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Maca root powder – What is it? Is it good for hormones?

Maca root powder – What is it? Is it good for hormones?

Maca powder is from the roots of vegetables and known as peruvian ginseng and is related to the cauliflower and broccoli families It is a hormone adaptogen –  a substance that helps balance responses (such as hormones) in the body and help boost them It is linked with multiple health benefits including helping with hormone balance and is known for...

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Oat milk – the good, the bad and the ugly….

Oat milk – the good, the bad and the ugly….

LIFESTYLE MEDICINE PILLAR: NUTRTITION Oat milk is vegan friendly plant-based milk and is a great alternative to diary for those who are intolerant to Soy Dairy Nuts Gluten (if certified gluten free) Oat milk is fortified and contains Vitamin A B vitamins Calcium so good for bone health D vitamins Fibre (beta glucans in fibre) so great for GUT health...

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Lifestyle medicine @ a glance

Lifestyle medicine @ a glance

LIFESTYLE MEDICINE An emerging discipline in medicine where the focus is on 6 pillars. We use these pillars and the patient holistically with the current evidence base to see if we can PREVENT, REVERSE OR TREAT chronic related conditions Chronic health conditions include type 2 diabetes Obesity High blood pressure High cholesterol Joint pains Hormone dysfunction Chronic pain The 6...

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What is DOMS?

What is DOMS?

What is DOMS? No, it not the name of my friend, as someone asked yesterday! It stands for delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). As the name suggests, after you have engaged in performing strenuous exercise, after a day or so, you can get muscle symptoms due to small tears and inflammation in this metabolic tissue organ which can last a...

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Condiments and Sauces

Condiments and Sauces

I have such a weak spot for condiments with my meal. A lot of people like their food ‘dry’ and ‘clean’! But I really enjoy eggs benedict with a creamy hollandaise sauce or a grass-fed rib eye with some bearnaise sauce! The list is endless!   I find it hard to find condiments that are ’healthy’. And by that, I...

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