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Eye on Nutrition

POSTED IN Article ON February 3rd, 2017    No Comments

I’m an optometrist’s daughter. I grew up fully appreciating the importance of vision and eye health – something that most of us take for granted. Over the past few years, the importance of nutrition in vision has really come to the fore. Yet, how many of your optometrists ask you about your diet when you […]

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Sugaring it up

POSTED IN Article ON January 27th, 2017    No Comments

My daughter just turned three. Before I had her, I never imagined what a “thing” a child’s birthday could be. Aside from the actual party, there is the actual birthday, the school ring and finally, the nanny’s party. That’s potentially, a lot of sugar. Effects of Sugar I worry about sugar, especially the effects of […]

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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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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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Don’t be a Gluten for Punishment

POSTED IN Article ON June 25th, 2013    No Comments

  By Hannah Kaye   Free From Gluten   It is estimated that 1 out of 133 people suffer from coeliac disease. For every person with coeliac disease, there should be at least six or seven people with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. For these people, avoiding gluten can seem like a daunting, yet essential, task.   […]

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Acid & Alkaline Foods

POSTED IN Article ON October 2nd, 2012    No Comments

  The table below should be used as a guide only.   List of Alkaline Foods and Acidic Foods   ALKALINE FOODS ACIDIC FOODS ALKALIZING VEGETABLES Alfalfa Barley Grass Beet Greens Beets Broccoli Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Celery Chard Greens Chlorella Collard Greens Cucumber Dandelions Dulce Edible Flowers Eggplant Fermented Veggies Garlic Green Beans Green Peas […]

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What is Paleo Nutrition

POSTED IN Article ON September 23rd, 2012    2 Comments

  Paleo means “old” and is short for Paleolithic Era or the Old Stone Age. The Paleolithic period began 2.6 million years ago with the invention of primitive stone tools and ended with the beginning of the agricultural revolution about 10,000 years ago.   The Paleo Way   During the Paleolithic Era, all our ancestors […]

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The Liver and Detoxification

POSTED IN Article ON May 2nd, 2012    1 Comment

  Food, alcohol, drugs, bacteria, viruses and the environment launch a daily assault on the body’s inbuilt detoxification systems. When the detoxification system is overwhelmed, disruption of homeostasis will inevitably follow, leading to a wide array of symptoms.   Supporting inbuilt liver detox processes   I examine the body’s own inbuilt detox processes and ways […]

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Mood Disorders in Children

POSTED IN Article ON May 1st, 2012    No Comments

  Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are umbrella terms for a complex set of conditions. In biological terms they are the result of a number of systems not functioning as they should. If tests are available to identify these imbalances, they can potentially be treated.   Read the article for more information about how […]

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