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collagen

Collagen declines with age, and for this reason research into collagen has exploded in the past few years.  I decided a some years ago to womble around and look at what’s available in the collagen line, and sadly I was flabbergasted at the additives and all I saw in the products on the shelves. 

Cellulite

When it comes to cellulite it helps to be male – only 10% of men have cellulite compared to >85% of women. Life’s not fair.  The reason is the connective tissue in men’s thighs.

Why you’ll LOVE Glutamine:

  • Encourages weight loss
  • Dramatically curbs carb and sugar cravings!
  • Intestinal repair, particularly leaky gut
  • Helps bowel regularity
  • Enhances mental clarity
  • Improves overall digestion
  • Improves nutrient absorption
  • Helps calm stress
  • Speedier recovery from exercise
  • Faster recovery from operations

Here are some other ways glutamine supports your body:

  • Relieves muscle soreness (amazing for recovery from exercise)
  • Athletic injuries
  • Excellent in autoimmune conditions
  • Helps chronic fatigue
  • Prevents gas and bloating
  • Prevents cachexia in cancer victims
  • Controls diarrhoea and constipation
  • Eliminates food sensitivities
  • Helps eliminate rashes/hives
  • Reduces/eliminates bad breath
  • Improves absorption – prevents nutritional malabsorption
  • Excellent for healing eczema, acne
  • Good in Crohn’s disease, colitis
  • Excellent in managing diabetes
  • Helps adrenal fatigue

Why wouldn’t you want to take it?

Vitamin D3

Here are just a few more great benefits of Vitamin D3 Premium:

  • Supports intestinal permeability and manages Zonulin levels
  • Enables normal mineralization of bones and teeth
  • Enhances insulin production and supports beta cells in the pancreas
  • Supports emotional health and cognitive function

There are too many to mention (see earlier post), but it’s nice to know more of the amazing benefits of Vitamin D3 – SO important for respiratory function too.

health fibre

There are 2 schools of thought about fibre, but let’s be clear – the human body is designed to use fibre. The more healthy fibre you get in your diet, the better your digestive system functions.

vitamin c

There really is NOTHING like Vitamin C, there really isn’t:

  1. Powerful Immune Stimulant
  2. Lowers Hypertension according to studies
  3. Fights Against Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  4. Protects Against Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  5. Fights Type 2 Diabetes
  6. Used in Cancer Prevention especially cancers of the oesophagus, oral cavity, stomach, and pancreas.

One of the most needed and highly beneficial supplements you can take – man, woman or child – is omega-3 fish oil (not flaxseed oil) for dozens of benefits. One of the most studied of all supplements for decades, it has a far-reaching effect on your mood, arteries, skin and longevity.

hand with tape measure

Spring is 3 weeks away…. Many people are battling with the effects of ‘lockdown weight’. Losing weight PROPERLY is so important. Especially if you want to keep it off but often it seems to take forever to lose those first 5kg.

Heart + bones

Fun facts about the human heart!

You have:

  • 100,000km of blood vessels
  • Your capillaries are 1/10th the size of a human hair
  • Your heart beats 115,200 times a day (imagine?)
  • 42 million beats a year
  • 7300 litres of blood a day
  • 2.7 million litres a year

Truly we are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Immune system strength

 

  • Get back to basics: eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep
  • Take Vitamin C – I recommend Ester C, Scorbi-Cee and Super-Cee 
  • Take Vitamin D3 Premium – one a day
  • Take immune-supporting nutrients like a good B Complex and Zinc 
  • Exercise a little each day – even just a walk improves immunity
  • Find ways to relieve your stress
  • Work on your weight to remain at a good, constant weight
  • Worth repeating – take plenty of vitamin C daily to avoid oxidative stress.
healthy liver, healthy skin

9 common signs your liver is in danger:

1. JAUNDICE: A condition known as jaundice occurs when waste builds up Eating whole food is a great start. Leave out sugar, refined carbs and any junk.
plate of foosd with "fat"
Together with the sugar myth (that it’s not fattening), the calorie myth (that eating less calories causes weight loss), the cholesterol myth, the pH myth and dozens of others, comes the saturated fat myth.
magnesium in packaging

Magnesium is one of the most under-rated minerals in terms of its importance in human nutrition. It is an essential nutrient and is required for the maintenance of some of the most basic functions of life.

Flu

The Terrific Trio is great for Colds and Flu, viruses, infections and allergies. Although winter is coming to an end, many people are still suffering but not to worry these three products are great for those of you in that boat and for those of you looking to prevent it from happening.

Did you know that sleep apnoea (where you stop breathing for a few seconds while sleeping) can be caused by a vitamin B1 deficiency? By using Golden Nutritional Yeast Flakes regularly, you will get a fabulous amount of vitamin B1 and in this way combat sleep apnoea.…

Unfortunately, this is a very real condition, but one that you can conquer. Most of us eat a bit more than we should now and then, but I’m referring here to people who develop an addiction to food – addiction is not only about drugs and alcohol.
You’ve probably heard a lot about Quercetin with respect to Covid lately. Quercetin is an “ionophore” – something which is used to transport zinc intracellularly to assist immune system function. Quercetin is a wonderful pigment found in some plants, fruit and vegetables in small amounts, and has many health benefits.
woman Hair tassle

I’m repeating a post here as a result of a slew of questions on female hair loss – I hope you find it helpful. There are many reasons women lose hair – these are some of the most common reasons:

  1. Lack of animal protein in the diet.
Luxury bath salts

These wonderful Luxury bath salts contain Epsom salts and other salts which help the entry of magnesium into the cells but did you know that magnesium and other salts are not a salt at all, but rather a mineral compound used for centuries as a natural remedy for a number of ailments.

chopping garlic

The benefits of garlic are potent, irrefutable and evident. 

Benefits of Garlic:

  1. It’s a natural ANTIBIOTIC – as it contains allicin which fights bacteria and infections. Fabulous for opening clogged sinuses too
  2. Reduces CHOLESTEROL – and significantly lowers both LDL and Triglycerides
  3. It’s a powerful ANTIOXIDANT – some say the world’s most powerful one.
supplements example

Lots of people ask me the Best time to take your supplements – so I hope this helps:

  • Vitamin Bs or Vitamin C – anytime you like, with or without food
  • Fat soluble nutrients (A, D, E, K2) – best with food and fats
  • D3 & K2 – try not to take these with dairy as the calcium will block uptake
  • Greens are best with fats, as chlorophyll is fat soluble
  • Enzymes just before you eat
  • Herbs can be taken at any time
  • Electrolytes better on an empty stomach (your minerals)
  • Probiotics before bed on an empty stomach

Why nutritional supplements are beneficial:

  1. Food isn’t what it used to be – food comes from far away, irradiated, old, loses nutrients
  2. Digestion – it’s about more than digestion, it’s about what we eat, digest, absorb and assimilate so more nutrients may be needed
  3. Environmental toxins like sprays – reduces nutrient content
  4. Nutrients are lost by the way we prepare food or eating a lot of processed food
  5. Stress – if you are stressed you need more nutrition
  6. Disease prevention

So eat GOOD whole food, and take your supplements.

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