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Aug 27th

Understanding inflammation

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  What is inflammation? Primary inflammation involves inflammatory cytokines that cause pain, redness and swelling.  Chronic inflammation in the body contributes to inflammatory conditions such as Ulcerative colitis, Arthritis, Period pain, Cardiovascular disease, Food intolerances, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, etc. Avoid foods that feed inflammation: Examples include processed foods (fried foods, junk foods, biscuits), chocolate, sugar, […]

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Aug 21st

Carbohydrates & Exercise – yay or nay?

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There are many strong opinions on carbohydrate consumption. Many high protein diets (e.g. Paleo) are relatively low in carbohydrates. Here’s my opinion on carbohydrates: -          There has to be a balance in carbohydrate consumption (consider low glycaemic index carbs like brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, millet as a superior option instead of white carbs (e.g. […]

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Aug 2nd

Painful periods are an indicator of inflammation

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Painful periods, also known as dysmenorrhoea affects 80 percent of women that varies from period pain that is mild to unbearable. Dysmenorrhoea is divided to primary and secondary dysmenorrhoea. In this article, I will cover primary dysmenorrhoea. Always seek the help of your doctor for a proper diagnosis. Predisposing factors: -          Early menstruation at the […]

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