Archive for March 2017

Are Organic Foods Superior?

  Are Organic Foods Superior? The debate comparing organic food to conventionally grown foods is under constant speculation.  I frequently read and hear in the mainstream news that there is no proof to suggest that organically grown foods are in any way superior to their conventionally grown counterparts. So, I decided I would actually take a look at the research for myself and make my own conclusions.  I wanted to look at independent, third party research, not sponsored research programmes that held any bias.  This is what I found. Increased Levels of Antioxidants In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition reviewed 343 studies on the compositional difference between organic and conventional crops.  The findings showed that the organic crops provided additional antioxidant equivalent to eating between 1-2 extra portions of fruit and vegetables per day. Antioxidants are substances that prevent cell damage caused by oxidation in the body. When […]

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Health Benefits of Vitamin B6

  Health Benefits of Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 is also known as Pyridoxine.  This vitamin is especially important for women since it’s been shown to be involved in hormone and water balance. Pyridoxine is stable in acids, somewhat less stable in alkaline, but easily destroyed in ultraviolet light (sunlight), and depleted with cooking and improper food storage. What Affects Absorption? Absorption takes place in the small intestine, but if you are fasting or on a food reduced diet, then it is highly likely that you will be deficient as the excess is usually excreted in the urine within 8 hours.   A little is retained within the muscles, however, being a water soluble vitamin, most will be lost. Since this vitamin is lost through cooking and the refining process, it can be difficult to obtain sufficient amounts, especially if we are eating a processed diet. Sources: Although widely available within nature, not many foods have very high amounts.  […]

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About Michelle

Michelle Firrisi is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist. She lived most of her life in the Island of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, UK.

She now lives in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Michelle also holds an Honours Degree in Bachelor of Science Podiatric Medicine and practices Reiki, Massage and Shamanism. Her main speciality is in the areas of Addiction, Anxiety, Depression and reversing Mood Disorders with targeted Amino Acid Therapy & Nutrition.

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