About Ian Craig

Ian Craig (BSc MSc, CSCS, INLPTA) is a nutritional therapist, exercise physiologist, NLP practitioner and a lifestyle coach. He was a competitive middle-distance runner for 20 years and is now a more leisurely runner and cyclist. He runs a private nutrition practice in Johannesburg's Morningside Chiropractic Sports Injury Clinic, where he personalises nutrition and exercise strategies according to his client's genetic attributes and lifestyles. He also writes and is the editor for Functional Sports Nutrition magazine and he recently published his first book, Wholesome Nutrition, with co-author Rachel Jesson.

Thin is Fit – or is it?

2022-04-06T22:19:38+00:00By |Fitness Focus|

Yes, it is possible to be thin but unfit! To maintain or increase lean body mass, you need to look at both diet and a comprehensive exercise programme. You’ll not only lose fat, but experience considerable health benefits.

Clean up your Sport – Detox!

2022-03-06T09:21:16+00:00By |Fitness Focus|

Athletes are not typically a group of individuals that you might associate with detoxification programmes and liver support. Should we be leaving that to the overweight middle-agers who have indulged themselves at Christmas? After all, you are a clean-living, highly fit and healthy lot, aren’t you? Or are you? Surely superfit sports people don’t need to detox? Read on, the answer may surprise you.

Paleo vs Plant – a comprehensive response to an ongoing debate

2022-03-02T13:24:48+00:00By |Natural Nutrition|

Genetic adaptation occurs over many generations, whereas we only have a single lifetime to get it right. Rather than trying to adjust our genes to a diet that might be inherently wrong for us, why not adapt our diet to our own genetics? The end question when considering the article Paleo vs Plant is whether you should be restricting wholegrains, starchy veg and fruit (as Noakes believes) or if you should be restricting animal proteins (as Shearer believes).

Over Training Slows Us Down

2021-10-26T11:46:42+00:00By |Fitness Focus|

Overtraining can be affected by the sum of stresses in your life, not just the overall mileage that you’re doing - I term this the ‘total load’ concept, and can be summarised by the sum of physical, physiological and psychological stresses in your life. A tailored training and nutrition programme that lies within your personal limits can go a long way to improving your performance.

The Lowdown on Health Bars

2021-08-03T11:28:15+00:00By |Fitness Focus|

Health bars are a convenient and very tasty way to sustain your energy when training, but how do we know which ones are good for you? Ian Craig gives the lowdown on the best of the best on the South African market.

The Body’s Brain Balance

2021-07-09T12:26:50+00:00By |Fitness Focus|

The mind – and its emotions – is a fascinating realm to work within. When we realise that the mind and body are really one entity, it becomes very easy to nourish the mind through nutrition. Ian Craig explores this fascinating subject through personal experience.

Balance your Omegas

2021-06-13T17:06:27+00:00By |Natural Remedies|

A group of nutrients called essential fatty acids (EFAs), known as omega-3 and omega-6, are critical to our health and well-being. EFAs are the main structural component of every cell membrane, meaning that their presence contributes to the function of every system in the body.

Sitting is the New Smoking

2021-06-30T13:37:51+00:00By |Experts|

I am a workaholic and I know I need to exercise. The thing is that I am just too tired when I wake up in the morning and also too tired after work. So I do nothing. But this will lead me to age early with inflexibility and low muscle tone. Where do I start?

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