Can supplements help you heal your gut? Absolutely! But, supplements ALONE can not help you heal your gut. According to an article, " If you’ve been diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome, supplements may help restore intestinal barrier function." Last week I had a lovely lady called Louise book in for a FREE 15-minute call and she said to me that she had been taking heaps of supplements for [...]
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Have you experienced any of these symptoms? Are they the only symptoms? Chances are, you might have or know someone who might have experienced these symptoms. By now, you would have already thought about “candida” or what is commonly called a yeast infection. What is Candida? Candida is a genus of yeasts (20 species) and is the most common cause of fungal infections worldwide. The most common is [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]