Why those vitamins didn’t do what you expected them to

Taking nutritional supplements to improve our health is common enough and has been for quite a few decades. Still the debate goes on as to whether this practice is necessary or even beneficial. In this article we will discuss the necessity and usefulness of...

The importance of vitamin D

Vitamin D is called a vitamin, but it is actually a hormone that is produced in the skin under the influence of sunlight. Particularly during winter months, people sit inside all day and can easily acquire a vitamin D deficiency. If that happens, you’d better...

What is the microbiome?

There is increasing recognition that our total intestinal flora, also known as the microbiome, is very important to our health. The general opinion is that the more types of beneficial bacteria we have and the more of them, the better it is. The right gut...

Slow down, chew that food!

“Drink your food and eat your drinks.” This strange but ancient saying has some truth in it as far as our digestive system is concerned. Why is chewing so important? As children, most of us were told from time to time to chew our food and, unlike many...

Get fed properly during your holiday

When we go on holiday, our nutrition can deviate quite a bit from what we are used to, and often not in a positive way. If we’re camping, we end up making ┬ásimple dishes such as stews and pasta. It’s tasty, but can be lacking in vegetables. Eating out or...