Author: Laura Clarke

We go together like ramalamalama… black pepper and turmeric.

Did you know there are certain foods that you can eat together to supercharge their nutrition powers? Here’s a rundown of some classic combos. Turmeric and Black Pepper These two superfoods combine their anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties (curcumin and piperine) to increase bioavailability of curcumin by 2000% (that isn’t a typo). Broccoli and Tomatoes Both […]

Hormones – A balancing act

Hormonal imbalances can cause all sort of horrible symptoms that range from mood swings, to endometriosis. If you’re here, chances are you’re in that boat. The good news though, is that there are some fairly simple ways to balance them out through your diet. Liver care Your liver is responsible for governing hormones and getting […]

A case for calories

The word “calorie”, can be a bit of a trigger. I know whenever my nana says it, it’s coupled with an intensely hushed, fearful tone – a lot like when the Harry Potter lot say “Voldemort”. And, the fact is that poor old calories have got themselves a bad reputation and should really sack their […]

10 steps to a healthy weight

What even is a healthy weight? It’s common to have a certain number in your head – “Oh I just need to lose 10 more lbs,” or maybe a person, “I’ll be happy when I look like Rhianna”. But, here’s the thing – weight is like height. If you are 5”3, you are never, never […]

Obesity – not what you think

I listened to an interesting talk with Gary Taubes, and he spoke a lot about obesity and calorie quantity vs quality. This was a massive eye-opener for me and I wanted to share what I found out.  Obesity and Diabetes have doubled, and tripled in the last 20 years – resulting in increased risk of […]

Brain’s in the gut

You know how the brain is the control centre of the body? It isn’t. It’s actually your gut.  Your gut microbiome refers to the billions of live bacteria, fungi and viruses that live in your large intestine (especially the colon), oesophagus, stomach and small intestine. When we talk about your gut, we’re actually referring to […]

The pres and the pros of gut health

How to support your gut health? Probiotics One of my most recommended things. Make sure you get some probiotics every day in some way. Good sources are yoghurt, kimchi, and kefir but you can of course buy the supplements. Just make sure to look for bifidobacterium and lactobacillus on the label. Prebiotics These guys come […]