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The dangers of visceral fat

Often when we think about the fat in our bodies, we think about subcutaneous fat. This is the fat we see, the fat under our skin that we try to shift when we want to lose weight. But there is another fat, a more dangerous fat that affects all of us regardless of whether we are thin, healthy or overweight - visceral fat. Visceral fat is a silent killer, and it’s responsible for many diseases including heart attacks, some cancers, Read More...

Healthy GALT, Healthy Life

With all the talk about gut health these days (I’m a huge fan of this by the way), the focus of eating healthy is especially emphasised (again, I’m a huge fan). But how the gut keeps us healthy is all about how well your GALT helps your MALT…WT? Right? GALT or Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue is a lymphoid tissue of the gastrointestinal mucosa that contains both B and T cells (these are the good guys!), and it is vital to Read More...

Six foods that love your gut

To have a healthy gut, we need to provide it with foods that promote good bacteria. Here are six foods you will want to add to your diet. 1. Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage These are called cruciferous vegetables, which mean they contain specific microbes that reduce inflammation. They can protect against cancers of the colon, stomach, liver, breast and lung. They act like ‘doormen’ in removing pathogens out of your system. 2. Bananas Besides being a very fast and convenient food, they can Read More...

Why you need to love your gut

I don’t know about you, but after the recent spat of holidays, I’m not sure what day it is let alone what I did yesterday. It in times like these I really wish I had a second brain…and you know what? We actually do! Some people call it intuition, a “gut feeling” or as science now acknowledges a second brain. In fact, our gut guides or misguides (depending on its condition) our actual brain, our body functions, our emotions and Read More...

How to boost your metabolism, naturally

Remember when you were a kid and could eat anything and still be lean and trim? Yeah, me either. But as we all age and slow down physically, so does our body’s ultimate fat burner – our metabolism. What exactly is your metabolism? Your metabolism is defined as the chemical processes which occur within your body to maintain life, and its primary role is to help the body convert food into energy or fat. There are three components to your metabolism, with Read More...

How to slow down when you naturally go fast

Are you a naturally go fast person? I know I am. My mind races and the pace at which I like to get things done can make most people’s head spin. If something needs to be done, I’ll do it. If a goal I want to reach, I’ll reach for it and if there is any way to push myself out of my comfort zone? I’ll do it (ok well sometimes I might need a little push). Are you the Read More...

8 Steps to Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions

Do you feel like you’re always making New Year’s resolutions but are perhaps guilty of never following through? Together we are going to make sure 2017 is different! Here are eight steps you to take to ensure you have no regrets this time next year. Let’s go! 1. Lock it in. Put it in your diary If you don't schedule it in, it won’t happen. To make that commitment to yourself, you MUST lock in that time in your diary. We always Read More...

Sleep, nature’s wonder drug

The most important thing you will do today is sleep. Sleep is there for our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and to help our body rest and recharge.As someone who never respected my sleep when I was younger and burned out, I now have the utmost respect and discipline around my sleep - and here’s why I want you to too.How much sleep do you need?A little background first. During the night your adrenal glands recharge, especially between 2-4am. Read More...

Six productivity boosts to get more done

Do you ever find yourself running around so much that by the end of the day you feel like you’ve accomplished nothing? Don’t worry; we’ve all been there. But this ‘busyness’ is one of the biggest barriers to productivity. When you are productive you are purposeful and methodical in what you do; you aren’t racing to put out fires or trying to multitask to-dos. So how do you get back in control of your schedule and accomplish more in the process? Read More...

Foods to boost your energy and brainpower

Eating well isn't just great for you physically, it can also give you a much-needed mental boost. So forget the quick coffee or chocolate to give you a boost during those periods of low energy and brain function, before we got used to processed food and buying it so conveniently in packets and boxes, nature provided us with an excellent supply. So let's take a look shall we? Here are the best foods to boost your brainpower. 1. Eat a rainbow Nature provides Read More...