The Mood & Relaxation Series

I’ve dedicated the next few days’ posts to topics surrounding our mood.⠀We can’t do much to control the national or global circumstances, but we have a lot of power in deciding what we want in our internal world and immediate environment.⠀I’ve prepared posts on:⠀-breathing exercises which can instantly shift the body from fight or flight…

Side Effects & Signs/Manifestations of Having Low Stomach Acid

In relation to yesterday’s post, I thought it was important to highlight some of the signs and side effects of not having enough/any stomach acid. -your hair/nails aren’t growing properly. -you feel knackered, a lot. -when you eat meat or animal products, it feels like food just gets stuck in your gut for ages –…

Delicious Liver Lovin’ Salad Recipe

This is my new favourite salad du jour.⠀⠀This salad’s ingredients:⠀-help encourage the population of good gut bacteria⠀-helps raise stomach acid levels to help chemically digest the food to a liquidy form, so that it can move freely throughout the intestinal tract.⠀-keep your tummy debloated⠀-removes water retention/swelling⠀-helps remove toxins from the blood⠀-provides LOADS of nutrients &…

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…

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…