What is the point of talking about the Thyroid?

By Dana | 21st March 2017 | 0 Comments

Is your energy lower than it used to be? Do you experience difficulty getting up in the morning? Can’t you lose weight despite trying? Are you often constipated? Do you feel the cold more than most? What about your hair? Is it strong? How about your sex drive?   Such symptoms may indicate a low…

What are Obesogens? – and no, I am not going to talk about diet.

By Dana | 8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

You now know that what you store under your kitchen sink and in your bathroom may add centimeters to your waistline … but how could you change it? And where do you start? The easiest way is to go to each of your rooms and see how diligently you have been accumulating toxicants that may…

What is a Leaky Gut & What’s it got to do with how I feel?

By Dana | 13th January 2017 | 0 Comments

A condition called Leaky Gut (intestinal permeability) is an “important piece of the puzzle” in your quest for feeling great. If your gut is not working well, you are unlikely to be in your best form. It is one of the prerequisites for developing autoimmune disease – a situation when your immune system instead of…

Are you still counting calories?

By Dana | 6th January 2017 | 0 Comments

How often do you commit to change your weight or size of your waist? Before you jump on a treadmill or start living only on salads, maybe it’s worth taking a look at the assumptions that you may be making.   Nobody seems to question that 1kg of feathers weigh exactly the same as 1kg of…

A Context to 30-Day Diet

By Dana | 21st December 2016 | 0 Comments

We have spent some time talking about the 30-day diet and have discussed how certain groups of food may affect you.  Diets, by their nature, are quite dull, so why have we spent so much time talking about food?   What is the context? You may remember our article about the immune system and how…

Fiber – where is it and what is it?

By Dana | 1st December 2016 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard on a number of occasions about the importance of fiber. You may remember that if you are on a gluten free diet then it is important to compensate for the elimination of rye, wheat and barley (which constitute over 70% of our daily intake of fiber) [6] Please see more in “What…

What’s your balance got to do with your brain and with what you eat?

By Dana | 25th November 2016 | 0 Comments

There is a simple test which many people fail. How about you? Are you up for a challenge? Many people start by thinking “ahh that’s easy, I can do it, I don’t even need to try” and end up saying, “I can’t believe it!” Step 1 So what is it that you have to do?…

Disregarded hormone? How much vitamin D should I take?

By Dana | 17th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Did you know that if classification had taken place today, vitamin D would have been classified as a hormone? This is because the molecular structure of vitamin D is closely allied to that of the classic steroid hormones (e.g., Estradiol, Cortisol, Aldosterone) [1][2]. Have you paid attention to the Government’s recent recommendations and started to…

How to re-introduce food to your diet

By Dana | 3rd November 2016 | 0 Comments

In the last few weeks, we introduced the 30-day-diet and the reasons for doing it. We also explored the potentially inflammatory nature of various food groups. Some of you may already be getting to the end of the diet and looking forward to re-introducing a broader range of foods.  If some of your symptoms, however,…

Did we need over 2000 years to come to the same conclusion as Hippocrates? Spotlight on Legumes

By Dana | 23rd October 2016 | 0 Comments

Why are we doing this 30-day-diet? Do you remember, “spot the difference tests” that asked you to find five differences in otherwise identical pictures? The pictures were very “busy”, which made finding the differences difficult. If you eliminated half of the objects from these pictures, you would have identified the differences in the first glance.…

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