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December 8, 2016

The average person needs 1g of protein for every kilo of body mass.

This isn't much.

It translates to a person of average weight, about 150lbs, only needing about 70g of protein. 

Good quality protein is vital for many functions in our bodies from keeping our immune system functioning to transmitting signals from cell to cell to rebuilding new cells to the obvious muscle strength. 

In the western world, when we think of protein, usual suspects come to mind first: eggs, poultry, fish, tofu and red meats. 

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October 27, 2016

January 2008 was a life changing month for me. 

It was when I finally discovered why I was so extremely exhausted.

With a three year old and a brand new baby at home, there were more days than not that I wasn't able to get off the couch to do more than feed and change my kids. 

It was not normal. 

Everything came into focus after I discovered I had severe hypothyroidism.

My TSH levels were so high they were undetectable by the lab. 

No wonder I could barely move. 

And so began my life long relationship with...

October 7, 2016

The microbiome is important for immunity, digestion and mental health. This aspect of holistic healthcare is entering western medicine and it is now accepted as fact. Keep your microbiome topped up for better health and wellness.

October 3, 2016

I have a confession to make.

I get giddy talking about genetics.

I know, I know, I have a problem. But there are worse things to be then excitable about science.

I sadly thought for some time that when I entered the world of nutrition, my love for genetics would have to go by the wayside, but boy was I wrong.

Because there is a whole area of science dedicated to the study of how our environment effects our genes. It is called epigenetics and I LOVE it.

This means, in a nutshell, what we eat changes how ou...

September 28, 2016

After studying Holistic Nutrition, I get asked a lot of questions. What are my thoughts on organic food? How much sugar is too much? Should I go vegan? People want to know what to eat, but the answer is 

It's complicated. 

We are all unique, and I'm not just talking personalities here. Each of us is made up of a unique combination of genes, and each of those genes are each expressed in a unique way depending on our environment. 

It's not just nature vs. nurture.

It's nature AND nurture. 

We are a combinat...

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