Month: June 2017

Gelatine for more than just joints

Gelatine is a protein derived from collagen that provides structure and strength to joints, skin, muscles and all connective tissue.  It also does a lot more than we realise.  With a bit more knowledge, you can use this humble ingredient to achieve a lot of health benefits – and avoid some serious pitfalls.   Let’s … Continue reading Gelatine for more than just joints

Health Tip #1: Sour and bitter

That moment when your cheeks cramp together so that your jaw aches, your salivary glands spurt in shock, your face scrunches involuntarily and your whole body focusses on the taste in your mouth. It doesn’t look like it’s good for you, but it is.  Your whole digestive system and it’s complementary functions are being instantaneously kickstarted … Continue reading Health Tip #1: Sour and bitter

Aspartame by another name

A rose by any other name … ?  Aspartame never was a rose, and the smell around it’s use has never been close to as sweet as it’s taste.  It’s an artificial sweetener, there’s nothing real or fresh about it. Now it’s being marketed under a new brand name.  What does  that mean for you? In … Continue reading Aspartame by another name

Marital debate: the purpose of food

Her:  The latest is not soaking beans anymore because it compromises the flavour – they don’t taste as good if they’re pre-soaked.    Him:  [groan] Not another pendulum swing. Her:  But that’s not why we soak beans. We soak them to neutralise some of the phytic acid.  The taste isn’t as important as neutralising the anti-nutrients. … Continue reading Marital debate: the purpose of food

Poo pals: Dealing differently with disastrous digestion

We’ve learnt a lot about our microbiome, the bacteria that live everywhere, in us and on us.  They do much more for our digestion than we ever guessed.  They digest the fibre we eat and make some of the nutrients that are essential to us.  Little bacterial critters also form the bulk of our poo.  Think … Continue reading Poo pals: Dealing differently with disastrous digestion