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The Game Changers – A Nutritionist’s View

As a nutritionist, I was excited to watch the new Netflix documentary The Game Changers, which sets out to prove that a plant-based diet is better for your health. But as the film progressed, I became more and more disappointed with the lack of responsible nutritional information and the disingenuous way in which experiments and studies were presented. Anyone who comes to a consultation with me will tell you that I am obsessed with getting more variety into our diets, and yes, I will almost always ask people to cut down on their meat consumption and to add in more vegetarian protein options such as beans, pulses, nuts and seeds. These are great for adding fibre, nutrients and supporting the microbiome. I also often ask...

Fermented February…

As you probably know by now, we all house trillions of different bacteria and microbes on, and in our bodies, especially in the large intestine. These bacteria, fungi and microorganisms are crucial to our survival, and we're still learning about exactly how important they are. One thing we do know is that beneficial bacteria in the gut play an essential role as our first line of defence, in supporting both efficient digestive function and immunity. However, a number of factors can compromise an optimal balance of beneficial bacteria throughout the body, including antibiotics, infections, stress, travel or poor diet. One potential solution to help restore the natural balance of the resident gut microflora is to consume either foods or supplements containing live microorganisms, or 'probiotic'...


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