Fermented Foods – a new paradigm? Peaceful co-existence with microbes rather than warfare?? Is it possible? It’s a radical thought but one that’s growing amongst the whole-foodists, paleos, home-cooking advocates, cutting edge nutritionists and all the other rebels, skeptics and change agents questioning the prevailing wisdom around the so-called food we currently eat. But why … Read more
Many years ago, I worked for Blackmores. Over the 6 years I was there, I was able to learn in great depth, all about the Celloid minerals put together by Marcus Blackmore’s father, Maurice. Maurice was a naturopath and the founder of Blackmores. His Celloid minerals are still used by naturopaths today with good reason … Read more
To see the full article please go to: http://www.larabriden.com/insight-into-acne-dairy-sugar/ Insight into Acne. Dairy, Sugar and mTOR. If you suffer acne, or treat acne, then 2012 was an important year. That was when this ground-breaking paper came out of Germany: ‘Diet in Acne: Further Evidence for the Role of Nutrient Signalling in Acne Pathogenesis’. The full … Read more
Let’s talk about the unmentionables… Can relieving constipation help with weight loss? And if yes, is there a safe way to do it? This week I heard a story of an unhealthy, overweight man who followed a raw food detoxification program. In one day he lost over 6 kgs and had 12 bowel motions! OMG!! … Read more
Are you out of control? Maybe you are a Carb Addict? Did you know we crave what we’re allergic to? Or to put it another way, we can become addicted to what we are sensitive to. Do you really have a binge eating disorder or an emotional eating problem OR are you simply addicted to … Read more
Happy New Year! How did you fare over the “festive season”? Was it as the fairy tales portray – a magical, heartfelt reconnection with all the important things – family, rejuvenation, celebration, good food? Or did it not live up to the ideal and you found the emotional triggers challenging? Or maybe you’re like me … Read more
You’re great at your job, you have a flair for helping others get what they want, maybe you’re a coach or a consultant of some kind and your customers love you. But when it comes to helping yourself, hmmm, you’re not so great. You dress well, you go to the gym and you know exactly … Read more
Could your health and your weight improve with the removal of gluten-containing products from your diet? You could do a blood test to find out if you are reacting to gluten or you could remove gluten for a couple of weeks and then reintroduce it, taking note of your symptoms. Gluten can take a while … Read more
Stress and poor sleep Our adrenal glands make the hormone cortisol in response to stress. Excess levels of cortisol can cause fluid retention, bloating and weight gain around the neck, trunk and abdomen. If stress is severe or prolonged, it can cause chronic elevation of the hormones cortisol and adrenaline and this can result in … Read more
Recently, I started coaching a new group of women wanting to lose weight. The program is for 8 weeks and the excitement at the beginning is palpable. Everyone is filled with hope and longing that their weight loss goals will be fulfilled. Then reality bites! At around the 4-week mark the cracks begin to show, … Read more
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