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Not Just For Men: 5 reasons Why Women Need Protein Too.

For many years, protein was synonymous with men, masculinity and muscle builders. That image and attitude is thankfully changing. Protein, is critical for all of us and proper intake is essential for not only our muscle development and repair, but also our brain, nervous system, immune system, endocrine system and all of our organs as...

A Brief History of Protein Supplements

Protein is an essential macronutrient and the building block of all of our cells. It makes up our muscle mass, plays a critical role in our immune system development, hormonal functioning, cellular repair and enzyme functions and more.

Why Coconuts are a Superfood: The Best Uses and the Benefits

Look around you in your local health food store, and it may seem as if a wide variety of coconut products are taking over. Coconut oil. Sugar. Milk. Water. Aminos. Cream. Shredded coconut. Coconut flour. Fiber. Chips. Coconut vinegar and now even coconut protein. But it’s not just a fad; there is merit behind the rise of the humble, fuzzy nut. Because of their versatility, and the wide range of benefits coconut products are here to stay.

How to Choose a Good Plant Based Protein.

The last few years have seen an explosion of plant based proteins on the shelves. There is more choice than ever. It’s encouraging to see the growth of the category and more plant based protein options for consumers. However, it’s a little overwhelming when having to choose one to add to smoothies or into baking...

The Remarkable Story Behind Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics

Dr. Ohhira’s formula blends together 92 selected fruits, vegetables, seaweeds and mushrooms and lets them ferment in very carefully controlled conditions for more than 3 years. During this time, 12 different clinically proven strains of lactic acid bacteria are added to the mix and together they work to break down, consume and transform the food.

Fermentation Methods and the Best Fermented Foods

Microbes have been with us since long before the dawn of humankind. Bacteria and fungi (yeasts and moulds) are so instrumental to our health and evolution that they can be considered as an essential precursor and support for our very existence. Even in our modern world, these microbes continue to have a profound effect on: the foods we eat; how we preserve food; and the improved nutrition available to us from fermented foods.

Why Fermented Foods: Breaking Down the Benefits.

Fermentation uses microbes to alter the chemistry of the food to make them less susceptible to damage. Friendly yeasts and bacteria begin the process of digesting the sugars within the foods, creating acids that prevent spoilage from non-probiotic microbes. These acids give fermented foods their characteristic tang and provide a number of benefits to our digestive system and immune health.

5 Tips for Weight Management: Hacks to Get Closer to Your Ideal Weight

Old school weight management was exclusively a reflection of the “calories in, calories out” equation and has been widely disproved by research. Certainly, changes in activity levels, due to injury for instance, and changes in calories, such as indulging in sweet foods while on vacation, can shift our weight “set-point” temporarily. However, this should be easily remedied by returning to old (good regular) habits. Moving your internal set-point to reshape your body can be much trickier and involves a multifactorial approach,

6 Tips for Better Digestion

Digesting food is a complex affair that involves five organs (stomach, liver, pancreas, small intestine, and large intestine) and even our brain. In a perfect scenario the food we take in is gratefully received by our bodies and processed effortlessly, but digestive issues and complaints are fairly commonplace and a leading cause of medical visits....