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Liver Detox - Myth or Truth?

25.03.2017 18:44 | 0 Comments

It's spring and all across the health world, you see liver detoxes or spring cleanses being announced. From juice fasting and taking certain herbs or supplements over coffee enemas, to liver flushes... you can find all kinds of protocols, some free, some costing several hundreds of Euros. While it's true that according to Chinese Medicine spring is the season of the liver, what about the need to "cleanse" or "detox" it? Is such a thing even possible? And if yes, is fasting or consuming vegetable juices and/or vegetable broth really the best strategy? 

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #13: Coconut Milk

20.01.2017 16:32 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

In this series, I explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #13: Coconut Milk

Cast Iron Cookware: Non-toxic and good for your iron!

25.11.2016 16:18 | 0 Comments

Looking for non-toxic cookware that on top might help you improve your blood iron levels? Check out this article!

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #11: Vitamin D supplements

04.11.2016 15:47 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #11: Vitamin D Supplements

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #9: Vegetables & Fruit

21.10.2016 16:40 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #9: Vegetables & Fruit

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #8: Gluten-free Bread

13.10.2016 14:18 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #8: GLUTEN-FREE bread

 

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #7: Bread

06.10.2016 12:56 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am explaining to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #7: Bread

 

 

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #4: Vegetable Oils

17.09.2016 19:23 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #4: Vegetable Oils

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #3: Milk alternatives

09.09.2016 17:06 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #3: Milk alternatives

Your Real Food Gatekeeper #2: Soy

01.09.2016 13:09 | 0 Comments

At Metabolance, I consider myself your personal Real Food gatekeeper, making sure that everything I offer at my shop is truly sustainable AND nourishing. Because an organic label is not necessarily a guarantee for that.

Every week, I am going to explain to you one organic food that I choose to sell (and why) and one organic food that I object to sell (and why). 

Edition #2: Soy

Masculine and Feminine energies and how they relate to food and body

19.08.2016 13:42 | 0 Comments

So many of my clients struggle to find the right balance between their masculine and feminine energies, often holding stereotypes of what it means to be masculine or feminine. Learn what exactly those struggles are and how they affect our relationship with food and body.

Why I deliberately keep my shelves empty

29.07.2016 20:54 | 0 Comments

Why is there only one bag of nuts in the shelf at Metabolance? Why do I not sell any liquid vegetable oils (other than olive oil and coconut oil)? Learn why I deliberately keep my shelves empty!

Text and Video!

 

The type of food waste nobody ever talks about

09.07.2016 09:23 | 2 Comments

There is a lot of talk about food waste and for a good reason. Collectively, from farm to table, we currently throw away between 30-50% of the food we produce. However, there is another type of food waste that nobody ever seems to talk about. It is a less obvious type, because at first sight the food is used as it should be...

Where's the nutrition information?

01.07.2016 13:12 | 0 Comments

Learn about mind-body-nutrition and why I include, but do not limit myself to nutrition information in my writings.

How strong is your PSYCHIC immune system?

10.06.2016 16:05 | 0 Comments

When you think about the immune system, you probably think about colds, winter and vitamin C, about bacteria and viruses - maybe you’ve also already heard how 70-80% of our immune system lies in the gut… all good & fair, but all of that is related to the PHYSICAL part of our immune system only. However, did you know that there is also a PSYCHIC immune system? Because we there are not just toxic substances we have to be protected of, but also toxic thoughts, feelings and even people.

I was wrong about weight loss!

04.06.2016 19:01 | 0 Comments

At least partially. My mistake was to define weight loss (or any other unwanted symptom) as a criterion for success. This is as shallow and deemed to failure as reducing weight loss to mere physical factors. I no longer do that. I am now committed to my clients' BIG goals. 

Healthy Veggie Burgers

21.04.2016 08:18 | 0 Comments

A basic, versatile recipe for healthy veggie (plus) burgers!

Difference between Dr. Goerg deodorized and extra virgin coconut oil

09.01.2016 20:24 | 0 Comments

Whenever I hear the word "refined", my alarm bells start to ring and my imagination goes wild picturing all kinds of greedy industrial processes that render a natural and nourishing food toxic. But what exactly is the difference between refined and raw coconut oil? And does it really make a difference for health?

