The first 1000 days of a life from conception until roughly a child’s second birthday, is the brains window of opportunity to establish the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neuro-development across the lifespan. Yet too frequently in developed countries, nutrition is not prioritized as being the major attendant, causing what we term malnutrition during gestation and in early childhood. The future foundations for health and neuro-development potential are weakened and this is becoming a major concern in the modern era. Where once malnutrition was due to poverty, humans are faced with the negative effects of overnutrition in the form of obesity and poor nutrition due to inbalanced diets or diets based on artificial ingredients including formula feeds and processed convenience foods.
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 →
Removing gluten, dairy especially casein and soy have been not proved the claim that diet cures or causes autism disorder – the term covering a range of developmental problems including autism, Asperger’s syndrome and atypical autism. Anecdotes from caregivers and clinicians, as well as some studies show certain diets can be of benefit to improving behaviour, focus and digestive health, while others show no benefit at all.
During recent years, an increasing amount of research with compelling clinical evidence
has accumulated and been submitted for publication in scientific journals about diet and its links with chronic disease.
Again low carb diets are in the spotlight and have been identified as being particularly healthy in the management of a number of diseases including epilepsy, type 2 diabetes, PCOS, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammatory and for pain management.(1)(2)(3)(5)(6) Continue reading →
Your immune status is the front line of defence to help protect your body from bacteria and invaders. It can virtually impact all other systems in the body as you can imagine when any environment is under attack, every system is called to arms. 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 →