Image courtesy of Big Stock Photo Can we get enough nutrients from our food? Ideally, the food that we eat on a daily basis should be enough to provide us with the nutrients we need for the day. But … Continue reading Here’s Why You Need Zinc in Your Diet
How many portions of fruit & vegetables should we eat? Nature cleverly provides us with the whole spectrum of colours in our foods, to ensure we eat all the different types of nutrients that will nourish and heal our bodies. … Continue reading Eat the Rainbow: How Many Portions of Fruit & Vegetables Should We Eat?
Are folic and and folate the same? Both folate and folic acid are different forms of vitamin B9. Folate is naturally occurring and can be found in foods such as dark green leafy veg, where as folic acid is synthetic … Continue reading Are Folic Acid and Folate the same?
What is Psyllium Husk? Psyllium husk is a natural fibre which helps keep us fuller for longer. It’s widely used for its bulk-forming effects in the bowel, making the stool softer and easier to pass. Psyllium husk is a low carbohydrate … Continue reading Low Carb Psyllium Husk Pancake Recipe
Have you heard of the term “methylfolate”? And if you have, do you know what it is? It also goes by other names, such as folic acid, folate, folinic acid, methylfolate, 5-MTHF, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate… but what are the differences? Well, I am here to clear things up for you! Continue reading What is Methylfolate?
You may have heard that ginger is a wonderful treatment for nausea, but there are many more reasons to add this versatile root into your diet – on a daily basis. With it’s warm, zesty flavour, it’s no surprise that … Continue reading 9 Health Benefits of Ginger
Why does the body need to be alkaline? The human body functions properly when it’s slightly alkaline because the blood can absorb more oxygen, a good supply of which is vital to the cells in producing energy. Alkalinity is expressed … Continue reading Charcoal, the pH Scale & Cellulite
These two vitamins are considered in the naturopathic world to be two of the most required daily supplements to avoid deficiency. It seems very fitting then to know that they should also be supplemented together. Being in the UK … Continue reading When supplementing, these two nutrients must be taken together
Over 20 years of research has shown the positive effects of taking regular supplements, disproving the notion that they are merely ingredients for expensive urine. Whilst a varied, nutrient dense diet is 100% vital to sustain life, sometimes it’s not … Continue reading Why should I take supplements?
FODMAPs stand for: Fermentable Oligosacchrides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols The low FODMAPs diet was developed by the Monash university as a way to help people with IBS symptoms. FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates which are poorly absorbed in the intestines and … Continue reading How to do a low FODMAPs diet