We’re always talking to our fertility and IVF clients about increasing their essential fatty acid (good oil) intake, and choosing rainbow foods for their antioxidant content. With the weather hot again this week we thought you might like some quick and easy dinner inspiration with some of these ingredients.
Plant-Based Eating and Pregnancy – 4 Steps to a Healthy Bub
A plant-based diet is a diet based on foods derived from plants (e.g. fruit, vegetables, nuts, wholegrains, legumes) and generally contains little, if any animal products. Recent research has highlighted the health benefits of a plant-based diet, including its link with reducing risk of chronic disease, diabetes and some cancers. However there can potentially be some nutritional and health risks with following this eating pattern during pregnancy.
Walk like a Gorilla
How well do you know how your body’s going? I don’t mean: are you a bit tired, a bit sore, a bit stiff? I mean: when was the last time you mentally scanned your body to see how each area, each muscle is? How many of your body’s muscles do you know the ‘feel’ of – that is, how that muscle feels when firmly pressed with a finger (as in, after a tough workout saying “I’m sore in muscles I never knew I had”)? And what’s all this got to do with a complaint like lower back pain? Or gorillas??
Banish the Bloat: How to get rid of stomach bloating
Stomach bloating is a common problem which can range in severity from mild discomfort to severe pain. It is an extremely familiar sensation to people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and often occurs with increased wind, burping/belching and changes in bowel habits (diarrhoea, constipation or a mixture or both). Many people find bloating gets worse over the day and becomes most severe in the afternoon and evening.