Pasture-Reared VS Factory-Farmed Pork Products

I have been working with an organization called ‘Activist’ to bring awareness to the issues surrounding factory-farmed pork. I, along with some of South Africa’s finest Nutritional Therapists, have researched several different avenues with regards to the nutritional and health benefits of eating pasture-reared pork products.

Please see our research here: http://www.nutritionist.co.za/pasture-vs-factory-pork

And please . . . → Read More: Pasture-Reared VS Factory-Farmed Pork Products

Healthy Fuel for Athletes

Q: I have recently started cycling long-distance and have noticed that other athletes have a tendency to consume commercial energy drinks, gels and bars. Is this a healthy habit? If not, what are some healthy drink/snack options for before, during and after endurance exercise? . . . → Read More: Healthy Fuel for Athletes

Nutrition for Glowing Skin

While beauty may only be skin deep, there is no doubt that our appearance influences how we feel about ourselves and how we interact with others. Whether it is the skin on our face, arms or legs, it is the first thing we show to the outside world on a daily . . . → Read More: Nutrition for Glowing Skin

Thyroid Dysfunction

How Stress Causes Underactive Thyroid

The adrenals glands secrete hormones – such as cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine – that regulate the stress response.

Most people are familiar with mental and emotional stress but stress can also come from inside the body. Blood sugar swings, gut dysfunction, food intolerances (especially gluten), chronic infections, environmental toxins, . . . → Read More: Thyroid Dysfunction

Avoid Grains for Good Health

Do you suffer from bloating, cramps, IBS, acid-reflux, eczema, acne, allergies, auto-immune conditions and/or depression? If you answered yes to one or more of those symptoms you may benefit from avoiding grains in your diet.

The above statement may have surprised you, mainly because some grains have been praised as a health food and . . . → Read More: Avoid Grains for Good Health

Top 5 Antioxidant Super Foods

What is an anti-oxidant?

Everyone is always talking about the wonderful benefits of antioxidants but no one ever explains exactly what they are.

An antioxidant is a molecule which donates an electron to stop the damaging effects of a free radical. Free radicals contain an odd number of electrons and are created when certain . . . → Read More: Top 5 Antioxidant Super Foods

A Healthy Digestive System Means A Healthy Mind

Foods are a drug and have as much of a pharmacological effect on brain and body chemistry as prescription drugs do.

The brain and the gastrointestinal tract should be viewed as one system, rather than two. The gastrointestinal tract has an extensive lining of neurons, so extensive that it can be called our ‘second . . . → Read More: A Healthy Digestive System Means A Healthy Brain

Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Nutrition

Multiple sclerosis is a condition which progressively affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other, leading to extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, and vision and hearing loss.

From a holistic point of view, there are theories that suggest that MS typically has two causes. The first . . . → Read More: Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Nutrition

Cellular Inflammation

There are two types of inflammation. The first type is an acute response to microbial infections or physical injuries (like a cut), which can often be perceived as pain or heat. The second type is inflammation that is below the perception of pain. This is cellular inflammation which can go on for years because . . . → Read More: Cellular Inflammation

Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Life

This is by no means my research, but I simply loved this article so I am reposting it. All credit goes to Nancy Appleton, Ph.D, author of Lick The Sugar Habit.

For the full article and references go to: http://nancyappleton.com/141-reasons-sugar-ruins-your-health/

 

Suicide in a spoon

Top 50 Reasons:

1 Sugar can suppress the . . . → Read More: Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Life

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