Yesterday while out on my evening walk, I was reflecting and realised there were much more benefits of a lockdown other than for “flattening the curve”. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐒𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧: 👨👩👧👦 More time with family 🤗 Closer connections with the people you care most about (calling/texting) 🍲No takeaways/deliveries = more home cooking = more … Continue reading The Bright Side of Lockdown
Your Daily Dose of “Green Medicine”
Even though you’re in lockdown, don’t forget to get your daily dose of “green” medicine that is equally, if not as important as supplements and drugs for your immunity. These include:☀️ Sunshine🌬 Fresh air🍂Nature🤸🏻♂️ Physical activity 🍲 Nutritious whole foods🥰 Pleasant social interactions Photos from this morning's 15-min hill sprints 🏃🏻♂️ Once a week I … Continue reading Your Daily Dose of “Green Medicine”
Reversing Type 1 Diabetes, Cancer and Crohn’s through a Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet?!
Reversing Type 1 Diabetes, Cancer and Crohn's through a Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet?! These are some outrageous claims and surely require some outrages evidence, right? I mean Type 1 diabetes is basically a disease that usually starts at childhood and sentences a child to a lifetime of insulin injections. Crohn's is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease … Continue reading Reversing Type 1 Diabetes, Cancer and Crohn’s through a Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet?!
Eating for your Mental Health
This week in our nutrition class, we covered nutritional interventions for Mental Health. It turns out there is so much you can do, nutritionally, to improve your mental health. And this doesn't just apply to people with conditions like depression, anxiety or insomnia. I was so fascinated by these tables that I thought I'd share … Continue reading Eating for your Mental Health
NMHNZ Conference 2019 – Takeaways
Last weekend, I attended the annual Naturopaths and Medical Herbalists of New Zealand (NMHNZ) conference. This year, the theme was Enhancing Immunity: Mind, Body & Naturopathy. It was held in Wellington which also gave me a good excuse to travel out of Auckland and see Wellington! 😋 Here are some of my main takeaways summarized … Continue reading NMHNZ Conference 2019 – Takeaways
Naturopathy and Seasonal Allergies: Year 2!
Its my second year in New Zealand and I am currently also experiencing my second winter! ❄ It seems like coming from a tropical country, my body is not apt at dealing with changing seasons, especially when it starts to get cold. Last year when the weather turned, I started experiencing swollen and itchy fingers … Continue reading Naturopathy and Seasonal Allergies: Year 2!
Why Choose ‘Organic’ or ‘Spray-Free’?
This great analogy popped into my mind today. You know those insecticide sprays you use to kill cockroaches or nasty bugs you don't want in your homes? Would you spray that all over your salad or veggies for dinner? Sure, you can argue that you can always wash it off but seriously ... even after … Continue reading Why Choose ‘Organic’ or ‘Spray-Free’?
Healing Diet Part 2: CLEAN PROTEIN
Summary You only need 0.8-0.9 g/kg of protein a dayThe best clean protein sources are plant-based whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.Proper preparation and adequate consumption is required to meet your daily requirements. Protein, protein, protein ... supplement companies and mass media tell us we need to eat protein to build muscle, stay lean, lose … Continue reading Healing Diet Part 2: CLEAN PROTEIN
A Rejuvenating 1st Retreat
Last weekend, I signed up for my 1st retreat here in Aotearoa - a weekend Empowerment Retreat hosted by my friends Dylan Walter and Simon Kopruch. Before this, my impression of retreats was someplace out in nature where people could slow down, rest and rejuvenate from their busy lives. Somewhere they could literally retreat into … Continue reading A Rejuvenating 1st Retreat
Healing Diet: Overview
Are you suffering from an autoimmune disorder? Or do you know someone who does? Instead of being subjected to drugs that just treat the symptoms for the rest of your life, have you (or them) considered changing your diets to help heal yourself naturally - the way nature intended? Contrary to what most specialists and … Continue reading Healing Diet: Overview