nutrition

THE BIG ORGANIC FOOD DEBATE - ALICE MACKINTOSH, NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST

THE BIG ORGANIC FOOD DEBATE - ALICE MACKINTOSH, NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST

Almost every client I see wants advice on whether or not they should be eating organic food. Many people consider it to be overly expensive, untrustworthy and unsustainable to the planet. We also ask ourselves whether it’s actually better for us as we spend up to a third more buying milk from cows fed an organic diet, choosing baby food, or fruit and veg that promises it hasn’t been sprayed with potentially harmful pesticides...

5 PITFALLS OF COMMERCIAL "HEALTH" FOODS

5 PITFALLS OF COMMERCIAL "HEALTH" FOODS

It could be said that we are in the midst of a food revolution. There is more information available than ever before about the link between diet and wellbeing, prompting consumers to ask more questions about the food they buy. This is undoubtedly a positive step, but it doesn’t come without hurdles.

NUTRITION 101 - ZINC

NUTRITION 101 - ZINC

Zinc is absolutely indispensable for our bodies, being needed to activate more than 300 enzymes. It’s found in cells throughout the body and is involved in cell division and cell growth.

It has anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant properties, and is vital for immunity, digestion, brain function, fertility, energy and hormone production.

It’s also needed structurally in our skin, hair and nails.

THE GLUTEN DEBATE - Should non-coeliacs go gluten-free?

THE GLUTEN DEBATE - Should non-coeliacs go gluten-free?

Few topics in nutrition have polarised opinion in recent years as much as the debate over gluten.

Some argue that removing gluten from your diet is the answer to a long list of ailments, whilst others think that the gluten-free trend has snowballed into an unnecessary, and potentially harmful, commercial juggernaut.