There are many ways people think about healthy eating, whether it’s by macronutrient (eg low carb or keto), or by processing (unprocessed whole foods vs processed), or by certain ethics (like avoiding mono-cropped grains or factory farmed animals), etc. Nutrient density is an often overlooked aspect of nutrition, and there are many misconceptions about what … More What is nutrient density and why is it important?
If there is one dietary change that has the most impact, and which most people aren’t aware of, it’s to remove seed oils from the diet. Everyone knows sugar and processed junk “foods” are bad, but seed oils are ubiquitous and I see them everywhere, including in so called “healthy” packaged foods and restaurants. The … More Why Seed oils are unhealthy
I’ve talked about using a continuous glucose monitor before as it’s something I think would benefit everyone, healthy or not. I saw this article recently, which shows that high blood sugar levels seem to “reprogram” stem cells in bone marrow, which develop into white blood cells. These were found to be more inflammatory than when … More Why we all need to keep blood sugar low, and how CGM can help us do that
I haven’t talked much on my blog about baby related things…apart from my posts about pregnancy here and here. I’m hoping to change that, however, as baby and child health/wellbeing is incredibly important, and as with health advice for grownups, there is a tonne of misinformation out there. Most of us adults are on a … More Healthy eating for babies
I recently came across this study, published in June 2021 in the American journal of clinical nutrition, on the benefits of omega 3s. Normally, epidemiological studies on food can be riddled with bias and inconsistencies as they rely on self reported food intake, but this one is stronger as they actually measured the fatty acids … More Omega 3 intake linked to lower mortality
Have you wondered if you should avoid gluten? Is there any reason to do so, if you are not allergic to it? There is a lot of misinformation put there, with some people deriding gluten-free as a “fad”, and others saying nobody should eat it. I figured it’s about time I did a post on … More Should you avoid gluten?
One of my favourite cutting edge disciplines in science is the research on the microbiome and how it can affect everything from personality to disease risk to mood, and beyond. While the research is still relatively young, there is ample evidence that our modern western lifestyle reduces the number and diversity of beneficial bacteria in … More Probiotics and the Microbiome
What are the healthiest fats to cook with? There has been so much misinformation and deception regarding this question (and around fats in general), that it’s still not anywhere near common knowledge which fats are healthiest. Back in the era when fats (especially saturated fats) were vilified, processed vegetable oils became the panacea for health. … More Healthiest cooking fats
Some of you may have noticed from my recent Instagram post that I am pregnant! I am now 23 weeks, and I figured I would write about what I’m doing, to enable a healthy, positive me, and a healthy baby. Hopefully this helps other mamas-to-be out there. My aim is to maximise my chances of … More Having a healthy pregnancy
Wow, getting married is a project and a half! My last post was written weeks before my wedding, (and I managed to post it the day before, a final post by my single unmarried self!). After an incredible day, we then needed a proper relax (which included 2 days in a remote cottage in the … More Pumpkin pie