Most humans today have lost the microbial diversity that once kept us healthy. As we age, our healthy gut flora diminishes and our stomach becomes less acidic, which may set us up for gastrointestinal Dysbiosis (a domination of pathogenic bacteria and the suppression of beneficial probiotics). Adding probiotic-rich foods or supplements to our diet helps […]
Intro Kefir or Kephir originated in the north Caucasus Mountains and is a fermented milk drink made with kefir grains (a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter). Kefir contains many dietary minerals, vitamins including heightened numbers of B vitamins including B12, essential amino acids, and conjugated linoleic acid. The variation and number of Probiotic bacteria and yeast found […]
Vitamin D Intro: With the rise of indoor sedentariness and out-dated medical/media sun bathing scar mongering, vitamin D deficiency is now an unrecognised epidemic – the most common deficiency worldwide. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient required by the body. It enables numerous vital functions like our skeletal structures, our blood pressure, immunity, mood and […]
Intro: ‘Natural light is a vital element like water and air, as such, it should accompany the individual for as many hours of the day as the season permits.’ Dr Fritz Hollwich The human species has co-evolved alongside sunlight. The suns light/dark cycles naturally regulates hormonal and biochemical bodily processes. The body requires regular intervals […]
Intro: The ‘Essential’ fatty acids (EFA’s) are those that can’t be synthesised by the body so must be obtained through dietary means, they play vital functions within the body. They comprise of: Omega 3’s Omega 6’s Parent fatty acid Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA) Linoleic acid (LA) Fatty acid derivatives Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Arachidonic […]
Vit C Intro: ‘Many degenerative diseases involve oxidation, and it is clear that vitamin C can very effectively prevent many of these oxidation processes, because it is a very strong antioxidant.’ Dr. Balz Frei (Harvard University).
Intro: Pollen is from the male seed of flowers; Bee’s collect this and mix it with nectar. The colour, size, weight and shape of bee pollen granules can vary depending on the plant species it’s collected from. 1 teaspoon of bee pollen contains 2.5 billion flower pollen grains and takes 8 hours work for one bee to harvest […]
‘All disease begins in the gut’ Hippocates What are probiotics? Probiotics are co-evolved beneficial microbes e.g. bacteria and yeast. They are not detrimental but fundamental to the processes of life interacting with our own DNA. The ratio of bacteria to human cells is 10:1, with around 100 trillion bacterial cells inhabiting the human body predominantly […]
Green smoothies should be regarded as a superfood and a year round staple for any health conscious individual. They deliver a plethora of vitality-inducing properties:
- Vitamin and mineral dense including antioxidants and phytochemicals
- Alkalising delivering high levels of bioavailable magnesium, potassium, calcium (these help neutralise any over acidity in the body)
- anti-inflammatory, improving inflammatory-related diseases and training recovery
- High in fibre which aids bowl function/toxin elimination and feeds our beneficial gut bacteria (a prebiotic for our probiotics).