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Break the Cycle with Carb Cycling

Break the Cycle with Carb Cycling

Stuck on a low carb diet?  Fearing the dreaded weight gain when you reintroduce carbs?  Even Paleo advocates can benefit from this. Carb Cycling does not involve eating less, it is a smart way of timing your macronutrients (carbs, fat and...

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Phytoestrogens – good, bad or evil?

Phytoestrogens – good, bad or evil?

Phytoestrogens are plant-based oestrogens that have the ability to mimic oestrogen in our body.  This topic is confusing because phytoestrogens can act as both an agonist and antagonist against oestrogen, meaning they can increase or decrease our...

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Cholesterol ~ Lower Naturally

Cholesterol ~ Lower Naturally

Our liver synthesises 1000-1400mg (about 80%) of our cholesterol on a daily basis.  While 300mg is the upper limit of our recommended daily intake (RDI).  Our liver has an intelligent feedback mechanism which regulates our endogenous production...

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Hypothyroidism Natural Treatment

Hypothyroidism Natural Treatment

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the front of the neck.  It plays a mighty role for its small size.  It determines the body’s metabolic rate, energy levels and temperature.  Hyperthyroidism is the opposite, where there is an...

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Hypoglycaemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Hypoglycaemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Below 2.8 mmol/L in non-diabetics or 3.9 mmol/L in diabetics. Signs & Symptoms: confusion, dizziness/light-headedness, shakiness, hungry, headache, irritability, racing heart rate, sweating, pale skin, trembling, weakness, anxiety, chills...

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Osteoporosis Natural Treatment

Osteoporosis Natural Treatment

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become fragile and brittle, leading to a higher risk of fractures than normal bones. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them.  This...

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Insulin Resistance Top 10 Tips

Insulin Resistance Top 10 Tips

A condition in which cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin.  Insulin is produced when glucose is released into the bloodstream.  Signs and symptoms include extreme thirst and hunger, hunger after eating and increased urination. ...

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Spotless Skin ~ Top 10 Foods to Avoid

Spotless Skin ~ Top 10 Foods to Avoid

Acne is the most common skin condition, which may be problematic at any age.  I struggled with it during my teen years, which is one of the reasons I became so interested in nutrition.  Due to my strong stance against medication, I did everything...

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Top 10 Tips to Sleep Deep

Top 10 Tips to Sleep Deep

Natural sleep solutions… Technology Historically, humans were exposed to blue light (from the sun) in the morning and yellow light (from the moon) in the evening. The changing of light colour impacts our circadian rhythm. Blue light boosts...

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Top 10 Tips to Detox Your Liver

Top 10 Tips to Detox Your Liver

The importance of the liver… The liver has the imperative job of detoxifying everything we put into and onto our bodies, day in and day out. The process of detoxification is happening in our bodies all day, every day. However, the Western diet...

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