6 WAYS YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR SUGAR CRAVINGS

  The last post I did on why sugar is not good for your body  elicited a lot of interest and questions from people on whether there are ways to manage sugar cravings in a healthy manner. Before I explore ways of how to manage sugar cravings I thought I should mention a hard and…

WHY GO ORGANIC ?HERE ARE 7 REALLY GOOD REASONS

If you follow the Organic Farmers Market in Nairobi which I have for a couple of years,you may have noticed that  there are now more places where they have organized for Kenyans to buy organic food as well as more  vendors,  which means there has been an increase in the demand for organic food from…

4 SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN LIVE MORE HEALTHY

  Having listened to a lot of people share the challenges that come with losing weight or making a healthier choice of what they put into their bodies,I do find that a lot of them have the mistaken belief that to live healthy is somehow more expensive. It is not. It is also interesting to…

HOW TO PREPARE HEALTHY SNACKS FOR YOUR CHILDREN

A woman wields the  greatest  power over her household as she determines what gets eaten in her house ,she determines how healthy her family will be and most of us forget the power we have.You solely can  set the course over what kind of eating habits your children will carry with them through out their…

LIVING WITH A CHILD WITH FOOD ALLERGY

Red,puffy watery eyes, incessant itching that is accompanied by lots of sneezingand coughing. That is what my son gets when he comes in direct contact with raw eggs. …and that is s why we always have an anti histamine in the house Allergic reactions to foods among children are  increasingly becoming more common. A food…

INTRODUCING YOUR BABY TO SOLIDS

Weaning is a really exciting time for both mother and baby. After 6 months your baby’s nutritional needs cannot be adequately catered for with just breast milk or formula. That is why a careful choice  of first foods is important Your little bubba at 6 months is  ready to be introduced to solid foods….gradually. Breast…

WHY READING FOOD LABELS COULD SAVE YOUR CHILD’S LIFE.

We all know what the Kenya Bureau of Standards does ,which is not ensuring  unsafe and harmful food substances do not get  to the consumer.Remember the illegal alcohol drinks laced with methanol that by passed all the stringent measures put in place by the standards body,yes that is how efficient we are. In 2007 there…

CLEANING UP MY PANTRY,ARE YOU?

Kenya is  seeing an unprecedented rise in the number of lifestyle diseases with everything from the number of cancer cases,diabetes and high blood pressure on the rse.Alot of it has been blamed on the way we have changed our eating habits and now have more processed foods in our diets than ever before. Unofficial estimates…

HOW AFFLUENCE AND POVERTY FUEL CANCER RISKS

Back in the days when nutrition was a relatively new area of specialization ,about 10 years ago,everyone thought a nutritionist belonged either in refugee camps,hardship areas or hospitals . Most of the Kenyan population still thinks so but a growing number of people are now realizing that a nutritionist is key towards achieving overall good…