Get Up & Go Breakfast - Awareness Health - Wendy Christien

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Wendy is a wellness practitioner and an health coach at Intergrated Health Solutions and she helps us ensure we manage our bodies well, to get the best out of them.

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Wendy Christien - 12 Aug 2021 - Is ORGANIC Food Really Better?

The word “Organic” refers to how agricultural products are grown and
processed as well as how animals are reared and fed. For produce to be
organic there must be no synthetic use of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, or GMO’s. Wendy looks at the differences between organic and non-organic and the effects on our bodies and general health and well-being.

Wendy Christien - 29 July 2021 - Plant Based Diet Deficiencies

Following a plant-based diet can most certainly carry health benefits, but it is important to be mindful of your nutritional needs and which foods will be
providing for those needs should you make a radical dietary change. Equally, understanding where possible deficiencies may lie is as important when choosing a different lifestyle.

Wendy Christien - 15 July 2021 - Non Meat Protein Options

Proteins are essential for optimal health and are necessary for multiple functions in our bodies. Proteins are important for the maintenance of a healthy body composition and to produce hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, and enzymes, however, meat is not the only dietary source of protein. Since animal proteins especially are highly acidic, intake for many of us can be minimized.

Wendy Christien - 8 July 2021 - Herbal Teas

Herbal teas can be brewed using the leaves, flowers, and fruit of certain plants, but herbs and spices also make great teas, and many can serve as natural remedies or just an enjoyable alternative to ordinary tea or coffee. Herbal teas provide a good way to increase your fluid intake over the winter months when drinking plain water can be more of a challenge.

Wendy Christien - 24 June 2021 - Ginger

Ginger originates from Southeast Asia and is used globally for its medicinal and food enhancing properties. It is rich in beneficial compounds that promote health and wellbeing. Wendy walks us through the benefits of this great favourite, and also what to look out for if you suspect an ginger allergy or intolerance.

Wendy Christien - 10 June 2021 - Garlic: Good or Bad?

Raw garlic is thought to have the most health benefit, but encapsulated
versions are also beneficial.
Garlic can be used to help improve conditions related to the blood and
cardiovascular system such as cholesterol, blood pressure and artery health, as well as immune health.
Allicin is the chemical allicin produced by garlic which gives it its beneficial
Wendy digs into the way we enjoy garlic and it's many benefits, and warns us of the possibility that it's not for everyone...

Wendy Christien - 10 June 2021 - Myth #6 - Gluten Is Bad For Everyone

While gluten can be inflammatory, it is not bad for everyone.
People who have auto-immune diseases, inflammatory bowel conditions such as Celiac disease, or allergies to gluten should avoid gluten. People with various forms of irritable bowel syndrome would also benefit from following a gluten-free diet.
Wendy tells us what Gluten is and reminds us that there are many Gluten-Free food options that won't break the bank,

Wendy Christien - 3 June 2021 - Myth #5 - All Yogurt is Healthy

While this is true that yoghurt can be healthy, not all
yoghurt is equal.
Yoghurt is made by mixing dairy milk or cream with live bacterial cultures
which allow for it to ferment. In this process the natural milk sugars (lactose)
are consumed by the organisms in the culture and lactic acid is formed which
allow for it to thicken and curdle and gives yoghurt its distinctive flavor. Good quality, pure yoghurt is a good source of protein, calcium, and good bacteria for the digestive system, which, as part of a balanced diet, can improve a person’s digestive function and overall health.
The addition of sugar, artificial sweeteners, and processing makes some
yoghurts unhealthy.

Wendy Christien - 13 May 2021 - Myth #4 - You will get sick from being cold or going outside with wet hair

Infections such as bacteria and viruses cause colds and flu’s, not cold weather or getting cold. Respiratory infections are more prevalent in the cooler months, but we are more likely to get sick because we are closed inside with others and therefore exposed to more germs than because of the cold weather.

Wendy shares more on the lymphatic system, the immune system, food, supplements and movement that boost the body's defenses.

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