Nutrition

Gut health, microbiome, prebiotics, and probiotics.

How your health is linked to your gut bacteria? The biggest, complex, diverse and most important microbial habitat is our gut! It fights off infections, strengthens our immune system, signals cells, regulates our metabolism, how much energy we burn or how much fat we store. Some scientists even believe that diseases like colon cancer, diabetes…

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Our Gut Health briefly explained

This week in my Human Nutrition course at university, we are tackling the digestive system’s mechanisms in digestion, absorption and metabolism; as well as the gastrointestinal microbiome, prebiotics and probiotics. One of the course’s recommended content is this video, the Invisible Universe of the Human Microbiome. A very charming animation explaining our gut microbiome. That…

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Cacao, food of the Gods

I love chocolate, but when organizations like Harvard Health Publishing discusses the health benefits (like improved memory) with chocolate consumption, then I am sure you will find more reasons to love Philippine-made chocolate in this article about JN CACAO.

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Portions Please

Last night’s dinner was Shabu-Shabu. We used an induction hob to heat the cast iron sukiyaki pot as we boiled chinese cabbage, negi onions, an assortment of mushroom, tofu and sliced pork meats. After they have come to a boil, we pick up with chopsticks and dip into our sauce bowls and dine. This Japanese…

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About Me

The name is Raine, and I was an athlete turned print-ad and fashion model, and now coaching health, fitness and wellness. I love writing about my fascination with food, sharing sound advice based on science and experiences and enjoying a meaningful, organised life!

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