2020: Let’s Get Optimised!

2020: Let’s Get Optimised!

Change the way you look at nutrition this decade… New decade, No fad diets   We’ve all experienced the growing trend of fad diets this last decade: Atkins, Paleo, Keto, AMAD, and these are just the more prominent ones! The average person seems to value short term gain over long term health. It’s no secret that the world is all…

Binge Eating

Binge Eating

The following information may be triggering to those with eating disorders. Please be mindful should you continue reading.    A severe and life-threatening disorder, Binge Eating Disorder is characterized by recurring episodes of excessive food consumption. A recent but important addition to the officially recognised list of disorders, binge eating is capable of immense harm to the body and mind.…

Alcohol: A Primer

Alcohol: A Primer

Get the facts here and the booze elsewhere!  A contentious topic in the nutrition industry: Alcohol. It’s an addiction, a hindrance, an inhibitor of sense and yet, it’s a pleasure, a social convention and an aggregator of sensations.   Did you know? When water was unsafe to consume in Europe, alcohol proved to be a better option for hydration!  …

All About Sleep

All About Sleep

Sleep is for the weak? No, sleep is for the species!    “If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function, then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process has ever made” – Dr Allan Rechtschaffen   Have you ever thought about why we need to sleep? Guess what…   Nobody knows!   From an evolutionary standpoint, sleep is…

Diabetes 101: We’ve got the Deets!

Diabetes 101: We’ve got the Deets!

One of the disorders that’s now a household name, Diabetes has certainly had a global impact in the recent years. With data showing alarming future projections of diabetes cases across the world, let’s first understand this disorder in its entirety.      Let’s get real, folks: “A touch of sugar” does not create diabetes. Even sugar consumption cannot cause diabetes…

Soy and Oestrogen

Soy and Oestrogen

Soybean is the richest source of protein among plant sources. It contains around 35g of protein per 100g. It is said to be a complete protein as it has all 9 essential amino acids. It is also low on carbohydrates (12g/100g) and high in fibre (21g/100g). Then why is it that this superfood has become a topic of controversy in…

THE FODMAP DIET

THE FODMAP DIET

In a recent article about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, I had spoken about the advantages of following a low FODMAP diet to help ease the condition. I thought it would be helpful to delve deeper into the subject of what FODMAPs are and how following a low FODMAP diet can help few people. What are FODMAPs? FODMAP is an acronym that…

Inflammation – The Basics

Inflammation – The Basics

The terms Inflammation and anti-inflammatory diet are being tossed around lately and I thought this would be a great time to share some information on these topics. So let’s delve into what these things mean, who would benefit from an anti-inflammatory diet and how to go about it. What is Inflammation? The word inflammation is a widely misunderstood term considered…

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) is one of many bowel disorders that can cause anything from mild discomfort to extreme bowel issues. IBS belongs to a group of bowel disorders classified as non inflammatory bowel disorders as opposed to Inflammatory Bowel Disease which is characterized by inflammation of the intestines. So read further to understand what is IBS and how to manage…