Entries by Merridy

Fix Your Memory Now!

How is your memory? Do you ever walk into a room to get something and can’t remember what you are there for? Poor cognitive function is a part of the ageing process. Right? Wrong! We now know that our lifestyle choices are what impacts our brain health and that if we made smarter choices over […]

5 Tips to Reduce Your Food Allergies

What are food allergies? When we think of food allergies we often recall peanut allergies, that may send a person to the emergency room with an anaphylactic reaction. This is called an immediate reaction or an IgE hypersensitivity reaction. It can result in swelling of the face & eyes, extreme itchiness, severe rashes, swollen tongue […]

Reflux Relief for People in a Hurry

GERD Many people suffer from a condition called GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and are often prescribed medication for high stomach acidity. But is this treating the real cause and is it the best treatment? Stomach pH It is a well-documented fact that as we age we produce less hydrochloric acid in our stomach. This acid […]

Want To Live Longer, Live Healthier? Who Doesn’t!

… Start by looking after your “telomeres”. These are the tiny end units of our DNA strands, which prevent the DNA from unraveling. (… Think of a shoelace which has it’s ends bound tightly.)  As our cells replicate our telomeres shorten. Longer telomeres lead to longevity. So how do we lengthen them? Lengthen your telomeres, […]

How To Lose Belly Fat

No amount of daily sit-ups will help you lose belly fat. Some lifestyle, exercise and dietary adjustments are necessary. Incorporate a few changes at a time so you are not overwhelmed.  Exercise adjustments: Include HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) one to two times a week, for about 20 mins a session. Muscle tissue burns 3-5 times […]

Lost your Drive & Motivation?

You may be dopamine deficient. Dopamine is one of a 100 neurotransmitters in our brain. It is sometimes called the ‘motivation molecule’. People low in dopamine tend to: feel fatigued, forgetful, unmotivated to finish things and moody; they may crave sugar and have difficulty concentrating. Boost your dopamine production naturally with foods that contain tyrosine, […]