Did you know that even healthy foods like nuts, tofu or chickpeas are actually high in omega 6s? I’m not even talking about grain raised meats and processed foods. Typical modern diet includes far more omega 6s and usually not enough omega 3s. Personally, I love peanut butter and all other nut butters. They areContinue reading “5 easy ways to boost your omega 3 intake and balance omega 6:3 ratio.”
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Eat fish but…choose wisely – The most contaminated and safest fish to eat.
There is always something to watch out for. Chicken – contains antibiotics. Vegetables – pesticides. Grains and beans – lectins. Fish? Heavy metals! Mercury, Cadmium, Lead are the most common but there is much more to it. Dioxins, antibiotics and harmful PCBs raise concern too, especially in farmed fish. It can be pretty overwhelming whatContinue reading “Eat fish but…choose wisely – The most contaminated and safest fish to eat.”
Best and worst oils for cooking
Lots of contradictive information about fats and oils can be overwhelming. What are good and bad fats? Which oils are healthiest to cook or fry with? And which should be avoided? Here is little guide for you about fats and what you should know when choosing oils. Smoke point – does it really matter? First,Continue reading “Best and worst oils for cooking”
What’s the link between potassium and insulin resistance?
I came across this amazing link between potassium and insulin when I was researching root causes of hypertension. I have to admit I never paid much attention to importance of potassium. Magnesium and zinc were my ‘number one’ minerals. However, it turned out that potassium deserves some more attention too and here’s why: What potassiumContinue reading “What’s the link between potassium and insulin resistance?”
The first thing you should do in the morning is…Drink Water!
When you wake up you are dehydrated as you haven’t drunk any liquids for around 8h on average. Even the tiny water loss can impair physical performance and mental functions. Moreover, the cell membrane needs plenty of water to maintain its function like i.e. energy production and protection from infections. If the cell is wellContinue reading “The first thing you should do in the morning is…Drink Water!”
How to improve liver detox Phase 1 and Phase 2?
Most of chronic diseases begin in the gut however you can’t have 100% healthy gut without well functioning liver. Liver is often neglected and a bit underestimated organ in terms of our health and also our thyroid. Liver detoxification isn’t something you just should do as a two-week “cleanse”. Your liver is working hard 365Continue reading “How to improve liver detox Phase 1 and Phase 2?”
How I quickly recovered from…
Ok, I’m not sure if it was COVID-19 or some other virus. The symptoms matched COVID-19 but I never did the test so who knows. Nevertheless, the point is how important it is to take care of your immune system everyday. The stronger your immune system is, the better and quicker your body will fightContinue reading “How I quickly recovered from…”
What is the best form of vitamin C?
There are so many different forms and brands on the market that choosing the best one can cause a headache. At the end of the day, humans are not able to produce vitamin C as opposed to animals so getting vitamin C in any form is better than not having it at all. Nevertheless, let’sContinue reading “What is the best form of vitamin C?”
How to increase HCL (stomach acid) and why it’s important for digestion and nutrient absorption?
You probably heard that you are what you eat but even more important, what you actually absorb. If the food is not broken down properly, vitamins and minerals can’t be absorbed and used by our body. I like to think about food not only as a fuel, but my daily nourishment. Role in digestion StomachContinue reading “How to increase HCL (stomach acid) and why it’s important for digestion and nutrient absorption?”
Why you should avoid folic acid supplements and folic acid fortified food?
The reason I decided to write this post is because of my recent attempt to buy ready made smoothie in M&S. When I buy food I always check labels. My main checks are for sugar content, type of oils used and forms of vitamins & minerals (if they have been added). What put me offContinue reading “Why you should avoid folic acid supplements and folic acid fortified food?”