How to avoid the post-lunch energy dip

Afternoon fatigue is a common complaint. One of the most common causes is post-lunch blood sugar dips, related to your inability to effectively burn fat.  By switching your body over from primarily burning carbs to primarily burning fats for fuel or becoming “fat adapted,” you virtually eliminate such drops in energy levels.  You can do this by replacing carbs from grains with carbs from vegetables and using healthy oils such as olive oil and coconut oil.  Exercising in a fasting state is one of the most effective ways to encourage your body to change from burning carbs to burning fat, thereby boosting your mental and physical stamina.  An example of this would be to miss breakfast and workout in the morning and having a good lunch.  Working out in the middle of the day can give you an energy boost lasting three to four hours. If you prefer exercising in the evenings, it's best to avoid working out two to three hours before bedtime to avoid sleep disruption.

Time to take the ‘sunshine vitamin’ again

Vitamin D is produced when our skin is exposed to sunlight.  During the summer months, it you are able to expose significant parts of your body to the sun without burning your skin, you should be able to make all the vitamin D you need.  However, conventional sunscreens may contain harmful chemicals that prevent the body from making it.  Athletes may also be at risk of vitamin D deficiency if their exposure to the sun occurs whilst they are training due to losses in sweat.  Regular supplementation during the darker months should provide enough to support cell division and growth and support for the skeletal, immunological, vascular and muscular systems.


For adults: Premier Research Labs Vitamin D3 Serum

– one drop per day with meals.

For children: Nutri D3 Lemon Melts 500

– one tablet per day with meals.


Four reasons why eating celery

may not be as healthy as you think

 • Celery contains certain toxins called psoralens which have potentially

    carcinogenic effects.

 • It also has goitrogens with potentially anti-thyroid effects.

 • Celery is also one of the vegetables highest in pesticide content,

    unless it is organically grown,

 • It is vulnerable to a kind of mould called mycotoxins which

    can promote an immune response and possible inflammation

    in the body.