How to alkalise your body

Is your body acidic? If your diet is high in alcohol, caffeine, meat, sugary foods, processed foods, dairy products and/or nicotine (all highly acid-forming), chances are your body will be acidic. Some signs of over-acidity include irritability, sensitivity, fatigue, joint aches and pains (inflammation), headaches, trouble sleeping and indigestion. These symptoms are also often accompanied […]

Could I have Candida?

What is Candida albicans? Candida (also sometimes referred to as a thrush, yeast or fungal infection) is a single cell, plant-like fungi. It starts life as a yeast, which everybody has in their digestive systems and other mucous membranes from birth. It also lives on the skin. In terms of how it acts in the […]

What is coeliac disease?

Coeliac disease (pronounced see-liac and spelled celiac in other countries) is an autoimmune disease, not an intolerance as is often assumed. This means that the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues, through the production of antibodies. In the case of coeliac disease, this reaction is triggered by gluten. Gluten is a protein composite found […]

What are superfoods?

What puts the “super” into superfoods? The expression “superfood” has been used for many years now, but what does it actually mean? And do these foods provide the answer to your nutritional goals, or is it all just hype? Well, the reason these foods are referred to as being “super” is because they tend to […]

Probiotics benefits

What are probiotics? Probiotics are live micro-organisms (often bacteria) that are thought to have a positive effect on the health of the host organism (i.e. our bodies) and, in particular, digestive tract health. They are more commonly referred to as “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Most probiotics are bacteria similar to those naturally found in […]

Do I have IBS?

Do I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal problem, which leads to unusual sensitivity and muscle activity. It is very common, afflicts mainly women and tends to develop ebfore the age of 35. It is also often referred to as spastic colon, spastic colitis, mucous colitis or nervous […]

Brain food

Do you have brain fog?? Listen to the hype about certain “superfoods” and you’ll hear claims that they can support everything from cognitive function and psychological function, to enhanced memory and focus. But what are these foods and do they really do what is promised? There’s no denying that as the body ages, our brain […]

Start losing weight

Get started with your weight loss programme today! Let’s face it, no one is at their ideal weight all the time and more often than not, you could stand to lose a few pounds rather than putting some on. Luckily, this blog post will help out anyone who wishes to get started on a successful […]

Healthy blood sugar levels

What is your blood sugar level? A person’s blood sugar level (also known as serum glucose level or plasma glucose level) is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in their blood at any given time. Why is glucose important? Glucose (also known as dextrose) is a simple sugar that is made by the body using […]