I was inspired to write a post about calcium and bone health after a comment from a client who happens to be a geologist. When I mentioned that calcium carbonate is not the ideal form of calcium to supplement with, she replied, ‘that’s limestone’.Continue reading more “Calcium and bone health – form matters”
Does your plant-based diet contain adequate protein to support your weight loss goals?
While a vegan diet has numerous benefits, a problem frequently encountered when working with clients following a vegan diet is insufficient protein and especially too little protein at breakfast.Continue reading more “Does your plant-based diet contain adequate protein to support your weight loss goals?”
How monitoring blood glucose can support fertility and PCOS
On a trip to the science museum during half term, I was reminded of how fortunate we are to have access to technology to support individuals trying to become parents.Continue reading more “How monitoring blood glucose can support fertility and PCOS”
PCOS and inositol – does the form matter?
Inositol is one of those supplements that every woman with PCOS ought to try. As with most things, it may work wonders for some, and do absolutely nothing for another person.Continue reading more “PCOS and inositol – does the form matter?”
Eating nose to tail. The benefit of eating slow cooked meats.
If meat is part of your diet, a problem that commonly occurs is consuming a high intake of muscle meats and little or none of the more gelatinous cuts which require slow cooking.Continue reading more “Eating nose to tail. The benefit of eating slow cooked meats.”
Supplementing with vitamin D? Don’t forget about magnesium!
Given the role of vitamin D in how we may respond to the COVID-19 infection, it’s not surprising that vitamin D supplementation has increased in recent months. Vitamin D suppresses the production of antimicrobial peptides in the respiratory track and it might also help to decrease the inflammatory response to the infection, so there are definite benefits to ensuring that your vitamin D levels are optimal.Continue reading more “Supplementing with vitamin D? Don’t forget about magnesium!”
Can you make the switch in the morning? What might your Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) be telling you?
Cortisol is your body’s main stress hormone and plays a role in controlling our mood, motivation and fear or what is commonly referred to as your ‘Flight, Fight or Freeze’ response.
Our Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) is a measure of the amount of cortisol you naturally produce on waking.
What can corn tell you about your digestion?
Ever thought about how long it takes for food to go from one end to the other end and what that might be telling you about your digestion?Continue reading more “What can corn tell you about your digestion?”