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 [...]
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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 [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Why do you need healthy food swap ideas? Even with the best laid plans, the silly season often means lots of social gatherings, last minute “quick and dirty” meals out, and a bit of over indulgence. Slipping up on your food choices just once or twice, can undo weeks or months of hard work. Food intolerance, such as gluten and dairy, need to be [...]
What your thyroid does Your thyroid is an important part of your endocrine system. It is made up of glands that produce, store and release hormones into your blood stream, so they can reach every cell of our body. Some of the things these hormones do: regulate your metabolism how you process the food you eat how you breathe your body temperature cholesterol levels [...]
Farting is generally a topic for seven year old boys. I know for a lot us this is a sensitive topic. We pretend we aren’t doing it and that other people are like walking wind machines. Did you know that farting is a natural part of the digestive process? Farting indicates a sign of healthy gut bacteria. Farts are a mix of swallowed air [...]