80/20 Compromise!

Just because I wanted a burger, doesn’t mean I’ve got to throw my whole healthy eating routine out the window.⠀That’s what binge eating is about, and I’m adamantly working on removing shame while instilling accountability around my eating habits.⠀This weekend I had a naked burger served on lettuce & tomatoes, lots of English mustard to…

Who is monitoring your supplement use?

When you self prescribe supplements, you could fall into the trap of just taking them forever and ever because…well, how do you know when you’re supposed to stop?⠀FYI You’re not supposed to take supplements forever. Supplements are there are to SUPPLEMENT your diet and lifestyle, because sometimes we need a little push to get our…

Are you taking a sh*t load of supplements at the same time?

Are you taking a sh*t load of supplements at the same time?⠀Well there’s a few issues with this:⠀ Interactions.Supplements, medications, foods, smoking, alcohol and illnesses can all affect each others’ effects.⠀For example, if you’re taking an iron, magnesium and a zinc supplement at the same time, you’re most likely only going to absorb one of…

The Problem With Cheap Quality Supplements

The Problem with Cheap Quality Supplements⠀If you’re buying your supplements from drug store & supermarket brands, you’re more than likely wasting your money. This also goes for that famous health store franchise brand (the one with all the green branding).⠀For starters, just look at the ingredients. Lots of weird words. Fillers? Maltodextrin? Gluten? Wtf.⠀Additionally, when…

Easy Peasy Vegan Salted Caramel

Easily makes 10 heaped tbsps: Ingredients:-200ml Full fat coconut milk (I like @biona)-1 tbsp Organic maple syrup-1 tbsp xylitol or stevia-2 drops of vanilla extract-1/2 tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt (don’t -you dare use table salt) In a small non stick saucepan, dash in the milk + stevia/xylitol + maple syrup + vanilla extract….

A Reminder About Which Foods/Nutrients Can Boost Your Mood

It’s very telling that both myself and @drmarkhyman have been focusing on the food and mood topic at the same time, given everything that’s going on around the world at the moment. It’s great to know about what factors in our diet and lifestyle might be hindering our mood and mental wellbeing, and it’s even…

Why & How Microorganisms Can Be Messing With Your Mood

Why & how microorganisms can be messing with your mood⠀If we have an imbalanced environment in our gut, this is what could be causing it:⠀-a nasty bacterial strain (bad bacteria). Look at your daily diet (diet drinks, sugar, trans fats, processed foods, chemicals, synthetic oestrogens, etc), OR have you recently had an upset stomach after…

Your Food & Your Mood – Part 3.

Your Essential Fatty Acid Intake Oily fish for omnivores/pescatarians, fish oil supplements (not cod liver oil) or algae supplements for vegans are important for mood. Why? Because they have been scientifically proven to lower inflammation while improving cognitive help (wrote a whole post about omega-3 – scroll back!). Is your diet is high in absorbable…

Your Food & Your Mood – Part 2

Inflammation (eating inflammatory foods which launch an immune response).⠀Eating foods which have been proven to be inflammatory like dairy, peanuts & gluten can increase inflammation in the body. So if you’re feeling a bit sad, cheese & bread aren’t going to help.⠀Additionally, are you eating foods which you know your body doesn’t react well to?…