Food Allergies vs Food Intolerance and Sensitivity

If we know one thing for sure, it’s that the prevalence of food allergies and intolerances are on the rise. Let’s take a look at the difference between an allergy and an intolerance and why the incidence of food sensitivity—in all its forms—is skyrocketing. What are food allergies? Food allergies are not fun, especially if […]

Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome the Cause of Your Unpleasant Symptoms?

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Often left untreated by sufferers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a collection of unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation, diarrhoea, wind, and abdominal pain. What causes IBS? Nobody really know what causes IBS. If your medical professionals cannot find any other anatomical causes for your symptoms via lab tests, […]

How to Boost Your Mood and Manage Anxiety Using Food as Medicine

Stress, anxiety, and low mood can affect all of us at some point, and for some of us, it’s every day. Clinical nutritionist and guest blogger—Bri Clancy Olins—gives us some simple but effective tips to help you take hold of your anxiety and boost your mood every day. Reduce stimulants like caffeine I bet you’ve […]

Are Electromagnetic Fields Making You Sick?

Our guest blogger and author of four books on the subject—Donna Fisher, the EMF girl—discusses electromagnetic fields (EMF) and how they could be seriously affecting your health. What are electromagnetic fields (EMF)? EMFs are the artificial, human-made electromagnetic fields that emanate from all things electrical, electronic, and wireless. They include: Wi-Fi mobile phones mobile-phone antennas […]

How to Give Stress the Flick (Magnesium-Salt Baths)

Nine ways to give stress the flick Here are some easy ways to feel more relaxed in your daily life. Eat mood-boosting foods Practise breathing techniques: Meditate. Meditation can be a great way to relax, especially if you are under a lot of stress Get a massage Have a hot Magnesium-Salt bath Exercise daily Practise good sleep hygiene Pre and Probiotics Nutrient […]

The Sobering Effects of Short-Term and Long-Term Stress

if you’re serious about your physical and mental health, it’s really important to get your stress under control. Short-term effects of stress In the short term, stress can lead to a wide variety of symptoms both physical and mental, including muscle tension fatigue gastrointestinal symptoms headaches insomnia Long-term effects of stress Long-term chronic stress can […]

The Vagus Nerve and Gut Health (or What Happens in Vagus, Stays in Vagus…)

In our last post we talked about the effect stress has on our gut and our overall health, and we touched on the Vagus Nerve. In this post, we get a little deeper into the science of the Vagus Nerve. So what is the Vagus Nerve? The Vagus Nerve is the longest cranial nerve. It contains motor and sensory […]