80-90% of serotonin is manufactured in the gut & around 70% of our immune system is located in the GI tract. So iron deficiency, GI distress, & immune activation could be an underlying cause of depression”. Eat your red meat, people.
Did you know, 1 in 6 Americans have diagnosed depression & there are more prescriptions written for SSRIs in the US than people to take them.
LoGi foods break down slower, leaving you feeling fuller for longer with a sustained energy source of slow releasing carbohydrates to use as fuel along with a lower insulin secretion.
Let’s Clear up some popular nutrition myths.
Athletes require supplements?
FALSE; supplements are only required to supplement nutrition intake when the diet does not meet daily recommendations.
Researchers have noted this is why we are at our cognitive best in the late mornings and most likely wanting to nap between 2-3pm.
In the same way we perk up in the evenings with our ‘second wind’ and are most likely in our deepest sleep cycle between 3-4am.
It’s believed around 15% of our genes are regulated by our Circadian Rhythm and scientists have linked it to health issues like Diabetes, Obesity, Depression & Dementia through regulation of hormones, although a ton of research is still needed.
The great artisan basin is considered the purest natural spring water in all of the world.
Spilling over in natural springs located around NSW central west farm lands, the water found in the great artisan basin is said to take millions of years filtering down through solid sandstone (permeable rocks) from the rain forests high up in the Papua New Guinea mountains and is contained by the outer layers of limestone the water can not filter through
Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. .
Putting religion aside how can athletes best perform during Ramadan and times of fasting?
In Cambodia, both anaemia and vitamin A deficiency are serious health problems. Despite this, few comprehensive nutritional surveys have been completed to date. Ninety seven percent of women did not meet their daily-recommended intake of iron, while 70% did not meet their daily-recommended intake of vitamin A. Although many women consume vitamin A-rich and iron rich-foods daily, they do not consume large enough quantities of these foods. Results suggest that both the cost of foods as well as the extent of health knowledge is linked to nutritional practice.
A 2016 Harvard study has shown quality of carbohydrates is more important then quantity for overall health. So load up on those complex carbs and fibres
Bonus points for Bone broth and probiotics to boost your immune system.
A lot of studies around the ketogenic diet have been taken out of context.
Keto can be extremely difficult to stick too and for weight loss, most people tend to bounce back in the long run.
It has shown success in some health applications. However remain cautious of exogenous ketones and if trialling a true ketogenic diet I recommend to supplement with electrolytes.
Without a doubt I would present evidence of the keto diet to my oncologist if I was diagnosed with cancer.
(Always consult your health care professionals before starting any new treatments).
Okinawa, Japan has the highest rate of centenarians, Approx 740 out of its 1.2 million population.
The traditional diet consists mostly of plant-based carbohydrates with fresh fish and pork consumption on a weekly basis suggesting optimal human health doesn’t have to be restrictive to one side or the other as long as the food is fresh and nutritionally dense.
The Mediterranean diet to compare, is more high fat/low carb consisting of avocados, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, cheeses and fish.