Are Beans Healthy?

Positive aspects of beans Beans are dried seeds. Seeds contain everything necessary for new life, therefore they are rich in nutrients. They are high in fibre, this feeds the healthy bacteria in the gut. They are less expensive. They are easier on the environment [...]

Are Beans Healthy? 2018-12-17T03:25:24+00:00

FIVE Reasons for the Increase in Low Iodine Levels

Low iodine can lead to thyroid disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, cancer (including breast and prostate). FIVE Reasons for the Increase in Low Iodine Levels Our soils are mineral deficient. Crops grown in iodine-deficient soil will be deficient in iodine. People on low-sodium diets. Even [...]

FIVE Reasons for the Increase in Low Iodine Levels 2018-12-10T04:10:07+00:00

SIX Foods to Support Liver Function

Brassica family (cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale) – increase Phase I and II liver enzymes Lemons –  stimulates liver function Turmeric – increases liver detox, decrease inflammation Dandelion – enhances the flow of bile Artichoke – increases the excretion of bile from the [...]

SIX Foods to Support Liver Function 2018-12-03T03:23:31+00:00

Is All Sugar Bad?

Many people say “sugar is sugar” in the body, it all acts the same way no matter what kind of sugar you consume. This is a myth that I’d like to dispute. There’s a scale called the Glycemic Index and this is a scale [...]

Is All Sugar Bad? 2018-10-29T15:10:34+00:00

THREE Benefits of Fibre

Benefits of Fibre: Feeds the healthy gut flora. Building a healthy microbiome. Prebiotics. Binds toxins in gut and helps carry them out of the body. Without enough fibre, toxins are reabsorbed. Sponges up toxins in the digestive tract. Helps to improve bowel movements. Roughage [...]

THREE Benefits of Fibre 2018-09-23T04:27:38+00:00

How Do People Get FUNGAL Infections?

Fungal infections are very common. It is important to understand that fungi is a natural, normal part of a healthy gut flora.  The fungi naturally occurs in low levels in the body, but if the body becomes more acidic then this becomes a friendly [...]

How Do People Get FUNGAL Infections? 2018-09-16T19:59:10+00:00

Wheat-free vs Gluten-free

Wheat has a large amount of a protein called “gluten”, but there are other grains that have gluten in smaller amounts such as barley, rye and spelt.  Therefore a “wheat-free” diet excludes the foods with wheat but you can still have other grains that [...]

Wheat-free vs Gluten-free 2018-09-04T03:34:03+00:00

FIVE Tactics to Drink More Water

I have had patients say that they really struggle to drink enough water even though they understand that it’s good for them. Here are some tactics to help you to drink more water: Always have a water bottle (glass or stainless steel) on you. [...]

FIVE Tactics to Drink More Water 2018-08-20T02:36:22+00:00

SEVEN Foods that Support Kidney Function

Cherries (vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, vitamin B6, magnesium, antioxidant) Cranberries (high vitamin C) Onions and garlic (quercetin, antioxidant) Mushrooms (vitamin D) Nitrate-rich foods (green leafy vegetables, beet juice) – converts to nitric oxide, which dilates blood vessels Herbal: ginger, gotu kola, gingko biloba [...]

SEVEN Foods that Support Kidney Function 2018-08-13T02:56:37+00:00

FOUR Problems with the Weight Loss Concept of “Calories in vs. Calories out”

The weight loss concept of “calories in versus calories out” is a greatly oversimplified way of looking at weight loss. There are other factors that greatly affect effective weight loss including: The state of our digestive tract. The state that our digestive tract is [...]

FOUR Problems with the Weight Loss Concept of “Calories in vs. Calories out” 2018-07-18T03:42:27+00:00
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