Vegan Diet: 5 Pro’s and con’s

Vegan Diet: 5 Pro’s and con’s

The vegan diet is becoming more popular and with that popularity comes its critics. Make sure you do your homework and stay focused on the objective information. As a way of helping you know it’s a perfectly good diet to follow, here is a short excerpt from: Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets “It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and…

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Obesity Epidemic: who is to blame?

Obesity Epidemic: who is to blame?

Obesity has become an epidemic in recent years and everyone is trying to solve the problem, but who’s to blame? This isn’t intended to be a negative blog as I think we can find wisdom in looking into blame to find a solution At a basic level I say there are 3 places to look for blame for the obesity epidemic. The Government Set healthy eating guidelines for the country Has a lot of voices to manage and keep hapy…

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The importance of a healthy liver

The importance of a healthy liver

The liver is a gland but known as an organ, located in the upper right portion of the abdomen. What does it do? It’s the largest internal organ that has a wide range of functions such as; Glycogen storage Protein synthesis Detoxification Red blood cell destruction Hormone production Bile production For this blog I’ll explain a litter more about, bile production and detoxification. For more please watch the video below. Alternatively visit our Workshops page The liver also works with…

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Probiotics: Important facts to know

Probiotics: Important facts to know

Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that live in your large intestine. If you look at the meaning of probiotics you begin to understand their importance to health; pro – before; bios – life They are the bacteria that feed on prebiotics; fibrous food material. How are they made? Most often, probiotics are created via fermentation within the large intestine. The origin of the word enzyme is Leaven; a substance that causes fermentation. Why might we use them? Fermentation is the rotting…

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The importance of a healthy digestive system

The importance of a healthy digestive system

A healthy digestive system is important for many specific reasons but at a basic level it helps you do 3 things; Extract, absorb & utilise more nutrients. To learn more about a healthy digestive system watch the video below. Alternatively join our health coaching workshop Mouth Teeth tear and chew food into small pieces and pass them down the oesophagus to the stomach. In the mouth you also release saliva to help lubricate and break down the food. Stomach It sits…

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Prebiotics: 5 important things to know

Prebiotics: 5 important things to know

Prebiotics are food ingredients that stimulate the growth of good probiotic bacteria in the gut microbiome. They are typically fibre your body is unable to digest. Prebiotics: 5 important things to know Promote better sleep Stabilise mood Strengthen immune system Consume at least 5g prebiotic fibre (30-40g fibre) Sources of prebiotics Oats Legumes Asparagus Bananas To learn more about Prebiotics: 5 important things to know please watch  the video below or attend on of our Health Coaching workshop You’ll find these…

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Medial Ankle Sprain

Medial Ankle Sprain

A Medial ankle sprain is the less common ankle sprain. More commonly we roll our ankle outward but a this ankle sprain occurs when our ankle rolls inward. Watch the video below and learn more about how to treat a medial ankle sprain or visit our Workshops page The sprain occurs when we tear the deltoid ligament on the inside or our ankle. These sprains are more rare for 2 reasons; The bone on the outside of your shin prevents…

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Diabetic Diet: Top 5 foods

Diabetic Diet: Top 5 foods

A diabetic diet can seem restrictive but it doesn’t have to be. You can include a variety of foods that will stabilise your blood sugar and help your diabetes. This list of foods is not exhaustive but a great place to start and making healthier choices can improve your condition. For more about our Diabetic Diet: Top 5 foods please watch the video below or attend our health coaching workshop Oats Although they are carbohydrates, they are good quality whole-grains that…

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Endurance Training: 5 Principles

Endurance Training: 5 Principles

Getting the most from your endurance training is done by following a flexible plan. You need to plan ahead, fix goals and events in place but be flexible because weather, injury, work or life in general can affect your plan. Train in Periods Many people think they need to get fitter faster and stronger incrementally all the way through year, this can lead to burnout. Training in periods throughout the year allows you to manage your intensity, injuries and work…

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Diabetes Exercise: 5 Top Tips

Diabetes Exercise: 5 Top Tips

A diabetes exercise plan is important to tackle the condition. It helps the body control blood sugar more effectively as well as other components of improving your fitness. Listen to our podcast below to get more information and visit https://www.christopherhole.com/workshops to find out about our Health Coaching Workshop Benefits Muscles use glucose Body use insulin more effectively Improves balance Help lose body fat Improve sleep quality Improve CV system Improve immune system Before you start your diabetes exercise regime make sure…

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