Vegan vs. Doctor - My 3 lessons learnt from 2 days of testing

Over the weekend, I was invited to speak at Thanyapura. Nikki (the clinic and operations manager) was my wonderful host for my stay there. In the 3 days that I was in the resort, she scheduled a whole host of treatments for me to trial (you are a star Nikki!) and some health testing at their integrative medical centre. I was actually pleasantly surprised with my results.

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3 tips for transitioning to a plant-based diet

There’s no doubt that embracing a whole foods plant-based diet can be life-changing for your health, but making the transition can be overwhelming or confusing if you’ve never ventured into this new territory. I asked top experts to provide advice for those looking to transition to a whole foods, plant-based diet, and I couldn’t be more impressed with the responses I received.

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My (mental) health routine

I once heard Osher Gunsberg (an Australian TV personality and podcast host) talk about dealing with his chronic anxiety. He said something like: "I take care of my mental health as well as an Olympic athlete takes care of his training." That has always stayed with me and lately, I found this statement very helpful.

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Plants...But where do you get your protein?

The eternal question isn't it?

When anyone decides to look at a plant-based diet as an alternative, this is the first question that springs to mind. Being in the fitness industry, witnessing the rise of 'paleo' and the existence of the high protein/low carb (or Atkins) perspective, we believe that more so than ever before, there is an overemphasis on this one macronutrient.

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The 'secret' to sustainable fat loss.

If you look around the shops, internet and on magazines, bold marketing campaigns for the best and quickest way to get lean. Thermogenic supplements, pharmaceuticals, weight loss centres, diets, expedited fat loss/transformation programs and even television shows (eg: The Biggest Loser) that further accentuate this quick fix mentality. Question is how sustainable are these 'transformations'?

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