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IBS – LOW FODMAP DIET

POSTED IN Article ON October 17th, 2016    2 Comments

  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal condition worldwide. It can be a debilitating functional disorder, which includes widely varied symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating, and constipation and/or diarrhoea. IBS treatment often includes dietary and lifestyle modifications, fibre supplements, probiotics, and medications (antispasmodics, laxatives, antidepressants). While the mainstay of most integrative practitioners […]

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Allergies in children and nutritional intervention

POSTED IN Kids Health ON September 22nd, 2016    No Comments

  I was very excited to be interviewed this week by Radio 786. We spoke, at length, about using nutritional intervention to support children with environmental allergies (like hay fever and asthma) as well as food allergies. We also spoke about allergy in both young children and teenagers and how nutritional therapy could be a […]

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5 Reasons Why You’re Struggling to Lose Weight

POSTED IN Article ON September 14th, 2016    1 Comment

  Banting, Blood Type, Low GI, Low Fat, Fasting… you’ve tried them all. Yet, those kilos just aren’t budging and your mood is sinking with each incremental increase on the scale. If you’ve been losing the battle against the bulge, perhaps it’s time to start investigating the underlying contributory factors:   Adrenal stress and thyroid […]

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Cruciferous veg and thyroid function

POSTED IN Article ON September 2nd, 2016    1 Comment

  I see a lot of clients with thyroid dysfunction or auto-immune thyroid disease like Hashimotos. Generally, at some point in the consultation, many will ask me if they should avoid cruciferous veg because of their goitrogen content.   What are goitrogens   Goitrogenic compounds are found in some cruciferous vegetables. These compounds can interfere […]

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Dairy-free, Calcium-free – I think not

POSTED IN Blog ON August 16th, 2016    No Comments

  I often see clients that are concerned about their calcium intake if they are following a dairy-free diet.  The good news is that calcium doesn’t only come in dairy products and calcium pills, it is contained in many different foods with a variety of different colours. And most, are quite delicious. More delicious, that […]

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Fish oil vs. lard: Why some fat can help or hinder your diet

POSTED IN Latest News ON August 1st, 2016    No Comments

  According to the latest research in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, a diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat. This means that if people are looking to lose weight, they should stay clear of saturated fat (found in butter, lard, animal fats and fried food).   Saturated […]

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Snacking on almonds is good for you

POSTED IN Weekly Tip ON October 15th, 2013    No Comments

  A new study published in the October issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that study participants eating 42g of almonds every day experienced reduced hunger and improved dietary vitamin E and monounsaturated (“good”) fat intake without increasing body weight. Almonds have also previously been shown to increase satiety in both normal […]

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Healthy Snacks for Kids

POSTED IN Kids Health ON October 3rd, 2013    No Comments

  The latest US research shows that a mere 12%  of American children are meeting the recommended servings of fruit and only 8% of American children are meeting the recommended servings of veggies. I’d like to think we’re better off in South Africa but I have a sneaky suspicion that if we are not a […]

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Dysfunctional gut microbiata linked to heart disease, cancer, diabetes

POSTED IN Latest News ON September 25th, 2013    1 Comment

  A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the more significant health problems facing people in the world today.   Challenges Associated with Dysfunctional Gut Microbiata   Problems ranging from autoimmune disease to clinical depression and simple obesity may in […]

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Red Grapes & Blueberries for Immunity

POSTED IN Latest News ON September 23rd, 2013    No Comments

  Red grapes and blueberries are little power houses of immune compounds, according to the latest research.  With summer on the way, it will be time to pack your baskets full of these nutritious bombshells! In an analysis of 446 compounds for their the ability to boost the innate immune system in humans, researchers in […]

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