New Principles of Food Combining

April 25, 2015 |

In 1985 we were introduced to “proper” food combining by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond in Fit for Life. For many years we have been taught that proper combining of foods optimizes the digestive processes. It has long been thought that eating a variety of foods together can interfere with the digestion of certain others. For example, fruits were to be eaten on their own to avoid fermentation. Grains were to be eaten separately from proteins. Likewise, it is possible to eat foods which enhance the digestion or, at least, do not interfere with the digestion of the others. For example, proteins were to be eaten with non-starchy vegetables.  “Grazing” every 2 hours, with six smaller meals a day has also ...

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Look where Edison graduate Liza Rowan is taking her business and nutrition knowledge!!

February 12, 2015 |

Firstly, I just want to say that through my studies at EIN, and particularly the case studies, I realised that I truly had found my passion. I really wanted to do nothing else but motivate and educate people to take control of their own health and happiness. Upon graduating, I wasn’t sure of the exact direction I wanted to go in, apart from the above ‘calling’. Here in Singapore, once people heard I was a nutritionist, and particularly of “Holistic” background, they become extremely interested and asked many questions. So I decided to devise my own course which would give some technical knowledge around macro and micronutrients, along with much practical advice on reading labels, understanding organics, GMO, and so ...

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Hormonal Health

January 17, 2015 |

If you want to improve your hormones, the first thing to do is to improve your food intake and possibly add nutritional supplements that can support hormone manufacturing. Hormones are made from nutrients with the help of enzymes which require minerals. So what is the good food?  The food that people ate in the Palaeolithic times before agriculture existed. This includes fresh vegetables, if possible, organic not canned or those with preservatives and pesticides. Pasture raised meat, chicken, wild caught fish cooked at a low temperature. Estrogens, androgens, progesterone and others of the steroid family all come from the precursor Cholesterol. Although it doesn’t have good press since the mid 80’s, cholesterol is a vital substance. The body produces the ...

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The Function of Multi Strain Probiotics in the Human Body

December 3, 2014 |

Probiotics are well known for their presence in our small and large intestine, but there are actually human microbiota in our oral cavity, respiratory tract, genito-urinary tract and skin too!  There are 100,000 billion microbes in the intestine and only 1,000 billion on our skin, and this colonization begins at birth, assuming the mother has a vaginal birth. As the baby travels through the birth canal she/he is coated in the mother’s bacteria and begins to colonize these as her own.  In the case of a c-section birth a baby is robbed of this “gift” from her mother and comes from a sterile environment (the uterus) into a hospital setting, where her first exposure is to hospital bacteria such as ...

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Holiday Gift Ideas

November 20, 2014 |

With the holiday season getting nearer, you may want to consider making some natural personal care products to give as gifts.  You can buy small jars from craft stores for your home-made creations. Cinnamon Scrub This gentle scrub will leave your skin smooth and soft.  The almond meal soothes the skin, while the sugar buffs away dead skin cells.  The cinnamon has antibacterial effect. 2 tbsp. (30 ml) fine-ground almond meal 1 tbsp. (15 ml) rice flour 2 tsp.  (10 ml) caster sugar ½ tsp. (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon Plain yogurt Combine almond meal, rice flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.  Add enough yogurt to form a gritty paste. To use, gently massage the scrub into dampened skin, then ...

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Why treat with alkalic mixtures?

October 9, 2014 |

Our intestines do the vast majority of the digestive process. Use of HCl without a buffering agent (bile) weakens the activity of the intestines, as the digestive juices in the stomach require an alkaline environment to fully work. In the stomach, acidic reactions prevail; in the duodenum it must be alkaline. The stomach attempts to give the body sodium to form the bases by increasing the breakdown of salt into sodium and chlorine. NaCl + H2O + CO2 = HCl + NaHCO3 (sodium hydrogen carbonate) The base NaHCO3 is more important for digestion and is given preferential treatment. As the HCl leaves the border cells in the stomach and enters the lumen, the base is taken by the blood to ...

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A delicious Gazpacho soup is a great way to harvest the value of tomatoes!

August 26, 2014 |

The tomato is another wonderful gift of the Mayans. This gift from Central America has seized the attention of millions of health seekers for its incredible phyto-chemical properties. The tomato is the fruit of the plant Lycopersicon esculentum, it’s scientific name. Botanically speaking, tomato is not only a fruit, but also a berry since it is

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How To Write A Meal Plan

August 20, 2014 |

Writing meal plans has become a bit of a specialty within my practise.  They take a great deal of time, research and of course persistent effort, however the results always pay off!  Being blessed with a knack for program development has allowed me to develop dozens of programs that I can re-use and customize for

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NATURAL RECIPES FOR INSECTICIDES AND FUNGICIDES

July 23, 2014 |

A beautiful and healthy garden is possible without the use of expensive and often hazardous chemicals.  The following are a number of natural recipes to create safe and effective deterrents to bugs and other pests.  With a little effort, you will be doing your garden and the environment a big favour.   All-Purpose Insect Spray   1 garlic bulb 1 all onion 1 tbsp (15 ml) cayenne pepper 1 quart (litre) water 1 tbsp (15 ml) liquid soap (hand soap only)   Chop and grind garlic & onion, add cayenne and mix with water.  Let steep 1 hour, then add liquid soap.  Store the mixture in a covered jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.  Use it as ...

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Why Are Monkeys So Happy?

June 25, 2014 |

For years, bananas have had a bad wrap. Dieters were told to avoid bananas because they were too high in calories. Bananas have amazing benefits. High in fibre, a natural antacid, with blood pressure benefits, for anemia, and so much more. Here are some things that you may not know about bananas.  Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness. Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation. Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. Hence the expression, “going bananas”. ...

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