Are Carbs Bad For You?

I always advise people stay away from wheat based carbs and turn towards less refined, non wheat based carb sources such as:⠀Sweet potatoes,regular potatoes,brown rice,basmati rice,jasmine rice,wild rice,quinoa,plantain,yam,cassava.⠀Please remember carbs are not the enemy.⠀If you’re obsessively counting carbs, I’m here to tell you that unless you’ve been personally advised to remove them from your diet,…

Egyptian Red Onion Tajine/Lahma Bil Basal Recipe

⠀A really easy, low maintenance, simple recipe which you can leave to cook as you work from home. You cannot mess this up!⠀Full of nutrients, very filling and very DELICIOUS 😋⠀Recipe for 4 portionsPrep time: 30 minsCooking time: 2 hours⠀Marinading ingredients:600g lamb neck fillet, cubed1/4 cup White wine vinegar1 tsp salt1 tsp black pepper1 tsp…

The Health Defence Episode Podcast

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak on the radio about all matters immune related by Omar Al Duri from Pulse95 Radio. We talked about breathing to help your nervous system, immune and digestive system, and established some links on how the various physiological systems are closely interlinked. We also talked about…

Why Meat is One of the Best Foods You Can Eat for Your Immune System.

Why Meat is One of the Best Foods You Can Eat for Your Immune System.⠀We’ve talked about the vitamins, we still haven’t covered minerals. These are just as important. In fact, it’s not an either/or situation, you want to be combining all of these nutrients for optimal absorption and function.⠀One of the best ways to…

Vitamin D – An Underrated and Underestimated Immune Support Vitamin

Did you know that there are studies which show that people with vitamin D deficiencies are reportedly at a higher risk of viral respiratory tract infections?⠀There have also been links between low vitamin D status and the development of diseases such as asthma, cardiovascular attack, autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel disease, rickets…

Do You Feel Like You’re Approaching Burn Out?

How are you feeling? Do you know? Do you and your body have a language and understanding?⠀I’m personally feeling like I’m approaching burn out mode.⠀With all the chaos around us, preparing for said chaos (despite the fact that I really didn’t want to), and getting normal stuff done, I can feel my cortisol levels approach…

No information, just a compilation of Corona-esque inspired funnies

Ok I lied. A little bit of info. But it’s minimal. Fear and stress can and do notoriously negatively affect health and the immune system. They also raise inflammation and can scramble your hormones. Blah blah blah. I’ll explain that on another day. In the meantime, here is a round up of some of the…

Additional Notes on Vitamin C

Couldn’t fit everything I wanted to in yesterday, so here are some additional notes about how you can use vitamin C to help your immune system! Vitamin C is destroyed by heat.⠀When you’re cooking your vitamin C rich foods like broccoli, kale etc, it’s best to gently steam these for as short as possible in…

Vitamin C – The Most Important Vitamin of Them All Right Now

All the nutrients are important, because your body needs a full tank of them all for your bodies’ systems to function optimally.⠀However, vitamin C is SO important when it comes to immune function and respiratory health, that I even condone supplementation on this occasion.⠀Quite frankly, the amounts of vitamin C we acquire from foods is…

Everything You Need to Know About the B Vitamins, Why They’re Important For Immune Health, Where to Find it in Foods, & How They’re Best Absorbed.

B Vitamins⠀There are 8 types of vitamin B, most of which work best synergistically.⠀B vitamins are super important for regulating not only the immune system, but also the nervous system.⠀You see, the nervous system kinda controls everything. It decides when it’s the right time and environment to send out this hormone, or start such and…