Last year, one of the aunties at the park where I exercise collapsed due to a blocked artery. I recently found out that she 'cannot go without a cup of milk' first thing in the morning. She also takes calcium supplements to maintain her bones. Now this is a controversial topic and one that Dr … Continue reading Calcium Supplements, Osteoporosis and Cardiovascular Disease?
Eating but not Digesting?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHUo3mSs4Jc Did you know osteoporosis, high cholesterol and even dementia is associated with poor digestive health? Watch our latest presentation to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHUo3mSs4Jc
Spelt – the best grain!
SPELT - The best grain we recommend for a hot, hearty breakfast bowl! 😋 "Spelt is the best grain, warming, lubricating, and of high nutritional value. It is better tolerated by the body than any other grains. Spelt provides its consumer with good flesh and good blood and confers a cheerful disposition. It provides a … Continue reading Spelt – the best grain!
Why soak overnight? (Grains, legumes, nuts, seeds)
Many of my clients are not aware that we need to soak whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds before cooking or consuming them. So this post is for they education (and yours 🙂 So why soak overnight? Answer: Anti-nutrients These are compounds that plants create to ward off predators so they can propagate their seeds and … Continue reading Why soak overnight? (Grains, legumes, nuts, seeds)
Hypo thyroid Foods
This is from a recent handout I compiled regarding foods to avoid / eat more of for individuals with hypo-thyroid: Do note as we age, there is a tendency towards hypo-thyrodism where the thyroid glad doesn't function optimally and so the body's metabolism slows down. This can slow down digestion, cause constipation, weight gain, brain … Continue reading Hypo thyroid Foods
Sore Throat home Remedy
This is a simple home remedy for sore throats during this time of pandemic: Garlic, 4-5 bulbs rawOnions, 1 small bulb, rawGinger, about 1-2 thumb sizes, rawSea salt, about 1 tspRaw honey, 3 tbspLime/lemons, 4-6 small limes or 1 lemonWater, about 1L 1) Chop finely the raw garlic, onions and ginger 2) Add water, sea … Continue reading Sore Throat home Remedy
CONSTIPATION: QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF 💩
LIFESTYLE? Do you listen to your urges? Go when you need to go?Make time each morning to sit on the 'throne', relax & breathe?Start your day with a warm cup of water? EMOTIONS? Too stressed or busy?Anxiety? Always worried?Unresolved emotions? "Holding it in"? HYDRATION? Very common & overlooked.Drinking enough? (urine clear)Drinking often? FIBRE? At least … Continue reading CONSTIPATION: QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF 💩
“Chew Your Food 30 Times”
A good Indian friend likes to tell me to chew at least 30 times - wisdom from his ayurvedic traditional medicine heritage. As I pondered on this, it occurred to me that our mouths are the only place in our digestive tract where food can be broken down mechanically. I've learnt that this mechanical process … Continue reading “Chew Your Food 30 Times”
Spelt Pancakes and the Wonders of this Ancient Grain
🥞 Dad tried making spelt pancakes this morning for the 1st time! We don’t drink/have milk at home so he decided he should just omit the 1.5 cups of milk from the recipe… First batch came out like scones... 😂 Luckily I was around to suggest adding some Greek yogurt to get a more runny … Continue reading Spelt Pancakes and the Wonders of this Ancient Grain
Plant-based Breakfast Bowls
Many people worry about what to eat if they have to cut out bread or milk or eggs from their breakfast. "How do I get enough protein/calcium?" ... "Will I have enough energy?" My go-to is a simple bowl of overnight soaked rolled oats/spelt, cooked with some salt and spices like cinnamon or turmeric. From … Continue reading Plant-based Breakfast Bowls