Why we get fat and what to do about it

Why we get fat and what to do about it

I’m fascinated by Gary Taubes’ book “Why we get fat and what to do about it”. The thrust of his work is that overweight and obesity have nothing to do with over-eating and lack of exercise. Rather, that they are side effects of fatness! Let me...
Why should I eat raw food?

Why should I eat raw food?

Enzymes are your body’s ‘language’.  In effect, they tell the body what to do, when and how. So it’s very important that we have enough of them.  When our diets are high in cooked and processed foods, these foods don’t provide very many enzymes. Therefore the body...
What’s wrong with processed food?

What’s wrong with processed food?

Mainstream opinion has given us the impression that processed foods in ‘moderation’ are an acceptable part of one’s diet and that no real harm will come of it.  However, to perform its huge array of internal functions, the body requires certain high-quality nutrients...
What’s in your lunchbox?

What’s in your lunchbox?

The dog’s barking; you haven’t quite finished dressing for that all-important morning meeting; your youngest has lost his toothbrush down the toilet and you still haven’t packed their (never mind healthy) lunchbox for school – nevermind your own! Aargh! Sound...
Feeding the four-legged beasts

Feeding the four-legged beasts

At The Happy Body, we’re very passionate about helping people choose healthy, life-supporting foods.  It was therefore a natural progression for us to look at the diet we were feeding our dogs (we don’t have cats, but the same would apply to them, just in...
Feeding the two-legged beasts

Feeding the two-legged beasts

For all the conveniences our modern world has to offer, it poses some very really threats to your children.  These threats come in the shape of chronic lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity, allergies, ADHD, learning disabilities, cancer and asthma, to name a...