Nutrition

The Yummiest Way to Get Folate

2019-07-25T12:20:55+00:00

For best fertility and a healthy pregnancy we know we need to be getting enough folate, and for at least 3 months before conception. But how many women are doing this? Only 20% are taking a preconception supplement containing folic acid at the time of falling pregnant. Coeliac disease? You’re even more at risk. [...]

The Yummiest Way to Get Folate2019-07-25T12:20:55+00:00

Do Probiotics Work?

2019-07-25T12:21:35+00:00

A (Greatly Truncated) Response to the Question of Whether Probiotics are Overrated Probiotics: myth or miracle? It’s the kind of grab-your-attention, oversimplified headline we are used to in the media. But, I was grateful to be asked for my opinion on an article of this name: Probiotics: myth or miracle? So here is the quick [...]

Do Probiotics Work?2019-07-25T12:21:35+00:00

Dairy Dilemma: The Link Between Constipation and Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance

2019-07-25T12:21:57+00:00

As a naturopath, you can’t help but see some patterns that come up over and over again. When it comes to cow’s milk protein (CMP) intolerance, we see links to kids’ health problems like recurrent ear infections, tonsillitis, eczema and late bedwetting.Another clear link is between cow's milk protein (CMP) intolerance and constipation.To the kids [...]

Dairy Dilemma: The Link Between Constipation and Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance2019-07-25T12:21:57+00:00

Alkaline Diet for Good Health: Myth or Reality?

2019-07-25T12:22:18+00:00

Is the alkaline diet really ideal for your health? There is a lot of talk about the balance between acidity and alkalinity for good health. Websites abound on this topic, and many natural health practitioners are emphatic about it. “Alkalinity” is often equated with good health, and “acidity” something to avoid. The world of chronic [...]

Alkaline Diet for Good Health: Myth or Reality?2019-07-25T12:22:18+00:00

Is An Alkaline Diet Good for Vulvodynia and Interstitial Cystitis?

2019-07-25T12:22:28+00:00

The state of the body's acidity vs alkalinity both reflects and affects health. The alkaline diet is a topic I summarised in my last post. But what about the specific scenarios of chronic pelvic pain, vulvodynia and interstitial cystitis? Does acidity or alkalinity have anything to do with chronic pain? The short answer here is [...]

Is An Alkaline Diet Good for Vulvodynia and Interstitial Cystitis?2019-07-25T12:22:28+00:00

Do You Understand Your Fertility?

2019-07-25T12:23:13+00:00

Normal fertility is a key part of good health as a woman. Naturally, the definition of normal fertility changes depending on the stage of life you are in. If you are approaching menopause, then declining fertility is absolutely normal. If, on the other hand, you are a teenager, then normal fertility can take some time [...]

Do You Understand Your Fertility?2019-07-25T12:23:13+00:00

Nutrients for scars: why nutrition is critical to good healing and less pain

2019-07-25T12:25:31+00:00

Injury, trauma and surgery leave their mark. Scars. It’s inevitable – scars are a normal part of the healing process. Healing needs nutrients. Nutrients for scars. This goes for all scars, including Caesarean scars or the abdominal scar after a hysterectomy. These are easy to see (which doesn’t always make us happy! Scars that are [...]

Nutrients for scars: why nutrition is critical to good healing and less pain2019-07-25T12:25:31+00:00

Nutrients in Food are Lower Than You Think

2019-07-25T12:25:41+00:00

It’s sad but true. While we’d like to think we can get all our essential nutrients from food, it’s not easy. Last post I talked about how are diets are never as good as we’d like to think. Most of us know this intuitively, and research confirms we’re not meeting our nutrient requirements. For example, [...]

Nutrients in Food are Lower Than You Think2019-07-25T12:25:41+00:00

No, You Can’t Get It All From Food Part 3: Nutrient Thieves

2019-07-25T12:25:50+00:00

What you might be doing to rob yourself of essential nutrients might surprise you! We all know that getting enough nutrients is important for general health and normal functioning of the body. But it’s not just about eating a healthy diet (as nutrients in food may be lower than you think). Even if you are [...]

No, You Can’t Get It All From Food Part 3: Nutrient Thieves2019-07-25T12:25:50+00:00

Paralysed By Choice: Three Steps to Working Out What Diet is Right for You

2019-07-25T12:26:11+00:00

Gluten-free, Paleo, grain-free, low-FODMAPs, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, GAPs, raw, liver detox, low-salicylate/amine/glutamates, high-fibre, high-protein, low-carbohydrate, anti-Candida, low-oxalate, alkalising, Weston A Price, vegetarian…how do you sift your way through? Some of these diets can be questionable, especially the way they are described or interpreted on some websites or by less experienced practitioners. But most of these [...]

Paralysed By Choice: Three Steps to Working Out What Diet is Right for You2019-07-25T12:26:11+00:00