In this article we are going to overview the parasitic infection known as cryptosporidium (aka crypto) and take a look at how functional medicine can be used to address it.
So you’ve had a stool test and it looks like you have a Giardia infection. In this article we are going to review what giardia is, how you might have contracted this parasite, commonly associated symptoms, the difference between chronic vs acute infections and then review some nutrition considerations.
We all have gas, some of us more than others, but on average we all pass wind 10-15 times per day. For some excessive gas can be embarrassing, and for others a tool for child-like humour, what should be understood is that intestinal gas can contribute to a significant amount of discomfort, pain and bloating as well.
Fats have had a bad wrap over the past 30-40 years. The obsession around low fat products along with misinformation based upon cherry picked research has ultimately lead to a state of confusion as to whether fats are helpful or harmful to our health.
Caffeine is a powerful stimulant that can help provide mental stimulation, in fact it is the worlds most consumed psychoactive drug. The media and opinion often portray caffeine as something that can be both good and bad for your health, so what are you meant to believe and how do you determine what is right for you?
Alcohol or more precisely ethanol is found in alcoholic beverages and is formed through the fermentation of plants. Typically dense sources of carbohydrates such as wheat, rye, barley, corn and fruits have been used and this has been going on for centuries reaching all corners of the globe. Interestingly around 70% of those above the age of 18 drink alcohol.
Not all carbs are equal! In this article I aim to provide a general overview of carbohydrates, their function and which sources to consider in your diet.
In this article I aim to provide a general overview of fibre, it’s benefits and the best sources to include in your diet.
In this discussion we are going to look at the role protein plays in the body, whilst determining what optimal levels are for you and reviewing whether too much protein can be bad for you.
If you are a busy person, who still likes to make their own meals but would like to perhaps reduce your time in the kitchen then this article is for you. Not only will be be covering some food prep ideas I will also be providing you with complete access to my simple meal formula infographics to help you with a basic flow process when making soups, salads, stews, smoothies, stir frys and breakfast skillets.
Each meal has three categories to help you change the meal to suit your general protein, fat and carb requirements. It’s essentially a hundred recipes in one document!
In this article I am going to discuss the role of inflammation in the gut with a particular focus on Crohn’s disease. We’ll look at the main symptoms, probable causes and what you can do to help improve your outcome.
To help support the balance of bacteria in our gut there are certain foods that should feature regularly in your diet. The two food groups you should include are prebiotics and probiotics.
What I am going to introduce to you today is a concept known as the 5R protocol for gastrointestinal health. It’s something I have been using for a number of years now since I was first introduced to it when I overcame my own health challenges back in 2010, although I think it was the 4R approach back then. Ultimately the 5R protocol is a framework to allow for a more holistic approach to addressing your digestive issues.
Hi all, my name is Fay and I am Steve’s wife. People always ask me ‘ooooh your husband is a nutritionist, you must have to hide all your naughty stuff!’. Well no, luckily Steve is not a sergeant but he’s also made me aware of what I’m eating and so that’s changed how I behave in the kitchen and also what I keep in my kitchen!
In the world of weight loss there are many opinions on the ideal way to succeed. In reality there is no one single protocol that is right for everyone, however there are some principles that work with the majority of the population.
In this article I am going to explore some of those and introduce a starting protocol I have created to help you kick start your weight loss journey.
In this article I look at considerations both in the causes of rosacea and also natural therapies to help address rosacea including dietary, testing and supplemental considerations.
In this review I want to discuss some of the mechanisms on how acne can develop and also discuss what you might be able to do to help address acne.
In todays article I want to discuss a few considerations with regards to going gluten free. I want to discuss my stance on the subject and also present some literature that was presented to me by Dr Tom O’Bryan recently along with some of my own literature that I have pulled up writing this article.
At the start of the year I wrote an article title “Are you using food to self sooth?” I received a lot of interest over this article and have worked with a number of clients already this year who have this relationship with food. In this article I am going to look at some practical steps you can take to help move away from self-soothing with food by adding in positive behaviours in exchange for mindless munching or emotional eating.
In this comprehensive article I want to outline how a thorough Comprehensive Blood Chemistry (CBC) can be one of the main starting and ongoing assessments used to get an overview of your current state of health and to guide decisions about your health, nutrition and lifestyle habits.