 

 

The two main reasons why people stay up later than they know they should and why you should really be in bed by 10pm

17.12.2015 06:17 | 0 Comments

A good night's sleep CRUCIAL for balanced hormones and metabolism in general. However, many people stay up later than they know they should. Here's the two main reasons why and what to do about it. 

Coffee, your gut and hormones

03.12.2015 09:33 | 0 Comments

Let's talk about the drug Nr. 1 for many, caffeine, and its impact on your gut health and hormonal balance.

Balanced breakfasts for steady energy

02.12.2015 08:27 | 0 Comments

Some alternatives for "coffee + croissant" breakfasts that will help to keep your energy steady throughout the day!

6 ways how you can still enjoy your red meat!

27.10.2015 09:37 | 0 Comments

Red meat is in the media again... but as usual, things are not as straight forward as they might seem at first sight. In this blog post I share with you my thoughts on the recent WHO report linking red meat to cancer and I give you 6 ways how you can still enjoy your red meat!

Suffering from bloating or gas? You could simply be missing THIS!

16.10.2015 18:58 | 0 Comments

Are you suffering from bloating or gas immediately after a meal? THIS could be the reason.

Psychology of cleansing

03.10.2015 11:22 | 2 Comments

Talking about cleansing from a holistic body-mind-soul perspective.

Count your blessings, not your calories

13.05.2015 18:27 | 0 Comments

I've been counting calories for a veeery long time in my life. I eventually managed to get myself out of this "mind-prison" - and shifted my mindset from one of scarcity, restriction & lack to one of freedom & abundance. Read how you can do the same - and why calorie counting is not a wise approach anyways. 

 

Take time to prepare for conception

11.05.2015 11:55 | 0 Comments

 

Most people spend more time and energy preparing their wedding day, than for conception

It is not unusual for couples to spend a year preparing this one special day of their lives. However, hardly ever would they consider taking a year in advance to actually prepare their bodies for the creation of a new life - even if that life will last 25.550 days on average (hopefully longer)...

The importance of a healthy gut for a strong immune system

22.04.2015 12:29 | 0 Comments

If we consider that 70-80% of our immune system lies in the gut, it is crucial to talk about gut health as THE important factor to improve your overall health and well-being all year long.

Omega 3 and Omega 6: All you need to know

25.03.2015 15:17 | 0 Comments

In this entry I answer the following questions: What is the difference between omega 3 and omega 6? Is omega 3 from plants as well absorbed as omega 3 from animal foods? What about omega 3 supplements?

All you need to know about gluten

25.03.2015 14:04 | 0 Comments

 In this blog entry I offer some insights into the questions: What is gluten? What are the different forms of intolerances? Why do more and more people react? Are gluten-free products the solution?

Ketosis vs. ketoacidosis

25.03.2015 13:26 | 0 Comments

Many people, including doctors and other medical professionals, confuse ketoacidosis, an extremely abnormal form of ketosis, with the normal benign dietary ketosis resulting from a diet low in carbohydrates (<50g per day) or fasting.  

2 ways to decrease anti-nutrients in grains, legumes, nuts & seeds

25.03.2015 13:08 | 0 Comments

The well-meant advice to eat lots of whole grains and replace meat with vegetarian alternatives can lead to insufficient nutrient absorption and put a lot of strain on the digestive system, causing damage to it in the long run. The reason for that are so-called "anti-nutrients" contained in those foods. Learn about two traditional preparation methods, that (partially) neutralize those anti-nutrients, making the grains/legumes/nuts/seeds easier to digest and vitamins/minerals available for absorption. 

Are carbohydrates essential in a human diet?

25.03.2015 12:34 | 0 Comments

In this post I look at the question whether our brains really NEED carbohydrates to function - independent of the question whether or not a low carb diet is a good thing for YOU. 

Grass-fed vs. Grain-fed cows

25.03.2015 12:07 | 0 Comments

In this post, I clarify the differences between the different types of cows and their impact on climate change.

