What is an anti-inflammatory diet?

Do you experience frequent headaches, allergies, rashes or joint pain? Or do you suffer from an autoimmune or inflammatory condition? An Anti-Inflammatory Diet might be for you. What is inflammation? Redness, heat, swelling and pain are common inflammatory responses. It is important to know that inflammation is a necessary bodily function. Inflammation is a response…

Can your plastic water bottle/tupperware be causing you to have a hormone imbalance?

Plastics are “xenoestrogens”, meaning they mimic estrogens in the body and they can bind to estrogen receptor sites, disrupting the body’s natural hormonal balance.  High amounts of xenoestrogens in the body can alter the states of our natural hormones and specifically allow our progesterone and estrogen ratio to become imbalanced – throwing us into “estrogen…

Is soy healthy?

Unfortunately most soy products today are highly processed (almost all processed foods contain some form of soy), genetically modified (which can kill off the good bacteria in your gut) and full of phytoestrogens – which can lead to hormone imbalances.  On the contrast – fermented soy foods like tempeh, natto and miso can be super…

Are supplements necessary?

In a perfect world where we could get all of the nutrients we need from diet (and actually consumed adequate amounts of whole foods ensuring that we received enough essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants) – no. In today’s world, not only do most people not meet their daily nutrient requirement, but there has been…