Mommy Matters focuses on that which is important to you as a mom and everything that affects your kids. We know it is easy to give your kids sweets and spoil them with nice treats but according to a top South African nutritionist - SUGAR IS A DRUG!
Mommy Matters - Why sugar is a drug for your kids
Mommy Matters - Sugar has many side effects but there is a solution
Sugar is so highly addictive, devoid of nutrients and detrimental to the nation’s health that it should be … [Read More...]
The Eating Game
There's been a new joint study conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council, it shows South Africans are not as healthy as they would like to believe. (Int:) Vanessa de Ascencao - Nutritional Consultant Mentions: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart disease, Stroke. … [Read More...]
Here are a couple of amazing books recommended to read! Hope you enjoy them.
Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein
How does a New York City publicist and party girl turn into a go to guide for the next generation? In her new book, Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles, Gabrielle Bernstein shares the story of how she transformed her life, offering her spiritual journey as a guidebook for overcoming fear, changing perceptions, and creating a life you’re psyched to wake up for. … [Read More...]
‘The yeast connection’
Vanessa Ascencao, Nutritional Consultant for OTC Pharma SA and OTC Pharma International
With candida on the rise in young children, we have to focus on building healthy lifestyle habits from a young age. A correctly balanced diet not only goes a long way in treating common ailments, but affects immunity as well as mental and emotional wellbeing. This article looks at the link between asthma, food allergies, ADHD and candidiasis.
Our ability to digest, absorb … [Read More...]
While you're at college or university you will learn a lot in class and a whole lot more out of class! Some things will come from a book or lecturer and others will come from experience. Tertiary education and school teaches us so much, and so do our friends and family. Be open to both and challenge yourself as you adjust to your new independence, but most importantly- invest in your health all the way! I completely relate to student life (I was there once) - high stress, hormones, little sleep, … [Read More...]
Eco-psychology regognises that ways of living that are good for the environment can also be good for us in body, mind and soul. In essence, it is simply ancient healing wisdom given a new name, written by Mandy Collins from Business Day 10 Aug 2011.
View full article here. … [Read More...]
The all too familiar “I'm eating for two” adage is now no longer an excuse to double on what you eating. Nowadays, it’s known that the diet for an expectant woman is not about how much is eaten, but about maximizing nutrition with smart food choices.
Women are now getting back to their pre-baby weight in record time through eating correctly during pregnancy. They are not gorging and overeating on the wrong foods, they are nutrition savvy, go to nutritionist for assistance, they are … [Read More...]
As for all athletes, nutrition for swimmers involves a proper mixture of protein, carbohydrates, and fats in their diets. Protein is essential for muscle development and repair, carbohydrates provide energy for high intensity exercise, and fats provide energy for extended endurance exercises. In the proper combinations, these three provide the energy and muscular needs of swimmers. To that end, experts recommend that 60 percent of a swimmer's calories should be carbohydrates, 15 percent should … [Read More...]
Eat organic food as much as possible, if this isn’t possible don’t sweat it, just make sure all your animal products, including chicken, meat and dairy are all hormone free. Make sure at least half your diet consists of raw fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds, the rest coming from lean, hormone free protein sources and some wholegrain.
Remember natural, unprocessed food is nutrient dense – processed food is calorie dense
Your body looks for nutrients and not calories, … [Read More...]