Posts in Nutrition
Common Nutrient Deficiencies In Postnatal Depletion

During my time in clinic working with Dr Serrallach and treating mothers with Postnatal depletion, I learnt that the first step in the repletion plan is rebuilding your micronutrients. This will involve blood tests to check your levels and then possibly a six week course of oral supplements followed by retesting. Supplements are often needed because there is a loss of mineral and vitamin density in food due to poor soil mineral content and long term storage of foods. So foods are good at maintaining levels but can be poor at replacing levels of vitamins and minerals. Once your depletion is on its way to being cured, you’ll be able to get the micronutrients you need from nutrient dense foods. 

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6 Ways To Improve Your Digestive Health Right Now

Most of us don’t take the time these days to sit with a meal, chew it well or eat in good company. We are usually eating at our desks, eating on the run, multi-tasking or not eating at all. The joy and very nature of food as nourishment has been lost for many, and this is not helped by the popularisation of quick convenience foods and ‘food’ like foods, which trick us into thinking it’s okay to eat them as quickly as they can be purchased. The truth is real food takes time to prepare, just like it should take time to be eaten, and here is why –

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Top 4 For Family Wellness This Winter

Infections such as the cold and flu are a part of life and despite the annoyance and discomfort of becoming ill, these infections do have an essential role in the development of our immune system. How we respond to infection, that is, how well or how badly we cope or bounce back, depends on a variety of factors including the strength of the immune system, the effectiveness of the barrier mechanisms (skin, nose, mouth, digestive tract), the virulence of the organism and lastly the vitality of the individual.

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