Atkins, Paleo, Keto….What do these all have in common?

You may have heard of some of the above popular diet crazes or supplements on social media in the recent years, but what does it all really mean? And how does it affect you? Recently, I was invited to discuss ones of these diets,…

“Eat more fat” report sparks international outrage

eat more fat

Australia’s dietitians have come out strongly against UK advice to eat more fat to reverse obesity and type 2 diabetes. The follows a UK report that calls for an urgent overhaul of dietary guidelines and claims that the promotion of low-fat foods has had…

Sweet Potato Fritters |Merry Maker Sisters

Sweet Potato Fritters

Delicious is what comes to mind when we think about this super easy Sweet Potato Fritters. Give us a fritter any day. There’s something awesome about fritters. The fact that you can enjoy them as is or topped with deliciousness like avocado or served as…

Gluten Sensitivity – Fad or Fact?

Gluten Sensitivity -wheat

“There is a kind of chronic indigestion which is met with in persons of all ages, yet is especially apt to affect children between one and five years old. Signs of the disease are yielded by the faeces; being loose, not formed, but not…

Dr Rach speaks with Prof Loren Codain – Father of Paleo

Prof Loren Cordain - The Paleo King

Some facts about the Paleo Diet Straight from the horse’s mouth – Dr. Loren Cordain, Founder of the Paleo Diet “You can’t have cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer without chronic low-level inflammation. Changing the diet we see changes in the microbiome and changes…

Vegans lack nutrients | poor fresh fruit and vegetable intake

Vegans lack nutrients

“Many vegans lack nutrients  and should be encouraged to vary their diet, according to a literature review.” How to monitor and advise vegans to ensure adequate nutrient intake. Heather Fields, MD; Barbara Ruddy, MD; Mark R. Wallace, MD; Amit Shah, MD;Denise Millstine, MD; Lisa…

The Perfect Diet

Im not a foodie, those that know me would agree that I’m domestically challenged. A career girl. I eat for fuel. I don’t have the kind of relationship with food or cooking that many enjoy, where it brings pleasure. Its not my hobby, or…

Sugar Addict? Yes you..

Sugar Addict – Yes that’s you! Can eating high sugar foods for 60 days cause fatty liver disease, an increase in belly fat, significant weight gain, lethargy, and mood swings? Yes absolutely. But the surprise in this story is the question. Can 60 days of eating low…

Diet Drinks Increase Waistline

I have a really interesting story to tell you about Diet sweeteners. This study reminded me, and its worth reading.   “Drinking Diet Soda Linked to a Widening Waistline With Age Authors of a a longitudinal cohort study showed that regular diet soda drinkers…

Pyrrole and Methylation – are they the answer to feeling calm and clear?

Nutritional Therapy for healthy brain biochemistry. Pyrrole disorder, MTHFR, methylation. Some of you may like to go hiking or play tennis for enjoyment. I get my kicks by attending ‘geeky’ medical conferences!   Did you know changes in brain chemicals occur with altered levels…