Being Calorie Aware

stuffed peppersWhile you need to be calorie AWARE if you are trying to lose weight it is where your calories come from that count!! ALL CALORIES ARE NOT THE SAME and losing weight should never be just about calorie counting. Continue reading Being Calorie Aware

Good Gut Health with Fermented Foods

fermented foodFermented Foods
Due to many of us needing to use antibiotics at various times during our life our digestive system can end up quite compromised. We (ideally) should have 2 kilos of healthy bacteria living within our digestive system. These good bacteria are responsible for some of the following roles: Continue reading Good Gut Health with Fermented Foods

Unhealthy Food

junk foodThe food industry is wrecking the health of us in Scotland. That’s the majority of the food industry producing snack savoury food, soft drinks, ready meals, children’s food, boxed cereals, biscuits, cake, etc, etc. Cheap unhealthy food products are probably responsible for 80% of what’s available in the supermarket. Continue reading Unhealthy Food

Migraines

migraineMigraines are one of the many health issues I am regularly treating and I have made the following observations- Continue reading Migraines

So What’s Wrong with Most Diet Plans?

diet planSo what’s wrong with the majority of diet plans?

Well – they are a plan that’s separate and different from what people normally do. Continue reading So What’s Wrong with Most Diet Plans?

Dietary Confusion!

dietary confusionI am really annoyed with the media for confusing people about what they should or shouldn’t eat!

They confuse people so much that they cant be bothered even trying to be healthy and default to their old bad habits with a reasoning that it doesn’t matter what you do. Continue reading Dietary Confusion!

Biscuits

biscuitsTry giving up biscuits for a decent length of time and see the pounds drop off.

They are full of fat.

A piece of shortbread could contain at least 1/2 oz of fat and the same of plain refined flour plus a teaspoon of white sugar. Continue reading Biscuits

Are You Taking Enough Drugs?

dietary drugsAre you taking enough drugs?

No I don’t mean either medical or recreational I’m talking about nature’s phytochemicals which are plant based foods that have an impact on our bodies – helping to promote health and prevent disease. Continue reading Are You Taking Enough Drugs?

Salads

saladStart lunch or dinner with eating either a salad or a vegetable soup.

It’ll fill you up and help prevent overeating. Also a raw salad will help with the making of our digestive enzymes and also supplying lots of vitamins and minerals.

Alcohol

alcoholResveratrol is one reason why a little alcohol can be a helpful addition to the diet but a lot is really detrimental to health.

As red wine contains resveratrol which is good for the heart (also contained in chocolate and berries) it can be seen as protective. It is a potent anti-oxidant plus a little glass of wine can also have benefits from it’s relaxing effect. Continue reading Alcohol