Category: Nutritional Approach

The Microbiome – A Wholistic Approach to Health
Many of you may be hearing more and more about ‘the microbiome’ in the matters relating to health and wellness. It is because our whole gestalt regarding microorganisms is rapidly changing.  For a long time, bacteria were to be feared and killed.  In the mid to late 20th century it was thought that this was the way to stop disease.... read more
Water
Water is one of the first and most important things. The brain just like the body needs water in order to perform, as we want it to. It has been proven now over time that when we are parched it will affect our brains. In fact, dehydration will lead to a rise is stress hormones. Physically this can manifest as... read more
Fats
This is a complex topic but important to understand since the brain is made from 60% fat. This fact alone tells us how important fats are for a healthy functioning brain and nervous system. Fatty acids from fats are what help build the brain. There are many kinds of fats but the ones that seem to be significantly benefit the... read more
Cholesterol
When you start discussing fats and eating more fats, as has been proposed, then the natural concern that often arises is, ‘ what about my cholesterol?’ The first believed truth is that elevated cholesterol is related to potential cardiovascular risk. There now is a plethora of evidence and research showing that this is in fact incorrect. The cholesterol concern is... read more
Carbohydrates / Sugar
Carbohydrates i.e. sugars are the main fuel for the brain. The human brain only needs 1-2 teaspoons of sugar a day to function properly, which believe it or not, can be obtained from proteins and fats alone since the body can converts these to sugar. That is correct just 1-2 tsp. a day. I am not saying we should not... read more
Protein
There are many belief systems that surround protein and how much we should eat.  Let’s consider though some very important facts.  Proteins are what help connect the brain.  When we eat proteins they break down into amino acids.  It is these amino acids that help form neurotransmitters, which help connect the brain.  It is through communication of neurotransmitters that we... read more