I recently had a client who consumes a lot of sparkling water. We’re all aware of the benefits of drinking water but I realized I didn’t actually know if sparkling water actually had the same benefits. Therefore I started to look at the research to answer the question: is sparkling water healthy?
Many people might think that it is sufficient to just take a multi-vitamin in order to obtain all the nutrients we need. If it was that easy the western world would be a lot healthier… There can be a few potential problems with supplements.
Supplements can be helpful as therapeutic support in certain situations but they should not and cannot replace the natural foods humans have evolved to be eating.
If we want to take our health into our own hands and live a long and healthy life, it is important to understand the basics of human nutrition.
We know what to feed most pets in order for them to be healthy or which fuel to put into our cars for optimal performance. But many people lack knowledge about the optimal diet for humans.
I’ve been recently looking into paleo hiking foods to take on a 9 day hiking trip in Ireland. I will be carrying all my belongings for the whole time so the food I take needs to be light, paleo, shelf-stable and nutritious. The area I’m hiking in is pretty remote and there is not a lot in terms of shops and restaurants – especially if sticking to a paleo template.
A year ago, I received FMT treatment (fecal microbiota transplants, stool transplants) at the Taymount clinic in England. I did it to fix my IBS and SIBO symptoms and restore my low numbers of beneficial gut bacteria. This is an update about the current condition of my gut and what has changed for me since the treatment.
Low stomach acid (or low hydrochloric acid) is a very under-rated problem.
When people are faced with symptoms, they usually think they have too much stomach acid and in fact, GPs would usually prescribe antacids or PPIs in these cases.
However, the symptoms for low and high stomach acid are very similar, so it is hard to know which one is present. Finding out is key to effective treatment – taking antacids or PPIs in the case of low acid could make matters a lot worse.
The liver and gallbladder flush had crossed my path several times in my healing journey but I had always dismissed the idea of doing it.
The idea behind the flush is to release any stones that may be stuck in the gallbladder, thereby improving digestion and detoxification and leading to greater well-being.
I usually try to look at both sides of the coin and if I’m honest, the critics had convinced me this time…
When I first started on my health journey I saw the GAPS diet mentioned several times but at the time I was convinced that the way forward was a raw and vegan diet. It took me about a year to decide that GAPS was in fact the better way to go for me. It may have saved me a lot of time and grief to discover this sooner but healing is a long journey of learning and trying different things. I have now been on GAPS for a year and there’s been good, bad and ugly times but again, it’s been a huge experience…*
Starting on a real food diet can be rather confusing as there is so much contradicting information about. So which healthy diet really is the best?