Doug Cook

I am a Registered Dietitian & Integrative & Functional Nutritionist and former Certified Diabetes Educator with over 15 years of clinical nutrition experience. I practice a holistic and integrative approach providing science-based guidance on food and diet along with nutritional supplements where appropriate. My strength lies in my ability to explain complicated nutrition and scientific concepts in plain language which I then put into everyday practical dietary advice. I have a unique approach to nutrition counselling. I have the solid education & training of a dietitian but know that there are many points of views outside this model, and I incorporate them into my practice.

9 Shocking Nutrient Deficiencies That Can Cause Depression

An unhealthy diet affects not just your physical but mental health as well. As an organ that accounts for 25% of our metabolic demands, the brain needs constant nourishment that can’t be met with junk food. So along with medication, consume specific nutrient-rich foods to get better results in reducing the risk of depression.

Its Time We Stop Treating Coconut Water As A Sports Drink

Enjoy coconut water as a refreshing drink, it is a good source of potassium, magnesium and calcium, all of which will help you to meet your recommended intake of minerals. Post moderate exercise (less than 90 mins), your body doesn't need these minerals to replenish and in most cases water is all that is needed to rehydrate lost salts and minerals.

Add Tomatoes To Your Healthy Blood Pressure Diet

Contains rich amounts of potassium and lycopene, both of which reduce heart disease risk and promote skin health. It is 93% water and comes with antioxidant properties which prevents cancer. Also contains loads of vitamin K2 which promotes bone health. And most of all it is easy to grow and cheap to purchase.

The Utimate Detox And Cleansing Guide

Drink lemon juice & water in the morning, it cleanses the liver, boosts metabolism and fat burn. Drink 10 glasses of water a day and indulge in deep breathing and meditation. Consume coconut, it is anti-fungal/viral/bacterial. Dry brush before baths and add and epsom salts to your bath. Eat more fiber, ditch caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes.

Nutritional Support For Acne And Other Skin Problems

Vitamin A promotes healthy skin cell turnover, new skin cell replication, and controlling oil glands activity. Vitamin C and Selenium have anti-oxidant properties which are linked to wrinkles. Omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation and reduces hyperkeratinization of the skin. Zinc improves immunity towards rashes and redness.

Super Grain Barley – Types And Simple Cooking Tips

Whole grain barley has only the husk removed and may take longer to cook. Pot barley is nutritious and in between whole grain and pearl. Pearl barley cooks quickly and is a versatile grain. Barley flakes are a good substitute for granola and barley flour for wheat flour. Cook barley in a slow cooker for 4 hrs over low heat, on a stovetop or oven.

10 Reasons To Enjoy Bananas

Firstly they taste great. They have rich amounts of potassium, magnesium, manganese, carotene and prebiotics such as fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) which improves immunity and digestion. They are also easy to eat on the go, free of sodium, low on calories and are easy add-ons to breakfast and any other meal. Its also safe baby food.

Beef Up Your Iron Intake

Teen girls’ iron requirements increase during adolescence due to the growth spurt and the onset of menstruation, while woman’s iron needs are even greater during pregnancy, if they have recently been given blood or used an intra-uterine device. Iron rich food includes lean beef, fish and poultry. Consume Vitamin C rich foods to improve iron absorption.

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