Articles - Nutrition & Food
What does Gluten free mean?
There is a lot of debate whether organic food is worth the extra money these days, however there is also a growing discontent with the methods of modern farming and the quality of the foods being produced through modern methods.
The Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) simply means what the body requires each day to maintain a healthy life.
Recommendations by life stage and gender according to NHMRC.
Weight loss can be a very tricky subject as the reasons behind weight gain often vary from person to person.
Conditions such as menopause, poor liver function, increased appetite, hormonal imbalances such as PMT, fluid retention, liver complaints, emotional problems, poor choice of foods, thyroid conditions, inactivity, sugar imbalances or diabetes can all play a part.
Many Naturopaths believe that if you treat digestive complaints many other secondary complaints will disappear, as healing takes place from within out.
The stomach and digestive organs are the hub of the body, it is where the body absorbs life giving nutrients, transfers wastes into the bowels from the blood stream and rids the body of toxins.
There tends to be a lot of controversy surrounding which oils and fats are most beneficial for good health and which ones are not ideal. Is it better to use polyunsaturated oils, mono-unsaturated oils, saturated fats, transfatty acids? This list of oils is confusing to say the least.
It is important to purchase quality oil which is cold pressed from the seed rather than ones extracted with chemical solvents and heat processes as this degrades the vitamin E levels within.
My little boy has a continual cough and the Doctor has told me it could be asthma. I have read that dairy foods could be a trigger. Any suggestions?
Do you have any no fat recipes for a person with gall stones?
I can barely swallow, this seems to be the only symptom, I am not achey or have fever.
I have been on pepcid for years and have recently seen a naturopath.
I have an itchy skin thing like dermatitis in my scalp, face, underarms and pubic region.
I am tired of the boring combinations they offer in the juice bars.
I have read that mushrooms as a food are not nutritious at all and may cause a Candida infections. Is this true?
What causes and how do you treat psoriasis?
do you have any no fat and no cholesterol recipes
is there a naturopathic cure for chronic pancreatitis?
I just had key hole surgery and just recovering at the moment. Any suggestions for improving healing?
I have been diagnosed with walking pneumonia. Are there any remedies that will assist my body in fighting this infection?
Have you heard much about natural HGH which consists of amino acids such as Arginine and Lysine in high quantities which appartently stimulate the pituatary galnd to release HGH which is good for a whole range of things from energy to anti-ageing.
I am currently taking Spirulina - does this work well as an anti-oxidant or just nutritional?
I have skin blemishes on the top of my legs, buttocks and the top part of my arms. I have had this ever since I can remember and dont know what to do about it.
Is there any way to get the benefits of green tea when you are allergic to caffeine?
Is it really better to grind or soak the chia seeds, or can you just eat them raw?
I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar in water before breakfast every morning. Will this help to lower my high blood sugar levels?
I have recently found out I am B12 deficient, all my other blood stats seem to be with the average range (iron, folic Acid, cholesterol, blood sugars and kidney function). My doctor has put me on a course of injections and is checking to ensure my body is absorbing B12.
How can I increase my absorbancy of B12?
What foods am I best to eat to increase my intake?
What does B12 do in the body... how will a deficiency affect me?
How does stopping cow's milk help with keeping tonsillitis away?
My 12 year old son has chronic sinusitis and bronchitis. I'm thinking he must have allergies either to foods or pollens/molds? Are there certain allergens I should be looking for in reference to these symptoms?
The Tea plant originated in China and over the centuries as its popularity increased it was introduced throughout Asia and into Western cultures by Turkish traders.
Is there a food or substance that could help with counteracting the adverse effects of coffee?
My baby is 9 months old and he has lots of pimply type bumps on his face and tops of arms. They have been there since I introduced solids. Could it be too much fruit/sulphur?
I have been having digestive type symptoms, I have always got floating stools (the colour is normal, its just that they float) and I have lately been having frequent cases of heartburn... I tried taking digestive enzymes in case I just wasn't absorbing fats properly, but that didn't work...
I live in a place where we do not get a lot of sunshine. Is 10,000 IU too much Vitamin D to take during winter?
Which are the essential vitamins?
I have a natural skincare product that contains coconut oil, will it absorb through my skin and raise my cholesterol levels?
Recently I found out thatI am iron deficient. I would love to increase my iron, can you please offer me some suggestions?
Via a breath test I have been diagnosed as fructose intolerant.
There are many differing beliefs regarding the intake of Soy.
Can I give my child a completely raw food diet, he is 11 months old. Also, what are your thoughts regarding red meat and infants or toddlers?
Why is fresh fruit better than fruit juices out of a carton? Also, is there an advantage in eating fresh fruit over drinking fresh fruit juice?
How does chromium work for diabetics?
I was wondering if you knew of any research studying the long-term effects of Alpha-Lipoic acid. Should it only be taken for short periods of time? What is the difference between the R alpha-lipoic acid and the S isomer forms?
Can you please tell me if there is any way that I can reap the reported benefits of cayenne pepper without the reported negative effects, such as stomach cancer?
What foods contain the anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids?
Is there a yeast which is good for our bodies or are all yeasts bad for health?
Is fish oil the same as cod liver oil?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking Biotin for hair health?
What natural substance can bind with sulfur and pull excess amounts out of the body?
What can I eat while doing the anti-Candida diet?
How much water should I drink per day?
What is the best method of removing chemicals including Chlorine and Fluoride from drinking water. Which is better a water distiller, reverse osmosis or water filters?
Can you please explain a little about diabetes?
I have had low energy most all of my life. Recently I took high levels of probiotics and was amazed when I had more energy than I can remember, why did that happen?
Can you give some general advice regarding how to live a healthier life?
Will lemon juice help with a urinary tract infection or do more harm?
Can eating apricot kernels to kill cancer cells?
I'm trying to find some healthy alternative to sugar, something that wouldn't raise the blood sugar much. Are there any other healthy alternatives to regular sugar?
Why are fermented foods good for health?
I want to take a Zinc supplement to improve my for immunity, is this a good idea?
I have a 7 month old daughter who is constipated ever since I started her on an iron supplement the doctor prescribed. Why is this and what can I do?
What are the benefits of taking Lecithin?
I get alot of muscle aches, does this mean that I am deficient in Magnesium?
Why do I feel sick when I take my Vitamin B12 tablet?
Can you please tell me the best recipes for my 80 year old mother .
She has congested lymph system and the whole body needs cleansing.
Sprouting is an easy way to boost your nutritional health. Simply add sprouts to your salads, stir frys, sandwiches or juices to help you to get the most from your diet.
What are the benifits of taking HGH on older people?
I have been taking Niacin tablets and have begun to experience an increased heart rate and facial flushing. Am I reacting to the supplement?