With the rise in non-communicable diseases, it is becoming so much more vital for healthy lifestyles to begin at younger ages in order to prevent these chronic diseases. . More and more, we are faced with issues like obesity, diabetes, hormonal disturbances, poor bone quality, sleep issues at a younger age, all of which are interrelated with our lifestyle and current habits. . With the shift towards preventative medicine, this transformational program aims to explore each fac
What is dermatitis? . Literally, it means “inflammation of the skin.” There are many different types of dermatitis which are provoked by lifestyle factors. The most common lifestyle factors currently are: . The use of strong soaps that remove the natural grease layer of the skin. . Talcum powder which collects in skin creases and becomes abrasive. . Spending an excessive amount of time in the air-conditioning or heating. . Modern bedding and overheating at night. . Household
How can I increase polyphenol intake? Incorporate a rainbow color of fruits and vegetables into your daily diet as this will increase your chance of attaining more polyphenols.
. Add in 1-2 servings of legumes / lentils to your daily meal Spice up your food with fresh herbs and spices
. Enjoy the occasional glass of wine bearing in mind recommended alcohol intake for adults.
. Sweeten up your day with some dark chocolate! . #sustainhealth #polyphenols #rainbow #vegetables
Planning on getting pregnant? . Here are some tips to help optimize your pre-pregnancy wellbeing! . Folic Acid Supplement For most women, a 400mcg folic acid supplement daily from pre-conception right till the end of pregnancy will suffice. Folic acid helps to prevent neural tube defects (i.e. problems in formation with the brain, spinal cord and spine). Higher doses are required in special circumstances for women who have had previous issues with NTD, women with Diabetes or
How many of you have used food as an escape away from dealing with your emotions? . How many of you eat when you’re frustrated, sad, bored, anxious, happy, celebrating or stressed? . Does it usually help you get out of the mood that you’re in? Maybe temporarily...but what about in the long run? . Learn how to cope with your emotions and address the root cause with our online intuitive eating manual. DM for details! . #sustainhealth #intuitiveeating #hormones #hunger #health
Let’s talk HUNGER HORMONES & APPETITE . What happens when you eat foods in a ‘normal’ situation when you are not on a diet? . Empty Stomach —> more grehlin (hunger) = increase appetite . Filling Stomach —> less grehlin, more CCK, GLP-1, PYY (satiety hormones) = reduce appetite so you stop eating. End of story and you get on with life as normal until your next meal. . Now what happens to your appetite when you’ve been on a diet? . You feel HUNGRIER when you’ve come off a diet
Atkins, GM diet, Low Carb-High Fat, High Protein - Low carb , PALEO, Juice cleanses, Keto, The Ducan Diet, Zone Diet, Weight Watchers, Fat burners, Slim Fast, Sugar Free… . You name it. We’ve seen it all. . If any of these work, how come the weight loss industry is worth 73 BILLION DOLLARS?! . #sustainhealth #ditchthediet #sustainability #weightlossindustry #bodypositive