Chicken or the egg; Does stress influence your gut or your gut your stress?

In a previous post, So there is a link between stress and nutrition?, I mentioned the impact of stress and nutrition on our health. Besides the physical processes mentioned in the article, most of us recognise the existence of the connection between the gut and the brain, the so called ‘gut-brain-axis. We know that, in […]

The Fruit-box as lifesaver?

A lot of companies opt for a vending machine instead of offering healthy snacks for free, like a ‘fruit-box’. In my previous blog, ‘Pizza is cheaper than salad’, we looked at the real price of meals in canteens. So what are the costs of investing in a vending machine over free fruit offerings to your […]

‘Pizza is cheaper than salad’.. or is it?

Australia has the debatable honour of being the ” fastest growing population” …. Literary. 2 out of 3 adults are overweight, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers. And the risks of developing these conditions rise exponentially with the numbers on the bathroom scales. But it doesn’t stop there. […]

So there is a link between stress and nutrition?

As a promoter of healthy work environment and assisting employees deal with their stress by adapting to a healthier life style, this question is asked frequently: How (on earth) can food help lower stress among my workforce? There are many processes to deal with stress that are interlinked, but to make a start somewhere, our […]

Are health programs a waste of money?

We live in an interesting time, for the first time ever there is so much research available which links lifestyle to morbidity and mortality, where we cannot deny that implementing modifiable factors like nutrition, exercise and self-development, have a positive effect on our (mental) wellbeing. And it doesn’t take much to imagine that adapting these […]

Rainbow Trout Pasta

Rainbow Trout Pasta As supplements go, fish oil is very popular, with even our supermarkets selling them by the bucket. The problem with these cheaper brands is that the production and storage may have caused the fish oil to oxidise. Now, oxidized fish oil does more harm in your body than good, so always be […]

Anti-inflammatory foods

[wr_image link_type=”no_link” image_container_style=”no-styling” image_alignment=”inherit” appearing_animation=”0″ disabled_el=”no” ][/wr_image]This week I was asked to write about anti-inflammatory foods. And although this is a very big subject, I’ll try to explain inflammation and give some examples of anti-inflammatory foods. Inflammation is part of our body’s defence mechanism and as such has a protective role. Inflammation is an attempt […]

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Probiotics, prebiotics and Antibiotics

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to combat cases of bacterial infection. As the name already indicates it is anti ‘biotics’ and will kill of bacteria, the bad ones AND the good ones. Antibacterial creams and lotions are used for the same reason; to kill of bacteria on your skin. However, since the skin is your largest […]

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How to make a healthy salad

How to make a healthy salad! Start with a strong foundation. First things first: Start by upping the nutritional ante by choosing a base for your salad that provides important nutrients like folic acid and lutein. Give up the iceberg for greens like baby spinach, or a spring mix that includes a variety of dark green […]

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What is Nutritional Medicine

  Nutritional medicine is a modality that considers food and nutrients in relation to health and disease. It looks at the quality of food, preparation and macro and micronutrients needed by an individual at various stages of life.   A client’s medical history and symptoms and conducting basic naturopathic and conventional screening are used to […]