You are what you eat
by Scott Baptie
Fitness & Sports Nutrition Expert
Have you ever thought that your 'Western diet' could do with some tweaking? Many of us have become 21st century victims of so-called ‘diseases of civilisation’ such as coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disease, and osteoporosis. In non-Western populations these conditions are more or less absent, and were similarly absent in Palaeolithic civilization.¹ Why?
by Justine Glenton
An Ashtanga & Zen Yoga Teacher
Just as each yoga pose has certain benefits on the body and can be applied for particular prerequisites, a good 'diet' should work well for you too; supporting your system, encouraging your body to feel healthy, sleep well, have strong digestion, healthy assimilation and elimination. A balanced approach towards eating needs us to be mindful, honest and kind with ourselves.
Traditionally, yogis were lacto - vegetarians, avoiding eggs and animal flesh including fish. Yogis encourage foods to be eaten as much in their natural form as possible, synthetic and processed foods disrupt the balance. Yogis encourage wholefoods that are free from additives or subtraction, in season and not pre-packaged.
by Matthew Powell
A Body Aware Specialist
Ah, I love these old adages. They make almost no sense but they rattled off the tongues of our parents and grandparents before quicker than you can say, “eating carrots makes you see in the dark”. Of course they do.
by Dr. Sarah Brewer
A Nutritionist and Doctor
The molecules found within most cells in our body are replaced at least once a year. Even our bones are constantly remodelling with 10% of their mass replaced every year. Unlike plants, we can't use the energy of the sun to photosynthesise new replacement building blocks – we need to obtain them from our diet.
by Steve Halsall
A Celebrity Personal Trainer
This phrase always makes me smile. I once heard it delivered in a comedy sketch and it came out like this, ‘If you are what you eat mate, then you just ate a fat bloke for lunch’. It in many ways has both a certain element of truth and although none of us will eat anyone, it has a simplicity to it that remains a fact. If you eat crap food you will end up looking and feeling crap. Simple.