Alcohol and its effect on health

Alcohol and its effect on health

  While the moderate consumption of alcohol (fewer than three drinks per day) is associated with a decrease in heart disease risk and certain cancers, excessive drinking both in the form of heavy drinking or binge drinking, is associated with numerous health...
Winter nutrition

Winter nutrition

Winter can be a challenging time for many people to lose or maintain weight. Not only is it difficult to get out of bed and brave the cold and dark winter mornings in your exercise gear, but we also tend to crave warm and comforting meals. Its important to remember...
The dietary pitfalls of lockdown

The dietary pitfalls of lockdown

The different emotions and feelings we are experiencing during this uncertain and stressful time may provoke our worst eating habits. Eating healthy now is important not only to prevent chronic disease and obesity, but also to ensure a strong immunity against the new...
Kids Nutrition and brain health

Kids Nutrition and brain health

A great deal of the brain’s structure and capacity is shaped early in life before the age of 3 years old. Failure to optimise brain development early in life may have a negative impact on education and adult mental health. Amongst the factors that influence early...
The dietary pitfalls of lockdown

The Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic diet, also known as the VLCD (very low carbohydrate diet, 20 – 50g / day), have been around from at least the early 1900’s when it was discovered that it was effective in the treatment of epilepsy in children.  It is still being used for that purpose,...
Emotional eating

Emotional eating

When you are feeling stressed, bored, unhappy, lonely, or tired, you may have the urge to eat something comforting and delicious, and most of the time, something familiar.  This might give us a temporary feeling of enjoyment, satisfaction, and comfort, but this wears...
The dietary pitfalls of lockdown

Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Contributor: Melissa Ludick, The alkaline diet, also known as the acid-base or the alkaline-ash diet, is marketed to the general public as a way to lose weight and to cure diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. It is said that if...
High fat food – friend or foe

High fat food – friend or foe

Use low fat dairy. Give up butter. Stay away from margarine. Limit saturated fat intake. Use olive oil. Today’s fat messages seem to be forever changing and causing confusion amongst consumers. The reason behind all the confusion about dietary fat is due to its...

Breastfeeding

In light of National Women’s’ month and World Breastfeeding Week 1 – 7 August 2019, I want to uplift all the amazing women out there and focus on the mothers. Carrying little humans and bringing them into life is one of the most admirable wonders for those who have...
The dietary pitfalls of lockdown

Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism Individuals adopt a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons including cultural, ethical or religious beliefs; economic reasons; taste preferences; and/or for certain health benefits. Different types of vegetarian diets that exist: Dietician, Melissa...