The microbiome consists of approximately 100 trillion bacterial cells – ten times more than the human cells in the body. The highest concentration of bacteria is found in the gut. There is an increasing amount of research looking at gut health...
An incredible 70 million coffees are consumed in the UK every day and coffee is the world’s most popular drug. Many people “need” a coffee to start their day, but to gain the benefits from caffeine and avoid its negative effects...
In each of your cells there are 46 strands of DNA curled into chromosomes. At the tip of each chromosome is a very small cap known as a telomere- think of it as the plastic tip on the end of your shoelace...
It is important to eat a balanced diet – vegetables, fruit, good quality protein, and “healthy” fats such as olive oil and avocadoes. Also, drinking enough water to stay hydrated, an..
Ensuring you eat a balanced diet will provide your body with all the nutrients it needs for a healthy immune system. A balanced diet includes eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, wholegrain cereals (i..
A study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which determined that in some individuals, caffeinated coffee intake decreased the risk of heart attacks. But in others the sa..
I get asked a lot about methylation by clients and why it is so important.In short, methylation is a vital process for healthy DNA and epigenetic modification.
Having too little or too much methylat..
Our understanding of genes, has increased greatly since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. This project resulted in a mass of valuable data and information about one’s unique and pers..
It seems like every other week there’s a new diet out that promises zero effort and amazing results. Here at the What IF Plan we believe that there is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to you..
The way to know if IF is right for you is for you to listen to your body. If you think that IF is too challenging, or you have other reasons why you don’t want to attempt it, I advise that you ask you..
It’s no secret that Intermittent Fasting is great for weight loss (see our previous blog post A Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting). But there are lots of other benefits to fasting.
One of th..
Fasting is nothing new. In fact, it goes back thousands of years with both Plato and Hippocrates said to sing the praises of the health benefits. It’s also a common technique used by people of various..
Intermittent Fasting is not only scientifically proven for effective weight loss and fat burning, it also has some amazing health benefits.
Less risk of canc..