Tag: Optimum Mentoring

Herbal Medicine – a snapshot

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 80% of the world’s population use traditional medicine for their primary health care needs. Most of this therapy involves the use of plant extracts or the active components from plants. Plants have been used for their… Continue Reading “Herbal Medicine – a snapshot”

Vitamin K2

Population-based studies have shown an inverse association between dietary menaquinones (MK-n, vitamin K2) intake, coronary calcification and coronary heart disease risk, suggesting a potential role of vitamin K in vascular health. Vitamin K serves as a cofactor for γ-glutamate carboxylase, promoting the post-translational conversion… Continue Reading “Vitamin K2”

World chocolate day

Today is world chocolate day. Chocolate and cacao have numerous health benefits. Too many to name here 😉I recommend chocolate, especially high cacao, every day! Enjoy life!

The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome

Optimum nutrition plays the major role in optimum health. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a disease of unhealthy diet and lifestyle. It is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, including elevated triglyceride levels, fasting plasma glucose level (hyperglycaemia), elevated blood pressure, increased waist circumference, and reduced… Continue Reading “The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome”

The importance of minerals for cognitive development in children

Optimum nutrition is fundamental for the development of a child’s full potential and there are studies that link chronic undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency to cognitive deficits.[1] Undernutrition has been shown to negatively impact various developmental and cognitive areas including motor development, language functioning, intelligent… Continue Reading “The importance of minerals for cognitive development in children”

The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome

The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome: Can an ancient diet be the way of the future? Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease, especially cardiometabolic syndrome. Cardiometabolic syndrome has numerous risk factors, including increased waist circumference, elevated… Continue Reading “The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome”

Good health starts in the gut

Good health starts in the gut. To quote Hippocrates, “all disease begins in the gut”! I highly recommend The complete gut health cookbook by @chefpeteevans and @helenpadarin . A highly essential guide to improving the health of the digestive system and beyond. Did you… Continue Reading “Good health starts in the gut”

Açai: the superfood antioxidant power punch

The superfood antioxidant power punch 🥊 any time of the day. Açai is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Combine Açai with seasonal fruit, kiwi, banana, strawberries, berries, chia seeds, coconut, nuts, seeds, and granola = awesome! This is my “go to” for breakfast or… Continue Reading “Açai: the superfood antioxidant power punch”

Believe in yourself

If you want it you got it. You just got to believe in yourself. Wise words to follow from the great philosopher Lenny Kravitz. 💫 Believe in yourself. Any time you feel stressed, sit back, close your eyes, and look within. Know that you… Continue Reading “Believe in yourself”

Pyrrole Disorder webinar: Part 1. Background, Pathophysiology, Signs and Symptoms

Pyrrole disorder is a complex disorder with numerous signs and symptoms. Although Pyrrole Disorder is not a new health condition, there has been a large influx of information and misinformation in recent years leading to confusion of the signs, symptoms, and treatment. This comprehensive… Continue Reading “Pyrrole Disorder webinar: Part 1. Background, Pathophysiology, Signs and Symptoms”

Nail Diagnosis webinar – 21 May 2018

Nails often reflect the general state of health and wellbeing of a person. It is known that systemic disease/s can produce changes in the nails. Detailed examination of the fingernails can provide indications of nutritional deficiencies and potential underlying systemic diseases. This comprehensive webinar… Continue Reading “Nail Diagnosis webinar – 21 May 2018”

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing. Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease. 🥗 Eat colourful foods daily: – black: blackberries, grapes, black sesame seeds, nori, kelp – blue: blueberries, plums, berries –… Continue Reading “Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing”

Nail Diagnosis webinar

Physical examination plays a fundamental role in determining the treatment and management options of patients in naturopathy and nutritional medicine clinical practice. Nails often reflect the general state of health and wellbeing of a person. It is known that systemic disease/s can produce changes… Continue Reading “Nail Diagnosis webinar”

Nail Diagnosis

Nails often reflect the general state of health and wellbeing of a person. It is known that systemic disease/s can produce changes in the nails. Detailed examination of the fingernails can provide indications of nutritional deficiencies and potential underlying systemic diseases. This brief video… Continue Reading “Nail Diagnosis”