By Ben Dulhunty 19 Nov, 2017

The ‘Low-fat’ food making the western world fatter and mentally sluggish every day that’s in everything is...WHEAT! That’s right, good old wheat that we’ve been brainwashed into consuming for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

95% of the wheat we eat is the refined form that has been stripped of its natural goodness; there is no germ, no bran and very little nutrition. This processed wheat converts to sugar faster than any other grain, which means around 1-2 hours after eating this it your blood sugar plunges and you can get shaky, your brain feels foggy and most often you’ll be reaching for your next meal or sweet snack to pick you back up again.

Wheat also contains gluten, which if you’re gluten-intolerant (many people are but don’t realise) it can breakdown the little feelers (villi) that absorb your nutrients.

If you eat wheat for breakfast (most cereals or toast), lunch (sandwich) and dinner (pasta) for years, you will become more prone to:

1.Gaining a stack of weight

2.Breaking down so much villi it can lead to celiac disease, malnutrition and depression.

It is for these and many other reasons naturopaths often have their clients eliminate wheat from their diet and get amazing results in terms of more energy and weight loss.

If you suspect a wheat or gluten intolerance you should have it tested by your health practitioner.

Tim Pittorino
Master Trainer at Fitness Revelation

By Ben Dulhunty 31 Oct, 2017
Evans has been on a one-man mission to take Australia back to the stone age, nutritionally speaking at least, evangelising the health benefits of the paleo diet to all who will listen.

With four books published on the paleo diet and a recently published book on   gut health  , the line between chef (someone who cooks and prepares food) and nutritionist (a person who studies or is an expert in nutrition) is becoming increasingly blurred, particularly for the public who equate being on television as having authority and expert status.

No degree needed...
If you wanted to publish nutritional advice 20 years ago, you needed to go to university, complete your nutrition coach qualifications, produce scientific research, write articles for peer-reviewed medical journals, complete a PhD and become a recognised expert in your field of study before newspapers and magazines would print your work.
With the rise of social media and blogging platforms, however, it’s now possible for almost anyone to publish their thoughts, advice or opinions on nutrition and have it read by potentially millions of people, and today the term ‘expert’ usually translates to simply being good at marketing your personal brand online.
But should we listen to this celebrity advice, and are these fancy qualifications from big universities really important anyway? There’s overwhelming evidence to suggest that they might be.

From ineffective to just plain dangerous
There’s plenty of health and fitness advice out there online, and not only can a lot of it be ineffective or a complete waste of time and money – it can be downright dangerous. Who could forget the story of conwoman   Belle Gibson  ? She gained international fame for her health blog and app, but was later outed as a liar for falsely claiming she had brain cancer, which she had cured with healthy eating. Or what about the   Banana Girl  , who advocates eating 51 bananas per day? Or the downright ridiculous   mushroom diet plan   which did the rounds a few years ago, and was promoted by the likes of Katy Perry?
The truth is that there’ll always be someone out there looking to make a quick buck by claiming to have all the answers when it comes to healthy eating. Yet we believe these celebs and bloggers should be more responsible when dishing out advice to potentially impressionable followers.

Solid advice and common sense
Admittedly, the fitness industry in particular is one that has been known to be occasionally ahead of the scientific research. Bodybuilders were consuming large amounts of protein long before the scientists were able to catch up and explain exactly why and how a high protein diet helped with building muscle - but with new technologies allowing our knowledge of the human body to progress faster than ever before, our advice would be to always take any advice that’s not backed by science with a grain of salt.
Stick with principles that are known to work for a broad spectrum of people, and have been proven over time. Ensure you check the qualifications of any   personal trainer   or nutritionist you work with. And as always, listen to your own body and use common sense when it comes to your nutrition.

Source: Oliver Kitchingman - Network Magazine

By jasonk 06 Apr, 2016
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By jasonk 06 Apr, 2016

Some of these symptoms include: bloating, water retention, fatigue &weight gain; in more severe cases it can cause insomnia, decreased mineral absorption, migraines, constipation and/or diarrhoea.

So if you want to avoid these nasty symptoms avoid stress where you can, including the following Acid-forming foods:

• Refined grains (most breads, biscuits and breakfast cereals)

• White sugar

• Alcohol

• Coffee

• Soft drinks/sodas

• Processed foods

• Diet foods, these contain acidic artificial sweeteners - another reason why diet foods are not ideal for weight loss.

• Over the counter medications such as aspirin

• Too much red meat, especially the processed kind like salami and sausages

Unfortunately these foods make up too much of the western diet, which is a MAJOR contributing factor to our growing state of obesity and ill-health.

The alkalizing foods that help restore balance and take the handbrake off your weight loss include:

-   Fresh fruit, especially grapefruit, lemon and lime (these may taste acidic but because of the minerals they leave behind have an alkalizing effect)

-  All vegetables and vegetable juices, especially green ones

-  Wheat grass, if you have a coffee (very acidic) back it up with a wheat grass chaser (very alkaline)

-  Almonds are the most alkalizing nut, while not all nuts are alkalizing you should always choose raw nuts over roasted ones

-  Grains - If you love your breads, pastas & breakfast cereals look for the ones made with unrefined: Buckwheat, Quinoa and Spelt

-  Goats milk - Is more alkalizing than cow’s milk

-  Oils - Fish oils, Flaxseed oil and Coconut oil

-  Most herbs & spices (Ginger, Cinnamon & Sea salt)

-  Blackstrap Molasses (healthier alternative to sugar)

-  Probiotics such Kefir or Kombucha

-  Teas - Herbal teas such as Dandelion, Ginger & Peppermint

There are more detailed lists online, but you should take note that if your life is busy and/or stressful then you should aim for at least 80% alkalizing foods, if you are relatively stress-free then aim for 60% alkaline foods.

Stay Healthy!
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