From an early age, feeding follows a pattern based on critical nutrients and how well our body responds to assimilating them. Developing diversity in breaking foods down comes with age and a maturing system as well as a need for increased amounts of specific nutrients such as iron, protein and calcium. Over our lifetime, we tend to accept that nutrient needs change as you age, and in recent years the emphasis on the importance of specific nutrients are well ingrained in our knowledge.Continue reading
When it comes to reaping the rewards for the amount of time and energy put into training for competitive athletes engaging in frequent rigorous and prolonged training sessions, additional sodium and a better hydration plan tailored to their individual physiology may significantly improve anaerobic and neurocognitive performance during a moderate to hard training session as well as heart rate recovery from this session.
A hydration plan, based on an athlete’s fluid and sodium loss has the potential to improve anaerobic power, attention and heart rate recovery time. Too often, athletes do not seek personalized data and tend to go with advice from others or how they feel. Research shows athletes both recreational and ‘hard trainers’, rarely consume sufficient fluid and electrolytes just prior to, or during training and competition.
The current state of knowledge related to diet in Hashimoto Thyroiditis (HT) is far from satisfactory, as many HT subjects experience several disorders and report reduced quality of life.
Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (Hashimoto thyroiditis, Hashimoto, HT) is the most frequent autoimmune disorder and the cause of hypothyroidism in iodine-sufficient countries. Diagnosed hypothyroidism affects 1%–3% of the population, while subclinical hypothyroidism is more common (estimated at 4%–10%). Abnormal functioning of the thyroid gland is diagnosed in 22% of the population. Women had thyroid gland disease almost nine times more often than men and diagnosis since 2004 has increased possibly due to more accurate measures and barrowing the range.Continue reading
Bloating is an astonishingly misunderstood area and along with very anti-social symptoms, can make the slimmest person feel uncomfortable. Digestive problems such as cramping, bloating, indigestion and acidity are all considered on the IBS spectrum and are incredibly common. 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.
If food is primarily regarded as the most natural way to nourish the body, it can be agreed that nutrition influences the health, learning and behavior of children. Continue reading
There are a number of dietary elements to consider when it comes to understanding and healing your gut. Continue reading
Changing Hormones and Fertility
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
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