Knowing your VO2 Max gives you an increased awareness of your overall fitness level and the efficiency of your body as it processes oxygen. It is a useful measurement for tracking your cardiovascular health as well as your progress when training for endurance sports as it shows the efficiency of your body’s use of oxygen. It is recommended that you test your VO2 Max about once a year if you are trying to maintain your current level of fitness. If you are training to improve your cardiovascular health, you should aim to test your VO2 max every 6-12 weeks so you can chart your progress. Continue reading →
The US government’s top nutrition advisory panel in 2015, decided to drop its caution about eating foods containing dietary cholesterol, a move that did a U turn on 40 years of government warnings. Continue reading →
When health and convention medicine reduces your diagnosis down to one cause and is largely managed with palliative treatment, focused on alleviating symptoms, medication is the logical treatment despite long term adverse effects often. Addressing health with an holistic approach such as nutrition, and beyond meeting nutritional needs, for its beneficial role in many diseases, is better positioned to provide long-term rather than short-term benefits. Disease and health issues rarely happen suddenly, but are a long term slow burning fire that finally over burdens the body until it becomes insufficiently supported and cannot look after itself if current lifestyle and nutrition continues.Continue reading →
The two most common underlying causes of eating disorders, fatigue and depression include neurotransmitter dysfunction and HPA axis (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis) dysfunction. Neurotransmitter dysfunction leads to obsessive compulsive actions, forcing people into a downward spiral of food restriction and depression.” Continue reading →
Some women sail through menopause while others find that is dominated by disruptive symptoms such weight gain, joint pain, night sweats, irritable bowel, mood swings and depression, and hot flashes. It doesn’t have to be like this if the imbalances are identified. Continue reading →
Coffee and caffeinated drinks are the number one ‘Go To’ for a pick me up when you are feeling worn down. Caffeine has become the cultural norm to get us going in the morning, even to the extent that some countries have put an age limit on selling caffeinated drinks to minors.
Hormonal imbalances affect millions of people worldwide, in the forms of common disorders such as menstrual irregularities, infertility, low testosterone and estrogen dominance, diabetes, and thyroid disorders. Along with hormone levels dipping as age progresses, poor gut health, inflammation, high amounts of stress, genetic susceptibility, and toxicity intensify symptoms. Continue reading →
Anti-inflammatory diets are worth serious attention and not just because they sound very sensible. Simply, they encourage a back to grass roots choice of foods based on almost all plant foods including plant proteins, natural fats, nuts and seeds, oily fish, wholegrains and pulses. In addition, animal foods are still in but they don’t dominate and they are definitely not processed. Continue reading →