Zinc about it for a moment

What I find crazy is just how much the body depends on such a minute amount of something in order to function. Take zinc for example, a trace nutrient that the body only requires a tiny amount of and yet it’s impact on the body is incredible. I’d really only ever known zinc to boost... Continue Reading →

Fancy a bite of clay?

Iron deficiency is ranked the world’s #1 nutrient deficiency. What does this have to do with eating clay? Keep reading, it will all make sense soon 😉 Why is iron so important? A significant function of iron is growth, most notably required in the early stages of life, from foetal growth through to adolescence. It... Continue Reading →

Weight Loss – Slow and Steady

As much as people desire to lose weight fast, statistics show that the body responds better to a slow and gradual loss, having a much higher success rate of keeping the weight off than those who lose weight too fast. I would say there is a strong link between this and the set point the... Continue Reading →

“The Norm”

Health studies suggest that the body has a set point when it comes to weight. It’s as though it remembers the weight it’s been for a period of time, a state it considers to be “the norm”. In an attempt to lose or gain weight, the body makes every effort to get back to the... Continue Reading →

Is good bacteria really good?

Well if it stops the body from bleeding to death, I’d say most definitely! I’m continuing to be amazed at how important vitamins are for the body. Take vitamin K for example; did you know that without it our blood wouldn’t clot? That’s right, this awesome vitamin is essential in activating several proteins that stop... Continue Reading →

Please don’t take my sunshine away

Our sun is where 80% of the body’s vitamin D comes from. Just five to 10 minutes in the midday sun most days of the week helps the body to maintain sufficient vitamin D nutrition. The time of exposure also depends on the colour tone of your skin, for e.g. light skin tones require more... Continue Reading →

The sexy Vitamin, Vitamin A

Until tonight, I didn't know that Vitamin A plays a role in reproduction. That’s right, for men it helps develop sperm, and for woman it supports normal development of the baby during pregnancy. I've got your attention now! Vitamin A is also handy for a few other reasons too. It helps us to see (yes,... Continue Reading →

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me on my journey in the study of nutrition! The purpose of my blog is simple, to share the information I learn in hopes that it might help others. I'm a mother of two small children, and although I've always done well to keep myself healthy, being responsible for the health of... Continue Reading →

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