The important thing to remember during pregnancy is to look after both yourself and your growing baby. From the time of conception (1 single cell) until birth (200 billion cells) a growing baby needs sufficient nutrients from the food you eat to divide cells at the right time and in the right way.
These nutrients listed below are the main ones to consider during pregnancy:Read More
Eating a wide range of food is so important for fertility. So I think it would be counter-productive to go on a diet whilst trying to fall pregnant. By “dieting” I mean the extreme sense of the word. This is the type of dieting that restricts food groups or large amounts of food in order to lose weight quickly. Unfortunately, by restricting foods to lose weight, you will also be restricting the very nutrients needed to maintain good hormone levels needed for conception.Read More
Nutrition is an important part of everyday living. Eating the right kinds of foods, in the right amounts, can greatly increase the quality of life, but what happens when your life is being threatened by cancer? There are many types of cancer: skin cancer, mesothelioma cancer, lung cancer and each can be as scary as the last. Can nutrition play a part in helping to fight the disease? The answer is yes…and no.Read More
There are some foods that can cause behaviour problems, mood swings, headaches, sleep problems and hyperactivity (ADD & ADHD), just to name a few. To put it simply, these can be symptoms of an intolerance to a chemical called amines. Amines are found naturally found in meat, some fruits (like bananas) and vegetables, some nuts, and seeds. They are also found in some alcohol, vinegar, cheese, chocolate, soy sauce, stocks and yeast extracts.Read More
What are the Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Anyone who has suffered the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) would, no doubt, have tried many ways to try to alleviate the discomfort and inconvenience it causes. The symptoms vary from one person to another but the most common symptoms of IBS are below:Read More
I have been interested in the connections between mood and food since 2006 and have been looking into the topic for both personal and professional reasons. A major life event happened to me where I lost a baby at 20 weeks gestation, and then as grief overtook me I fell into depression. No matter how much “nutrition” I knew, it did not seem to make my eating any healthier, during this time. I would have bouts of not eating much at all (just tea and toast) to eating all the so-called “wrong” foods like sweet pastries,Read More
When you think of how to lose weight, do you consider what you eat is the the most important factor? Have you ever thought that when you eat is just as important in how effectively you can lose weight? A study reported in Cell Metabolism revealed that the timing of eating food played a role in weight loss. The study found that when mice were restricted to eating for eight hours each day, they eat just as much as those who ate at any time of the day or night.Read More