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Ribolitta (Tuscan White Bean Soup)

Gut healthy white bean Tuscan soup   Ribolitta (Tuscan White Bean Soup) Ingredients 3 tablespoons of olive oil. 4-6 rashers chopped pancetta or bacon (optional) 2 large carrots, diced 2 medium onions, diced 3 stalks of celery, chopped 4 cloves of garlic roughly chopped 1 x 400 g can of diced tomatoes or 3-4 diced tomatoes, diced 1 large bunch of Kale (cavolo nero), chopped 6 cups [...]

Ribolitta (Tuscan White Bean Soup)2020-10-26T16:28:11+11:00

Diarrhoea – What you need to know

There are two types of diarrhoea: Acute and chronic Acute diarrhoea is generally from food poisoning or other infectious agent like a virus, bacteria or parasite. This sort of diarrhoea is self limiting. It's the body's way to get rid of something that it's not happy with. Most times, it’s best to let this diarrhoea run its course. Chronic diarrhoea is a common sign [...]

Diarrhoea – What you need to know2020-08-04T13:16:46+10:00

The ten things I learned on the Camino

The Camino de Santiago – also know as the way of St James. It is an ancient pilgrimage to the Santiago de Compostela in Spain.  The earliest recorded pilgrimage was in the 8th Century and by the 12 century it was very popular.  Today its popularity is  crazy, more than 200 000 people walk it every year. I walked the Camino St Frances which [...]

The ten things I learned on the Camino2020-08-04T13:42:10+10:00

Vitamins – Are you using them?

Vitamins Vitamins are essential organic compounds not being made by your body that are essential to life. They help normalise bodily functions.  There are  thirteen known vitamins in total. Food is the best source but due to our deficient soils we don't receive the quantities we once did. They help regulate metabolism and they help the chemical processes that release nutrients from the foods [...]

Vitamins – Are you using them?2020-08-04T13:41:30+10:00

Emulsifiers – Are they harming your gut?

Emulsifiers Emulsifiers make your ice cream smooth and silky and your chocolate bars bright, smooth and shiny. They help them stay on the shelf for longer and protect against mould growth. Getting the oil and water part of the ingredients to mix together for stablility is what they do best. One end of the emulsifier is water friendly and the other is fat friendly. [...]

Emulsifiers – Are they harming your gut?2020-08-04T13:47:44+10:00

8 Signs of an Unhealthy Gut

Do you have an unhealthy gut? Unless you have been living under a rock you have heard about gut health and how it impacts your daily life. I see people daily that haven't made the connection to their gut health. 1. Halitosis or bad breath This is more than bad breath. This is coming from the gut region not the mouth. No matter how [...]

8 Signs of an Unhealthy Gut2020-08-04T13:51:28+10:00

What your poo says about your health

Poo its something we all do but unless you are a 7 year old boy you rarely talk about it. It is a terrific indicator of what is happening with your health. Your number two is not only the left overs from the food we have eaten but much much more. You need to get it out of your body as its filled with [...]

What your poo says about your health2020-08-04T13:56:33+10:00

Bring Back the Fruit

Fruit, sweet, sour delectable. Oh, I could go on and on. Poor fruit has been demonised since the rise of Paleo and other diets. It has been labeled too high in sugar, too many calories, likely to give you diabetes, blah, blah, blah. Most Aussies don't manage to get the recommended two serves a day. I am sure other countries have this trend as [...]

Bring Back the Fruit2020-08-04T13:58:48+10:00

Bum Itchy? Could be worms

Threadworm-Enterobius vermicularis Threadworms are the most common helminth (worm) to infect humans. In fact humans are the only host this worm has for reproduction. We ingest their eggs. The eggs hatch in the stomach and upper gastrointestinal tract and the larvae become mature worms in the small intestines. We can become infected with these worms through various ways; They can be ingested through contaminated [...]

Bum Itchy? Could be worms2020-08-04T14:01:09+10:00

Self Care: Why you need it.

The definition of self care is: an activity you can do voluntarily which helps you maintain your mental, physical and emotional health. It can make you feel healthy, relaxed and ready to take on new responsibilities. Most of us see self care as a selfish pursuit. How can we care for others when we are not being fulfilled. Self care should not be seen [...]

Self Care: Why you need it.2020-08-04T14:05:43+10:00
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