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Immune Support: Spotlight On Vitamin C

Immune Support: Spotlight On Vitamin C

There is no doubt that vitamin C is of great benefit to us for many reasons. Recently, I have heard of many people taking large doses of vitamin C for immune support. The problem is we don’t absorb large amounts of the most comon forms in supplements very well.

Are you making expensive pee with your vitamin C supplement?

Bioavailbility of some supplements is as little as 14-30% and this decreases sharply with intakes above 200mg . The government recommended minimum for dietary vitamin C to prevent scurvy is just 40mg. Adequate amounts can be obtained from just five servings of high vitamin C foods such as kiwi, berries, broccoli and citrus fruits.

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Key Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

Key Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

What is hormonal imbalance? A hormone imbalance means your body has too much or too little of one or more of your hormones. This might cause symptoms all the time, or just at certain times of your monthly cycle. Hormones are in a constant state of change which is normal. The hormonal imbalance that occurs… Continue Reading

How to keep Your Immune System Healthy

How to keep Your Immune System Healthy

The pandemic has brought the whole world into surreal and uncertain times. Healthcare systems are being pushed well above the limits and supermarkets report panic buying on a scale never seen before. Cases continue to rise and we are starting to see the impact on our whole infrastructure. On a lighter note, toilet rolls in… Continue Reading

Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance

Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance

What the heck is seed cycling? Seed cycling is the practice of using the nutrient powers of a variety of seeds as medicine for your menstrual cycle. A specific combination of seeds is used to support the different phases of your cycle. The four raw seeds used are flax, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds. These… Continue Reading

Are Artificial Sweeteners Better Than Sugar?

Are Artificial Sweeteners Better Than Sugar?

Sugar or sweetener? This is a very common question in clinic, especially by weight loss clients. The marketing of artificially sweetened products has convinced many people opt for zero calorie drinks and low sugar products when they are trying to make healthy choices. This is mainly because the calorie is still king for many. Reducing… Continue Reading

How Does Hormone Health Affect Weight Loss?

How Does Hormone Health Affect Weight Loss?

Weight gain and hormone issues are normally connected Lets be honest, as women most of us know how our hormones affect us. The monthly roller-coaster cycle can be more disruptive for some than others. If you never notice any hormone issues, lucky you, you are one of the few. Most women live with the ups… Continue Reading

Tips for Eating Your 5-A-Day

Tips for Eating Your 5-A-Day

These shopping tips can help you eat more fruit and vegetables which are important for health. Fruits and vegetables are packed with fibre and anti-inflammatory plant compounds which can help to maintain weight and improve our all round health. Filling half of your plate with a variety vegetables gives your body the fibre and nutrients… Continue Reading

Healthy Kitchen List

Healthy Kitchen List

There are some nutritious health foods and ingredients that every kitchen needs to make healthy cooking quicker and easier. These kitchen staples are a must whether you are trying to cook more nutritious meals for your family, or follow a healthy lifestyle for weight loss. A kitchen stocked with the right foods makes it so… Continue Reading

Eat the Rainbow Everyday

Eat the Rainbow Everyday

As a nutritionist one of the first healthy eating tips I help my clients achieve is eating more fruit and vegetables. Colourful fruits and vegetables don’t just make your meal look colourful and appealing, they also contain high amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients. These are the natural compounds that give fruit and vegetables their beautiful… Continue Reading