Activated charcoal seems to be in everything at the moment - burger buns, beauty products, toothpaste, water filters, and even…ice cream? Really? People want to eat charcoal ice-cream? Mmm-kay… So what is activated charcoal? It is a fine black powder created by burning carbon-rich materials – like wood, coconut shells, coal, peat, sawdust – at… Continue reading What is activated charcoal?
I want to talk about meditation because I feel like a lot of people are turned off by the idea that they have to be able to switch off their thoughts completely, otherwise there’s no point doing it. We live in a busy, hectic world, where we never not bombarded with information, noise, and we… Continue reading What is Meditation?
OK, let's talk gluten intolerance (or non-Coeliac gluten sensitivity if you want to be technical!). When we think of Coeliac or gluten intolerance, we tend to think of gut stuff right? Bloating, stomach cramps, etc. Did you know that gluten intolerance can actually cause widespread symptoms, which may seem to have nothing to do with… Continue reading What is gluten intolerance?
B Vitamins are a group of 8 vitamins (the B-complex vitamins) which are very important for a healthy metabolism: B1 (thiamine)B2 (riboflavin)B3 (niacin)B5 (pantothenic acid)B6 (pyridoxine)B7 (biotin)B9 (folate)B12 (cobalamin). “So what exactly is metabolism?” I hear you ask. Great question! Our metabolism is, in a nutshell, all of the chemical processes and reactions that happen… Continue reading What are the B Vitamins?
The term 'intermittent fasting' seems to be coming up a lot lately, so I thought I'd look into it, and see what all the fuss is about. Is it just another fad diet released into the world to confuse us even more about what we should be eating and when we should be eating it?… Continue reading What is Intermittent Fasting?
A superfood is essentially any food marketed as such. Yep, it’s just a marketing term! Foods commonly referred to as being superfoods include: blueberries, kale, sweet potato, chia seeds, cacao, green tea, acai berries, salmon, and many more. Superfoods are supposedly high in nutrients...