Part 2: Blame it on your bacteria
Bacteria live in us, on us and all around us. There’s more genetic material from bacteria in our bodies than from us. At least 2kg of our weight is bacteria.
Our bacteria are us.
It’s no wonder that we’re finding out how big a part bacteria play on determining our health.
If you’ve ever wondered why you’re feeling bloated? Bacteria are one possible answer. And here I’ll share with you how. It's a bit sciency, but I promise you a light bulb moment!
Doesn’t it feel like eating healthily can take hours of prep? Or cost the earth?
Those fast, last minute meals can’t be healthy (can they?!), but sometimes zero time is all you’ve got.
What you put in to your mouth is what fuels your body and mind. You’re worth the effort.
So here are my top 5 budget-friendly, against-the-clock tips for choosing good food for great health.
Alcohol in moderation is ok, we tell our selves. That’s because ‘healthy’ alcohol intake is around 14 - 21 units, the scientists tell us.
Recent research from the UK gives weight to the argument that we can’t have a “one size fits all” approach for healthy drinking / eating. And for some, well, wine o’clock may be safer being a nice cup of tea!
Recently we have been more and more encouraged to stop. Take a moment. Think. About food, what we are doing, what we are thinking. Some people call it “mindfulness” other people call it “being intuitive”. There is a lot said about the origins of “mindfulness” – some associate it with Eastern religions and yogi practises. Really, I think that being mindful is a human trait it is just that over time as our lives become more busy we have lost the focus on what we really need (i.e. being mindful).
Katrina Pace, Dietitian
Gut bugs fascinate me. Diet and gut bugs intrigue me. Cooking is essential. Add them all together and you get a fairly interesting opinion on life! In my humble opinion.