Mindful eating

“I believe that if we really and truly listened to our bodies, we would intuitively know what to eat and there would be no need for practitioners like myself, there would be no obesity or ill health due to poor food choices, and that producers of inferior quality food would go out of business.” These were more or less the opening words of my presentation on mindful eating for Step 4 of the 12 Steps to Wholesome Nutrition course.

Ian Craig
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Active imagination - by Tom Sheehy, Natural Health 21.com

As both a parent and a natural health practitioner, Natural Health 21 is particularly interested in childhood nutrition and the therapeutic principle of ‘prevention’ being better than ‘cure’. Hence, this week’s review of global health news settles nicely upon an article by dietician Emer Delany, that looks into the causes and treatments of Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD), which is; “a condition with a persistent pattern of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity in which children find it very difficult to focus their attention or control their behaviour.” (1)

Ian Craig
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The facts about fats

Last night I presented Step 5 of the 12 Steps to Wholesome Nutrition course in Johannesburg. It was all about fats - the good bad and ugly ones….. I explored a number of fat myths with the class, starting with ‘fat will make you fat’ and finishing with ‘fat will make you skinny’! That really is the extent to which many people’s thinking has changed in recent years and in many ways, it’s good because we shouldn’t be afraid of fats, but in other ways, it’s not so good, because we need to be deeply respectful of them.

Ian Craig
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Salad in a jar: keeping it healthy at work

If you’re lucky enough to have a healthy canteen at work, then this article won’t be for you. However, there are many of us that are not that blessed with nutritious wholesome food at work, so I’m going to share a little secret with you to keep you on track. This lunch option should keep those energy levels up until home time.

Rachel Jesson
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