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Metabolic Acidosis and Digestive Problems

There is currently a rise in over-acidity in the body, known as metabolic acidosis, which is causing an increased incidence of digestive disorders including bloating, cramping, constipation, diarrhoea and lower abdominal pain. Metabolic acidosis occurs when the body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys cannot efficiently remove or neutralise this acid. This may occur despite normal blood pH and bicarbonate levels. The tendency to consume more red meat, sugar, alcohol, coffee and refine...

Ayurvedic Elements

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system which has as its foundation the concept of the three doshas, or three different basic types of constitution. It is based on the concept of all the five elements of the body being in balance and indicates disease tendencies when they are out of balance. In order to establish health and treat disease in Ayurveda, the person’s biotype, or dosha, must first be established. The biotype determines how we as individuals are predisposed to certain diseases and h...


Is the Paleo Diet right for me?

The Paleolithic, or Paleo diet, is based on the foods that the caveman in the Paleolithic era supposedly ate. This period in history, also called the Old Stone Age, extends from 2.4 million to 15,000 years ago and it is presumed that the caveman’s diet included only foods that would have been hunted or gathered, and animal-based protein is central to this diet. Foods included are vegetables, fruits, roots, nuts, seeds, meat, eggs and seafood. It excluded grains, dairy products, legumes (incl...


Foods that fight Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is a major health issue that can lead to serious health disorders such as diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease and dementia amongst others. A common cause of this chronic inflammation begins with inflammation in the gut caused by foods which have not been properly digested, by allergens and by parasites in the gut which have not been removed by the body’s defence systems. This can lead to auto-immunity and disruption of the ...


Let’s Go Coconuts!!!

Coconuts are nature’s source of glowing health and healthy fats. Every part of the coconut entails an endless stream of ideas. Coconut water can be made into drinks or taken straight up, or incorporated in a variety of recipes as a substitute for milk. The flesh can be grated and used to flavour dishes, or mixed with the water to make coconut cream, which can be used in curries and sauces and piña colada. Coconut butter and coconut oil can be used in cooking or in recipes that require butter ...

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