Get your FATS Straight

2022-05-14T10:44:22+00:00By |Natural Nutrition|

People are often confused about exactly what an EFA is, what it does, and why it is (or they are) important in the human diet. Then, just to add to the puzzle, there’s the often contentious debate about which fatty acids are actually ‘essential’. Sandi Nye takes a look at these fascinating molecules.

Which Milk?

2022-04-30T10:39:15+00:00By |Natural Nutrition|

A recent conversation threw an interesting light on a preconceived idea. A colleague and I were chatting about cow’s milk as part of a human diet, and I expressed the opinion that this milk was meant for cows, not for people. My stance echoed what I had read and learned about milk from both scientific literature and so-called conventional wisdom on milk in the modern diet.

Benefits of Coconut Milk, Water and Oil

2022-03-15T13:59:29+00:00By |Natural Nutrition|

Coconuts are synonymous with island life – palm trees with huge coconuts swaying in a light breeze along a sandy coastline. Today, however, more and more people are associating coconuts with superfood status, and are talking about the health and skincare benefits of coconut water, milk and oil.

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).

Optimal Nutrition for Hair, Nails and Skin

2022-02-14T13:45:58+00:00By |Natural Nutrition|

Healthy hair, skin and nails are an outward sign of health and vitality, and their poor condition may reflect many biochemical imbalances in the body. Hair and nails indicate the health of the body 2 to 6 months previously. This means that much of what is going on inside you will quickly be reflected in this organ system, collectively known as the integumentary system.

The Sunfood Diet

2022-01-25T16:19:49+00:00By |Natural Nutrition|

As the sun is necessary for all life forms it makes perfect sense that a diet based on raw food plants warmed and grown beneath its benevolent rays will fill you with energy, cleanse your body and clear your mind.

Is Gluten Really the Cause?

2022-01-12T16:21:20+00:00By |Natural Nutrition|

Symptoms of wheat or gluten intolerance overlap with just about every other chronic illness from A to Z. Food allergies are immediately obvious when expressed as rashes, respiratory problems, excessive mucus or headaches. But gluten intolerance lurks in the background with a more delayed, if not subtle action, causing anaemia, asthma, attention deficit disorder, cancer, autoimmune diseases and even miscarriages.

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