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.
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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
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Does winter get you down and out? ...Not this year!
As the temperature drops and the dark days descend upon us, the winter months can affect us all emotionally and physically…but it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are my tips to for a supercharged healthy winter….!
Do you feel run down?
Do you get the common cold and flu every winter?
Do you put on weight and crave comfort foods? – don’t forget the fat clothes that are in your winter closet, do they come out?
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Look and feel great this winter without packing on the kilos.
In order for anyone to keep weight gain to a minimum during the winter we must first understand why we gain weight at this time of the year and how we can resolve this unhealthy phenomenon.
As the seasons change, so should your diet. Once the summer heat has melted into colder temperatures, your tongue won’t be calling out for cooling, refreshing foods any longer. Instead, your body will be begging for hearty, comforting meals … [Read More...]
Our diets and environment have changed radically in the last 100 years. When you consider that the body and brain are entirely made from molecules derived from food, air and water and that what we eat and drink fundamentally affects our brains and body chemistry.
The evidence is there if you look for it. You can change how you think and feel by changing what you put into your mouth.
There is little doubt that the incidence of depression is increasing. According to research at London … [Read More...]