Mim's Blog


Sleep

Some of the following suggestions may help to improve your sleep. Supper You don’t have to be a Jane Austen fan to enjoy supper. A light meal half to one hour before sleep will  .....

Three food tips to keep in mind at Easter

1. For a chocolate treat without the guilt In a bowl, combine two teaspoons best quality cocoa powder, one teaspoon maple syrup, two teaspoons dessicated coconut. Stir in half a cup .....

Chocolate - redeemed

To say that chocolate is confectionery is like saying a diamond is a hardened lump of carbon. Both statements are true, but they totally miss the point. Chocolates are not food .....

Chickens, hormones and the end of an urban myth

I am guilty of perpetuating an urban myth — the one about chickens being force-fed hormones. For years I believed the story. What else could explain chicken breasts the s .....

Calcium

Calcium is a major league mineral. Mainly because there is so much of the stuff in our body. Up to 2% of our body weight is made up of calcium, which is about 1.2kg for a 60kg person. That’s .....

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid may not be as well known as other antioxidants, but this is bound to change as medical research reveals the enormous benefits of this important nutrient. Whil .....

Acid forming foods

Our body likes to be in a state of steady balance (homoeostasis). We prefer our blood pressure to be within a certain safe range, same goes for blood sugar levels, hormone levels, temperatur .....

Coffee

There are over 200 chemical constituents in the roasted coffee bean; of which, caffeine is the most widely known and studied. Near my clinic is a coffee shop. I often see victi .....

Antioxidants

Since the mid 1990s, antioxidants have been a buzzword in the fields of both nutrition and medicine. Antioxidants are of interest to nutritionists (and naturopaths) because mo .....

Weight loss

The metabolic rate governs how quickly the body burns calories for energy. If you are interested in weight loss, you are interested in procuring a speedy metabolic rate. We al .....