Guy – Due to Stu’s obsession with healthy eating for children we will be covering a number of guest posts. We hope to start a ‘lunchbox revolution’ and wanted to share this fantastic post from Brenda Janschek. Over to Brenda… Continue reading →
COFFEE. Mmmmmmm. I only have to walk past a coffee shop and the aroma wafting out past my nostrils gets me practically drooling like Homer Simpson over ch-o-c-o-late.
It’s fair to say the latte lifestyle is ingrained in me. Sitting around and catching up with your mates, whilst sipping away on your favorite beverage (mine’s long black with a side of cream, extra hot, made with love) is a great way to spend half hour. And judging by the five coffee shops within a 100m of me (I’m in one writing this), understandably it’s ingrained in many others too. Continue reading →
This is not a post about whether we should be eating dairy or not, but whether we actually need dairy in our diet. Of course there’s the obvious push that it gives us strong bones and it’s a great source of calcium and protein. But can these be sourced from anywhere else to the extent our body needs?
The other question I ask myself is; are people eating dairy because it tastes nice, not because they are actually worried about their bones in the first place? When I sit in a cafe on a Saturday morning and watch people drinking their lattes, I’m pretty sure they couldn’t give a sh*t about calcium levels and bone density as they are simply enjoying their coffee.
There’s a reason why this video went viral over the internet when it first came out. I highly recommend watching it and that is why I share it with you on the blog.
As Dr Terry Wahls (she’s the speaker in the video) put it, she’s the canary in the coal mine. If it seems a bit technical at first or if you don’t know what a mitochondria is, stay with it as the overall message is a must!
There’s also a great interview here with Jimmy Moore as he chats to Dr Terry Wahls regarding her experience with multiple sclerosis (MS) and also using a paleo diet. Enjoy, Guy.
Do you eat like this? Do you eat processed foods? How many leafy greens do you eat each day? Love to hear your thoughts…
Salt. Public enemy No.1 along with fat. And just like fat I have come to the conclusion it’s actually essential for the body, but just like fat there’s salt I will not touch and then there’s salt I ensure I have daily. So is salt healthy? Depends… and here’s my thoughts… Continue reading →
As you can imagine we get a lot of email enquiries.Can I eat fruit if I’m on a weight loss plan? Is it possible that bananas make me fat? Is it ok to eat bananas whilst I’m trying to lose weight? You get the gist of it right… So it has inspired me to right this post.
First of all, I eat bananas. I not only eat them I enjoy them. So this is not a banana bashing post. But in saying that, I only eat them on certain occasions, and for me it’s all about personal circumstances (weight loss/weight gain) and timing. Continue reading →
This is a great video and well worth the watch. Slim is simple is a not-for-profit group of researchers, doctors, professors, and donors whose mission is to make being healthy and fit simple again by transforming peoples understanding of how nutrition and food intake works through entertaining, practical, and proven scientific evidence. Continue reading →
Guy: This a great post by Tania as we focus on The Month Of The Gut. If you are wondering what the relationship is to the gut, weight loss and overall health then this is a must read. I’ll be having the gut test Tania talks about in this post… In the mean time, enjoy! Over to Tania…
Tania: If you have been struggling with your weight loss plan, most of your attention will be on the food you eat and increasing your exercise – which is great, but there are some people who despite their best efforts are still unable to lose weight. Does this sound familiar and why is this the case? A growing amount of research has identified the link between an imbalance of bacteria in the digestive system regarding weight gain, metabolic syndrome and obesity. Continue reading →
Is bacon healthy? This is one topic that comes with much opinion and debate to say the least (along with most nutritional topics for that matter!). It’s a great topic and one I wanted to touch on as I attended the Low Carb Down Under seminar last weekend in Sydney. This topic along with so many others were covered in the Q&A sessions with all the guest speakers.
Guy: What should we be eating for a more healthy and prosperous life? Seems like the million dollar question these days. If this is a question you find yourself asking, then I highly recommend the Low Carb Living Downunder seminar series coming up this Nov/Dec. An awesome lineup of speakers that will be tackling issues and topics on:
Low-carb nutrition, eating healthy fats, sourcing and preparing healthy whole foods, exercise and eating, the paleo diet approach and also nourishing our food producing environment in a sustainable way.
Health issues including weight & obesity, diabetes, digestive disorders, asthma, Alzheimer’s, and a range of other related health problems.