It is not by chance that mandarins ripen in winter. They are a great example of how seasonal foods best support our health and wellbeing. So what gives a mandarin its winter magic?
Do you sometimes feel tired, frazzled or disheartened? You are not alone. Rituals help us maintain a sense of balance and direction in our lives. But I believe that the real importance of rituals is their ability to evolve with us.
Alcohol has become a part of most occasions, but does that mean we have to drink? And, “is drinking alcohol a problem?” Like all questions that we ask about our health and wellbeing, the answer depends on:
- How much
- How often
- Our individual constitution
Let’s explore the question, “is alcohol becoming a habit?”
Keeping well nourished whilst travelling can be a challenge, especially if the local food culture is different to yours. My 5 top overseas travel nutrition tips are based on my experiences, as well as current health advice.
“What is healthy digestion?” The answer to this question is slightly different for each of us, but there are some common things to look for. Eastern medicine views our digestive function as the foundation of good health and wellbeing. Western research into gut microbiota supports this principle too.
Food allergy is reported to be on the rise, but proper diagnosis is essential. It is important to know whether you have an allergy or intolerance, as this alters how you plan your meals. If you are allergic to a number of different foods, then you could be missing out on essential nutrients and phytonutrients.