grass-fed butter. Beat eggs, add cream, cheese and rest of ingredients in large bowl. Grease a large baking dish, pour in … Continue reading Low-Carb Quiche Recipe

Biohacking Weight-loss: 5 steps to long term results

"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health."  - Hippocrates I wrote this as part of one of my homework assignments for a module I'm taking at ASU called Obesity Perspectives and Prescription. "With regards … Continue reading Biohacking Weight-loss: 5 steps to long term results