Peanuts in babies?

25.02.2015 11:28 | 0 Comments

A new study is causing excitement because it appears to have shown that the best way to prevent food allergies is to expose yourself to the food as early as possible.

Even though the study is claimed to be well designed and executed by scientific institutions, I have many alarm signals / question marks when I hear news like that...  

The art of staying hydrated (drinking)

17.02.2015 10:43 | 0 Comments

My best practice tips when it comes to what, when and how much to drink.

 

Good Foods - Bad Foods: The orange and chocolate nightmare

13.12.2014 09:58 | 0 Comments

What my personal "orange and chocolate" nightmare experience reminded me about the categorization in "good" and "bad" foods - even in Metabolic Typing.

10 ways to boost your immune system naturally

25.10.2014 13:07 | 0 Comments

If we consider that 80% of our immune system lies in the gut, it is interesting that improving gut health is usually not mentioned when asking people about their "tricks" to boost immunity before winter. Yet, without a healthy gut, washing your hands frequently, eating oranges or taking a multivitamin supplement will not keep you from getting sick.

So let's talk about gut health as THE important factor to work on in order to not only get through winter without catching the flu, but to improve your overall health and well-being all year long.

Let's focus on health rather than weight!

03.08.2014 09:56 | 0 Comments

Sadly, we are a society obsessed with body weight. If only we'd focus as much on HEALTH as we do on kilos, things would be VERY different.

Orthorexia – When “healthy” turns into “sick”

18.06.2014 12:36 | 0 Comments

There is a dark side to all that talk about “healthy food and lifestyle” called orthorexia or the compulsory need to eat and live “healthy”. While anorexic people are concerned with the QUANTITY of food, orthorexic people are concerned with the QUALITY of food. Yet, not everybody caring about the quality of what they eat falls into this category. In this post, I want to call on my own experience to draw the line between a “sick” orthorexic person and someone just living by strong principles.

What every plant-eater needs to know!

03.05.2014 11:32 | 0 Comments

After running a marathon, becoming a vegan is yet another „challenge“ nowadays. While I can understand the ethical reasons behind many people’s motivation for this approach (I’ve been avoiding meat and other animal products myself for quite some time, without ever going to extremes though), I cannot favour it over an omnivorous, Real Food diet (which could be vegetarian, but ideally would include some fish, meat and/or chicken as well) for nutritional, environmental AND spiritual reasons.

Saturated fat and cholesterol are good for you!

15.04.2014 12:48 | 0 Comments

The biggest myth surviving in the world of nutrition is probably that foods rich in saturated fat and/or cholesterol are bad for you. This myth stems from the 1950's, when Ancel Keys published a study linking saturated fats to high cholesterol and heart disease. Although the study turned out to be severely flawed afterwards, it has ever since been the basis for a food advice demonizing traditional saturated fats (e.g. lard, butter, cream, coconut oil) and pushing new (industry-created, refined, hydrogenated) unsaturated fats (e.g. margarine, vegetable oils) from (highly subsidized) plants such as sunflower, corn, canola or soy, as well as “low-fat” products full of refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. Interestingly enough the incidence of heart disease and obesity has sky rocketed ever since...

The truth is that our body needs saturated fat and cholesterol for many important functions.

Excess Sugar: Depleting, Fattening & Addictive

23.02.2014 15:35 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard that refined (white) sugar is “bad” because it can cause caries and supplies only "empty" calories. However, these reasons don’t seem to prevent most people from continuing to eat it. I mean, just brush your teeth and make sure you exercise enough to burn off those extra calories, right? Well, unfortunately it is not that simple… Let’s take a deeper look into the effects refined sugar can have on our bodies, concretely, how it can make us sick, tired and fat!

Plant-Proteins and potential health problems

08.01.2014 12:33 | 0 Comments

With all those scandals about factory-farmed meat, many people are reducing the amount of meat they consume and are looking for plant-based alternatives to cover their bodies’ need for proteins. In this article I want to make you aware of the potential health problems if you consume a lot of legumes (esp. soy), grains, nuts & seeds and give you tips how you can minimize them.