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What’s the connection between acne and gluten?

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In a word: none. As a naturopath and lecturer I often hear enthusiastic advocates of a dairy and gluten-free diet to treat acne; “It worked for me/my friend/sister..” etc. That’s great if it worked for them and there is definitely a sound rationale behind eliminating dairy to minimise hormonal acne but there is no current…

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Boost your metabolism

Boost your metabolism

TIPS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM AND INCREASE YOUR ENERGY EXPENDITURE 1] Eat more often! This is the way to train your metabolism to speed up rather than slow down into conservation mode which happens when large meals are eaten with long intervals in between. The added benefit is that you tend to eat less at…

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GI and GL explained

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The Glycaemic Index (GI) of a food is a classification of its ability to raise blood glucose after consumption. Only carbohydrates, which metabolise to glucose, have a GI classification. Pure glucose is the benchmark and has a GI of 100. Low GI foods are recommended because they result in a lower glycaemic response. A low…

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Too much acid?

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Do you ever feel bloated, weak and lethargic or find it difficult to lose weight despite your best efforts to exercise and eat well? It could be that your system is too acidic to function optimally. Many of your metabolic reactions require a slightly alkaline environment to function efficiently. Blood needs to remain within a…

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Resveratrol and vitamin D for immunity

Resveratrol and vitamin d for immunity

I’m often talking about resveratrol, the polyphenol found in red grape skins, which has proven ability to prevent structural changes in brain tissue leading to dementia. Perhaps it’s one of my favourite topics because I can think healthy thoughts while enjoying a glass of red wine. Well, a study published in the Journal of Wine…

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