Category Archives: Weight Management

Maximising Cardio-Vascular Health and Fitness

What VO2 max can tell us

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.
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Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

NAFLD is recognized as a major health burden and has become one of the most common causes of liver disease worldwide. Excessive fat deposition in the liver is seen in about thirty percent of the adult general population and now seen in young children. The prevalence over the last two decades has grown proportionally with the rise in obesity, sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy dietary patterns, and metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia and hypertension). (1,2) Continue reading

Good news: Eggs Removed from the Naughty List 

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

Fat Loss – an art or a science!

The terms “feel the burn”, “melting fat”, and “getting shredded” are all creative terms to describe using stored and dietary fat as energy but in fact, fat must be oxidized at a cellular level in the mitochondria by beta-oxidation. The majority of this cellular activity happens in the muscle which supports increasing exercise as a way to significantly use more fat, and the more muscle density means more cells to process fats at one time to energy. Simply, muscle is where fat is utilized but not disposed of.
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Amino Acid Therapy

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

Menopause

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

Restoring Your Brain Chemistry Naturally

Anxiety disorders are not a sign that you are psychologically impaired, but more of a sign of insufficiency in specific brain nutrients.

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Low Carb Diets and Keto

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

Organic Acids Urine Test

The Comprehensive organic acids test gives a greater amount of information on what is going on in the body and is non-invasive on the individual.

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Caffeine – Pick me up or Slow You Down

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.

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