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Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Organs are gross and squishy and tucked away inside aren't they?

Why no! (well not all of them). Often unknown as an organ at all, skin is in fact the body’s largest organ, accounting for up to 15% of your total body weight (that's 15 kgs you definitely do not want to shed in a hurry.) → Read more

Tummies.

Too often the only attention we give to them is either lamenting their external shape or size (definitely not encouraged), or admiring them (encourage. Ironically, David Beckham’s new underwear campaign is on the telly as I type this… where was I?) → Read more

Methylation

Whilst eternally integral for human function, the topic of methylation has, of late, taken on a cult status in the health field and all the cool kids are talking about it. So what is it, what do you need to know about it and do you need to fix it? → Read more

Confused by all the health advice bombarding your senses? → Read more

Acid Reflux, or Heartburn...

If you've ever experienced it, you'll be familiar with the experience of burning chest pain from stomach acid moving up into the oesophagus and irritating its delicate lining. → Read more

Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase, or MTHFR. (I know, it sounds confusing and naughty all at once.) → Read more

Ah Folate (aka Vitamin B9). I’ve always had a bit of a thing for it really.

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So over the past week I’ve been on a juicing journey.

You can read about what’s been going on here and here. Over the weekend I started my second 3-day juice cleanse with guinea pig No. 2:

Pressed Juices

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Last week I decided to road-test a couple of juice cleanses currently on the market.

You can read about it here. Through my naturopathic training, I became interested in juice cleanses and by second year, had lashed out on “The Angel Juicer.” Twin geared, cold-pressed, all stainless steel (yes, that is a choir of angels you hear singing in the background), it’s the Thermomix of juicers. But to be honest, after a stubborn virus and a busy schedule before heading overseas this week, shopping and prepping kilos of veggies just wasn’t going to happen. I needed quick and simple goodness stat. Which brings me to guinea pig No. 1:

Orchard St.

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Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few years, you can’t have missed the resurgence of the “juice.”

Juice detoxes or fasts or cleanses are by no means new, but it seems social media, and movies like Joe Cross’ Fat Sick and Nearly Dead have propelled the humble juice into a whole new stratosphere. → Read more