The short answer would be ‘it depends’. If you have had even the tiniest of experiences in weight loss or ‘toning’ your body (i.e. building muscle) you would have been told to stick to your daily calorie target. You would also have been told about the concept of ‘calories in’ vs. ‘calories out’. In order … More Calorie Counting – Is It Really That Important?
Nutrition – the word itself conjures images of strict diets and weight scales, doesn’t it? And yet nutrition is about a lot more than just that. Over the years nutrition has started taking a more prominent spot in the worlds of health and medicine. Not just in the treatment of digestive diseases, but for a wide … More What is Functional Nutrition and Why Should You Care?
No, I don’t mean that “boring, bland, diet food” (although healthy food is not boring, but more on that later). What I’m talking about is your standard food intake. You know, the “wholegrain” sandwich and pasta, the takeaway pizza, the “healthy” rice bowl or potato mash – those kind of things. How can they make … More Is Your Food Making You Depressed?
Alternative medicine has been on the rise for several decades now and it seems that it will keep growing in the foreseeable future. The most recent addition to the alternative medicine family is Functional medicine. Why is it different? Because it offers something traditional medicine doesn’t – that is working on the body as a … More What is Alternative Medicine and Where does Nutrition Fit?
Here we are at the end of January and there have been plenty of new trends in the health and wellbeing field. Industry experts predict that 2018 will see moringa (a “super” anti-inflammatory green) replace turmeric, collagen overtake protein powders and “nootropic” (brain boosters/cognitive enhancers) supplements climb the top of the popularity list. Other trends … More 2018 Wellness Trends
You may be shocked if I said that you create your own reality or you may be not. But one thing is for sure – the power of our thinking is acknowledged more and more as a major influence to our quality of life. The most familiar example would be stress. When we are stressed … More Mind Over Matter
In the last post we talked about the philosophy of NLP and the basic principle of focusing on what you do want, rather than on what you don’t want. So if success was so easy to achieve why do so many people fail? Let’s see… How many times have we taken advice from the wrong people? … More Why do People Fail?
You probably already know about my certification and you’re wondering what exactly is NLP? Well it is good to wonder… because when we ask questions we learn new things. And when we learn new things we grow, which is a good thing, is it not? Definition of NLP Back to NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming. … More What is NLP?
You know sometimes you sign up for things with certain expectations but you end up with unexpected results? Yeah, happens right? Well, last month I attended a life coaching and neurolinguistic programming course and boy was it intense! We learned about the power of the mind, how we perceive reality, the importance of how we … More Life is Like a Cake – the Result Depends on You
Instagram makes it seem like everyone is smashing through their workouts and joyfully gulping down their protein and detox shakes, as if they have magically erased all memory of the delicious smell of pizza and the rich taste of burgers… But the reality is often different (for me, and I hope for many others). One … More New Year What? A Different Reality on Being a Healthier You