The 5 biggest mistakes people make when it comes to fixing their gut health

1.  Not following a consistent treatment plan I get it, you have been feeling bad and you’ve been researching gut health on the internet. You are following lots of gurus and are in lots of gut health groups on Facebook. This can be both good and bad. In groups people tend to talk about what worked for them. So you start moving from one [...]

The 5 biggest mistakes people make when it comes to fixing their gut health2020-08-04T12:56:21+10:00

Probiotics – All you need to know

What are they even? Probiotics are living micro organisms that have intended health benefits for us when we consume them. They have been isolated from dairy products, some from fermenting fruits and plant and some from human faeces. The most common bacteria in probiotics are lactobacillus and bifidobacteria however there is also a very popular yeast Sacchromyces Boullardii or SB for short. Products that [...]

Probiotics – All you need to know2020-08-04T12:56:57+10:00

Tummy Troubles? What to do starting from scratch

Tummy troubles You have been having some tummy troubles.  Your bowel is not working how it was, you may have constipation or diarrhoea or a mixture of both.  You may have been told you have IBS and you’ll just have to live with that. Some other symptoms you may have are reflux or heartburn, your burping all the time or you have a pain [...]

Tummy Troubles? What to do starting from scratch2020-08-04T12:57:24+10:00

Bloated?

Now that Christmas is over I guess you are wondering if your bloating is from overeating or that there is something else going on. There are many factors that can cause us to be bloated . The trick is to find which one it is. This can be where the real challenge is. Some of the factors that cause us to be bloated are: [...]

Bloated?2020-08-04T13:00:46+10:00

Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

This is one of my go to recipes in the winter. It is reasonably quick to make and it has lots of prebiotics in it which means it is always a winner with me. Let me know if you like it as much as I do. 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 small eggplant, peeled and cut into cubes 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and [...]

Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry2020-08-04T13:04:46+10:00

How seeing a digestive naturopath has improved my quality of life.

"What seems like many moons ago now, I was lucky enough to go on the trip of a lifetime. Six weeks travelling around Europe. Overall, it was an incredible experience. Unfortunately, very early on in the trip, my parents and I got a very bad bout of food poisoning in Athens, Greece. After a few very long days, we felt better and continued enjoying [...]

How seeing a digestive naturopath has improved my quality of life.2020-07-31T19:46:40+10:00

Diverticulitis – the disease of the Modern Western World.

Diver, tickle, what? Diverticulitis is one of the conditions under the umbrella term of ‘diverticular disease’. Diverticulitis is a progression of  diverticulosis. A person who has diverticulosis may not even know that they have it; diverticulosis occurs when the lining of the large intestine herniates, ballooning out, and forms little out pouches or ‘pockets’.  This condition on its own may not be a concern [...]

Diverticulitis – the disease of the Modern Western World.2020-07-31T23:10:45+10:00

Exercise and Gut Health

Exercise and the good gut link. Exercise why you need it besides the usual benefits of lowering your blood pressure, reducing the rate of diabetes Type 2, or trimming down the excess weight; instead looking at the role of exercise on your gut health.  I’ve touched on how exercise can increase the production of butyrate producing bacteria, which can have a positive effect on [...]

Exercise and Gut Health2020-07-31T19:47:56+10:00

Do you have Hashimoto’s Disease?

Hashimoto’s Hashimoto’s or “Under-active Thyroid”, is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune condition. The body’s immune cells attack its own thyroid. This causes inflammation and destruction of the thyroid. This leads to decreased ability to make thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. Current theories suggest that it can be triggered or “switched on”. These triggers include; bacterial or viral infection, genetic mutation, and the impact of aging [...]

Do you have Hashimoto’s Disease?2020-07-31T23:11:54+10:00

Homemade Ginger Ale

So Boxing Day has rolled around. Despite the best of efforts, you’re feeling a little worse for wear. Perhaps it was one too many glasses of bubbly yesterday, or maybe that extra piece of pie with cream pushed you over the edge. We’re all only human. For some of us, Boxing Day is the chance to roll around the house, or maybe chill at [...]

Homemade Ginger Ale2020-07-31T23:13:49+10:00
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