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Nutrigenomic Profiles – How Important Are They?

POSTED IN Blog ON Feb 14th, 2019    No Comments

What is Nutrigenomics? Nutrigenomics is the study of the effects of food and food constituents on gene expression, and how genetic variations affect the nutritional environment. It focuses on understanding the interaction between nutrients and other dietary bioactives with the genome at the molecular level, to understand how specific nutrients or dietary regimes may affect […]

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Eat Well and Be Happy

POSTED IN Blog ON Feb 6th, 2019    No Comments

I frequently harp on about the importance of diet in mental health. I feel the need to constantly report on trials to prove my point not only to clients but to doctors as well. So finally, here we have it, a 2019 meta-analysis of 16 RCT (randomized controlled trials) showing dietary interventions significantly reduced depressive […]

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Diet and Mental Health – Interview

POSTED IN Blog ON Nov 15th, 2017    No Comments

Here’s a copy of  my interview with Ian Craig as part of his 12 Steps to Wholesome Nutrition Course.

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What is intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”)?

POSTED IN Blog ON Nov 21st, 2016    No Comments

Under healthy conditions, the intestinal mucosa permits the absorption of vital nutrients from the gut lumen while presenting a barrier against the passage of pathogenic substances into the body.   What is Intestinal Permeability?   Mucosal surfaces are lined by epithelial cells. These cells establish a barrier between sometimes hostile external environments and the internal […]

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Sugar-proofing your kitchen

POSTED IN Blog ON Nov 11th, 2016    2 Comments

  Do you really know how much sugar your child is ingesting? You may be avoiding the obvious sugars but it’s the not-so-obvious sugars in your kitchen that add up and also affect your kids’ health at the end of the day:   Peanut butter   A serving of peanut butter contains nearly 1 Tsp […]

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POSTED IN Blog ON Oct 27th, 2016    No Comments

  The GAPS diet was derived from the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) to naturally treat chronic inflammatory conditions in the digestive tract as a result of a damaged gut lining (or ‘leaky gut’). Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride adapted SCD to found GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) to fit the needs of her patients suffering from […]

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Dairy-free, Calcium-free – I think not

POSTED IN Blog ON Aug 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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Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

POSTED IN Blog ON Jan 31st, 2011    No Comments

  “Essentially, we humans live well enough and long enough, and are smart enough, to generate all sorts of stressful events purely in our heads…if you are a zebra running for your life…your body’s physiological response mechanisms are superbly adapted for dealing with such short-term physical emergencies…When we sit around and worry about stressful things, […]

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