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
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
Asthma is a big problem and seems to affect more people in the western world. As with autism spectrum disorders, asthma is not an issue in communities where diet and life style has changed little! Continue reading
Restoring gastro-intestinal flora and function is not always cut and dried. There are some good places to start and probiotics are usually part of this, however sometimes the bacteria in the probiotic is not actually beneficial due to an over-abundance of it already present. This tends to be the Lactobacillus strain which is likely to indicate a high level of D- lactate appearing in a urine or stool sample. Sometimes bacteria in your gut also fail to process histamine and lead to a probiotic intolerance. Continue reading
Kids’ meals are one of the greatest contradictions. We need to drop the notion created by the food industry that children should be eating foods especially designed for them. The foods served in many café’s, restaurants, supermarkets, food courts, and at sporting events are highly processed fare, packaged to entice children, and far from ideal.
Young brains and bodies are soaring toward their potential and need the very best fuel not just for energy but to keep their biochemistry and immunity on track. These foods are whole foods rich in nutrients. These are the foods that we recognize and can name, rather than look on labels or be drawn to purchasing them due to their fancy packaging.