2 ways to reduce anti-nutrients in legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds

What are anti-nutrients? Whole grains, legumes, nuts & seeds naturally contain so-called anti-nutrients. The most important are: Phytic Acid: All whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds contain phytic acid (most in the outer layer or bran). Phytic acid can combine with important minerals (such as calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc) and block their absorption […]

How strong is your psychic immune system?

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… (if not, you can read all about it here). All good & fair, but all of that is related to […]

Eating for Performance

There are many factors affecting our professional performance: You just have to google to find a whole bunch of factors, such as the temperature and air quality at your office, ergonomics of the furniture, the noise level, the internal reward system, and of course personal factors such as your own education and experience. However, hardly […]

The importance of the gut for health & fertility

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 our overall health, well-being – and also fertility – all year long. Simplified, there are two main and interdependent aspects to gut health: gut flora and gut permeability. Gut flora Our gut […]

Coffee, your gut and hormones

Let’s talk about the drug Nr. 1 for many and its impact on your gut health and hormonal balance. While we are all biochemically individual, and some Metabolic Types can handle coffee better than others, I personally believe that it’s one of the substances you need to quit (at least temporarily) to heal your gut and […]