IBS?  Pitfalls and Paths of the FODMAP Diet

If you have severe IBS symptoms, then a FODMAP diet could be the answer for you.  It eliminates winds, bloating and cramping by severely restricting the ‘sugars’ that ferment in your gut and cause these symptoms. It’s a therapeutic diet, not one meant for standard...

Noakes 1: Bullies 0

Act 1 of this sad health melodrama I feel unexpectedly strongly about the Noakes verdict.  David vs Goliath, evidence vs dogma, and a victory for the individual versus the gang of bullies. So I’m sitting here eating my high carb naartjie and celebrating the...

How Exercise for Health and Weight Loss Differs

Exercise for health and weight loss – they’re different! Energy in, energy out, right?  Wrong!  As we’re learning with everything, it isn’t the quantity, but the quality. That goes for both food and exercise. You don’t need exercise just to lose weight, you need it to...

Soya – Good or Bad? Quick Guide

Soya (aka edamame in it’s raw form) is hugely controversial, so here are some ways to navigate the web of soya-curiosities.  Use this to filter what you read about soya and to choose what you eat.   When is soya healthy? If you are Asian (from Asia) and...